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Jumbo Package: John Petty says he will “probably” be at Alabama next year

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Happy Monday, everyone.

Biggest note of the weekend came from John Petty, who did a video interview with Huntsville sports reporter Charity Chambers. The video won’t allow embed but is available at the link, and most notable to Alabama fans is that he says he will “probably” be at Alabama another year “depending on how things go.” It definitely seems that this is more an exploratory move by John than anything else. That isn’t to say that he won’t jump if he feels that his stock is high enough, but what a team Nate Oats would be fielding next season if he did return. Stay tuned.

NFL Draft week is always absurd, but it may be moreso this year.

Gus Malzahn is trying to make you like him.

“If you watch enough film on him...the more film you watch on him, the more you’re impressed with him,” Malzhan said. “He’s unbelievably accurate. He can really extend pays. He protects the football. He throws a great deep ball. He’s scary. When you try to game plan around that guy, it’s really scary because he’s so...he gets the ball out quick, he doesn’t take sacks and I’ve always been a big fan of him and I think he’s going to be a good pro too.”

Don’t fall for it.

Nick Saban couldn’t be more pleased with his new strength program. He spoke about them and some other topics on the radio this weekend.

More from the radio show via Christopher Walsh:

“We were disappointed in some of the outcomes that we got last year, but we also had a lot of adversity to overcome and I think those are probably good lessons for a lot of people on our team and in our organization to grow and develop from. We got a lot of good young players that we were looking forward to seeing develop in spring practice, and hopefully we’ll get the opportunity for that to happen here in the summer and in the fall. We’re excited about it, and I will say that this team was on track to doing things really, really well. The offseason program went really well, academics went really well. This was probably the fewest number of points, which certainly points to an accountability and discipline factor off the field where people do the right things, that usually carries over on the field. So, we were excited about that.

He also spoke about the daily schedule they are utilizing right now, among other things.

Last, check this out.

That is cool.

That’s about it for today. Have a great week.

Roll Tide.