Returning, ever so briefly, to college football, it seems Nick Saban is well on his way to building a little juggernaut down in Louisiana. According to the various recruiting gurus (btw, can there be a more pathetic hobby than analyzing high school recruits), LSU has the top class this year, followed by USC (nabbing Steve Smith [obviously no relation], the top receiver in California) and Florida. Try to remember, when reading such articles, that Gerry Faust was an awesome recruiter, and that USC was consistently ranked in the top-10 during John Robinson's mid-90's tenure. After having seen CAL get consistently low marks for its JC-influenced classes, it's nice to finally see the Bears ranked nineteenth, in Jeff Tedford's first year.
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