Will the coming dawn of the SEC Network in 2014 change how Alabama handles recruiting? Not according to Crimson Tide head football coach Nick Saban, who responded to the question before speaking at the Crimson Caravan stop in Huntsville in a way only Saban could respond.
"We have a standard for what
type of player we are looking for," Saban said prior to a Crimson
Caravan meeting at Huntsville's Von Braun Civic Center. "We look at
character, at academic background, at how (prospects) meet certain
critical standards, and, of course, we look at their physical ability to
play the position we recruit them for. It is not really good practice
to recruit guys who don't have a role on your team. If they meet those
criteria, it is not important where they are from specifically.
the same time, we try to find every single player in the state who can
meet those criteria, because (those players) deserve the opportunity.
Then we try to do a good job within a...