Mark Twain once said, “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” Norman Vincent Peale broke it down like this, “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” Then Marcus Garvey poured out a lil’ liquor for all the dead homies when he spit, “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.”
Well playas…if I’d landed on earth just yesterday from Mars and listened to the Big Ten coaches respondin’ to the new proposal of the NCAA creatin’ two early signin’ dates for college football recruits. I would automatically know who coached the best team. Let’s back up for a minute for all of the cats that aren’t familiar with the proposed change. Last week the NCAA’s Division I counsel submitted a proposal to let high school recruits sign as early as late June and also in mid-December as well as in February like they’ve always done. Now the rational is that kids will verbally commit to a school and then decommit and go somewhere else or decommit again and decide to go somewhere else. What they are tryin’ to do is cut down on that foolishness. However, a verbal commitment means absolutely nothin!
Every coach in the Big Ten with the exception of, you guessed it, Urban Meyer, was all for a boy signin’ as early as possible. The other 13 duns were all over this foolishness. However, ole Urban was like, “Young people have a right to choose where they want to go to school, period. Let them decommit a hundred times. That’s why they’re called 17-year-olds. … You’re going to see more transfers and more mistakes made in recruiting than ever if they keep pushing this thing up.”
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Urban Meyer makes all of the sense in the world bruh! Oh and I did mention that Nick Saban down in the SEC feels the same way about this foolishness? Yeah…he does! Why? Because they are confident in who they are and their programs aren’t threatened by a boy decommittin’ and goin’ somewhere else. All of the rest of these duns wanna jam a boy up in June and force him to sign early because they don’t have the programs that boyz like Urban and Nick have right now and some of them NEVER will.
Michigan is back on the climb but until they actually win something again they’ll want boyz locked up early too. Think about it bruh, cats like Indiana, Maryland, Penn State, Purdue, Illinois, Michigan State etc. have no chance of competin’ with Ohio State in the recruitin’ game. Therefore, if they find a boy early on in the process before Ohio State or duns like Alabama sniff the talent they want to coerce the kid into signin’ early, which isn’t fair to the kid.
Let’s say the kid has the talent to play at Ohio State but he doesn’t have the stats or hasn’t been to camp yet and boyz don’t know that he exists just yet. He really wants to go to Ohio State but the Buckeyes haven’t seen him yet. However, he’s gone to Indiana for camp, they offer him and jam him up to sign in June. Great for the Hoosiers but the kid is miserable because Ohio State called him after his first game of his senior year and loves him. He can’t get out of that agreement with Indiana now that he’s signed it.
Do we really want to do that to kids bruh? Let the dun take his trips, experience the entire process and then after his senior season is over he can sign. Just like Urban said, we’re goin’ to see more and more kids transferrin’ because they really didn’t want to go to the first joint they signed with but a boy jammed the up early.
The coaches at programs that don’t have powerhouses are always goin’ to want to jam a boy up early because they’re desperate for players regardless of whether it’s in the best interest of the kid. That isn’t right! Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.