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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Best of the best

The Sporting News rated its top 101 NFL players in this week's issue. The magazine's listings aren't very kind to LSU.

In fact, LSU places just two players - both offensive linemen - in the NFL's top 101 players. Center Kevin Mawae of the Tennessee Titans is ranked No. 83. Alan Faneca, the Pittsburgh Steelers' perennial Pro Bowl guard, comes in at No. 41.

What to make of this list?

Well, considering neither Mawae nor Faneca played in the Nick Saban era there are two schools of thought. One, Saban's players haven't played long enough in the league to be considered among the truly elite. Or two, Saban was even a better coach than previously thought.

Will that list change in the future? You'd like to think more LSU players would climb into the top 101. If not, then Saban may have been winning with talent not quite as good as was previously thought.


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