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do what? did you miss BGZAT's post -
2009–2010 Alabama 17–15 6–10 T–4th (West)
2010–2011 Alabama 25–12 12–4 1st (West) NIT Runner–up
2011–2012 Alabama 21–12 9–7 5th NCAA
Signs of improvement, no?
"Once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places you have to look at it right."
I am a Grant fan and supporter. I do think that he needs to make some glaring changes. However, people that keep bringing up the topic of roster mismanagement ARE way off base. This is NOT the NBA. We are allowed only 13 players per year. You CANNOT sign high school players with the philosophy of every year is a tryout for a scholarship renewal. That's freaking stupid.
NOW, i do agree that we NEED more big men that are capable of playing and competing at the highest level in the SEC and college basketball period, especially from their 2nd year onward. Its incumbent that his staff find a way to get this done. He might need to recruit AAU coaches and an additional friend or 2 to sign some of the very best players. I am not saying that he sign package deals where the other prospect CANNOT and DOES NOT belong on an SEC basketball court. But, a roster with 10-11 legitimate 4- and 5-STAR basketball players is possible with this approach.
I am NOT a proponent of engaging in breaking the rules with regards to these AAU coaches. BUT, there are some great people that are participating in and leading these AAU programs. Its about developing relationships. Shit, DUKE, UNC, KENTUCKY, UCONN and KANSAS seem to get along just fine with AAU coaches. In turn, they continue to sign the cream of the high school players. Of course, I recognize the bloodlines of these elite basketball programs. BUT, they started somewhere. WE can ascend to that level just as FLORIDA, TEXAS and BAYLOR has.
This post was edited by BoomsMD 19 months ago
It's just as difficult to evaluate basketball recruits just as any other sport. Do you realize not all of the top basketball recruits pan out. We are better and we have improved every year. Nit then Ncaa Tourney last year. Time is defined in this situation as, let his players become juniors and seniors first. His top recruits are only in their second year. Look at how long other top BB coaches lost before they won. It takes time to build a basketball program and you have less schollies to so it with.
this was th good stuff BBD +1
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