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Is Drew Crawford the first big splash in the Collins Era?

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07:57 PM ET 04.26 | Whenever a coach is fired, there will always be player transfers and recruits to decommit. That's the reality of recruiting in college sports, where player commits to a school based on his relationship with the coaching staff rather than the university itself. When longtime Duke assistant Chris Collins took the Northwestern job on March 27, dark clouds of uncertainty hovered over Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Wildcats were coming off a trying 13-19 campaign in 2012-13 and had just fired Bill Carmody after 13 seasons. The program's prized recruit from the Class of 2013, top-100 player Jaren Sina, retracted his commitment and opted for Seton Hall (where Fred Hill, a former assistant under Carmody, had just been hired). The Wildcats' best player, 6-5 guard Drew Crawford, had missed most of last season with a shoulder injury. Granted a medical redshirt, a big decision loomed for the fifth-year senior. Under NCAA rules, a player who has graduated with one year of playing eligibility remaining is eligible to transfer to another school and play immediately.

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April 27, 2013  09:31 AM ET

Saturday morning and all quiet. You all must be watching the draft. Too nice to stay inside. Ill be in the yard working. Everyone have a great day.

April 27, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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Saturday morning and all quiet. You all must be watching the draft. Too nice to stay inside. Ill be in the yard working. Everyone have a great day.

Hey DBS! Watching the Cowboys draft was too depressing. I'm getting out my chain saw and heading to the back yard ... something's gonna die!

 
April 27, 2013  12:09 PM ET
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Saturday morning and all quiet. You all must be watching the draft. Too nice to stay inside. Ill be in the yard working. Everyone have a great day.

Lunch break with FN just about over. See you in the yard again, shortly.

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