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If you would take the time to look at what Saban actually does for his players, then I might respect what you say. Saban cares a lot for his players. He wants all of them to succeed. He not only wants them to succeed athletically, but he wants them to succeed academically. I believe that since Saban has been at Alabama, the average GPA of the team has risen. That's absolutely heartless right there... He's also set up scholarships to help out needy kids (who don't play sports) have a college education. Jerk..
If you actually look at it for yourself instead of eating up whatever Cook and others on here say, you might find that Saban just knows how many he needs to recruit for the next year. The players that have transferred could simply read the writing on the wall (if I stay here, about all I'll ever do is help out on special teams). So they choose to transfer to get more playing time. Others have left because they've violated team rules. Is Saban heartless by letting players go because they couldn't follow the rules?
|3 years 40 weeks ago||This might be worth reading also..|
|3 years 40 weeks ago||A couple of things.||
First of all, if it was cheating, then if you know it's cheating, then the NCAA most definitely knows it's cheating and would have stopped it by now.
Another thing. Who got cheated the past couple of years? Sure Brian likes to claim that some of them got cheated, but he has absolutely no proof to it at all. Some of the ones he said got cheated out of a scholarship and placed on a medical scholarship had been suffering with problems for a while and it was inevitable that they'd go on a medical red shirt.
This year, four of the players were dismissed from the team due to violation of team rules. Maybe you think it's cheating them by doing that, but if I violate the rules of the company I work for, then I should be expected to be let go. Why should it be any different in this case?
One of the points Pete Holiday makes that someone on here called a bad argument is that Saban can't kick the players off the team because he wants a more talented player to take that person's place. The financial aid department has to give the approval for someone to lose their aid. They can't lose their scholarship just because Saban has to trim the roster.
And finally, if he's really doing all that, then why is he still attracting recruits? That should be a big warning sign that you shouldn't go to a school like that because of the way the coach is with the scholarships. Instead, Bama has signed two #1 classes in a row and is on its way to another excellent class.
So maybe instead of complaining about it, maybe you should worry about your own school and hope that your coaches can start doing a better job of recruiting.