Sometimes, it’s about not letting the Joneses keep up.

Remember how Bear Bryant used to stockpile more players than he’d ever need, just to keep them out of the hands of rival programs?  It looks like Nick Saban’s taking a page out of the same book, albeit with a twist:  he’s collecting recruiting coordinators.

Ole Miss’ coordinator of recruiting development Tyler Siskey — who was AJ McCarron’s quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator during his four-year stint at Mobile’s St. Paul’s Episcopal School — is set to take a position on Nick Saban’s support staff at Alabama, a source confirmed to

It’s unknown what title Siskey, a 35-year-old Anniston native, will hold with the Crimson Tide.

Keep in mind this move comes a week after the NCAA’s Rules Working Group announced its intention to suspend Prop. No. RWG-11-2, “which eliminated the definition of recruiting coordination functions that must be performed only be a head or assistant coach, be suspended until appropriate modifications can be made.”  So either ol’ Nick is skeptical they’re going to go through with the suspension, or he just doesn’t care.  Either way, Ole Miss is down a guy.


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2 responses to “Sometimes, it’s about not letting the Joneses keep up.

  1. Dog in Fla

    After facing no meaningful resistance in the invasion of Austin, Napoleon blind sides Hugh by invading Oxford in continuing blitz to capture key operational personnel to weaken enemy forces.


  2. Cojones

    Personally, Saban and what he does is not my cup of tea. What am I missing here? Do you think that Saban’s IQ is above all other coaches and staffs? Do you think there is something being won here; an advantage in recruiting that no one else can match and that should be feared? After hiring people and after the rules are placed back into effect, will there be other regulation needed to prevent “Recruitin’ R Us” from becoming a Bama reality?

    Watching this go on is like a drip you don’t want to watch when you can’t do anything about it. Are we just headed for more precise recruiting regs as a resultant of the NCAA free-for-all ruling concerning their own rules? Do you think the NCAA’s faux pas ruling has a chance to stand? If so, what % chance do you give it?

    Or is all of this just fear mongering?