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James, have you heard anything about why he was dismissed? Stoops has given plenty of players second chances and I dont recall to many offer pulls strictly based on being in trouble. He may need to grow up but he is super talented and should be given a second chance IMO.
Guess we'll find out about the results of the coaches' fact-finding mission by implication. Pull the scholarship...it was really bad....keep scholarship extended...it wasn't good but a second-chance is in order.
Very tough decision for Gundy and Stoops, they just finished cleaning house.
This may put Mixon and the X-Man from Texas in the drivers seat for the last RB spot.
I may have missed info on our approach to regional recruiting where sn assistant recruits sn area. Can you explain it again please?
Just how much of a relationship is a recruiter supposed to build with a player not in his position field? Or does he just do leg work and turn the players over to the position coach who will likely coach the player? It seems I read quotes where a player talks about his developing relationship with a regional coach. I imagine that relationship isn't carried through signing day, but I'm not sure.
I don't think these decisions are nearly as tough as you might think. First, you have to find out what happened. That is imperative. Once you get the facts, the decision can easily be made. Is the kid a bad apple or is this just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time? If the latter is the situation, you recruit the kid but let him know that he is on a short leash. Obviously, if the former is the case and your team leadership is not strong, you let him go. But if the kid was wrong, is remorseful and team leadership is strong, give him a second chance. Again, his leash would be short.
You need thirty-five players (22 starters and 11 good backups plus two kickers) out of the 85 scholarshipped players. Taking a chance on a kid does not always work out and the coach is always open to criticism. But if a coach is worried about criticism, he should not be in the business. And, boy, when you take a problem child and help to turn him into a standup man, you have really become a winner in the game of life.
This was a tweet fro Nate today
"I screwed up. But that doesnt change the player I am or the person i've put myself out there to be. I just need another chance to prove it."
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