Yes bama has a lot of early round picks, what happens to them? Julio is doing great, but where are the rest of them, they might be as well but no one ever hears of it.
Well I didn't make the report up of Bama players juicing before the NCG, its out there this week, and the ones that get to talk have the side effects of someone juicing, I never said Bama, nor LSU players didn't do well in the draft, I said their combines weren't what was expected and very few of them live up to their billing in the NFL. Don't give me anything about Bama out schemeing anyone, they line up and overpower their opponent and throw an occasional screen and play action, its not about schemes or mismatches, its about having more talent, or in the case of Bama, it least it seems that way after this week, of juicing up before games. Guilty or not, the report tainted them just like it did the homerun hitters in MLB, who are looked at as cheaters.
You are good because Saban pushes the rules to places they weren't meant to be pushed. Saban did process players, actions were taken to curb that, limited the number that can be signed, medical hardships had to go through the SEC office, Bama found another way to get a "competitive advantage". I remember Bama fans, when you were on probation for buying Albert Means, and having some tough seasons crying "all we want is a level playing field", BS, Bama has never wanted a level playing field, half the NCAA rulebook is because of Bear and Bama,
Is going to class for Bama players still an option, I don't know about now, but a former player, a starter, works for me and told me he didn't set foot in a classroom after his frosh year, but his resume shows a Bama degree, he is 50 now so mid 80's I think.
As for as Bama being proven innocent, of which charges, the juicing, well if isn't true someone should be sued. What about the extra textbooks Bama players received as a result of a computer glitch? Do you not find it strange that such a small percentage of students were the only ones who received that glitch? Bama is one of the few colleges that where the entire university is there so they can have a football team, and Saban telling kids its second to Vandy in the SEC academically is such a farce, it isn't near there.
But congrats on your success on the field, its the only identiy the UofA has.