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Happy Monday, everyone. Nick Saban spoke about the draft yesterday, and had this sage advice for young people.

Given the choice, why any Momma would send their future pro ballplayer to be coached by anyone else continues to confound.

Playoff expansion is being discussed by the powers that be, which means it is happening at some point.

“Since January 2019, when the presidents charged us with taking a careful look at all aspects of CFP, including the format, this group has diligently evaluated options for the future,” CFP executive director Bill Hancock said. “Its efforts were delayed as a result of the pandemic, but it met again this week in Dallas, and we look forward to hearing more when its work is complete.

“… We are entering the eighth year of our 12-year agreement for the College Football Playoff and the management committee is extremely satisfied with the popularity and success of the CFP. It is wise and good management to review where we stand as we discuss what the future might — ‘might,’ for emphasis — look like.”

You know where we stand on this issue, but it won’t matter. Money talks. Expand away, folks. Alabama will win it anyway.

Alabama is ranked #1 in this cumulative list complied by 247.

Ranked No. 1 in three of the five preseason polls we are using for this exercise, Alabama managed 121 out of a possible 125 points to claim the top spot. College Football News was the lone media entity who slotted the defending national champions No. 2. Can the Crimson Tide win another one with a new-look team? Saban is used to his roster flipping thanks to NFL losses and another elite-level recruiting class means the cupboard continues to be stocked with the type of premiere players needed to get it done. Rising sophomore quarterback Bryce Young assumes a leadership role along with veteran running back Brian Robinson, who will get RB1 carries for the first time in his career. Alabama made crucial hires along the offensive line and at OC hoping to maintain its level of superiority in those areas.

Dude, this is college ball. Better clarify that the “hire” was an OL coach and not the linemen.

Ronald Williams is moving on.

Ronald Williams, a former four-star junior college signee who was part of the Crimson Tide’s 2020 recruiting class, went into the portal on Friday, AL.com has learned.

Although Williams was viewed as a potential immediate starter at nickel back when he signed with the Tide, it was then-freshmen Malachi Moore and Brian Branch who emerged as the team’s top two options at the position during 2020 fall camp. Williams was then set back by an arm injury that caused him to miss the beginning part of the season, ended up playing in just three games as a reserve and didn’t seem to be in line to be a starter this year.

Once Josh Jobe returned to school, leaving just one slot open in the secondary, the writing was on the wall.

The new Jets coach is a former DC known for his fiery demeanor, and he predictably loves some CJ Mosley.

“C.J., I think he’s one of those players that it really doesn’t matter what the scheme is, he’s going to fit,” Saleh said during a press conference on Thursday. “He’s been a fantastic player his entire life, and that’s not going to change just because a new coaching staff has come in.

“He’s a tremendous leader. He’s a tremendous football player. He hasn’t played in a couple of years, so you know he’s just chomping at the bit to get back on the football field. And so we’re excited to get a chance to work with him to help him get back to playing every day and being the star that he’s been.”

Last, I guess this fellow has been making these for a while now but this is my first time seeing them, and they are hilarious.

Anyone who has ever worked retail can relate. Don’t be these customers, people.

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

Roll Tide.