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    Re: Per BamaOnline: Mike Groh to the Bears; Billy Napier back to Bama

    Just have to know CNS will get the best, I wish CMG all the best. I hope he is happy, working with all those millionaires.

    He did a very good job here, you seen improvement every year.

    I truly hope no bridges burned because I expect we may see him back.

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    Re: Per BamaOnline: Mike Groh to the Bears; Billy Napier back to Bama

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson57s View Post
    We're not getting some big Florida recruiter. Napier had only been at FSU for a month. He spent last season working for CJMcE at Colorado State.

    Seems Napier's background is primarily as a quarterbacks coach. I started to question why you would hire him to coach the receivers. Then I reminded myself CNS knows how to do his job better than anyone else can tell him how to do it.

    I'm still bummed about losing CMG, the 2013 Recruiter of the Year.
    Billy Napier was a tremendous recruiter while at Clemson. He has experience as a offensive coordinator and has spent time coaching under Nick Saban at Alabama. It is the best case scenario is replacing Coach Groh.
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    Re: Per BamaOnline: Mike Groh to the Bears; Billy Napier back to Bama

    Quote Originally Posted by CapstoneGrad06 View Post
    Billy Napier was a tremendous recruiter while at Clemson. He has experience as a offensive coordinator and has spent time coaching under Nick Saban at Alabama. It is the best case scenario is replacing Coach Groh.
    Exactly. Coach Groh was fantastic for us but this was absolutely the next best thing. Coaches seem to become even better recruiters under Nick Saban. I will give you one guess why that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBama_in_PCOLA View Post
    Hmm... This turnover so late in the game is kinda nerve racking.
    perhaps you still suffer from shulaitis!
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    Re: Per BamaOnline: Mike Groh to the Bears; Billy Napier back to Bama

    Quote Originally Posted by Airborne Tider View Post
    Napier is a former recruiter of the year himself.

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    How many "recruiter of the year" guys have we had under Saban?
    Seems like several or at least several in the running...

    My take.. They are good at what they do but it's all about the closer we got who helps earn that title.

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    Re: Per BamaOnline: Mike Groh to the Bears; Billy Napier back to Bama

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamafan P.T. View Post
    How many "recruiter of the year" guys have we had under Saban?
    Seems like several or at least several in the running...

    My take.. They are good at what they do but it's all about the closer we got who helps earn that title.
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    Re: Per BamaOnline: Mike Groh to the Bears; Billy Napier back to Bama

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamafan P.T. View Post
    How many "recruiter of the year" guys have we had under Saban?
    Seems like several or at least several in the running...

    My take.. They are good at what they do but it's all about the closer we got who helps earn that title.
    The great part of this hire is that Billy Napier is a great recruiter in his own right, not to mention already spending time as a "quality control analyst" in 2011 at Alabama. I can't wait to see him on the road under Nick Saban. He was a "recruiter of the year" while at Clemson and Florida State had hired him as recruiting coordinator last month.
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    Re: Per BamaOnline: Mike Groh to the Bears; Billy Napier back to Bama

    Everybody is trying to get a piece of Alabama's success.

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    Re: Per BamaOnline: Mike Groh to the Bears; Billy Napier back to Bama

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR251 View Post
    Everybody is trying to get a piece of Alabama's success.
    Its amazing we have not lost more. Still hate to see the really good ones go, but if they are not good they don't last....AppleSause.

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    Re: Per BamaOnline: Mike Groh to the Bears; Billy Napier back to Bama

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR251 View Post
    Everybody is trying to get a piece of Alabama's success.
    We live in an era where "everyone gets a trophy." But, in the case of Bama, everyone really can get a trophy (or ring).
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    Re: Per BamaOnline: Mike Groh to the Bears; Billy Napier back to Bama

    At least CMG had the common decency to wait until after signing day to take the job(unlike a certain now FSU DC).. I totally respect that & hope he has great coaching career..Never "Burn The Bridges" when you leave Alabama & Coach Saban's coaching staff..Roll Tide Roll Coach Groh!!!!!!
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    Re: Per BamaOnline: Mike Groh to the Bears; Billy Napier back to Bama

    Quote Originally Posted by TideMan09 View Post
    At least CMG had the common decency to wait until after signing day to take the job(unlike a certain now FSU DC).. I totally respect that & hope he has great coaching career..Never burn the bridges when you leave Alabama & Coach Saban's coaching staff..Roll Tide Roll Coach Groh!!!!!!
    Can't really blame that certain FSU DC, doubt FSU would have waited another month to get him. He did stay and coach BAMA in the BCS game. If you do have an issue with what Pruitt did, what do you say about our 2 latest hires who took a job for 30 days and bailed? All three men felt they had an opportunity they couldn't pass up. IMO Cristobal got a better title and away from the NCAA mess, and Pruitt got a heck of a promotion and pay raise. Napier, is probably the one who took a lateral move but, I am happy to have him.
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    Re: Per BamaOnline: Mike Groh to the Bears; Billy Napier back to Bama

    Quote Originally Posted by WylieTexasTider View Post
    Can't really blame that certain FSU DC, doubt FSU would have waited another month to get him. He did stay and coach BAMA in the BCS game. If you do have an issue with what Pruitt did, what do you say about our 2 latest hires who took a job for 30 days and bailed? All three men felt they had an opportunity they couldn't pass up. IMO Cristobal got a better title and away from the NCAA mess, and Pruitt got a heck of a promotion and pay raise. Napier, is probably the one who took a lateral move but, I am happy to have him.
    I should have stated that better..I actually have no problem with him working his way up the coaching ranks..That's expected with any assistant coach{especially on Coach Saban's coaching staff}..My problem was him trying to sway some of Bama commits to FSU..That's a "Bush League" move anyway you slice it..Especially after Coach Saban gave him his chance & start as a coach on the college level..

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