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Old 04-21-2011, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can Cuonzo Martin "swim with the sharks"?

VolNation favorite, Mike Griffith, speaking this morning of Cuonzo Martin and how Tennessee's new coach is very mindful of compliance:

"Between him, Houston Fancher, and Kent Williams, these guys are so by the book. They are so by the book that I wonder how they are going to swim with the sharks. I think you've got to operate in a grey area. There's varying degrees of grey. But for the most part, Cuonzo doesn't wander anywhere near the line."

"When you are recruiting against guys like John Calipari and Mike Anderson, boy that's some tough turf."

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Old 04-21-2011, 02:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't necessarily agree with having to do it to compete, but an argument can certainly be made.
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Wow, if you aren't willing to get into the grey with the rules, you can't be successful? Another former SEC coach told me the same thing. He said Kentucky would run you out of the league if you weren't willing to break rules in recruiting. Sad, if true.
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so we just got through a pretty big issue with the NCAA and Griff is saying we should still be pushing the limits?
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How many grey lines do they have on the softball field?
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so we just got through a pretty big issue with the NCAA and Griff is saying we should still be pushing the limits?
It makes sense doesn't it?
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How many grey lines do they have on the softball field?
This is good work
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The only grey is whether to win by 18 or 19 if you have the opportunity.
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Griffith thinks the only reason Pearl pushed past the line is because he loves Tennessee so much.
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so we just got through a pretty big issue with the NCAA and Griff is saying we should still be pushing the limits?
Sad thing is we aren't even through the NCAA issue yet and he is saying that s*&!.
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Pretty arrogant statement coming from an SEC sportswriter.
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He's absolutely right. You need to be smart about going into the grey area, like Calipari and unlike Pearl who did it, and had a picture taken in his house, dumb. It's the only way to compete in the dirty world of College BBall, all the good ones with championships do it... If no picture existed, Pearl could have looked those NCAA douches in the eye and dared them to prove it, Calipari style.
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If no picture existed, Pearl could have looked those NCAA douches in the eye and dared them to prove it, Calipari style.
didn't he do that even when presented with the picture?
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