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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- National champion Alabama restocked the nation's top defense, scooped up a few highly recruited offensive playmakers and generally had what's becoming a typical signing day for Nick Saban & Co.
In other words, replacing departed stars with blue-chippers across the board on a program that has won two of the last three national championships.
The Crimson Tide landed the consensus No. 1 class on Wednesday, punctuating the efforts by picking up defensive tackles Korren Kirven and Dalvin Tomlinson.
"I think we filled some needs with this class," Saban said. "We started out with sort of a goal of explosive players on offense, running back, receiver, those kinds of guys. We felt good about the guys that we were able to attract from that standpoint.
"We're obviously losing a lot of very, very good defensive players. Even though we have some good defensive players here, we felt that it was really important to have a really good...
BEST OF MAXIM
We begin with a requisite nod to Nick Saban. Fresh off his second BCS championship in three years, Saban claimed the nation's No. 1 recruiting class for the fourth time in six years at Alabama. The beast is self-sustaining now.
Nick Saban Signing Day Press Conference Transcript that includes selected player quotes from signees that are already enrolled at Alabama.
Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins took an unusual tact in the offseason to improve his craft.
He chose to visit Alabama's Nick Saban, the only coach in major college football history to win national championships at two schools (LSU and Alabama).
He phoned the Crimson Tide's fifth-year coach and asked if he could visit him to observe. Saban was more than happy to invite Hollins...
[Written by @gbdawkins - ParadigmShift35]On National Signing Day, we learned that some universities would be offering four-year scholarships to their football players, while others will not. Others, still, refused to answer the question. On the surface, it seems like a good idea-guaranteeing a kid his education. On twitter, myself and a couple of other people (lawyers, mostly) expressed...
Via CFB SectionVia Friends of the ProgramVia Friends of the ProgramAhhhh, National Signing Day. One of the best days of the year. You get to watch grown men obsess over kids that were born in 1994. Did you hear that 1994? Does that make you feel old? It should.Alabama has had a fax cam girl that has looked well in a dress and this year was no different. That’s why they have the...
University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban announced that 18 student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play football with the Crimson Tide, joining eight players who enrolled at the Capstone in January and will compete in spring practice later this semester.
Signing day is coming up tomorrow and we'll see the fans go crazy over their school's big signings and even crazier over the guys they don't get. All this freaking begs the question:
How much credence should be placed on these "star" rankings that we see from the big three services, Scout, Rivals and ESPN?
Do fans place too much emphasis on the number...
That is one fine, quality, sweet list of recruits. The Elephants will be rolling with excitement over that. National Championship + Houndstooth outfits + Mahogany Desks = sign Bama bangs wearing kids up. More Information