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    Quote Originally Posted by charliek View Post
    Didn't we have a regular poster here once who fit this description? Trying to remember his name. At some point he fell off the Cajun bandwagon though.
    There were others that just complained via email. You see if a kid wants to play football and he has a shot at D2 or D3, then whom am I to tell tell him that he is not good enough? At some point the parents have to support their kid's dream even after not getting offers from FBS or FCS progams and pursue those opportunities at D2 or D3 programs. But a number of parents get angry at you because you tell them he may have a shot at D2 or D3 and shut you down. I've been accused of lying because a UL coach told a parent his son had a shot at scholarship and ended up getting offered a PWO. He ask if I thought his son had a chance and I said yes, if not why would the coach offer? Well the PWO wasn't good enough and he ended up signing with McNeese where he never started a game. Apparently some parents don't believe in their kids enough to let them figure it out themselves or play somewhere else besides their dream program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliek View Post
    Didn't we have a regular poster here once who fit this description? Trying to remember his name. At some point he fell off the Cajun bandwagon though.
    Nicely done.

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    This decommit culture is a parenting fail. My kid will know, once you commit, your word is bond. Parents and these kids think if I can get an offer and something better comes along I'll just walk away from my word. It's an integrity issue thats ruined the process. I now admire how Dabo Swiney does it. Once a kid commits to Clemson hes commited. If that kid entertains another offer or takes another visit, Clemson will consider the kid as decomitted and drop his offer. Very clear and transparent process


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    I understand where the kid is coming from but I also don't agree with making a commitment until you are ready to shut down recruitment. Enjoy the process but don't tell coaches you are committed if you are not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutch0364 View Post
    I understand where the kid is coming from but I also don't agree with making a commitment until you are ready to shut down recruitment. Enjoy the process but don't tell coaches you are committed if you are not.
    What was worse, he gave the same "respect my decision" speech 8 days earlier about committing to us. That's what is comical, he didn't respect his own decision.

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    So no more verbal commitments today? I saw all the activity on this thread and thought something big was happening. Oh well. I have to have to admit, MAT getting multiple job offers was really a surprising development. Congrats MAT on a big company giving you a big raise!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    So no more verbal commitments today? I saw all the activity on this thread and thought something big was happening. Oh well. I have to have to admit, MAT getting multiple job offers was really a surprising development. Congrats MAT on a big company giving you a big raise!!!
    Haters gunna hate.

    Btw, the analogy was for people that possess basic reasoning skills. Didn't expect you to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    So no more verbal commitments today? I saw all the activity on this thread and thought something big was happening. Oh well. I have to have to admit, MAT getting multiple job offers was really a surprising development. Congrats MAT on a big company giving you a big raise!!!
    You reached the age of.......cranky ole' guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Policarp View Post
    You reached the age of.......cranky ole' guy.
    Get off my lawn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Haters gunna hate.

    Btw, the analogy was for people that possess basic reasoning skills. Didn't expect you to get it.
    Such hostility. A simple thank you would suffice. As for my reasoning, I thought the analogy you presented was good. But I think you should have pushed the other company for their offer before committing. It's OK, not everyone handles every situation perfectly. Maybe we should set up a new thread on how to accept/turn down job offers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin4U View Post
    Nicely done.
    Yeah, pretty slick.

    I'm expecting the thread will soon be flooded with counterpoints.

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    Anyone have a current list of known commitments?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Policarp View Post
    You reached the age of.......cranky ole' guy.
    5 months away. And sorry if I come across as cranky. I can promise you I am laughing the entire time I am reading these threads. I find these "exchanges" incredibly entertaining.

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    Cajun T you are so spot on. Parents try to live their dreams through the kids. I own a few College Prep Football programs in Louisiana it is the same way without the big spot light. It's D1 or nothing else matters. D2,D3 & NAIA programs get look as a downgrade because it's not a UL,FSU,USC, Texas for ex. D1=NFL for them. I always tell student athlete's our goal is to help you fulfill your dreams & we can't promise scholarships but we will work hard to get you somewhere. Some parents do tell kids to wait for a "bigger offer" but when the big schools don't come then they will start blaming others


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spydaman70507 View Post
    Cajun T you are so spot on. Parents try to live their dreams through the kids. I own a few College Prep Football programs in Louisiana it is the same way without the big spot light. It's D1 or nothing else matters. D2,D3 & NAIA programs get look as a downgrade because it's not a UL,FSU,USC, Texas for ex. D1=NFL for them. I always tell student athlete's our goal is to help you fulfill your dreams & we can't promise scholarships but we will work hard to get you somewhere. Some parents do tell kids to wait for a "bigger offer" but when the big schools don't come then they will start blaming others
    I will say it again coach, a chance to play college football and earn a degree is blessing! Less than 5% of high school football players ever get that chance to play at any level and earn a degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    I will say it again coach, a chance to play college football and earn a degree is blessing! Less than 5% of high school football players ever get that chance to play at any level and earn a degree.
    A lot of these kids do not have anyone in their family with a college degree. Getting a free college education is a tremendous gift and can be a life changing event. Anything else is lagniappe.

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    That's right. I woukd give an arm and a leg to not have to pay student loans back and have a platform such as playing college level football. Employers look for former athletes.


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    Brandon Gannon, STM. Not sure if it's via scholly or PWO.


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    Coach Napier has a 5 year contract.

    Will he be expected to fulfill his "commitment" to Louisiana?

    Say we're in the Fall of 2019, and Coach Napier has put together 9-4 and 10-3 seasons, in addition to getting a number of 3 star and a few 4 star recruits to commit early. Kids who came here because of Coach.

    Coach Napier leaves for Tennessee.

    Will we still hold those kids who made "commitments" to Louisiana to their word?


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