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Roll ‘Bama Roll Podcast: Ep. 4 — Greg Byrne’s home run hire with Southeast Hoops’ Blake Lovell

If you love SEC basketball, there are few who know their business more than Blake Lovell. Hoopheads will love this one.

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Today we’re joined by Blake Lovell (@theblakelovell), a connoisseur of all things SEC basketball. Blake hosts the Marching to Madness podcast and is the founder of

This may be our longest episode yet, but it’s got all the extensive information you could ask for:

  • The initial reaction to the hire — and the ninja move by Greg Byrne
  • Will Alabama FINALLY have an uptempo offense?
  • Oats’ resume as an assistant and as a head coach...and that soon-to-be-legendary blunt personality
  • Coach Oats’ recruiting and player development
  • Players in the transfer portal (expected or unexpected) and can Coach Oats can induce some of them to return
  • A way-too-early outlook on 2019
  • Potential candidates for the other vacant SEC jobs — Alabama got the jump on everyone.

Again, there was a ton to cover, so we hit all the bases. Our thanks again to Blake and Southeast Hoops for helping us analyze the hire. Be sure to check out his podcast and site, and give him follow him on Twitter.

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