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Thursday, April 21, 2011
Saban's detailed recruiting plan

By Edward Aschoff

It's pretty hard to question Nick Saban's recruiting habits.

Since 2008, Alabama's recruiting classes have ranked no worse than third in ESPN's class rankings. In that span, Saban has coached the Tide to two SEC championship games and a national championship.

Alabama was a strong contender for the national championship heading into the 2010 season and will again be a favorite for the title game this fall.

ESPN recruiting writer Jamie Newberg dives into Saban's meticulous recruiting process and how it has caught on with his coaching disciples.