UGA Recruiting Daily 28-May-2016

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UGA Recruiting Daily 28-May-2016

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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.

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  1. 66DAWGnNC

    Just checking in for the day DD. Been on the road. Augusta Friday night; Macon for my neice’s wedding today and now in Dublin for the night. I expected to see at least 2 new commits lol

  2. PTCDawg

    Greg Poole  I agree with JaCoby Stevens…Richard LeCounte, William Poole III, JaCoby Stevens and Deangelo Gibbs WILL make “one of the best DB classes to ever be formed’!! Just do it!!

  3. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Greg Poole that’s good money, more than I’ll ever see. if he is smart with it he will have it for the rest of his life

  4. Greg Poole

    Jay212033  UGA is a consideration for him, I hear. I’m still very skeptical of NCAA voiding the LOIs, but maybe..

  5. ed603

    That’s great! Sunny here now, but more storms tonight. Lots of flooding from Texas east

  6. dawgmum

    Hobnailboot aka RobG converted 1981 I agree 100%. I hated to see Richt go, but I feel the Smart Era is going to be a great one.

  7. Greg Poole

    Hobnailboot aka RobG 
    NCAA will not consider “no Bowl” to be a hardship and schollies will not be pulled. Future schollies will be cut like they did with USCw and Penn State.

    Of course, cutting ‘ships is the same as imposing punishment on the future players who may have received. Some kids that would have gotten full rides will not have that opportunity, but the one’s that have them will not have them yanked.

  8. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Greg Poole Hobnailboot aka RobG While I agree a coach “leaving” isn’t grounds for release, not being able to play in bowl games, possibly having your scholly pulled because there aren’t enough to go around etc…would be. If I’m a kid and all of a sudden my chosen School is facing serious punishment from the NCAA that changes everything for me.

  9. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    converted 1981 I disliked the move when it first happened but looking back on the situation it was time, I think the attention to detail CKS has brought in is a big difference that I really like. I wish CMR luck until we play Miami. UGA very well may have hit the coach lottery with CKS, if he can coach half as good as he recruits the SEC better watch out!!

  10. converted 1981

    Ran into some UGA fans from Athens at EPCOT last night. She was still But hurt at letting CMR go. Come on people OPEN your eyes and See the differences Already. Yes CMR is a Great Man and at times Borderline Great Coach. His Fire for GEORGIA FOOTBALL was Gone. He was going through the motions and Not Fully buying in anymore. On the other hand CKS is the Fire that is Spreading All things GEORGIA right now and he is not just Football but ALL things GEORGIA.

  11. Greg Poole

    Hobnailboot aka RobG There is also a time issue. Lawyer up and NCAA could make you lose a season waiting to get your day in court. 
    The key for these players is whether NCAA is going to allow them to leave as part of a sort of pre-punishment for Baylor. NCAA is not going to want to set a precedent of releasing kids from LOIs because a coach is fired or leaves.

  12. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Greg Poole Hobnailboot aka RobG I think I would lawyer up and be sure I got a release, but I have a unique family situation that would allow me to lawyer up

  13. Greg Poole

    Hobnailboot aka RobG  Haven’t read the FSF piece but he has signed an LOI and that is the major hurdle. If he doesn’t get a release he has to sit and loses a year of eligibility.

  14. converted 1981

    Unless you were a “Rainbow Warrior”. That was an amazing display of “DD” that night.

  15. converted 1981

    Not without “Paying the Price”. Whatever it may be. Strange thing, usually when you “Freeze” something it has no smell but Olé Puss has had a Stench ever since he stepped on campus.

  16. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    1mandawgpack Hobnailboot aka RobG RobDawg I am on call this weekend, and I know as soon as I get out there and hook into one I’ll get a call and have to leave, I’ll just catch up on yard work today and if it stays quiet I may go for a little while in the morning

  17. ZippyMorocco

    1mandawgpack RobDawg 
    You don’t go from irrelevant to a top 5 class in one year.

  18. 1mandawgpack

    Hobnailboot aka RobG RobDawg  BTW, I’m surprised you’re not wetting a line this fine morning.

  19. 1mandawgpack

    RobDawg  It’s hard to imagine that this comes as a complete shock to anyone.  Where there is smoke, there’s fire, and it shouldn’t have taken this long to figure out that OM wasn’t recruiting to the level that it was simply because of the academics and/or what the football program had to offer.  In all seriousness, after the penalties that the NCAA handed down to our program for ridiculously petty matters (Gurley, Green, the OL who had steroids present in his system from an operation in high school, etc.), I’m going to be outraged if it accepts OM’s self-imposed penalties and doesn’t make the consequences of their actions much more severe.

  20. tckr83

    Especially love the week 11 pick.
    A 5-4 Auburn team puts it all together and destroys UGA 52-7… At least they were nice enough to let the Dawgs convert the extra point. Butt hurt Auburn writer…

  21. Greg Poole

    ZippyMorocco Yep. Death penalty would damage other Big12 school because of contact tie-ins. They will just make Baylor a bad team by reducing schollys

  22. Greg Poole

    She is getting close to her course of treatment at Emory. The last report I had was that the treatment seems to be working.

  23. ZippyMorocco

    There won’t be another death penaly, too much TV money involved. Probably lack of institutional control or failure to monitor.

  24. DawgLink

    Agreed. After Penn State beat them, I would think that the NCAA would have blood to spill

  25. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole I am somewhat worried about the hurting part.  He needs to be in Athens.

  26. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole Thanks for looking Greg, I reread the article and did not see it either.

  27. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole I imagine part of that would depend if the kid had any “aid” with his finances while enrolled.  Just sayin’.

  28. Greg Poole

    DawgDaddy I looked and didn’t see it. I think rookie contracts are pegged in a pretty tight range based on draft slot.

  29. Greg Poole

    Recruiting has changed:

    “Have you seen any blacked out Chevy Tahoes driving around Downtown Athens in the last few months? Those are likely driving recruits around the Classic City. Someone has to drive those vehicles, and UGA has hired a small army to handle “recruiting” tasks. That’s something AD Greg McGarity seemed slow to embrace not that long ago. “

  30. deltonadawg

    After the Penn St debacle I don’t see the ncaa going after them like they did PSU.

  31. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    deltonadawg I bet he stinks as a poker player…..not much of a bluffer LOL!!

  32. deltonadawg

    I bet Freeze regrets tell everyone to call if they know about a violation lol.

  33. Greg Poole

    DawgLink I don’t think so. This is similar to Penn State. No (or few) traditional violations are alledged.

  34. Greg Poole

    RobDawg  They will have to get a release from their LOI and if they have started classes, I’m guessing they are screwed.
    I saw where one of them is going to request a release. We’ll see how that plays out.

  35. RobDawg

    @Greg Poole will any of the commits to Old Miss be able to transfer in light of the breaking news? Or are they stuck?

  36. DawgLink

    When all is said and done, OM is going to get slapped by the NCAA. Too much fire to wrangle away from.