-Nick Saban has a total-control, detail-oriented, evaluation-to-graduation system
-After Alabama won two titles in three years, the imitators have started to arrive
-Saban's coaching tree is influencing Florida State, Texas, Tennessee and more
One thing mentioned in that article is providing the infrastructure for players to succeed in every facet. That's something Florida State has done a lot better under Fisher's direction.
I'll give you an example: Timmy Jernigan. FSU knew it would come down to his finals. Grades were released today. He's practicing.
Nothing official from Florida State, but there is almost no reason for a player to be practicing if he is academically ineligible. I wrote this morning that I was extremely confident Jernigan was in. I stand by that.
Would Florida State have kept Telvin Smith and Timmy Jernigan qualified academically without the specialized support? I can't say for sure. It certainly didn't hurt.