Well, the Tide played decent last night, but just couldn't pull it out. Again, giving up 12 threes was a killer. Also, missing 11 of 27 foul shots was a killer. At one point, with under 3 minutes left, we were down two, and had missed 9 foul shots. Always gotta look at the "what ifs." Regardless, Tennessee was clutch, and we were not. We had a billion turnovers, shot poorly from three, gave up way too many threes, only hit 59% from the free throw line, and were still in the game. Again - "what if."
Seriously though. Tennessee hit 9 of 12 from 3 point range in the 2nd half. Who does that? I don't think kids can do that even in warm ups with nobody on them. Read Ian's blog here.
Got an e-mail this morning telling me that WNSP in Mobile is reporting that the South Alabama head coaching job is down to Kevin Steele and Dan McCarney. Here's hoping it's McCarney. Steele's a helluva recruiter, so I would hate to see him go. Of course, if he's gone, I'm sure Kirby Smart would move up to DC and we'd just bring in another position coach.
KMPH in Fresno, CA is reporting that McElwain to Bama is a done deal, unless he has a last minute change of heart. It is also being reported at BamaOnline.com, which is generally pretty reliable. They're havng a press conference in Fresno this morning to make some announcements regarding the situation, so we'll have to wait until it's official. Press conference is at 11am CST.
If you've been wondering where Rush Propst went, he's coaching at Colquitt County in Georgia now, which is in one of the toughest high school football divisions in the country. Read the article from the Atlanta Journal Constitution here.
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