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February 12, 2007

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Jim

Shawn:

What you failed to see or mention was that schools will tell kids "Look...we have a great recruiting class and these top players are coming here and will put us over the top."

"Do you want to go to a program that is moving up with the best players or do you want to go to a program who is not getting very good players?"

Then all these players have to do is visit certain schools and they get upgraded and if they commit they may get upgraded again. If they commit to other schools with less tradition they get downgraded. A player's talent is less because they commit to a lesser school?

These are high school kids that believe everything they hear and these rankings are being used to sway them. You can't tell me this is not happening.

Alex

Shawn,

Thanks for the lecture. With all due respect, by your own admission in other postings, you're still kind of new to the UConn recruiting scene. Farrell has poked UConn in the eyes several times over the years, the most notable example was when he downgraded Dan Orlovsky for committing to the wrong school.

You have completely ignored or are unaware of the simple fact that the publisher of a fansite of another nearby I-A program also ranks the recruits from this region of the US. As a result a conflict of interest exists. If you subjectively rank prospects who commit to your school then you can create an illusion of false "recruiting momentum". Perhaps this effect is negligible, but you'll find me hard pressed to spend money on a service that allows this sort of thing to take place.

Also, it's not a "mutiny" it's a matter of paying customers who are not satisfied with the service deciding to take their $8.95 elsewhere.


Thanks

dave

Shawn,

WOW! Talk about missing the point.

You think it's okay for a professional journalist to manipulate facts because "the Big East isn't offering teams a free W in the win column based on where experts rank their recruiting class."

Think about that. It is completely specious.

Folks are paying good money for an honest assessment of UConn's recruiting prowess. They are upset because that assessment is not hoonest.

And you make excuses for the guy.

Don't look now Shawn but your underwear is on your head. You are completely upside down on this.

Chris

Shawn,

I value the coverage you have given in this blog and the attention you give to UConn sports. But your rant about the recruiting services and UConn fans is way off base.

You are new to the scene--you do not understand the history. Before you write something like that, you should learn the history of the situation. I think if you take the effort to find out the true history of what has happened, you may not feel the same way as you do in your aricle.

shawn s

I hope UConn's freshmen are athletic, start, and make a difference to win.

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