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Granted I know we have won 3 titles in 4 years and CNS has already exceeded my expectations. But I have never in my life (39 years) seen us land playmaker after playmaker in recruiting. Man I wish my dad and a few other relatives were still here to see this.
This is crazy folks and don't take it for granted...but this is and will be one of the greatest runs in College Football history IMO. It is just crazy how much talent is lined up waiting to play for Alabama and CNS.
I just believe we have an outstanding shot of repeating (again lol) this year and judging from our recruiting I don't see it letting up anytime soon. IMO we are way ahead of every other top team in the nation as far as establishling a true "program".
The only direction Alabama is going is up. IMO RTR
Feels good man.........
"If you can handle the PAIN of discipline, you will never have to deal with the Pain of Disappointment" - Coach Nick Saban
What also blows my mind, is we have our players kicking tail in the classroom and all and all just being good people that want to succeed!
Good times, Good times I tell ya. Thank you Coach Saban
I saw one on my Gator friends tonight who was telling me earlier in the season that CNS would get bored and leave. He had so totally changed his tune tonight. I'm 64 years old and I haven't seen Bama football this great since the 70's. RTR!
The offense seems to get more explosive every year. This helps to attract even more playmakers, including talented QBs. Won't be long before we see NFL star QBs who played at Bama. It's been a very long time. Not since the Bryant days.
I don't think people realize how bad Alabama's program was in 2007 when CNS arrived. We were in shambles from probation and had very little recruiting momentum. Auburn was the best program in the state at the time. I knew it would be a few years before the program was totally built and recruiting momentum reached a level to where we could compete at an elite level every year. If you do it the right way and don't cut corners that is. Saban has built our program the right way, building it over time. Rome wasn't built in a day. The program right now is a total 180 from where it was in January 2007.
Well... We have been on top for a bit now. Not really anywhere to go up. But we are most definitely going sideways. Not even close to backwards. Great time in Alabama!
"We're modern-day gladiators, and that mental toughness is really important to have in a good team." Nick Saban
Losing doesn't make me want to quit. It makes me want to fight that much harder-Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant
Remember, remember the 5th of November...
1960 Les Paul
Truly amazing thing was at the time the majority wanted to keep Shula for another season.
I don't believe it was the majority.
Hubcity I remember all those guys and you are right about the SEC. CPB's biggest challenges were other national powers. Now national powers would be .500 in the SEC.
Another huge thing that has changed since those days of one or two games a year on national TV, college football is truly a national game. Recruits like Foster from PA and Averett from NJ would have gone to PSU years ago no questions asked. Now they can see Bama on TV 24/7 and we can recruit anywhere. BTW I know we got players from all over under CPB but it was more limited IMO and more regional. Namath was a special situation with the coach at Maryland calling CPB to look at the kid.
IMO What CNS has done is better than that accomplished by CPB. I know I know.....sacrilege but if CNS wins two more NC's and at this point its almost a shoe in, then he's on par w/ CPB in way fewer seasons. Its also a lot harder to dominate cfb than it was in CPB's days. Parity is everywhere but Saban has put Alabama head and shoulders above the cfb world overnight. (In terms of program building)
BTW I do remember the 70's and CPB was god like to kids of the era. I would have cut off an appendage to play for that guy.
Majority ? Ummm not to my recollection. Most Alabama supporters and alumni like myself knew it was time to make a change. There may have been a segment of fans but certainly not the majority. Mal Moore stepped up and made a ballsy move bringing in CNS. Now I know most barners out there wanted us to keep Shula just like I was hoping they'd keep Chizik this year but it just wasn't going to realistically happen. I just don't think many people anticipated Alabama hiring a coach the caliber of Nick Saban though. That's what pissed off the media and our rivals so much.
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