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JMO but I am hopeful that Nick is going to get his coaching staff up to speed for another run up the hill. There is no doubt he saw a problem with the DL coach and he was quick to resolve (we can hope).

 
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Thank all of you guys that keep up with Bama signing class today! I know Bama had a few that didn't come here, but I for one think Coach Saban got who he wanted at Bama!
 

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First thing Saban says about Bryce Young. I really wish our fans would take this to heart. In the Bama section on the Rant, they are already comparing him to Tua. That is the most Barn thing ever. We are a decade out from the purchase of Cam Newton by the Barntards, and they still compare their QB's to him. Tua is an amazing talent. Bryce is an amazing talent. For the love of God, please let Bryce be Bryce. (steps off soapbox)
 

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Via Jayson Jones on why Oregon. I hate losing local kids...

My Recruiting Process (Read All)
Hi, my name is Jayson Jones, I’ve been committed to Alabama for about two years, I lost 54 pounds within a matter of 3 months from August to November and I’m not here to seek attention but to inform you of the struggles since then.​
I’ve been a loyal commit and fan of the Tide and I will ALWAYS be a fan.​
P.S.: The reason why I dropped in the rankings was because of my injury and i wasn’t showing my face in camps (getting myself out there)​
Late September on a Monday, Alabama called me and told me that they’ll be looking at me for Offensive Line from now on. In the long run, I had no problem playing offense because I’ve played it for 6 years alongside DT for even longer. What shocked me and left me questionable was that they were going to BLUE SHIRT me. Basically saying, I do not get an in-home visit, official visit, I don’t come in until August 1st, and they did not contact me from November to Mid-January. They basically , “unrecruited” me. Now tell me, would you accept that?​
February 3rd, 2020, they’re now talking about bringing me in even later (revisit my starting date) if i was to sign with them.​
It honestly left me in a very bad depressive state. I didn’t know what to do and I was left in the dust. I thank all of the coaches at Oregon, GT and Baylor for helping me through it all and being honest and upfront with me.​
I have said in many articles that “I DO NOT LIKE ATTENTION.” If it happens, it happens but I DO NOT look for attention.​
People have also said that my definition of commitment it all wrong without actually knowing what type of person I am and the truth behind why i reopened my recruitment.​
My definition of commitment is that you are dedicated to a person, place or thing UNTIL that person ,place or thing display inconsistencies causing you to take a deeper look at what you have committed to. In life you have to do what’s right for your mental health, physical health, and family. Coaches for example do this all the time so what’s wrong with the athlete doing the same?​
No, I am not afraid of playing or competition, you have to compete anywhere you go and you must work cause the next man is trying to take your spot.​
So now that you know everything that went on, hopefully you guys understand. Love me or hate me I had to do what was best for my future and mental health. I love and thank each and every last one of you that have remained supportive. Every last one of you have a special place in my heart.​
Much Love 🖤,​
Jayson Jones​
 

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A quick note on Burroughs.... I know everyone is disappointed to not sign Jackson, but that dude Burroughs can be special. He's the ideal 2020 DT signee because of the crazy athleticism. How many DT's you see on pass routes or catching fades? He can be one of these jumbo athletes that is chasing down QB's or screens in the open field. I know there are grade issues but I'm assuming he wouldn't have been allowed to sign if he wasn't a likely qualifier. If/when he makes it campus he's got a real chance..... RTR
 

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Not going to brow beat the kid, but from a purely business decision I understand the decision from both Alabama and Jayson Jones. He felt underappreciated in the process and that Alabama left him behind. Whether injuries or other issues were the reason, Alabama decided he was not going to cut it, but they might be up for bringing him in later, he felt that was a slap in the face and decided to leave. Best of luck to him, we'll be fine without him
 

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The ugly side of recruiting.

(According to him) When he originally committed, it wasn't to a "blue shirt" offer.

Unfortunate for the kid and not a good look for Saban. It's just not.

But in all reality, business is business and winning is more important. Good luck to him - RTR
 

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Recruiting being fluid is the issue and opens up for this ugly side. A serious injury is a reason things could change, but telling a guy he has a spot and then take it away is not a good look. Put yourself in his situation and you'd feel the same. He was committed for two years it says. And yes, he had time to figure it out and did, but still doesn't take away the fact you pull something like that. Kids are immature and so flipping a commitment is their uncertainty, but a higher educated institution should be stronger. To me it's the same position you argue with coaches leaving early for other jobs. That's leaving kids in the wind and you do not like that.
 

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Fluid in the sense that a teams position needs change. He was told in September which gave him the opportunity to explore other offers.

With regards to being committed for two years, I can't speak to that. I'm happy he found a path forward that works on his terms...at the end of the day, you gotta do what works for you. That's just a fact of life.
 

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According to him... Have to say that because we don't know the absolute truth... (but he sounds like a reasonable kid)

He was told in September he would be Blue shirted. Those plans changed yet again just 3 days ago that he would enroll even later than the first change of plans.

That is a good look for Saban?

We would have to agree to disagree on this one.
 

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This kind of stuff happens EVERY year at most every program. Not really a bad look, I’m not saying it’s a good look. It’s just the nature of the beast. We just analyze Saban and Bama more cause we’re fans and pay more attention to this situation
 

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