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    Texas A@M has integrity. Would not pay

    Pay to get Patrick Patterson. I like how his father in this story says something like, "I kind of figured he would end up in the SEC". Gee I wonder why. Maybe there were $80,000 reasons.


    Willie Lyles asked Texas A&M for $80K to sign recruit Patrick Peterson - ESPN


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    Re: Texas A@M has integrity. Would not pay

    That would explain why then-Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione was selling injury info to boosters. He was only trying to raise money for better players.

    For those not familair with the story read the Newsletter section in this link:

    Dennis Franchione - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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    Re: Texas A@M has integrity. Would not pay

    Maybe Patrick was not worth $80k to them at that moment.


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    Re: Texas A@M has integrity. Would not pay

    Wasn't it Texas A&M that was looking to join the SEC a few months ago in the wake of possible conference realignment?



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    Re: Texas A@M has integrity. Would not pay

    Yes it was and this is why they were turned down. THey would not except paying 80k for an athlete. On the other hand the SEC has now offered Ohio State to join the conference and have named Jim Tressell Pre Season coach of the year.


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    Re: Texas A@M has integrity. Would not pay

    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    That would explain why then-Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione was selling injury info to boosters. He was only trying to raise money for better players.

    For those not familair with the story read the Newsletter section in this link:

    Dennis Franchione - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    A&M does not have a money problem, nor did they have one then. If they want to pay players, they certainly could. Franchione was an idiot who for some reason wanted to make a little on the side.

    Side note. Franchione's son Brad was the juco coach at Blinn College in Brenham, TX (about 45 miles south of College Station) from 2005 to 2010. This is the juco Cam Newton came through.


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    Re: Texas A@M has integrity. Would not pay

    I think the only teams you can claim are dirty in the Big 12 are the Oklahoma schools, and Baylor basketball.



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    Re: Texas A@M has integrity. Would not pay

    don't forget that ksu bb is helmed by a shady coach. Plus hoiberg is going to get a bad wrap if we mop up next year. He can't be THAT dreamy! ;)



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    Re: Texas A@M has integrity. Would not pay

    If they had integrity shouldn't they have reported it in 2007?
    Sounds to me like they were just haggling over the price?


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    Re: Texas A@M has integrity. Would not pay

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneAggie View Post
    A&M does not have a money problem, nor did they have one then. If they want to pay players, they certainly could. Franchione was an idiot who for some reason wanted to make a little on the side.

    Side note. Franchione's son Brad was the juco coach at Blinn College in Brenham, TX (about 45 miles south of College Station) from 2005 to 2010. This is the juco Cam Newton came through.
    They may not have a money problem, but they supposedly have a SPENDING problem. Aren't they the ones who are big in debt? Aren't they the ones who are threatening to leave if they don't get their $20M from the Forgotten Five? IMO A&M is a wanna-be UT with major inferiority issues.



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    Re: Texas A@M has integrity. Would not pay

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyforce View Post
    If they had integrity shouldn't they have reported it in 2007?
    THIS!! Why is it that all of these stories typically come out after 5 years have gone by? If the program and college football wasn't dirty in general than it would get reported immediately, however nearly every program getting big recruits is doing something to garner their attention and push them to attend their school...

    The difficult part to discern is who asked for the money and who kept the money... In this case it could have been the 'recruiting agent' only, it could have been him covering it for the player and his family, or it could have just been the family and the agent with the player knowing nothing of it (seems doubtful)... But, that is where all the controversy comes in and the NCAA has a hard time proving who was actually involved.



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    Re: Texas A@M has integrity. Would not pay

    Quote Originally Posted by SvrWxCy View Post
    THIS!! Why is it that all of these stories typically come out after 5 years have gone by? If the program and college football wasn't dirty in general than it would get reported immediately, however nearly every program getting big recruits is doing something to garner their attention and push them to attend their school...

    The difficult part to discern is who asked for the money and who kept the money... In this case it could have been the 'recruiting agent' only, it could have been him covering it for the player and his family, or it could have just been the family and the agent with the player knowing nothing of it (seems doubtful)... But, that is where all the controversy comes in and the NCAA has a hard time proving who was actually involved.
    And the can of worms the NCAA opened with the Newton ruling is officially open. Patterson's father is already freely admitting that the story could be true, but deflecting it all on this "agent".



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    Re: Texas A@M has integrity. Would not pay

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    And the can of worms the NCAA opened with the Newton ruling is officially open. Patterson's father is already freely admitting that the story could be true, but deflecting it all on this "agent".

    Agreed! When the NCAA ruled on the Cam Newton case, they said Cam was innocent because he didn't know his father was shopping him around. Players all over the country will soon be pleading the same defense.

    The NCAA has created its own mess and its going to fun watching them try to get out of it.



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    Re: Texas A@M has integrity. Would not pay

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    They may not have a money problem, but they supposedly have a SPENDING problem. Aren't they the ones who are big in debt? Aren't they the ones who are threatening to leave if they don't get their $20M from the Forgotten Five? IMO A&M is a wanna-be UT with major inferiority issues.
    I think there is some truth to the "wanna-be" UT statement. Of course, they would say the same thing about us and Iowa.


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    Re: Texas A@M has integrity. Would not pay

    Why would they want this guy?



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