Wednesday, December 13, 2006

FROM ONE RECRUIT-BUYING SCHOOL TO ANOTHER

It's now credible. Dear Leader might be headed to Alabama.

One coach whose name is being linked with Alabama more prominently since Rodriguez turned down the job is Clemson’s Tommy Bowden, but there was no confirmation on reports that Alabama may be interested in interviewing him.
Terry Don Phillips, Clemson’s athletics director, said through a spokesman that he would not respond to questions about whether Alabama has asked for permission to speak to Bowden, citing school policy that prohibits him from discussing personnel matters.

What Alabama fans might realize is that Dear Leader has consistently beat South Carolina since coming to Clemmons University. What they probably don't realize is that he has failed to consistently beat Wake Forest.


Bobby Johnson hears that Bowden could be headed to Bama.

The article raises the idea of Gene Stallings, who would be a nice guy to bring in as a sort of caretaker. But it would be horrible for recruiting, because everyone would have to know he wouldn't be at Bama for a long time.

Tommy Bowden and Bama. A match made in heaven.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude -- seriously. Universities do not buy players.

Vandy alums that are friends of the university buy players.

And those players usually suck -- Bryant actually said as much in his autobiography. If you haven't read it, you should.

He includes great stories of schools competing for players in the '30s and '40s, like basically abducting recruits and taking them on fishing trips to keep them away from other recruiters.

Back then, there were no letters of intent, so a recruiter would Shanghai a guy and get him to the registrar's office as soon as possible.

9:49 PM

 

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