"I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
-- Coach Bryant
"We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
-- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson
What I do know is that I am glad that UA's success does not hinge on what some HS recruit may or may not do in college based on some great potential they have generated excitement for by dominating on a field every Friday night where the majority of the players they play against will never play football again competatively after they graduate HS.
I understand what you're saying. Chat boards breed occasionally extreme points of view. That's why they're so popular. But I have never seen anyone apply program-killing consequences to one kid's decision, even in The Tebow Derby.
Folks do convey disappointment or joy, even the sane ones.
Last edited by CrimsonEyeshade; April 10th, 2012 at 07:20 AM.
It's jmo but I think the strong desire to land RN amongst many of us isn't because he's a program changer - Bama is so hot right now that a single recruit doesn't make or break us - but rather, that I personally want to see us finally land that consensus all-world, number one recruit.
Hate to say this to you Tide Warrior but that's all sports in general. Recruiting is as much apart of sports as the draft and look at how people react to that. How many Saint's fans wanted Jeremy Shockey head after Sapp said he was the whistleblower which ends up isn't true. That's just sports, you got your crazies and the people that enjoy it and the people that pass the time with it.
There are some that are competitive by nature and don't like to lose. It could be football games, ping pong, tiddly winks or recruiting. I don't find it wrong or extreme to be disappointed when we lose out on an elite recruit. I'm not going to beat my dog or let it ruin my day if it happens however.
I haven't been able to keep up with RN's recruitment very much. I heard he was announcing sometime in May. Are we still the consensus leader for him?
Apparently he is backing off the may announcement date and his coach thinks it "may come to down to the end"
This one was always coming down to the very end, regardless of any announcements.
And by NSD it's probably going to be an outright circus. These Greater-Than-Zeus recruits who practically get a bust in Canton before they finish their junior year of high school never go quietly into that good night. I highly doubt Nkemdiche does either.
eh... I was wondering why he stated he was going to make a verbal commitment in May anyway???????????
its probably best for all of us that are so involved in RN recruiting to step away for awhile. from here till NSD, we are going to hear every rumor and gossip under the sun regarding his " best visit" "girlfriend attending so so school" "his best of bestest friend is commiting to that school" bit over and over again. Innuendos will abound no doubt.
don't take this the wrong way, I want RN at Bama. but at the end of the day, Bama doesn't need RN.
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