Friday, December 12, 2008

Who is This UNC That You Speak Of

The best thing about this bowl game with UNC is that it's not a long drive for either school, and that's showing in ticket sales.

When I first read this title, "Seven UNC Players Selected to All ACC Teams," I was thinking it meant first team. Thankfully, I was wrong.

Butch Davis likes the way Nick Saban thinks! At least as far as his recruiting efforts go.

In the case of Davis, he would appear to be on course to set a new standard for over-recruiting, even with tricks like gray shirting or medical hardships. The Tar Heel coach's tactics have caught the attention of rival North Carolina State and its recruiting coordinator, Jerry Petercuskie.

"We're not in the market of oversigning, unless there's a case where there are some borderline students who may not make it," he said. "And in that case, there's a plan for them." This gets to the heart of the matter. Recruiting is about building trust. If you can't be trusted to honor a commitment, your reputation takes a hit. Is this where Davis and his staff want to take the program?

Everything worked out fine for Alabama, but sooner or later someone is going to get disappointed. Careful who you sign with, kids.

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