Sabans recruiting pitch is everything you thought it would be

Flywheel

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Nothing untrue in there. What Saban doesn't say, and the recruit is too young to realize, is that pitch is the reason Saban makes millions every year. He got whipped in the NFL when he had to excel as a coach. In the college game where he needs only excel as a recruiter, he has the ability to pile up those gaudy statistics. And because he piled them up as a grabber of talent instead of developer of talent, the statistics lose their meaing.

Alabama under Saban doesn't "send people" to the NFL as much as it's really good at directing traffic through Alabama to the NFL that would've gotten drafted from wherever.
 

MeatWrench

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Nothing untrue in there. What Saban doesn't say, and the recruit is too young to realize, is that pitch is the reason Saban makes millions every year. He got whipped in the NFL when he had to excel as a coach. In the college game where he needs only excel as a recruiter, he has the ability to pile up those gaudy statistics. And because he piled them up as a grabber of talent instead of developer of talent, the statistics lose their meaing.

Alabama under Saban doesn't "send people" to the NFL as much as it's really good at directing traffic through Alabama to the NFL that would've gotten drafted from wherever.
Acting like Nick Saban has some deficiency in coaching or developing talent is the ultimate in internet know it all ism and flatly ridiculous.
 

rain

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Kirbs "see these?" (Holds up slips of paper)

Recruit, intrigued, "yes, what are those?"

"Great Clips $5 haircut coupons, and there's plenty of them..if you know what I mean" says Kirbs proudly "as many as you'll ever need"
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha - thats freakin funny
 

Diseqc

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Acting like Nick Saban has some deficiency in coaching or developing talent is the ultimate in internet know it all ism and flatly ridiculous.
hE fAiLeD iN tHe NfL

well he failed cause some dumbass doctor wouldn’t let him sign Drew Brees. The past 15 years could have gone a whole lot different only changing that one decision.
 

RaiderJacket

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Here is a quick thought over my morning coffee. He mentions 64 players in the "league". Every year he has around 100 players on on scholarship/PWO. In the last 4 years that is 400 young men that soon will need to find their way in the world. 64 out of 400 means 16% have a job and good income with which to plan a future ( career outside football, family, etc.). I never hear him mention a college education or degree for the other 84% or their prospects after Alabama. What about them? Is he too busy doing AFLAC commercials to care? These are critical recruiting points to use with 95% of the rest of the HS student-athletes out there that have a lot of talent and potential regardless of star rating. Just sayin'.
 
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cyptomcat

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Nothing untrue in there. What Saban doesn't say, and the recruit is too young to realize, is that pitch is the reason Saban makes millions every year. He got whipped in the NFL when he had to excel as a coach. In the college game where he needs only excel as a recruiter, he has the ability to pile up those gaudy statistics. And because he piled them up as a grabber of talent instead of developer of talent, the statistics lose their meaing.

Alabama under Saban doesn't "send people" to the NFL as much as it's really good at directing traffic through Alabama to the NFL that would've gotten drafted from wherever.
He has to change basically his whole coaching staff and players every few years, yet his teams still dominate. He is the only constant. Not only he is a great coach and great recruiter, but he is also great at hiring the right coaches.

But, yes, without Alabama or LSU talent, he isn't winning championships, but still, he can do it consistently with the talent.
 

CornerBlitz

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Nothing untrue in there. What Saban doesn't say, and the recruit is too young to realize, is that pitch is the reason Saban makes millions every year. He got whipped in the NFL when he had to excel as a coach. In the college game where he needs only excel as a recruiter, he has the ability to pile up those gaudy statistics. And because he piled them up as a grabber of talent instead of developer of talent, the statistics lose their meaing.

Alabama under Saban doesn't "send people" to the NFL as much as it's really good at directing traffic through Alabama to the NFL that would've gotten drafted from wherever.
keep thinking like this. I’m sure it will lead to success.Just ask UGA.
 

CornerBlitz

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I’m jealous. I’d take 10% of that success on the flats. That is their pitch and it speaks directly to elite athletes that are NFL or bust.

That said, someone should ask CNS what happens if you don’t make the NFL? Even with 64 players in the league, 80+% of their scholarship athletes over the past 4 years are doing something else.
 
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