The 14 players off the national champion Bulldog team is more than Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Texas, and Louisville combined, according to school-by-school figures compiled by SI.com.
“There’s a lot of good players at Georgia, that’s for sure,” Washington general manager Martin Mayhew said. “I wish I did a school visit there. I had an opportunity to see quite a few of those guys play in the playoffs and we got to spend some time with some of those guys as well. …They really had a good defensive front.”
That’s how they talk about Saban-coached teams. Except they’re not talking about a Saban-coached team.
“When you look at the team and you walk out on the field, they all look like an NFL defense,” Panthers general manager Scott Fitterrer told the Banner-Herald. “Like, there’s NFL teams that don’t look that good. So I think they’ve done a heck of a job recruiting. It’s a great head coach that’s dialed in, knows exactly what to do and the campus is beautiful so there’s a lot of draw. It’s the SEC. They’ve got it dialed in, they’ve got it rolling.”
“Kirby and that whole staff, the whole building, they did a great job, building what they’ve built there,” Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot said. “It is kind of overwhelming when you look at all the players on that roster, particularly on defense but also on offense. They have some really good players….We’re excited about spending a lot of time with those Georgia players.”
They ought to clip and save that article and pass it out on the recruiting trail. Hell, what am I talking about? They’re already lining that up, amirite?
Just imagine what they could sell if Kirby were any good at player development.