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    Re: Alabama Set to Hire Nate Oats From Buffalo

    Quote Originally Posted by KrAzY3 View Post
    I'm not happy, it's a been there done that move for Alabama, when it could have been a let's try something new move. I fail to see why Alabama was in such a hurry to make this sort of a move, but yeah it is what it is.

    I hope he's successful, I hope he has what ever similar type of hires were lacking. May be Alabama gets lucky, but I have this feeling I need to set an alarm for 4 or 5 years. I hope I'm wrong though, I really hope this is different somehow. It can be, everyone starts somewhere. But Alabama spends too much money on coaches to keep trying this way.

    His first big test will be to see what he can do to keep players from transferring and recruiting. So we'll know a lot soon about how he is in terms of building relationships.
    If nothing else, enjoy the fact that you won't have the hear "IT WAS A TALE OF TWO HALVES" at every press conference:

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    Re: Alabama Set to Hire Nate Oats From Buffalo

    Quote Originally Posted by Rama Jama View Post
    Huge difference between recruiting in Buffalo NY and Tuscaloosa. He has zero ties here in the southeast. He may blow us a way at the press conference, but from the outside looking in, it feels like we whiffed.
    I dont think we whiffed.....

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    Re: Alabama Set to Hire Nate Oats From Buffalo

    Interesting

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    Re: Alabama Set to Hire Nate Oats From Buffalo

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunCrimson View Post
    We didn't whiff.....we hit the ball we were aiming at......
    Not necessarily a good thing though. We were aiming for Grant too...



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    Re: Alabama Set to Hire Nate Oats From Buffalo

    After reading some of the reactions on here, I want to ask a question. Did Byrne call any of you for your opinion? If he did not, trust the guy to do his job. He did his job and we will see what happens. But my goodness, some of y’all are already not giving this coach a chance. Just my 2 cents...

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    Re: Alabama Set to Hire Nate Oats From Buffalo

    Quote Originally Posted by Rama Jama View Post
    Huge difference between recruiting in Buffalo NY and Tuscaloosa. He has zero ties here in the southeast. He may blow us a way at the press conference, but from the outside looking in, it feels like we whiffed.

    I've said we need someone to change the culture here. I thought we need a big name to that. As the wise man once said. WE'LL SEE!
    I just read an article that talks about his recruiting and he has signed kids from all over, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, California, Michigan. I'm not worried about his ability to recruit the southeast.

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    Re: Alabama Set to Hire Nate Oats From Buffalo

    Solid hire and I for one am excited about it!

    First task is to recruit Ingram and Lewis into staying...

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    Re: Alabama Set to Hire Nate Oats From Buffalo

    Quote Originally Posted by imauafan View Post
    I just read an article that talks about his recruiting and he has signed kids from all over, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, California, Michigan. I'm not worried about his ability to recruit the southeast.
    His style of play will appeal to guys in the Southeast...... the fellas who are staying behind better start running sprints today.....
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    Re: Alabama Set to Hire Nate Oats From Buffalo

    The REAL question: do we rename Coleman to “Oats Hall” or the “Hall of Oats”?


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    Re: Alabama Set to Hire Nate Oats From Buffalo

    Doc Holliday: [to Johnny Ringo, after shooting him in a duel] You're no daisy! You're no daisy at all. Poor soul, you were just too high strung

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    Re: Alabama Set to Hire Nate Oats From Buffalo

    For those who questioned his recruiting.

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    Re: Alabama Set to Hire Nate Oats From Buffalo

    Oop!

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    Re: Alabama Set to Hire Nate Oats From Buffalo

    Quote Originally Posted by imauafan View Post
    I just read an article that talks about his recruiting and he has signed kids from all over, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, California, Michigan. I'm not worried about his ability to recruit the southeast.
    I hope so, but it's a different caliber of talent that you need to recruit to win night in and night out in the SEC. His recruiting classes have never been ranked in the top 75, and he only has 2 4-star players he's ever signed.
    He may be a great evaluator of talent, but winning with 2 and 3 star talent will be tough sledding. We'll see if he can do it at a higher level now that he has more resources. I'm not saying he can't, but it is the big unknown.

    What's interesting is, CAJ had never proven he could recruit or develop talent, and his proven ability to develop a gameplan was questionable, but somehow that was seen as a better hire than this? At least we've seen proof that Oats can develop players, develop gameplans that win on the highest level, and coach on the court. Let's see if he can get the right players in to implement the system he wants to run though.

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