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Jumbo Package: Saban looks to reclaim Tiger King status in 2020

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Happy Thursday, everyone. Many of you are undoubtedly watching a whole mess of TV right now, and you probably don’t need me to tell you about Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness since it is all the rage. If you haven’t watched it, you simply must. Seriously, do it. The latest twist: Joe has apparently filed a massive lawsuit from prison, seeking millions from the government.

Oh, and because the internet is undefeated, somebody did this.

Folks, that there is spectacular.

The timing of a show about Tigers is very poorly timed for Alabama fans, being that the team infamously lost to all three sets of those big cats that they faced in calendar year 2019. Hopefully Saban gets to tame them all in 2020. Of course, there has to be practice first.

“Assuming we’re able to get back together physically, I believe there needs to be some acclimation period, if you will, in May or June or July,” Bjork said, via the Bryan-College Station (Texas) Eagle. “It doesn’t need to be a full-on spring practice. To me, it’s more of an NFL(-style) mini-camp, where there’s very little contact, if any. Maybe it’s just helmets and shorts. I believe there needs to be some sort of prep period during that time.”

Several schools in the SEC, including Alabama, had hoped to use video conferencing and other technology such as Zoom to do a virtual spring practice and workouts with players. But even that’s on hold for the time being, as SEC presidents and chancellors voted to suspend all athletic activities, including practices, meetings and other organized activities, through April 15.

”None of us know what’s going to happen after April 15,” Saban said. “We’ll stay connected, the coaches, and work on next year’s opponents and stay in as close touch with our players as we can and keep recruiting as best we can.

”We’ll do the best we can with what we’ve got, and I’m sure it’s going to keep on changing.”

Hope for the best.

LSU’s 247sports affiliate notes that Alabama is favored by a field goal in Red Stick this November.

Now, BetOnline has released some early lines for the 2020 season, including the matchup between the Tigers and Tide, which they pegged Alabama as three-point favorites in Death Valley.

LSU finished the 2019 season at 15-0 and as National Champions, while the Crimson Tide dropped games to LSU and Auburn in November to finish the year 11-2.

I bet CBS won’t miss out on putting that one in prime time.

As those who actually follow him would guess, Saban is giving in a time of need for so many.

Great stuff, Coach.

Last, one New Joisey writer sees the Giants trading back so that the Chargers can bring Tua to the west coast.

TRADE: Chargers trade the 6th (1st), 37th (2nd) and 186th (6th) overall picks to Giants for the 4th overall pick from Giants

The Chargers tried to get deals done with the Redskins and Lions, but both offers were pushed back in favor of selecting top defensive talent. Los Angeles can’t wait any longer with the Dolphins at No. 5, so they trade second- and sixth-round picks to select their quarterback.

4) Chargers (via NYG): Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

I maintain that this would be the perfect fit for him. Let it be written.

That’s about it for now. Have a great day.

Roll Tide.