23 signees enrolled at UA

23 signees enrolled for summer
Twenty-three of Alabama’s #1 signing class are already enrolled at UA. These 23 are set for summer term classes. But there remains a tight squeeze with the numbers. Additional players could enroll next term, Saban told the Montgomery Advertiser.

So far, six players from the signing class will delay enrollment due to academic or baseball reasons: Devonta Bolton, Destin Hood, Brandon Lewis, Ivan Matchett, Kerry Murphy and Melvin Ray.

The Advertiser still tries to sell the numbers game as a crisis.

A total of 65 players are currently on scholarship, a number that is approximately five over the limit should Alabama bring in the NCAA-mandated limit of 25 freshmen. The signing class of 32 includes two freshmen who enrolled in January and count against the 2007 total, leaving Alabama five over the limit in that category as well.

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I find those numbers doubtful when you start factoring in injuries—players who likely would never play again. I’m very doubtful we’ll see Zeke Knight. I hope I’m wrong, but.

And I don’t understand what the hell they mean by this sentence, ” The signing class of 32 includes two freshmen who enrolled in January and count against the 2007 total, leaving Alabama five over the limit in that category as well.”

That makes no sense. How can Alabama be five over the limit for 2007 signing class? Or am I just reading that line wrong?

The Advertiser also isn’t counting one player likely to be on an academic scholarship (Bryant Scholarship). Such a player does not count against the 85 limit. There is a numbers game to play here, but the numbers aren’t anything as dire as the Advertiser would make us think.

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  1. 1
    freaking genius

    23 SIGNEES ENROLLED AT UA….

    and in other news, the Tuscaloosa PD reports a sharp increase in the arrest rate.

    hide the women and children.

  2. 3
    Cooper71

    Amazing all the Bama sniffers that hang out on Bama blogs.

    Must suck to be in your “glory years”, yet still feel like a little brother that needs to fly around like a gnat.

  3. 4
    julio

    Cap, you can argue over semantics regarding the use of the term “crisis”, but it does pose a pretty big problem. Injuries aren’t going to necessarily solve your problem, unless you can pin point those injuries now and change their scholarship status before the team reports for 2 a days. If that was possible, Saban would have said so already.

    I agree that the statement about 2007 is confusing. The only logical explanation I can think of is that somebody must have gone over the top with grayshirting in the past. That perpetuates further problems, because it means Saban is gonna have to grayshirt some more of the 2008 class. The numbers are what they are. Getting rid of Zeke Knight alone won’t fix it, and it looks like Prince Hall won’t be donating his scholarship for the cause. (And yes, tmc, it’s nothing but a big Montgomery conspiracy against Bama. It’s not true that Bama has more signess than scholarships to offer. Why does the Advertiser make up these lies?)

  4. 5
    Shane is a BLOGGER

    Cooper, Sniff Sniff I love it. Keep them coming.

    Freak, you are a Freaking Genius. WDE!

    The TIGERS are coming.
    Clemson, LSU, AUBURN

  5. 6
    sixdownnow7

    Let’s do the math:

    32 (2008 signees)
    minus
    2 (2007 signee total)
    minus
    25 (Max Allowed by NCAA Rules)
    equals
    5 (oversigned)
    less
    5 at least (losses to Baseball/Academics/Greyshirts) etc.
    Alabama should be ok here!

    The Crisis

    85 (Scholly limit)
    less
    65 (curently on schollies)
    equals
    20 (available new schollies)
    plus
    5 maybe (non-renewed schollies, hardship etc.)
    equals
    25 (avialable and limit by NCAA rules)

    All the math is possible, but the two NCAA limits 85 & 25 make it difficult.

    If CNS could kick more than 5 off scholly he would still be limited by the 25 limit.

    I am not sure about the Bryant Scholly. IMO these schollies should count against the 85. Would not it be an extra benefit if you could promise an athlete schollies for their offspring.

    I would quit worrying about it. All 85 can’t and won’t play anyway. This is the case anyway. Give me 50-60 players who can play and I can win.

  6. 8
    Thomas Petee

    6downnow7, I agree with your mathematics entirely, but you also forgot one quotient that is essential.
    Add this to your equation.
    (X3/C = ><SR% is lessor or greater than the actual scholarship amount.

    So the answer is really quite simple.

    If you take the level of mathematic knowledge you have and you multiply it by the fact that you got 3 credits in math for doing a 10 page report on a spiderman comic book.
    You come to the conclusion that the actual scholarship number is probably greater or lessor than you predicted and that you dont know a God Damn thing that you are talking about.
    Thank you and War Damned Eagle!

  7. 9
    Jim Gundlach

    Good work Petee! Now you can send 6downnow7 a doctorate degree in Quantitative Analysis.

    P.S. Carnell called and he wants his correspondence course P.H.D. in Nuclear Medicine sent “overnight express.”

  8. 10
    Cadilack

    Yo, Petey. Moms will be up in the hizzle bout 6 clock wit yo $20 check. YoYo straight up in that beyatch goofy white mug. White boy got sugar in his tank!!!

    Dis is Cadilack, and I am stright up off the heezy for sheezy!

  9. 12
    julio

    The Petee, Gundlach, and Caddy references were priceless. However, you Bama fans should note for the future that the Cadillac aspect of the so-called “Sociology scandal” is completely senseless. People seem to forget that Caddy took the reading course in Feb and March of 05, which was AFTER his eligibility had expired, and was only a matter of weeks before the NFL Draft. Despite the fact that it was known to everyone in the world that Caddy was about to sign a contract that would guarantee him financial security for the rest of his life, this young man was still working to obtain enough credits to get his college degree. (which he got at the conclusion of that semester.) Boy, that’s a real indictment on Carnell’s character and self esteem to point that out NY Times. (btw, if anyone out there says they never took any last minute crip courses just before graduation in college just to bump their credit totals, they either (1) obviously have never set foot on a college campus before, or (2) they majored in Engineering, Chemistry, or Physics.)

  10. 13
    Auburn Trailer Trash

    I know we are having fun here at Bama’s expense right now, but how does Coach Saban go about telling a very impressionable 18 year old that, Yes, you have a scholarship but just not right now? How does that make the kid feel? If I were one of the kids asked to grayshirt, I couldn’t help but feel that the coaching staff is saying I’m a less prospect than the kids that get in now. All of these kids are talented and I truly feel sorry for them if 2 or 3 get sidelined due to over-signing by the supposed grown adults in charge. Imagine having to tell all your friends back home, after being part of the #1 recruiting class last year, that your not gonna actually be there till January. Sucks for the kids!

  11. 14
    sixdownnow7

    If Bama can cheat…. or I mean… find a way, then all 32 will be on the field this fall.

    You dumbass BammerNecks!
    We all know that this tizzy from the CrapStoner is all about keeping that Croot’n national championship.

    The recruits Saban has to turn away will get that “REC Under the Table Scholly” anyway. These guys won’t talk.

  12. 15
    Shane is a BLOGGER

    Officer: Mr Stabler have you been drinking?

    Snake: No Sir, I quit drinking when Coach gave me a funnel.

  13. 16
    tmc1

    There you have it… The Auburn faithful love the Capstone report so much they want it to become Auburn’s official blog.
    Why arent you dumbasses worried about the fact that CTT has committed all of 7 lineman since signing day 2005? I know that the Tony Franklin gimmick offense doesnt need anyone to block, but dont you think it would be nice to have at least as many lineman as you have Wide recievers?
    Lineman 11
    Recievers 15
    and they still couldn’t catch a cold.

  14. 17
    Shane is a BLOGGER

    How far can Sara Jessica Parker throw a football into the stands three straight times with the game on the line?

  15. 18
    FinebaumJunkie

    They cant catch a cold?I believe on a cold November day for the past 6 years,they must have been juiced up on vitamin C then.And before you call somebody a dumbass,learn how to spell receiver.

  16. 19
    tmc1

    finebaumjunkie,
    And before you try to correct my writing, learn how to space your sentences properly. (i.e. Always space after punctuation, They usually teach that in 2nd grade when you start writing sentences.)
    EXAMPLES? “cold?I” “years,they”
    “dumbass,learn” “then.And”

    It is a bloody shame when you try to correct someone else’s writing and you make more typos than they did Finebaumjunkie.

  17. 20
    Bama Fan In N Y C

    I agree that the Barnies are even more so delusional than we depict them out to be! Aubarn and Opelika (50% ghetto and 50% deliverance land), yet Aubarn and Opelika combined are merely half the size of T-Town and the surrounding cities, COMBINED!

    CLIFTON ROBERTSON! TRAY BLACKMON! QUINTEN GROVES! BRAD LESTER! ROBERT BAKER THE PROBATION MAKER!

  18. 21
    Jay Jacobs

    Academics at The Alabama Polytechnic Institute are at an all time high. Thomas Petee is the driving force behind our success! He deserves all the credit!!!

    WAR EAGLE!

  19. 22
    rhYno

    Keep in mind, these are the guys of the future: the guys who will send Tubby back to Ole Miss or Arkansas State.

  20. 23
    FinebaumJunkie

    My mistake tmc. Six in a row. Or is it roll? How is that? Oh,I’m sorry. I was not involved in a text book scandal. Yes sir,some lightbulbs on Bama’s team also.

  21. 24
    Shane is a BLOGGER

    Keep it coming SCUMMERS….I mean bamers. I love it!! Yall are so funny.

    War Chicken!
    Beat bama

  22. 25
    berman

    i really hope zeke knight is capable of playing in the near future. he’s a very good-hearted person and is heavily undeserving of his unexpected injury.

    count this as my signature:

  23. 26
    tmc1

    Well,thankyou,finebaumjunkyforthatpost.Icouldnthelpbutnoticethatjustlikeanaubbo,youstillhaventfiguredouthowtospaceasentence.Idecidedtotypeapostyoucouldread.Anyway,webothknowthatAuburnprobablygaveyouadegreinliterature.IamexpectingamailorderdegreeinbrainsurgeryfromA.U.soon.

  24. 27
    FinebaumJunkie

    YOU ARE VERY WELCOME FUNNY MAN NOW IF ONLY YOUR CAKEBOY SARCASIM COULD WIN YOU SOME FOOTBALL GAMES YA MIGHT WIN A NC AND THE SUPER BOWL ALL IN THE SAME YEAR BY THE WAY WHATS TMC STAND FOR TOO MUCH COCK KEEP IT CUMMIN BOY

  25. 28
    FinebaumJunkie

    OH AND BY THE WAY I DID LEARN THAT IN SECOND GRADE AND IF YOU WANT MY SIX YEAR OLD CAN TRY AND TEACH YOU THE I BEFORE E RULE YOU STUPID BIOTCH.

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