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SBNation: "Meet the Bag Man" about payouts in college recruiting

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Taken with a grain of salt, I'm sure, but interesting nonetheless. Question 1, is this really happening? Question 2, is it happening with KU basketball and/or football? "'If we're after a guy, what are the chances four more schools in the SEC aren't after him too? What you want more than anything else is the ability to sit down with that decision-maker, grandma or mama or the uncle, right before the time comes and say, "Hey, we know that old so-and-so from [rival school] has come to see you. That's fine. But we know you know who's been here since the beginning and who's been taking care of you." You want them to believe that you'll take care of them the best in the future, too.' Remember, your job as a bag man isn't to hide the benefit. It's to hide the proof. In a region as passionate about college football as the American South, there's no real moral outrage when new cars or clothes or jobs for relatives appear."

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