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Saban and his staff have done a great job of building relationships among the high-school coaching staff in LA. A lot of this is credited to the existing relationships from his LSU days.
However, the biggest ignored issue is how the REC and Saban have milked the changes in the Division 1 rulebook - most notably Proposals 11-2 and 11-4.
Although the NCAA has since stated they will reexamine this change they have not stopped colleges from building its player personnel dept nor forced schools to relive its current coaches (in this dept) from their current duties. I believe they have only frozen new hires for a short period (how convenient).
This is another big eff up by the NCAA - Alabama by far has the largest staff in comparison to any other Div 1 school...even larger than some NFL teams.
The word was out (and still is) that any coach who brings top tier players to UA not only has a good shot at landing their kid a scholly, but also landing them-self a position on the UA player personnel staff.
Over the last 3 years Alabama has hired over 25 high-school coches on its player personnel staff. Also, in the last 3 years UA has taken at least one player from "the hired" HS coach's team... coincidence?
And some may ask - where is Bakari Guice now? The West Monroe coach who drove Cam Robinson to Bama - I don't know...let's check out his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bakari.guice
Is he the next hire to Bama's player personnel staff after CR is delivered? It sure looks like Bakari is quite the Bama fan...
Now how does someone who played college ball at Grambling now have such an allegiance to the Bama program??? I'm not sure...he even goes as far as including his participation in Bama camps in his bio on Victory Sports website http://www.victorysportstraining.com/pages/team.php
This my fellow Tiger fans is the biggest challenge LSU faces against Bama - they have an endless supply of second tier HS coaches interviewing at all times to join the Bama player personnel staff - all you have to do is deliver a player or two...
Speed Coach/ Director of Football Operations
Coach Guice is a former WR/DB for Grambling State University from 2002-2006. Since leaving GSU he has remained active in the sport of football. He coached at Ouachita Middle as a defensive coordinator. Bakari then went on to coach West Monroe High school Football in 2010. He is currently a DB coach at WMHS. Bakari continues to strengthen his coaching experience by participating in the University of Alabama summer football camp both in 2011 and 2012. There he continued to gain knowledge from coaches like Nick Saban. Also Coach Guice is able to bring a sports specific aspect to work outs for athletes in all sports.
Make it stop.
Can't beat the REC when it comes to football. They take no prisoners, better do it on the field...
By the end of the day, we will find bama's weakness with everyone investigating.
This post was edited by LC_Tiger 13 months ago
Very interesting insight Minden. Saban is a notorious rule bender and now he coaches at a school that's a notorious rule breaker. Saban is very smart and understands the rules, all the while understanding the best ways to leverage them to his benefit.
Don't forget...not only is coach Saban a great coach but he's also a great human being....
Ok I will comment. There's 5 topics on bama and its a LSU board. Please make it stop. Its incredible to me how obsessed people are with UA.
Wish I could, but people can post whatever they want
MS18 - I understand your comment, but this is a recruiting board, and I'm only pointing out a recruiting based issue.
How do you not recognize that Bakari Guice is a problem? I would bet money that this guy was Cameron's middle school coach in Ouachita and was influential in having CR transfer from Ouchita to West Monroe (look at his bio).
I would assume he's exploiting CR yet again to better himself professionally once more...exploiting is a strong word but he obviously has some sort of influence over the kid.
If your bothered by the posts just don't read them.
Great post LSU Minden!!!
Nothing more can be said or added. It is what it is.
"Without a struggle, there can be no progress." — Frederick Douglass
I guess next you'll want to repeal the First Amendment of the Constitution, eh?
Trust me, I would bet money I'm not the only one that feels like the posts on UA are excessive
You seem to be clicking on the topics and reading the posts.
It's not like your computer automatically does that for you.
All you have to do is not click on the posts...and if you do...you don't have to make a comment about how the topic is excessive...you can just simply move on to the next post.
I just don't get why everyone who wants to talk about Alabama's recruiting feels the need to open a fresh thread. It's not like the subject hasn't been opened elsewhere.
Noted, everyone is sick of Bama - that was the whole intent of my post.
I do think they are our biggest rival on and off (recruiting) the field.
Furthermore, we're basically solely contending with them for several of the top players in LA.
It's only common sense for there to be topics, posts, etc. commenting on the rivalry and recruiting battles.
Not sure why this is such an issue to a small number of posters.
Not sure how long you've been a member here or followed message boards but its a problem to the people that have been around for a while because its a never ending cycle of bama this bama that. For example where in the CWS and there's maybe 1 topic on that to support our tigers but there 5-6 on everything bama has/does that we don't
I've been a member for 13 months - it looks like you've been a member for 14.
Not a big difference there.
I've been a member of Rivals website for over 10 years and have followed Sonny & Shea for over 5 years now.
Not trying to be rude, but your point of how you're a "seasoned" message board poster is pretty ridiculous.
Actually the fact that you're trying to make that point is even more ridiculous.
People post topics of their choosing on message boards - that's the point of the message board.
The last time I checked my monthly check is sent to 247 Sports...not TigerInMS18.
Maybe you should start your own message board you "seasoned vet".
I'm sure you'll have quite the following.
I'm there to play for the team, not myself.". DS
Now he's trying to be an internet tough guy.
Good just wasting your day making such a long original post at the top that hasn't been talked about ad nauseum. This exact thing has been talked about numerous times on here. You also state everyone is sick of Bama yet you help fill an LSU board with talk about ALABAMA.
If you have a problem with a poster, please use the ignore feature. Everyone pays for their own membership, so they are able to post whatever they like inside the rules. People also have the freedom to click on whatever thread they like. Please be understanding about this and thank you for your support. Geaux Tigers
Please don't ban me again Scooter!
You da man and thank you for your diligence.
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