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about unsubstantiated rumors regarding spuat and recruiting. I'm new here after 10 years on the bunker. I find it interesting that I haven't seen many rumors posted over here. I assume they are frowned upon. I like recruiting rumors, but I don't take them all that seriously. They are called rumors for a reason. Anyway, I heard a good one recently regarding spuat. I can't verify it or shoot it down, but I'm sure there are folks on here that could. Would I get a bunch of downvotes for posting it?
This post was edited by Rbl92 2 years ago
No ! lets hear it.
I have absolutely no interest unless and until they receive a letter from the NCAA informing them that they are being investigated.
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There are a lot of bammer fans on here that will down vote anything anti-spuat or pro-Auburn. For example, I posted a little while back that I had talked to Shon Coleman and he told me that he would be full speed for this spring (that doesn't mean that he is back to his old self and will be competing for a starting job, just that he will be full speed). This post got 2 down votes. I posted another about a conversation that I had with Mike Blakely and how he is excited to have CSL here now. That particular post got 5 down votes. But, like a post I posted today, you're going to have some down vote you just because they have absolutely no sense of humor whatsoever and go through life being miserable all the time.
On the other hand, those like myself, can take things with a grain of salt and enjoy the rumors for just what they are, rumors. Rumors are started about AU on a daily basis in an effort to hurt AU, and we all know this. Therefore, I have no problem with any rumors about spuat.
No war is over until the enemy says it's over. We may think it's over, we may say it's over, but the enemy gets a vote. - Gen. James Mattis
Ok. I have a friend that is a supplier to Drummond Coal. Anyway, he was at Drummond in Mobile last week. Some of the employees were talking to him and the subject of TJ Yeldon came up. The Drummond employees said TJ's dad hadn't had a steady job in 15 years, but he is working for Drummond now. They were laughing about how they were sure he had this particular job because of his son signing with spuat. Now, this is the very definition of rumor so take it for what it's worth. TJ's father may be a doctor with a 25 yr old business for all I know.
My Dad Grew up with the CEO of Drummond, Gary Neal. He actually drove Gary Neal and His Sister Barbera to School from Jasper each time they would come home. My dad shared a room in the frat house with Gary Neal. Gary was here for a couple months or so but left to go to UAT because his girlfriend was enrolled there. Gary Neal is on the Board at the Unibersity and came out publicly AGAINST paying Nick the salary they had agreed to pay. Garys sister graduated from Auburn and has been very generous in her contributions to Auburn. Likewise, Gary, and some other family members, have been very generous to UAT. As for the rumors, wouldn't surprise me, this family is worth in excess of 10 Billion dollars. No telling what all goes on with that kind of power.
Happens with Alabama Power too. And you can bet we do it too.........
Wouldn't be surprised. I was just looking through the Drummond management team, and of the ten, 8 of them have a combined 13 degrees from Alabama. The other degrees are from Harvard, USC, and Penn State. None from Auburn of course.
I'm not accusing this of being completely made up, but if someone was going to make it up, Drummond is a good company to use as your fake employer for your "Alabama cheated" story.
At the same time, until someone can prove that Yeldon was unemployed and then started work at Drummond late in 2011, this is just a pretty extreme rumor. Almost like a "I bet what happened was....blah, blah, blah" kinda rumor.
I was going to say that I'm sure people getting jobs is one of the more common tools of persuasion used by fans who have the power to make it happen. Good chance coaching staffs (at all schools) don't even know when it does and doesn't happen.
This post was edited by jadennis 2 years ago
If it happened, it's so hard to prove any wrong doing, the ncaa will just look the other way. This stuff happens all the time in college football across the country. Maybe we should have found TJ's dad a better job.
THIS ------>>>>> "I have absolutely no interest unless and until they receive a letter from the NCAA informing them that they are being investigated."
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Rumors are ok as long as they are labeled as rumors and not written as fact. I'd hate for AUC to become like the Bunker with all the conspiracy theories and crazies. At some point that was 90% of what was discussed there.
This place is better for real discussions and real facts. Just my opinion.
Maybe I'm the only one that appreciates your posts then... Loved the insight on Shon and Mike.
Also, usually if it is a bama rumor I usually don't read it along with other things that I don't care to read. It really is as simple as that. If I don't care for the topic I rarely go into the topic. If I disagree with the subject I will read and reply but if I simply don't like the topic I don't go into it. BTW don't worry about the downvotes man it's not worth it.
I hope nobody thought the original post was meant to be a post about spuat getting in trouble with the NCAA. Even if TJ's father was unemployed until right before his son flipped to spuat and he was hired by a company whose CEO is a prominent spuat booster, it would be very difficult to prove that there was quid-pro-quo. Also, I'm a firm believer that the NCAA is not looking to bust anybody that hasn't already been busted in the media. The NCAA has turned into a "cleaner" organization. If a scandal has been made public in the media and the media won't let it go, the NCAA will show up and act as though they have everything under control. They are not interested in bringing scandals to light. Just my opinion.
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