I guess my only problem is that the list is too liberal. Unless there are things most of us are not privy to, I wouldn't include several of those guys. As others have said, some kids simply choose somewhere else. I usually reserve the MBC title for the ones who are sketchy about their recruitment (i.e. teasing/jerking Texas around), unethical, switching commitments, or just generally bad mouthing Texas during or after recruitment. I'll give examples, IMO.
Sketchy: (possible) McFarland - One of the weirdest situations I've ever seen for a recruit that had his star dim drastically his senior year. We'll see if he pans out.
Unethical: Scott - Silent commit or not, I put him in this group. Much of the speculation was that there were unethical reasons ($) for his commitment.
Decommit: Perriloux - All time MBC poster boy, IMO.
Bad Mouthing: Bomar - "Mack Brown hugged me!" We'll also reserve a spot for McFarland in this category should he not pan out. That article in the Times was straight up libel.
So, there's my take. I'm sure there are many more as we are not privy to all the information. And though an interesting read, I have to agree with others that I'm not sure it necessitated a documented list. Sorry to be a party pooper.
Posted on 11/10 9:55 AM | IP: Logged
Since when is expressing a contrary opinion that is supported by facts "complaining" or "having your panties in a wad"? I thought football message boards were for discussing football. I wasn't aware that everyone had to agree on everything around here. Did I stumble upon the A&M board?
Posted on 11/10 10:08 AM | IP: Logged
Originally posted by Mack Tripper: Since when is expressing a contrary opinion that is supported by facts "complaining" or "having your panties in a wad"? I thought football message boards were for discussing football. I wasn't aware that everyone had to agree on everything around here. Did I stumble upon the A&M board?
You answered your own question. People weren't "discussing football." They were discussing some sort of ethical dilemma of this article, which is laughable. It is an internet recruting article. It's no different than when Ketch writes the "looking back at the class of 19XX" article and documents who was a huge bust. This one is just calling some of them out for being @ssclowns on top of being busts. Ryan Perriloux deserves every negative article that is written about him, and maybe more. He was an asshat that blatantly lied to grown men and respectable coaches that just wanted honest truth.
If you want to discuss weather the people in here are truly busts or not, great, but to debate the moral high grounds of major college football recruiting articles is a joke.