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Old 12-10-2012, 09:35 AM   #221
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Wasn't handled well by him at all. A kid should be able to go where he wants but, it is much better to decommit, when you're having doubts, so both staffs are aware of what is going on. Carlos dunlap was handled alot better if that is any comparison for him. Hope he recovers fully from the knee, but that is about the extent of the well wishing from me.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:39 AM   #222
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Just a bad guess but maybe it has to do with coaching changes.
If we were going to have ANY coaching changes, I'm pretty sure we would have known by now, especially with the two major coaches already having been considered for head coaching jobs and turned them down to stay (Ward & Elliott).

Pretty sure Elliott was Rolin's recruiter, correct?
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:52 AM   #223
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Good riddance. Kids with the attention span of a Jack Russell will commit to the new shiny toy every time. Legacies have pride, he has none. Much better kids out there to rep Gamecock Nation.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:38 AM   #224
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Any chance that the coaching staff may have cooled on him? I haven't heard anything, but it is a logical conclusion given the kid seemed to be 100% Gamecock. With his injury likely delaying him from contributing and the scholly reductions we now face, I could see this as a situation where the coaches leveled with Rolin as to his chances for meaningful PT.

The inferiority complex that some fans seem to attribute to the program couldn't be further from reality at this point. USC has turned the corner in grand fashion and I trust Spurrier and company to move us in the right direction.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:39 AM   #225
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Bottom line, is with his injury, there was no way he was beating out Bryant on the depth chart and he knew it. Lets put this scholly to use on a player that 1) wants to be here, and 2) can make an impact contribute right way.
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If he doesn't want us then we don't want him.

Que sera, sera. Life goes on. The guy IS NOT that big of a deal.
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My 2 cents. I have no problem with a kid changing his mind, however him being full Gamecock for a long time it does sting. If he truely opened it up after getting a post card, then see ya later, that is pretty damn lame. Also change your damn twitter handle, you are not usc_9 anymore. If he really thought the coaches didn't care or whatever, I have news for you, once you get on campus you are just another player. Use our Doc for your surgery then go to another school. Look I wish no ill will, but the media has made these kids superstars, and their heads are getting bigger and bigger
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Situations like this make a complete mockery of the word commitment. I was really looking forward to this dude coming to USC...but he kinda went out like a *****
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Any chance that the coaching staff may have cooled on him? I haven't heard anything, but it is a logical conclusion given the kid seemed to be 100% Gamecock. With his injury likely delaying him from contributing and the scholly reductions we now face, I could see this as a situation where the coaches leveled with Rolin as to his chances for meaningful PT.

The inferiority complex that some fans seem to attribute to the program couldn't be further from reality at this point. USC has turned the corner in grand fashion and I trust Spurrier and company to move us in the right direction.
Several of our Coaches were not sold on him being a LB and thought it was a matter of time before he was moved to TE.
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I can't decide if I should laugh at those attacking him on Twitter or feel sorry for them. The kid wants to go to Florida. If he doesn't want to be at SC, then he shouldn't go to SC. Although, he hasn't handled this process that well.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:14 PM   #231
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I can't decide if I should laugh at those attacking him on Twitter or feel sorry for them. The kid wants to go to Florida. If he doesn't want to be at SC, then he shouldn't go to SC. Although, he hasn't handled this process that well.
The access that twitter provides has made the whole process even crazier than it already was...and it was already pretty crazy. I don't use twitter but I can only imagine what is being said. I do think it is a two way street though. It sounds like this dude was eating up all of the attention and love he was getting from USC fans..and to think there would not be any backlash from pimping a team he was supposedly "committed" to and switching to a conference rival is funny. Grown men attacking him on twitter should be ashamed..but the recruits can't have it both ways either.
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The access that twitter provides has made the whole process even crazier than it already was...and it was already pretty crazy. I don't use twitter but I can only imagine what is being said. I do think it is a two way street though. It sounds like this dude was eating up all of the attention and love he was getting from USC fans..and to think there would not be any backlash from pimping a team he was supposedly "committed" to and switching to a conference rival is funny. Grown men attacking him on twitter should be ashamed..but the recruits can't have it both ways either.
Agreed.

While I don't think it's right for anyone to be attacking him, he has brought it on himself by being a bit dishonest about his commitment level. IIRC, he was laughing at people on Twitter this week for even questioning his commitment level to SC. He was "all-Gamecock". All of a sudden, he's "all-Gator". Anyone that has attacked him on Twitter should get a life, but I can't say I necessarily blame people for being a bit disappointed. People believed what he said, and he went against his word. Unfortunately, that's part of recruiting. Either way, I'm not going to let what some 17 year-old kid decides to do with his life change how my day is going.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:34 PM   #233
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Link? I have a hard time believing that.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:44 PM   #234
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Situations like this make a complete mockery of the word commitment. I was really looking forward to this dude coming to USC...but he kinda went out like a *****
Not really. I think it would make a mockery of the word "blood oath." you can be "committed" to something for a time, but then it runs it's course. You can be "committed" to a girlfriend and loyal to her, but then you can realize that she is not one. That is basically what happened here. So let's stop acting like the crazy chick that got dumped.
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Not really. I think it would make a mockery of the word "blood oath." you can be "committed" to something for a time, but then it runs it's course. You can be "committed" to a girlfriend and loyal to her, but then you can realize that she is not one. That is basically what happened here. So let's stop acting like the crazy chick that got dumped.

lol, maybe you should look up the word commitment again buddy. I won't lose any sleep over this..but don't act like Rolin handled the situation with class
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:58 PM   #236
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For those who think we gave him a big discount on the surgery, I seriously doubt that since it would be a NCAA infraction. Plus, his health insurance probably covered the cost of the surgery.

And for those who are attacking him on Twitter, GROW UP! He is a high school kid, so don't let his decision upset you so much to the point to where you attack him directly. If you need to vent, let it out here where others might share your frustrations.
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Just for curiosity, I tried to pull up his profile pge on Twitter. It seems he has changed his handle to @Rolin_9. Interestingly enough (this means nothing people!), his profile wallpaper is still gamecock.

And just to explore a ridiculously far-fetched idea on this defection, I wonder if his jersey number came into play in the decision. The only reason I wonder is because he made it a point to write, "I will be wearing #9 as I continue to chase my dreams..."

I honestly don't think it was a factor at all, but there are currently two players who wear #9. As we all know, there are duplicate numbers all over the roster, but these two players are Sharrod Golightly and Kwinton Smith, both of whom have really good chances for significant playing time/roles on the team.

Because these players represent offense and defense, it stands to reason that Rolin wouldn't be able to have #9 at South Carolina. Furthermore, even if he were to get the number, because of the way the rule is, Rolin wouldn't be able to be on the field if either of these two are playing. I only mention both because of the chatter about the possibility of Rolin moving to TE eventually.

Like I said, I don't think it played a part at all, but just something to throw out for those who want to find a reason to be upset even more.
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LOL UF doesn't have to mess with Rolin. They already have three guys at his position rated higher than he is if I'm correct.

They only messed with with Rolin because he allowed them to do so. I don't know what they told him but it must have been pretty sweet. If a guys 100% committed other programs will realize this and back off. At this point the guy is nothing more than added depth and will not be able to play this season that means by this time next yr UF may have another stud linebacker coming in even better.

Moreover, if this all started over a card I got to say good riddance. That has all the makings of a me first type of guy and we don't need that in the locker room.
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In talking to some of my Gator friends, UF is concerned that he may flip back, and were suprised that he flipped in the first place. I am not saying he will or that we would even still have an offer for him, but this came from left field as far as they are concerned as well.
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