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  1. soflagator

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    I don't agree. Once you have facts, sure. Before that, you have rumors, no charges being filed, and nothing factual to go on. If it's a real game and we needed him, I could see questioning how much Mullen knew and when. But Jones is a 4th string guy that got some late game reps in the Spring game.

    Remember Carl Johnson being arrested for being on a bus the same time his ex was on it. And all of this based on her claim that he date-raped her...on two separate occasions? Someone who'd never been in trouble and ends up being suspended from campus despite no evidence that he'd ever done anything wrong to warrant the RO in the first place.

    It sucks that this has become so commonplace and is totally unacceptable. But I'm not willing to ruin a kid's future until I get the whole story. And again, maybe a real game is different. But if it turns out to be completely fabricated, he's now missed a chance to play for the first time for no reason. That's not fair either.

    I can see your point about being overly cautious, so it's not as if you're way off base. I just think some measure of discretion at that point is ok.
     
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      Dude .. this shyte gets old. You are a record stuck in a rut who needs a good hit. You have no freaking clue what was discussed and between whom yet you take it to embellished lengths of "begs to get out of there". You make things black and white, this and that with comments like "you are just clueless to what's going on inside your program or you chose to turn your head" as if that is the truth. It aint. You are the one that is clueless who takes a scrap of 'hearsay' (<--proud of me donk?) and turn it into a freaking absolute truth.
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        Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ...
         
        • soflagator

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          It's as if you enjoy being on the wrong side of an argument. This has been addressed at length, including quotes from one of our players about distance being a major factor. Mullen himself has publicly stated that there was a desire to get back to the West Coast. If that isn't even remotely true, he gets killed when/if the Steele's ever decide to go on record about his transfer.

          I've mentioned Tabor. What about Grimes? He moved and was granted a waiver to be closer to his sick mother.The distance from Fort Lauderdale to Columbus is 1134 miles. From Lauderdale to Gville is 314, or roughly 1/3 the distance. He's still a 5+ hour drive away. But everyone agrees, that it's a lot better than the alternative.

          The others thing no one is pointing out is where exactly was Steele supposed to go? He's a 5*, so he's not going to a G5 school. So Usc and Ucla are the most obvious. No 5* defensive player in his right mind would line up to play for Chip Kelly. And few people actually feel like Helton has more than a year still in LA. Not to mention, he rejected them twice which means he clearly wasn't sold on the Trojans. That leaves basically Stanford and Cal, and who knows if he had the grades for either. Oregon is the hot team in the P12 and was the closest of all his finalist(outside of Usc). There were posters on Rivals saying he was Eugene bound the day it was announced he was in the portal. It made the most sense.

          If he'd gone with the gamecocks or Sooners(his other finalists) you'd have a very valid point that it had nothing to do with location. As it is, we're getting into semantics with Goldkamps wording, and using the "omg, 1000 miles" argument despite it being debunked repeatedly. Bottom line, he felt way more at home on the West Coast and Oregon checked all the remaining boxes.
           
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            I detest violence as well and I genuinely respect your feelings. I've also had some personal and professional experience in that area myself. But due process and a "fair hearing" for all is part of the presumption of innocence to which we are all entitled. After a proper review of the facts, JJ was suspended from all team activities and apparently advised that it was time to move on. The DA may decide otherwise at some point, but for UF and CDM, case closed.
             
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              I’m disappointed in Dan. Otis should be gone and the hole his administrative leave has left should be filled. Our recruiting needs a major facelift, starting with shady staff and crappy assistant coaches.
               
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                Don't listen to him.

                He is drunk.
                 
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                  Rex, I'm not trying to be a snot here, but you sure make a lot of assumptions. And the inflammatory deductions / insinuations / accusatory comments seem to have become your bread and butter. You threw out some stuff the other day about "what decent person" would let a player participate in a glorified scrimmage - just because he did not yet have the facts in hand. You did sort of walk that back by saying it was just a rhetorical question. But the implication was clear then, and even more so now in the light of your subsequent comments.

                  I will agree that DM MAY well have "bungled" the situation with Steele, but then again MAYBE NOT. I tend to agree with the donkey and others that there were multiple factors involved in Steeles' departure and it really doesn't matter at this point, one way or the other. He's gone, take any appropriate lesson the situation has to offer and move the hell on. Steele is history, and just a minor footnote at that.
                   
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                    I agree with all of that ... except that moron is a twatwaffle in a douche canoe filled with pitchforks.
                     
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                      I do Rex. It is beginning to look as if he wanted to leave and was looking for an opportunity to do so. It is speculation of course but signs are pointing in that direction.
                       
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                        Well, based on recent recruiting that shouldn’t be much of a problem, eh?
                         
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                          Otis should be gone without question. No excuse for a man I n that position.
                           
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                            I really have zero tolerance for violence against women. We won't even go into why I feel this way...it's very personal to me and not just how I was raised btw. Mullen needs to do better IMHO. I still like the guy and am still behind him. I don't think this whole bag of crap was handled well. I said before...hopefully, it is a learning experience. I never once called for his job or anything. It's just an opinion on a message board. Not sure what the big deal is...
                             
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                              As it turns out, JJ didn't need any help ruining his future. He did that on his own.
                               
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                                It’s a fvkin glorified practice to end the spring workouts. It’s not a real game.
                                 
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                                  WTF dude? You just keep on putting things into perspective before going off the deep-ass end. What fun is that?
                                   
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                                    Just my speculation. Yes. From everything I've seen, I don't get the impression he was ever entrenched and it's unlikely that he goes a full 3-4 years without facing some type of adversity that causes him to want to get back to the WC.
                                     
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                                      Yes!
                                       
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                                        I don't care and I think he is a Cali DB who likely wouldn't have developed.

                                        Just seems soft.
                                         
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