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08:23 AM ET 12.21 | One of the top quarterback recruits in the nation will take his talents away from South Beach. Miami Northwestern quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and wide receiver Eli Rogers, recent decommits from Miami after the coaching changeover, have committed to play at Louisville. Bridgewater had formed quite a bond with former UM coach Randy Shannon, who went to high school with Bridgewater's mother and uncle, and once Shannon was fired, it was difficult for the quarterback to get past the firing.

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December 21, 2010  08:53 AM ET

The carnage continues!

December 21, 2010  08:57 AM ET

How many variations (in how many sports, as well as other walks of life) will we now read / hear on "x is taking their talents to/from South Beach?"

Thanks LeBron.

December 21, 2010  09:03 AM ET
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How many variations (in how many sports, as well as other walks of life) will we now read / hear on "x is taking their talents to/from South Beach?"Thanks LeBron.

I know, completely agree. As a Cavs fan (and former Clevelander) I can't do enough to supress the crap. Every time I turn on the lEbron SPorts Network (ESPN) I wann puke.

December 21, 2010  09:20 AM ET

As fast as coaches turnover (head or assistants) it makes the "verbal commitment" stuff seems to be a bunch of crap. Kids are in a bind with the musical chairs coaching game between the end of the season and signing day. What a chaotic time. The commitment is to the school but kids don't always understand that. They look up and the head/assistant coach they thought they were going to play for will not longer be at that school.

December 21, 2010  09:21 AM ET

Why did he commit w/o seeing where Shannon ended up? If he's that committed to the coach, hang on a couple weeks. Is RS at Louisville?

What sold him on UL - the Beef O'Brady's bowl?

December 21, 2010  09:25 AM ET
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What sold him on UL - the Beef O'Brady's bowl?

He had a Strong feeling about the direction of that program.

December 21, 2010  09:34 AM ET
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The commitment is to the school but kids don't always understand that. They look up and the head/assistant coach they thought they were going to play for will not longer be at that school.

Unfortunately for some of these kids, the commitment is usually to the coach who sweet talks the best. During their time at the school, you hope it becomes about the school and all it offers.

December 21, 2010  09:34 AM ET
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Why did he commit w/o seeing where Shannon ended up? If he's that committed to the coach, hang on a couple weeks. Is RS at Louisville?What sold him on UL - the Beef O'Brady's bowl?

You gotta think Charlie Strong made some good inroads to recruiting FLA players while he was in Gainsville....this doesn't surprise me that much. In fact, I would bet Louisville planned on these types of recruiting "wins" when they hired CS.

December 21, 2010  09:38 AM ET
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He had a Strong feeling about the direction of that program.

The man's already worth his salary - give him a bonus (quick before the end of the year!)

December 21, 2010  09:57 AM ET
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I think Muschamp lost a couple yesterday too didn't he?

NW is the only one that hurts.

Gonna lose some. That's what happens when you change your head coach. We'll pick up some we weren't expecting a few weeks ago, too. The Dix/Hart (enter joke here) combo would be sweet.

Easy, kidd, I'm just hoping. :)

December 21, 2010  10:09 AM ET
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Muschamp can recruit. No long term worries.

Except that they don't play defense in the SEC.

December 21, 2010  10:13 AM ET
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Except that they don't play defense in the SEC.

Careful, lest you disturb General Neyland's eternal rest.

December 21, 2010  10:15 AM ET
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Except that they don't pay for defense in the SEC.

Fixed it for you.

December 21, 2010  10:23 AM ET
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Careful, lest you disturb General Neyland's eternal rest.

If the last few years haven't disturbed the General, I think I'm ok on this one.

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December 21, 2010  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He had a Strong feeling about the direction of that program.

zing!

December 21, 2010  11:06 AM ET

I'm a little disappointed in the Eli Rogers news, could give rat's A@$ about the Teddy Bridgewater decommit (after all, he is the second coming of Jacory Harris). I would like to see them go in a different dircetion at QB anyway!!

December 21, 2010  11:22 AM ET

Who says we don't pay for D in the SEC?


We just pay the defensive players' dad's enough hush money to keep their trap shut. ;-)

December 21, 2010  11:27 AM ET

Already looking to replace Harris? i think so

 
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