How Cadillac Williams’ ‘Resignation’ Helps Tide Recruiting
Yes, the East Alabama Cult rolled "Goober's Corner" when Nick Saban retired Wednesday.
Good for them.
They then proceeded to fire their most beloved assistant and recruiter, Cadillac Williams for alleged off-field 'indiscretions.'
They also allowed their OTHER top recruiter, secondary coach Zac Etheridge, to take a job at Houston.
Toilet paper sales notwithstanding, all is not well on The Plains.
All this, both the above departures, helps Alabama instate and southeastern recruiting.
What? With a new staff coming in? How?
Williams and Etheridge were the straws that stirred the drink known as Auburn recruiting. To paraphrase Si Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame, "They gone."
Yes, the new staff at Alabama will have many instate relationships to develop with high school coaches.
Remember how Nate Oats came in with no SEC area recruiting experience? Sure you do. And that's why he retained ace closer Antoine Pettway to assist in that area.
As badly as Coach Osteen, aka Hugh Freeze, wants to lure Travaris Robinson to AU as his defensive coordinator and instate recruiting ace, it hasn't happened yet.
There could be a reason for that.
Whoever the new Alabama coach is, and I think it's Kalen DeBoer of No. 2 Washington, will have the opportunity if he chooses to retain Robinson on the UA staff. Not just because Robinson is a fine position coach with SEC coordinator experience at South Carolina, but because he is an ace recruiter who might even be able to sway receiver Ryan Williams Jr. back to Tuscaloosa.
Even if Williams goes elsewhere, the combination of retaining T-Rob makes good sense for the new coach, especially consider the impromptu exits of Williams and Etheridge from Lee county.