Found January 31, 2012 on Crystal Ball Run:
Alright. 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 of stars next to a players name? Or should these numbers be taken into account when determining how well a coaching staff is doing their job? Allen Kenney: This subject comes up every year. The answer is plain as day. Recruiting rankings are a great indicator of success. Like talent evaluators in any profession, the analysts at places like Scout and Rivals botch their fair share of rankings. A five-star grade on a prospect doesn't guarantee success - or even a starting spot. Time and again, though, we see the teams that win the most games and championships are generally the ones at the to...

Saban, disciples rule NSD; '12 superlatives

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Football. Nick Saban Signing Day Press Conference Transcript

Nick Saban Signing Day Press Conference Transcript that includes selected player quotes from signees that are already enrolled at Alabama.

Alabama stocks up on defense, offensive playmakers

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. ...

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Landon Collins, recruiting, and Krystal.

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SEC getting richer by winning recruiting wars

How do you win six straight BCS Championships? By consistently showing up with the best players, that's how. And you consistently field the best players by winning the recruiting wars year after year, something schools throughout the SEC have become extremely adroit at doing for more than a decade. It doesn't look like that is going to change. With National Signing Day...

Grizz Insider: Hollins learns from Nick Saban

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...

Football. TideTV will Air National Signing Day Show from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday

The University of Alabama will produce a two-hour National Signing Day Show on TideTV that can be viewed from 9-11 a.m. on and beginning at 11 a.m. on WVUA. Alabama head coach Nick Saban will then wrap up the day's proceedings with a press conference at 4 p.m. in the Naylor Stone Media Room.

Alabama Fax Cam Girl Won The Internet Today

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...

Tim Williams talks Alabama visit

Tim Williams, defensive end from Baton Rouge-University, La., is one of the top defenders in the Bayou State. He was recently offered by the top two defensive teams in the country. Williams attended Junior Day at Alabama on Saturday where he had a great meeting with Nick Saban.

Do not be Fooled by Nick Saban's Fax Room Scenario

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
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