Well as long as we're counting down the days (about 802, eh?) to Michigan-Alabama, it's not too early to check in on which members of Saban's Class of 2010 will be losing their scholarships to make way for the five-stars of 2012.
Re: Bama (oversigning.com)
It's frightening to read just how adamantly the Bama fans commenting support this behavior.
Do you really think that the educated populous of Alabama cares? All they want is a national championship that can be celebrated at Wal Mart. Literally.
"We'll have some......of the yellow.
And don't get cheap on me."
This bread pudding is extra runny tonight!
Come on man, don't you know your southernese? It's "puddin'"
Do you really think that the educated populous of Alabama cares?
The argument between the Bama fans the the OSU fan made my head asplode. Wow.
Dee Hart's Mom and Hasean Clinton-Dix.....
Do the kids who committ to Bama know going in they might not actually make the football team? Either way it needs to stop.
You know it is a sad state of affairs when "SpartanDan" is one of the guys making sense.
Every fan base has their fair share of nuts. We're not that much more insane than average. (At least, not if you avoid the RCMB and Cedar Village.)
Sorry man, no offense intended. Full disclosure: I am actually dating a student at MSU, so while my football prejudices are potent, I am not as big a hater as my previous comment may make me appear. Your argument with the Bama fans was spot on though. They seem to generally qualify as "much more insane than average" based on what I've seen of them on the interwebs.
Do you remember what you were like when you first started using the Internet?
This is a brand new experience for some Alabama fans!
So is the telephone.
Actions like this deserve to be brought to the light by the media but some how slip through the cracks for what ever reason. In this day and age of frivolous law suits I can't believe these universities have not been taken to court over this. False advertising jumps out to me right away and many diet pills that promise results have been taken to court for making unsubstantiated claims about their product's effectiveness. Not exactly the same but a correlation between the two could be made.
Deceiving high school kids during the most important decision in their life takes a real soul less individual. How the NCAA can continue to look the other way is beyond me. My only hope is, that for the sake of these kids, they fix this problem sooner rather than later.
At some point, Saban and Miles are going to get a talking to about this. Either internally or externally. A website that's doing its job
the second diagram does not incorporate attrition of scholarship players due to transfer, injury, etc, so the rather harmless looking 2-3 redshirts could go up. not that i agree with oversigning as a policy, but to be fair, these need to be addressed.
That are being run similar to pro programs. The results are obvious based on "product" on their fields. They are winning programs including two recent National Championships.
The problem is that this is not fair to the "products" - recruits (kids).
I believe that this is a poor standard to be set and a great example of a win at all costs mentality that prevails in not only the SEC, but in college sports in general. I do not kid myself that we are in an age of pure "student athletes" - we are unfortunately past that. I understand that all programs are looking for that "edge".
For the record:
1. The NCAA needs to take a hard look at this and make changes.
2. I hope that Michigan never stoops to this.
Ok... I'm off my soapbox.
One of the Bama players (Ingram?) made an interesting Freudian slip in the post-game interview at their bowl, talking about the Alabama "franchise." However unwittingly, he summed them up nicely.