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January 9th, 201310:45 AM
One More Bama Thread
Talked to a coach this morning. He attended one of Saban's coaching clinics. He says that Saban looks for two things in recruiting. 1) Production 2) Strength. No matter how athletic a kid is or how much potential he has, he won't recruit the kid if he's not already strong. He doesn't really try to grow kids into a position. Of course I'm sure there may be some exceptions.
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January 9th, 201310:50 AM
Interesting, only because we seem to take fliers every now & then. I think it worked well with a few guys, Derrick Strait comes to mind. Hell, Sam Bradford too.
It's gotten to the point now where once Alabama spots the players they want, there's not a lot of recruiting needed. It's more like 'cherry picking', not unlike Miami during the late 80's and much of the 90's.
January 9th, 201311:19 AM
January 9th, 201311:21 AM
January 9th, 201311:32 AM
Jesse Williams 600 bench press video, his spotter helps him
probably a 570 bench press, but still strong as hell
January 9th, 201311:33 AM
Since I'm new I can't start a thread but this is an excellent perspective on OU football, it's talent (lack thereof) and why we won't sniff a NC unless certain things change.. Feel free to start a thread with it.
January 9th, 201311:36 AM
Please tell me that's a 1RM.
January 9th, 201311:42 AM
yes, he's 320 lbs, its 600, his friend helps a bit, strong dude
January 9th, 201311:45 AM
my bad, he has a slingshot on, which helps and you see he fails, his buddy saves him
then again, i'm trusting someone on twitter that that is Jesse
January 9th, 201311:47 AM
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January 9th, 201312:03 PM
Yes, they are very good! I love their fried pies!
January 9th, 201312:11 PM
In the same way that dogs resemble their owners, our players being recruited resemble our coaches. Lazy and indifferent...
January 9th, 201312:17 PM
January 9th, 201312:47 PM
Maybe, but they must start taking them in high school because he won't recruit guys who aren't already strong in the weight room.
January 9th, 201312:50 PM
Makes sense, you need great lines, offense and defense, strength kicks ass, you can never be too strong
January 9th, 201312:51 PM
Thanks for this. I've started the firestorm in a separate thread and credited you.
January 9th, 201312:56 PM
You cannot be too strong for your sport
January 9th, 201301:02 PM
Let's be completely honest. Every school that begins to cherry pick recruits tends to get busted down the line for scams involving paying players or giving them extra benefits. Bama is a great program and could win without cheating, but it's pretty evident that things go on there that are not allowed. In a league full of cheaters if anyone believes that the king of the league (Bama) isn't doing something extra to get who the recruits they are getting you are pretty naive.
January 9th, 201301:16 PM
I'm just interested in their philosophy. That was my point. I was told that there are elite level guys that they have no interest in because of lack of size or strength for position. At Bama, whether you're a 3,4, or 5 star, you better be strong physically for your position
They remind me of Nebraska in the early to mid 90's who recruited a certain prototype for each position regardless of star rating.
January 9th, 201301:24 PM
Ah... this is a bit of a myth being perpetuated by guys like Colin Cowherd. The last 6 years only USC has had more 4+ star recruits. They consistently sign 60 - 70% of their class as 4+ stars guys. Bama is getting high profile guys and getting them in mass.
January 9th, 201301:30 PM
Sure I can agree here about having a blue print. The biggest problem for OU right now is on D atleast we are in the process of switching the blueprint. Some of these guys we have over there may have looked much better in BV's blitz happy exotic D. Mike's D is different.
January 9th, 201301:42 PM
So we are to believe 2 pot-bellied dorks sitting on a Salvation Army couch on Youtube over college S&C coaches?
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