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AUCatfish
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Member since Oct 2007
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re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


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I have heard folks say he was dirty recruiting, but when has that been documented even down to a specific player


Never. It was always rumor and innuendo.






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AA7
Auburn Fan
Member since Nov 2009
4586 posts

re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


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Hmmm.... there is a poster who named himself after Trooper's towel. Hmm....I think you boys pumped him up so much the other posters were just waiting for the crash.

So because a poster on here named himself TTsTowel we pumped him up? Hmmm.... He was heralded as a good recruiter, hard to argue against that point.






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TheCaterpillar
LSU Fan
Nashville from BR via Oxford
Member since Jan 2004
34117 posts

re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


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I know more than a few people who know Trooper personally, and theu all say he is a really good-hearted guy. They say he genuinely cares about his players and the people he works with. I think his fault is that he is not hard enough on his players when they frick up, which can lead to some problems, obviously.



He also cares so much about them that he gives them free shite and arranges money transfers for them.

I have a buddy that was a grad assistant at Tulane when Trooper was there and said he would go meet with kids in the Nola area with wads of money in his hands buying them all sorts of shite.

This guy who told me this is a Tulane Greenie. He hates LSU so it is not biased against Auburn.


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And I don't know anyone that said he's a bad person. Every school dirty recruits, Trooper is just known for it.




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GFunk
LSU Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Feb 2011
8114 posts

re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


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Aman
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He'll be head coach at a small school soon, FAMU or something.


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Not if they want to win. If they want to be undisciplined and have major off the field issues they will hire Trooper.


Have you taken in many SWAC, MEAC & HBCU Football games in general over the past, oh...I dunno...THIRTY FREAKING YEARS?

Undisciplined and off-the-field issues would be words and phrases the narrators mention within the first three seconds of their season recap DVD's.






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RT1941
Alabama Fan
Montgomery
Member since May 2007
8447 posts

re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


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Man, I never really understood all the trooper hate. The guy waved a towel on the sideline? BFD.

I have heard folks say he was dirty recruiting, but when has that been documented even down to a specific player?





I'm not sure he was such a polarizing figure within the SEC fans when he coached at Tennessee. If he was, I can't remember it.

He is an oddity on the sideline, he appears unprofessional to some people with the towel waving/backwards hat/chumming it up with the players, etc. But I think that's just his personality, IDK.

I remember hearing some questionable recruiting rumors back in his Tulane days. So those probably carried over throughout his career.

The Cecil Newton stuff hit the fan, the NCAA investigation, the BigCat, the Memphis kid with the grade issues, etc. AU didn't even get sniffed by the NCAA the whole time Tubs was there. Then all of the sudden there were multiple NCAA issues that were pretty high profile (Newton) and folks started to look at the main recruiters.






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ConwayGamecock
South Carolina Fan
South Carolina
Member since Jan 2012
3301 posts

re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


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Smoke Ring Posted:
You'd think a guy with his qualifications would have been snapped up by now ...

I wonder what's up.


I remember him on the Auburn sidelines twirling that towel around and around. I got an idea of where he could find employment:

Job Opportunities







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RT1941
Alabama Fan
Montgomery
Member since May 2007
8447 posts

re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


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He also cares so much about them that he gives them free shite and arranges money transfers for them.

I have a buddy that was a grad assistant at Tulane when Trooper was there and said he would go meet with kids in the Nola area with wads of money in his hands buying them all sorts of shite.

This guy who told me this is a Tulane Greenie. He hates LSU so it is not biased against Auburn.


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And I don't know anyone that said he's a bad person. Every school dirty recruits, Trooper is just known for it.







Like I said in my previous post - Trooper's shady recruiting tactics goes way back to the Tulane days.






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joeyb147
Auburn Fan
Member since Jun 2009
8958 posts

re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


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Trooper's shady recruiting tactics goes way back to the Tulane days.


That's awesome. The best dirt anyone has on him happened a decade ago.

Dude's obviously dirty as hell. So much proof.






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Aubie83
Auburn Fan
Member since Jan 2008
4639 posts

re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


Whether he is shady or not, I don't know. I don't know he is a very approachable and likeable person. I went to a game at Gadsden High School when AHS came to town and he was there along with Luper. Trooper spent the entire game taking pictures with fans and letting kids try on his NC ring. The security guards/cops kept telling people to leave them alone but Trooper welcomed it. I know that doesn't prove he is a clean recruiter but it does put many reasons why so many recruits might be drawn to him. You can talk to him like he is your best bud...which may ultimately be his biggest downfall as well.





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CrimsonFever
Alabama Fan
Gump Hard Or Go Home
Member since Jul 2012
4736 posts

re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


I figured someone would have hired him by now, dude can recruit.





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tampajoe
Auburn Fan
Tampa
Member since Dec 2011
239 posts

re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed




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He is an oddity on the sideline, he appears unprofessional to some people with the towel waving/backwards hat/chumming it up with the players, etc. But I think that's just his personality, IDK.

I remember hearing some questionable recruiting rumors back in his Tulane days. So those probably carried over throughout his career.

The Cecil Newton stuff hit the fan, the NCAA investigation, the BigCat, the Memphis kid with the grade issues, etc. AU didn't even get sniffed by the NCAA the whole time Tubs was there. Then all of the sudden there were multiple NCAA issues that were pretty high profile (Newton) and folks started to look at the main recruiters.


So no one really has anything to prove Trooper is a dirty recruiter. He just "looks like he would be dirty."

Anyone think those 100,000 letters from bammer fans to the NCAA accusing AU of wrongdoing had anything to do with AU being having "multiple NCAA issues." And it turns out he was never found to have done anything wrong at AU. Nada. No sanctions. No probation. Just rumors and people thinking he "looked dirty." Unreal.






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crimsonian
Alabama Fan
Florida
Member since Jun 2012
3968 posts

re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


Thought he had problems at UT as well.





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marshallcotiger
Auburn Fan
Member since Dec 2009
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re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


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Thought he had problems at UT as well.


He was investigated for dealing with a street agent in Miami while at UT but he was cleared.






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RT1941
Alabama Fan
Montgomery
Member since May 2007
8447 posts

re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


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He is an oddity on the sideline, he appears unprofessional to some people with the towel waving/backwards hat/chumming it up with the players, etc. But I think that's just his personality, IDK.

I remember hearing some questionable recruiting rumors back in his Tulane days. So those probably carried over throughout his career.

The Cecil Newton stuff hit the fan, the NCAA investigation, the BigCat, the Memphis kid with the grade issues, etc. AU didn't even get sniffed by the NCAA the whole time Tubs was there. Then all of the sudden there were multiple NCAA issues that were pretty high profile (Newton) and folks started to look at the main recruiters.
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So no one really has anything to prove Trooper is a dirty recruiter. He just "looks like he would be dirty."

Anyone think those 100,000 letters from bammer fans to the NCAA accusing AU of wrongdoing had anything to do with AU being having "multiple NCAA issues." And it turns out he was never found to have done anything wrong at AU. Nada. No sanctions. No probation. Just rumors and people thinking he "looked dirty." Unreal.





I said he appeared unprofessional on the sidelines, not that he looked dirty. He has always looked cleancut and hip to me.

His recruiting tactics over his career have been shady at best. Tulane had issues, Tennessee had issues (street agent shite in the Miami area), and issues at Auburn could be connected to him as well. His recruiting process, connections, and possible actions is known to raise an eyebrow or two. Obviously the NCAA has no issues with it since he's been cleared many times. He's kinda like a polyp found in a colonoscopy - it may not be cancerous - but it's something you have to keep you eye on in the future.






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RT1941
Alabama Fan
Montgomery
Member since May 2007
8447 posts

re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


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Thought he had problems at UT as well.
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He was investigated for dealing with a street agent in Miami while at UT but he was cleared.





^^ He gets "investigated" a lot - some employers have no problem with it - obviously Gus does and chose to boot him.






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mrbroker
Alabama Fan
Sylacauga Alabama
Member since Jul 2011
5026 posts

re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


He was removed from off campus recruiting on 2 separate occasions.. that is a major slap on the hand outside of a show cause from the ncaa in my opinion





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TT9
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Global Warming
Member since Sep 2008
47192 posts

re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


Ask the vol fans in the know if they want him around.





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RogerTheShrubber
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Member since Jan 2009
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re: Trooper Taylor remains unemployed


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I dont think I have ever seen an assistant coach so less respected than Trooper.



FIFY






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