I haven't watched the Simpsons in forever, but somebody said that this morning as both of my phones rang at the same time in my office. Haha. Yup - it's gonna be one of those days.
There's not a lot on the plate for today. The NCAA tournament was awesome last night. Watching Bruce Pearl get smacked around by a real coach (Mr. Pitino) was great. North Carolina proved that they may be the best in the country, and West Virginia showed that the Alexander kid is really just about all that they've got. Once he left with his 5th foul, the team went in the tank. I was impressed with Western Kentucky's effort against UCLA, but, of course, UCLA's too good to get beat by a team from a mid-major conference. I hate the Bruins.
Anyway, tonight we've got Memphis vs Michigan State, Stanford vs Texas, Kansas vs Villanova, and Davidson vs Wisconsin. I'm gonna be pulling for Memphis, Stanford, Villanova and Davidson. Yup yup. Of course, it's likely that none of those teams will win, but we shall see.
Bama's transition to a new defensive coordinator (yeah, right) has gone completely unnoticed. It hasn't affected the scheme or the playbook, or who is working with who, or anything like that. It's just a title change, which, in the grand scheme of things, doesn't matter. The players are doing much better this time around, as opposed to this time last year when they didn't know where they were supposed to be. It's a pleasant change to have confident kids, even if half of them won't be starting by the time fall gets here. I mean, will all the incoming star studded freshmen, it'll be tough to not give them the playing time if they're just better at it.
Glen Coffee's more than likely going to be the starting tailback this season, but for spring, he's sporting a no-contact jersey. Coaches are trying to be careful with him because of his offseason shoulder surgery, but looking at the way he ran last year, he's the closest thing to an every-down back that we've got. It'll still be running-back-by-committee though, so don't think something's going to change. :-)
ESPN.com has an article about how Coach Saban is preparing Alabama to start competing with the past Alabama teams. Everyone knows he'll have this team playing great football by '09, but we're hoping it'll be even sooner than that. This past recruiting class was the type that championships are made from - so we'll see if he can continue the climb to the top. Read more here.
JaMychal Green had a good showing in limited minutes in the high school all-american game last night. Read more about it here.
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