Alabama football program appears to be headed for a storm.
If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Three National Championships in four years, an assembly line of NFL talent, domination in perhaps the toughest conference in the history of college football. And all without a blemish. In an era where we see even perrenial powerhouses Ohio State and USC succumb to the perils of NCAA Violations and sanctions, Nick Saban has built a powerhouse among the best in the history of the game without falling to these perils… or has he?
In a report expected to be released in full on Friday, a list of recruiting violations said to rival those of the SMU football program of the 1980s… the only team in the history of college athletics to receive the death penalty…. from which they still have not recovered fully… is expected.
Only excerpts have leaked thus far, but it’s enough to indicate that troubled waters lie ahead in Tuscaloosa. No statement has been made by the University or head coach Nick Saban to date; expectations are that they will wait until after the press conference.