Recruiting experts believe it isnâ€™t if Saban will win a national title, but when. Thatâ€™s what Tom Lemming told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in Tuesdayâ€™s edition. â€œMark Richt now has got to be very careful and very wary of what Nick Saban is doing,” said Tom Lemming, a recruiting analyst. “I think it is not a matter of if but when he will win a national title at Alabama, and with that he will attract the majority of the major talent in the Southeast.”
Who else might have cause to worry about Saban? Lemming says Auburn. The article is a great read.
Speaking of recruiting, Andrew Bone reported players were impressed by the crowd and its positive energy. “I don’t know what some of the uncommitted guys thought, but it was a good game. The game really showed how the fans are at Alabama. If you can’t like that, then I don’t know why you are playing football.” Bone quoted Ivan Matchett as saying.
Nick Saban doesnâ€™t care about polls. They are â€œexternal factors.â€ By the way, if someone asks Saban what he thinks about polls, and you are a reporter covering Saban, please donâ€™t ask him the same question again. It only pisses him off. I like the press, but I can see why Saban gets frustrated dealing with it.
Alabama winning is good for business. On a normal day, sales at the Bama Fever/ Tiger Pride store in Trussville are about $3,000, but for the first day of college football, try $20,000! reported WVTM in Birmingham. Wow.
Bad news: University of Alabama point guard Ronald Steele has decided to take a medical redshirt and miss the 2007-08 basketball season. Here’s the entire story (Flash required):