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Charles Power 12 months ago
David Knevel takes in a late visit to Alabama. Find out the latest on his recruitment.
Setting aside my (strongly negative) feelings on the prospect of losing Knevel, I have to give his mom props for calling out the Saban machine's bluff on whether or not he has an offer. If more kids/ parents did this the SEC would be able to play fewer games with kids. Upvote Michelle Knevel, a shame more kids don't have a ballsy mom like her (that and watch yourself playing poker with her).
Is "making the numbers work" and "hearing from juniors who may be leaving" just SEC nice for saying we have to git rid of some juniors who haven't lived up to expectations? The rap on some SEC coaches (meaning Saben & the like) is that they over recruit and kick out the kids that they miss on. At Nebraska the kids that we miss on stay in the program and get their education, sometime turn in to acidemic all americans, live and enjoy the college experiance! At Alabama they get kicked to the curb. Have heard this over and over, must be some truth to it since programs like Alabama, Ark. etc year after year have recruiting classes of 26 or 27 kids...what do they do with all of them kids? NE recruiting classes is typically 20 or 23. When I was in college I use to sign up for 18 credit hours and drop one class, after experiencing it for a few weeks, if I thought I might not like, it but that was a CLASS!!! not a KID!!
Good info in here about how Saban oversigns and treats players. Pretty sad.
Thanks for that link Trash Angel!! With Alabama signing 133 recruits in the last 5 years and the NCAA requirements for no more than 85 total on schollarship at any one time it makes you wonder! That averages 26+ schollarships per year (lets just say redshirts and early departures to the NFL balance out....lets just say) or 104 on schollarship in 4 years minus the 85 that they are allowed is 19 kids to get rid of! divided by 4 years means they are getting rid of 4 or 5 kids each year!! That is alarming to me. These are kids not professionals. Those southern coaches will deny it but think about the numbers. Is it any wonder that over time they can build a conferance that is dominant in football? Just dosn't seem right to me...Where is the NCAA?? Chasing down programs that give text books to kids that can't afford books for class? Get some perspective!
Let me preface my statement by saying I have zero connections, and this is solely my thoughts on Knevel...
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