No recruit should ever trust To$h Lupoi ever again. He is a liar and he will ruin your future.
Thanks for sharing this. Its hard to believe how Cal's success in recruiting, and the overall positive momentum, was disassembled by UW overnight. No doubt To$h sold out, but there is a degree of incompetence (or inability) exhibited by people at the top.
If I was Sark I would be keeping real close tabs on Midnight Tosh.
I'm getting the feeling Jeff Tedford is in the wrong sport. He'd have been a great NFL OC if he'd just kept on moving up. College football is a den of liars, murderers and thieves.
Thanks so much, this puts all the pieces of the puzzle together from what I've heard.
I feel awful for all the current Cal DLine athletes for whom he was their mentor and family member at CAL who always emphasized loyalty and dedication to CAL. They didn't get a phone call, text, meeting etc. that he was leaving. They found out through twitter. The only people To$h was calling were Cal commits he was trying to swing to UW. Despicable.
Tosh has burnt his bridge here n with recruits. I understand the money/boat thing but I don't think sarkisian/washington are a stable situation. They are under more pressure than jt and if things go awry it will be a big resume stain for tosh. He better learn to coach quick because xboxing recruits will get harder.
To$h didn't come to the table saying 'I want the most money, match it or I'm gone.' He came with the 'my heart is here' speech, which is universally understood to mean that a person will stay if their employer matches the offer. JT told him how much he meant then went to bat for him to DOUBLE his salary (not an insignificant bump in compensation ever, much less one year after getting a 25% increase). JT told him he couldn't go to the well again and To$h gave his word that he would not go back to UW to start a bidding war...then he did just that. Then he doesn't show for the recruiting trip, leaving JT in a lurch; then he leaves a voice message; this after he told Shaq the night before that he was thinking about leaving, etc.
If this accounting is accurate - and I know Aaron enough to trust that his sources are exceedingly solid - then To$h's actions are scum. He so easily could have come to JT and said he wanted the payday, was going to take UW's offer but would leave after LOI or leave before LOI but not continue to recruit the same kids. And speaking of that, there's a code here that To$h violated - JT and Cal released him to speak with UW when they didn't have to. The quid pro quo for being granted an opportunity to make more money and leave is that you do it with class. To$h fundamentally violated that trust. **** him.
Put your hatred aside for a moment and recognize this for what it is - To$h ass raped us, no condom, no beer, no goodbye.
Order of anger:
3. Sandy / Administration (not having the ability/willingness to pay what it takes to keep top talent)
That's it. JT doesn't make the list.
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Tosh is a complete scumbag and traitor. Its one thing to leave and take the payday... That's forgiveable.
The fact that he went to JT, got his offer matched, gave his WORD that the issue was done, and then pulled the **** he has in the last 48 hours in beyond disgusting.
Tosh is a big dude, and he'd surely kick my ass, but if I saw him in person right now I'd probably spit in his face. Such a hyprocritical, lying POS if this is all true.
I really hope Ted Miller or Wilner pick up this story and run with it. This is Todd Graham 2.0. He should be outed as To$h Lupaid and not be allowed to skate thru feb. 1st recruiting against Cal without the spotlight on him.
Thanks for the insight. This just proves that Lupoi is a first-class, despicable, unethical scumbag. He is unworthy to be a Cal alum. I hope his new boat sinks with him in it and that his new house floods up to the rafters.
Someone send this to Ted Miller. Tosh needs to get exposed.