Fran Dunphy: Pat Chambers "Made a Special Move" in Recruiting Top Philadelphia Talent

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crimsoncrusher's picture

OK Fran, what's the "special move"?  Did he call Temple a sh** school in a sh** area?  If he did, sorry Fran, but the truth hurts sometimes.  Or, is it more akin to the "40K payment to Tony Carr" rumors floating around twitter or other message boards? 

With the FBI investigation having faded a bit into the background as the NCAA tournament nears, accusations of this nature are much more serious.  It is one explanation of how Penn State suddenly became a player for top Philly talent.  Is their any truth to the matter?  I guess we'll see; it is most likely dependent upon how long and deep the FBI investigation goes and how much information is leaked and/or will be turned over to the NCAA as to whether these rumors can be verified.  Unless Coach Dunphy wishes to disclose more information he might have on the matter.

Welcome to the 2018-19 Pat Chambers Farewell Tour!!!!!

PP
Conejo73134's picture

$40k? That's not a bad deal.

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crimsoncrusher's picture

Is it true?  I can tell you with certainty that Villanova was dirty in the 80s.  They and their boosters won the bidding war for Doug West (Altoona) over Pitt and the Golden Panthers.  That process was nearly out in the open, too, although maybe because my friend was a D1 recruit in the area who signed with Wake Forest that year and I was friends with people who had connections to the Pitt boosters, my ear was closer to the ground.  If you question my take, go ask someone in Altoona with connections to the hoop scene.  They can give you all the details.

Given all the shoe company money and the AAU involvement, I imagine things have escalated moneywise and the process hush-hushed a bit since the mid 80s.  Is Villanova still involved?  Their coaches were mentioned in one of the leaks having lunch with one of the agents named in the FBI suit.  If they play the game, did Chambers take that strategy with him to PSU?  Just speculation, but there is a lot of smoke.  I eagerly await the follow-up interviews with Chambers and Dunphy on this subject.

Welcome to the 2018-19 Pat Chambers Farewell Tour!!!!!

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Psuderp's picture

Time for a rampage.

Your *former* resident Bryce Jordan Center chicken.

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jeffkramer11's picture

Eat a moldy cheesesteak Fran. 

WE ARE

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Nafeht's picture

I know that I've hard on your school, but I'll defend you one time :-)

Fran is salty because he lost Lamar and Tony.  Tony grew up five minutes Temple's campus and would have stayed home.  These are the kids that Temple is used to getting.  

There's just as much pressure on Dunphy as there is On Chambers 

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