Vonn Bell on Nick Saban: “He’s a DB coach, and he’s going to be coaching me”

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Vonn Bell, the 5-star safety from Ridgeland, nearly committed after the completion of his senior season. One of the main reasons he waited was to give a fair shake to his childhood favorite, Tennessee.

His other two finalists are Ohio State and rumored frontrunner Alabama.

“I waited because I wanted to go visit the campuses again, and give Tennessee a chance because they lost their coach at the end of the year,” Bell said. “I want to give everybody an equal and fair shot.”

How does Bell feel about the Volunteers? “They’re in a slump right now but I think Butch Davis … I mean, Butch Jones, is the guy that will bring them out of that slump.”

Bell had a lot of nice things to say about Urban Meyer and his national championship at Florida. But he may have saved his highest praise for Nick Saban.

“Alabama … it just speaks for itself,” Bell said. They are in the national championship again. Coach Nick Saban, he’s a DB coach, and he’s going to be coaching me. So Coach Saban has got guys into the NFL, so his name speaks for himself.”





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January 7th, 2013
2:51 am


And we are first or # 1

Bama Fan #2

January 7th, 2013
6:13 am

Simple question to answer?
Play for Alabama or go to Butt chugging U!!


January 7th, 2013
7:20 am

Bama without The State of Georgia = Ole Miss just say’n.

GT = 11 time loser to Mark Richt

January 7th, 2013
7:32 am

Saban can’t coach you when he’s in Cleveland


January 7th, 2013
7:44 am

Meaning Saban coaches DBs. That was not a commitment.

Tide Rolls On

January 7th, 2013
8:13 am

Good try, JB … since the kid lives in Tennessee. Did y’all enjoy the Rockin’ Roller Coaster and Space Mountain? Richt do any dives with Shamu at Sea World? Losers.


January 7th, 2013
8:36 am


January 7th, 2013
7:20 am

Bama without The State of Georgia = Ole Miss just say’n.
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SEC without ALABAMA……………………………………………………..= ACC


January 7th, 2013
8:40 am


The SEC did pretty good win Alabama was on probation.

Bama offer?

January 7th, 2013
8:54 am

After watching Bell play in the state championship I would imagine he may need to call Saban and confirm that he still has an offer to Alabama. He got trucked a couple of times in that game by a 10th grader.


January 7th, 2013
9:09 am

Big Diss to Kirby Smart. Funny stuff.

nate from detroit

January 7th, 2013
9:12 am

Now we need to offer Taylor Lamb and Josh Barnes from Calhoun because I saw Calhoun beat Ridgeland and Mr Bell sure had a hard time covering Barnes and tackling Lamb and Alex Urbano.


January 7th, 2013
9:16 am

UGA without a state Florida QB= ga tech


January 7th, 2013
9:25 am

Not sure why people are arguing or making fun of this. This is no surprise here. This guy has been leaning to Bama for some time. Nothing he said is incorrect.
Good get Bama. Dawgs need to concentrate and make sure that Tunsil is headed to Athens!


January 7th, 2013
9:35 am



January 7th, 2013
9:42 am

Go Notre Dame!! Beat the Mobile Homers…

Bama Fan

January 7th, 2013
10:10 am

We get whomever we want from Georgia. We own you guys

23 SEC Titles

January 7th, 2013
10:12 am

Me, your IGNORANCE is showing. Smart coaches ILBs and Saban does work with the DBs daily…..

Roll Tide and got 23 Jawja?

Flo - Ri - Duh

January 7th, 2013
10:35 am

Don’t care where Bell goes…. Trey Matthews is bigger, faster, stronger and smarter. Nkemdiche is going to Ole Miss – just like his mama told him too…. just trying to save face by visiting LSU.

Flo - Ri - Duh

January 7th, 2013
10:37 am

Guess Bell will have to transfer to the Texas Longhorns ’cause Saban is going to rabbit in 2014.

23 SEC Titles

January 7th, 2013
10:44 am

Flo -Ri-Duh what happened w/ CNS going to the CB? Is Texasyour best backup plan? You better find a plan C, CNS retires fron Bama and ownes your ssa along the way Loser. Got 23? Bama knows player development, JAWJA KNOWS EXCUSES………


January 7th, 2013
10:47 am

Bama will be getting a great one in vonn bell. i still cant figure out how the state of georgia has about 5 kids in the top 15 prospects in the country and it looks like we will not land one of them. not only that we only have about 4 out of the top 150 and your looking at about 20-25 georgia kids in the top 300 in the country maybe more than that.


January 7th, 2013
11:12 am

Everyone will be watching…That is why EVERYONE wants to come to Bama…Even you Leg Humpers will be watching and licking yourself as the Tide rolls another Championship in for the SEC…Your Welcome…


January 7th, 2013
11:16 am

JB.players from the state of Alabama starting at Bama:

AJ McCarron
TJ Yeldon
DJ Fluker
Michael Williams
Nico Johnson
CJ Mosley
Robert Lester
Vinnie Sunseri
DeMarcus Milliner
Deon Belue
Players from Ga:
Adrian Hubbard
Xavier Dickson
Chance Warmack


January 7th, 2013
11:35 am

Vonn Bell gets it! Nex great BAMA DB! ROLL TIDE!

The General Feeling

January 7th, 2013
12:17 pm

Vonn Bell is and will always be a Volunteer.

Snoop Dawg

January 7th, 2013
8:01 pm

Vonn Bell is a traitor to the state og Georgia.

He is also stupid because UGA is actually an accredited top tier flagship state university, unlike Alabama where the only major other than football is construction of mobile homes.

He and his family should be ostracized in everything the do.

Murray will lead UGA to a NC next and Saban will be gone in a flash when a better offer comes in. He’s a great coach but a disgraceful mercenary in the mold of Pertino and Kiffin…


January 8th, 2013
3:39 am

All major SEC schools have MANY guys in the NFL. Plenty of NFL defensive coaches in the SEC….play in the big 10 with Ohio ST? Good luck playing against top WR’s there! But go ahead and dominate and try to stop the SEC from winning the NC. Go to Ohio ST. Meyer needs all the help he can get. I dont think you are good enough to being a NC to OS….if you were a REAL MAN you would go to your favorite TENN. You dont think you can get to the NFL there?! You can get to the NFL playing at UT-Chatanooga if you are good! Go to TENN and stop acting like the only pro players come from Bama. You know why they come from Bama and most ALL other schools? Because they are good enough! You know why a lot come from the top SEC schools? Because they get a lot of GOOD players. If you are good you go pro from ANY D1 school and certainly very easily from the top 60-70 schools. If you are good you are good. You can be good at Appalachian ST! They got several players in the NFL. Even GT does! See? Bama by no means holds the door to the NFL. BY no means do they even have an advantage over many schools.

This changes yearly and sometimes significantly but this was a report in September:I seen one report that said UGA and LSU both had 37. So UGA and LSU have the most. Not Bama…

USC: 44
Miami: 37
LSU: 36
Georgia: 35
Ohio State: 35
Texas: 35
Florida: 30
Alabama: 26
Cal: 25
Iowa: 25
Michigan: 25

Gerald Chastain

January 8th, 2013
12:35 pm

Never before have I read so many confessions. Most everyone posting here are certainly not Bama fans. But they obviously follow Bama more than any other school including their (claimed to be) school. They are showing themselves to be a bunch of jealous Bama wanna-bees that would trade their birthrights to get Bama (and thrown in any other thing they pocess) to trade to them the best and #1 Head Coach “NICK SABAN” as the head coach at their school. Short of that they would trade all that stuff listed above to get Saban out of their competitive area (right now they suggest Cleveland in the NFL) so they won’t get their rear ends Saban kicked again. Get over it guys, “IT IS WHAT IT IS” and really it is only a friendly game of football.

whiskey breath

January 8th, 2013
7:35 pm

Mike, I think it is time to bring in a good Saban bashing.
Your articles are losing their zip. I don’t think a homer Ga article is going to do it.
How about this. ” Saban and Kirby lies to Ga recruits”.
Yea, that’s the ticket!


January 8th, 2013
11:14 pm


[...] Originally Posted by jbeard82 Any news on Bell? This trail of good news seems to be running thin. Saw this recently on AJC. Writer is douche. Vonn Bell on Nick Saban: “He’s a DB coach, and he’s going to be coaching me”… [...]


January 9th, 2013
1:41 pm

Yes, I get that Alabama wins championships but I don’t get why these kids just want to be another player on the team and get lost in the shuffle of all the 5* recruits. Why not go to a school where you can play against a team like Alabama and give yourself a chance to be a legend wherever else you go. Nobody remembers many starters for Alabama from 5 years ago but everyone remembers Tee Martin from TN or Nash and Price. None of which would be ‘known’ at Alabama but are legends at TN. I hate TN but used them as an example, could have used 20 different schools to make this point.

The Bear

January 9th, 2013
11:01 pm

@Yawner please nobody remembers players from Bama………geeezzz..T Martin?

[...] it just speaks for itself,” Bell said in an article on the Atlanta Journal Constitution web site published on Monday. “They are in the national championship again. Coach Nick Saban, [...]


January 10th, 2013
8:42 pm

Kid got run over in the state championship game by a 180lb high school sophomore. All talk. He will not start a game in the SEC.

Todd Charske

January 11th, 2013
1:45 pm

Go Bucks! Von is in Columbus this weekend! Let’s let Urban do his Magic! Remember when Urban took over the SEC, get ready he’s about to do it again from Ohio!