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    Re: DE / ATH Robert Nkemdiche Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEyeshade View Post
    With all due respect, I see folks wanting to win recruiting battles just as much as they do the games. I don't see many folks tying the fate of the program to individual players.
    There are some that want to win the recruiting battles, and then there are some that feel they HAVE to win the recruiting battles.
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    Re: DE / ATH Robert Nkemdiche Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by DurdenTider View Post
    I don't think anyone has associated one recruit being the end of the dynasty in college football for any program but when you follow recruiting heavily like some you get emotionally invested in certain recruits that you think your program has a good chance at getting and when it doesn't happen some get upset. I don't think they see the end of winning days but they are upset. BTW... Nkemdiche is going to get great in UA
    Fans get way to caught up in recruiting. Especially with ratings by the services. They hang on every word that some other fan of CFB who now writes for a site and calls himself a self proclaimed expert or insider. They believe what they write is the gospel. These so called experts are not. They are paparazzi that harrass these recruits for the most part by calling them constantly or texting them to get info. They even follow the recruits that have twitter and take two words and make an article out of it so they can keep their current or get new subscriptions. The people that buy into it alot of times do get carried away with it and take it personal when the recruit spurns their school. Go read the LSU boards about Collins. I just read one the other day where LSU fans are following LC in track and getting excited every time he gets beat. AU fans last year threatened Yeldon on his twitter and on their boards were talking about going after his family. USC fans would have probably run CSS out of Columbia if they would have lost Clowney to UA. And yes we have some of the same fans that support UA.

    What I do know is that I am glad that UA's success does not hinge on what some HS recruit may or may not do in college based on some great potential they have generated excitement for by dominating on a field every Friday night where the majority of the players they play against will never play football again competatively after they graduate HS.

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    Re: DE / ATH Robert Nkemdiche Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    There are some that want to win the recruiting battles, and then there are some that feel they HAVE to win the recruiting battles.
    And there are some on here who believe we have had an unsuccessful season if we don't win every game.

    I understand what you're saying. Chat boards breed occasionally extreme points of view. That's why they're so popular. But I have never seen anyone apply program-killing consequences to one kid's decision, even in The Tebow Derby.

    Folks do convey disappointment or joy, even the sane ones.
    Last edited by CrimsonEyeshade; April 10th, 2012 at 06:20 AM.

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    Re: DE / ATH Robert Nkemdiche Updates

    It's jmo but I think the strong desire to land RN amongst many of us isn't because he's a program changer - Bama is so hot right now that a single recruit doesn't make or break us - but rather, that I personally want to see us finally land that consensus all-world, number one recruit.

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    Re: DE / ATH Robert Nkemdiche Updates

    Hate to say this to you Tide Warrior but that's all sports in general. Recruiting is as much apart of sports as the draft and look at how people react to that. How many Saint's fans wanted Jeremy Shockey head after Sapp said he was the whistleblower which ends up isn't true. That's just sports, you got your crazies and the people that enjoy it and the people that pass the time with it.

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    Re: DE / ATH Robert Nkemdiche Updates

    There are some that are competitive by nature and don't like to lose. It could be football games, ping pong, tiddly winks or recruiting. I don't find it wrong or extreme to be disappointed when we lose out on an elite recruit. I'm not going to beat my dog or let it ruin my day if it happens however.

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    Re: DE / ATH Robert Nkemdiche Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by DurdenTider View Post
    Hate to say this to you Tide Warrior but that's all sports in general. Recruiting is as much apart of sports as the draft and look at how people react to that. How many Saint's fans wanted Jeremy Shockey head after Sapp said he was the whistleblower which ends up isn't true. That's just sports, you got your crazies and the people that enjoy it and the people that pass the time with it.
    I agree with you. I was just referencing it to recruiting because of the thread and current topic. But yes some people get way to caught up in it. I remember a story years ago when a Giants fan got beat up in a rest room after the Giants beat the Eagles in Philly. But Eagles may by the extreme on that since they also threw snowballs at Santa when their team was losing.

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    Re: DE / ATH Robert Nkemdiche Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Nolcbear View Post
    It's jmo but I think the strong desire to land RN amongst many of us isn't because he's a program changer - Bama is so hot right now that a single recruit doesn't make or break us - but rather, that I personally want to see us finally land that consensus all-world, number one recruit.
    I can go along with that. But it won`t ruin my day if an 18 year old kid decides he wants to play a game for another college. Except ,of course , if it`s the barn (just kidding, but only a little!)!

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    Re: DE / ATH Robert Nkemdiche Updates

    I haven't been able to keep up with RN's recruitment very much. I heard he was announcing sometime in May. Are we still the consensus leader for him?

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    Re: DE / ATH Robert Nkemdiche Updates

    Apparently he is backing off the may announcement date and his coach thinks it "may come to down to the end"
    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/re...g-process-down

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    Re: DE / ATH Robert Nkemdiche Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by RTOTA View Post
    Apparently he is backing off the may announcement date and his coach thinks it "may come to down to the end"
    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/re...g-process-down
    Appreciate this link but this is somewhat old news. I was not expecting him to announce next month. I honestly think that this will come down to NSD. We'll see..

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    Re: DE / ATH Robert Nkemdiche Updates

    This one was always coming down to the very end, regardless of any announcements.

    And by NSD it's probably going to be an outright circus. These Greater-Than-Zeus recruits who practically get a bust in Canton before they finish their junior year of high school never go quietly into that good night. I highly doubt Nkemdiche does either.

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    Re: DE / ATH Robert Nkemdiche Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by RTOTA View Post
    Apparently he is backing off the may announcement date and his coach thinks it "may come to down to the end"
    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/re...g-process-down

    eh... I was wondering why he stated he was going to make a verbal commitment in May anyway???????????

    its probably best for all of us that are so involved in RN recruiting to step away for awhile. from here till NSD, we are going to hear every rumor and gossip under the sun regarding his " best visit" "girlfriend attending so so school" "his best of bestest friend is commiting to that school" bit over and over again. Innuendos will abound no doubt.

    don't take this the wrong way, I want RN at Bama. but at the end of the day, Bama doesn't need RN.
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