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The Saban Backlash Continues....

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Having nothing better to do, The Birmingham News is knocking on Saban for the way he is handling Mike Shula's recruits.  Apparently honoring those commitments, despite the fact that these aren't players he recruited, isn't good enough:

Saban has not withdrawn any offers, prospects said. That's not how he does it if he's lukewarm about a committed recruit.

Instead, Saban goes the passive-aggressive route and simply stops paying attention.

"He honored my commitment," said LaMarcus Williams, a defensive tackle from Bastrop, La., who recently changed his choice to Ole Miss.

So wait, let me get this straight.  These kids committed to Mike Shula, he gets fired, and new coach Nick Saban is supposed to, what?  Send them mash notes and lollipops and beg them to please, pretty please still come to Alabama even though they aren't players that he personally wanted on his team?  And to get even more idiotic:

Alabama coach Nick Saban said he would honor every scholarship offer. That meant all 14 players who committed to former coach Mike Shula would have a spot in Saban's first Alabama recruiting class.

"That's what he said ..." said Eugene Marve, the father of former Alabama commitment Robert Marve. "I'm not in a position to criticize anyone, but that's what he said ..."

HE DID, YOU JACKASS!  YOUR SON IS THE ONE WHO DIDN'T HONOR HIS COMMITMENT!  SO SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH!  Man, I hate sports writers.

In other news, four Bama players have been invited to the NFL Combine.  Defensive tackle Jeremy Clark, running back Kenneth Darby, fullback LeRon McClain and linebacker Juwan Simpson will all get a chance to perform at the event.  Notable by their absence are fullback Tim Castille and cornerback Ramzee Robinson.