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The Jumbo Package │03.12.13

Your daily dose of Crimson Tide related links and quotes.

Doc Five: The most famous girlfriends in college football – No. 1, Katherine Webb | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

We posted a story about Katherine Webb appearing in Vanity Fair on Thursday. By Friday morning, there were more than 4,000 comments on the bottom of the post. For the last two months, Webb has been the biggest star associated with college football. Our last two posts on Johnny Manziel, the first freshman Heisman Trophy winner ever, generated about 350 comments combined.

Leonard Fournette skipping another Alabama visit, according to report |

Alabama is hopeful of luring the nation's top running back prospect, Leonard Fournette of New Orleans-St. Augustine, out of Louisiana and away from LSU. But first, they've got to get him to Tuscaloosa for a visit.

Frank Beamer doing the Harlem Shake? Yes, Frank Beamer doing the Harlem Shake | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

Just another reason we should trounce these guys

Well, apparently, Virginia Tech is just getting the memo that this dance craze exists and wanted to get in on it while all of us shake our heads in annoyance and stare at with sad, sad eyes. Thank you Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer for making sure this dance will live on for at least another couple days. That’s not to say this video is not without its highlights.

Alabama's RPI falls two spots to No. 62 going into postseason |

The Alabama basketball team will go into the postseason with an official NCAA RPI of No. 62. That’s two spots better than a week ago. It’s back to where the Crimson Tide was two weeks ago.

Derek Dooley’s Tennessee home goes on the market for $2.9 million (PHOTOS) | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

The Dooley home is on 17 acres and is 8,818 square feet. It features five bedrooms, eight bathrooms (because you can never have too many bathrooms), a mancave that includes a movie theater setup, poker table and bar, an outdoor living space, infinity pool and basketball/tennis court.

Combine results, free agency moves haven't changed Mel Kiper Jr.'s projections for Alabama players |

he's sticking with cornerback Dee Milliner to the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 4, left guard Chance Warmack to the Dallas Cowboys at No. 18, right tackle D.J. Fluker to the Chicago Bears at No. 20 and running back Eddie Lacy to the Green Bay Packers at No. 26. If that comes to fruition, it will mark the third consecutive year in which four Alabama players land in the first round.

7th Day Adventure, Championship Edition: Heavy is the Tide that wears the crown - Sunday Morning Quarterback

The cornerstones of last year's championship team were only pups during the 2009 run, and subsequently left en masse for the NFL Draft. The defense alone lost six starters, four in the first two rounds, and the offense lost a Heisman finalist. Yet the 2012 Tide still led the nation in total defense, finished second in scoring defense, and improved its scoring average on offense by nearly a field goal per game. In Nick Saban's program, a revamped cast is no incentive to change the script.

Get to know Ryan Kelly, Alabama's next starting center |

He backed up fifth-year senior Barrett Jones last season. “Those are obviously some big shoes to fill,” Kelly said on media day, two days Alabama defeated Notre Dame 42-14 in the BCS Championship Game in Miami Gardens, Florida. “I just have to keep working hard, keep staying in the film room and I think everything will work out pretty well.

Alabama softball team snaps 3-game skid |

The top-ranked Alabama softball team bounced back in a big way as it downed No. 8 Tennessee, 7-1, Sunday. The Crimson Tide (23-3, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) had lost three straight games, including the first two of the series.

Alabama women's tennis team breezes past LSU |

The men’s team, which played Sunday, also beat LSU 6-1, with all but Philippe Tsangarides winning in singles matches. The Alabama women jumped out to the early lead, winning two of its three doubles matches.