Does anybody remember Nick Saban’s comments first published by Ray Melick on AL.com regarding USF?
“There are a significant amount of players who don’t qualify and they end up being pretty good players at some other schools……I think there are six guys starting on the South Florida defense who probably would have gone to Florida or Florida State, but Florida and FSU couldn’t take them.”
The media jumped on Nick Saban like he had the cure for cancer, but refused to share it with anybody. Of course, now that we’ve learned from TampaBay.com that a South Florida player had his wife do all of his course work, nobody seems to care anymore. Let’s not forget Mike Ford, who failed to qualify to play at Alabama and in the SEC multiple times due to academics. Ford had no issues getting into South Florida and the Big East.