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Also, in the past 5 years Alabama has had 13 indiviuals leave early for the NFL Draft
- Glen Coffee
- Andre Smith
- Kareem Jackson
- Rolando McClain
- Mark Ingram
- Julio Jones
- Marcell Dareus
- Donta Hightower
- Dre Kilpatrick
- Trent Richardson
- Dee Milliner
- Eddie Lacey
- DJ Fluker
To be fair, SEC defenders have repeatedly offered up these contradictory defenses:
--We don't oversign
--We do but only to make up for legitimate roster openings
--We do, but it's just because our players are more inclined to seek out more playing time (as opposed to bench-warmers at non-SEC schools)
--We don't because our coaches are good at doing math and know all of the transfers and injuries beforehand, so even though we technically oversign, it doesn't really count
--So what if we do? If a kid can't cut it on the field, how is it different than if a kid can't cut it in the classroom?
--So what if we do? We'd be dominant even if we didn't
--Yeah, we may have convinced some guys to go elsewhere and lied about why we did so, but we didn't *force* anyone to leave.
--It's irrelevant whether we do or not because Ohio State does it
--It's irrelevant whether we do or not because Texas does it
--It's irrelevant because everyone does it
--Didn't Lane Kiffin just reject an early enrollee DE?
I'm not saying any of the above arguments are necessarily incorrect (OK - a few of them are, without a doubt, totally false). However, it's safe to say neither side has argued their point of view in a uniform, sensible manner -- both sides are all over the place.
This post was edited by MikeCaramba 18 months ago
Agree, I think they are serious discussions that can be had about it. I just think some (on both sides, though since one side is the one accusing the other of being dirty and unethical it all kind of comes back to them) give vagaries like I posted above to try and make their argument sound better and bigger than it really is.
Yeah. I'm anti-oversigning (as are a lot of SEC fans, I believe), but I'm not really interested in the who-did-what debate at all. I think oversigning wrong, regardless of who does it, and would like to see rules implemented that effectively prevent it from happening.
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