You do what you have to do to not let franchise players go to your biggest rivals. People can talk that 2-3 crap right now, but that number could be 2-6 before you know it if bama keeps getting some of the very best players out of Louisiana. And if Chris Hardeman can get a committable offer last year why the hell can't Sims get one in 2013?
ezrulz - be careful, people on this board don't want to look at forward thinking. They also don't want to admit anything could be a negative. Hey I am a positive thinking guy and I am positive that losing CRob is not a good thing. I also am positive that with or without CRob the Tigers will continue to win and be a winning program. That being said "if CRob does choose Bama" in the last 2 out of 3 years Bama/Satan has come into our state and taken the top ranked player in the state that is supposed to have grown up a Tiger fan. Before anyone says anything I realize LF is ranked #1 also depending on which service you look at, so let's just say 1a & 1b. My point being that is a problem, there is not a diversity here, this is one program coming into our state and taking and alarming amount of nationally ranked players out of our state for the past 5 years. Bama pipeline into Louisiana is truly going to be a problem for LSU going forward. What do you do to thwart it, you make offers to a Sims in order to keep CRob from going to Bama. That is how you do things in the business world and unfortunately college football is a big business now. You do what is necessary to keep your competition from gaining ground in your territory. You don't mind the minor losses but two #1's in 3 years that is a freaking problem.
Oh and before anyone tries the bullsh*t "nothing we could do, and Bama is going to get it's share" that is a load of crap. So if LSU had hired Landon's girlfriend to work in the athletic office, like Bama did. Does anyone really think that LC would be playing for Bama right now, especially how badly his Mom wanted him to play for LSU. If you do you really need to wake up, that is how the real world works. And anyone that really thinks that not offering Sims didn't hurt us tremendously with CRob, can also wake up that is not how the real world works. The only piece of the puzzle that I don't know how we could have countered is the Guice aspect of the recruiting. I can guarantee that he was a big influence on CRob, that one is a little harder to overcome.
This post was edited on 8/31 at 3:04 am