Posted by grissom97 on 8/25/2013 7:32:00 PM (view original):
After a player lists both teams as schools he's interested in I don't see the problem unless there is collusion going on. If I was the coach with the C prest I would then find out about the number of open schollies, depth at that position and decide if I could win a battle against a higher prest school. While it was a douchy way to do it, it still might have actually helped wake up the C prest coach to realize he needed to pass before wasting more recruiting dollars.
agree with tianyi's post above. also, this is wrong - just because a player lists both schools doesnt mean he will list both schools for the rest of recruiting. say we are in a battle... i knock you off. now, people have no idea, unless they caught that first cycle or whatever, that you spent any money, and that i had to spend a lot of money. based on the CC post, now they know both - which is a big difference.
a big part of the "say nothing" argument is how different people see these things, especially early in their thinking about this issue vs late. i think most veterans of this issue would see the fact that the guys shows on both teams at one point does not make it meaningless to post about it, later in recruiting (and often at the time of post) this gives people info about what THE OTHER COACH is doing/has done, which is generally accepted as being a problem, even by people advocating for this.
for the proponents of open communication, think about how hard and messy it is to get ALL the users on the same page with respect to this stuff. its absolutely not trivial to decide what is OK and what is not, even the longest time coaches who have participated in this argument a dozen times in the past, are sitting here unable to decide if a single statement is OK or not. kmason, your brief little statement makes it sound simple, but the devil is in the details. i bet if you make 5-10 substantially different comments you tihnk are OK for coaches to make, there would be a good deal of disagreement - but i could be wrong - would be interested to hear them if you are up for the challenge! have to make real comments though, no "good luck" and "have fun"s =)
8/26/2013 10:14 AM (edited)