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Darin Hinshaw’s Poetic Subtweet

Since Darin Hinshaw was hired as the co-offenisve coordinator, his primary recruiting goal has been to keep Mac Jones in the fold.  The Jacksonville quarterback was discovered by, and initially committed to Shannon Dawson.

Until today, things appeared to have gone over smoothly between Hinshaw and Jones.  After Jones decided to take his talents elsewhere, Hinshaw shared this on Twitter.

If choosing between “good and evil” makes Alabama the evil empire, I’m all for that.  Besides, Saban has always reminded me of Darth Vader.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

20 Comments for Darin Hinshaw’s Poetic Subtweet



  1. Blueblueblueblue
    9:51 pm June 7, 2016 Permalink

    Remember this?

    http://www.si.com/college-football/2016/05/05/texas-am-aggies-recruit-decommitment-coach-tweet

    This is a really bad look. Makes the coach look petty. If you think other big time recruits won’t see this and question coming to UK, you are wrong.

    What an immature thing to do. I’d expect Stoops will be giving him an earful.



    • ky1988
      9:56 pm June 7, 2016 Permalink

      The kid did this to himself he needs learn what committed means. Because kid even said he was 100% committed what caused him to lie.



    • Blueblueblueblue
      10:02 pm June 7, 2016 Permalink

      Seriously, either a kid has signed or not. That is when they make a commitment. Face it, people like you don’t like it because it’s a system in which the kids (the big time ones) have all the power until they sign.



    • ky1988
      10:07 pm June 7, 2016 Permalink

      I was though when I was that age when committed to something you see it out.



    • dshwildcats
      10:54 pm June 7, 2016 Permalink

      Blueblueblueblue,

      May I remind of you of what ol’ Bobby Petrino did at Louisville two days before National Signing Day, 2015. South Carolina’s “Mr. Football” had committed to Louisville in June of 2014. He was so committed to Louisville that he totally shut down the recruiting process, taking no more visits to other schools. Then, the classy Petrino had to make a scholarship available for Devonte Fields, the DE that had been kicked out at TCU after being charged with misdemeanor assault for hitting and threatening his girlfriend. Louisville was looking for someone to take Lorenzo Mauldin’s vacant spot at DE.

      So, two days before NSD, Petrino has Todd Grantham call Colburn and tell him they are pulling his scholarship offer, but he can grayshirt, and enroll the following January (Colburn had just visited Louisville two weeks before signing day). Petrino didn’t even have the guts to call the kid himself. Kind of like how he left notes in the lockers of the Falcon players telling them he was leaving when he bolted from Atlanta in the middle of the night, with just three games left in the season!

      Sorry brother, but a Louisville fan questioning the class, ethics, morals, etc., of another school’s coaches is definitely hypocrisy at its finest!!



    • Blueblueblueblue
      7:06 am June 8, 2016 Permalink

      dsh, I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you misunderstood rather than intentionally twisted what I said. The situation you just described is EXACTLY why it’s perfectly fine for ALL players, regardless of the school they are committed to end a commitment at any point prior to signing their actual scholarship papers.



  2. Kyblue34
    10:02 pm June 7, 2016 Permalink

    Who cares if it gives us a bad look or not? It’s not like “keeping it classy” has helped our football program at all. I like the tweet, and wish the coaching staff would go on the offensive more often.



  3. hweathers
    10:31 pm June 7, 2016 Permalink

    Come on people, this is just a quote he found and liked and decided to share it! Look, this “commitment” thing goes both ways. Players and coaches are both guilty. There are plenty of coaches pull offers when something better comes along (think Petrino). Even on signing day. As for the quote, it will cease to be news in a week.



  4. blueballs80
    10:47 pm June 7, 2016 Permalink

    Let’s call a spade a spade. Mac Jones said was all in before we was all out? He will get called out regardless because his comments ad what he said has now caught up with him. Hinshaw made a point. While Mac is young he clearly doesn’t understand what commitment is just yet.



    • Blueblueblueblue
      7:08 am June 8, 2016 Permalink

      But his coach who just left a bunch of kids he recruited at Cinci does? Come on guys. You are sad because a talented player didn’t chose UK. I get it. But don’t act like the kid did anything wrong.



    • blueballs80
      10:31 am June 8, 2016 Permalink

      His Coach didn’t say he was going to stay with his team and then suddenly change his mind. Mac Jones was committed and sang the UK praises before he decided to bolt. Two different scenarios.



    • Blueblueblueblue
      2:29 pm June 8, 2016 Permalink

      You don’t think Hinshaw told the kids he recruited at Cinci he was staying? Or would coach them? Or that UC was a great place? Come on. Just admit you are sad that a potentially good player passed on playing for you team and move on.



  5. ky1988
    11:33 pm June 7, 2016 Permalink

    Like Drake Jackson tweet better.



  6. Unforgetable
    2:26 am June 8, 2016 Permalink

    I reckon it was fair for coach to decommit from Cincy, Tennessee, and MTSU right?



  7. Blueblueblueblue
    7:09 am June 8, 2016 Permalink

    Lane Kiffin just retweeted Hinshaw’s tweet. If you think this won’t be used against UK on the recruiting trail, you are wrong. Recruits do not like this type of behavior. Ask the Texas A&M staff.



  8. dshwildcats
    8:42 am June 8, 2016 Permalink

    Blueblueblueblue,

    I wish Jones would have stuck with Kentucky, signed his LOI next February, and ended up on campus next summer. But, this is part of what happens in recruiting, in football and basketball. Just as it was for Damien Harris, it would be hard for any kid to turn down Alabama Football. You can’t really blame the kid! But, it’s things like Jones’ quote that bothers fans: “It has been a dream to play for coach Saban and the university of Alabama.” If that was truly his dream all along, then why make such a big deal about how committed you are to Kentucky and its coaching staff? Harris irked a lot of Kentucky fans because they felt like he led the coaching staff on for weeks. He said leading up to the day of his announcement that he had not made a decision. But in comments made after his announcement, he said that he had known he was going to ‘Bama since he attended the Iron Bowl in late November. I’m not saying that a 17 or 18 year old can’t change their mind, especially when it comes to such a big decision as where to attend college. But, just be honest with the coaching staff of the schools that are recruiting you. You can’t say one month that you are totally committed to one school; and then a month later say you are totally committed to another, and it was always your dream to play for that school and coach. It just makes you look bad.

    You are giving Hinshaw a lot of grief for his tweet (directed at Jones), saying that other coaches are going to use that against Kentucky in recruiting. But, do you think that Hinshaw’s tweet would be any more damaging on the recruiting trail than the stunt Petrino and Louisvlle pulled with the Colburn kid from South Carolina??



    • Blueblueblueblue
      2:31 pm June 8, 2016 Permalink

      I think players look at coaches talking trash about them publicly worse than they do scholarship pulling. Parents and high school coaches care about pulling scholarships late. Kids care about what Hinshaw did.



  9. ClutchCargo
    9:21 am June 8, 2016 Permalink

    We need to be honest with ourselves and understand that the lack of an early signing period cuts both ways. It’s hard for a program like UK to hang onto committments, but it also smart for a kid like Mac Jones to go ahead and pledge his 100% committment as a way to hang onto the one sure thing he has. Without a LOI at this point, he isn’t guaranteed anything.



  10. ukkatzfan
    9:34 am June 8, 2016 Permalink

    Are you 100% committed to this team? to a junior or senior in high school is not a fair question. What do you want them to say? No, I am only committed to Cinn unless UK has an offer for me. Or I am only committed to UK unless Alabama has an offer for me. It is the students equivalent of “Do these jeans make my butt look big?”. Why did this happen? Our recruitment is so good that other coaches set back and let our coaches do the hard work. Then they swoop in and try to steal the ones who made emotional decisions. There is too much media ($$$) coverage of recruiting to expect change.



    • Blueblueblueblue
      2:33 pm June 8, 2016 Permalink

      It has less to do with Uk’s ability to evaluate talent and more to do with their NEED to get kids to commit early to have any chance. Believe me, Alabama knows about all the same kids UK does; they just don’t need to offer them early to land them. UK knows (smartly) that their best chance is to be first. Sometimes it works (Landon Young).