Now, while we're not fans of Nick "Oversign" Saban, as a general rule, we applaud the efforts of anyone trying to enhance the otherwise boring process of waiting for 18 year old high school football players to send over a signed piece of paper. And nothing "enhances" said process like adding sexy coeds to the mix.
But if Saban thought other schools would merely stand idly by and let 'Bama corner the Fax Cam market as a way to sway potential recruits, he was wrong.
In an MZone exclusive, we have obtained the images below after a few schools tested out their fax cams this week in preparation already for NSD 2012.
Even though he joked about oversigning after grabbing 37 - 37! - players two years ago, Mississippi coach Houston Nutt has been overshadowed on the topic by Nick Oversaban* and 'Bama. So there was no way in hell Nutt was going to let the same thing happen in the upcoming Fax Cam Wars. As you can see below, Nutt and Ole Miss decided to "out execute" 'Bama with their fax cam -- and in the process delivered a significant upgrade to interested viewers as compared to a single Crimson Cabaret Girl.
Needless to say, we here at the MZone predict big things for Nutt's next recruiting class. And he just might break his record 37 signees, to hell with the rules!
There's a reason Vandy is often near the bottom of the SEC. Case in point: their entry below in the Fax Cam Wars. It was predictably studious and boring. No wonder they can't land the big recruits. Didn't the coaching staff learn anything from their school's Theta chapter? Better yet, couldn't they have a couple of them near the fax on NSD?
Signing top level recruits has not been a problem for the USC Trojans over the last decade. Unfortunately, things may get tougher now that the NCAA has stepped in and demanded they follow the rules like everyone else.
Then again, their coach is Lane Kiffin who, despite sanctions, signed a Nutt-ish 30 players this year! Things could even be better next year with the addition of the new fax cam they tested this week in LA. Of course, we hope this Song Girl is cheering for a new recruit's signature and not something else. They do get confused sometimes.
Unwilling to stand pat, even in the wake of their National Championship, the Tigers are ready to show 'Bama that while sex may sell, there's something that
ED. NOTE: The Auburn athletic department contacted us to say that neither they - nor any future recruits - had/have/will have knowledge of this fax cam image.
Never underestimate Jim Tressel. As you can see below, he knows just how to woo potential Tosu recruits.
Well played, Sweater Vest. Well played, sir.
* That's right: Nick Oversaban. Learn, use it, pass it on. And so it is christened.