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Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

Posted on: January 12, 2012 11:28 am
 
By MaxPreps' Stephen Spiewak

Patrick Miller, once committed to LSU, has enrolled at AuburnDwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) head coach Jack Daniels confirmed.

Daniels told MaxPreps today that Miller was set to enroll early at LSU. However, the day after the BCS title game, LSU told Miller that it only had five scholarships available and seven players enrolling early.

LSU asked Miller's father to pay for the spring semester, which prompted Miller and his family to explore other options.

Auburn, which currently has a small recruiting class, welcomed Miller with open arms.

The 6-foot-7, 270-pound Miller had been verbally committed to LSU since the fall, and was part of a loaded offensive line group that included Vadal Alexander and Derek Edinburgh.

Now, Miller joins an Auburn recruiting class that features quarterback Zeke Pike, who has also enrolled early.

The weeks leading up to National Signing Day often see a number of recruits decommit.

Last week, Top 100 defensive back Ronald Darby reneged on his verbal commitment to Notre Dame, while Devante Harris backed off his pledge to Oklahoma.
Comments

Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 7:22 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

There is an easy fix for the NCAA -- make it 85 scholarship athletes year round.  That takes the SEC's practice of grey shirting multiple players out of the equation, as the kids wouldn't be able to train during the year or be with the team in the offseason.

The Big Ten already has the 85 max year round policy -- make it the same for every school D-1 school.  Problem solved.

 



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 6:36 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

@rebelraiders

What Nick Saban is known for is oversigning, and then releasing upper classmen already in school and on scholarship who have not performed to the level he would like in order to free up scholarships for the new recruits he oversigned.  I find it much more dishonest and underhanded to take back a scholarship from a player that is already in school and on the team because you now don't think he's worth it than I do telling a kid before he even enrolls in school "sorry, we don't have enough scholarships available now to offer you one."   At least in that situation the kid has a chance to go to another school, just like Patrick Miller did, without any repercussions (provided there is a scholarship still available).

Saban claims that all players who had their schollys pulled caused it to happen on their own (broke team rules, bad grades, got hurt).  But here's a stat to think about:
"Alabama has had 12 players leave the program with medical hardships in Saban's four years at the school. Ohio State has had 4 players with medical hardships, during Jim Tressel's 10 years."
Here's a link to an article about how Saban goes about managing his practice of oversigning:



I'm not trying to say Saban is the only one doing this, but don't try to make the man out like he's a saint who has never done wrong to anyone with this oversigning business.



Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2012 6:26 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

As for payors and payees, the University of Georgia (payor) made an error when it agreed to extend the contract of Mark Richt by two more years at $2.9 million per year.  Some of us would be naive to think that throwing away $5.8 million on him is a good idea after watching that coaching meltdown against Michigan State.  Then again, most of us in the SEC are not complaining.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 6:13 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

See above....  Don't be naive.  We know you're not stupid.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 6:12 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

Where there is cash and motivation to use it, it is tough to find payees that will rat out the payer.  Not having formal, documented proof does NOT mean it didn't or doesn't happen.  Not a conspiracy, just a well run business, and some of us are naive on purpose.



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2012 5:49 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

All schools over offer.  They offer every kid they'd like to have.  Where I have an issue is what LSU did in this case, was offer the kid, accept his committment, then accept the committments of 7-10 kids more than they have room for.  Then just before classes start, tell the kid your scholly is no good and if you still want to come, you'll have to pay.  Typical SEC West ploy, Miles and Saban are masters at it.

Saban has not done this. Every kid that deferred, grayshirted, knew ahead of time that if the others players higher on the list comitted they would have to grayshirt.

Find me one link where Saban, at least at Alabama, surprised a kid with a greyshirt...sure, there have been some that were dissapointed, and have gone on record saying as much, but they also admit, they knew ahead of time, and still chose to sign with Alabama. Don't give the crap about these kids don't know what they are doing, that's what their parents are for.

If I had the chance to play at Alabama, but knew I might greyshirt, I'd do it. Those that can afford to will, and those that can't or don't want to, won't.

They weren't tricked, fooled, or lied too.

I'll provide a link for one instance that the Kid KNEW it was possible:

I'll wait for you or anyone to proved ONE, that a kid was not informed ahead of time.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 5:24 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

All schools over offer.  They offer every kid they'd like to have.  Where I have an issue is what LSU did in this case, was offer the kid, accept his committment, then accept the committments of 7-10 kids more than they have room for.  Then just before classes start, tell the kid your scholly is no good and if you still want to come, you'll have to pay.  Typical SEC West ploy, Miles and Saban are masters at it.



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2012 5:11 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

Bama and MSU boosters started the lies about Cam & Auburn
You mean the lies that Cecil finally admitted were true? haha great post...



Since: Jul 23, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 4:57 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

LSU plays by the rules,they are on probation right now,and have more allegations to answer for,Patrick Peterson for one.Bama and MSU boosters started the lies about Cam & Auburn and it stuck but the 80,000 for Peterson was reported by a TAMU coach who knows LSU pays well dealing with that clown who sold Seastrunk to Oregon.



Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2012 4:57 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

That's right, Skreff. LSU...is a bastion of honesty and propriety.  Just ask Wille Lyles and Patrick Peterson.


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