My my my. How the tables have turned. Remember when Donovan Raiola was the only assistant coach retained by Matt Rhule and how many were up in arms about the idea of keeping Raiola?
Well after one season under Rhule the offensive line play has definitely improved and he is considered by 24/7 Sports to be the #6 recruiter in the country for the 2024 season. Yes, admittedly getting his nephew Dylan Raiola into the fold surely helps.
However, Raiola was also able to get Grant Brix who was the top ranked player out of the state of Iowa and the #5 overall offensive tackle in the country. Then add Preston Taumua who was the number one player out of Hawaii and the 15th ranked player in the country at his position.
24/7 Sports is crediting him with six commits which include the three above as well as Gibson Pyle (who I am guessing will become a fan favorite), Landen Davidson and Jake Peters.
Here is a link to the site if you are interested.
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban is now former Alabama head coach Nick Saban.
The most successful coach in modern college football history retired Wednesday after 17 seasons with the Crimson Tide. The former college defensive back got his start coaching in the 1970s and got his first head-coaching job in 1990.
Here's a timeline of a coaching career that spanned more than 300 victories as a head coach in both college football and the NFL and included seven national championships over the past 21 seasons.
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When you win more than 300 games as a head coach, there are going to be plenty of highlights to choose from.
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Here are the five brilliant moments that sum up Belichick's career in New England:
Jahmal Banks gives Nebraska another portal commitment
The Huskers doubled the fun on portal wide receiver news, with Jahmal Banks announcing his commitment Thursday morning to the Big Red.
The former Wake Forest wide receiver brings a veteran presence and was sought after by several heavy hitters during his time in the portal, including Michigan, a program that still seemed in play for Banks as of last week. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Banks has already visited Minnesota, Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Purdue earlier in the process.
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Former Huskers in the NFL played the final week of the regular season, with eight former Huskers set to take part in the first round of the NFL playoffs this coming weekend.
In week 18, a number of Husker saw extensive action, including tight end Travis Vokolek and defensive lineman Ben Stille, who both got on the field with the Cardinals. Elsewhere, Lavonte David led the way for the Tampa Bay defense, and Jack Stoll started and had a catch for Philadelphia.
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Michigan just captured the College Football Playoff with a 15-0 record, and the Big Ten will begin a new media rights deal in 2024. You add this with the retirement of Alabama’s Nick Saban, and there’s a real opportunity for the Big Ten to take another step forward.
We hit on that and more in this week’s 3-2-1 column with three things we learned, two questions and one prediction.
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