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However, two things are completely clear. Both Nick Saban and Bear Bryant are two of the greatest coaches in college football history. With 10 championships between them, it is almost impossible to dispute this. Although most believe that Bryant is the best ever, it seems as if Saban is suddenly narrowing the gap between the two.
The Tide banged out eight hits and was led offensively by freshman Haylie McCleney who recorded her fifth three-hit game on the year. Senior Kaila Hunt batted 2-for-3 with her fifth home run of the season while junior Jackie Traina also had two hits and a home run.
"Last year they came in here and put it on us," said senior catcher, who leads the Tide with a .636 batting average. "The guys who were here last year definitely remember that." That sweep was at home. Away from Sewell-Thomas Stadium, Alabama was 3-22 last season.
According to a report from 247Sports.com, Florida State tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Billy Napier will replace Alabama wide receivers coach Mike Groh, who is taking a job with the Chicago Bears. WarChant.com also confirmed Napier's departure from the Seminoles.
The Crimson Tide’s sprint contingent was led by junior BJ Hornikel, who was eighth in 19.82 seconds in the 50 free final. Freshman Brett Walsh was 15th in 20.22.
"We've kept it going," Patterson said. "They came in this week and have worked exceptionally hard. They aren't settling for where they were the other night. I think it was Becca (Alexin) that said, `We're going to use this meet [against Auburn] as a springboard to the rest of the season.'"
The men’s basketball game between Alabama and Florida will be televised on ESPN, Southeastern Conference and ESPN officials announced on Thursday. The contest will tip off at Noon ET (11 a.m. CT) on March 2 in Gainesville, Fla.
Freshman Haylie McCleney continues her torrid start to her freshman year, leading the team after 11 games in average (.615), runs (17), and a perfect 12-for-12 mark in stolen bases. Junior Kaila Hunt has been providing the punch, hitting five home runs while adding 13 RBI. The All-American is slugging an astronomical 1.103.
"Robert has played in a pro-style defense and does have ball skills," Savage wrote. "He will have to prove his worth on special teams as a rookie before getting a shot to play defense in the future."
"He's a big guy," Cooper said. "I'm glad I got to see him in person for the first time and see that he is a human after all that I hear about him. They make him sound unstoppable."
"By seizing the funds and restricting eligibility to benefit from the funds only to Pennsylvania programs benefiting only Pennsylvania residents, the act will defeat the consent decree's plain terms and frustrate the parties' intended purpose," the NCAA's lawyers wrote.