Thursday, April 03, 2008  
My eyes burn...
from lack of sleep, man. My daughter woke up around midnight, and proceeded to stay up, wanting to play and scream, etc, until about 3am. She turns 3 in August, so for right now she's still in the terrible twos. This sucks. She's still cute as a button though.

Somebody over at TideSports has posted a video of Gene Stallings, and boy is it good. So good, in fact, that I'm gonna go ahead and repost it right here.

If you live in Memphis and are interested in hearing Coach talk for a lil while, try and make it out to Hope Presbyterian here in Memphis on Saturday, April 19th from 8am-9:30. Tickets are only $10, and you can find all the information here.

Coach Saban had some good things to say about the players' mental toughness, especially since yesterday was one of the warmer days they've had out there in pads. He said a lot of guys showed that they've got what it takes to fight through the external elements that shouldn't affect you. Good work guys. Read more here.

Ian talks about Kareem and Javier being the two corners and having to become the leaders at cornerback for everyone else to look up to, instead of looking up to somebody else, like Simeon Castille.

Drew Davis has made a hell of a move at right tackle, moving ahead of Taylor Pharr in practice. Davis wasn't very highly recruited, but he's worked his tail off, and he's getting better. Read more about how they're holding up at the position. Until I see something different, I'm still going to assume that Tyler Love is going to take over that position as soon as he steps on the field in August.

The Press-Register brings up a good point that I had not even thought about - the Tide's shortage at linebacker is not as huge a deal as we once though. Last season, we played a nickel package 60% of the time, which means we didn't have all 4 linebackers on the field, and in all actuality, we had only 2 linebackers for a good portion, because we played 4 down linemen. With more teams installing the spread offense, it is possible that we'll see the nickel quite a bit more this season.

Jimmy Johns's move to linebacker is still drawing rave reviews. Everybody thinks this is going to work out perfectly - including Jimmy. Read more here.

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