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Kind of miss the old days when everything was done on signing day! This is so anti-climatic!
It's almost hard for me to remember those days these days. What's your best signing day story?
I feel like our classes have been great but signing day itself has been kind of heartbreaking in past years. it's easier to remember getting left at the alter as opposed to landing the commit, though.
While I agree to a certain degree, I think that is mostly because we have been burnt the last two years. With that said I will never forget Big Sam pulling the trigger for LSU. I just knew he was gonna do big things here. I also remember being very excited when pen hit paper with Chad Jones and Patrick Peterson. I still remember the interview Peterson did with 98.1 on signing day and him talking about coming in, being humble but he basically served notice to everyone on the team that he was coming to work and they better be ready to keep up.
"They're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us....They can't get away this time." Chesty Puller
I don't really have a single signing day, but just watching Bobby Bowden in the 1990s, year after year, plunder top prospects presumably bound elsewhere on signing day & turn yet another class that looked to be ranked 10-20 into a top 3 signing class. (I think they averaged between 2.5 - 3 for the entire decade) Back then Bowden could sell manure to a stable boy.
I think that these fans & reporters who think Saban is the greatest thing ever at everything are just too young to know better. I'd really like to see Saban dealing with signing days where his class wasn't already all wrapped up nice & neat for him. He'd be in a straightjacket by lunchtime.
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I remember when Ego Ferguson put on the LSU cap the morning of NSD and what a great feeling that was. The ones I really appreciate, though, are those who make an early commitment to LSU and stay that way. Then those future leaders who go out and recruit for us as ambassadors - those are the ones I tip my cap to!
Sam Montgomery is a good one. I just miss the surprises on signing day, overall!
Harvey Williams, 1986. Some of you guys weren't born yet. LSU and aTm had a heated rivalry back then and there wasn't the media coverage we have now. He was all set to sign with aTm and the cheerleaders or band started playing the aTm fight song. It pissed him off so much that he signed with the Tigers. Tigerrag was the thing back then. Every chance I got I would read my cousin's copies. He had a subscription and I couldn't afford them. Where you at James?
He never played up to his potential because of numerous knee injuries and they didn't have the abilities for knee surgeries like they have now.
Speaking of knee surgeries. How about Gale Sayers if they could have fixed his ACL tear back in the 1960's??
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