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Date Posted: Saturday, October 30, 09:48:19am
Author: Slim
Subject: ...and just to be clear, I think it's possible that not a single person in this story did anything "wrong." The coaches recruited and got a verbal from the kid (that's not binding, BTW), Mackall got the info, followed up with the current coach who seemed to confirm it (miscommunication), and the current coach went to the kid and said "I think you should be more patient before making a final decision." If you have, or have had, teenagers...they are prone to knee-jerk decisions. On the other hand...
In reply to: Slim 's message, "Yes, I know that, hence my emphasis on the word SECOND. Look, for all I know the guy is a scum as you describe, but I don't see anywhere where he said anything about them "not going through" him. If he is mentoring the kid (as a good coach should do) then I see nothing wrong with him saying, "son, there may be a school that's a better fit for you, maybe you should visit some other places just to be sure."" on Saturday, October 30, 09:40:49am

it's also possible that EVERYONE was wrong...the coaches manipulated the kid into a verbal, Mackall was overanxious for a scoop and manipulated quotes, and the current coach is a control freak who wants to ride this kid for a better position for himself as well.

Who knows...???

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  • Slim, that quote is in the blog that is linked above. It did strike me a bit funny too. No offense to the coach, but Duquesne is dealing with the player and his family, and that is how it should be. Unless we have violated some type of NCAA recruiting rule, which doesn not appear to be the case, then he is off base. And if he steers the kid away from DU because his ego is out of joint, that word will get around among the coaches too. What's important, all the way around: Do the right thing. (NT) -- El Duque (Spike Lee), Saturday, October 30, 09:50:30am


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