The NCAA enforcement staff will focus on football recruiting in a new way in the coming months, a project Vice President of Enforcement Julie Roe Lach has discussed with member institutions and the media since assuming her new position last fall. Five investigators from major-enforcement and two from the agents, gambling and amateurism staff will spend the next several months building relationships in the football recruiting world (both scholastic and non-scholastic) and gathering information about what is happening in that sport. AGA Director Rachel Newman Baker will lead the group. The intent is to make sure the enforcement staff becomes as knowledgeable about football recruiting as it has grown to be about basketball recruiting.NCAA: Enforcement to give football a closer look
I came across this interview McCelroy did on the front page of AOL Sports. He discusses defining moments of his career and the nature of the team at the time.
These kicks loom large in Bama history.
JaMychal Green scored on a tip-in with .3 seconds left to lift Alabama to a 51-49, come-from-behind victory over rival Auburn on Wednesday night. Alabama completed the series sweep and has its best SEC record at this point since also starting out 11-2 during the 1986-87 season. The Tide has already clinched the Western Division title and entered the game tied atop the league standings with No. 13 Florida, which plays Georgia Thursday night.ESPN: Alabama 51, Auburn 49
Hi Roll 'Bama Roll, I've actually never interviewed any Bama alum before, so I think it's about time. Let me introduce myself... My name is Max Strauss, I'm a high school student in the eleventh grade. I started a site interviewing NFL players last April. It's been very successful. I had a chance recently to talk with Ozzie Newsome. I work really hard to interview players in my spare time, and I had a blast talking with Ozzie. Here is the link: http://prointerviews.org/2011/02/21/OzzieNewsome If you all would share your thoughts on Ozzie and thoughts on the interview below, that would be awesome!! Thank you so much for letting me share, -Max Strauss-
This looks pretty serious.
I know it isn't Alabama related, but it is awesome nonetheless. It is the off season.
Those eight former UGA players were invited to this year’s Combine ties UGA with LSU for the most invitees in the SEC this year, a sign that the talent level in Athens has not dipped the way some might suggest after a 6-7 season. After all, the past two national champions – Alabama and Auburn – each had five players invited. Here’s invite totals for the entire SEC: Georgia (8), LSU (8), Florida (7), South Carolina (7), Alabama (5), Auburn (5), Arkansas (4), Mississippi State (4), Kentucky (2), Ole Miss (2), Tennessee (2) and Vanderbilt (0). In addition, three former Georgia Tech players were invited.UGA leads SEC into NFL Combine I'm sure it seems like we keep cracking on UGA around here for their...uh, disappointing last few seasons, but I feel like its a lesson that needs to be hammered home especially in light of our own recent recruiting successes. Yes, all those flashy stars next to their names are nice, but unless a) they are getting the right coaching and b) coachable, those stars simply do not translate into production on the field. So as we crow about another top rated recruiting class and salivate over whatever signee we think is going to be the next super stud on the team, think about the coach standing on the sideline who spent all of spring & fall teaching him to do what he's doing to the best of his ability and be thankful.
"The Tide celebrated a little too much in the final minutes. Seldom-used reserves Jason Reese and Shawn Taylor were both whistled for technical fouls for hanging on the rim, and even Gottfried couldn’t restrain a grin after the 6-foot-2 Reese’s dunk." http://espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=250610333
A pretty in-depth interview here on Sporting News Radio as we gear up to take on the Auburn Tigers tonight.