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fly4navy117
04-10-2014, 02:48 PM
http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/4/10/5594348/college-football-bag-man-interview

Pretty interesting article, particularly for the guys here who follow CFB recruiting.

Dangled
04-10-2014, 02:53 PM
In 4 later

isp
04-10-2014, 04:49 PM
Pretty much assumed this happens. It's probably even worse for basketball recruiting since a single player can have a bigger impact on a basketball court than the football field.

HughBMyron
04-10-2014, 05:47 PM
Good find OP

TehScoTTmA
04-10-2014, 05:53 PM
This was a great read

Gmr97
04-10-2014, 05:58 PM
wow I would have never guessed schools payed players.

jtaylor2010
04-10-2014, 06:11 PM
Something everyone knows has happened for a long time, but it's interesting to hear from someone on the inside, and how the techniques have evolved.

evansanity
04-10-2014, 06:59 PM
wall.of.text.

cliff me brah

RavenStorm
04-10-2014, 07:24 PM
I know one of our guys once stopped putting in big bucks, way more than what I do, just because a head coach cussed too much on the team plane. [The coach] was losing anyway, but because he took the Lord's name in vain, that guy was offended by his morality and stopped illegally paying college football players.

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fly4navy117
04-10-2014, 07:26 PM
wall.of.text.

cliff me brah1. Have expendable money (10-15k/yr)
2. Meet other boosters and plan the recruiting strategy.
3. Use money to solve player problems. If that's a few hundred a month for living expenses, done. If that's getting momma into a better place, done. If that's getting your brother a job, done. Solving problems generally speaks louder than just money.
4. Only use cash and stay out of the spotlight.

The article just talks about how the bag men stay under the radar and the techniques they use to be successful. It's worth the read IMO.

Mitch1313
04-10-2014, 08:15 PM
Lol legit to hear from an inside person.

Obvious that this happens, but still an interesting read

Stompin_Tom
04-10-2014, 09:41 PM
"Hey, how'd he get that ride? His uncle bought it. How did his uncle buy it? Paid cash. Paid cash, how'd he do that? ****, we don't know, but here's the receipt where he paid cash, and now y'all ain't got ****. Go tell the NCAA you think we're cheating because this kid's uncle bought him a used Tahoe in cash, you racist."

dirtdickens
04-10-2014, 09:52 PM
This is why there will be a split in the next ten years. You will have the schools with huge boosters, most of the SEC and the guys that have been in trouble with the NCAA in the past that make their own division. The other schools will be what we have now, but they will suck even worse because they wont get talent.
Something like:
SEC
Texas
Penn State
Oklahoma
maybe USC

Then you will have the Northwesterns and Stanfords in the NCAA

Hoop_Dreams
04-10-2014, 10:08 PM
Now that's great journalism.

HumptyBrah
04-10-2014, 10:29 PM
And they wonder why we call it the $EC

jtaylor2010
04-11-2014, 02:58 AM
And they wonder why we call it the $EC

Lol if you think this doesn't happen at every big school

dirtdickens
04-11-2014, 06:56 AM
Lol if you think this doesn't happen at every big schoolThere is a difference between actively doing it and one or two bad apples getting into a players ear. I would assume most people know the SEC is the first one.

HumptyBrah
04-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Lol if you think this doesn't happen at every big school
Not to the same degree. Even the "bag man" interviewed for the article said you can't do the same shiit in other areas as you can in the South.

LethalGunz34
04-11-2014, 09:13 AM
awesome read. Will rep OP on R/C

lsiberian
04-11-2014, 09:20 AM
I don't have a problem with this. It's definitely easier to pull off in the south though that's why the SEC is king and the Southern schools own the Big 12.

LethalGunz34
04-11-2014, 09:33 AM
reminds me of Blue Chips

Gearhead454W9
04-11-2014, 09:44 AM
That was a very good read. Interesting to hear about it from an insider with good perspective.

jtaylor2010
04-11-2014, 09:45 AM
Not to the same degree. Even the "bag man" interviewed for the article said you can't do the same shiit in other areas as you can in the South.

It may be easier to do in the South, but the same sh!t goes on at Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, the football programs in the ACC(clemson, FSU, Miami, VT, etc.) Goes on at Oregon, So Cal, probably the AZ schools. If you gave me a million dollars and said "bet yes or no on whether the big time recruits from every school who finished in the top 25 each of the past 3 years were getting paid I'd bet yes).

TehScoTTmA
04-11-2014, 10:38 AM
I don't have a problem with this. It's definitely easier to pull off in the south though that's why the SEC is king and the Southern schools own the Big 12.

http://usatthebiglead.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/adrian-peterson-reaction-to-sugar-bowl-fumble.gif?w=500

fly4navy117
04-11-2014, 11:21 AM
The south has a year round culture centered around college sports. Sure people cheer for the pro teams scattered across the south, but if you asked "Would you rather see UGA go unbeaten for a CFB NC or watch the Falcons win a Super Bowl?" I bet most of Georgia would say UGA. You could sub those teams out for teams in Florida, Carolinas, Tennessee, ECT and get similar responses.

That's why it's easier to pay players in the south. The idea of winning it all is so sweet.

Lunatic
04-11-2014, 11:24 AM
The south has a year round culture centered around college sports. Sure people cheer for the pro teams scattered across the south, but if you asked "Would you rather see UGA go unbeaten for a CFB NC or watch the Falcons win a Super Bowl?" I bet most of Georgia would say UGA. You could sub those teams out for teams in Florida, Carolinas, Tennessee, ECT and get similar responses.

That's why it's easier to pay players in the south. The idea of winning it all is so sweet.Much rather see LSU stomp their way to another championship than see the Saints do the same. I'd love for both to happen, but I absolutely ****ing love LSU football.

STA1011
04-11-2014, 11:54 AM
Solid read

PervedOut
04-11-2014, 12:10 PM
in b4/after denial

that feel when you are shocked to read something you knew was true all along