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this is inaccurate
Everyone's allowed to troll but fsufsu --- Nova. If he tries to troll, despite how obvious it is, I will yell at him and flame him and cuss him and demand that he acknowledge that he wasn't trolling, he was actually serious, and when he wont admit it I will call him a faggot because Aussie and Co suck as mods and JC Schurburtt hasnt given a shvt in months.
fsufsu said... I've got about 10 great stories on Lane but all you need to know is he will never be a loser, that's for sure.
Unlike Jimbo, Nick knows how to develop players. End of story.
thats not jimbo's problem
players are getting developed... watch this years draft
That's not players getting developed entirely. That's FSU still recruiting top athletes and the NFL drafting based off of potential. Same as kids who go to top programs and fall through cracks, go to small schools for one year, and are still drafted in early rounds.
I'm not bashing FSU but Bama didn't make Trent Richardson into a superstar. He was gonna be basically a superstar wherever he went. Bama just didn't mess him up. We just kept him on the right path and got him to where he was working hard to go.
our top two/three drafted players this year were all 3 stars with offers from only a hand full of schools
EJ and Brandon Jenkins are really the only two that were highly ranked
like i said, player development is not jimbo's issue....
In hindsight it really isn't a surprise that they won 2.
Lets look at the facts: Miami comes on the scene in the 80's and changes the whole philosophy of recruiting by targeting inner city South Florida kids. Florida State and Florida simply copied what Miami did. Miami falls off in the 90's and leaves Florida and FSU to dominate.
The fact that they played in 4 straight title games is more than impressive but only winning one kind of sours it. Beating Va Tech wasn't that big of deal due to Va. Tech being essentially a one man team. On the other hand, There was more parity in CFB. Nebraska, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame (93), Ohio State, Kansas State and Tennessee were teams that were always truly in the hunt. Florida State lost to 2 of them in the 90s and were stunned by a Sooners team that came out of no where.
With the talent pool in Florida being so rich, why wouldn't everyone believe that Florida State eventually win the title?
That's not true bro! What's up?
Ha! This was a very pathetic post! Boo hoo
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
First, you need practice fodder. Then, you need attrition fodder.
I guess all the past #1 classes that have amassed 3 rings were overrated too
I remember that class being ridiculous...I was squinting and reading names...was Reggie Bush not in that class or was this a different year...or am i just visually challenged?
It's a travesty that Bama hasn't officially had a class with 8 5*'s already. Clearly, our classes are underrated annually.
Yeah, that class was absurd, too.
The class the year prior with Bush, LenDale, Sam Baker, Ryan Kalil, and Steve Smith turned out better but 04 was better on paper.
Ya, thats what had me crossed up. The 'on paper' thing is the only way to compare an old class to the current one, b/c the current one hasn't had any chances... That said, the rankings are an indicator that works pretty well, but I like looking back about 5 years and checking reality with the rankings. Still, without the rankings, this online banter wouldn't be nearly as much fun.
Exactly. If you guys land what OP is saying it will pass our '04 class on paper.
I don't think we'll sign eight 5*'s but I think this will be the best class Bama has signed since Saban has been in Tuscaloosa....on paper. 08 is the benchmark now but the 12 class was pretty unreal as well.
Still, it looks like we could sign 13-14 top 100 players including (my guess) six 5*'s which would both be our most ever. I think we'll close with Robinson, Foster, Kamara, Liner, and Reed. I think we miss on Vanderdoes and Conner (I know nothing, just a hunch). That's adding two 5*'s, three 4*'s, and four more composite top 100 players to what is already the #1 ranked class.
I'm not going to call it the GOAT class on paper or anything but it will deserve to be in the conversation. Regardless, it will be the best class this year, will be like our 5th #1 class in the past 6 years, and will help us continue the dynasty as long as they work as hard as Saban's players have worked the past 6 years.
Bama, that's enough. You need to learn to share. Sharing is caring.
I really think we should get a bye to the BCS title game every year until SaBear retires. Makes sense.
how did the careers of the 5* listed end up? serious question, btw. i don't recognize some of them
I would say odds are that Bama signs 1.3 of the 3: Vanderdoes, Connor, and Foster. So let's say Bama just 1 signs (and A'shawn Robinson): that's 6 FIVE stars and a lot more depth than USC's thin, bust filled 19 man class with 8 five stars.
On another note, 2008 may have gotten it going, but the players from 2009 probably accomplished more. Julio, Ingram, and Dareus have one ring each (and went Rd 1) while Dre and Trent have 2 (and were 1st round early entries), and Chance Warmack and DJ Fluker (and possibly Eddie Lacy) have 3 and will also likely be first rounders.
Barrett Jones (2008) definitely has the most impressive resume as a college player (Outland, Rimington, 4 year starter and 3 rings), but more of the 2009ers have more rings, and as many of them have been/will be drafted highly.
It's a long snapper and a bunch of recruiting service misses... Don't worry, they will get coached up to 4* level before the fall.
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