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A few thoughts from SEC Media Days

Another SEC Media function has come and gone and it is amazing what is has become. Over 1100 media members were credentialed for the event and 33 radio stations did shows from the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. I remember covering this event back in the 1980's when it was much more intimate and coaches would often just stand in the lobby and visit with reporters, often times without notes being taken or cameras r ...

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Spring Sports Excel

The Alabama baseball team had one of it's worst seasons ever and the men's tennis squad didn't have the type of season it had hoped for but the other spring sports teams have had outstanding seasons and several are in the hunt for national championships. Let's begin with softball. Patrick Murphy's team is playing Michigan this week in the Tuscaloosa NCAA Super Regional. If the Tide can take two out of three ...

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Some Random Thoughts On A Wednesday Afternoon

Nick Saban's plan for recruiting and signing top high school players and developing them into NFL prospects is working like a charm. Consider that following Saban's first season in 2007, Alabama didn't have a single player selected in the 2008 NFL draft! Have times changed, or what? In the last four NFL drafts, the Crimson Tide has had 11 first round picks. This year, four players were selected in the first ...

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A few years ago, the thought of more than 90,000 people attending a spring football game would have been unheard of.  Then, Nick Saban arrived at Alabama in January 2007 and that spring, more than 90,000 fans packed Bryant-Denny Stadium. Every year since then, Alabama's A-Day Game has become a state wide event and a major tourist attraction for the city of Tuscaloosa. Each spring, thousands of people conver ...

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