Goin to TJ Mulligan's tonight to watch my buddies Zach and Chris play some acoustic tunes. Zach's the bass player for a band called Shinedown. Check them out at myspace.com/shinedown if you haven't heard them. They're pretty good.
DJ Hall met with the media yesterday, and contrary to several internet reports, he has not left the team, he will play in the bowl game, and he is on record as saying he's not a bad guy. No, he never go into any fights with John Parker Wilson. No, he's never started arguments with anyone in the locker room. None of that stuff is true. "People probably say I ain't the greatest guy around here," said Hall, who noted that most of the Internet-based attacks came when the team was struggling. "There are a lot of things people don't see. I hope people don't think I'm a bad person. But I think some people do."
The team has been working on the fundamentals the past few days, and they will begin implementing the game plan for Colorado at today's practice.
Jimmy Johns is already showing a good ability to play linebacker. He's got the instincts to be able to really contribute at the position. Just ask Glen Coffee. Haha. Read more here.
Andrew Bone has a pretty good article up about the Tide's commitment pickups just before the recruiting dead period. Picking up Chris Jordan and Robby Green just before the break really boosted the Tide's recruiting ranking, and helped Bama build some more momentum heading into January. Read more here.
Beano Cook was on Finebaum yesterday and was absolutely hysterical. It was a great interview with quotes like "the three best conferences in football are the AFC, the NFC, and the SEC" and "If the coaches in the SEC were generals in the Pentagon, the Iraq war would be over." Good stuff. Take a listen over at Finebaum.com.
You wanna know who's excited about 'Bama playing in Shreveport? Nick Saban is excited. He's ready to get back out there and coach after being off for a few weeks to go out and recruit some more talent. The kids coming in are just incredible, but the kids that are still on this team can start over and play a one-game season in the Independence Bowl. For once, this game is the only one that matters. Just win, baby.
Don't forget to go and vote for the Pontiac Game Changing Performance for this year. Voting ends on January 11th, 2008, and you can vote once per week, starting on Sundays. Go vote here.
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