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With the recent addition of Marc Guillon to the squad, Alabama's total scholarship number now stands at 77. Guillon also counts against the 2003 initial counter limit, which means the Tide has brought in the maximum of 18 allowed this season.

Normally a school is allowed to sign 25 athletes each year and have a total of 85 on scholarship at any given time. Due to NCAA sanctions, the Tide is limited to no more than 80 this year and next (2004). Bama's 2004 signing class can include only 19 athletes. In 2005, Alabama's numbers will go back to normal. Ideally, the number of scholarshipped athletes in each of five classes (senior, junior...

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