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The Jumbo Package │03.13.14

Your daily dose of Crimson Tide related links and quotes

Future sideline reporter for SEC Network???
Future sideline reporter for SEC Network???
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sport
Recapping Alabama's Pro Day

AJ McCarron

AJ McCarron didn't feel pressure at Alabama pro day, saying 'this is easy' |

For the most part, McCarron was accurate with passes of varying lengths. Deep passes to Norwood and Bell were almost all right on target. The quarterback joked about needing to take his receivers to dinner for their performance. "This isn't pressure. This is easy. This is practice," McCarron said. "I've been playing football since I was three years old. I don't get nervous before games or in big moments. I love this. This is when it all counts, and a chance to fulfill a dream that I've had since I was 3 years old. I was enjoying it and having fun."

CJ Mosley

"It went well and I ran a good 40; we did the position drills and I got a little tired but I think after today most of the scouts were impressed. I was all about the power workouts and talking with different organizations and showing my football knowledge."

Kouandjio: 'There's nothing wrong with my knee' - NCAA -

''I was completely confused. I said, `No, there's nothing wrong with my knee,''' Kouandjio said. ''I thought he was joking. But he kept asking. I was surprised. I was like, `There's nothing wrong with my knee. Is there a rumor out there?' ''And he said, `Yeah, a couple of media things came out that there was something wrong with your knee.' It was interesting, but I never worried about it because I know and the film will tell you there's nothing wrong with my knee.''

Kevin Norwood

"Just the same thing I’ve been doing – giving my best day in and day out, working hard, staying dedicated, and being dependable on and off the field like making big plays when we need it. The same thing I did here except get better at it."

Alabama Players Running the 40 Yard Dash

McClain: Unsure of comeback - Decatur Daily: Sports

"I haven’t started thinking about it," McClain said of a comeback. "Right now, I think it’s still open, but I still have some things to get in order before I make that decision." The 24-year-old has been working to stay in shape. He said he is busy working out, going to class and raising two young sons. "I haven’t watched a lot of football at all," McClain said. "Easiest thing for me was to take my mind away from the game all together and focus on the things that I need to get right. And football wasn’t one of those things.

2014 SEC Tournament Day 1 Results: South Carolina, Mississippi State Advance - Team Speed Kills

South Carolina advances to play Arkansas tomorrow. This one also turned out to be the final game for Tony Barbee, who Auburn fired at the team hotel after the game

I will watch Alabama play basketball because I love Alabama but SEC basketball is by and large unwatchable. It's no wonder this happened just after the Auburn game ended....

Auburn Fires Tony Barbee - Team Speed Kills

Auburn basketball is about as dead as a major conference program can be. It's going to take some magic to get it going again.

What are the odds Bruce Pearl ends up the next Auburn head coach?

2014 SEC Tournament Day 2 Schedule - Team Speed Kills

10 Alabama vs. 7 LSU, 7:00 pm ET, ESPN3

Regular season: 1/25: Alabama 82, LSU 80

This isn't Nick Saban vs. Les Miles, that's for sure. Alabama had a really disappointing season, slumping below .500 both overall and in league play. It probably won't be firing head coach Anthony Grant from the team hotel as its cross-state rival did, but Grant can't be sleeping all that well right now either. LSU, meanwhile, showed some improvement this season even if the team's record doesn't really reflect it. The winner of this one gets Kentucky, which could be a blessing or a curse depending on how you're feeling about Cal's bunch right now. Alabama is 0-14 away from home this year, while LSU is 5-8 away from home.

I guess LSU has the most to lose given they have a shot (I think) at the NIT but for Alabama, if they lose, the season will officially be over #ThankGod. If that does happen the #FireAnthonyGrant crowd will be as loud as ever. Again, everything I'm hearing says he will get another year but that won't stop fans from crying for his firing..

I just hope if he is fired, Battle has enough class to wait till the team gets back in Tuscaloosa.

Louisiana state senator: No Crimson Tide logos on driver's licenses |

The bill, which was introduced in the state's Senate transportation committee, allows for placement of state university logos on driver's licenses or ID cards but before passing it through, committee member Sen. David Heitmeier, a Democrat from New Orleans, insisted on an ammendment to limit the logos to in-state schools. "I just don't want to see any University of Alabama (logos)," Heitmeier said, after proposing the amendment.

Man, LSU still hasn't recovered from 2011, have they?

Here's a list of best college coaching jobs 1 through 128; Where does your team rank? |

And for the second straight year, Texas is the answer. Alabama ranks No. 3, and Auburn sits at No. 15.

So... Texas, a school that virtually every coach on the planet (besides Strong) used as a stepping stone to a pay raise, is the #1 job in the country? I know they have money and fertile recruiting grounds but I would say after this past off-season that job was brought down more than a few pegs.  If Nick Saban, the best coach in the business, and even some guys who had no business being linked to that job, turned them down, how in the world is Texas #1?

Doug Nussmeier's running game less complicated than Al Borges', Michigan players say (report) |

Derrick Henry is like...


Oklahoma coach takes shot at Saban on Twitter -

on Tuesday Gundy couldn't pass up the chance to point out another loss for Saban: the proposed 10-second rule that was tabled last week. Here's a photo of the tweet, which has since been deleted.

Over/under on how long OU milks their win over Bama? How do you handicap forever?