Early Signing Drawback

So the early signing period was Dec. 20. Arizona fired Rich Rodriguez on Jan. 2. So that means 16 recruits are signed to a team with no coach. Of course, the NCAA has no problem with this. Neither will any coaches. It’s a joke for the players. And shows a drawback of the early signing period.

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  • Old Trojans never die

    I’m sure they can get a release do we want any if them?

    • GOMER HELTON

      Not likely on both counts, unless UA has some OL that can block.

      • Old Trojans never die

        You and I can block better than our current linemen. I think their coach has them play Red Rover, Red Rover in practice.

        • JBKayak

          Best game ever played. Is it still played or did the PC libt*rds kill that fun too?

      • Gabby

        We any fit in with your style?

    • steveg

      I would say no, not with what we have committed now.

  • Paul Muad’dib

    Well their coach shouldn’t have been rapin’

  • StokaNoka

    They make it clear to each kid beforehand they sign to the university, not the coach. It’s why a HC shouldn’t be the only reason you wanna go to a school.

    • steveg

      Just shows AU recruits itself.

      • Jack B

        Hah, hah. Whoever coined the two-worder “recruits itself” should be put on the Mt. Rushmore for Simpletons and Idiots. Lots of recruiting battles have been lost as much as won.

        I’ll never forget when Larry Smith basically said there were no CFB alpha dogs and that names and logos meant nothing. To be exact, “Big names and logos don’t mean anything in college football anymore.” Three days later he was forced to resign.

        Smith was very hardheaded and refused to make staff changes as basically demanded by Mike McGee, a very hands-on AD. Will Helton buck heads with Swann on this?

        McGee’s 7 Missouri teams were 33-46-1 and he ended very badly there, as he had at USC. “I’m going to call them Southern Cal from now on, because they hate that,” he said when at MO. He died young of cancer at 68. Those logos will eat you alive.

        • Brent4c

          Does this mean McGee wasn’t a very good judge of coaching talent? I thought he went to the other USC for some reason.

          • Jack B

            All it means is that Smith was loyal to a fault and to his own detriment. Smith came to USC as a hot property from ARIZ. Nobody can guarantee any coach’s success at a different place and Smith found L.A. much too difficult to handle as opposed to Tucson.

          • Brent4c

            Yeah the dirty T is a cow town compared to LA. you do bring up and interesting point which I agree with. Coaches are not just plug and play. Everyone thought Sumlin would kill it at a & m, Strong at UT. Will be interesting if Frost can live up to expectations at Nebraska.

          • SucKiffin

            Once Tollner’s good recruits went away ( yes Tollner brought in Peete, Ryan, Owen, Gibson, Affholter, Carrier,Colter, etc etc ) Smith was done , he recruited like he was at Zona … smallish punks like Sark recruited.

  • Jack B

    Every single kid who signed early was well aware there could and definitely would be coaching staff changes due to firings, additions and subtractions all over the U.S. after they signed. If they were worried about it, they didn’t have to sign.

    • steveg

      Called a commitment for a reason, and a signed commit is bound or loses a years eligibility.

      • Jack B

        I don’t see why it’s unfair to the kids who, with their parents’ approval and consent, and after huge amounts of education on the subject, sign to assure themselves a roster spot, knowing full well, there is no guarantee who is going to be their head or asst coach during any of their football-playing years.

        Under the old system, imagine how many of these kids could have just been dropped like hot potatoes by the new staff and left scrambling around late to find a new taker.

  • GOMER HELTON

    I thought kids signed with a school because of that school’s academic programs

    • Gabby

      Or a coach`s resume……..

      • SucKiffin

        How would Kiffy and Sark sign anyone … it’s the school people

  • Gabby

    Hey wolf!….Outside of a box of jelly filled donuts, is there anything that makes you happy?

    • steveg

      Gabby, I bet he really has to think about that one real hard.

      Crotch Kick!!!

    • Pasadena Trojan

      Gerbels.

      • Gabby

        Ouch!…..hurts so good!

  • steveg

    I wonder if they are going to make a run at the OT from Mission Viejo, Jarrett. 4* big body. Not committed.
    Any linemen they may flip or any jc or transfers they can get for the O line?

  • SucKiffin

    Yet another job opening Laney Kiffy really would want but will never get … Stevo Snarkisian is probably dumb enough to apply

  • Fred Sampson

    The hosts for espn’s College College Football live, just laid into Larry Scott for allowing the PAC 12 to become what it is . They talked about the money distribution, and the level of play ..Lmao!! Finally .. people are talking about it on a National level, 1-8 in Bowl games.. how embarrassing!!

  • Bernie

    ESPN’s insider has Clay Helton as one of the top ten coaches on the hot seat for 2018. Could this happen to USC next year?

    • schammer47

      ESPN’s “insider” doesn’t have the foggiest idea. But it made the tabloids including SW’s Blog.

  • David Keeling

    Darnold declaring for the NFL draft just tells me he’d rather play for the Cleveland Browns than Helton’s coaching circus. I don’t blame him.

    • JBKayak

      With Darnold’s background, I’m leaning towards him being frustrated at USC coaching staff. With his love of SC, (commited with stud QBs ahead of him) and the type of character that he is, I could see him coming back for another year if he was happy. With Sanchez going early, Leinhart, Barks and Kessler staying too long, Sam had a lot of info to mull over.

    • schammer47

      More agonizing detrimental commentary pointed at the Trojan Football Team. Just more bunkum, senor David.

  • Steve B.

    Breaking News, Sam Darnold declares for the Draft along with Josh Rosen. Real loyalty on Darnold’s part whereas Andrew Luck came back for his junior season.

  • schammer47

    Good point, SW.

  • Rock2112

    The point has been well made here that every kid knows a coach can be canned at any time. But I will add that, in the case of Rich Rod, he has been high on the “Hot Seat” Poll for a couple of years now and it would be foolish for any recruit to think the brief blip of mid-season success with Tate was going to change that. Maybe it would have bought RR a year to minimize his buyout, but whatever. Nobody got duped here.