It’s Nick Saban’s world and Mack Brown’s just living in it.

So what does it say when the guy running the richest football program in the land admits he’s not keeping up with Alabama?


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11 responses to “It’s Nick Saban’s world and Mack Brown’s just living in it.

  1. DawgPhan

    Mack just wants his own brand of expansion.


  2. SCDawg

    The long media guide thing confuses me. I know there are or were NCAA limits on media guides, but why would any school think a 35,000 page media guide would help with recruiting?


    • Bulldog Joe

      The media guide and brochure thing is just a canard.

      The real opportunities with the NCAA’s current situation are the number of contacts schools can now make with recruits through social media and personal interaction, the schools’ ability to provide more benefits to recruits under the heading of “expenses”, the number of people who can now “represent the school”, and the current dysfunctional state of the NCAA’s enforcement organization.

      With more lucrative TV contracts coming in, we are looking at a wide open environment in high school recruiting. Proposals to stop it at the conference level are noble, but the conferences do not have the investigative resources to enforce it and many conferences will see enforcement as a needless competitive disadvantage which could affect their bottom line.

      The schools who adjust early will ultimately benefit most from it.


  3. DawgPhan

    I just want to know which school is going to be the first to hire a nice group of “ladies” to “escort” high school students to “dances”.


  4. Uglydawg

    I’ve got a prediction to make.. A few years ago, I predicted that crime would rise to the extent that the police would only be able to respond to the most critical and serious events. It’s that way in a lot of cities…they may get arount to responding, but it will be a weak and late response at best. Even where I live, in a pretty serene and quiet part of the state, I sometimes hear my neighbors alarm go off, so I go over with the shotgun and stand watch until the police arrive or I give up and go home (usually).
    The same thing will happen with NCAA football, and may already be happening. With so many rules, so many ins and outs of who may visit who and how many times and who represents the school and who doesn’t and who oversigned and who paid who to play….it’s all going to get out of hand and overwhelm the NCAA police.. It will end up a wide open mess, and college football iis going to be the Chicago of the amature sports world..
    Maybe I’m wrong. I hope I am.


    • KCDawg

      I totally agree with the second part of your statement, that “it’s all going to get out of hand and overwhelm the NCAA police.” As to the first part, I’m pretty sure that crime has actually fallen – especially in major cities – over the past decade. Now, area police may not be responding as fast due to budget cuts, poor management, or any number of other reason, I’m just not sure it’s due to increased crime.


    • Always Someone Else's Fault

      “Going to”? I think past tense would be more appropriate. The Newton’s robbed the bank, left fingerprints, and one of them even confessed. Even the eyewitnesses sue the NCAA for defamation.

      It’s like a bad Batman movie, except Batman never bothers to leave the cocktail party because he’s given up.


  5. SCDawg

    I agree completely, but every time I read something about this there is a comment on the length of the brochure. I find it odd that they’re even mentioning it in light of the no limits on contacts changes.