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And speaking of basketball: are you serious? I mean, really. Wofford? No, you didn't lose, but good lord. How many opportunities can you possibly get to put a game away, and you miss like 80% of your free throws in the final two minutes? Ridiculous. Here's some stats that should scare you. Alabama shot 8 of 17 from the freethrow line. Wofford shot 10 of 14 from 3-point range in the first half. Alabama was out-rebounded 38-27 in the game. This does not look good.
But, with the win, Alabama moves up to #102 in the RPI. Much better than the 200-something that we were at after the loss to Belmont.
Jimmy Johns has finally moved to linebacker, just in time for his senior season. And it was just like my dad told me at the beginning of the year. He said "Jimmy Johns won't play a down of football until he personally goes to Coach and tells him that he wants to play and that he doesn't care where." He brought up the idea to Coach, and, in my opinion, that means he'll play harder to get on the field. I think this move will do wonders for this team.
Terry Bowden REALLY wants the West Virginia job. Yes, I've heard the rumors about Saban. I will go ahead and say this - I'll do like Finebaum. If Saban leaves Bama to coach West Virginia, then I will stop posting on this blog. I'll start a new one called "ScrewCollegeCoaches.com."
Chris Jackson, one of Georgia's most productive high school receivers in history, committed to Alabama this morning. Even better than that - he'll be an early enrollee, so he'll count towards the 2007 class.
Barry Saunders, a writer for the News Observer, calls Duke University "spineless" for not hiring a black coach. Riiiight. Read more here. This is beyond the realm of laughable. This is like coma-inducing-because-i-can't-stop-laughing type funny.
There are 12 major college basketball projections on the web - and Alabama is actually found in one of them. Basketball Predictions has Alabama as a 12 seed, as of Sunday evening. If we can pick up 4 wins this week, including victories over Missouri State and Purdue, then that prediction will look much better.
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