It doesn’t take long to look around the internets this morning and realize that there are a lot of people that are trying to diminish the “victory” Alabama won yesterday. The sad thing is that it wasn’t a victory at all. Yes, I know that there are some that will equate it to that, and they are probably the one who wanted Saban fired after the Georgia loss this past year, but there is some correlation to recruiting success and being a highly ranked team. It’s not a guarantee but it is it does improve the odds.
Now you’re hearing things like, Alabama is cheating, Saban is leaving so it doesn’t matter, six-in-a-row, Tuberville does more with less talent, recruiting doesn’t mean anything. I can’t say that any of those things are wrong. Only time will tell on all those things. But as I mentioned yesterday, it certainly begins to put Alabama into position to achieve the things that coaches, administrators, and fans want and expect to happen around here.
On the realistic side, Alabama did get the signatures of a lot of talented kids. Many of them are from this state. Even if all don’t qualify, or make it on the field more prospective talent will be on campus this fall than has been in many years. That has got to help.
So, go ahead, say what you want. Diminish this all you can. From where I’m sitting it sounds like sour grapes. Ask yourself this Mr. or Ms. Hater, given your choice would you rather have your class or Alabama’s class. Unless your Georgia or Florida, and you’re honest, I think you know the answer, and that’s what it is all about.
Just to be on the safe side though, I’m gonna go ahead and book hotel rooms in Atlanta, Miami, Pasadena, Glendale, and New Orleans for the next four years.