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1BIGTigerFan
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Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
Normally, signing day is in February, which gives kids time to change their commitment after a game like last night. Now, the kids are locked in by signing early, so the loss might not be that big of deal to a program as it used to be?


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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
Disaster? You think a bunch of kids would decommit after a loss in the NC game?



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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
It's 1 game. Sure it hurts some but something I've noticed about posters on this site is they put too much stock into 1 game. Sucks to say but Bama is still the best program in college football. 1 game doesn't change that.


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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
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You think a bunch of kids would decommit after a loss in the NC game?


Maybe not a bunch, but one or two to at least think about jumping ship, absolutely. All it takes is a crying Michael Jordan face meme for a kid to think the school they’re committed to isn’t cool anymore.


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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
HS kids don't make recruiting decisions on wins and losses.


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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
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HS kids don't make recruiting decisions on wins and losses.




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thunderbird1100
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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
No, next question


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Salmon
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Maybe not a bunch, but one or two to at least think about jumping ship, absolutely. All it takes is a crying Michael Jordan face meme for a kid to think the school they’re committed to isn’t cool anymore.


One kid flipping to, I would assume Clemson, wouldn't be a "disaster" for Bama.


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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
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Disaster? You think a bunch of kids would decommit after a loss in the NC game?


Not a bunch, but a few that made "business decisions" would.


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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
By "disaster", do you mean not sign the highest rated class ever?

No, they probably still would have avoided that disaster.


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Salmon
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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
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Not a bunch, but a few that made "business decisions" would.


I doubt it.

And even if 1 or 2 kids did flip (and again you have to assume they would flip to Clemson because who else would these kids flip to?), would it really be a "disaster" considering the amount of talent that Bama annually brings in?



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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
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HS kids don't make recruiting decisions on wins and losses.


Go ask John Emery about changing his mind after seeing LSU beat UGA.


LSU Patrick
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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
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I doubt it.


Well, that settles it.

Part of using "come here to win championships" as a primary recruiting strategy is that you have to keep winning them. Bama got destroyed last night. I care what you "doubt." That has at least some impact on an 18 year-old athlete's mindset.


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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
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Well, that settles it.


Bama has either lost or not even competed in NC games before and still signed top classes.

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Part of using "come here to win championships" as a primary recruiting strategy is that you have to keep winning them.


Anyone doubt that Bama will be in the playoffs again next year?






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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
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Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?


This might be the dumbest thing I’ve seen on here.

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HS kids don't make recruiting decisions on wins and losses.


Oh. My bad. Never mind, OP.


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LSU Patrick
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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
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Anyone doubt that Bama will be in the playoffs again next year?


More do now than did yesterday at this time.


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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
Are you serious?


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whitefoot
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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
Saban should easily be able to spin a loss like that into a positive for recruiting. When you lose by 28, there are obviously some holes in your roster.

Also, it gives kids who might have been reluctant to join a champion an easy opportunity to go to Bama without it totally looking like they're just jumping on the bandwagon.


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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
I think the real blessing here is that Clemson has already signed 27 in their class.

After that on field display and then all the post game God/love/family/fun/winning crap, that school must be super appealing right now.


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Shrike63
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re: Did the early signing period help Bama avoid a disaster?
Hopefully last night was a sign Saban is going senile... Hey we can hope.


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