Matt Elam (2014 DT) trashing Joker

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    “@FballIsLife69: Swear Im Done With Joker Phillips Haha Not To Be Rude Or Anything But I Cant Do It”
    Are we recruiting this kid? Big DT out of Kentucky. Bunch of twitter posts about Joker. UK fans are loving it.
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    Exactly... UK fans!!! Nobody cares what they think!!! :grin:
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    How many times have we trashed UK? I lost count....
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    I think it's...yeah. Every time. The final tally is every time.
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    Matt Elam™ ‏@FballIsLife69 1h
    Great Dude But I Just Feel Disrespected And I Still Like The School But Just Not Real High On Joke

    He doesnt have an offer they wanted him to camp. He is a run stopper NT not sure that the kind of player Lawing wants. I think we might have even wanted to see if he could play OL which is not his preference.
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    He'a like 6-6 330 ish. Built like an OT.

    I just thought it was funny that he bashed the coach that is recruiting him and then says he still likes UF. Not a good thing to put out there for everyone to see.
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    Well he has to put his anger out on someone. If he wants an offer he should come to camp or he could go to to UK and take loses from UF for the next 4 years.
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    That kind of sums it up
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    I'm guessing a 3 star recruit out of Kentucky that trashes our coach on Twitter won't be getting an offer from us.
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    Admittedly, I gave them heck for years when they had Pookie Jones as their starting QB. :wink:
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    The word is Joker promised him a scholarship for leverage with Ohio State where he really wants to go.
    No travel money to a Florida Camp left him un-respected!
    Good Luck Matt no free lunches after High School!
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    No offense....but I'm calling BS. Not on your post, but who ever actually said it.

    I highly doubt Joker would help any recruit go to THEosu.
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    You are right no coach would offer expressing leverage.
    However, Matt was trying for a Gator offer not because he wanted to be a Gator and thought Joker would not could do it! Motivation!
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    UK has a football team? I heard the NFL was planning to put a team in London.


    :grin:
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    Joker seems kinda corny to me, with all the twitter "come play for the joker" tweets. I don't think that it connects with Highschool prospects as much as Joker thinks it does. I'm starting to think he might be weak at recruiting.
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    because of some tweets?
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    Not only because of his tweets, but his recruiting at Kentucky when he was OC and then Head Coach. I remeber when Rich Brooks was the HC Kentucky was a respectable program and as soon as Joker took over they were getting the hell beat out of them once again. I also don't remember Kentucky landing any good recruiting classes in Joker's time either, while Mike Stoops has already done a better job recruiting in his first few months. I think he is a good coach and I was glad that we hired him, I just think his assets are X/O's and not recruiting. Luckily for us we have Durkin who is a monster at recruiting and Boom who has always been the best recruiter at every school he has been at.

    the tweets in my opinion give a small insight into Joker's personality, which while it was cool to see Heath Ledger in Orange and Blue, I'm a bit biased and thought it was cool, but the other ones really were weird to me and seemed like the attempts of a desperate man to get the recruits attention with something different. Luckily I'm not a 4 star recruit because it would stand out to me as "lame", when i would prefer to play for a "cool" coach. Joker doesnt really have the name recognition for "Come play for the Joker" as a selling point, in my opinion. I think to myself "why would anybody want to besides the fact that you coach for the Gators now?". maybe after this season with some successful WR play it would be a better selling point.

    I may be wrong, but i just have a hard time in seeing how these tweets are anything positive to anyone who isnt a die hard gator fan. I actually have people who make fun of the tweets when we are talking football. and as this kid has publicly come out and blasted Joker, it seems more likely that other people may also feel this way,

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BKYrO5SCQAE-Obs.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJlVuyECMAAUCeL.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJLl28ZCYAAowbK.jpg
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    1. Dont worry about the tweets they are not hurting.
    2. One of the problems with having a HC in waiting is you dont get an energy bump that comes with a new hire
    3. Stoops hasnt sign a class yet. They havent played yet so there is no way to compare the two.
    4 We better hope Joker can recruit and understands what he is doing because he is our recruiting coordinator
    5 we have got more than just Durklin who can recruit
    6 no recruit is dropping the Gators because of #comeplayforJoker
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    Maybe he struggled a little but it being KY it is a little harder to recruit top players like UF can... He will be a good addition to the staff. I don't like the tweets but I'm also not able to play for UF either.
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    Joker ran the recruiting while Rich Brooks was the head coach. He was either responsible for, or involved with, every good player that went to Kentucky during that time. Overmatched as a head coach? Absolutely. No argument from me. Elite level recruiter? Probably. Just as an exercise, what would you say to a kid to get them to even consider attending Kentucky?

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