Who ever the coach is that flipped his commit should have a statue erected in his honor at Tech. Sam is from NI. I have spent time in NI, Lafayette and Ruston. If you can convince some one with an opportunity to spend 2 years in either Lafayette or Ruston to choose Ruston that is as significant as mosses parting the sea. They couldn't have brought him to the actual Ruston la. No way that's possible.
I'm signing in the rain
Just signing in the rain
What a glorious feelin'
I'm happy again
I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love
Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I've a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Signin' in the rain
"Just about everybody I knew ---as well as a lot of people I didn't know---wanted me to go to LSU. I didn't know how to tell them I didn't feel comfortable in Baton Rouge, so I purposely flunked the entrance exam. I never much liked people who make excuses for their failures. I am not claiming I could have passed that exam easily if I had wanted to go to LSU. I'll never know if I could have passed it; I know I didn't study for it, I didn't care about it, and I definitely didn't want to go to LSU. And I definitely didn't pass the test."
He talks about his lack of self confidence and for an 18 year old kid, that pressure of "why don't you go to LSU" had to be pretty tough to deal with. Instead of just saying, "I don't want to. I don't like LSU" he threw the entrance exam to avoid the question. Knowing TB's presence today, and all that he achieved in the NFL, it's hard to believe these are the same person...but hey, we each come into our own in time, I guess.
I recall that exam clearly. It was presented as something you needed to take to get to LSU, but it was also needed at all other schools. The exam just determined if you needed remedial courses. I passed up the exam because I knew I was heading to USL, but you had to take it early to register at LSU. When I got here I was funneled into Hamilton Hall and given the exam along with about two hundred other procrastinators. So in the end I saved a fun filled weekend by not taking the entrance exam only to take it once I got here. I found out I needed no remedial courses on my first day at UL.
By the way my comments about Bradshaw was based on his tv statements. Your book comments filled the gaps.
Not sure we should be cracking on Latex until we are where we should be and beating them in football regularly. Present guy aint gonna cut it. Alden, do your thing.
Nijeel Meeking flipped from Ragin Cajuns to TCU
Guess he wasn't good enough to play for Tech.
Hud may be gone without a winning year. In fact it is likely that occurs under that scenario. However basketball is close to their fourth straight winning season (even when only D1 games are included) and they don't have the off court issues like football has. I won't argue for a second they underachieved the last two years as I believe they did. This year, they may be overachieving just a little. New AD will be on board April 1. He will give both coaches one year before making any decisions regardless of what some would like. If basketball does not do better than a finish in the middle of the pack next year with some highly regarded transfers coming on board, the new AD may decide to go in a different direction. It will not happen in April however no matter how this season ends.