Some fun quotes from the Texas boards:
"With its relationship with HS Coaches in the State of Texas along with contacts within the media, NCAA, ESPN, etc. UT can make it EXTREMELY PAINFUL for SEC schools to recruit in Texas.
This is what folks that think we will be playing Aggy again in the future don't understand- when Aggy left us for the SEC, they opened up the State of Texas to ugliness when it comes to recruiting. Consequently those bastards are going to pay for YEARS to come as long as Dodds, Cunningham, & Mack are at UT."
"Anyone else thinks he was not impressed with Swoopes this weekend and decided to look around for a QB that can get him the ball?"
"I've been a Cody Thomas fan since before this class started getting filled. I don't like the idea of going after a guy that looks like he is suited for the spread option when we're supposed to be transitioning to a power running team. I wasn't before, and am still not sold on the Swoopes take, however with all of that in mind, I still think this thread is dumb."
"I believe RSJ is listening to the sweet whispers of his AAU coach. And LSU is behind a great deal of this."
"Baylor is an Addidas basketball school. LSU is Nike. I believe RSJ plays for a Nike AAU team. I have a very strong reason to believe this is pushed by AAU influences. And the push is to LSU."
"Yes we are, but there is a difference.
Also, consider the new LSU coach. He played at LSU under Dale Brown. He also was an asst under Dale Brown. Dale knew how to play the recruiting game very well."
"Not quite the conspiracy theorist as some. With the shitty distribution of the LHN is there any chance he goes to LSU to be on tv every week. Also, if he thinks he's the best, and wants to be tested. Maybe he thinks shining against defenses such as Auburn, Bama, Georgia, Florida, S.C. will be more of a barometer of his skill set than going up against Baylor, T.T., Okie St., ISU, and Kansas."
"They are high on Mett but the short answer is they don't. That's what makes it so weird to me. You can't say with a straight face you are considering LSU because they will showcase my ability as a WR and they won't run very much. that's laughable. They could pull their DJ Monroe/Dontre Wilson conversation and say we will use you like we did Randle/Tolliver/Shep and see if that flies."
"What is the common nexus here? L$U, A$M.
Street agent and/or relatives seeking "extra benefits".
We are going to need to get serious with the under-the-table tactics of $EC/L$U/A$M.
We must have a conversation with the NCAA enforcement personnel to have any hope of combating illegal recruiting tactics.
Thomas, Johnson, Darius White, Rashaad Samples, RSJ.
There, at first glance, appears to be a common thread in these unusual developments. A$M may have gone to the Dark Side in the blink of an eye and is returning to the Jackie Sherrill era tactics."
"I just hope our fans show some class with all this, and don't cause any resentment to the university. I can understand a kid wanting to see his options. However, if he wants to line up against DBU good luck."
"Bummer. Doubt he ends up at A&M after their 6 plus loss season, but LSU worries me. May need Barnes to help out on this one. Lord knows he could use the help."
"It was in the early 80's that his uncle Eric Dickerson (also from Sealy)did almost the exact same thing to UT and went to SMU. He teamed there with would-be senator Craig James to form the "pony express" . They were there (or had shortly left before) when all the payola stuff came out, Bobby Collins got fired, and SMU got the death penalty for its football program from the NCAA. At the time nobody understood the sudden change of heart Eric had, but it became apparent as the years went by.
It is very likely something happened in Austin on Sunday that changed his opinion; it may have already been smoldering for days.
UT has been very fortunate to recruit as well as they have, considering how absolutely awful the offense has been since Colt was hurt in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena a few years ago--I mean its been the worst I have ever seen at UT. If its the same this coming year, the seams are going to split at DKR Stadium and explode like a volcano--recruiting will collapse.
Finally, a receiver wants to play on a team that can "get him the ball". If he has watched much film, UT is not that team recently. He also wants to play roundball, too, which is a pipedream unless he doesn't go to class at all. There are schools, mentioned in his mothers' list, that will accommodate that wish instantly. Although he is a tremendous talent, this may be a blessing in the long run. I think he's long gone."
"This whole turn of events just doesn't make much sense unless something significant happened for RS-J to decommit. It sounds like Bohls has been told the reason for the decommit but he cannot comment on the reasons at the request of his source (and I understand that). But Bohls does appear to think that, based on the reasons given for the decommit, that RS-J will land somewhere else. Jeff/Gerry, does this decommit stem from an outside influence or did something happen on the Texas side of the equation that resulted in RS-J wanting to re-open his recruiting (or are you at liberty to even say one way or the other)?"
"The LSU thread I quoted from is from April 20th. They have been recruiting him as a basketball player, and it seems to be working. If one of his relatives is sayIng 6 weeks ago that he likes LSU and isn't solid to Texas, then it seem a little less sinister, but even more worrisome."
"Honestly, if Barnes isn't willing to give the guy a look, it would be interesting to hear him justify it. If he costs us this guy and has another season in which he shits himself as a coach, I hope he's fired and sent back to work a gig at Lenoir-Rhyne or something. If this is Mack Brown being stubborn, then I'll go vomit and continue to root for his retirement."