WR Kenny Bell's switch from Miles to Saban wins it for Bama.
Edit: Urban got Kiffed twice today. So not really attrition.
call the season off
that's one way to go.
i am surprised that florida lost a few recruits on the last day though. not mad at all just surprised.
I wish Kiffin poached more kids from Bama and LSU, those SEC coaches already are pretty leery of one another.
If Saban is still at Alabama in 5 years, color me surprised. That place is an NCAA investigation waiting to happen.
Regardless of what happens, he will be off on his next coaching adventure.
Why is there such disdain for Saban? Has anyone ever heard of him cheating? NO.
He didn't handle leaving Miami very well. And no one cares for his method of opening more scholarships at the expense of kids already in the program, but none of that is illegal.
there is a huge difference between cheating and putting forth maximum effort.
And until the NCAA does something the prohibit brooming out non-contributors, it will become more and more common. Its happening at UNC and Ole Miss this season (and Butch Davis is generally regarded as the guy who cleaned up Miami, so unlikely to play loose with the rules).
I know that Saban is a former Sparty and not terribly likable, but that DOES NOT MAKE HIM A CHEATER.
So we are only allowed to dislike a coach if he "cheats"? To me, booting guys off the team for no reason other than that they're not great players is ethically wrong and I have little respect for any coach who does it, Saban included. The fact that the NCAA is powerless to stop it doesn't make it okay.
"If Saban is still at Alabama in 5 years, color me surprised. That place is an NCAA investigation waiting to happen."
By implying that a school is an NCAA investigation, one is implying that they are cheating. As far as I'm aware, there has never been a hint of Saban cheating.
I agree that the dismissing non-productive players is unappealing, but it is currently legal. The NCAA should make some provision when you sign a guy, as long as he gets the grades and stays out of jail, he counts against your scholie number. But that is not the rule currently.
I don't care if someone doesn't like him. I view him in the light that he works harder than anyone else to win and he does it within the rules. I don't like him, but he is not a cheat.
he is arguing that someone who is willing to act unethically in an extreme manner, time after time, is the same type of person that is likely to be in official trouble later on. It doesn't matter that what he is doing is currently not a technical violation. Ethics are static and unaffected by whatever rules the NCAA promulgates.
Back to back years with the #1 class; Saban truly is the ultimate recruiter. Alabama is going to be a contender for years with the all the talent they've stockpiled.