Posted by nelsonba25 on 3/17/2011 10:53:00 AM (view original):
If I were actually continuing on in this world, I probably would have scouted Galvan early. But, since I'm not, I didn't scout any players and only tried signing high-rated guys for the next coach. Which worked out well, because I had 50k or so left and 2 open scholarships. mcbethbr contacted me about the potential and I told him I wasn't going after the guy.
Then, once signings went through and all my guys signed, I had that 50k...so I decided to go after Galvan. Which was the wrong move. I shouldn't have changed my mind and gone after him and I apologize to potter444 for that. I probably should have just sat on the 50k and let it go to waste. But I didn't and received the warning from WIS for a fairplay guidelines infraction, which I agree with.
Notre Dame will be opening up after this season. Maybe potter444 will end up as the coach of the Irish and get to coach Galvan anyway. Regardless, I made the wrong decision going after the guy (though the statement that I scout the area deeply was false in this cycle) and should have probably just sat on the 50k. But what's done is done.
Quote post by mcbethbr on 3/17/2011 8:10:00 AM:
Glad to see I got under your skin potter. I think the story is pretty clear from my sitemails. Galvan's blocking of 75 ruled him out of a lot of elite searches which is why I had him green for so long. Once you started on him I wasn't shy about sharing his potential. Why should I care who signs the recruit? Maybe because I'm not fond of coaches jumping on a green recruit and I don't care how far that recruit is from my campus. At that point I was glad to see anyone sign the recruit except you. I would have sent the same message to the rest of the Big Ten until I found s/o who was interested and had the cash left.