Friday, August 24, 2007

What the Hell is this?

So I wasn't around my computer much yesterday, and this morning I'm all hung over from a fantasy football draft last night (which I rocked, by the way) so I finally get around to checking the internet stuff and I see this.

Nathen Garth decommits? What the hell is that? Unless the Gophers are very close to signing a better PG this is bad news.

It gives me slight hope that part of the article reads:

A 6-foot-4 senior at Woodrow Wilson High School, Garth said he had a phone conversation with Smith today and both decided it was best for him to reopen his recruitment.

Perhaps it was with a slight shove from Tubby that Garth stepped back, which is still weird, but better than him just deciding not to come here. I really hope this doesn't affect the recruitment of guys like Iverson and Sampson.

UPDATE: A very well known poster, JohnnyGopher, over at gopher hole reports the following, which makes me smile:

the Garth situation has been something that has been going on for some time now. Don't believe some of those Garth quotes, this was exactly like the Brommer deal. Tubby made a mistake early on before he had hired his full staff especially his main recruiting guy, and over the summer they realized that Garth was not the PG they we're looking for. This would of occured weeks ago had Mitchell decommitted from St. Louis. There are also a couple other issues that aren't being talked about in this Garth situation but they don't really matter since he won't be a Gopher. Don't read too much into Garth's comments about Minnesota still wanting him, just like with Brommer, Tubby appears to have no problem letting the kids make it look like it was there choice instead of the school backing off them. In the end, it will be best for both parties. Coach Taylor knows what he is doing and has us in position to land some outstanding players.

I feel much better now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thats crap! There's more here than Taylor and the Mitchell kid. I think Garth just wants to make sure he wants to be at the U. The kid can flat out play! I'd say stay tuned on this, it aint over!