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On TV this morning that he'd never seen Bell play ball?
Haha I sure hope not....but I can't say that I would doubt it.
1 Corinthians 16:13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
Dooley didn't see any HS player play in person during his time here, one of his many flaws.
Yeah but surely he saw his videos.
Neither does Saban and a lot of coaches. I do agree that a HC should do everything the rules allow and Dooley made mistakes or waited too late........the 2012 class was more focused on instate talent but it was too late. They also finally focused on NC and VA.........too late. Dooley needed to build instate relationships and former players/legacys too of couse.
He did some good things too......lost games......got fired for reason of course.
This post was edited by SamVolsam 17 months ago
Of course he did.
If he'd seen him, he would have recruited him (I think)
We still don't know just how poor his recruiting efforts were. What we know is ridiculous enough.
Good riddance. Hail Butch!
Saban can do whatever he wants. He's won championships.
This post was edited by hdrizzle21 17 months ago
There are many other coaches that dont go to HS games. I am not saying it is right or wrong. That was the least of the issues with Dooley. I like what I am seeing from Butch tho.......maybe he goes to games........maybe he rarely does........maybe he does not at all.
Saban and Meyer went to see Bell play.
This post was edited by DCVolunteer 17 months ago
I thought I heard that this year, but wasn't sure and couldn't prove it.
It was reported that Meyer and Saban went to one of his playoff games, I believe.
I am not sure.........I know Saban went to his HS not for a game........so did Butch..........IF Saban did attend a game.........it didnt help him in the end bc we came in 2nd. That is not why we lost Bell.
We lost Bell bc of 5-7 vs 12-0 for OSU.....he mentioned winning 1st and often in his interviews.
Dooley is a b-----d! We know that now.... lets move on
I disdain him now!
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction. - Winston Churchill
Helped Meyer though, according to reports he sat right behind Bell's folks.
I'm pretty sure that the first time Saban and Meyer saw him actually play was the state championship game in Atlanta. Because most HS games are on Friday nights, it's hard for the HC to attend the majority of games. The playoffs are the best time in most cases because they fall in that period between the regular season and bowl season.
It was not the relationship IMO or the HS game that beat Butch IMO.......it was the difference in the programs/ winning. You can ask Ryan and others but I think the #1 factor was UT not winning last year and for years + a distant 2nd was Butch only had 31 days on the road.
Spot on. His Dad made sure to get in the dig at Dooley, but the choice belonged to Bell and he picked a stable 12-0 Ohio State over an unstable 5-7 Tennessee team. For a prospect of his caliber, it's about the quickest path to the NFL.
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