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ex-Miami/ex-Louisville LB Willie Williams (official thread)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Buckskin86, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    I think most got a kick out of the Willie Williams recruiting diary from the Miam Herald but look what is being said now

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/sfl-hyde07.1feb07,0,6723987.column?coll=sfla-sports-col

    Williams signed to play football at Miami on Wednesday, but he did so while keeping all these legal incidents secret.
    and from one of the favorites of the Buckeye Nation

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/columnists/orl-sptbianchi07020704feb07,1,6487060.column?coll=orl-sports-headlines

    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/content/auto/epaper/editions/friday/sports_0432f17c064cb13d0054.html

     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2004
  2. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Wow :crazy:

    I guess it's clear now that Williams chose the right school....
     
  3. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    Coker's Knowledge of Willie Williams's Criminal Record

    First the Miami staff claimed no knowledge, now it is some knowledge without knowing how extensive the problem was. LOL!!!

    Coker knew prized recruit Williams had `issues'
    By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer
    March 10, 2004

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Miami coach Larry Coker conceded Wednesday that he was partly aware the school's prized recruit had a criminal background.

    Parade All-American linebacker Willie Williams was arrested and charged last month with violating probation, his 11th arrest since 1999.

    ``I was aware and not aware,'' Coker said Wednesday, five weeks after Williams signed a letter of intent to play at Miami.

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    ``I was aware that he had some issues in his past. The specifics? No. But I was encouraged with the people I talked with. I was also very impressed with his transcript and his test score. I was very confident with what I saw with Willie.''

    Speaking publicly about Williams' situation for the first time since signing day, Coker said he had no regrets about recruiting the troubled Carol City High School star. But he also said he plans to revisit the program's policies and practices before next year.

    ``We were as thorough as we possibly could have been,'' he said. ``Will we do things differently? Sure.

    ``We're definitely going to revisit our policies, what we do and how we do it and certainly try to do it better. I feel very confident that whatever happens, this young man can be OK.''

    Williams is free on bond and wearing a monitoring device. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted. His next court date is set for March 24.

    He was charged with setting off three fire extinguishers in his hotel and grabbing a woman against her will during a recruiting trip to Gainesville in January. The charges led authorities in Broward County to arrest him on a charge of probation violation.

    Williams was sentenced to 18 months probation in 2002 after he pleaded no contest to burglary charges. He was charged with stealing $3,800 worth of stereo equipment from a Pembroke Pines store. It was his 10th arrest since 1999.

    Miami officials initially said they were unaware of Williams' criminal background.

    ``We're following the process and we certainly hope it works out, especially for this young man,'' Coker said.

    Updated on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 5:13 pm
    ESTDid Willie really do all of that?
     
  4. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

  5. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I wonder how hard it was for him to sign his NLOI with those hand cuffs on...
     
  6. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Help me out here -

    How thorough do you have to be to check someone's criminal record? They probably do that if you apply for a job at BlockBusters.

    Thanks you Mr. Clinton
     
  7. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    I'm sorry, but that is the best picture I have seen in a long time! That is just too funny.

    ``I was aware that he had some issues in his past. The specifics? No. But I was encouraged with the people I talked with. I was also very impressed with his transcript and his test score. I was very confident with what I saw with Willie.'' - What the hell is that?

    Coker might has well have said: "I knew he had lots of problems and an extensive record, but his talent outweighed any of those problems. My neck is on the line here people. Just tell me what I want to hear, not what I need to and we can lock this top recruit down."
     
  8. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Picture of Miami's recruiting meeting regarding Willie's past...

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  9. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Coker standing behind Willie

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/college/hurricanes/orl-sptwhitley23052304may23,1,4420925.column?coll=orl-sports-headlines

     
  10. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    see, it proves coker IS smart.. i mean would you rather stand behind ww or have him standing behind you?
     
  11. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    :lol: I'm gonna have to agree with Soldier on this one.
     
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    So did LI



    That makes too much sense I guess
     
  13. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I would be interested in a break-down of the marginal cost vs marginal utility of upper-echelon problem kids like WW, MoC, Randy Moss, etc. Obviously, I'm oversimplifying, but in Clarett's case, we got a NC, consequently higher publicity, positive and negative, and all the other additional +s and -s. Moss single-handedly pulled Marshall onto the national stage. Donnan had done a great job, but the country at large had no idea about Marshall. Are they worth it, from a measurable perspective? Are they more worth it for some schools than others?
     
  14. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    By now, Coker probably has his degree in Criminal Justice Counseling. :)
    At Miami, this is prerequisite to get a Head Coaching job.
     
  15. Helpinghand

    Helpinghand Freshman

    The Judge, who is a friend of mine, is sympathetic to Williams in this situation. I think we will seen Donna S. (President) vouch for him and help craft a plan to have him attend UM.
     

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