Nebraska fans are not coping well with Wandale Robinson’s commitment to Kentucky yesterday; in fact, Jim Rose, the former play-by-play announcer for the Cornhuskers, went as far to suggest that Vince Marrow, Kentucky’s recruiting coordinator, played dirty for the four-star athlete.
“Things were looking good for us, until last night. Kentucky assistant Vince Marrow, perhaps accompanied by a few special friends of Kentucky athletics, hung with the Robinsons. When the meeting adjourned, one of them placed a call to Frost. He was presented with the minutes of the last meeting and was asked, ‘Is Nebraska still interested?’ Scott had no idea who the guy was, how he knows Wandale Robinson or even how he go Frost’s number. The call didn’t last long. There’s a good chance Wandale Robinson will never again speak to a Nebraska coach.”
“Who knows what, if anything, beyond room and board, tuition fees, and a living stipend was promised to Wandale or his family. Maybe scary things were implied,” Rose said, listing various recruiting horror stories over the years. “But you can’t coach what you don’t have, so at some point even the most sincere of coaches dance with the ugly stepsister of his business knowing they can’t help all the good kids if they don’t win enough to keep their jobs.”
Well, then. Marrow, who used to coach tight ends at Nebraska, responded on Twitter:
I can’t believe what I’m hearing. When I was there, I was a great recruiter. #JustSayin
— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) November 2, 2018
I know Nebraska’s 2-6 this season and fans are bitter about losing Wandale, but what a bad look for the Cornhuskers.