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Academic authority Nick Saban takes potshot at South Florida

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Starman, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member


    "The distribution of players is not the same for everybody," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "There's a significant amount of players who don't qualify (at some schools) and they end up being pretty good players at some other schools. I think there are six guys starting on South Florida's defense who probably could have gone to Florida or Florida State but Florida and Florida State couldn't take them. And if you do a good job of recruiting that way ..."
  2. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    St. Nick only recruits scholar-athletes, Starman.

    There is a distinction.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Oh yah. I've seen some of the fine citizens he recruits. :eek: ::) :eek:
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Funny, I've never confused Alabama with Harvard.
  5. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    Alabama is the Harvard of...Alabama.
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    I thought that was Auburn?
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I did learn on my last visit to Tuscaloosa that Alabama was the Confederate West Point during the Civil War. Didn't know that.
  8. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    correct. Allow me to re-phrase:

    Alabama is the Harvard of Tuscaloosa
  9. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    You know what? On some spell-checks, the first option when it flags Saban is Satan. Bedeviling, isn't it?
  10. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member


    Yes, the first thing Nick does is look at the list of National Merit Finalists each spring. Let a kid miss a film session for a class project group and see what happens.
  11. IU90

    IU90 Member

    There's a grain of truth to what he says, but he neglects to mention that the big SEC state schools themselves don't exactly have stringent academic requirements for recruited players, instead they're closer to the bottom on that scale.

    Saban chooses to make his comparison to South Florida because it just happens to be one of the few D1 schools with even less stringent requirements than his own, but there's also a lot of players suiting up for Florida, FSU and Alabama that would never be allowed in Northwestern, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt and plenty of others. Saban conveniently forgot to mention that part.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    OUTING ALERT: Nick Saban is Boo ts.
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