I mean, seriously...I get all my hopes up and whatnot, and then read about the possibility of hiring Joe Pendry? The Tuscaloosa News, who has easily been the most reliable newspaper regarding this story to date, reported that this morning. Pendry was most recently the offensive line coach and offensive coordinator for the Houston Texans in 2005 -- yes, the team that went 2-14. Yes, that team. He is now out of football, living in Indiana, hangin out...you know.
Then, of course, the Birmingham News is still talking about Major Applewhite and Tom Clements. Not sure what's up with Louisville's staff either.
I did hear Jimmy Sexton on Sportstime here in Memphis this morning around 8:30, and he said that Coach Saban already has 6 coaches hired, and will be bringing in probably 5 more. He said the remaining ones will be BIG names, and that they can all recruit...said that's the biggest priority -- recruiting. Can't win big time games without big time players, according to him. Sexton said that he would expect an announcement by Thursday on the coaching staff.
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