"When the Bulldogs needed to fill a vacancy for an on-campus recruiting coordinator (isn't that the same job that Petrino's volleyball player girlfriend had?), the Bulldogs passed over a variety of analysts in the recruiting space to hire a man who was most recently serving as the director of Under Armour football camps in the state, who happened to have one key prior role on his resume: He formerly coached the nation's top recruit, Loganville (Ga.) Grayson High defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, early in the top prospect's career." What a coincident!
SB Nation's guest correspondent Trent Richardson gets fellow teammate Brandon Weeden in front of the camera to discuss their upcoming season together, including how they will fare in the cold weather, how Weeden was able to steal his number, and where the Browns will be at the end of the season.
"Every video I put on, Mark Barron dominated the competition" - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Greg Schiano.
So just to let you know who we have on the mound for super regional, Jackie could be the hardest player on campus in any sport. Her official U.A ends her page with this nugget "won the 2006 Junior League World Series where she pitched a one-hit shutout and hit two home runs ... was bit by a shark that required 23 stitches but pitched with the injury in Oklahoma City nationals in 2008." that's right bite by a shark but still pitched not much later.
In which Todd continues to talk a lot of $#%& about rival SEC coaches (this week Bobby Petrino!), recruiting, the desire to land a truly elite nose guard one of these days, naming my firstborn son after Terrence Cody, and some other stuff I'm forgetting. Hope y'all will all stop by and comment!
Billy Varner was Coach Bryant's longtime driver/assistant/bodyguard. He's 76 now and the effects of a stroke have severely affected his memory. ESPN writer Wright Thompson has penned a very moving account of Varner's struggles which becomes a metaphor for the fading memory of Coach Bryant and the cost of his legendary status among Alabama fans. I don't agree with Thompson's final assessment that the truth about Coach Bryant is in danger of being lost due to a desire to preserve some kind of God-cult. That's partly because Coach Bryant was always a man in complete control of how people perceived him and not hesitant to use it for his own ends. The truth about him was always tough to pin down and contradictions were an essential part of his nature. Moreover it seems farcical to posit that just buying a piece of houndstooth apparel blinds you to the humanity of a man by default, as the writer seems to suggest. Still, there is no escaping the fact that the number of people who knew Coach Bryant on an intimate basis are dwindling fast and the memory of him is being lost apace. If nothing else, this piece is worth reading to remember that.
Murray was a very good defensive back for the Crimson Tide in the late 1970s, and on the latest episode of Crimson Replay's Time Capsule podcast, he talks about the legendary Goal-Line Stand against Penn State, including Don McNeal's amazing play...which bailed him out and saved the national title.
Reuben Foster Highlights - Alabama and Auburn in Recruiting Battle
If Saban were to flip this kid, get Nkemdiche and hold on to Foster, Allen and the rest of the class...wow. It should be par for the course for me by now, but I still can't believe the recruiting machine that Bama has become because of Saban & Co. Roll Tide!