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La. HS coach says he knows of no Auburn violation

Posted on: February 21, 2011 10:40 am
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Last week the news broke that NCAA investigators had visited Thibodaux, La. to speak to Auburn signee Greg Robinson and other involved parties regarding his recruitment to the Plains. One of those parties was Robinson's head coach at Thibodaux, Dennis Lorio, whose comments in the initial FoxSports report on Robinson and fellow Thibodaux product Trovon Reed may have helped gain the attention of the NCAA.

But if his interview with the Birmingham News is any indication , Lorio didn't actually have anything to say to the NCAA:
The NCAA asked him only one question about Reed, the wide receiver Rivals.com rated the top prospect in Louisiana in the 2010 signing class, who sat out most of last season as a medical redshirt. Did Lorio know of any NCAA violations Auburn may have committed in recruiting Reed?

Lorio's answer: "No."

The NCAA asked him more questions about Robinson, rated by Rivals as the No. 2 guard in the nation and No. 4 prospect in Louisiana. Lorio's bottom-line answer on Robinson: "To my knowledge, there was nothing illegal in his recruitment."

Early in their conversation, Lorio said, the NCAA investigator said to him, "I see you think Auburn did something illegal in recruiting."

Lorio said he told the investigator, "No. I didn't say that. You inferred that."

No, what Lorio actually said was this :

“How did players from Thibodaux, La., become so interested in Auburn?” Lorio asks. “That’s a really good question. Trooper Taylor and Sean Nelson would know.”

Apparently, it's a "really good question" to which Lorio's official answer is "Because they wanted to go Auburn, as far as I know."

Lorio's inability to produce any evidence that Auburn committed violations doesn't automatically mean those violations didn't occur or that the NCAA won't find them, of course. But given that no one else believed to have been interviewed -- Robinson himself, his mother, or Reed and Robinson mentor Nelson -- is likely to produce that evidence, either, this arm of the Auburn investigation may have come to a standstill.


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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:35 am
 

La. HS coach says he knows of no Auburn violation

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Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2011 2:00 pm
 

La. HS coach says he knows of no Auburn violation

The bagmen of Auburn's Trustee/Booster Mafia apparently got to this coach before the NCAA managed to...



Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: February 22, 2011 12:03 pm
 

La. HS coach says he knows of no Auburn violation




Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2011 11:33 am
 

La. HS coach says he knows of no Auburn violation

So the coach said “NO” I was not shocked at that answer. What did we all expect him to say, “oh yeah Auburn does this all the time and since I have been here it has been one violation after the other.” I am glad you guys are finally getting around to investigating these guys as they are the worse of the bunch.

I am not sure who is on who’s payroll, I do know that college recruiters make constant contact with the high school coaches, take them to din din. All these things a normal smart businessman would do to get referrals of clients that would be of interest to him. 

Now as to which team a coach would call once he has identified a potential client for college, who do you call and what propelled you to call that particular college recruiter? Is it the system they think the college player would excel, or because the college recruiter has established a closer rapport with the coach?

Who know what cause a high school coach to call a certain college recruiter from one college as oppose one from another?

It could be because of stipulations received by the high school coach? Who knows, I am sure you will never get a college recruiter nor a high school coach to admit this as fact.


“ONE MAN’S OPINION”

 




Since: May 5, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2011 11:27 am
 

La. HS coach says he knows of no Auburn violation

I have known Coach Lorio 20 + years.

I doubt he took a bribe to send players to Auburn when he lives in LSU country.  And I doubt he knows anything or he would have told them what he knew.

Plus, do we really know WHAT he told the NCAA??

I dont think he wants any publicity...

Other than GOOD stuff for his team!



Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: February 22, 2011 1:04 am
 

High School Coaches Dont Make Millions

Most high school coaches make 30-40 k a year not millions like in college. How much would cost to get a high school coach to have a loss of memory ?



Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2011 6:55 pm
 

La. HS coach says he knows of no Auburn violation

Gee, what was he supposed to say? He said no What a shocker!



Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2011 2:44 pm
 

La. HS coach says he knows of no Auburn violation

Um, this happens all the time.  




Since: May 9, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2011 11:24 am
 

La. HS coach says he knows of no Auburn violation

Once we see this guy cruising around in a new F150 or Escalade we'll know that he knew something was going on.


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