One-time, special offer (handling and shipping charges may apply)

It turns out there is some shit Nick Saban does have time for – playing head games with recruits.

“Coach Saban was describing my highlight film and talking about he hadn’t seen a cornerback with cover skills like mine in a long time,” Wiggins told the AJC on Sunday night.

“It was a great conversation, and right at the end he said ‘I’ll offer you a scholarship to Alabama if you commit … today.’ Then he paused, waiting for a response. He took me by surprise by saying all of that.”

Surprisingly, the ShamWow (order today!) approach didn’t work.  Carvell thinks Saban did this so he could claim he didn’t make an offer to Wiggins if the kid didn’t commit.  Does Saban even care about that?


Filed under Nick Saban Rules, Recruiting

18 responses to “One-time, special offer (handling and shipping charges may apply)

  1. DC Dawg

    And when Nick Saban makes an offer to a high school student, you can take that to the BANK. That thing is iron-clad.

  2. reipar

    I too found it strange that Carvell thought this was a brilliant ploy to either steal a UGA recruit or be able to say “I never offered him”. The fact you said this is an offer. Plus as you said why would Saben care in the first place if he is turned down?

    • H-Town Dawg

      I’ve decided that it doesn’t really matter WHAT Saban does…Carvell will always sniff that jock. You’ll never convince me that Carvell isn’t getting quietly subsidized by Saban.

  3. Tybeedawg

    I know I will sleep much better tonight knowing Nick Saban a “fall-back” career as a TV pitchman waiting for him if he evers gets out of coaching. Come to think of it, he does kind of favor Billy Mayes (rest in peace).

  4. Comin' Down The Track

    This is, I think, the first time I have ever commented on this type of thing by CNS. I keep just watching to see what scam he’ll try next before I say anything, but as soon as people are bad-mouthing him about one thing, he’s already up to some other nefarious deed. Folks don’t get a chance to get properly angry and righteously indignant.
    He’s the Karl Rove of college coaches. A sort of, Turd Blossom 2.0, if you will.

  5. A West-Virginian thru and thru.

    • The Lone Stranger

      That hits close to home out here in Pittsburgh, but you got it, he has a gritty mentality that would set him apart from the more staid & upstanding Virginian.

  6. Greg

    It’s a good thing MC was typing this blog as opposed to speaking. It has to be hard to talk with your mouth full. They are both douches. Maybe MC can land at the local Bama rag when he get’s blown out of here.

    • Dawgfan Will

      I didn’t really have a problem with Carvell when he took over AJC recruiting, but he really has become a shit-stirrer in the past few months. I have to actively remind myself not to respond to his douchey tweets because I don’t want to encourage his idiocy.

    • JasonC

      I really don’t think it is Carvell that much. I think it is more an editorial decision. That said, if the teams had been reversed I’m sure the headline would have been “UGA fails to steal Saban’s commitment from Georgia player”.

      • Keese

        you must not read his stupid ass twits. Funny thing is ‘ol Chip Towers has become more palatable

        • H-Town Dawg

          Exactly. The other day I noticed that he was going on and on about what a stupid decision JJ made returning for 2012. He based that on the idea that JJ won’t be able to reproduce the productivity and effectiveness he had in 2011. Of course, underestimating JJ isn’t exactly a smart move. Just ask Kiffin.

  7. collegeparkdawg

    Wiggins is a DGD! Really like this young man both on and off the field.

    • Cojones

      That’s!! the meat an potatoes we should take from this article. And if some of you Twitterers don’t lay some love on that young man for such a good accounting and mature reply to the smallest ahole in the country, you shouldn’t have one (Twitter account).

      • H-Town Dawg

        Exactly right! Hats off to Shaq for politely but firmly standing up to Saban, face to face. That takes balls. Well played, Mr. Wiggins!

  8. orlandodawg

    Everyone knows that the best thing for a high schooler is to be rushed and pressured into a major life decision. Saban–always looking out for the kids.


    I’m going to do something completly out of character for me and say something nice about GT…well, about Bobby Dodd anyway. I always heard that one big reason for his success was how well he treated players. He would not lie to a kid or revoke a scholarship.He was a perfect southern gentleman who was above skullduggery or scandle….I think CMR is in from the same mold as Coach Dodd.
    I believe that “whatsoever a man sow, he shall also reap”. Word will get around about how these kids are treated. It’s hard to hide a wolf in wolf’s clothing.

  10. Bob

    Yea. “Genius” and “brilliance” definitely seem to be relative terms in the AJC. As Saban has demonstrated just this past season, he always tries to secure a bird in the hand, but he never stops pursuing the 2 in the bush. That’s all there is to this story. I really doubt he cares a/b his offer-acceptance statistics, just the end result. I really miss Chip Towers. . .