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    Bending recruiting rules

    All this talk about Colvin, HB, etc. and then I read this article:

    ESPN - O'Neil: Recruiting rules result in many shades of gray

    Of course, Gillespe is the highlight of the coaches who they deam blur the recruiting lines....

    Makes you wonder when this system is going to implode on itself, or perhaps it never will. I've often wondered how so many players from poorer families can afford to travel all-around for unofficial visits and elite camps.



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    Re: Bending recruiting rules

    After reading that article I realize that the key to getting HB is having ISU hire his mother.



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    Re: Bending recruiting rules

    Quote Originally Posted by ICclone23 View Post
    After reading that article I realize that the key to getting HB is having ISU hire his mother.
    Exactly! Put her on the bench and were a shoe in for him


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    Re: Bending recruiting rules

    If you rat out another team you are screwed for a long time. Ask Bruce Pearl.



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    Re: Bending recruiting rules

    Quote Originally Posted by ICclone23 View Post
    After reading that article I realize that the key to getting HB is having ISU hire his mother.
    I think I might hire her to speak at my Christmas party...



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    Re: Bending recruiting rules

    Quote Originally Posted by ICclone23 View Post
    After reading that article I realize that the key to getting HB is having ISU hire his mother.
    I have to disagree here regarding the mother as she was hired long before harrison blew up but :

    <tongue firmly in cheek now>

    is Jake looking for a new job?

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    Re: Bending recruiting rules

    The power of the $ has taken over, we all new it but this article just put it into fact finding words. Man, it's just like politics!!



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    Re: Bending recruiting rules

    This makes me sick. I guess you gonna have to do whatever it takes to get top 5 ranked players. I hope G-Mac is not really part of walking the "fine line".

    We need to hire all of HB's relatives, just like we hired Blalock's mother! (she was really nice though...)



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    Re: Bending recruiting rules

    I would guess the price tags in that article are way off...



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    Re: Bending recruiting rules

    Yeah $4800 to Orton's father and $1900 to his step brother seem pretty low for top talent. I am sure those are the official book numbers and there are extra kick backs/bonus etc that make it much more lucrative.



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    Re: Bending recruiting rules

    Semi-pro sports disguised as college athletics.

    Articles like these remind me why I have trouble enjoying college basketball like I used to.



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    Re: Bending recruiting rules

    Quote Originally Posted by ICclone23 View Post
    Yeah $4800 to Orton's father and $1900 to his step brother seem pretty low for top talent. I am sure those are the official book numbers and there are extra kick backs/bonus etc that make it much more lucrative.

    At least double it...in extreme circumstances, I would guess it pushes 6 figures.



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    Re: Bending recruiting rules

    Quote Originally Posted by ICclone23 View Post
    Yeah $4800 to Orton's father and $1900 to his step brother seem pretty low for top talent. I am sure those are the official book numbers and there are extra kick backs/bonus etc that make it much more lucrative.

    Dont worry I'm sure there was another 20 grr in the trunk of the rental cars at each of his speaking engagements.



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    Re: Bending recruiting rules

    That article makes me happy Harrison is from Ames. Coach Downs is a classy guy and unlike these other coaches we dont have to worry about him using a player as his ticket to a better job and better life.



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    Re: Bending recruiting rules

    Quote Originally Posted by greatshu View Post
    This makes me sick. I guess you gonna have to do whatever it takes to get top 5 ranked players. I hope G-Mac is not really part of walking the "fine line".

    We need to hire all of HB's relatives, just like we hired Blalock's mother! (she was really nice though...)
    Unless you know how Will Blalock's mom got a job at Iowa State, have seen her resume, or now her work experience you probably shouldn't throw her under the bus like that.


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