Monday Crimson Tide links

Another day, another fine example of how pathetic AT&T is. On to a few items of note:

AU $pending: Auburn more than doubled Alabama in spending to recruit recent football and basketball talent

The commentary writes itself. I’ll leave it to the commenters to have fun with this.

The Press-Register continues its work with this piece, ADs: Air travel a primary reason for discrepancy in recruiting costs for Auburn and Alabama

Kiffin Watch: Kiffin will be in Media Days spotlight
“Also, Kiffin has already met his objective of raising Tennessee’s profile, so there’s little to gain by firing of another verbal jab or two.”

Am I the only one that thinks Tennessee already was a high profile team with an outstanding reputation and that it didn’t need cheap tricks to gain publicity?

Scholarship Numbers: Is Davidson’s Jermaine Preyear next in UA’s wave of attrition?

RBR examines NCAA bylaws regarding scholarships: “Before we get into deep bylaws nerdery, I want to re-emphasize that the primary problem with the reports and articles about the situation is that we have, quite literally, no idea what’s going on in Tuscaloosa…The first thing that jumped out at me in reading through Section 15 is how much of it is tailored to keeping schools from screwing players. My gut feeling when all of this started last season was that, if this was really a problem, and people were really getting screwed, it is impossible that we wouldn’t have heard about it from a scorned former player somewhere along the way. After reading this section, I feel that even more strongly and I can also see why Coaches seem to have kept their noses clean.”

It is worth reading as it furthers the discourse regarding oversigning and college football.

Basketball: From al.com, “Detailing the intricacies of a full-court pressing defense – a concept long foreign in Tuscaloosa – Grant addressed state high school basketball coaches Friday at Von Braun Center as part of All-Star Sports Week.”

Finebaum under attack
Such media luminaries as Josh Moon and some other dumbass from CBS Sports are on the warpath. I guess it is fine for Moon and his ilk to attack Saban, but you can’t say anything bad about other coaches. From CBS: “And then Finebaum, a third-rate hack with a fascination for fiction, wrote the same thing last week.”

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  1. 1
    almightytmc1

    well, there you go.. If Josh Moon said it… it must be true.

    The best way to raise UTs profile? Fire Lane Kiffin.

    And as far as the Recruiting spending goes… But damn those are some expensive complimentary chocolates under the pillow case.

  2. 2
    Pluto

    I was watching the the Mike Raita “Circle Jerk” show last night when it was announced that Ian Rapoport was leaving the Birmingham News for the Boston Herald. Guess this payroll reduction will pay for Victor Hanson the 20th’s car allowance for another month or two.
    I’m just wondering if it matters. Ian’s legacy for my 2 cents is propping up Mike Shula. That was hands down – some of the sorriest journalism I’ve ever read. ( Scarbo’s love affair with Gottfried comes in a close second.)
    Is there anybody left at The News that go down there and be honest and objective ?
    Hell No.

  3. 3
    Indiana Vol

    “The best way to raise UTs profile? Fire Lane Kiffin.”

    If you Crimson Turd Morons thought Phil Fulmer was tough on Bammer, just wait until Lane Kiffin and the Vols are up to speed and start owning the dirty, cheating bastards from Tuscaloser again. You idiots will be wishing Fulmer was back!

    rammer-jammer; yeller-hammer; GO TO HELL ALABAMMER!

  4. 5
    finebammer

    pluto, before rappaport was zoomed by perk the jerk in the juwan simpson story i thought his writing was sophomoric.

    hearing him ask questions at pressers proved it. i mean, if you can’t do any better than that, hire shane.

    (just kidding about hiring shane. his head’ll get so big, the county commission will have to move out of the county)

    but seriously, rappaport is just a tiny example of why the b’ham news can’t be trusted anymore and their subscriptions show it.

    if you can’t be trusted with the little things……………..

    look how the editorial board’s carrying the water for the county commission.

    it’s sickening.

    getting up on sunday morning and reading the paper while drinking coffee on my front porch used to be one of my favorite little things.

    i’ve replaced the paper with the capstone report.

    (when cappy can squeeze in a post!)

  5. 6
    Pluto

    I hear you guy. Took me less than 10 minutes to look through the Sunday Paper.
    Today’s copy ? The Vol Moron from Elkhart could read that one in 20 minutes with his lips moving.

  6. 7
    Carl

    Sux Vol…………….

    Your comments are starting to border on insanity. I guess that’s to be expected from a sux vol though, huh?

    Y’all are bout to become the laughing stock of not only the SEC, but entire College Football world.

    Wallow in it idiot!

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