I know it is very early to tell, as UFMs guy hasnt played a down, and Sabans is in the NFL right now. But one thing i think is awesome, Saban went out of his normal recruiting trail, to recruit a kid in Michigan. A kid who was not ranked all that high at the beginning of the process but by the end was one of the top RBs in his class. Mark Ingram. Saban went out and got the RB HE wanted and the one he felt comfortable moving his team forward behind. Ingram won a hiesman in his true sophmore campaign and the rest is history. Bama is the class of college football for now, and in Sabans first class, Mark Ingram is the name that will always stick out. He was the #12 RB in his class according to ESPN.
On to Urbans guy. Urban went out of the normal recruiting trail, to Missouri, to recruit his running back, maybe his Mark Ingram. A kid who was not ranked all that high at the beginning of the process but by the end was one of the top RBs in his class. Ezekial Elliott is the number 11 RB in his class and has a higher grade than Ingram did. Not saying that he is going to win a heisman or christening him the beginning to our dynasty, but its something to think about. As a head coach he went out and got his guy, just as Saban did, that he felt was best for his system. We are trusting EE to carry the rock for this team for his time here and Urban is putting a lot of faith in him. Cant wait to cheer him on from the shoe for the next 4 years!