QB Ricky Town Also Looked At Texas, Georgia, Stanford

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Ricky Town’s father told ESPN.com that his son chose Alabama over Texas, Georgia and Stanford.
“Texas, Georgia and Stanford made it tough on him, and he liked all of those schools,” Rick Town said.
Perhaps this was a sign of the “Kiffin Effect,” with recruits uneasy over his status.

Photo/David Hood

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  • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

    Did you just make up “the kiffin effect?”

  • Trojan Hoarse

    Wolf..Wolf…..Wolf…….I guess that it’s much easier for you to blame Kiffin rather than to consider that there might have been other possibilities that went into Town’s decision …..new meaning to “Cry Wolf”…….

  • Trojan Hoarse

    So was the signing of Max Browne a sign of the “Kiffin Effect”, too?…..you can’t have it both ways, Scottie……perhaps, it was the “Max Browne Effect”?

  • Trojan Hoarse

    Do you suppose that maybe Nick Saban’s latest recruiting pitch is helping his cause? (See Sporting News NCAAF)

    Alabama head coach Nick Saban is taking a pretty transparent route with his new recruiting pitch.

    The other day the university athletic department released a photo of a nine checks with the names of Saban’s players who entered the NFL Draft this season.

    Each check had the amount that the former Tide player had signed for — all in all, totaling more than $51 million.

    At the bottom, Saban signed the photo with the caption “The process pays off.”

    • ThaiMex

      Maybe YESTERDAY U could counter Saban’s tactic by creating their own list showing RAP SHEET’s and alleged criminal activity and drug usage by current and former so called “STUDENT ATHLETES” (I guess you gotta be #1 at something!).
      fit UN torgans!!!

      • Trojan Hoarse

        Rap Sheet = Thai-Mex’s Family Tree

      • B.Miller

        you write the dumbest sh*t

  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    the KIFFIN EFFECT???

    i LOVE IT!!!!

    Wolfman, you’ve done it AGAIN!!!!

    AUUU-WOOOOOOO!!!

  • WEB_Dupree

    Is the Kiffin Effect the term for when pre-season hype reaches higher and higher levels as the season approaches you, but then the sound of the hype gets lower and lower as you get past October?

  • SCFTBL1

    The Kiifin effect hurt recruiting last year and will continue until Mike Rae’s caddy makes a change.

  • Evil Robot

    The “More Effect” must be pretty powerful as well. UCLA didn’t even “make it tough on him” to pass on their offer. Their resurgent 5 loss season should have sealed the deal.
    The “Shaw Effect”at least made it “tough”, but couldn’t overcome Alabama’s 3 national championships in 4 years.

    Once again, in your world, 2+2 = Lane Kiffin Sucks at Everything!

  • Evil Robot

    That would be the “Mora Effect”.

  • Ben Factor

    Over the last 4-5 years (I don’t recall which), the SEC has 4 of the top 10 and 7 of the top 20 spots in a cumulative recruiting ranking. If a player’s main goal is to practice with and against and play against the best, they will choose the SEC. And of all the schools in the SEC to choose, Alabama is the most dominant football school.

    Each California school in the Pac-12 and UW are all much higher rated universities than Alabama. In addition, there are advantages to going to college in the same time zone as your family home, and advantages to not having to adjust to a very different culture in the South. Town apparently is putting football first by a large margin. Those other issues are apparently much less important in Town’s calculation. Such is life.

    Is Lane Kiffin to blame? As he said, the poor 2012 season and his job insecurity have hurt recruiting. But did it lose Town for USC? Who knows?

    Any one recruit is a crap shoot. It’s the aggregate results that count, and aggregate success requires winning and coaching stability.

    I think that Haden, a Rhodes scholar, knows this. Video or no video, Kiffin will deliver a well-coached-and prepared team in 2013, or he will become a major liability in USC’s future.

  • B.Miller

    Doesn’t matter.. Any QB that goes to USC automatically has a shot to win the Heisman.. You can not say that about any other school in all of College football..