'23 TX S Peyton Bowen (Notre Dame Verbal)

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I mean, does Saban really need arguably the 3 best safeties in the class? (Mitchell, Downs, and Bowen) F*** Bama.
He does that’s how he has won. He isn’t the best coach but he surrounds himself with soooo much talent. The guy was a failure at NFL level.
 

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He does that’s how he has won. He isn’t the best coach but he surrounds himself with soooo much talent. The guy was a failure at NFL level.
He was around .500 in the NFL despite inheriting a pretty bad team.
They were improving & one game away from the playoffs.
If he stayed they would have been better & he would have been successful. The Dolphins were worse before & after he left.
He was successful at Michigan St with less talent & even won a title at LSU beating multiple teams who had much more talent than LSU at that time. He is the reason LSU became a powerhouse when Les Miles was there and since.
Saban loses coordinators & coaches every single season & still wins.
His first title at Bama was with recruiting classes either he inherited (that were below .500 teams) or outside the top 10.

Dude is a great, elite, legendary coach.
 

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He was around .500 in the NFL despite inheriting a pretty bad team.
They were improving & one game away from the playoffs.
If he stayed they would have been better & he would have been successful. The Dolphins were worse before & after he left.
He was successful at Michigan St with less talent & even won a title at LSU beating multiple teams who had much more talent than LSU at that time. He is the reason LSU became a powerhouse when Les Miles was there and since.
Saban loses coordinators & coaches every single season & still wins.
His first title at Bama was with recruiting classes either he inherited (that were below .500 teams) or outside the top 10.

Dude is a great, elite, legendary coach.
Its funny that you even have to make the argument that Saban is a great coach. No one in the modern era has done anything like he has. Its an irrefutable fact that he is the best coach of his time.
 

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Its funny that you even have to make the argument that Saban is a great coach. No one in the modern era has done anything like he has. Its an irrefutable fact that he is the best coach of his time.

It's a fact that he is by far the most successful coach of his time. It's not a fact that he is the "best" coach. It's apples to oranges. Phil Jackson if he hadn't gone to the Knicks... Bill Belichick had he retired when Brady left... were indisputably the "best" in the same way.

Having by far the most deep and talented team in every, single game except one per year makes things extremely hard to compare. When a team had similar talent, like those Urban's Florida teams, Les Mile's LSU teams, Dabo's Clemson teams, and the current UGA team, Saban did not dominate them or win most of them. He split.

Kelly has gone 12-0 twice at ND with talent superior to his opponents.

In fact, until Alabama, Saban was not tracking as an all-time great on on any level. He looked more like Jimbo Fisher. He basically had the same record at all of his stops that other decent coaches had. He was winning the games those teams were supposed to win and losing the ones they were supposed to lose. Yes, he won an NC at LSU, but that's because LSU consistently has the talent to do that. Ed Ogeron and Les Miles won NCs there in the same era! That's about as clear a comparison as it comes.

Something OBVIOUSLY happened at Alabama to allow him to have that success and sustain it. And that something is cheating (think MONEY).
 
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Can anyone interpret? Is there something noteworthy about Drayk Bowen tweeting out what looks like a pretty routine graphic? And what does Assaf's tweet mean? I'm pretty online and also pretty into recruiting and am totally stumped lol.
 

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Yeah i need some commentary on these bowen related tweets and no arguing over how great saban is
 

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Can anyone interpret? Is there something noteworthy about Drayk Bowen tweeting out what looks like a pretty routine graphic? And what does Assaf's tweet mean? I'm pretty online and also pretty into recruiting and am totally stumped lol.

Since he has posted both OU and A&M maybe he is saying you are out of luck.

The store has been steady that he is going in these visits with his brother. We’ll have to see.
 

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Can anyone interpret? Is there something noteworthy about Drayk Bowen tweeting out what looks like a pretty routine graphic? And what does Assaf's tweet mean? I'm pretty online and also pretty into recruiting and am totally stumped lol.
Bowen is going to tamu for visit so ND/Drayk tweeted a pic reminding him about ND, mick then tweeted a johnny manzel (tamu) with a drake lyric of basically implies, he aint going to be in the class because if your having to do this now, he is already out....not literally but figuratively....foreshadowing
 

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It's a fact that he is by far the most successful coach of his time. It's not a fact that he is the "best" coach. It's apples to oranges. Phil Jackson if he hadn't gone to the Knicks... Bill Belichick had he retired when Brady left... were indisputably the "best" in the same way.

Having by far the most deep and talented team in every, single game except one per year makes things extremely hard to compare. When a team had similar talent, like those Urban's Florida teams, Les Mile's LSU teams, Dabo's Clemson teams, and the current UGA team, Saban did not dominate them or win most of them. He split.

Kelly has gone 12-0 twice at ND with talent superior to his opponents.

In fact, until Alabama, Saban was not tracking as an all-time great on on any level. He looked more like Jimbo Fisher. He basically had the same record at all of his stops that other decent coaches had. He was winning the games those teams were supposed to win and losing the ones they were supposed to lose. Yes, he won an NC at LSU, but that's because LSU consistently has the talent to do that. Ed Ogeron and Les Miles won NCs there in the same era! That's about as clear a comparison as it comes.

Something OBVIOUSLY happened at Alabama to allow him to have that success and sustain it. And that something is cheating (think MONEY).
If you’re using that logic then Gerry DiNardo should’ve won a NC at LSU before Saban got there. Saban is the one who built LSU to what it is today IMO. Miles rode the coattails and instead of winning multiple NC w/ all that talent, the best he could do was back door into one despite two losses. Saban coming to Bama in ‘07 had something to do w/ LSU’s failures as well. Orgeron used the same template b/c the foundation was set.

Bama went through Mike Dubose, Mike Price, Dennis Franchione (who left Bama for TAMU) & Mike Shula before Saban turned them around. Bama was sanctioned for “cheating” before Saban got there. The program was a mess. Arguing that Saban isn’t the GOAT is like arguing that Tom Brady isn’t the GOAT. We may not like it…but it’s true.
 

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He does that’s how he has won. He isn’t the best coach but he surrounds himself with soooo much talent. The guy was a failure at NFL level.
And he prepares them for the NFL. Most of these top rated recruit have the NFL as their ultimate goal. Regardless of playing time, they know that Bama offers the best path.
 

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Bowen is going to tamu for visit so ND/Drayk tweeted a pic reminding him about ND, mick then tweeted a johnny manzel (tamu) with a drake lyric of basically implies, he aint going to be in the class because if your having to do this now, he is already out....not literally but figuratively....foreshadowing
But according to the timestamp, the Assaf tweet was posted first. Are the two tweets even related?
 

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Per Loy - insider forum info

Summary - He's doing more research but sounds like Peyton is going to OU and/or TAMU and didn't tell (at least some) of the staff
 

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Playing our commits in Madden lmao. Truly can't say he didnt do everything possible here regardless of outcome.

If we lose Bowen I won't fault the effort, at all. However, I may (depending on how things play out) fault the strategy. We need S's in the worst way and this recruitment has been far from locked down for such a long time that we should've been recruiting others much harder, much earlier. It should've been recruit 5 for 4 with Bowen and Downs as BPA's you add regardless. If we lose Bowen and only add Minich, then S is Bellamy, Shuler, and Minich over 2 cycles. I like those guys and in Shuler's case I think he's a total stud. But that is not enough.
 
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