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I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
I am amazed at the talent we had that stayed their senior year at LSU in the saban and early miles era. You have players like laron Landry, Marcus Spears, Joseph addai, Brady James, Andrew withworth, Rudy neiswinger, Dwayne bowe, Glenn Dorsey, and so on...
At the end of the miles era we had multiple players leave every year who had no business of leaving early but I’m glad this year was good to us so far on players returning.


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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
2016 everyone came back.


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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
Players didn’t make millions back then. They were middle class guys who had welding jobs in the off season. Different time and place.


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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
The culture across the NCAA was different then. Juniors leaving in the late 1990s and early 2000s were rare.


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Odysseus32
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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
People see the $$$ and run. Over the past 5 years many have left who absolutely shouldn't have, you're right. I can think of no other reason than Miles recruiting tactic being a 3 and done. If I was a 4/5 star guy and I was promised that in 3 years I'd be NFL ready, I would take the bait. I would also be pissed when I didn't get a draft grade and try my luck anyway. I also think it leads to more selfish players when this is the motivation.
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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
Being the big man on campus can be tempting.. it’s either that or take the NFL money.. neither one is a bad decision


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tenderfoot tigah
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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
Unfortunate that Alexander is leaving. He honestly needed one more year to get drafted. Hopefully he sneaks into the draft late.


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kengel2
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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
And its crazy that they all want to leave now that the rookie contracts are fixed. The insane rookie contracts are gone so no need to leave early anymore.


Darius David
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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
Guys didn’t make millions back then? ??


TigerLunatik
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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
They're trying to get to that 2nd contract as soon as possible.


Tigerfan53
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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
We need to set up an Group of advisors of fomer players or coaches that help these kids make a good decision. We had too many players leave early the last 8-10 years that went on the last day or unstaffed. Some bad decisions for these kids just chasin a little cash


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jimbeam
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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
Lawd the Rant can’t take a joke huh


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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
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They're trying to get to that 2nd contract as soon as possible.

I've never understood this. The average NFL life span is 3 years I believe. The average player never makes it to a second contract. Everyone's family situation is different but $$ isn't an emergency need or you don't just hate school, if you ain't going in the first few rounds and can improve your stock you're leaving money on the table.


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BigTimer23
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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
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Players didn’t make millions back then. They were middle class guys who had welding jobs in the off season. Different time and place.


What the hell are you talking about?


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tylercsbn9
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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
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Players didn’t make millions back then. They were middle class guys who had welding jobs in the off season. Different time and place.


The frick

The players mentioned weren’t playing in the 70s

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nvasil1
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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
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players like laron Landry, Marcus Spears, Joseph addai, Brady James, Andrew withworth, Rudy neiswinger, Dwayne bowe, Glenn Dorsey, and so on.

Without looking them all up, weren't Landry and Dorsey the only likely 1st rounders had they left early? I know Niswanger was never drafted at all and Bowe was nearly blind until he had surgery before his senior year.

All great college players for sure, but I don't think most of those guys were surefire high draft picks after their junior years.


OKTiger83
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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
During the 1970s the average salary of a football player ranged from $20,000 to $60,000. Many of the professional football players during this time had to have second jobs in order to support themselves and their family. In 1995 the average salary of a football player was about $716,000. By 2001 the average salary of a football player was $1,100,500.

Also, the league minimum for players with no experience was $175,000 in '99.

If the players needed two jobs to support their family on a minimum of $175,000 a year, then LSU should have been teaching those players basic budgeting skills instead of see football get football
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Byrdybyrd05
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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
If those same players were playing right now all of them most likely would have left early.


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re: I’m amazed at the players who returned under saban and early les miles era
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If those same players were playing right now all of them most likely would have left early.

How do you figure?


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