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    Great read about Agents and College players

    I stumbled upon this, it is a great read about the reality of how agents get players



    Confessions of former NFL agent Josh Luchs - SI.com - Magazine


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    Re: Great read about Agents and College players

    Yea, I read that earlier today. Wow!



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    If half of what he says is true, I shouldn't believe any of it!

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryPanda View Post
    I stumbled upon this, it is a great read about the reality of how agents get players



    Confessions of former NFL agent Josh Luchs - SI.com - Magazine

    This guy admits that he will do whatever serves him best. The article is interesting, but I can't take it too seriously, particularly with the way he ends it. He won't come out of this looking like a good guy!



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    Re: Great read about Agents and College players

    Fascinating read. I wonder if this story will get legs considering all the names that are involved. It's a dirty game for sure.

    I think you are OK taking it seriously. A good number of the people he notes have confirmed his story. Like Canseco he may have some personal motives but the crux of his story is a true insider's look. Your whistleblowers in situations like this are usually never clean.



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    Re: Great read about Agents and College players

    Interesting read.



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    Re: Great read about Agents and College players

    Great read. This article will definitely have legs. The guy was interviewed on ESPN radio last night and it will be in SI.

    You know this is happening everywhere...everywhere there are pro prospects.

    I especially find the tie-in with Mel Kiper Jr. to be interesting. You would hope that most NFL teams would value their own scouting department's opinion over Kiper's but he could probably open some doors.

    I also found the connection with Hollywood/acting to be interesting. I've always wondered if there is some reason why ESPN hires some guys as analysts over others.

    The bottom line is that connections matter...even if you have to pay to make the connection and it is against the rules.



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    Re: Great read about Agents and College players

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    Great read. This article will definitely have legs. The guy was interviewed on ESPN radio last night and it will be in SI.

    You know this is happening everywhere...everywhere there are pro prospects.

    I especially find the tie-in with Mel Kiper Jr. to be interesting. You would hope that most NFL teams would value their own scouting department's opinion over Kiper's but he could probably open some doors.

    I also found the connection with Hollywood/acting to be interesting. I've always wondered if there is some reason why ESPN hires some guys as analysts over others.

    The bottom line is that connections matter...even if you have to pay to make the connection and it is against the rules.
    Just look at this past draft. Kiper had Clausen going 3rd overall and rated as the top QB and no other mock draft had him nearly that high. Clausen's agent is Gary Wichard, the same guy mentioned in this article as using Kiper to call his clients.



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    Re: If half of what he says is true, I shouldn't believe any of it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    This guy admits that he will do whatever serves him best. The article is interesting, but I can't take it too seriously, particularly with the way he ends it. He won't come out of this looking like a good guy!
    I got the impression at the end that he said he knew he wasn't going to come off as a "good guy". He said he did this primarily to tell his side of the story on the event that got him put on probation (the check he didn't return to his previous employer), and he thought to make people believe that he was telling the truth, he might as well tell the truth about everything else. Also, he wanted it so his daughters would find this story when they googled his name instead of all the stuff calling him a cheat and a "bad guy", which he admitted to being.

    The article also states that every name and school associated with this article isn't in danger of legal action because the statue of limitations is up. So I doubt we see much fall-out unless it sparks current agents/players/coaches to stop this dirty game.



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    Re: If half of what he says is true, I shouldn't believe any of it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones33 View Post
    I got the impression at the end that he said he knew he wasn't going to come off as a "good guy". He said he did this primarily to tell his side of the story on the event that got him put on probation (the check he didn't return to his previous employer), and he thought to make people believe that he was telling the truth, he might as well tell the truth about everything else. Also, he wanted it so his daughters would find this story when they googled his name instead of all the stuff calling him a cheat and a "bad guy", which he admitted to being.

    The article also states that every name and school associated with this article isn't in danger of legal action because the statue of limitations is up. So I doubt we see much fall-out unless it sparks current agents/players/coaches to stop this dirty game.
    Sad thing is, it will never stop. They will just get more sneaky, like he said. Using third parties etc. I'm sure it is happening in high school for some players.



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    Re: Great read about Agents and College players

    IIRC, there was an article discussing top 100 high school prospects by Kiper and turn out Kiper hasn't seen most of them.

    This article is also interesting
    Sports Inspired: Mel Kiper's worst NFL draft predictions?



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