The Jumbo Package │04.16.13


Your daily dose of Crimson Tide and sports related links and quotes

Precaution in Washington not affecting Alabama football team's trip |

The Alabama football team had left the White House on Monday afternoon before precautionary lockdown measures were taken in response to bombings in Boston, according to a team spokesman.

There really are no words that can adequately describe the events that took place yesterday in Boston. In fact, you shouldn't even attempt to understand or explain the type of evil that it takes to cowardly place bombs in trashcans and detonate them in a crowd of innocent people. All you can do is pray for the victims and hope swift justice comes to the guilty.

Raises, contract amendments for Nick Saban, Alabama's assistants to go before compensation committee

Defensive coordinator Kirby Smart's current contract runs through 2015 and paid him $950,000 in 2012. Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, who was hired last year, made $590,000 in 2012. Outside linebackers coach Lance Thompson made $375,000 in 2012. Tight ends/special teams coach Bobby Williams made $350,000, strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran made $325,000, defensive line coach Chris Rumph made $310,000 and running backs coach Burton Burns made $290,000.

Bobby Williams gets paid 350k? Man, I picked the wrong profession.

Clemson Tigers' Sam Cooper, Chad Kelly have torn ACLs, Dabo Swinney says - ESPN

Clemson starting tight end Sam Cooper and backup quarterback Chad Kelly each tore anterior crucial ligaments in their knees during the Tigers' spring game this past weekend, the school announced Monday.

Oh we are SO having a special A-Day Embarrassing Admissions thread. The last thing 'Bama needs is major injuries to key players. @Given the way the defense has performed so far we may as well just go 7 on 7 for A-Day@

28-year-old Jai Miller returns for chance with Alabama Crimson Tide - ESPN

"He's catching on way faster than I did when I first got here," said safety Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, a rising junior and likely starter for the Tide. "He's catching on and learning very well and picking up and making a big improvement and change in the secondary."

Great news for Jai and our secondary. Still a long way to go before we know if he will have a serious impact on the defense but he has the tools to be successful. Me thinks his age, experience in pro ball and maturity has helped with picking up the defense faster than the younger guys. Keep it up young old man we may just find a use for you.

Still hampered by ankle injury, Alabama senior Marissa Gutierrez won't compete at NCAA Championships |

Alabama women’s golf team rallies for victory |

EXCLUSIVE: TSK Obtains the Offseason Schedule for the SEC Network - Team Speed Kills

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