My buddy Moody came over last night to play some more NCAA 08. I've beaten him twice as Alabama against Penn State. We both don't like our starting qbs, so I had Nick Fanuzzi starting, and he had Penn State's backup (can't remember the kid's name). Either way, after taking the first game at Bryant Denny 42-33, then taking the 2nd game in Happy Valley 31-21, this time we played in the Sugar Bowl and I took away a 13-7 victory. Low-scoring, yes. Just how I like it. Fanuzzi is a beast in this game.
Besides watching the game last night between Va Tech and Kansas (when did John Parker start playing for Va Tech?), we watched a good bit of the Iowa Caucus last night. Not sure why, but it surprised me quite a bit that Huckabee won for the Republicans and Obama won for the Democrats. Seemed like an odd mix. I guess we'll see what happens in New Hampshire in a few days. This could be a verrrry interesting race this year.
Tide players do just as much for recruiting as the coaches. The biggest thing about it will always be relationships, and whether a person feels comfortable whenever they come to that campus and talk to people. Coach Saban encourages recruits to take as many unofficial visits to campus as they would like, to get to know the current football players, and learn more about each other. Read more here.
A press conference has been called for this afternoon (not sure what time) regarding the Alabama / Clemson game on Saturday, August 30th, 2008 at the Georgia Dome. It is speculated that they have finally agreed on a deal, and that everything will happen as planned. It will be Clemson's third straight game against an SEC opponent. Hopefully we'll be able to keep up with them. Getting Terrence Cody into school will, of course, be a priority, to help stop their running back tandem.
Larry MacDuff, Texas's defensive coordinator, resigned Wednesday due to "philosophical differences" with Coach Mack Brown. And who did Texas call immediately? Will Muschamp. Muschamp was in Austin last night interviewing for the job. The Birmingham News reported on it initially, but as of today, according to WSFA in Montgomery, and a ton of other sites, Muschamp has signed with the Longhorns.
Tyler Edwards talked to Ian Rapoport about how awesome the recruiting visits are to Alabama. Coach Saban really knows what to do to attract students to the school. :-) Read more.
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