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    Re: Rolando McClain wants a comeback opportunity

    John Greenleaf Whittier: "For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been!"

    Success in any endeavor in life is about more than ability....
  2. Thread: SEC Media Day

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    Re: SEC Media Day

    That one statement explained so much...we thought we could cakewalk through the playoffs and even the coaches got caught up in their own agendas. Full loyalty is rare...even with high salaries and 2...
  3. News Article: Re: SEC needs to evolve football scheduling amid athletic department budget cuts

    I had an under 40 friend who is a big sports fan say to me: "I would rather do something than sit and watch someone else do something." That's a big sentiment for a lot of young adults...
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    ADMIN NOTE: Re: New front page and coming updates

    I like it, especially since CAJ's picture doesn't come up on my computer screen every time I visit....LOL!
  5. Re: "The Defense Will Be Weak....Because Of Inexperience" - A Look Back At 1979

    I too lived that year...and you nailed it. Thanks for the memories...
  6. Re: Bama Player Passes Away

    I see someone already did...tough morning...flying out to B'ham in a little while.
  7. Re: Bama Player Passes Away

    Sorry about that...can anyone edit the title to say "Former Bama Player...?"
  8. Former Bama Player Jack McKewen, Jr Passes Away

    Jack McKewen, Jr., a graduate of Shades Valley who played OL at Bama from 66-69 died on Monday evening. He had numerous injuries which kept him from starting, but he was a devoted and beloved player...
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    2020 Prospect: Re: Bama Reoffers Nadab Joseph (Now in JUCO)

    Too we often we judge these kids on the basis of very little information...I daresay my academics would not have been in shape if I had experienced what he has. Pulling for him all the way, no...
  10. Question: Re: Will Bama ever return to a physical running game?

    We're not them...and the games we have lost that were meaningful were because we scored quickly and gave the ball back to the other's chess and the moves are critical...
  11. Question: Re: Will Bama ever return to a physical running game?

    The advantage to being a running team is twofold:
    1. You wear out the opponent and they eventually give up.
    2. You play defense with offense -- keeping the ball and controlling the clock and...
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    Re: Dabo Hires Tater Tot as a Graduate Assistant

    As a Samford grad myself I had a good relationship with the oldest brother, Steve -- he and I went to undergrad and seminary together. Back in B'ham in 1985-90 we often played racquet ball together....
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    Re: Sling tv for bama ball?

    I have ATT and Uverse and like them both...but in 2 years I want you to negotiate my contract. They did drop it by 25%, but it sounds like you did even better.
  14. Re: Do you remember the down years for Alabama football?

    Do I remember them? They are permanently etched in my brain cells...late 60's....late 80's...mid 90's to always remember the losses more than the wins...always.
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    Re: Kirby Still Using Dirty Recruiting Methods

    CPB was also known to say that to recruits...and for the top tier coaches, that is true.

    On another note -- back from 3 weeks in Europe on a River Cruise...what a great vacation! Lots of...
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    Link: Re: Jarrett Stidham Hurt His Stock at Auburn

    GM is a very good recruiter -- and offensive coach when you allow his OL to block 5 yards downfield -- as has been proven ad nauseum. Given AU's "resources" he will always have good athletes -- even...
  17. Re: Will Blazer's Comments Get Any Traction (about Bama football)?

    As long as you have college athletes who may one day turn pro...and need agents...this will go on. Doesn't mean the schools knew about it or did everything they could to stop it. Just means that it...
  18. Re: Alabama, Oklahoma announce future home-and-home

    I'll be 82-83 -- and if family history means anything I'll not be here...none of my grandfathers lived past 65 and my own father died at 77.
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    Re: Dabo wants to play UGA every year

    That ought to tell you what he thinks of CKS's coaching ability...or maybe a little overconfidence on his part. Interesting.
  20. Re: Is this the most doubt you've felt headed into a season?

    Amen...Melvinm --- you must be pretty young. Us oldtimers can remember seasons where we dreaded what we knew was coming. I'm probably more pumped than ever...ready to see what CNS has put together.
  21. Re: At Least 47 Indicted in Nationwide College Admissions Cheating and Recruiting Sch

    Arab proverb: "The dogs bark but the caravan moves on..." The money train known as NCAA basketball and football will never be derailed by ethics...see the UNC case and now this. Time to move on to...
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    News Article: Re: Alabama Hires Nate Oats From Buffalo

    This was Duke's achilles heel and everyone knew it...they were streaky and that didn't work against a talented and experienced team like MSU. I hope/trust that NO has a plan to teach our athletes...
  23. Re: Per Finebaum-Rift between Coach Saban and smart:link

    It's called "don't air your dirty laundry in public..." Or, be nice when you may have to come back...
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    News Article: Re: Alabama Hires Nate Oats From Buffalo

    He singled handedly turned around UA basketball...a legend in my understanding.
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    News Article: Re: Alabama Hires Nate Oats From Buffalo

    I have waited until this am and I love this hire:

    1. Unconnected to our program -- not in debt to anyone around all the losing we have had.
    2. Energy and enthusiasm -- MG, AG and AJ were not...
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