I've seen throughout this blog fans calling for the head of Coach Grant since January. Mostly by the fans that only speak on something other than football when that sport is struggling, but none the less, the "Fire Grant" movement has gained serious ground among the fanbase. I don't think firing Grant is the answer, yet, and here are a few reasons why. 1.) The departure of 3 key players. Losing Lacey, Pollard, Guye not long before the season began was a nail in the coffin to this season. Two were for sure starters and Guye would've been a key contributor. Many try and liken this to football stating that "If Saban lost 3 guys he'd still win 10+ games"; however, that's a terrible comparison. Losing three key guys off the b-ball team would be similar to losing 5 or 6 guys...on BOTH offense and defense of the football team. This was a HUGE blow before we even got started. 2.) The Team Is Still Playing Hard Despite the fact that this team has been in tons of close games and lost, they are still playing hard for Coach Grant. Close loss after close loss is a killer to any morale the team had, yet they continued to believe in Grant and play for him. He never "lost control". 3.) Recriuts Coming In Grant has three great players coming in this summer. A PG to step in for Releford and ease the blow of his loss(which will be significant), and FINALLY, a SHOOTER. The thing Bama has lacked Grant's entire tenure. (Cooper was billed as a shooter, but after watching one shot, we knew that wasn't the case.) 4.) Grant is a class act I just like the guy...not that I couldn't or wouldn't like another coach brought in, but Grant is a high character guy, and I like that. I understand there could be a list of "Why Grant should go", and I will not be surprised or upset if he does get the axe. I do think that the circumstances of this year warrant one more shot. With the seniors coming back(assuming they do make it back) and the guys coming in, anything short of the NCAA tourney would be a failure next year, and a change would be the next logical step.