Vanderbilt, believe it or not. And Virginia’s third nationally.
You’re freaking me out, guys.
Filed under Recruiting, SEC Football
If you don’t do it you end up shorthanded and “thud” practicing.
Saban doesn’t have time for Matt Hinton’s shit…
Man. So recruits we lost to Bama late in the game (Foster, Kamara, Dee Liner) didnt even really have a spot. If we had been in the same circumstance numbers-wise we wouldn’t have even been recruiting them. We’re at ~83 scholarship players (before summer attrition). Bama is at 95. No wonder they’re so hard to compete with. Even if they don’t have room they make room for elite players AND they ensure that none of their rivals get these players. If Bama said “Sorry, we’re out of space”, maybe we finish with a few 5-star players. Instead, the Tide just keep loading up. The playing field isn’t level and the SEC or NCAA should do something about that. I don’t know what the solution is, but this just isn’t fair.
They could start by counting scholarships 365 days per year. If you lose a guy to discipline, transfer, grades, etc., you have a spot open, and you can sign another guy. At least this way, teams like Alabama would need to cull their rosters before they signed guys instead of culling once they see how many they need to get rid of.
The B1G does this, with the result that a lot of players get their pink slips in mid-December. That’s not a lot of time to land at another school when most academic calendars start back up the first or second week in January.
The NCAA needs to waive transfer restrictions for kids who have their scholarship pulled, and it needs to make schools convert the athletic scholarship into an academic scholarship if the student-athlete in question is making satisfactory progress towards a degree when they get removed from the roster.
Yes, that means Auburn could have picked up Crowell. So be it.
Changing of the guard…?
Will it also make Vandy and UVA ineligible for for the Delany manifest destiny plan because they are too athletic?
Scholarship limits are just made up and flagellant anyway.
And for proof, the University of Alabama Department of Mathematics, which works at the pleasure of Nick, thinks of them as imaginary numbers
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