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Folks can spin it any way they like. The numbers do not lie. We do go on and on about the 2010 class and point to it as an indication of some kind of "dominance" that has been established. I have been posting for a few weeks now about the same point. There are way too many players from that class that are either gone or will never make significant contributions on the field. That is one reason why it is important that we sign an outstanding group on Wednesday. If we do not we fall further behind.
I'm not sure his numbers are exactly correct. I looked at the 09 and 10 signed classes on Rivals. We have lost some - some never showed up - but I'm having a hard time coming up with 43% no longer on the team. In any case, things like early departures for the NFL happen when you get good players. The fab four gunmen didn't help things, but that has to be an anomaly. When you consider that Chizik batted 1.000 in 2011 (so far), things aren't IMO nearly as gloomy as Solomon's article would lead you to believe.
Remember: If The Jury Box Is Stacked With Foxes...The Chickin Is Always Guilty
In an effort not to insight a riot I have never shared similar thoughts about the last 2 highly rated signing classes. I also believe that Auburn's losses aren't much different from other schools. Recently ESPN did an article to tout the 2008 Alabama class interestingly enough several of the highly rated players from that class didn't pan out. The mid tier 150 guys are now in or about to be in the NFL.
I guess I take this info to remind myself that signing 5 stars and 4 stars is nice but it doesn't mean much.
This post was edited by TigermanOCC 2 years ago
Jon Solomon as well as the Birmingham News is a "Turd pumper". Why doesn't he write about all the recruits that never touch the field or finish their careers at spuat? Damn Turd!
If you have a constant attrition rate and you keep 85 guys on scholarship:
-If you bring in 25 new guys every year, your attrition rate has to be such that your senior classes will be comprised of 9 scholarship players. (This is saban).
-If you have a zero attrition rate, you can only bring in 17 new players per year.
Bottom line, if you want to report on the schools with the highest attrition rates, look at how many new players are brought in every year. This is what oversigning.com does I think from what I've heard and it shows saban for what he is.
This is the big secret that unscrupulous coaches don't want you to know. If the NCAA wanted to increase graduation rates of college football players, they would reduce annual scholarship limits from 25.
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