Nick Saban is arguably the greatest coach in college football history. Part of the reason for his continued success has been his top-tier strategic game-planning. He simply outworks opposing coaches in that regard on a consistent basis. That’s why the NFL rumors continue to lurk.
The other key to Saban’s success? Expert-level recruiting.
This week, video leaked out of Saban on a Zoom recruiting call with five-star weak-side defensive end prospect Enai White.
It was a sight to see.
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“We’ve won six championships in the last 11 years,” Saban said. “We’ve been in the national championship game eight out of the last 11 years — and we’ve been to the playoff nine out of the last 11 years. We’ve got more guys drafted than any other school in the country. I had 64 guys playing in the league last year — the next school had 41. We’ve got way more guys playing in the league than anyone else.”
Saban also made it a point to address one of the big things people use to tear Alabama down in recruits’ mind: the gluttony of talent on the roster. Opposing schools suggest that because of all the star power at the Crimson Tide’s disposal, inevitably certain recruits won’t get playing time.
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“Everyone’s going to tell you in recruiting, ‘Don’t go to Alabama. You can play at our school before you play there — they’ve got all those good players there, you won’t be able to play. You can play at our place earlier.’ I think that’s the worst stuff people can tell you,” Saban said.
“First of all, when the tell you that — that’s insulting. I wouldn’t be sitting here talking to you if I didn’t think you could play here. Number two, when they say you can play at our place before you can play at Alabama — they’re just telling you Alabama is better than them.”
White is the second-ranked ranked WDE in the 2022 class, just behind No. 1 ranked Jeremiah Alexander.
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Where does Alexander plan to play? Alabama.
The cream rises to the top – and history has proven that it will happen to the fortunate few that get to be coached by Saban at Alabama.