Ok, so basketball was the prototypical Alabama basketball team we've seen for the past decade on Wednesday night. Played a fired up first half and took the lead into the break. Then, as always happens on the road, the home team came out and jacked up a buncha threes, hitting most of them (8 of 11 in the 2nd half, to be exact), and held off a late rally for the win. That, my friends, is why Gottfried is 20-61 on the road. Ridiculous.
And yeah, I know he didn't have Ronald Steele. Who cares. I'm sick of hearing that excuse.
So on to the big news....and I'm sure you've already heard it, but Lance Thompson is leaving Alabama to join the Tennessee coaching staff. Ian talked to AJ McCarron and discussed an incident where Lance interrupted a meeting between AJ, Lane Kiffin, and Ed Orgeron. I believe AJ said it best...
"After they left, (Thompson) started talking about them, saying, 'You better not go to Tennessee of all places,' " McCarron recalled. "Not Tennessee. And then he ends up at Tennessee. And he knows the history from his time here as a player, how Alabama hates Tennessee. But money talks, I guess."
Outside the Sidelines, over at RollBamaRoll.com has a great article up about the staff changes this year. Read up on it here.
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