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(07-31-2016 04:16 PM)BlueRaider0x0 Wrote:  
(07-31-2016 02:08 PM)Thegoldstandard Wrote:  Have they shown the under the table payment to the kids yet? Or have they shown the kids having their class work done for them? That program is more corrupt than most sec schools.

There is one kid talking to a an FCS recruiter (Southeastern Louisiana I think). The recruiter says "What can we do to get you to come to us?" The kid says on camera "I want my number." The recruiter says "no problem what else?" The kid says "I can't say because there are cameras." The recruiter flat out said "I know what you're talking about and we follow all NCAA regulations and will not comply with that request by any means." I was floored.

It's a pretty intense and really interesting docu-series.

That was Southeastern LA. Me thinks that the coach WAS talking to the cameras when he did the "clean program" dance. I am not saying that SELA is dirty. I am saying that he oversold that line.

We talk about dirty P5 programs all the time. However, it was FCS schools, in my experience, who don't have gym bags full of P5 money to throw around who were known for their promises of WILD recruiting trips with lots of favors that are attractive to 19 year old boys. Just sayin'...
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You are probably correct. I guess I was floored because this kid just said it in front of the cameras.
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(07-31-2016 04:21 PM)BlueRaider0x0 Wrote:  
(07-31-2016 03:28 PM)born in the burg Wrote:  Look out for the scene with the starting quarterback trashing UAB. He calls the letters that they send him "a waste of trees."

That was John Franklin III who committed to Auburn. And he was the backup, who didn't do anything that season other than a first half show against one of the worst teams in the league. No matter the team offer I thought that was nasty and unappreciative of the opportunity. It's one thing to say in private, but in front of cameras was just tacky

I agree that it is tacky as hell. But that is the way that these kids think. They all believe that they are SEC material. They trash FCS, and to a slightly lesser extent, G5 schools. In this film, they talk about JUCO as where NOBODY WANTS to be. FCS and G5, for the most part, is where kids go when they don't get their first choice-type schools. That is the truth. But, don't feel bad. There are many, many "levels" within P5 in the minds of recruits.

That all being said, each school, FCS, G5, whatever, has to have something special to sell. Each school has to know what that is and sell it. When you get one of these less-than-bright athletes on-campus, and they haven't gotten glamorous offers, they will go where they feel WANTED and SPECIAL. That is the game. The best coaches know exactly how to play it.
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Scrub.
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(07-31-2016 05:49 PM)Smaug Wrote:  Scrub.

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(07-31-2016 05:55 PM)born in the burg Wrote:  
(07-31-2016 05:49 PM)Smaug Wrote:  Scrub.

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I too binge watched every episode this weekend and it's pretty obvious East Mississippi CC was committing academic fraud on camera quite a bit IMO. When Ollie was able to pass his classes by taking all the makeup exams in the academic counselor's office and then the English teacher saying she rounded up his grade so he would get an A....I could've misconstrued the comments but from how I understood it there's no realistic chance he properly got an A. Not to mention how much he didn't care/try the 3 weeks he sat out due to the construction.

On a sports side though, I went through the Mississippi JuCo football system personally and it's pretty much spot on as to how things happen with players placed there by a P5 program. One thing I didn't think it showed was the ones who were there that weren't initial D1 prospects who are there doing everything right in hopes of getting to play at the next level where it be FCS, D2 or D3.....but I realize the focus was on those who were originally a P5 superstar but were at EMCC as a "last chance" effort to qualify.
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(07-31-2016 07:12 PM)usm99 Wrote:  I too binge watched every episode this weekend and it's pretty obvious East Mississippi CC was committing academic fraud on camera quite a bit IMO. When Ollie was able to pass his classes by taking all the makeup exams in the academic counselor's office and then the English teacher saying she rounded up his grade so he would get an A....I could've misconstrued the comments but from how I understood it there's no realistic chance he properly got an A. Not to mention how much he didn't care/try the 3 weeks he sat out due to the construction.

On a sports side though, I went through the Mississippi JuCo football system personally and it's pretty much spot on as to how things happen with players placed there by a P5 program. One thing I didn't think it showed was the ones who were there that weren't initial D1 prospects who are there doing everything right in hopes of getting to play at the next level where it be FCS, D2 or D3.....but I realize the focus was on those who were originally a P5 superstar but were at EMCC as a "last chance" effort to qualify.

That's a pretty good point about how they glorified only playing in the SEC. One would think they would push that angle to grab the attention of the hardcore SEC fans or casual fan who don't have an allegiance to a G5 school. Also in fairness, I don't know if Ollie's grade was legit but they said he made an 89 overall in the course and the professor said she always rounds up. So 1 point more gave him an A
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curious why usm or mis state didnt offer the starting qb..
he was essentially ready to walk unto any fbs team that said they wanted him

he sat behind chad kelly last year who is viewed as arguably one of the best qbs in the nation last year for ole miss, and beat out jonh franklin who is easily winning the auburn competition this year despite just getting there...
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(07-31-2016 08:17 PM)pesik Wrote:  curious why usm or mis state didnt offer the starting qb..
he was essentially ready to walk unto any fbs team that said they wanted him

he sat behind chad kelly last year who is viewed as arguably one of the best qbs in the nation last year for ole miss, and beat out jonh franklin who is easily winning the auburn competition this year despite just getting there...

I wondered that too. I don't know much about the JUCO process but it sounded like the kid walked onto EMCC. Whereas Chad Kelly was 4 star recruit out of high school who committed to Clemson and Franklin was a 3 star who initially went to FSU. Perhaps the P5 programs still see those star rankings and have more film on the recruit to have a better gauge on what talent or potential is present.

Still, it's messed up the starting QB on that team was completely overlooked while the backup ended up at Auburn
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