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    Bleacher report takes a swipe at ISU

    There's a site gaining a ton of publicity recently Oversigning.com that has a ton of interesting material.

    The site is geared towards monitoring and chronicling how Alabama will go from 95 scholarships (from signing day) down to the magic number of 85. Along with whatever dirty practices it will take Mr Saban to reach that goal. You guys remember Mike Marry choosing Ole Miss over ISU even though OM already had 35 scholarships handed out in that class right? Stuff like that takes center stage at this website.

    Oversigning did a study to see which programs signed the most recuits from 2006 on, and ISU was 10th. We all know why, but bleacher report decided to take a jab at ISU without doing much homework. BR also claims that Haughton's dismissal is "fishy". I can't wait for the day when ISU can dismiss guys with 18 consecutive starts and not have it cause a severe impact on the team.

    Also BR claimed that Jacob Lattimer and Matt Taufoou were academic casualties (and coincidently both are LB's...because we have a ton of depth there right?). Last time I checked they were both on the team with a possibility of playing this fall.

    The story is here.... The 10 Worst College Football Teams for Oversigning Recruits | Bleacher Report

    And the writers email is here.... bryannelsonkelly@gmail.com.

    *edit* After an email exchange, I am under the impression he will be making some changes to the original assessment.


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    Re: Bleacher report takes a swipe at ISU

    So we are getting rid of players playing the position with the least depth to give us more room to sign new players? This guy is an idiot.




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    Re: Bleacher report takes a swipe at ISU

    7/10 are SEC, that seems about right. ISU oversigning to gain an advantage, that is funny.



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    Re: Bleacher report takes a swipe at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    7/10 are SEC, that seems about right. ISU oversigning to gain an advantage, that is funny.
    I sent a rather scathing email. Surprisingly, I did get a favorable response back. He was pleased to hear that Rhoads had indicated a smaller class of roughly 20 recruits was on tap for 2011.

    KSU is in a similar boat. All those 2 year jucos and when a few don't even make it to campus it keeps that number high every year.


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    Re: Bleacher report takes a swipe at ISU

    wait what? we don't have tuafoo anymore?



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    Re: Bleacher report takes a swipe at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by RustShack View Post
    wait what? we don't have tuafoo anymore?
    we still do...i was illustrating that guy had bad information.

    I really struggled with using the word "we" for ISU.


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    Re: Bleacher report takes a swipe at ISU

    In hindsight, had the Phillip Bates issue occured in 09, it woulda sent huge flaming red flags through the over signing's ranks that ISU was clearly up to something.


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    Re: Bleacher report takes a swipe at ISU

    The fishy dismissals for violating team rules have started to pop up, too.



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    Re: Bleacher report takes a swipe at ISU

    I love all of you conspiracy theorists...anyone that has success MUST be cheating. Comical.

    Some of these signees become "gray shirts"...the prospect signs a letter of intent in February but doesn't report in the fall and delays entry to college until midyear.

    Some of these signees are at great risk of not academically qualifying. The signing school can then be involved in helping them go the JUCO route.

    Some of these signees will be moved from athletic scholarship to state based merit scholarships for in-state kids that have good grades. Many of the states in the southeast have implemented these programs to try to keep the best in-state students (not just athletes) in the state for college as opposed to leaving the state.

    But you go ahead and just keep thinking that anyone having success is cheating.



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    Re: Bleacher report takes a swipe at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by RustShack View Post
    wait what? we don't have tuafoo anymore?
    He was at Clear Lake on Wednesday for the Tailgate stop.



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    Re: Bleacher report takes a swipe at ISU

    We need warm bodies. They gave Coach Rhoads a free pass in the article.

    Wouldn't worry about this.



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    Re: Bleacher report takes a swipe at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    We need warm bodies. They gave Coach Rhoads a free pass in the article.

    Wouldn't worry about this.

    You are Rite-On there Bro.....


    I worry more about my golf game that this stupid article.....

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