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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    Are there things that were not made public? Excluding the recruiting circus that Otis turned Keenan's recruitment into.
    See RGW's post down. Demands were made for UA to accept other lesser players in order to sign him.

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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    I'm sure there is a player that will prove me wrong at some point, but I don't think there is a player in America worth 2+ scholarships to Alabama. Every elite talent who has tried to play that game with us has ended up signing elsewhere.

    A lot of people thought Lester was a signing in that vein but he ended up being a 3-year starter for us out of Julio's Foley team.

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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

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    I'm sure there is a player that will prove me wrong at some point, but I don't think there is a player in America worth 2+ scholarships to Alabama. Every elite talent who has tried to play that game with us has ended up signing elsewhere.

    A lot of people thought Lester was a signing in that vein but he ended up being a 3-year starter for us out of Julio's Foley team.
    Caveat to this statement... a player IS worth signing 2+ schollies with us IF the other guy is capable of getting on the field in a prominent role with us. Good example is the Kouandjio brothers... if Saban had to promise Cyrus he'd take Arie in order to be in the game for Cyrus, I wouldn't mind that because Arie is talented enough to earn a significant role on the team. Not suggesting that's what happened with these two... just using them as an example of where I'd be ok with that kind of scenario.

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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    Arie is probably going to start next to his brother next year from what I can gather.

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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    Quote Originally Posted by BAMARICH View Post
    See RGW's post down. Demands were made for UA to accept other lesser players in order to sign him.
    Outside of that, though? My post was based on his athletic ability. Obviously, his recruitment changed thoughts on how he would affect the team.
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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    Quote Originally Posted by BAMARICH View Post
    Don't know about this one... the way he acted during his recruitment very well could have caused issues within the team once he got here. No matter how good he's turned out at Cal, I'm glad we didn't jump through hoops to get him... that's the kind of thing that can do permanent damage to a squad.
    there are a few Cal fans, including one who claims to be a parent of a current player on the team, that are claiming that it was Allen that caused Jeff Tedford to be fired. Players parent claims Allen refused to work out, made it known in no uncertain terms that he wouldn't play with any QB other than Maynard and generally just did whatever he wanted. Saban would have run him off in less than a year, talented or not. Tedford caved and brought in Maynard too. Perhaps he thought he could make Maynard into a decent QB, he couldn't and he's now gone.

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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    I'm sure there is a player that will prove me wrong at some point, but I don't think there is a player in America worth 2+ scholarships to Alabama. Every elite talent who has tried to play that game with us has ended up signing elsewhere.

    A lot of people thought Lester was a signing in that vein but he ended up being a 3-year starter for us out of Julio's Foley team.
    The older Nkemdiche (SP?) looks like he may have been worth it. Kid is good

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    How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    I am happy with our group.

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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    too bad Dykes didn't go there a year ago or Allen would have had a ton of fun and possibly 2000 yards receiving.

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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    I'm sure there is a player that will prove me wrong at some point, but I don't think there is a player in America worth 2+ scholarships to Alabama. Every elite talent who has tried to play that game with us has ended up signing elsewhere.

    A lot of people thought Lester was a signing in that vein but he ended up being a 3-year starter for us out of Julio's Foley team.
    Saban saw something in Lester he could develop. After all, he rarely misses on a DB...
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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    there are a few Cal fans, including one who claims to be a parent of a current player on the team, that are claiming that it was Allen that caused Jeff Tedford to be fired. Players parent claims Allen refused to work out, made it known in no uncertain terms that he wouldn't play with any QB other than Maynard and generally just did whatever he wanted. Saban would have run him off in less than a year, talented or not. Tedford caved and brought in Maynard too. Perhaps he thought he could make Maynard into a decent QB, he couldn't and he's now gone.
    This is interesting that a tenured coach like Tedford at Cal would allow a single player to cost him his job if all this is indeed fact.

    I suppose Cal is better off without Tedford if that's the case.

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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    Outside of that, though? My post was based on his athletic ability. Obviously, his recruitment changed thoughts on how he would affect the team.
    Just was saying as talented as he might be, I'm fairly certain he'd have hurt our team. Can't just look at it from a talent level on Saban's team... because every kid he brings in has talent.

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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    no disrespect to the OP, but I have never seen a player that didn't wear Crimson brought up time and time again in the Saban era as Keenan Allen and not just on this board either.

    both parties are happy with the end results. I rather here his name on Sundays from now on.

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