Alabama’s football program has quietly ended its five year NCAA probation. Paul Gattis reflects on what it all means.
Mostly, it means that new coach Nick Saban has a great opportunity to restore the program to national glory quickly. He’s already having a banner recruiting season, despite coming to the game quite late. Alabama will never have the kind of success it did under Bear Bryant–that’s just not possible in the current environment–but it’s now able to compete again on a level playing field with the full advantage of a big name coach and a big name program.
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- Candidates for Alabama Football Coach
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- Alabama Rolls Over Clemson, 34-10
- Jimbo Fisher to Join Saban at Alabama?
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