High School Coach Rips SEC Program For Pulling Scholarship Offer
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In an interview with AL.com, Oxford High School coach Keith Etheredge was very upset that Tennessee pulled the scholarship offer to three-star athlete Roc Taylor. The 2021 prospect had been committed to the Vols since April... He ended up committing to Memphis on National Signing Day instead... (The Spun)
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Originally published on SECRant.com

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frick Tennessee, but does this mean to say he would have been better off going to a team that wouldn't he wouldn't fit in? Maybe they should have told him sooner, or maybe he should have signed sooner.
Reply2 months
So you use that headline, but don't give the coaches words? Idiot
Reply2 months
He’ll play for a better team now.
Reply2 months
How does this differ from when a kid commits to a school and at the last minutes signs with another school.
Reply2 months
Did UT at least sign a better player with the spot?
Reply2 months
the kid still got a full ride scholarship to a D1 school - and I'd argue Memphis may even be a better program right now than UT. Pulling an offer stinks, but Heupel just got hired and I'm sure had some tough decisions to make, and this is big-time football.
Reply2 months
With all the crap going on at UT, who would want to go there anyway? Will be fine at Memphis
Reply2 months
He ended up signing with the best program in the State. Seems to have worked out for the best for him.
Reply2 months
Everyone found out his offer was pulled when Coach Etheredge contacted Tennessee the day before to make sure there were no loose ends. That's when they decided to text Roc, and then he received a call by some assistant coach he had never heard of before. Heupel didn't even have the courtesy to call him.
Reply2 months
TFH
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He’d probably never even talked to Heupel
2 months
If you don't sign in December, all bets are off.
Reply2 months
He has signed with Memphis. This is aboot an hour from home, and will be convenient when he goes in the portal.
Reply2 months
He's from Oxford Alabama. That's 4 hours from Memphis.
2 months
Oops. I thought he was from the cold chicken strip one.
2 months
It sucks, but the kid had a chance to sign on early signing day and did not. It was a risk that go both ways, kids flip from schools last second all the time.
Reply2 months
Absolutely. But what sucks is when a kid gets hurt and they pull the offer. I get it, but don’t talk about loyalty and do that. If I were a coach and my player got his offer pulled after he had been committed but he got hurt, I’d tell that school don’t come back for any more of my players.
2 months
Oxford High school asks all of their athletes to sign together. Yesterday there were baseball, wrestling, and football players sign their letters of intent. Even the students like Kwon Alexander and Kendall McCallum had to wait until the February singing day.
2 months
Maybe the school should change their policy if they are gonna get pissy when the college doesn't wait on the kid
2 months
Do not trust a coach who's BMI is greater than 50.
Reply2 months
Mangino has entered the chat
2 months
frick UT in all the ways! In the end a good move for this kid to avoid the buttchuggers.
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