I turned on the Women's GulfSouth Tournament this morning (why, I don't know) and watched a little bit of Delta State and Arkansas Tech in the tournament championship game.
I believe that Delta State's coach will be Alabama's next women's head coach. No, Stephanie Smith hasn't been fired yet, but you have to assume that she'll be gone as soon as they line something else up. Sandra Rushing, the current coach at DII Delta State, has a record of 114-35 during her time at the school. She's currently 28-0 and has the school ranked number one in the country. She played at Alabama in the 80s, and has plenty of head coaching experience, including some time at UTEP, where, though she had an overall losing record, she had the most victories in school history. Read more about her here.
Also, since the Alabama men snuck out a win against Vanderbilt yesterday in overtime, we are now the 5 seed in the west, which puts us against Florida in the SEC Tournament on Thursday in the first round. Florida has lost 7 of their last 10 games, including the last three straight, including two at home. We're playing at 6:30pm that day, and if we come up with a win there, we would play Mississippi State in the 2nd round. State's hot, but beatable.
As ridiculous as it sounds, we've got a shot to actually win this tournament. If we can get by Mississippi State, we would get to play either Ole Miss, Georgia, or Kentucky (without Patrick Patterson) in the semifinals. Sounds like fun, right? Then we'd have to worry about probably Vandy, Arkansas, or Tennessee...all of which we've played well this season (going 2-2 against them).
Oh yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.
¶ 12:25 PM