Recruiting junkie. My biggest accomplishment to date is being called "buddy" by Bobby Bowden and Nick Saban, which is a resume-worthy title in my humble opinion.

I'm a recent broadcast journalism graduate from Troy University. Writing and talking about sports, especially football, is my passion. I have interned at Sirius/XM's NFL Radio in NYC and Alabama TV stations WSFA in Montgomery and WTVY in Dothan. I'm also a member of the Football Writers Association of America.

Since I joined B/R in August of 2011, I've covered several college football topics, both FSU and Alabama (which I'm currently the lead writer for the Crimson Tide B/R community) and college football on the national landscape and recruiting. I've also contributed to the video team.

My piece in B/R's CFB 200 Recruiting Series on Nick Saban's recruiting methods was selected as the runner-up in the features category of the 2013 FWAA Best Writing Contest.

Check out my 247 Sports Crystal Ball page for my recruiting predictions.


If you have any comments, thoughts, radio interview requests, etc., feel free to contact me at skirpalani1@gmail.com

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  • Adam Bennet posted 152 days ago

    Adam Bennet

    Troy University, heck yeah

  • Chris Bello posted 291 days ago

    Chris Bello

    Thank you for the follow, Sanjay. Glad to be on board with B/R. Big fan of your work. All the best. Go Canes. - CB

  • Nathan Runnels posted 431 days ago

    Nathan Runnels

    Sanjay whats up man, haven't seen any FSU articles from you in a loooooong time, always enjoy reading your articles!!

  • Nick Sellers posted 471 days ago

    Nick Sellers

    You're very welcome, Sanjay. Enjoy reading the Bama articles. Keep 'em coming!

  • 1Brunette2Go posted 484 days ago


    So you're a fan of Bama, FSU and the Suns? How did that come about? You must loath Florida!

  • Justin Davis posted 522 days ago

    Justin Davis

    Hey check this out this just in. A'Shawn Robinson is spurning the 'Horns for the us. It looks like Eddie Vanderdoes and Adams are running out of spots.

  • HeadSmurf Bojangles posted 647 days ago

    HeadSmurf Bojangles

    Blakeney is THE MAN!!!

  • Marcus Gainey posted 726 days ago

    Marcus Gainey

    Can you and all the other bleacher report bloggers STOP blogging about R. Foster. It is old news and honestly, it is not the end of the world dude. PLEASE tell all the other bloggers to stop, seriously... it just makes you guys look bad....

  • Marcus Gainey posted 728 days ago

    Marcus Gainey

    Why do you write about Alabama football? Simple question, Id love to hear the answer

  • Ro Tide posted 786 days ago

    Ro Tide

    Hey man, I have a couple of questions.

    I was wondering if B/R assigns you all a topic to write an article on, or if writers could choose their own topics to write an article on.

    The reason I'm asking is that I have an idea for an article. I think it would be a great article that would get lots of feedback, and I think you would be a great fit for the person to write it
    My idea is an article about the possiblity of the NFL Rookie Offensive Player of the Year and the NFL Rookie Defensive Player of the Year going to two former Alabama players, in Trent Richardson and Courtney Upshaw. It may seem far fetched but it is a possibility.

    I'd love to hear what you think.

    Thanks in advance!

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