A leaked video of Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban’s conversation with a recruit has gone viral, providing an insight into Saban’s primary recruiting strategy: telling them that Alabama is the best.
“We’ve won six championships in the last 11 years. We’ve been in the national championship game eight out of the last 11 years. We’ve been to the playoffs nine of the last 11 years,” Saban says in the video.
Saban continues to debunk the argument other coaches use to dissuade recruits from joining Alabama.
“Everyone’s gonna tell you in recruiting, ‘Oh don’t go to Alabama. You can play at our school before you play there. They got all those good players there. You won’t be able to play. You’ll play at our place earlier.’ I think that’s the worst stuff that people can tell you. First of all, when they tell you that, they’re insulting you. I wouldn’t be sitting here