"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of Big Ten fans suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened." -Brian Cook, Feb 4, 2009
Upon hearing the news that Ole Miss signed 37 recruits, I was conflicted. On one had, surely I can expect that an SEC head coach knows more about his recruiting class than I do. On the other, a very wise man said last year: "Around six guys who are playing for Alabama now or expect to be in the fall are going to be told to get bent by the time fall practice rolls around," and since Ole Miss signed even more this year than we did last year, man, there must be a whole lot of "truly filthy" things going on in Oxford.
That's when I realized: damn. I'm just an idiot Alabama fan who doesn't "get" it. If I really want to see the light, I need to seek out Brian Cook, who will almost certainly have something very insightful to say about this situation.
So I checked FanHouse and, lo, found nothing. Considering the gravity of the offense, and Mr. Cook's fabulous vocabulary, I thought maybe his analysis was too salty for the PG-13 blog, and headed over to MGoBlog where I found... more nothing.
It turns out that Brian is on vacation and has yet to say anything about this very pressing issue of oversiging.
So we plebes are left to ponder... when Brian returns from his vacation, what will his reaction be?
How will Brian Cook react to news that Ole Miss signed 37 players this winter?
Complete meltdown: A lengthy, profanity-laced diatribe about how terrible the SEC is. (49 votes)
Nary a mention! After all, if it's not Nick Saban or Alabama, who really cares? (135 votes)
Nothing . . . at least until Rodriguez comes under fire for something from which we all need to be distracted. (47 votes)
A well-reasoned post which fairly balances the need for fair dealing with the nuances of academic qualification, injuries, and difficulty in dealing with the whims of hundreds of 18 and 19 year olds. (11 votes)
242 total votes