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Alabama dominates from national signing day to NFL draft day

Friday, April 27, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Alabama, if that word isn't ringing in the ears of Gene Chizik, Les Miles and every other coach in the SEC today, it should be. Roger Goodell said it four times Thursday night during the first round of the NFL draft. Trent Richardson at No. 3 to Cleveland. Mark Barron at No. 7 to Tampa Bay. Dre Kirkpatrick at No. 17 to Cincinnati. Dont'a Hightower at No. 25 to New England. What do they all have in common? They all played their college ball at, say it with me, Alabama. That's not a foreign word to the NFL commissioner. He uttered it four times during the first round of the 2011 NFL draft with Marcell Dareus, Julio Jones, James Carpenter and Mark Ingram. That matched the SEC record for first-rounders from a single school previously set by Auburn in 2005 and LSU in 2007, although only Auburn had three picks in the top 10. Alabama equaled that four-in-round-one record for the conference Thursday night. Again. Why should that matter to Auburn, LSU and the rest of the SEC? That's your competition. To keep up, to catch up, you have to do more than fight five-stars with five-stars. You have to fight first-rounders with first-rounders. The last time Auburn beat Alabama, the only time in the last four meetings, the Tigers suited up two first-round NFL draft picks in Cam Newton and Nick Fairley, and Newton was the No. 1 overall pick. That's not a coincidence. It's been conventional wisdom for some time among college basketball coaches. If you want to win a national title in that sport, you need at least two future NBA players in your starting lineup. College football is no different. If you want to win a BCS title, you need future NFL players on your roster. Look at the SEC's performance in the NFL draft during the league's run of six straight BCS championships. Each of those teams had at least one first-round pick during the next NFL draft and multiple draft picks overall. Florida: 2006 title, two 2007 first-rounders, one 2008 first-rounder. LSU: 2007 title, one 2008 first-rounder, one 2009 first-rounder. Florida: 2008 title, one 2009 first-rounder, three 2010 first-rounders. Alabama: 2009 title, two 2010 first-rounders, four 2011 first-rounders. Auburn: 2010 title, two 2011 first-rounders. Alabama: 2011 title, four 2012 first-rounders. Kevin Scarbinsky is a columnist for The Birmingham News. His column is published on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. It takes more than a star or two to win a national championship, but you better start with a star or two to make a run at it. Nick Saban's program - excuse me, organization - has raised that bar. Alabama's the "It" college program now at all three levels based on, to use a draft word, measurables. From high school to college. Check the recruiting rankings. In college. See the crystal footballs. Look but don't touch, please. From college to the NFL. Count the draft picks. Alabama has had at least one first-rounder for the fourth straight year, 11 in all during this stretch, and there's been a definite thread running from signing day to draft day. Take the 2008 signing class. The NFL has. Five of the 32 players Alabama signed in Saban's first full-year class have become first-round draft picks: Dareus, Jones and Ingram in 2011, Barron and Hightower on Thursday night. There should be more in 2013. Consider that Barrett Jones, Robert Lester, Michael Williams and Damion Square, each of whom signed with Alabama in 2008, could be drafted a year from now. Throw in 2010 second-rounder Terrence Cody, and six members of the 2008 class already have been drafted. Courtney Upshaw will add to that number in this draft, and he may not be alone.

Bottom line: If you want to keep up with Alabama, or catch up to the Crimson Tide, you better hope the NFL commissioner steps up. To the podium. To call your players' names. A lot more often.



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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - Alabama extends Saban's deal, boosts pay


Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - Saban won't get a high school named after him


Saturday, March 24, 2012 - Alabama Continues Spring Work


Saturday, March 24, 2012 - Auburn Spring Practice Report: Day 2


Saturday, March 24, 2012 - Alabama Gymnastics Takes Second at the 2012 SEC Championships


Saturday, March 24, 2012 - Western Washington beats Montevallo 72-65 for Division II title


Friday, March 23, 2012 - Montevallo beats Bellarmine 79-72 in Div-II semi


Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - Oxford edges Pell City 2-1 in 10 innings


Saturday, March 17, 2012 - Samford Bulldogs continue spring football practice


Saturday, March 17, 2012 - Former Auburn QB Jason Campbell signs with Chicago Bears


Saturday, March 17, 2012 - Athletic director speaks after firing UAB coach Mike Davis


Saturday, March 17, 2012 - Mike Davis fired from UAB basketball coach position


Thursday, March 15, 2012 - Alabama Baseball wins over Samford, 6-5


Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - Samford fires head basketball coach Jimmy Tillette


Sunday, March 11, 2012 - UAB women move into Conference USA tournament semi-finals


Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - Auburn beats Alabama in Capital City Classic


Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - Auburn will unveil Heisman statues April 14


Saturday, March 3, 2012 - Auburn baseball loses to Purdue 9-8


Saturday, March 3, 2012 - Alabama baseball loses at Tulane 9-7


Saturday, March 3, 2012 - UAB women lose to UTEP, grab #4 seed in conference tournament


Saturday, March 3, 2012 - JSU men bow out in the OVC basketball tournament


Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Jacksonville heads to state championship after win over Midfield


Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Jacksonville takes winning mentality into state semifinals


Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Auburn’s “Mr. Penny” suffering from gunshot wound


Saturday, February 25, 2012 - Anniston falls in regional tourney for 3rd straight year


Saturday, February 25, 2012 - Strong 2nd half sends Jacksonville to final after defeating Springville


Saturday, February 25, 2012 - Nine-win Munford Lions getting their shot in postseason


Thursday, February 23, 2012 - Bart Starr to serve as Grand Marshall for Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama


Thursday, February 23, 2012 - Piedmont comes up just short against Madison Academy


Thursday, February 23, 2012 - OVC 2012-13 schedule has Murray, Peay visiting Jacksonville State


Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - Bama's Mitchell suspended for rest of the season


Monday, February 20, 2012 - Auburn Swimming Wins 16th Consecutive SEC Championship


Monday, February 20, 2012 - Auburn Drops Game Two Of Doubleheader, 4-3


Monday, February 20, 2012 - Auburn Softball No-Hits Virginia Tech In 1-0 Win And Beats No. 23 Georgia Tech


Monday, February 20, 2012 - Auburn women's hoops falls to LSU, 57-41


Monday, February 20, 2012 - UA baseball falls to Florida Atlantic, 9-4


Sunday, February 19, 2012 - End of Vols winning streak energizes Crimson Tide


Sunday, February 19, 2012 - Piedmont’s Dent wins third state title; Wellborn’s Carroll falls short


Sunday, February 19, 2012 - Golden Eagles finish season with last-second loss to Munford


Sunday, February 19, 2012 - Ranburne's Smith preps for finals


Friday, February 17, 2012 - Anniston routs Munford to reach regional, Bullock wants improvement


Thursday, February 16, 2012 - Montevallo downs Columbus State 64-60


Thursday, February 16, 2012 - Jacksonville trying to break trend after reaching goal


Thursday, February 16, 2012 - Junior Jordan Simpson looks primed to claim third prep wrestling title as No. 5 Oxford heads to finals


Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - No. 14 Florida beats Alabama 61-52


Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - Tennessee State beats Jacksonville State 69-64, OT


Sunday, February 12, 2012 - Donoho rattles Lady Cardinals early, wins area title


Saturday, February 11, 2012 - Green, Steele, and Releford suspended from UA men’s basketball team


Saturday, February 11, 2012 - UAB softball wins opener


Saturday, February 11, 2012 - Samford softball wins opener


Saturday, February 11, 2012 - Alabama softball wins season opener 8-0 over Memphis


Saturday, February 11, 2012 - Piedmont senior Strott leads Bulldogs to area title game


Saturday, February 11, 2012 - Toughness Auburn's theme headed into rematch with Ole Miss


Friday, February 10, 2012 - Alabama women grab first SEC win of the season


Friday, February 10, 2012 - Auburn women lose to Florida, 70-56


Friday, February 10, 2012 - Saks earns 64-40 victory in semifinals


Thursday, February 9, 2012 - Daniel, Strain headed toward promising rematch


Thursday, February 9, 2012 - Wellborn graduate makes big leagues


Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - Tide does fine without Mitchell


Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - Two sport athlete signed by JSU


Sunday, February 5, 2012 - Alabama Gets Late Surge To Slip By Ole Miss In OT


Friday, February 3, 2012 - Top Ranked Illinois Player Signs With Auburn


Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - Oxford's Alexander signs with LSU


Sunday, January 29, 2012 - Tide Surges In Second Half To Down Hogs, End Slump


Sunday, January 29, 2012 - Auburn On Recruiting Trail


Sunday, January 29, 2012 - Jacksonville Wins,Moves Up In OVC


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