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Just fyi TM doesn't have the inside connections he once had. You can say he has been locked out.

Tony once had the ultimate inside sauce ... his Dad, who went to school up at Wren (I believe it was) with Dirty Old Bastard (our nickname for him) Dave Roberts.

That carried over, to some degree, from Holtz's staff to Spurrier's staff because of David Reeves, who rumor had it was taking kickbacks from Gamecock Central through Tony, but it petered off when Bubba (Junior) had a run in with someone over there after Tony left for 247 complaining that Shoemaker stiffed him on some money owed.

Tony still has some contacts with various HS coaches but all of his inside info has been cut off. mUSChamp runs a tight ship.

Now there is some scuttlebutt going around that Bobby Bentley is feeding info to JC .... or was until last week. It may have been started by Shoemaker but who knows .... jealousy abounds in these matters. All I know is that ultimatums were handed out and coaches and assistants were warned ... get caught doing it and you're fired.

mUSChamp also asks HS coaches and prospective recruits' families not to offer unnecessary info to the recruiting services and he explains why. Saban and Kirby do the same thing.

Truthfully, it's been abused and gotten out of hand. I used to share more than I do now because I didn't see the harm .... now I do. But some things are shareable and do no harm. The rest we might glean from social media and talk among those in the know.

It's all in good fun but once money got involved, like most things, it changed the dynamic.

I'm actually getting more right now from my North Carolina contacts in the Charlotte and RTP areas than from local contacts, although, this morning at our Wednesday breakfast there was some good stuff not recruiting related. Weight room participation, grades, enrollees, etc.

I cannot Express enough that I really like the direction we're headed ... I know it is tough to see now but we're getting so close. I really do envision us having an solid year in all sports.


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re: State of Gamecock recruiting for 2020
I was told we are not trending well with Murphy. Anybody know what's up with this?

I am almost completely out of the loop these days. Since I was cleared to return to work after the epilepsy diagnosis and accepted this assignment in Wilmington it seems all I do is work and sleep. Averaging 70 hours a week. That's what you want, right? An exhausted trauma nurse.

ETA: And rooster, since you brought up Bobby Bentley I have to ask you about this story I was told about him either last weekend or the weekend before. Can't remember which it was and don't feel like digging thru twitter DMs. I was told something about a wedding Bobby went to where he got into an altercation (verbal) with the son of a member of the wedding party or something close to that. They said he threatened to choke the guy and once he'd settled down a bit and went to apologize he got riled up again and told the dude if he wasn't satisfied with the apology they could take it to the parking lot.

Again, I'm going off of memory. But I do remember the main meat of it was that Bobby had threatened to "choke the life out of" the guy and it then turned into him threatening to take it out to the parking lot.

Absolutely NO idea about the validity of that story. Seems like an odd story to just fabricate out of thin air for zero gain, though.
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I was told we are not trending well with Murphy.

It appears UNC has come on very strong for him.

Hopefully we’re not looking at another Savion Jackson situation.


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re: State of Gamecock recruiting for 2020
I think Murphy is ours. I've also noticed that right before a kid committs that there is some misdirection to stir up drama.


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Carolina_Girl
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I have to give it to Mack Brown. Taking over a team that had an abysmal performance last year in a conference not known for football outside of Clemson and at a school primarily considered to be soley a basketball school he's done a pretty good job thus far recruiting-wise.


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re: State of Gamecock recruiting for 2020
Mack is a really personable guy in person.

mUSChamp credits him for a lot of things including learning how to recruit.

The mommas love Mack when he visits and I can promise you, because I was heavily involved in the recruiting business when he was at UNC the last time ... he knows no boundaries. He pulls out all the stops and Murphy is his number one priority right now for previously stated reasons.

This one will be a battle but if Mack knows Murphy is close to pulling the trigger you can bet he’s in full press mode right now.

Mack and I had the same godfather and Uncle John used to rave about Mack and how he could melt mommas hearts.

This is his swan song too and I can guarantee you he’s looking at it more like Bill Snyder did at KSU than SPURrier did here.

Edited: Changed Glenn to Bill.
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Carolina_Girl
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Welp, Wiltfong flipped his CB for Murphy from us to UNC.

I knew we weren't going to land all of those recruits. No way.

ETA: Fitting that this would be 666th post in this thread.
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Welp, Wiltfong flipped his CB for Murphy from us to UNC.




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SOSFAN
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re: State of Gamecock recruiting for 2020
Damn! Wiltfong is rarely wrong.


CM21
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re: State of Gamecock recruiting for 2020
Murphy is gone. Committing to the tarholes. Landing Burch and tonka are critical now.


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SOSFAN
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re: State of Gamecock recruiting for 2020
Bell just decommited from Florida.


Porter Osborne Jr
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re: State of Gamecock recruiting for 2020
What position are you expecting him to play?


GameCocky88
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re: State of Gamecock recruiting for 2020
H back I believe


SOSFAN
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re: State of Gamecock recruiting for 2020
I agree with the H-Back position but I think he will be spread out more often than not. He is a defensive matchup nightmare.


Porter Osborne Jr
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re: State of Gamecock recruiting for 2020
Anything that hurts the Gators makes me happy. Hope you guys can snag him.


Carolina_Girl
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re: State of Gamecock recruiting for 2020
Pretty sure we already have.


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scrooster
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re: State of Gamecock recruiting for 2020
Some really good vibes continuing to reverberate about Bell tonight. He’ll play hard to get for the next few days .... but some really good vibes went down today.


SECUSC4
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lost murphy. Credit to Mack. He went all in for him.


jacocks53
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lost murphy.


Thought his announcement was not until Monday


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scrooster
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lost murphy. Credit to Mack. He went all in for him.

It’s not oover until it’s over and, while it does appear that as of today he is telling people it is going to be UNC tomorrow .... still a long ways to go until early signing day including our head to head matchup against UNC 7 Saturdays away.

Let’s be honest and look at it from the other direction for the same reasons.

If Murphy were to commit to us tomorrow (Monday the 8th) I would still not feel comfortable landing him until he actually signs the paperwork. That’s how it goes with these highly rated DLinemen. That’s how it goes with all the highly coveted players .... and the kid is a player. He may very well announce for UNC tomorrow and put out a tweet asking everyone to respect his decision .... but Scott and Boom and TRob and Krantz will stay after him and he’ll keep listening.

We need to beat UNC handedly (sp) which might go a long ways toward Murphy’s decision on signing day when it counts. Just mho.

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