Quote Originally Posted by ugabrad View Post
I submit that Saban's body of work is more impressive. Bear Bryant won in an era of huge rosters, when he could stockpile the good players so that his opponents couldn't get them. Saban has had to do it in an era of scholarship limits, allowing his opponents a better crack at signing the good players.
Get so sick of hearing this crap. Coach Bryant never coached in the SEC without being under scholarship limits. Even if so, the limits or non-limits are the same for everyone including him.

"Bobby Dodd insisted there was no other reason he left the SEC, other than the 140 Rule. The 140 Rule stated a college program could only have 140 football and basketball players on scholarship at any one time. The teams were allowed to sign up to 45 players a year, but could not exceed the 140 Rule."

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