Second, I realize there is hypocrisy in recruiting. I will point out one potential instance of that below.
So, where is this going? We Georgia fans need to get over rooting against a Dooley.
Yeah, he offered a kid that will never move above fourth string on his QB depth chart a slot so he could get Da'Rick Rogers. It worked. Is that different than Georgia offering Lonnie Outlaw to get Nick Marshall next season? Maybe, maybe not. Lonnie Outlaw could end up playing for Georgia, if he ever qualifies. Remember, a coach that saw him play said he made Fred Gibson look 'like a girl.' I don't think anyone will think that about Nance.
I mean even Lane Kiffin didn't offer Nance to get Da'Rick Rogers. Lane Kiffin!
As a contrast, I liked Jakar Hamilton's point (from David Hale's live blog):
"It's disappointing to have a high school player be committed for so long and come up at the last minute because it hurts. It hurts the football team tremendously and the recruiting class. In that case, another player could have had that spot or had a chance to come here and play. I'm not going to call it selfish because they're high school players. Most of them do it for the hype or to have their name out there. But it just shows you what kind of player that person is. Me, Coach Martinez left before I even got here. I could have easily said I don't want to go here anymore, I'll go to Alabama. But I gave Coach Mark Richt my word, and I told him I was committed here. That's what kind of person I am, and that's what I want people to see. I kept my word."If Rogers doesn't want to be a Dawg, so be it. Remember who made the moves to convince him to be a Vol, though.
Finally, if anyone for a second has a reservation about a Dooley coaching at Tennessee and being able to root against a Dooley needs to take notice. Derek Dooley could give a crap about Georgia winning or losing. Actually, with what he needs to do with recruiting, he actually wants Georgia to lose. He showed that with signing Nance to get Rogers. He will continue to show that with his recruiting by highlighting his father's connections and those of his coaching godfather, the Armani Bear. It is time for we Georgia fans to get over rooting against a Dooley. There is certainly at least one Dooley rooting against us.