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The Jumbo Package | 02.07.13

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Streeter Lecka

Alabama National Signing Day live updates: With a big afternoon, Tide signs 25 |

As anticipated, Nick Saban wasn't exactly embracing this recruiting national championship. "I think everybody probably always will say that we really like the guys that we got," Saban said. "We had a good recruiting year. But, again, I think it's hard to make predictions about the guys you recruited today, and where they will be two or three years from now.

NFL Draft Headlines | Zierlein: Fluker too slow off snap to be a T -

Zierlein: Fluker too slow off snap to be a T In-depth NFL Draft news complete with Senior, Junior, Sophomore and Freshmen rankings.

What's a recruiting "national title" worth to Alabama? Often, a real national title quickly |

Nine of the past 11 teams to be No. 1 in's recruiting rankings played for the BCS championship within three years, and eight won the title. The only Rivals No. 1 teams not to play for a national title within three years were 2006 USC and 2010 USC.

Flipping Tenpenny: A blue-chip Alabama recruit considers his choices -

“We don’t care if you’re better than Ingram, or Richardson, or any other ‘Bama running back. We want to see if you’re better than Cobb[s], or Hill, or Jones, or McFadden. Do it at Fayetteville and give us all a thrill.”

National Signing Day 2013 rankings: The top 25 classes, topped by Alabama -

"welp" -- Every college football fan/coach/player, seeing that the Alabama Crimson Tide has the top recruiting class.

Eddie Lacy, NFL-Ready Back - Evaluations -

For review and more intensive study, the first step I took toward that end was choosing games in which Lacy faced competent run defenses. I didn't want to see him tee off on Florida Atlantic, Western Carolina, or Auburn. So I re-watched Lacy against four top-35 NCAA run defenses, including three that finished in the top 20.

Saban talks 2013 recruiting class, says he's already looking towards 2014 class (photos), Feb. 6, 2013 |

Nick Saban met with the media to discuss the results of Recruiting Day 2013

Alabama Crimson Tide's Nick Saban thrilled with another top recruiting class - ESPN

Alabama signed a total of 25 prospects to national letters of intent, 18 of which ranked among the ESPN 300. Alabama is the only school to finish with a top-three class in each of the past six years. - Alabama claims yet another recruiting title

And it seems the Crimson Tide are getting even stronger. Alabama's final point total in the new rankings formula would surpass each of its previous recruiting titles from 2008 to 2012 if the new formula were applied.

Bama polishes off top class with key pickups - Yahoo! Sports

''I think we added fast-twitch pass-rushing athletic guys to the defensive line category as being a higher priority because of more spread offenses, more athletic quarterbacks,'' Saban said. ''The same things that NFL teams are talking about when they play against RGIII or (Colin) Kaepernick or the guy from Seattle (Russell Wilson) who are athletic and run the ball. We have to be able to adapt to that level of athleticism, and that means we have to be more athletic to do that.''

Alex Collins' mom runs off with letter of intent, refuses to let running back recruit sign with Arkansas -

"The papers are not there. I've been told by two different sources that Alex Collins' mom confiscated the papers and took off and ran with them. They are looking for her currently. From what I understand, Alex is not at the school right now, he is looking for his mom. She was quite torn up about him leaving."

VIDEO: Coach Saban & Early Enrollees- -

Saban talks 2013 recruiting class, says he's already looking towards 2014 class (photos), Feb. 6, 2013 |