One week until Signing Day

Thanks for all the feedback on the Raycom post. It was nice to hear not only from fans who thought Raycom sucked, but media persons who have experienced it first hand. I appreciated all the emails.

One week to go until signing day. That sound you don’t hear are top recruits committing to Auburn.

At this point, Florida has more Top 15 players from the state than Auburn. Alabama has 9 of the top 15 players from this state, and three players including Julio Jones remain uncommitted.

Tuberville’s class this year will be inferior to Nick Saban’s class last season; for comparision, Saban had about a month to build his first class, and Tuberville had the whole year. Well, that isn’t fair really. Tuberville had to fit in his hunting trips, and that important shopping trip to New York City.

This year’s recruiting has been less interesting than the frenzy Nick Saban created last year. It will be more successful.

One interesting phenomena has been “Alabama” fans calling talk radio shows like Paul Finebaum’s and questioning Julio Jones character. I’m not going to say these aren’t Alabama fans, but the loudest group of people calling Jones a thug have been Auburn fans.

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Ezekial Knight update
The Rap Sheet provides this statement from UA regarding Knight’s Undisclosed condition: “Our team doctors, training staff and coaches are aware of the situation. However, we won’t have any further comment until all of the information from the tests has been gathered and discussed with Zeke and his family.”

Tennessee defeats Alabama

Here’s a game summary of the basketball game. It was entertaining, and the team looks good when it is running. The Alabama half court offense still looks bad. I will say the defense seemed much better than it has over the last few years.

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  1. 1
    Kenny

    It is great to hear people questioning Julio’s character when no one knows him. My parents are from Foley, and never hear all these rumors that people from Montgomery seem to hear.

    What we are hearing is spin from rival fans. The new thing that you are hearing from rivals is that their team (UT/UA) is not recruiting players because there not good guys. You are also hearing the usual rumors about how Alabama must be cheating because they are recruiting so well.

  2. 2
    Kevin

    Yes, if Auburn doesn’t get the majority of the top 15 players in in the state in any given year, then the program MUST fold.

    You bamzo tards are nothing if you’re not consistent. UAT has always dominated recuiting in the state. And if those stupid recruiting ranking services didn’t exist, the whole premise of your column would be non-existent.

    If any coach decides who to recruit based on rivals.com or scout.com, they should be fired on the spot.

  3. 3
    Bond

    Excluding our five year period of probation, can anyone remember the last time Alabama Polytechnic Institute “outrecruited” Alabama?

    Anyway, don’t be so quick to criticize Tubby for using his vacation time to hunt in another state. Most barnies down in paradise aka Lee County will never have that same privilege. That’s why they view Tuberville as “Godlike”

  4. 4
    capstonereport

    Lots of IFs there Kevin.

    The point of my column is simply that Tuberville wasn’t working as hard as Saban over the last two years in recruiting. If you don’t think recruiting has a strong correlation to what happens on the field, then you don’t understand football.

    I agree a coach shouldn’t recruit to what the “experts” say. However, the recruiting information is much better and more reliable today than ever before. That’s why I always recommend taking a look at the overall consensus instead of what one service or yahoo might write.

    When you look at the bulk of information, Auburn is heading for trouble.

    But I hope they take your attitude and stick their head in the sand and continue to go hunting and shopping in NYC. 🙂

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