Thursday, January 31, 2008  
Finally finished...
Well, they made the announcement yesterday, and our new offensive coordinator is Jim McElwain from Fresno State. He's a helluva quarterbacks coach, from what I've read, and the proof is in the pudding. I'll be interested to see exactly how he works with John Parker Wilson and Star Jackson this season. You can read some background information, along with the story from the press conference, here.

There's a very telling line from the Press-Register's article about the hiring. "The Crimson Tide's new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach will hit the recruiting trail today. There are no two-week notices in collegiate coaching, especially with National Signing Day a week away." Ain't that the truth. Screw packing your bags and all that. Just go buy some clothes with your new pay raise and get in the car. You've got a trip to Foley lined up my friend.

Of course, you've definitely gotta like Pat Hill's comment about all of it. Simply put, "there aren't too many Alabamas."

Ian chimes in on what I've thought all along - it's still going to be offense by committee. Saban knows what wins in the SEC, so he'll stick with that, while letting McElwain focus on improving John Parker Wilson as a quarterback. He's a senior now, so there may not be much that can be done...but we shall see.

After finding out that we landed McElwain as OC, we also found out that we got a commitment from Glenn Harbin, a 6'6" 250lb DE from McGill-Toolen. Helluva pick up. That's one more 4-star to add to the list. Read his bio on Rivals here.

Alonzo Lawrence is also set to announce tomorrow, and EVERYBODY, including coaches and family, expect him to commit to Alabama. This is another helluva pickup because he's a damn good shut-down corner. We need another one of those, on the opposite side of Kareem, next year.

Comments: I am sorry I have to disagree about this offense by committee mess. I have talked to many in the know and also read info from Jess Nicholas of Tidefans and Brian Curtis of CSTV and there is a consensus that CNS will give JM a much longer leash with the offense. I mean surely JM told CNS he wanted most of the control of the O before he would come. The offense by committee is just an accident waiting to happen IMO. One man needs to run the show.
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