nick saban is a bigger scumbag than i thought:http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/01/15/nick-saban-tells-star-atlanta-rb-to-wait-until-next-year-to-sign-with-alabama/
basically this kid was alabama's 7th commitment of the 2012 class and committed back in february. he tore his acl in september, and at the time saban said of course he would honor his scholarship offer even though he would be rehabbing his knee for most of the year.
JUST KIDDING says saban the other day. now that signing day approaches and alabama has over-recruited (like always) they find they have 26 commitments and only 25 scholarships to hand out. solution? tell the injured kid who's been committed for almost a year that he can't have a scholarship this year. saban told the kid he was their 26th commitment and that that was one too many, so he would have to wait until next year, like it was totally cool, when the kid was the 7th. i can't believe this isn't against ncaa rules. it's immoral and should be cheating. once you've handed out your scholarships and you have the commitments you shouldn't be able to keep accepting more commitments under the guise of there being available scholarships. because then saban gets to pull this bullshit and basically just keep whoever he wants and pull scholarships from whoever he wants; in this case it's whoever can contribute immediately. no one's scholarship is safe. they're at the mercy of whether or not saban thinks he can get a better potential player to fill a scholly spot at any point in time. all he has to do is accidentally offer and accept too many players and then say "woops here's a bullshit excuse i'm just a fallible person it's so humbling to admit that let's still be friends i'm sorry (not really) you understand right lol."
i remember this kid from westlake high who's heart failed during a game his senior year. he never played another down of football because he could've died. he was already committed to texas. mack brown honored the scholarship even though he knew this kid would never step foot on the field. he didn't keep recruiting just in case some hotshot 5-star said he wanted to play for texas, and then only honor the scholarship when it was clear he didn't have a better use for it. he fucking honored it for four years without a second thought.
fuck nick saban.