I too would like to welcome bamahoops to Roll Bama Roll. It's nice to see someone posting about basketball that knows what he's talking about for a change.
The Birmingham News (you know, the blabbermouths that queered the Rodriguez deal) is reporting that Alabama is ready to make Nick Saban the highest paid coach in college football:
Meanwhile, EDSBS finds evidence that it isn't just money Alabama's offering.
One interesting tidbit from the Miami Herald:
It doesn't look like we're losing too much ground with recruits despite the coaching uncertainty:
Rivals.com recruiting analyst J.C. Shurburtt said Alabama hasn't lost major ground yet, despite the loss of McKenzie to Miami.
"As long as they get a coach who has pop with recruits, they'll be OK," Shurburtt said. "In my opinion, a lot depends on keeping certain staff members around. Take Chris Ball, the secondary coach, for instance. He is an excellent recruiter."
Recruiting is in a dead period until Friday, when coaches are again allowed to make contact and visit prospects. That's a key date for Alabama to have a new coach named, Shurburtt said.