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My late father-in-law was a Div. I head football coach at two different schools in the the old Big 8 and was an assistant in the NFL as well as an offensive coordinator. Several of my former college teammates played in the NFL and have had coaching positions and a couple have made it to the "office jobs" in the league. I am fortunate enough to get to talk to them and some of my father-in-law's former associates on occasion and Wilbon's as well as other sports "journalists" names have come up on occasion. Wilbon is considered a bit of a "kiss ass" and he is not all that well respected (as far as football at least). Some of them do think he has a pretty good understanding of pro basketball ( but then again, how much do football guys really understand about basketball?)... I'm just going on what little tidbits I hear from them every now and then...
I agree with this. I actually think it's a little sad to offer them so early. At his age he may not want to play football in HS. Now he is getting pressured by colleges. Does a 14 year old really need to be pressured to be something great in HS football before he even gets there. Leave the kid alone and let him get there a bit first.
Does it mean Wilbon is wrong because he's not well respected by coaches. BTW what person on ESPN is well respected if he isn't.
He could have turned the camps down. Been going to the LSU camp since he was like 10.
Was invited to the Bama camp and was shown the red carpet.
All he's got to say or all his father has to say is no thanks.
I Ain't got no Worries - Lebron James
Yes the kids childhood is ruined now. He's camped at LSU since he was 10 yrs old, there's no harm in telling him he's got an offer when his time comes.
GET AT ME
Nothing sad about it. Your comment sounds like more of people today being overly protective of our youth, and wanting to continually coddle them. How about asking the kid how he feels about it? I bet he loves it, and most kids would; I mean, how awesome would that be to have an offer from those two schools while in junior high? Insane...I'd love it.
Believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear.
Never said he was wrong. Just not well respected.
His film looks like Eddie Lacey running against Georgias defense. It has to be fun just trucking defenders because you know you can.
True I will never understand why a 14 year old can't sign up for the military.
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