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Comparing your parenting to Helfrich and a PSA? Carrington owes Helf nothing at this point. He was committed to the Ducks AND Chip. Losing Chip is a big deal for a lot of these kids I'm sure and none of us should judge them for wanting to make sure it's what they want. This is the biggest decision of his life so far and you want to drag him through the mud for checking out all of his options and making sure it's where he wants to spend the next several years. Don't forget, he committed early in the process and never got the chance to go on visits to other schools. Helfrich has no right to tell him he can't make sure of his decision at this point.
Agree, Ive never met Chip but Im going to follow Chip's career the rest of my life. My favorite figure in Oregon sports history. Hopefully Helf inspires the same confidence, but I can't fault a kid for choosing a school for its coach. Athletes are always saying their coach is like a father figure so I wont sell the impact of a new coach in January short.
I appreciate your perspective, and others that appear to disagree, with me. I hope your girlfriend is not onto your DT name. I tried not to be condescending to Chris, I respect him. And I'm not comparing my parenting to Helf and a PSA.
I'm sharing a point of view that has been gained after many years, working with high-performance organizations and some not so high performing. I'm not sure how much experience Chris has with "recruiting", however, I have considerable experience with recruiting, not athletes, but the principles are the same.
The best run and most successful organizations have cultures that are established and honored/embraced throughout the organization. Oregon has such a culture, and Helf has signed onto to further that culture. The organization involves hundreds, if not thousands of people. Everyone can't do their own thing. The leaders of these organizations recruit people to their organizations that have similar values (such as team first, next man up, etc.). When DC was offered a scholarship he was felt to have those values, and I'm confident he does.
As others have pointed out, the program is bigger than one person. Oregon's coaches are recruiting kids that are committed to becoming Ducks. They are not committing to be "Chip's" kids, or "Helf's" kids, but to be Ducks. I don't disagree kids are out looking to play for a certain coach, but those are not kids the ducks have been recruiting.
I've said before, and I'll say it again. I believe DC wants to be a Duck. And I think he will be.
This post was edited by Drewknowledge 18 months ago
i thought the coaches visited him today
So are you saying you're a "big ass" or are you saying your gf has a "big ass?" Lol.
We're pretty sure that that visit will take place a little later this evening.
This is a good question.
Miller will be a better passer this fall. How does playing time at Oregon compare to the fact that Carrington and Wilson will have significant playing time as freshmen?
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