The Jumbo Package │05.22.13

You're supposed to choose the dark side, Eddie. - USA TODAY Sports

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Paul Finebaum leaving Birmingham for Charlotte to join ESPN, Wall Street Journal reports

In Charlotte, Finebaum will be part of a package that includes a radio program on ESPN networks, 100 televised appearances annually on ESPN and a TV simulcast of his radio show on the ESPN-owned SEC Network that is launching in August 2014, the WSJ reported. His radio show will begin airing Aug. 1, according to the WSJ.

WELCOME BACK TO THA RAYDEEO, PAAAAWWWWL. WHATCHOO MEAN SABIN IS BETTER THAN THA BAIR? SABIN AIN'T NEVER RASSLED A BAIR IN HIS LIFE, PAWWWL. HECK, HE DON'T EVEN DISSIPLIN HIS DAWTER RITE. I THINK HE NEEDS TO GET HIS HOUSE IN ARDER BEFORE HE EVEN THINKS ABOUT TACKLIN A BAIR. IMMA HANGUP AND LISSIN.

Irish Prepare to Move On Without '13 DT Eddie Vanderdoes

Late last night updates from numerous Notre Dame recruiting sites said that it wasn't an academic issue but a "change of heart" from the young defensive tackle. As of last night before midnight the latest update from Blue Gold Illustrated was that Notre Dame wasn't "feeling great about Vanderdoes' chances of making it to campus."

More like VanderDOESNT, amiright? For the uninitiated, Eddie is a consensus five-star defensive tackle that chose to sign with the Fightin' Gingers back in February. Well, now it seems that there are indications that Eddie is unlikely to end up in South Bend, so the big question now is where will he land? Vanderdoes is a huge talent, and most reports had Bama in his top three along with UCLA and the Irish leading up to signing day. Speaking for myself, Eddie was THE guy I really hoped we would land and the prospect that he might yet don a crimson jersey makes me feel funny feelings.

I'm certain that some will have their reservations about Eddie in light of this switch, either because he originally picked the Irish or because they perceive a switch at this point to be a character red flag. I would roll the dice on him in a second. If he's not able to be "processed", then let that work itself out later. Just get him in here and let the monster do work (unfortunately not until '14, since there's no way he'll get a waiver, and the NCAA rules don't take kindly to "changes of heart".)

WR Danny Woodson Jr. transferring from Alabama to South Alabama

Wide receiver Danny Woodson Jr. will transfer from Alabama to South Alabama, Jaguars' head coach Joey Jones confirmed on Monday from the Sun Belt Conference spring meetings.

This transfer is not at all unexpected, and it feels like it has been months in the making. I hope Danny has great success as he moves on to USA. Go Jags.

SEC baseball: Tide improves NCAA chances after beating Auburn

The Crimson Tide broke a 3-3 tie with three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and beat Auburn before a crowd announced at 7,421 to advance into the double-elimination portion of the tournament. Seventh-seeded Alabama will play No. 2 seed LSU on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Hoover Met.

Great win for the good guys. The win can only improve the Tide's likelihood of an NCAA berth, and it simultaneously likely eliminating Auburn for the NCAA tourney. All in a good day's work. Looking forward, the Tide have a steep hill ahead of them with LSU next up. A win there would cement a tourney berth, but it may not be strictly necessary at this point. For a more in-depth analysis, be sure to read Roger's write up here. Roll Tide.

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