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I'd like to get the staff's honest opinion here:
the presumed facts:
- Liner is a heavy Bama lean, and has been vocal about it
- Liner has yet to flip
- Vanderdoes decommited from USC and has expressed a lot of interest in Bama
- Vanderdoes is trying to set up Feb.1 visit
Does Saban possibly have Vanderdoes (#6 player overall) higher on his board than Liner? Is it possible Liner isn't a take yet, with respect to a possible visit/commitment by Vanderdoes on Feb.1?
Maybe I'm reading too much into the the presumed facts mentioned above, and that they both would be takes. But if we are going to assume that we have 4 spots remaining, you would "think" those 4 are reserved for Bell, Tunsil, Kamara, and Liner/Vanderdoes. Unless we see a decommitment or grayshirt, I don't think we could fit both Liner/Vanderdoes.
Thoughts? Not trying to stir the pot in any way. Just trying to understand the Liner situation, as well as how these remaining 4 spots will be filled. RTR
**Edit - forget all of the above. liner just publicly de committed. Haha. He's all ours
This post has been edited 5 times, most recently by Jlee05 18 months ago
One thing to keep in my is that Liner hasn't flipped publicly. Very good chance he has already told the staff.
definately agree. That's highly possible. And reason would be to keep the Auburn staff from being all over him these next 15 days. If he flips on signing day, Auburn won't pester him.
CrimsonLawyer - any thoughts on Vanderdoes? Seems to be very interested. As crazy as it sounds, do we have a spot for him, if Tunsil/Bell/Kamara are locked in? Big if of course, as Tunsil is seemingly 50/50 this late in the game.
This post was edited by Jlee05 18 months ago
IMO, Vanderdoes has a spot regardless of what Liner does. I think it's all but official that Liner has already committed to Bama. Just hasn't been made public yet. Both guys have a spot IMHO.
Neither has an effect on the other. Liner will either commit soon or at least take up a known spot anyways and Vanderdoes will still have a spot.
"Hey, hey, hey. A life. A life, Jimmy, you know what that is? It's the shit that happens while you're waiting for moments that never come."
Hard to imagine a scenario where CNS turns down a commit from EV.
probably true. I guess I'm putting too much weight into both the available #'s (4 spots left; no?) and the staff's opinion of:
1 DL - Liner/Vanderdoes
1 LB - Tim Williams
1 DB - Bell?
1 Oline - Tunsil?
1 bonus - Kamara?
Seems to me that Kamara is expendable. How many backs do we need?
"We don't talk about winning championships, we talk about being champions."
The state is the great fictitious entity by which every man believes he can live at the expense of every other. - Frédéric Bastiat
I'm kinda with you on this one. Given who's left on our board, seems awfully tough to turn down a Bell or Tunsil. Assuming those 2 committed first (or their spots were held), and then on Signing Day the staff gets a call from Vanderdoes, Liner, Foster, and Kamara, what do you do?
Playing the what-if card heavily, you only have two spots with the scenario above (barring a sign and place), you are forced to leave out two seriously gifted guys. Based on needs, and versatility, what do you do?
Having said that, I see no way whatsoever Foster ends up at Bama, but the question remains for the other 3. A tough call, indeed.
"The Lord just wasn't with us, Coach."
"The Lord," grumbled Bryant, "expects you to block and tackle."
Rick Bragg, August 8, 2012
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