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In us as much as UGA? Or are there other reasons? Playing time, competition, work ethic. Of course I have my Bama glasses on, but do we not have dominate O Lines year in and year out? The kid love UGA that much?
A starting job in the SEC without all the hard work required at Alabama. Sometimes championships aren't what drives a player/commit...I can't fathom this line of thought but its out there as I've heard it first hand from a parent of an elite prospect. They want the path of least resistance that gets them to the next level. I'm one that lives to win at everything I do and at all costs...it's the only way, but that drive to win doesn't live in everyone out there.
"You don't always get what you want, but you always get what you deserve"
Good point and at Bama we play for Championships. I guess kids like this are focused on just getting to the next level and he can at UGA. Having said that, we will win more championships than UGA, play in more big games and have more exposure. I guess some kids want the easy path. I guess that's why we win Titles. I don't understand that thinking of taking the path of least resistance to get to NFL, I guess it's laziness or just lack of desire to be the best
I'm not sure if you're trying to imply this message here (does sound like it), but I laugh at the people that say,"not everyone is made out to be an Alabama player, he may not have the work ethic, he just wants an easy ride with less competition." Georgia was potentially 5 seconds away from a national championship. I don't know L Tunsil, but it's a croc to imply that about him without seeing it yet. Maybe he just likes it there better. Wouldn't be the first.
And Athens is a great place. So is Tuscaloosa.
This post was edited by Jlee05 18 months ago
Downtown Athens has about 70 bars and over 50 restaurants. That's pretty tough to beat. Love T-town, but Athens, Boulder, & Madison, WI are pretty cool. Chapel Hill, Ann Arbor and Austin are nice too.
Did I mention Auburn? Yeah, I didn't think so.
Alabama has Gallettes tough to beat.
playing time. plain and simple. easier path at georgia right now.
I was gonna say, Athens is a tough beat as far as campus life that I've been to. Every time I go up there it is a blast to say the least.
5 seconds mean nothing but moral victories. Just like you say five seconds, others say Eddie Lacey scored and they did't give him the touch down. Someone else can say that was a pass interference on Cooper which would negate the block fg. So all of that means nothing at the end of day. If we had of ran the ball against T am on the last drive maybe we would have won but we still lost.
People keep posting that Georgia was only 5 seconds away from playing for a national championship. The last time I checked both teams had exactly the same amount of time. I don't think Bama was going to lay down if they had another 15 seconds or 15 minutes. Does anyone think we would have played the prevent defense if there were three minutes left when Georgia got the ball. Heck lets add another quarter and Bama would have rushed for 500 yards and three more touchdowns instead of 350 yards and 32 points. Lacy had them trying to find a place to hide when he came through the line already. Georgia's defense was helpless if we had been trying to score again. Bama played very conservative on their last possession and Georgia's last possession because of the amount of time left in the game. Maybe the SEC should let Georgia choose to have additional time when they need it.
Yeah you missed the point. I wasn't bringing up the game to say that UGa would have beaten us with a few more seconds. Georgia is a solid choice for a high profile recruit and none of us should have any problem with a recruit we are competing for choosing them. No one should be questioning the attitude or work ethic of a player for choosing to play for a different program. It's quite unfair
Shouldn't have brought up the game. I was trying to say that UGA is no slouch and no one should disrespect a player for going there.
First, preferences are all relative. I live in NYC and love it, some would hate it and blah blah blah. Nick Saban prefers Tuscaloosa to Miami, a lot would agree a lot would not. It doesn't matter! The only places that truly sucks are Starkville and Auburn.
Anyway, I agree with Jlee05 that it's kind of ridiculous to make broad assumptions about his work ethic because he wants to go to UGA.
I do think it's fair to say that Alabama is the best place for the NFL right now. Sure you can make the "he can go the NFL anywhere" argument but if you look at the development at UA, we are simply separating ourselves from the competition in terms of NFL development. That's just the truth. We have had 20 NFL draft picks in the last three years. This is more than UGA, UF, FSU, LSU, USC, Texas, Ohio State...it's more than any other team in CFB. Name a team, we have more picks. We have a ridiculous 10 1st round draft picks in the last three years. I don't think another school can even get to five. It's true we recruit the best talent but it's not twice as good as UGA and others. Pick up a mock draft for this year and you will see that these type of numbers are not going away. We have two first rounds locks and four more players that will contend for first round. Two more beyond those six that are locks to be drafted (now 8 total) and three more that are potential late round / FAs. You can go to the NFL anywhere, but UA is best of breed right now.
This post was edited by manbearpig7 18 months ago
Good post (mainly because you agreed with me). No doubt Alabama is the best place to be to get drafted.
Hey manbearpig7, I've got your back.
Since 2009 Alabama has had thirty-seven (37) starters.
Twenty-four (24) have been drafted into the NFL.
Eleven (11) of those have been in the first round.
Three (3) of those who were not drafted did sign as free agents.
One (1) chose to not declare for the draft.
Leaving nine (9) not signing after declaring.
The moral to the story is:
if you start at Alabama you are more likely to be drafted in the first round than to not play in the NFL
phillipians 4:13 CAN-DO all things through Christ which strengthens me.
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