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This article puts it into perfect perspective. So start yelling everybody!
Its important to yell as loudly as possible at all times.
This post was edited by Ashevillain 18 months ago
Ask ANYONE who complains about "grayshirting" 2 things: 1) Do you know what it REALLY means?, 2) Do you know of any REAL downside to it? and then, as a bonus, ask 'em "Are you an enemy of the University of Alabama?" The answer will be no for the first two (although you'll get some sort of stammering, talking around, mumbling, nonsensical response as they try and act like they really know what it is), and a resounding "Yes" for the last one...
People make no sense to be down on grayshirting. They just know people use it to denigrate Alabama and they like to do that in turn so they just repeat what they hear.
This post was edited by crimsonbleeder 18 months ago
1960 Les Paul
The article does let people know that we are not the only school to do it, that he is ok with it and that CNS was very upfront all-along. However, it does not mention is that it IS IN THE BEST INTEREST of the kid and the program. If he came this summer it appears he would be doing nothing but re-habbing while losing a year of eligibility and we lose a very valuable contributor. How does that help anyone?
In the long run, both he and the program will benefit from more years of productivity. I see NO NEGATIVE other than those looking for any way to tear CNS down because he is best in the country in pretty much every area.
Ask the kids that were not patient and decided to go to Arkansas and Kentucky in the last year or two. Would they have preferred to be entering our program now 100% healthy with four years to play or have three years left at inferior programs in transition?
Thanks for sharing.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by jjblox 18 months ago
"We don't talk about winning championships, we talk about being champions."
I was actually more surprised about them having a decent conversation in the comments section. Normally its all death to saban type comments but they look like they are finally having a logical discussion about it. I am impressed.
I gave up reading comments on sb nation articles about Bama, but this is surprisingly civil.
Never heard of him, must be some alcoholic.
Please watch the video at the bottom of the page
The "Gray Shirt" has a potential to get 5 and half years of college if he also red shirts at some later date. That sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me. This set him up nicely to get a Master's degree instead of just a Bachelor's.
This post was edited by RBonner23 18 months ago
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There should be no issue at all with gray-shirting as long as all parties agree on the terms. The problem comes from issuing a gray-shirt on short notice, often giving the prospect very little time to look at other options. Obviously, Saban gets a bad wrap on this subject.
This post was edited by RMFT81 18 months ago
Next up on the "Michael Carvell Grayshirt take down list": IOWA FOOTBALL
All the Atlanta Journal-Constitution readers cant wait...
Wtf? That dude was dropped on his head alot as a child IMO.
It's hilarious. I was cracking up watching that! How can you not laugh at that?
I don't see what the big deal is. I wish I had done it when I was at that point. It's virtually the same as recruiting a 2014 kid who becomes an early enrollee.
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