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Unhappy Husker signee: 'They broke the guy code'

Posted on: February 4, 2011 12:21 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

When we last discussed the Nebraska coaching situation, Huskers secondary coach Marvin Sanders was expected to be on his way out. Expectation became reality later in the afternoon as Sanders officially resigned . With Indiana coach Kevin Wilson having told the world on Signing Day that one of his coaches had already been hired as Sanders' replacement, the timing of Sanders' departure looks curious: why wait until the day after Signing Day to make public information that's clearly been available for some time?

The easy answer is "because Bo Pelini didn't want to risk scaring off any of the Huskers' commitments," and that's why one of those commitments -- Spring (Tx.) cornerback Charles Jackson -- isn't pleased at all about having been kept in the dark , per the Omaha World-Herald:
“I'm not in the happiest mood right now ... I was pretty close with [Sanders]. He was there one day, and then he just left. It was like, OK, Coach Sanders isn't going to be coaching me. Who's going to be coaching me?" ...

Thursday night at 8, Jackson still hadn't heard from Sanders, Bo Pelini or anyone else at Nebraska.

“I think they should've told me before I signed,” Jackson said. “I didn't have any idea. They broke the guy code" ...

Did Jackson feel like Nebraska waited to make the Sanders announcement in order to secure his commitment?

“Maybe just a little bit. Yeah, probably. But you never know, he probably resigned the day of signing day. I really don't know what went on. It's just been on my mind all day.

“I'm just trying to figure out why I wasn't notified about the situation.”

Ironically, Pelini had been asked about the impact of staff changes on recruits the day before and had said that "as long as you're honest with them every step of the way ... you develop trust." From Jackson's perspective, at least, it appears the Huskers have not been that honest and that trust has not been developed.

Even that won't be enough to keep Jackson out of Lincoln, though; he said he remains "excited" to honor his NLI signature and play for new coach Corey Raymond, and added he would have made the same decision even if he'd been informed of Sanders' plans beforehand. But with rumors of further changes to the staff swirling, Jackson may not wind up the only 2011 Husker signee whom arrives on campus less than entirely thrilled with how his new head coach has handled an increasingly awkward-looking situation.

Comments

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 3:02 am
 

Unhappy Husker signee: 'They broke the guy code'

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Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2011 1:07 pm
 

Unhappy Husker signee: 'They broke the guy code'

In theory you sign with the school not the coach but thats not reality. Big time recruits have multiple big schools they can go to. They go for the coaches and the best chance to win and enhance their national coverage. If you really think most of the top recruits pick a school because of academics in ocho cinco words or now back to cj  child please. If coaches can bolt before the players even step on the field so should they



Since: Apr 10, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2011 12:48 pm
 

Unhappy Husker signee: 'They broke the guy code'

once again repeat after me YOU SIGN WITH THE SCHOOL NOT THE COACH why is that so hard for kids to understand.Coaches may or may not be there the whole time that you are there but that education will always be there



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Unhappy Husker signee: 'They broke the guy code'

The sight of Bo Pellini berating his QB is enough of a violation of the guy code.  Bo Pellini has no place being around young kids and should be fired, or demoted, so that he can only coach mean, ugly defensive tackles.



Since: Feb 4, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Unhappy Husker signee: 'They broke the guy code'

So what 17 year old might not over-react to a story dropped on him out of the blue. I never said the quotes were wrong. Perhaps rearranged by the blogger/writer. But the player sounds emotional. After time to think about it and the updated news from the coaches, his attitude changed. If you are down on the coaches or Nebraska in general then you will pull out the quotes that fit your views and ignore anything else.



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2011 11:17 am
 

Unhappy Husker signee: 'They broke the guy code'

This is a non-story if Jackson was "excited and committed to NU" regardless of Sanders move.

he would have made the same decision even if he'd been informed of Sanders' plans beforehand.




Since: Dec 3, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2011 5:46 am
 

Unhappy Husker signee: 'They broke the guy code'

Who cares what dad's opinion is?  Charles Jackson was directly quoted by the Omaha World Herald.  If they had made up his quotes, he would have been sitting right beside dad, doing the talking in the interview.  There would have been no need for dad to get his 15 minutes of fame, telling the world there was no problem.  And if the OWH had made up the quotes, dad would be sitting in a lawyer's office working out the law suit, not talking on the radio.  The Zone interview doesn't bring up any smoking gun, anyway.  Charles said that as of 8 p.m. Thursday, he hadn't been contacted.  The OWH reports Pellini called Jackson late Thursday night and that Pellini confirmed that.  Dad's interview wasn't till Friday.  His son may have calmed down by the time of the interview (or not), but there is zero reason to belive that Jackson wasn't pissed when he gave that interview and zero reason to believe he did not say what was reported.



Since: Feb 4, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2011 6:30 pm
 

Unhappy Husker signee: 'They broke the guy code'

Link for Charles Jackson's father should be



Since: Feb 4, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2011 6:28 pm
 

Unhappy Husker signee: 'They broke the guy code'

For those of you ready to jump all over the Husker coaches, be sure to get the real story from Charles Jackson's father here
http://www.1620thezone.com/play_win

dow.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=51533
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The story was missing a lot of the actual quotes so before you make judgements, listen to the player's father debunk some of the misinformation floating around especially on ESPN and the crap Andre Ware was putting out about how the player should be able to transfer because of this. I doubt he had all the facts and was going off of blogs and tweets instead of actually speaking to one of the people actually involved.



Since: May 5, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Unhappy Husker signee: 'They broke the guy code'

Corey is a great guy and coach.

dont worry kid

he will get you to the NFL if you can play


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