"This thing is plain and simple: it's a big misunderstanding," said Rolle regarding reports that say a rift has been created between the Canes and its biggest feeder school. "I don't have any problem with the University of Miami, no matter what anybody might think or say. No one here does. The recruiting process is the recruiting process and sometimes kids don't know what it's about. They don't know it's a business. And some of our guys had to learn that, the hard way."
...[Terrence Craig, a "NW assistant" quoted by ESPN as saying the Northwestern community "won't forget this"] wasn't even a part of his staff this year at Northwestern. Craig, a former Bulls offensive line coach, left the program last year for Miami Southridge, which is closer to his home. And those sources, Rolle said, "I'm not sure sure who they are."
"Some people do a lot of talking, they like to be spokesmen," Rolle said. "But they don't know. You know me. I don't like talking on the phone. I'm a face to face guy. I talked to coach after I read something in the paper. People said he had never returned my phone call or something like that. I called coach immediately. I called coach to let him know I never said that. We ironed it out."
...After he looked into the situation, spoke to Shannon and Chandler, Rolle said came to "a clear understanding" of why Chandler won't be playing for the Hurricanes.
"At first, Todd was kind of distraught, he really didn't understand it. But after we talked to him and things like that, he understood by taking trips to other schools -- he understood what went down with him....
"Usually, when a school offers a kid, the coach gets a letter. That's the thing. I never got a letter for Todd."
NO WAY, BRO! MESSAGE BOARD GENIUS SAYS THAT RANDY SHANNON IS A TERRIBLE SELF-SABOTAGING RECRUITER AND MUST BE FIRED, AND THERE IS NO WAY SHANDEL RICHARDSON WOULD HAVE PUBLISHED THAT OTHER STORY WITHOUT BOTHERING TO CALL BILLY ROLLE FIRST, RIGHT? CONSPIRACY!