Plenty of coaches were operating the manure spreader on Wednesday, proclaiming their recruiting class second to none. But two coaches didn't participate and we honor their efforts on what has become the biggest day of B.S. on the college football calendar.
Arizona's Mike Stoops, apparently upset that rival Arizona State had secured signatures from three players who had previously committed to the Wildcats, said of the Sun Devils: "Each school has to recruit to their school and what kind of requirements they [have].
"Arizona State has turned into a JC, and we're a four-year college. According to all the players, they say it's easier to go to school there, easier to get in."
Purdue's Joe Tiller was steamed that Ohio prep receiver Roy Roundtree, who committed to Purdue in May and reaffirmed his decision many times since, signed with Michigan and Rich Rodriguez after a visit last weekend.
"If we had an early signing date, you wouldn't have another outfit with a guy in a wizard hat selling snake oil get a guy at the last minute, but that's what happened," Tiller said.
The Boilermaker coach, who will step down at season's end, then took a shot at Roundtree's high school, Trotwood-Madison High.
"On the other side of the coin, maybe the guy did you a favor. It makes you wonder about the guy, the people surrounding him, the people in that building who would let that happen. I can say this: We won't go back in that building again and we won't be the only institution not to."