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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: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 1:12 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

I told my wife that I was going out last Friday with Jack Daniels. She responded with, "The hell you are!"



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: January 13, 2012 11:22 am
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

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.

and yet again, a link to an articale based not on facts, but specualtion. No names, no proof, no facts. I've never said Saban didn't push the limits, I know he does, and he if he didn't, I wouldn't like him so much.

The Medical Schollies, have no bearing, if your argument is he's "ruining" these kids lives. It's not like these guys were not hurt and asked/forced out of the blue to take a medical. And none that have ever done so could dispute the word of the Physicians that told them they could not play, and each and everyone has also said the decisions was ultimately theirs.

If your argument is it gives him a competitve edge, well, that's what competitive people do..they look for that competitive edge, fully within the rules. If you like a coach that will keep a player on the team even when he's hurt and will not contribute to the success of the team..well good for you. I personally want a coach that does what's best for the team. 



Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 10:59 am
 

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.


You mean you want the same rules for everyone across the board?  That is crazy talk, the SEC wont be able to compete with out oversigning.  Well that is according to the coaches who endorse the practice.



Since: Jan 13, 2012
Posted on: January 13, 2012 8:01 am
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

I wouldn't go so far to say Sabin is the best Coach in America. That's a matter of opinion. One thing I can tell you is that he will not stay at one place very long. Look at his record it speaks for itself. He is very money driven and will go where the money is at. Smile



Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2012 7:30 am
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

The position of fan.  None of the fans of the other 11 schools are complaining that Mark Richt is sticking around.  If Georgia were to ever get a legit coach in there...watch out.  But with Richt, the Bulldogs are relegated to beating up on a weak East and that's about it.



Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: January 13, 2012 5:48 am
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

What an idiot. As Coach, you are suppose to eval the players character.

Sorry, but there is no excuse for oversigning. Coaches are paid millions, they should be able to count.

I for one hold the $million coaches to a higher standard than 18 to 20 year old kids.

I not saying you will never run into an issue with some 18/20 year old kids. However, if signing too many kids with Character problems is causing issues with depth, that is a problem with a coach's eval of a recuit, not a reason to oversign.




Since: Jun 16, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2012 2:32 am
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

You're a jealous lying lowlife POS! Go blow it out your psychotic az and shut the f up loser. Saban is the BEST COACH in America and his players love him, deal with it!



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 9:42 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

"Then again, most of us in the SEC are not complaining".......Just what position do you hold in the SEC?





Since: Mar 14, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:36 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

I love how the title of the article makes it sound so "surprising" - nice one Spiewak... If I were a 3 or 4 start OL (which is only a guess) and a good SEC school asked me to pay for the spring semester, I would find a more suitable suitor too... but I can't blame schools for oversigning- Too many of these kids get kicked off the team for dumb behavior, and I don't blame Les Miles or anyone else for covering their butts- You don't want to have less depth than your competitors




Since: Jan 12, 2012
Posted on: January 12, 2012 7:30 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

Just what does this have to do with Nick Saban and Alabama?  This article was about LSU and Auburn.


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