Truth is Saban pitches to 4 and 5 stars that he can get them in and play them in their 1st yr and out in their 3rd, or playtime in their 2nd and out in their 3rd. The top playaz dont want to play 4 yrs, or even 3 if they can help it. Wear and tear and injury.
This is what all top coaches do these days. to have players leave early actually is a sign of success and improves recruitment of top 4 and 5 stars. Selfish coaches sometimes try to keep them unnecessarily too. Plus the $, big motivator when most r poor n young.
Think of it especially for DB's in NCAA, one or two of em break their necks and are paralyzed with a tube in their throat every year. See this yr, Devon Walker from Tulane. He is from Nola. Will probly die in 5 yrs like most who have that injury from complications due to being bedridden. Hopefully not.
Where is superman Christopher Reeve these days? Football players worst nightmare and can happen on any play offense or defense. Modern day gladiators. This is mainly why they pray b/f and after games, not as much about victory as it is to avoid this scenario. Plus, u ever seen an old man football player? Knees so shot he can barely walk and in constant pain. And now what we r finding out scientifically bout concussions and hits and the link with depression and suicide is big as well. We owe these men bigtime for our entertainment. My frickn heroes, all of em.
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