Melvin Gordon

Discussion in 'Football' started by MILHAWKEYE, Jan 30, 2011.


    MILHAWKEYE Well-Known Member

    In the Milwaukee paper there was a big article about him changing his mind from going to Iowa and instead to Wisconsin. He said he built a good relationship with Lester Erb the running back coach for Iowa. He said that telling him that he wasn't going to Iowa was one of the hardest things he ever had to do in his life. I think that if Iowa hadn't fallen apart in the latter part of the season he would still be coming to Iowa. I think he'll be a good one.
  2. HawkeyeShane

    HawkeyeShane Well-Known Member

    Good luck to him...I wish him nothing but the best in his life and I hope he's happy with his decision, but as it pertains to football...f*ck him, he made his choice and it couldn't have been that hard or he wouldn't have done it.
  3. thejumper5

    thejumper5 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't mind a bit that he made the choice to change his commitment except that he was so verbally adamant that he would be a Hawkeye. Things change, I know they do, but it isn't a good idea to get into the habit of saying things you don't truly mean. Hopefully he learns from this and does it better in the future.
  4. PeoriaHWKI

    PeoriaHWKI Well-Known Member

    transfering within the conference doesn't get you out of wearing the black and gold... instead of a tiger hawk on your jersey you are now wearing a black and gold target... good luck with that.
  5. cibula11

    cibula11 Well-Known Member

    that's really weak to decommit because of the way they ended the season. I think we've got a better one in COE.
  6. edr247

    edr247 Well-Known Member

    So, is this the second recruit we've had change their minds and head to Wisconsin?
  7. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Well-Known Member

    Who was the first? This happened a while ago, so you might actually be thinking of the same guy.
  8. racerhawk

    racerhawk Well-Known Member

    Wisconsin is a huge rival in terms of recruiting. UW had a fantastic year and went to the Rose Bowl. Gordon is from Wisconsin. The two schools have beaten each other for recruits from time to time. Let it go. We recruited John Clay, too.
  9. Igothawked

    Igothawked Well-Known Member

    And James White, if I am not mistaken.
  10. edr247

    edr247 Well-Known Member

    Ah, then yes. I was thinking of Gordon. Running back, right?
  11. olddude

    olddude Well-Known Member

    Hawkshane, that's funny! Cibula I agree, things work out for a reason, with to much depth at any given time, you can lose out on the next superstar. If a kid is not 100% committed then it is time for him to look else where. I think we will see some hard work put in by our RB's this year, everyone wants to be the starter. Cant wait to see Coker next year imagine the confidence boost he got from setting that Missery player on his butt in the Insight, Next year I am going to call it "the running of the bulls".
  12. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Well-Known Member

    yup same dude, think this is just another article on it.
  13. hawkfarmer

    hawkfarmer Well-Known Member

    Slightly different than the other 2. White was offered, but took too long and Johnson "got his ship". I think he was turned off by Iowa already taking 2 RBs. It was the first come first serve for that one.
  14. herkyattack

    herkyattack Well-Known Member

    You are correct about that. And if I recall, white wanted to come to iowa but we only had one scholly for a RB left. It was a first come, first serve basis with White and Deandre Johnson. Johnson accepted the scholly first and white's was pulled.
  15. hawkeyescott

    hawkeyescott Well-Known Member

    Getting Rodney Coe as his "replacement" isn't a bad option, so while it would have been nice if he would have came to Iowa it isn't be the end of the world either and Iowa will be just fine without him.
  16. edr247

    edr247 Well-Known Member

    Well, had he come to Iowa, he'd probably run afoul of AIRBHG, and been unable to play or something, so I guess it's better this way...