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Alabama wins recruiting national title
Rivals.com ^ | Feb 6th, 2008 | Jeremy Crabtree

Posted on 02/06/2008 1:33:58 PM PST by bamahead

The Tide came rolling in on National Signing Day. After an impressive flurry of commitments in the past 48 hours, and thanks to a solid recruiting foundation that was laid in the spring and summer, Alabama has been crowned by Rivals.com as the recruiting national champions for the class of 2008.

The Crimson Tide finished with an amazing run in Nick Saban's second recruiting class in Tuscaloosa. Saban and his staff landed three five-star players and 18 four-star recruits, giving them enough of a push to edge Notre Dame and SEC rival Florida.

As of 3 p.m. EST, the Tide was sitting with 2,819 points, just ahead of Notre Dame, Florida, Oklahoma and Georgia. The rest of the Rivals.com top 10 consisted of Miami at No. 6, Florida State at No. 7, Ohio State at No. 8, Michigan at No. 9 and USC at No. 10.

There are several uncommitted players who could cause some shifts in the top-10, but nobody has enough left on the board to knock the Tide from their perch.

THE TOP 10

1. Alabama 2. Notre Dame 3. Florida 4. Oklahoma 5. Georgia 6. Miami 7. Florida State 8. Ohio State 9. Michigan 10. USC

(Excerpt) Read more at footballrecruiting.rivals.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: collegefootball; crimsontide; recruting
1 Alabama
2 Notre Dame
3 Florida
4 Miami
5 Oklahoma
6 Georgia
7 Florida State
8 Ohio State
9 Michigan
10 USC
11 LSU
12 Clemson
13 UCLA
14 Texas
15 Colorado
16 Texas A&M
17 Minnesota
18 Virginia Tech
19 Oregon
20 Auburn
21 Arizona State
22 South Carolina
23 Ole Miss
24 Illinois
25 Washington

1 posted on 02/06/2008 1:34:02 PM PST by bamahead
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To: GOP_Raider
NCAA Football ping!
/gloat :)

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2 posted on 02/06/2008 1:34:54 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; The majority are satisfied with a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead

RTR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now let’s see what we can do with ‘em!


3 posted on 02/06/2008 1:36:04 PM PST by petitfour
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To: bamahead
Er...exactly how many Iron Bowls has the Tide won this century? One. Yes.

War Eagle!


4 posted on 02/06/2008 1:38:47 PM PST by CholeraJoe (Super What? How much longer until Nascar starts?)
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To: petitfour

Check out this kid Julio Jones’ highlight reel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7djgR4tDSg

Should fill DJ Hall’s shoes nicely.


5 posted on 02/06/2008 1:41:01 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; The majority are satisfied with a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: CholeraJoe
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6 posted on 02/06/2008 1:42:41 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; The majority are satisfied with a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead

Actually, those numbers will be final at 6pm EST. Miami is number 3.


7 posted on 02/06/2008 1:43:25 PM PST by KeyesPlease
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To: bamahead

Hopefully with less attitude. RTR


8 posted on 02/06/2008 1:46:36 PM PST by petitfour
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To: bamahead
National championships? Get over it. Bear's a corpse and has been for some time.

Congrats on your #1 recruiting rating. Better hope the NCAA's not too interested. May be the death penalty the next time you're caught.

9 posted on 02/06/2008 1:47:26 PM PST by Martin Tell ("It is the right, good old way you are in: keep in it.")
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To: petitfour

Hope not.
I think Saban proved that he doesn’t tolerate bull this year...hopefully the leaders ‘got it’.

RTR.


10 posted on 02/06/2008 1:49:43 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; The majority are satisfied with a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead

Roll TIDE ROLL!


11 posted on 02/06/2008 2:34:11 PM PST by sweet_diane (206 days to kickoff! Roll Tide ROLL ! (Now the #1 recruiting class in the country!))
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To: bamahead; BamaDi

Hubby loved the graphic. Then he made a joke about a Sociology degree from Auburn, but I won’t go there. lol


12 posted on 02/06/2008 3:28:12 PM PST by sweet_diane (206 days to kickoff! Roll Tide ROLL ! (Now the #1 recruiting class in the country!))
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore); aft_lizard; Archie Bunker on steroids; Auntbee; Bad~Rodeo; Bat_Chemist; ...
The FR College Football Ping List
FReepmail GOP_Raider to be on or off this list

13 posted on 02/06/2008 4:17:42 PM PST by GOP_Raider (With parting breath we'll sing that song "A Utah Man Am I" RIP GBH)
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To: bamahead

Congrats - now go make Bear proud and win the SEC!


14 posted on 02/06/2008 4:25:27 PM PST by rockthecasbah (He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat.)
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To: GOP_Raider

Now if Nick can get them to play up to their billing.


15 posted on 02/06/2008 4:30:31 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: bamahead

4 from the SEC West, and just 3 from the East. A bit surprising to see Ole Miss on, and Tennessee off the list.


16 posted on 02/06/2008 4:34:07 PM PST by PAR35
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To: bamahead

The numbers are skewed a bit by the number of recruits. Alabama had a lot of recruits, but in the top 10, the average quality of the recruits was highest between Notre Dame and USC.


17 posted on 02/06/2008 4:48:27 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: PAR35
A bit surprising to see Ole Miss on, and Tennessee off the list.

Not really. Houston Nutt is a good closer.
18 posted on 02/06/2008 4:54:28 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; The majority are satisfied with a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead

And on the other end are my belovid bulls

110 Buffalo 20 0 0 0 2.00 60

Given that the staples of the offense are all seniors this coming year this doe not bode well..


19 posted on 02/06/2008 6:15:59 PM PST by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: bamahead
They signed 33. They must expect a lot to not qualify.

Last year, UGA had all their signees qualify! Maybe classes should be rated based on how many are on campus in the fall. :-)

20 posted on 02/06/2008 6:58:04 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: GOP_Raider

I’m drawing a blank - what does ATH stand for in the position column??????


21 posted on 02/06/2008 7:05:25 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Even my tagline is sad....I can't stand ANY of the candidates!)
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To: GOP_Raider

Look who’s #17!!!

The University of Minnesota! My alma mater!

Coach Brewster also picked up some decent JUCO transfers.

I’m not saying that we’re gonna go to the Rose Bowl this year - but a .500 season would be nice.

Maybe at the minimum we could bring back Floyd of Rosedale of Paul Bunyan’s Axe.


22 posted on 02/06/2008 7:26:25 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

ATH = Athlete, ie: someone who is fast, big, and is capable of playing multiple positions on both offense and defense.


23 posted on 02/06/2008 7:34:22 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; The majority are satisfied with a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead

OH, so it is a non specific postion. Thanks.


24 posted on 02/06/2008 7:44:00 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Even my tagline is sad....I can't stand ANY of the candidates!)
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To: MplsSteve

I dont know what the hell happened to Iowa this year, but I think I could see Floyd coming back north in ‘08...


25 posted on 02/06/2008 8:05:12 PM PST by GOP_Raider (With parting breath we'll sing that song "A Utah Man Am I" RIP GBH)
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To: GOP_Raider

26 posted on 02/06/2008 9:09:13 PM PST by Despot of the Delta ("Never argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience")
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To: GOP_Raider

What is that? Some sort of Feral pig?


27 posted on 02/07/2008 4:12:34 AM PST by wolfcreek (Powers that be will lie like Clintons and spend like drunken McCains to push their Globalist agenda.)
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To: bamahead
Here's a link to a list of the recruits that were offered scholarships by both Auburn and Alabama, and where they eventually signed.

http://alabama.scout.com/a.z?s=14&p=9&c=4&yr=2008

28 posted on 02/07/2008 6:25:58 AM PST by sweet_diane ("They hate us cause they ain't us. ")
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To: GOP_Raider

Happy to let you know Connecticut did well in recruiting for the 2008 college football season. :)


29 posted on 02/07/2008 6:31:14 AM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: FreeAtlanta
"They signed 33. They must expect a lot to not qualify."

I asked Hubby the same question. One will go on a Bryant Scholarship and 2 are backcounted from last year. One of the brothers will go to Jr college to see if he can get his grades up. There's a thread re: the question at tidefans.com in the Recruiting forum that should explain the rest. :)

I'm a Bama fan but I'd love to have an UGA dog! So cute! I don't know my breeds that well... is he/she an American Bulldog?

30 posted on 02/07/2008 6:43:55 AM PST by sweet_diane ("They hate us cause they ain't us. ")
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To: sweet_diane

I think he is an English Bulldog.


31 posted on 02/07/2008 7:26:49 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: bamahead

Check back when you figure out how to beat UL-Monroe. No such thing as a “recruiting title”.


32 posted on 02/07/2008 7:55:46 AM PST by Augustinian monk (Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin - Romans 4:8)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Actually rivals.com WILL update their rankings in the fall.

Clemson did me proud yesterday.


33 posted on 02/07/2008 8:17:03 AM PST by Palmetto
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To: bamahead
Congrats to all of the successful recruiters.

#1 - Very subjective...High School players often develop remarkably or don't.

#2 - A program may not have a need for a player ranked #1 at his position but may have a great need for a player ranked #5 at his position...which position is more important in general and to that program in particular?

This is a great hype and fun but it won't influence my bets to any great extent....

#3 - What if the program with the #11 recruiting class this year has the #1 recruiting class next year...LSU has needs but as many as which other team?

#4 - (Non Sequiter) How many NFL teams with only one loss didn't win the NFL Championship and how many college teams with 2 losses have won the BCS Championship twice?

34 posted on 02/07/2008 8:31:55 AM PST by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: bamahead

Rivals had them number one, but others did not. ESPN had them at 9. It’s a great class for them, regardless. And while Auburn had a nice top 20 class, we’re still disappointed in it after the string of top 10 classes Tommy Tuberville has had. No question that Saban’s staff outworked and outsold Tuberville’s this year.

Looking at the SEC, man,what a monstrous conference. In the state of Alabama alone, you had two top twenty classes. Georgia had a top 5 class, Florida had a top 5 class, and LSU had a top 10 class. These schools are all within hours of each other. Wow.


35 posted on 02/07/2008 9:40:53 AM PST by DesScorp
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To: bamahead
Not really. Houston Nutt is a good closer.

You must be joking.
36 posted on 02/09/2008 9:33:31 PM PST by Uncle Ivan (FredOn: Apply Directly to the White House)
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