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Wed night foster was coming to Pitt. Friday morning changes his mind and wants to go to Alabama. Now, he states that even if Saban leaves he would still attend Alabama? Like blankstare said not sour grapes, but somebody got paid. Where are our big boosters?
Do you think bama would have lost ysu, syracuse, u conn and blew a fg in ot to lose the notre dame game, that is about what he was saying, we go 6-6 should have been 10-2.
I think head won out. Heart said Pitt. Head said Bama.
Time to go get Mr. Boyd. You wanna be the man son and show everyone who was better?
My thoughts exactly. Foster gave a verbal to Bama, so it is time to move on.
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This article explains it all. Also go to the tweet Foster made the night before about don't be mad, I gotta get this money or something like that.
From the blog Dr. Saturday: Agent Ralph Cindrich was on a Pittsburgh radio station on Thursday to discuss the Penn State scandal and sanctions, and in the course of the discussion brought up Nick Saban, saying that on the Alabama coach and … Continue reading →
This post was edited by PhPanther1 19 months ago
Pitt has lost many verbals to schools and Pitt has gained kids that had previously verballed to schools.....You don't move on till after the pen meets the paper.
probably, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of this $$$$ was involved as well. The Cindrich link adds some credence to it.
You mean this post you made the other day. Hmmm.
This isn't a positive sign.....
D-rob#4 @DROBFoster_4 I gotta get this money understand me
Why say he got paid ? When there is no proof to back it up.
Other than the kid changing his mind at the last minute and tweeting to the world that he's getting paid? Don't be naive.
Ralph might be right, but he also sounds like someone who who lost a client because his coach advised him somewhere else.
Well the fact that Foster was definitely coming to Pitt, then all of a sudden, there was a delay, Press Conference late, then voila...chango presto.
College sports is incredibly sleezy. I think Pitt has to understand how to play this game. We have done it before and did it well.
Do we have donors willing to help out though who can compete with the Money backing the SEC?
If all the stuff about the lasts minute change of heart is true, then theres no doubt in my mind Bama upped the ante. Combined with the weak explanation about he "close relationship with Saban" and the academic suppoort, ths thing does have the smell of Benjamins. I have to give the kid credit though. He leveraged Pitt to get a better contract offer.
A "Real PITT MAN"............get off my porch!
Whoa - do you really want the University of Pittsburgh to sink to the level of paying their players... regardless of what PITT did or didn't do in the past?
That was 30 years ago when PITT was a run of the mill smaller university. A lot has changed over that time period and now PITT is once of the most highly thought of and desirable universities in the US and the world.
I want a winning program also but I think it is vitally important to do in in the realm of above board behavior.
This post was edited by rkohberger 19 months ago
You've got it all wrong. Pitt won't be sinking to pay players. Will be rising up to pay players.
Gotta get me that money, son. Whoop whoop.
Hey mom .. wear a Pitt hat and look sad.
While I am highly suspicious of why Robert Foster texted his family on Wednesday and told them in definitive terms that he would be attending Pitt and then verbally committed to Alabama, I very much doubt that that tweet from the other night about money is relevant at all. For starters, I don't think he'd be dumb if to put something like that on social media. And even if he were, I can all but guarantee that whoever gave him this hypothetical money would have instructed him to keep his mouth shut. Also, you have to understand that that's just how these kids talk. Not to sound like a corny, white guy, but that's just hip hop lingo. It's all about getting women and money. Rushel Shell tweets about money all of the time too. So while that tweet from the other night makes for a nice conspiracy theory, I think it's just a coincidence.
Yes Rushel does. RF does not. Hence, the questions. Why does he suddenly start talking that way? Oh, b/c dad got paid.
I guess Pitt outbid Bama for Rushel.
No offense but in his presser he stated that Alabama would play for championships and best prepare him for the NFL so he would "get paid"
Notice he said "Gotta go get that money" (aka the future in the NFL)
By default, that means he hasn't gotten any money.
Btw, I don't truly think you believe Foster got paid anyways.
How so? You mean this butthurt clown that got sand in his vagina when Saban called him and other agents out as pimps?
"Everyone" has something on Nick Saban? You mean the NIck Saban who is probably more disliked by more media people than any coach in the country? Is that why the NCAA has never paid any attention to this guy?
This clown was widely lampooned when, after being challenged to provide any evidence, he folded like a cheap tent. Funny that you guys still take him seriously.
This post was edited by airharper 19 months ago
I can not believe the way you guys are already eating one of your own! I still think this goes all the way til signing day. It ain't over by a long shot. One thing you really need to grasp. Nick Saban does not need to pay any players period. We would be just fine with out Foster. Do we want him? Of course. Will he make or break our team or recruiting year? No. No one person is bigger than our program. If you have not followed CNS through the years even before Bama, he has always gotten the talent. He has a proven process that works and kids want to be a part of it. Because he didn't pick Pitt, you accuse one of your own of dirty dealing without having any shread of evidence to back it up besides some dumb as texts or tweets which you have no clue as to what they mean. I know most Pitt fans do not feel this way, but the ones that are speaking this garbage are really making the fan base for Pitt look horrible. I do not even like it when our fan base says such things. Be a decent human for crying out loud.
This is hysterical. When a team plays for a national championship for 3 out of 4 years, you don't have to pay players to convince them to come to your school. Robert wanted to come to Bama for a while but didn't want to disappoint his family. Once his mother gave him her blessings, he decided to follow his heart.
This post was edited by jmac4949 19 months ago
I doubt Pitt is perfectly clean. But we're nowhere near as dirty as the SEC schools.
Also .. there are many families and kids who would shy away from the real dirty cheating because (a) they have higher standards and ethics or (b) they fear the consequences and public humiliation. Some folks actually feel shame and have integrity. You can't lump every recruit into the same category of personality and morals.
That being said .. i'm guessing Saban or his scouts make the call on who has the talent to warrant cutting the big checks and car deals. Foster must be pretty darn amazing cause what happened was blatant.
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