Ole Miss surprised the world this year by having the best class they had ever recruited to Oxford. They got the No. 1 player in the entire nation, DE Robert Nkemdiche. They also got the No. 1 OT in the nation, Laremy Tunsil. AND they got the No. 1 WR in the nation, LaQuan Treadwell, along with a handful of other guys that were rated in the top 5 at their positions.
This type of shit just doesn't happen at Ole Miss.
Nick Saban's response: "Oh, I see what you did there. That's cute and all, but watch this".
Tonight, Saban hired Ole Miss's Director Of Recruiting Development, Tyler Siskey, away from them.
By the way, Siskey was also AJ McCarron's coach in high school at St. Paul's in Mobile.
This is a pretty good wrap up of Siskey's career. He's an up and comer and a future star in the coaching world. Hugh Freeze had him a good one, that led Ole Miss to their BEST RECRUITING CLASS EVER. But Saban, even though Alabama had the No. 1 class for the 4th time in 5 years, will stop at NOTHING to dominate all opponents in this aspect.
This is what happens when you get a little above your raising and start to think you can run with the big dogs. Nick Saban hands you a subtle reminder, that while you may do some cool things from time to time, you are NOT the big dog.
Since signing day, Saban has hired Kevin Steele back, to JUST focus on recruiting. He has been one of the best recruiters as an assistant coach in the country these past several seasons and he was when he was at Bama for a couple years at the beginning of Saban's run. But now, ALL HE HAS TO DO IS RECRUIT.
Saban also hired Mario Cristobal away from Miami to be our new OL coach. Cristobal has been an up and comer who should get a nice head coaching job one day. He already has head coaching experience at FIU. Steele has head coaching experience too at Baylor several years back.
At this point, Saban is just seeing other schools' recruiting success and raising them the hiring of their coaches that led to their recruiting class.
Nick Saban is GOD to me right now. It's getting ridiculous. I don't think anyone's gonna stop Alabama until he retires and I don't think that's gonna be for another decade.
Roll Damn Tide.
- Eric Blackerby
- My name is Eric. My love of and loyalty to the University of Alabama football team is unparalleled and completely inappropriate. I hate all other teams, and wish them peril. Also, you can hear my music at www.reverbnation.com/EricBlackerby or www.youtube.com/EricBlackerbyMusic