Happy Friday, everyone. The diamonds will be empty in Tuscaloosa this weekend as softball travels to #10/8 Arkansas, while baseball travels to Texas A&M.
Najee Harris had some choice words for Todd McShay, who noted that Najee’s production increased in his last two seasons.
Schefter asked Harris what he thought of McShay’s remarks.
“I think he can kiss my ass,” Harris replied. “How is he going to say he saw better production?
“I didn’t play freshman and sophomore year. So, I didn’t have an opportunity to show I can catch. It’s not because I can’t. It’s because I wasn’t in the game to show I could catch. Let’s stop looking at the stats sheet and watch the game.”
Besides his immense talent, Najee has a superstar personality. Some NFL team is going to be very lucky to land him.
In practice notes, Saban seems happy with the WRs.
“I’ve seen improvement in both guys,” Saban said. “Javon Baker plays with a lot of toughness. He’s a very physical guy. I think he has a much better grasp of the offense this year, so his mental errors are way down. His production is up, which I think is a good thing. Ziggy is kind of a jack of all trades. He can play about all the positions, and he’s pretty good doing them all. He’s got some ability to return punts, so he’s made really nice progress. He has experience, he knows what to do. I think he can always go in the game and help out whenever he’s called on.”
Needless to say, the development of this position is critical to the success of the 2021 squad.
On the recruiting trail, Alabama recently offered a four star tight end... from Idaho?
“There are a lot of hybrid tight ends that are more big-bodied receivers that will never be able to block a linebacker in their life,” Huffman said. “And there are a lot of guys that are fantastic blockers that can’t run routes to save their lives. Colston is kind of a blend of a traditional, run-blocking tight end with a new-wave, pass-catching tight end.
“You see a lot of one or the other. You don’t see a lot of guys who can do both. And when you do, that’s why Alabama comes calling.”
Just goes to show that when it comes to talent, Saban has eyes everywhere and keeps them peeled. He just fries the competition and smashes their confidence.
NFL Network put out some nice film on Patrick Surtain II.
Pat is one of the highest floor players in this draft.
Last, the most Gumpalicious headline you will read today.
It would go on the northwest side of the stadium in the vicinity of the corner of University Boulevard and Wallace Wade Avenue. UA will construct a 6-foot, 4-inch precast pedestal for Tuska with a paver apron surrounding it. The architectural drawings show the plaza nestled into the corner of the open lot once occupied by a fraternity house. A sign welcoming visitors to the campus currently occupies the location.
The statue depicts the elephant looking skyward with his two front feet slightly off the ground and trunk fully extended. It measures 19 feet, 1 inch to the tip of the trunk, according to the UA documents detailing the project.
Can’t wait to see that beast.
That’s about it for today. Have a great weekend.