Notes: Tide returns to work & other items

It is back to work Monday for the Alabama Crimson Tide; Spring Break is over, and spring drills resume. The Crimson Tide work three days in advance of a Saturday scrimmage, according to the Dothan Eagle. Saban will appear two times in front of the media this week with one of those set for Saturday after the scrimmage.

In this column, Ken Rogers of the Dothan Eagle examines the four areas of special interest. He says the Crimson Tide will seek answers to questions on special teams, in the secondary, with the linebackers and on the offensive line—included in the offensive line talk is the need to replace reliable tight end Colin Peek. The column is a nice synopsis of the questions on everyone’s mind. However, fans will no doubt need to wait as spring unfolds for a few of the answers.

The status of the Alabama football program
Over the weekend I had a conversation with an Alabama fan about the state of the program. He remained happy over the last year. And who can blame him? After all that time wandering in the wilderness, the promised land of the national championship was as perfect as imagined. He asked what I thought of things. I told him that while there remained problems within the athletic department administration, that I have never been happier about the leadership of the football program. How long it lasts is anyone’s guess (my guess is four or five years), but fans are living in a new Golden Age of Alabama football. Enjoy.

Lingerie football
Apparently the Lingerie Football League has expanded into Baltimore. According to the Sports Economist, the new team will be known as the Baltimore Charm. And yes, this is just an excuse to post a few Lingerie Football photographs:


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The Los Angeles Temptation celebrate after defeating the Dallas Desire in the Lingerie Football League conference playoffs at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on February 4, 2010. The Temptation will play the winners of the Miami Caliente and Chicago Bliss game in the Lingerie Bowl on Saturday, February 6. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg Photo via Newscom


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The Los Angeles Temptation defeats the Dallas Desire in the Lingerie Football League conference playoffs at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on February 4, 2010. The Temptation will play the winners of the Miami Caliente and Chicago Bliss game in the Lingerie Bowl on Saturday, February 6. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg Photo via Newscom


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Natalie Jahnke, center for the Los Angeles Temptation, poses for the Media Day press at The Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on February 3, 2010. The Lingerie Football League’s inaugural season concludes this week with playoff games with Miami vs. Chicago, and Dallas vs. Los Angeles on Thursday. The Lingerie Bowl between those winners will be played on Saturday. UPI/Rob Hobson Photo via Newscom