Brian responds, and he's still a dick:
I won't bother with Issue #1 since it's a personal beef between Cook and the recruiting services, and I couldn't care less about how or why he thinks Alabama shouldn't be considered the #1 recruiting class in the nation until the fall. But Issue #2? Fuck you. He can blather on and on about OTS's "voodoo math" and moronic points since OTS called him out on his haircut (and in this very post I've already referred to him as a "dick") and therefor name calling is fair game, but this is where he's a gigantic ass that should shut his whore mouth:
No fucking reason? How about this fucking reason: mutual commitment is a two way street, asshole. If you get a scholarship offer to play football, you damn well better produce or someone else is going to take your place. Is that mean? Maybe, but I don't see you bitching about kids on academic scholarships that lose theirs because they don't keep their grades up. Produce and contribute, you'll be fine. Screw around and don't live up to your end of the bargain, tough, deal with it.
So by your own admission scholarship offers are (technically) one-year commitments, and that apparently it's okay to not offer a fifth year kid if they aren't contributors. So why is it that you can't "not offer" an underclassmen another year if he isn't a contributor to the team? Again, mutual commitment is a two street (asshole), you're just trying to figure out a way to say cutting a player that can't even manage to get on the three deep is "illegitimate." And what about the natural attrition all programs face, especially ones undergoing a significant change in coaching philosophy, that will more than likely happen at Alabama in the spring?
I'll tell you what: someone gets it right in the ass.
First, fuck you. Don't go leveling accusations of unfair dealings that haven't taken place because you think and want to believe that's what is going to happen. Whatever stick you're getting right up your ass towards Saban, the University of Alabama, and the entire South, jam it up further. Second, again, boo fucking hoo. As soon as this gets posted I'll be headed out to pick up a violin and sign up for lessons, so don't expect a lot of posting from me over the next few days. Let me get this straight, Cook; It is perfectly fine for kids to leave Michigan of their own volition because of the change in coaching philosophy since the great UM really, really wants the little darlings to stick around, but if Alabama's kids want to go elsewhere to seek playing time (even if it is because their coaches encourage them to) because they don't fit in with the new staff and the schems they run, then "OMG$ABAN=3VIL!!!1"? Yeah, cram it further, asshole.