Last night's Crimson Caravan was absolutely outstanding. The guys at Bama on the Bluff (the local Alumni chapter) did a wonderful job, and we hope to have many more events like this in Memphis in the near future.
Coach Saban is an absolutely magnificent speaker. His talks fire you up and get you motivated more than anybody that I've ever heard. It's almost mesmerizing. Funny thing is, he's preaching the same things that I've been taught my whole life. Simple things like the following:
1) Do your job. Be accountable and handle your responsibilities to the best of your ability. Be disciplined.
2) What happens to everyone else should not affect what we do or how we work. The scoreboard doesn't matter.
3) Be a leader.
4) Stay positive and always give your best effort.
5) Be classy.
6) Don't just be "good enough." Dominate all the time.
It's things like that that I've been taught by my father from the time I was born. It's good to hear it coming from the Capstone again. That stuff comes straight from the book of Bear Bryant. Always has, always will.
I was kinda curious why Coach Mal Moore was not there last night. Not sure what happened with that. The Dean of the College of Engineering was outstanding. That guy's a motivator, and is incredibly high energy to be a Dean. Haha. The Volleyball coach was outstanding as well, along with the head honcho of the National Alumni Association. Eli Gold did a much better-than-expected job as emcee of the event.
Overall, a very good night. I got to meet Chris Wallace, GM of the Memphis Grizzlies. He and Lionel Hollins, the head coach of the Grizz, were there with their wives. Also met Warren St. John, author of Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer. Everyone was incredibly nice. Made me want football season to be here even more. Haha.
I'm sure I'll have more to post soon enough. Have a great hump day!
¶ 8:55 AM
Thanks for the update. Sounds like you had a great time. Sorry I didn't get to read your post yesterday....very busy. I'll be in Memphis on May 15th for the blues and BBQ! # posted by paul4tide : 12:09 PM
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