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I'm just confused about the entire discussion. There are plenty of kids that have picked Pitt over the top 5-10 programs in the country. Rushel Shell picked Pitt over Bama just last year. If Foster is concerned about playing the NFL, I still can't figure out why either program would be better. Bama sends more kids, but there's more opportunity to play early at Pitt and if he's great, he'll go early coming out of each program. It's not like if he dominates at Pitt and has good measurables that he wouldn't get picked high.
Other than that, isn't it all just where a kid is most comfortable? Most kids from the north aren't comfortable in the deep south and vice-versa. Most kids like to be close to their family. Pitt still beats out Ohio State for recruits all the time, and they not only offer a big time program, they cheat like crazy. It's just want kids are comfortable with.
And keep in mind, just because Pitt hasn't been a top 5 team in a long time, doesn't mean it can't happen again. Pitt has been the best program in college football multiple times. It has a lot going for it and could be it again.
This post was edited by pittmonkey 19 months ago
Hilarious. I tell you what, instead of just spouting internet board puffery, I'll let some neutral arbitrators of this do the talking for me.
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Maybe just maybe we aren't that impressed and the majority of us don't give a crap about Alabama
That's fine. I mean honestly, what else can you say?
It is irrelevant how I define success. Any type of potential success that Pitt can offer him, Alabama can top. Again, I'm not disrespecting Pitt, but when you are comparing two schools, one of them has to be inferior.
What I've gathered from this thread is that the SEC and Alabama provides a better game day atmosphere than does Pitt. It also provides a better chance of winning a national title. Those are important things, but if a kid likes living in Pittsburgh for the 350+ other days of the year and wants to play in the NFL, then Pitt provides good opportunity to do both.
A lot of people here also don't understand why Pittsburgh kids like to stay home. Because it's one of the best cities to live in in the country. Seems to me there are a lot of national publications that agree with that sentiment.
One last try here .. can someone please list the advantages each school has over the other in this recruitment??? And be objective as well?
It just seems like most of the Alabama fans here are really misinformed. You don't realize how many players Pitt has put in the college/pro Halls of Fame. You didn't realize how many cupcakes the SEC was playing in week 12 until i pointed it out. You say things like "business decision" but have no idea WTF point you're even trying to make. No facts to back anything up. Nothing but more of the same old SEC RAH RAH bullcrap and haughty ignorance.
Give me an objective list. Do you need me to define "objective" for you? This site has some fairly intelligent members. You're not going to float that BS in here, bubba.
The point was that it was about as relevant to the conversation as asking how many Pro Bowlers the 2 schools had last year.
I just said it.....Now go away.....I wish there was a dismissive wanking emoticon.....
I'm loving this thread lol!
Yea I'd be mad too if the university that i cheer for was inferior in all facets in terms of being a successful football program compared to a SEC team.
University of Alabama: The high mark of college football since 1892
You .. sir .. are out of your depth. GTFO.
Inferior in what? Gameday atmosphere and chance of winning a national title. That's all I've got.
NFL teams draft kids based on their potential to have success in the pros. His talent doesn't change depending on the school he goes to. Alabama has talented kids. But kids get drafted on talent, not the uniform they wore in the NFL.
Have you no shame? Wasn't it embarrassing enough when you had your previous comment about Pitt HoFers shoved up your rear end?
I think most Pittsburghers would be pretty happy to hear anyone from Philadelphia felt that way.
Hey, how many HOFers does Alabama have again?
Out of my depth? If you are going to resort to childish insults, at least come up with something that makes sense.
I can understand your aversion to reading, I'm just surprised that you figured out how to connect to the free WiFi at Applebee's.
Where in this thread did I say I was mad? You rednecks sure cannot read....I said I don't give a crap nor do I care about Alabama and it's accomplishments......
Yet you are here trying to convince us
Pros for Pitt- close to home, friends on team, mom wants him to go to pitt, could help turn around program, good relationship with coaches.
Pros for Bama- Playing in SEC, possibly playing in bigger games, more national exposure, playing for a top 5 program, has said he really likes it there, good relationship with coaches and some players.
I am an Alabama fan so I know a little more about what he likes about Alabama, pitt fans can certainly add to what he likes about pitt but please just add what he likes and not compare the schools since that has been overdone in this thread which started out with a simple question.
This post was edited by dts1 19 months ago
No doubt, if a kid wants to make more money in college, hed be well advised to go to an SEC school where the saying, "if you aint cheatin you aint tryin" was coined. The only down side would be having to take a pay cut when he made it to the NFL.
As far as making it in the NFL, doesnt seem like FItz, Revis, Shady et al had their NFL careers held back by attending Pitt. The reality is, if a player is good enough, his chances of making it to the NFL are not influenced much by where he goes to school. Heck his position in the draft is not impacted by school choice.
A "Real PITT MAN"............get off my porch!
You think it's irrelevant how you define football success .. yet football success is what you claim is the reason to play for Alabama. Instead of double talking me .. how bout you just leave?
Let me summarize if I can.
Young Robert, if you want to play for BCS national championships... go to Bama.
If you want a better chance at being an NFL star, playing in pro bowls, and making the hall of fame... go to Pitt.
BTW, Philly is a disgusting cesspool.
You're buffoonery is amusing, but the real value of your posts is the substantial caliber and class by which you represent your school and state on someone else's message board.
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