The Jumbo Package | 04.24.13

Coach Grant has to feel like this opportunity is slipping away. - Kevin C. Cox

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

College playoff name revealed

Alright. Sweet news. The FBS conference commissioners have been holed away trying to hash out a name for the new playoff format. These guys are all at the top of their field and no doubt have some creativity in them. So what'd they come up with?

"We decided to call the playoff what it is -- the College Football Playoff," BCS executive director Bill Hancock said.

Are you kidding me? This is obviously Jim Delaney's fault. He probably only submitted this turd-sandwich of a name after the other commissioners rejected his first proposal: "The Leaders of Champions Series to Crown the Future Champion Leaders of our Children - brought to you by Barbasol™"

At any rate, now that a name has been decided, if you are inclined, you can...

Vote for the New Playoff Logo!

Personally, I like the design of logo #3, but I prefer the font of logo #4. Hey, since we're here together discussing the finer points of designing football logos, it seems like now is a good time to take a moment to mention that I miss football.

Guard Trevor Lacey plans to transfer from Alabama

Lacey was the only Alabama player who started all 36 games this past season. As a sophomore, splitting time between point guard and shooting guard, he averaged 11.3 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. He also led the Crimson Tide in assists (3.2 per game) and in 3-pointers made (62) and attempted (166).

And today's word of the day is: Hemophilia - a condition in which blood does not clot properly, making it harder for bleeding to stop. Is it okay if we offer an ultimatum at this point? Stop the bleeding, or we just need to go ahead and scrap this project and start over. Honestly, I don't see a lot of value in spending the next season with this coach if he's just going to be fired at the end of it for failing to reach a goal that is seemingly getting further out of reach with every passing day.

What Should We Expect From T.J. Yeldon in 2013?

At the low end of the range, it comes out to 235 carries for 1,387 yards (5.9 YPC). At the high end of the range, it comes out to 270 carries for 1,755 yards (6.5 YPC). Right in the middle is 251 carries for 1,556 yards (6.2 YPC). The low end would probably be a disappointment given Yeldon's high expectations for this year, as it wouldn't be that much more than what he did in 2012. The high end would be a pretty heroic effort and would almost certainly get him to New York for the Heisman ceremony.

On the whole, I think this piece has some really solid analysis and predictions. I tend to agree with his assessment and after seeing our offensive line in action this past Saturday, I think Yeldon could be headed for great things. In my mind, the biggest question mark is how big of a carry load he'll receive once we have four young-bloods chomping at the bit to show what they can do.

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