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JoBo68
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Recruits chasing championships
I know there's not much reality in this way of thinking but I'd love to hear a recruit be a bad enough dude to choose his school saying "come with me, championships follow me" instead of choosing to play for the latest champion saying "I'm following you to championships."
Sure it's just "in the movies" sounding stuff but that's my thoughts on yesterday and missing out on Surtain.


Dave England
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re: Recruits chasing championships
At Alabama he will get:
-Top notch positional coaching
-Top notch head coaching
-Top notch conditioning
-The chance to play alongside other top-tier talent
-The chance to play for national championships

All of those will benefit him in his goal to make it to the NFL. It's really not hard to see why he chose Bama.


namvet6566
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re: Recruits chasing championships
Dave

Do you know how many LSU players are in the NFL


whitefoot
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re: Recruits chasing championships
Seems like Kardell Thomas is your guy


1999
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re: Recruits chasing championships
not to mention there is a high probability the current LSU staff is gone in 1-2 years.


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Dave England
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re: Recruits chasing championships
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Do you know how many LSU players are in the NFL

LINK
Per that ESPN list, LSU has 56 and Bama has 50. The difference in six players over that many years is insignificant. Going to LSU would not have given him a better chance of making it to the NFL.


guttata
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re: Recruits chasing championships
That’s what Saban tells them all. Follow me, and you’ll win championships. Can’t blame a kid for wanting to win championships.


Fishhead
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re: Recruits chasing championships
quote:

Dave

Do you know how many LSU players are in the NFL
How about number of recent NFL draftees? What's the trend?

Are you a witness to that or is your head so far in the sand you haven't noticed?


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nerd guy
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re: Recruits chasing championships
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At Alabama he will get:
-Top notch positional coaching
-Top notch head coaching
-Top notch conditioning
-The chance to play alongside other top-tier talent
-The chance to play for national championships


And just as important, exposure.


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Goldrush25
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re: Recruits chasing championships
quote:

Do you know how many LSU players are in the NFL


Surtain's going to be in the NFL in 3 years, barring injury. Doesn't matter who he plays for.


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JoBo68
Member since Feb 2013
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re: Recruits chasing championships
You are right and I understand that side of it.
I've never been recruited for anything and never will be, certainly not as an 18 year old kid hoping to go to the NFL, but my simple mind says I've been an LSU fan all my life and I guess I'd be going there hoping to bring championships back to MY school.
But that's just me and I really know little about it beyond growing up wishing I could play for LSU and trying to beat Bama and everybody else.


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JoBo68
Member since Feb 2013
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Yes! A guy that says "I'm going to LSU to beat Saban and win a championship, come go with me"
It can be done. LSU has won and can/will again. If not I had fun playing for my school.


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JoBo68
Member since Feb 2013
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Perhaps he could get the same level conditioning and certainly can play alongside top level talent at LSU. But I can't argue with you on the others unless it would be position coaching with Raymond. Then I hear people saying he's leaving so...

I guess it's really a business as early as going to another state to attend specialty high schools for football players. Not blaming anybody though just making comments


logansrun
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re: Recruits chasing championships
I think we are a very quality quarterback away from being monsters again. With an average QB we've been able to win about 70-plus percent of our games. I think this class is fine. Coach O said this class is his ratings of players, not Rivals, ESPN, etc. We will see what kind of eye he has for talent with this class. ... To be great again we have to have great quarterback play.


TrueTiger
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This is exactly why I would like to see an NFL minor league system to take the players who are only interested in a professional football path.

The college game should be restored to the student-athlete.


Brazos
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re: Recruits chasing championships
We are a QB and a HC away from being monsters again.


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Howyouluhdat
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re: Recruits chasing championships
quote:

I think we are a very quality quarterback away from being monsters again



Well right now we are a quality qb, running back , and corner depth away.


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Miganey
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re: Recruits chasing championships
and he will be ground down to the nub when he gets to the NFL


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MF Doom
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re: Recruits chasing championships
How many teams above Alabama in the recruiting rankings have won a championship lately? Yeah, sounds like a lot kids made that choice


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Methuselah
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Some kids just want to go where they can plug into a team that habitually wins championships. At the high school level, how many kids went to Curtis over the years where it was a huge disappointment when they DIDN'T win a championship.

A young, fresh, exciting coach can sometimes sell those types of kids on "come here and be a part of building a team that can get to that level."

I'm not sure our current coaching setup fits into that category though.


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