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Alabama will be without a handful of players who were on this year's roster when they take on Kansas State in the Sugar Bowl Saturday afternoon. Saban told reporters that he gave the players that transferred, like JoJo Earle and Amari Knight, the opportunity to play this weekend, but they turned down that opportunity...
(The Spun)
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The portal has created opportunities to players to get playing time and not sit for three under a greedy , stack them up plan of CFB domination of Saban. NIL may have some downside but it’s a game changer, creates balance and hopefully TCU will prove that this year.
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Saban aside, this is a problem with CFB. If the players "quit" before the season is up, they should be subject to some sort of recourse for not fulfilling their contract under their scholarship.
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No they should not. Especially since the adults do not.
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“Student athletes”... the fall semester is completed.
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St. Nick is right.
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Did the rest of the team trash their lockers again when they left?
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Poor Nicky ain’t use to all this abuse, no playoffs, bunch of players quitting …..waaaah
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Lol..guess you didn't see the class he signed (with possibly another 5*)after such a HORRIBLE season. This is the problem with college football. Idiots who don't know shite spewing garbage. Carry on douchebag, carry on
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Wah wah wah
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Sounds like Nick doesn't appreciate the players processing his program.
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Bingo.
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I will not be the head coach at Alabama.
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The one outlier to what otherwise has been a very consistent Saban.
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“I’m not leaving for the Miami Dolphins job.” Member dat coach? Because what you’re saying is that it’s ok when you do it but not when your players do. No wonder they want to leave.
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Nick is right, you know!
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Say what you want about the 'ol boy... he's a principled disciple of the game as it is intended to be played - on and off the field. The game of college football has been ransacked by irresponsible, shallow opportunists with allegiance to no one except themselves.
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A lot of salt in this thread but Saban is right. Do we not remember watching LSU show up with 38 players for a bowl game because of this?
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And how much did it really affect things that we lost?
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Nick politicking to NCAA to make players play in bowl
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You know how that little imp works.
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Nick is all about Nick. That's all he cares about. What player announces they are transferring but then plays for the team they are leaving? Yet, Nick expected them to when he offered them that "privilege?" He's a self-involved clown.
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They used Alabama facilities all season, ate Alabama food, fricked Alabama sorority pussy, presumably got NIL based more on Alabama's name than their own, and now they're too good to finish the season?

frick them. I'm no fan of Little Satan and all the inbred losers down there. But anyone who transfers early is a low life quitter in my book.
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Well, I guess that makes them indentured servants then! The university police and National Called should be called in to force them to play! At gunpoint if needed! Right?
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Insomuch as it makes them subject to keeping their frickin word, yeah.
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He wants all hands on deck. This is about him. He ran his mouth begging the playoff committee to let them in saying they would be favored against any team that they were up against getting into the playoffs. This game can't be close and he knows it.
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What coach does not want all hands on deck? And what coach would not promote their team? You seem to be bitching about something every single coach does.
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Of course all coaches want that, he's just the worst at throwing players under the bus when he doesn't get his way.
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Its a horrible state of CFB nicky. No commitment at all to a school or a program. The downfall fall of the game.
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We were in the running for Earle up until the end. Looks like we dodged a bullet.
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Ain't nothing wrong with the kid to the point that he's a cancer to your team. Saban wouldn't have offered for him to play in the bowl and practice with the team if that was the case. The "problem" with Earle is that he hasn't gotten to where he wanted in 2 years. A lot of these guys have an internal clock telling them that either they might be wasting their precious time here when they could get a head start somewhere else, possibly in a better system, or that that early draft window is right around the corner and they need as much tape as possible out for scouts. As a LSU fan I hated the way he did us, but as a person I understand he's is/was a kid.
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Good for the team overall I would say... More reps and coaching to those that just joined
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salty
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There needs to be more structure to this whole NIL arrangement. Ruining the game completely.
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Both NIL and the portal. When o bannon got the govt involved in his lawsuit I’m not sure the ncaa can do anything though.
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The two technically are not connected. The NCAA really can't touch NIL as long as it isn't directly used by an agent of the school as an enticement to attend the school. Other than that, the NCAA can only piss in the wind when it comes to NIL. The courts will bitch slap pretty much any type of regulation the NCAA tries to put on NIL.
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