Former Crimson Tide tight end and current Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome was back home in Muscle Shoals this week and added a little more fuel to fires of speculation that he'll return to the Capstone.
"I am coming back. I am coming back at some point. I have a lot of work to do in Baltimore, but I am coming back," he said during a speech at the 2009 Eagle Luncheon by the Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Left conspicuously unsaid were when and in what capacity.
The statements don't add much light to the speculation over the past several years that the NFL and College Football Hall of Famer will one day assume the Bama AD job when Mal Moore steps down. But given the man's ties to the Bear Bryant era as well as his connection with one Nick Saban through the Cleveland Browns... it's nice to know the possibility is still alive and well.