That is just ridiculous: http://247sports.com/Season/2017-Football/CompositeRecruitRankings
So, the handling of transfers isn't always pretty - and UM hasn't always been above the fray...but an Alabama player had a pretty awful time attempting to transfer.
“On Friday, June 17, I arrived at the athletic facility locker room to find my locker cleaned out and all of my personal belongings in the trash (photo attached) underneath trash,” Smith wrote. “These personal items included my family photos, written goals, inspirational and sentimental items memorializing my deceased former friend, roommate and teammate, Altee Tenpenny, and items of personal value from my former teammates.”
Not long after, an unidentified Alabama staffer told Smith that he could no longer work out at the athletic facility. Another staff member later told him he was no longer allowed at the athletic facility “to workout, to eat, or anything.”
I am sure Nick didn't personally deposit the player's belongings in the trash, but I can't imagine his personal demeanor didn't trickle down to players and staff.
Pretty awful way to treat a player who has given a lot to your program...for people who have been in air-conditioning their whole lives, no less. /s
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Didn't see this posted. Football Study Hall with a look at how two of the best defenses in the country, Alabama and Michigan, are using the dime package to defeat the spread. Hoke left some pretty good players here to work with, but I still find it amazing how our coaching staff could do this in one offseason without any of their own players.
Interesting article quoting AJ McCarron as saying Saban handcuffs his offensive coordinators. While he wasn't sure if this was the case in Alabama's last loss, while he was there Saban was known to do this (when Nussmeier was the OC). May explain a bit more why the parting was more mutual than anything.
Not too far fetched to believe the same is happening under Hoke.