I’m sure if you asked Spence Eccles, he would refer to this a going full “Urban Meyer”. Although the time between the person commitment to Eccles by Meyer to “stay here”, and his departure to Florida was longer than a day, the commitment to Eccles was contingent upon getting the immediate and significant funding for the Indoor football facility. Eccles believed the commitment, built the facility in record time, and was then obviously furious at at Meyer, when he left within the year.
These guys are a different breed. They are so used to telling everyone, recruits, boosters, college administrators, media, the public, etc whatever they want to hear in order to get whatever the coach wants, that the difference between truth and fiction probably no longer exists in their minds.
For all the complaints about Whitt and his handling of our offense (I share many of these complaints), at least we don’t have to put up with this sort of thing.