No, you guys have me wrong. I don't think a coach is a dick if he jumps on a recruit considering me. I just persoanlly don't do it to another coach at D3. D2 and D1, yes, but not D3. Just my own personal ethics. I figure if a recuit is high on my list I will jump on him early. If he ends up considering someone else first, I move on. There are way too many good recruits at D3 and not as many human coaches to compete with. To me it isn't worth wasting my money and another coach's money. 7 years ago when I started I would get mad if a coach jumped me. I still don't like it because I don't think it is necessary, but it's part of the game and I accept that. And I accept that everyone plays a little different. I'm good with that.
My point was: I'm much more laid back now and it takes a lot for another coach to get me mad. But we are all different and the SM mentioned hits coaches different ways and upsets some more than others. That is because there are HD rules, general ethics that almost all of us play by, and personal ethics like me not jumping a recruit considering another team. I am certainly not saying that others shouldn't do it. I just don't. I only mentioned it as an example. The SM that was sent wasn't collusion, but it was in bad taste. But it really wouldn't bother me in the least. But I understand how it would bother others.