I don't post much. I just lurk and read for comic relief. I don't think it's about being prima donnas. These kids see what's happening. It's a business. The days are long gone of having kids playing big time college football just for the education and love. They see the contracts. They hear the stories.
Recruiting is a dirty game. It's all about perception. I really think the La recruits want to come to LSU. But, when you have a thousand coaches feeding you info (a lot proven to be false), you are going to give a second guess to the biggest decision of your life. These guys want to be pro players. ALL of them.
Again, it's perception. For Auburn, it's Gus Malzahn and Cam Newton circa 2010. Lets see what happens without that freak of an athlete at QB. 2011 wasn't too great. One time is a mistake. Two times is a trend.
They see LSU on TV nationally every week. Other teams, not so much. So it's easy to get a sampling. We are essentially two plays away from being in the SEC championship and ultimately playing for another title. If that happens, the offense is questioned a little less.
It is a gut feeling, but I think that this year will be special. We'll get our recruits. Just let Cam do his thing. Let the dust settle. Just be fans and be happy for our kids. LSU will survive.