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Topic: Bag Men and Recruiting

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Cincydawg

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Bag Men and Recruiting
« on: January 19, 2021, 03:55:12 PM »
Dan Patrick: Tennessee coaches handed McDonald's bags with cash to recruits (247sports.com)
Dan Patrick: Tennessee coaches handed McDonald's bags with cash to recruits (247sports.com)


I tend to think this happens, but far more covertly than this.  Someone with deeps pockets offers to fix up the church a recruits uncle is pastor of.  Somebody's brother gets a lucrative job.  Family stuff, arm's length, etc.

Maybe there are literal "bag men" today that go directly to the recruits, it's certainly possible, but I would GUESS the coaching staff is almost never involved, directly.  Almost.

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Re: Bag Men and Recruiting
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2021, 04:01:07 PM »
That's for the most part accurate IM estimation
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Re: Bag Men and Recruiting
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2021, 04:21:08 PM »
whatever works

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Re: Bag Men and Recruiting
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2021, 06:22:01 PM »
Remembering Herschel's recruitment - SEC Blog- ESPN
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Re: Bag Men and Recruiting
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2021, 09:23:37 AM »
“The Swamp is where Gators live.  We feel comfortable there, but we hope our opponents feel tentative. A swamp is hot and sticky and can be dangerous." - Steve Spurrier

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Re: Bag Men and Recruiting
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2021, 09:24:20 AM »
Being the actual bag man would be fun.  You're not the one getting in any trouble and you're directly helping your school get some talent.  
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Re: Bag Men and Recruiting
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2021, 09:55:43 AM »
I'd guess there is serious trouble if the bagman is caught red handed

even if it's only no more contact with the program

banned from tickets, games, any activities

seems the university could sue for damages

I know they never hold coaches accountable, just fire them, but it seems reasonable
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2021, 10:23:56 AM »
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Re: Bag Men and Recruiting
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2021, 10:26:44 AM »
If I'm a wealthy supporter, I'm not going to personally deliver bags of cash.

I'd have go betweens obviously, maybe two levels apart from me.  And the U isn't going to want to find out it was me that hard.  I'd be donating millions a year, or whatever.

Plausible deniability.

I recall some scheme where players stayed in town over the summer and were given "jobs" at car dealerships or whatever and they didn't have to show up, ever, but got paid handsomely.  There are a lot of ways to "influence" 19 year olds.

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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2021, 10:31:03 AM »
If I'm a wealthy supporter, I'm not going to personally deliver bags of cash.

I'd have go betweens obviously, maybe two levels apart from me.  And the U isn't going to want to find out it was me that hard.  I'd be donating millions a year, or whatever.

Plausible deniability.

I recall some scheme where players stayed in town over the summer and were given "jobs" at car dealerships or whatever and they didn't have to show up, ever, but got paid handsomely.  There are a lot of ways to "influence" 19 year olds.
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Re: Bag Men and Recruiting
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2021, 11:11:21 AM »
So that's how Wisconsin got Quintez Cephus.

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Re: Bag Men and Recruiting
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2021, 11:55:02 AM »
Heh. Wisconsin was QC's only football offer. They flipped him from a basketball commitment from some small school.
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Re: Bag Men and Recruiting
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2021, 12:12:43 PM »
Ask badge how he does it.  Take em out on the boat, empty tackle box...
I thought that's how he erases people....but the tackle box isn't empty.
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