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I'm a little disappointed in so few updates or reports. Heck, even ESPN tweeted about Charlie Strong over an hour ago. I understand and appreciate this site's pride in the get it right, not necessarily first attitude, but I think we're all clamouring for information during these times. We can accept some unconfirmed rumours if they're posted as such.
I know we're all wanting more and more info, but I hate when other outlets seem to be so ahead of a paid site.
I'll stop with my whining now!
Several of these outlets said "front runner" or something similar as opposed to next coach. There's a difference. Could turn out to be non-news by tomorrow.
Id say Wes and company are probably typing up the recruit updates and Strong hiring article so they can put it out as soon as ITs announced
I sincerely and respectfully disagree. Wes, Ryan, and Kevin are very good at what they do and they just will not throw out information that 1) cannot be confirmed, or 2) can be viewed as a rumor. 247 Sports has set a very high bar that other team sites, frankly, cannot match. I'm sure you've seen the dumpster fire that is VolNation....this site will NEVER be that. I'm sorry but if uncorraborated rumors are what you seek, you just will not find them here...and I for one, am quite thankful for that.
I'd say this site has been far ahead of any other source. Not sure why you are complaining about it? They've only hinted at Strong being the probable choice for the last 2 days now.
OP, prepare to be "tar and feathered".
I'm with you Will, but obviously there's something to Strong when it's even being reported by ESPN. Even if it doesn't work out, I think we all here want to know what's happening. Nobody will hold W/R/K responsible if they something falls through in the process. We, or at least I, want to know where it's at in the process.
Again, this probably sounds far worse than I want it to. I LOVE this site and couldn't imagine not having it, but this is a big deal to us, and I want as much information as possible even if they occasionally get something wrong by reporting it early. This is a coaching search, not Watergate!
I would refer to the Rolling Stones...."you can't always get what you want."
I have to disagree. I was the first one to post on the site the Bielima hiring and that Auburn had hired their coach today. I did quote sources, but I had no idea if Barrett Sallee and CBS had good sources. The reason I can do that is I am just a poster. Hey, I feel good because I was right and I was first. But the staff can't do what I did. Because if they jump the gun we all go nuts and assume that it is the Lord's Truth and then 100 other outlets quote the staff as truth. What these guys post have consequences.
This is the best site in all of college football for two reasons This is the best staff, period. And the posters on this site are mature, sane and gracious to each other. Give the guys a break. They play a different role than those of us who can post anything they want.
And by the way, TOS, has posted and retracted more than a few times over the past week because they jumped the gun. Not here.
These guys have been ahead of everyone else the whole time. All my friends that are on other boards have been amazed at all the updates I have been recieving.
Your team. All the time.
And for those who know soccer:
i would rather be patient and my info be right instead of 1st and be wrong.
the next time i hear who our new coach is,i don't want to wake up the next morning and hear somebody else is our coach.
GO BIG ORANGE!!!
GO BIG ORANGE!!!
Update coming shortly.
I'll take 247 accuracy over first to report anyday. At least then I don't have to worry about back tracking things to people I talk to in Alabama. Wes, Ryan and Kevin do an amazing job especially in a situation that has so many different people saying so many different things and seems to me that most of the stuff people say is false.
Over the last week we have had news about Gruden, Fisher, Gundy, Strong, etc, etc. And any time anybody has been mentioned on 247 I have always read "We'll believe it when we see it" or some other type of phrase. That to me says hey guess what? It's a rumor until we tell you otherwise.
Anyway off my soap box.
Keep up the good work W/R/K!
Best thing to come out of Alabama: I-59 North
My pleasure, but it is the truth. You guys are without peer.
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