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  • I think as part of the recruiting process kids get a good sense of how tough a coach and a program willbe on them. I don't know this for certain, but I have a feeling that kids like this (assuming the reports are true) would have liked to play for Shula's Alabama because they would see that they would not be held as accountable and there would not be stiff consequences for behavior. This is probalby part of the reason Shula had discipline issues, because of the kids he got. While kids recruited by Saban know they have to hold up their end of the bargain or else there are consequences, and that a lot will be demanded of them as people and players. I honestly believe this pushes some of the more questionable characters guys away from Alabama which is a great thing.

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  • Bama2523 said... (original post)

    I think as part of the recruiting process kids get a good sense of how tough a coach and a program willbe on them. I don't know this for certain, but I have a feeling that kids like this (assuming the reports are true) would have liked to play for Shula's Alabama because they would see that they would not be held as accountable and there would not be stiff consequences for behavior. This is probalby part of the reason Shula had discipline issues, because of the kids he got. While kids recruited by Saban know they have to hold up their end of the bargain or else there are consequences, and that a lot will be demanded of them as people and players. I honestly believe this pushes some of the more questionable characters guys away from Alabama which is a great thing.

    I did not realize we had any more problems under Shula than any other SEC School, maybe not as much. Add to that many of the recruits he got may not have been what he would liked but because of NCAA sanctions he had to take a shot on some kids he otherwise may not. Bottom line, I am sick of everything about the Shula years being negative. He was a great player for us, an average head coach during bad times and a real class act that has never, not one time, had anything bad to say about his time at Alabama.

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  • " He was a great player for us, an average head coach during bad times and a real class act that has never, not one time, had anything bad to say about his time at Alabama."

    I'm merely saying that he ran a loose ship and that guys like DJ Hall pretty much did whatever they wanted to and guys like that would know there is no way they would get away with that going to a Saban coached team. I meant only to compare team culture between the two coaches and the impact this had on recruiting, not to throw Shula under the bus. I agree with your comments above concerning Shula Cosmo...

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  • Bama2523 said... (original post)

    " He was a great player for us, an average head coach during bad times and a real class act that has never, not one time, had anything bad to say about his time at Alabama."

    I'm merely saying that he ran a loose ship and that guys like DJ Hall pretty much did whatever they wanted to and guys like that would know there is no way they would get away with that going to a Saban coached team. I meant only to compare team culture between the two coaches and the impact this had on recruiting, not to throw Shula under the bus. I agree with your comments above concerning Shula Cosmo...

    Np my friend, it is hard to get a point across as plain as you like sometimes on this board. I myself in order not to post too long am not plain myself sometimes. RTR

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