Alabama coach Nick Saban has never been shy about his desire to recruit the best and brightest.
While Saban has worked tirelessly to develop a talented team in recent years, the most recent recruiting class was a disappointing disappointment.
With Alabama’s recruiting class ranked in the top 10 nationally, Saban had to rely on a number of factors to get his team back to the national title game.
Saban has a lot of talent at his disposal, but he needs to do a better job recruiting the best players.
In this piece, we’ll break down some of the key factors that led to Alabama’s poor recruiting season and how he can turn things around.
The Crimson Tide’s Biggest Problem: Talent depthThe biggest problem Saban faced with the recruiting process was recruiting talent.
Many of the top-rated recruits from Alabama’s class of 2017 weren’t even eligible for the 2018 class.
The talent depth at the top of the class was extremely low.
There were only three players who were rated by 247Sports as being the top 100 prospects in the 2018 recruiting class, with the rest being ranked between the three of them.
Most of those three prospects weren’t eligible for next year’s recruiting cycle.
Even when the Crimson Tide did sign one of the three, it was due to a scholarship, not a top-tier offer.
Saban’s Bigger Picture: How can he fix his recruiting process?
The Crimson Tide are known for their recruiting efforts and the recruiting staff that works closely with them.
In addition to recruiting well, the Alabama recruiting staff also makes a concerted effort to recruit and develop the best in the country.
According to 247Sports, the 247Sports Composite is the most accurate recruiting rankings.
It is ranked the number one recruiting index by ESPN, with 247Sports ranking the #1 composite in the recruiting industry.
But the Crimson Tigers have always been known for recruiting the wrong people.
They often don’t reach out to the right people.
For instance, many recruits who commit to Alabama have committed to other schools, only to leave when they get a scholarship offer from another school.
This is a big problem.
Saban had several players commit to other programs.
If Alabama could have reached out to those players, the recruiting class might have been even better.
Saban Is Not a Bigger General Manager than He Is a Head Coach: There are plenty of other coaches who are much better at their jobs than Nick Saban.
However, Saban is an innovator, and his team has to keep innovating in order to succeed.
He doesn’t always make smart moves in recruiting.
He has a high turnover rate, which is why his recruiting class isn’t nearly as good as it could have been.
His system isn’t perfect, either.
He can’t always get the best talent to the Crimson Bluffs, and he can’t guarantee that the recruits who come to Alabama are the ones he wants.
Saban is Not a “Giant in a Mink” as the New England Patriots describe him: Nick Saban is not a “giant in the hat” as many might think.
A big part of the reason Saban’s recruiting staff is so poor is that his system is not perfect.
He has many decisions to make in order for Alabama to have the best chance to win.
Some of those decisions can be found in the following video:The Crimson Crimson Tide was ranked in last place in the ESPN.com recruiting rankings for most of the 2018 cycle.
The fact that Alabama is currently ranked No. 1 is quite a significant accomplishment for a program that hasn’t been ranked in first place in over a decade.
Alabama is a Biggest Bias-Free Organization in the Nation: Nick’s recruiting team is also an example of the Biggest bias-free organization in the nation.
Alabama’s recruiting success has been aided by recruiting and developing top-notch players.
That talent pool is spread around the country, and Saban has to be sure that he stays in constant contact with each and every one of them so that he can make the most out of every player that comes to Alabama.
Saban Can’t Be All-Pro: Nick has a reputation as one of college football’s elite coaches.
The reality is that he has never won the Heisman Trophy.
As a result, Saban has always had to work hard to get better and get his recruiting program to a high level.
Nick Saban Is the Bigger of the Two Superstars in Alabama’s Class of 2018: There is one big difference between Nick Saban and the rest of the coaching world.
Nick Saban is one of a few coaches who is more than capable of leading his team to success.
Every time Alabama loses to a Top 25 opponent, Saban’s team gets to be the one who gets punished.
He also has a large advantage over most