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Free Jurkin!

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  1. Free Jurkin!

    2019 General Recruiting Thread

    I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think it's that straightforward. It certainly seemed like LSU wanted to fire Will Wade, and I'm guessing the relationship between Wade and the AD is pretty awkward. They're going to need to have clear proof to show that Wade was cheating. Yes, we all know that the statements on the wiretap obviously indicate that Wade was cheating, but unless they can actually prove that money was delivered, it's probably not enough to hold up in court.
  2. Free Jurkin!

    2019 General Recruiting Thread

    Right, but the NCAA so far somehow has not actually implicated anybody for cheating yet. So even though there's clearly evidence that Wade was cheating, he would file for wrongful termination, and then either get some sort of settlement, or it would drag on forever, which LSU obviously wants to avoid. Even Pitino, who had 2 huge scandals in 3 years, took UL to court.
  3. Free Jurkin!

    2019 General Recruiting Thread

    Yeah. I don't blame the schools for not firing them because they'll be liable to pay huge buyouts. If the NCAA isn't going to enforce anything, schools can't really take matters into their own hands
  4. What does "still has some Dayton in him" mean? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    (2020) PG Ethan Morton to Purdue

    They're both white and 6'4". That's about where the comparison ends Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Recruiting.

    You're right. I had forgotten about Carton. He committed so long ago that it slipped my mind, but yeah that was definitely another miss. Obviously it would have been nice to hit on everybody we prioritized, but I still don't think the recruiting is in bad shape. We will see how things are once the 2020 guys start committing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Recruiting.

    Coming into the season, it seemed like Archie's focus was on TJD, Brooks, and Franklin/Newman. He hit on 2 out of 3. So he had 1 pretty important failure this year, but that's not out of the ordinary. The previous class was pretty much all success. He's scuffling to try to find the Brooks replacement, but he's also not settling. He could easily fill that spot, but he's proving that he's not going to spend a 4 year scholarship on somebody that he doesn't think is going to be an impact player
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    Recruiting.

    I'm pretty sure Spellman was a burger boy too. Either way he was a 5*. The other guys were all top 80. Their recruiting before may have been just as good, but either way, they're recruiting elite talents. I guess they're recruiting guys that fit their system, but their system is built on top recruits. It's a lot easier to build a system when it's filled with good players Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Recruiting.

    I've seen so many people reference the Villanova model, as if they just load up on good team guys who Wright coaches up and develops over time. That's not the case. Following the Villanova model means elite recruiting. It's not a coincidence that they've become a national power at the same time that their recruiting took a big step forward. They get multiple top 100s every year and have had multiple McD AAs recently Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. That's exactly it. Archie knows he has job security and so obviously doesn't care enough to work hard... That's how college coaches are wired. Also, what does "recruiting with a sense of urgency" look like?
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    (2020) PG Ethan Morton to Purdue

    The loss of recruiting momentum seems really overblown to me. Brooks is the only one I consider a real miss. Archie was planning to fill one spot, and the plan was for that to be Brooks. But losing a guy to Kentucky is not a sign that our recruiting is suffering. It would have been bad if we lost him to MSU, but Kentucky is an elite recruiting destination. We were in on Harris and Quinones, but those were guys Archie got in on late in the game. Yes, we finished second on Harris, but I'm not sure he was ever really very interested. We weren't high on his list the first time around. It sucks to feel like we were close and missed, and Archie had to go after those guys because there was a small chance to get really good players, but missing out on what was effectively a hail mary should not be a surprise. Of course Archie needs to get some good recruits for 2020, but there's still plenty of time. Sure it would be great to have a couple guys locked up, but it's not a big deal that we don't. If we're still sitting here with no recruiting movement in November, then there's reason to be worried.
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    (2020) PG Ethan Morton to Purdue

    If a guy scheduled a visit, and then doesn't take it, I would assume that something drastic had to have happened. If he was interested enough to have scheduled a visit a couple weeks ago, what could have changed in the last 2 weeks? There's a lot of talk about recruiting momentum slowing down, and maybe that's true, but he planned his visit after our disappointing season. This is not a case where he was interested and decided to back off because he looked at this season and thought we were in disarray. There would seem to be 2 options. 1.) Archie's in home visit was disastrous, and so his feelings toward IU are changed and he now has no interest in IU; or 2.) IU has decided that they're prioritizing other guys over Morton. Either are plausible, but I would say it's more likely that Archie considers Galloway and Leal higher priorities than that he blew up what had been a good relationship. By all accounts, Morton is a good player, and so him choosing Purdue is annoying because I'd rather them only get lousy players... But the idea that priorities have changed is completely reasonable. We've been watching other PGs recently, and so some of them also may have passed Morton in Archie's mind. People on this board just freak out way too much with little to no information. Losing Brooks was frustrating because Archie clearly wanted him, so he lost in that battle. We don't even know if Morton was still a priority. It's entirely possible that Archie lost a recruiting battle on Morton too, but acting like this is a definite sign of IU decline is a bit much.
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    (2020) PG Ethan Morton to Purdue

    Wasn't Morton originally supposed to be visiting IU in the next few days? If he's making the decision now instead of visiting IU, that would lead me to believe that IU has cooled on him, or prioritized Leal and Galloway. Let's see what those guys decide before completely losing our minds.
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  15. Looking like Hampton is trending to Kansas, which is not great for us Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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