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Mike Edwards and his coach disagreeing on schools?

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2014 4-star safety Mike Edwards is expected to announce his college decision this week along with fellow 4-star running back Mikel Horton, and if his comments on Twitter are any indication, his high school coach does not approve. This morning, Edwards tweeted that his coach told him he couldn’t commit to the school he wanted to this week because he didn’t want him to go there and didn’t think he would stay true to his verbal commitment:

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Edwards retweeted several messages from UK fans, which is just the latest sign that he wants to pick UK.

Do what your heart tells you to, Mike?

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39 Comments for Mike Edwards and his coach disagreeing on schools?



  1. Bird Fuqer
    12:02 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Is Matt Jones being left out of the UK news chain?

    http://espn.go.com/nba/draft2013/story/_/id/9173178/nerlens-noel-kentucky-wildcats-no-1-prospect-declares-nba-draft

    Noel is going to the promise land.



  2. tardcake
    12:06 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    1) There was a post about that forever ago….

    Btw, who cares about these commits?
    Can we get an interview with the Harrison that may have insinuated that we are getting Wiggins?
    Kthx.



  3. SexnNursinHomes
    12:06 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    1- a few posts down.

    So we are dealin’ with a hater ass coach. Won’t be the first nor the last.



  4. Blueston
    12:06 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    ummmm ksr reported that story at 10:01AM – I would never defend Matt Jones, but I’m not sure what you are getting at



  5. gobgblu37
    12:12 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Pretty unbelieveable in this day & age that a HS FB coach would try and tell one of his players they cannt go to the college of their choice. If he has a tweeter acct he should expect a hugh amount of negative feedback from BBN. GBB!!!



  6. canyousayOSUkickback
    12:14 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Coach was probably banking on a nice “gift” from OSU for steering Edwards to Columbus.



  7. JKUK
    12:17 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Any word on the fball recruit that’s supposed to be revealed today?



  8. Really Coach?
    12:17 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    So, u guys are saying his coach is wrong when he says Ohio State is better for him than UK? But yeah, the coach has no right to stop someone from taking a decision, good or bad!



  9. OhioPipeline
    12:18 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    I’m afraid this will happen as more and more Ohio recruits consider Kentucky. The high school coaches don’t want to rock the boat with OSU. I hope that Edwards’ high school coach doesn’t have that much influence over him.



  10. Big Mike in The Wood
    12:18 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Why the heck would a high school coach care if a kids commitment was firm or not?



  11. TN Cat
    12:21 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Eric Bledsoe’s coach didn’t want him to go to Kentucky.



  12. whew
    12:21 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    good to see at least his coach still has a grasp on reality since no one around here does



  13. Devils advocate
    12:27 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t defend his coach because I don’t know exactly what he told the kid. But isn’t it possible that his Coach is just telling him to go thru the entire recruiting process, take all your visits, and wait and see how many schools offer you BEFORE you commit so early? I for one appreciate that maybe the coach wants him to weigh his options so that when he commits, it is a commit he will stick to. The alternative is a Denzel Ware who apparently commits and decommits when the wind blows.



  14. BigBlueFan7
    12:31 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Sounds to me like his High School coach is looking to get something out of this kids commitment for himself.



  15. Big Mike in The Wood
    12:37 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Having an uncommitted 4 Star also brings a lot more scouts to your games. Maybe he just wants all his kids to get a good look from as many scouts as possible next season.



  16. OhioPipeline
    12:37 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    I saw the tweets earlier. He said his coach told him “he can’t commit”. I can understand if a coach wants the player to go through the process to be sure, but this sounds like something more than that. Obviously Edwards is upset or he would have never put the info out there.



  17. Big Mike in The Wood
    12:38 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    15)Grow up



  18. Big Mike in The Wood
    12:39 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Welp my comment in 17 isn’t going to make sense anymore now that the comments have been cleaned.



  19. Bluebloodtoo
    12:40 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    This sounds like some other school is getting worried that UK is interrupting their pipeline of players and has started pressuring the coach to stop the defection to Kentucky….



  20. B-man
    12:43 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink


  21. Jim 1
    12:50 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Stoops and his recruiting staff are fast becomming the new kid on the block in the recruiting circle of the college football powers.

    Could be that the NCAA might need to look for the $ sign when one of his recruits decommits to the powers that be. Just saying.



  22. BLUEMANCHEW
    12:53 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    need a whole lot more troll comments cleared out someone is changing their name and posting multiple comments should be able to see the same ip on these comments



  23. RED ARMY
    1:02 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    if it weren’t for trolls like me KSR would have half the traffic it normally does. Trolls=dollar signs



  24. MustangCat
    1:03 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    sounds like the coach has obligations. And the poor kid is messin up all his plans….



  25. Musehobo
    1:10 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    While there could be an endless number of unethical reasons a coach would try to dissuade a player from a college commitment, there are at least a couple decent reasons as well. We don’t know what’s going on here, and we don’t need to blast the guy just because it affects our favorite football team.



  26. OhioPipeline
    1:10 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    He just tweeted out NOT to call his coach or anything. Please honor his wishes. Let’s not make it worse for him. KSR, please remove the info provided by #5.



  27. OhioPipeline
    1:11 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry I meant #25



  28. Lpool03
    1:16 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Sounds like coach is expecting a little kick back for “steering him in the right direction.”



  29. Sam Gilbert John Wooden's Bagman
    1:25 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Wonder if the coach is looking for a little pocket change or an assistant coaching position out of the deal?



  30. he goona die
    2:43 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    one question whats the coaches name, and how do i find him



  31. UKfanNKY
    3:07 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    I hear his HS Coach is set up to recieve life time tatoo’s if he picks Ohio State. All BS aside if I’m this young Man I tell Coach to pound salt I wanna go play were I wanna go play!!!! The BBN welcomes you come on down!!!



  32. Jackson Purchase
    4:20 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    His coach is probably right, these kids commit and decommit to schools all the time.



  33. tyrus
    4:47 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Turn him into a WR! That’s what the team really needs.



  34. JBCat
    7:21 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    #24, I think you are on to something.

    Coach has an agenda here. What is it? Why would he interfere with a student-athlete living out a dream and playing college football WHERE THE KID WANTS TO PLAY?

    This is unacceptable. Someone needs to alert the media on this.



  35. williamtitan
    7:26 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    why leave a question mark at the end of a sentence when it is a statement. you guys do i all the time. what are u getting at?



  36. LOL...
    8:23 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    35 – – You did it too. (y..o..u..a..r..e..d..u..m..b)



  37. Truth
    9:41 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    # 8…yep.



  38. Richard Wright
    10:24 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t worry big Mike he’s got a wedgie cause he’s stuck in high school and your hanging with the BBN!!!!!



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