Here’s an interesting Jamie Newberg article about how the method Saban follows for recruiting is influencing others in the coaching ranks. Tucked in there is this innocuous sounding paragraph:
… Belichick, Bill Parcells and other player pro directors all influenced Saban and his recruiting approach. It’s a five-phase process that first begins with identifying needs of your current personnel based on attrition two to three years down the line out of a five-year player cycle.
Ah, identifying that ol’ debbil attrition. Sounds a lot more passive than ruthless, doesn’t it?
“I don’t have time for that shit” happens, I guess.