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Jumbo Package: the Good, the Bad, and the Harbaugh

Nick & Gustav
Nick & Gustav
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It may not be time to get those cacti out of the basement just yet.


Burgess-Becker transferring

Burgess-Becker played as a true freshman last fall recording three tackles on special teams.


The four-star recruit was ranked as the nation's No. 10 athlete and the N0. 24 prospect in Florida in the 2015 class by Composite Rankings.

I am not sure what the story is here since he it seemed he looked to be in the mix for the next several years. So far 247sports' Ryan Bartow is the only one reporting this story but I assume it is true. Nevertheless, Bama will be pretty solid at safety this season.

4-star DT signee Kendell Jones will not enroll at Alabama

Kendell Jones, a four-star defensive tackle from Shoemaker High School (Killeen, Texas), will not enroll at Alabama this year after failing to qualify academically, multiple sources told SEC Country. He began junior college classes Monday, his father, Kendell Sr., told SEC Country. Kendell Sr. would not say in which school his son has enrolled.

He will have to spend two years in junior college and will be free to sign with any school upon graduation.

The word is that "The Hulk" has been battling a weight issue and is now up to 375. He likely would've redshirted.

In related news, juco transfer Jamar King should qualify but he needs to get his grades up this summer.


JUCO standout offensive tackle Elliot Baker commits to Alabama

The 6-foot-7, 295-pound Baker is a four-star recruit at offensive tackle. He's ranked as the No. 2 junior college recruit in the 247Sports composite.

Score one for Tosh Lupoi and the new guy Brent Key.


Gus Malzahn signs contract extension at Auburn through 2020

Under the terms of the new agreement, which was signed on April 1, Malzahn will make $4.725 million per year through Dec. 31, 2020.

Seriously??!! LOLOLOLOL. I guess Gene Chizik will be coming off the books soon and Jay Jacobs doesn't feel comfortable unless he has two head football coaches on payroll.


Satellite camp soap opera continues to swirl

The coach I heard from last week thought there was a bit more to it than that. That picture of Harbaugh above with a four-star O-line prospect and his mom seemed rather ordinary, but the assistant coach pointed out the attire of the recruit, which appeared to indicate that the player didn't actually take part in the camp and never registered. The upshot: "We can't have contact with the kids and their parents," the coach said. "It's an illegal contact."

The coach said this is why so many coaches thought Saban raised a lot of good points about the spread of satellite camps and how many unwieldy issues it's going to add in the recruiting process. That they're more about schmoozing and recruiting than instruction.

Harbaugh is trying out his best Steve Urkel imitation, acting naive when he clearly knows this is a "bump" violation. Then of course he goes on a tirade blaming everyone else...

Jim Harbaugh rails about NCAA oversight at Baltimore camp

"I believe we can do interviews," Harbaugh told reporters, including "That's what we've been told. You were there, you saw what's going on with the changing daily rules. It's very interesting. It's very interesting. The NCAA compliance people are here. They've been at every single one. The NCAA has sent at least one or two of their people to each of our camps and we've had one of our compliance people at each one of these camps. That notion that there's not oversight of these camps -- you've seen it with your own eyes, there absolutely is.

Karma has booked her flight and is heading towards Ann Arbor.


Florida State pummels South Alabama, advances to super regionals

With the Jaguars (42-22) season over, might head coach Mark Calvi be heading to Tuscaloosa for a chat with Bill Battle?