By Hunter Ford
Rest in peace UAB football, your life was short and full of turmoil.
Your passing comes as no surprise to those close to the scene. The Blazer football program was young, but suffered a lifelong illness.
It appeared to be recovering this year, with increased attendance and a bowl-eligible 6-6 record on the field.
The question now is will UAB football be the lone casualty of shake-ups in major college football? Will other programs either discontinue football, or downgrade to lower divisions?
Some Alabama fans will mourn for the loss of UAB football; some will feel a sense of satisfaction in the demise of a program with a fan base that was largely antagonistic to the Crimson Tide.
The majority of Alabama fans probably don’t care one way or the other. Those folks are simply awaiting the SEC Championship game this weekend and hoping for the birth of another Crimson Tide national championship.
A funeral for the Blazers won’t be part of their weekend plans.