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You gotta love it when a plan comes together.

Yep, Nick Saban’s hire of Junior is already bearing fruit.

Even the presence of Lane Kiffin, Alabama’s new and heralded offensive coordinator, couldn’t help the Crimson Tide keep the one of the best quarterbacks the school has ever recruited.

Ricky Town, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 pro-style QB for 2015, announced on Twitter on Saturday that he had de-committed from Alabama.

The 6-foot-4 quarterback from Ventura, Calif., had committed to Alabama last summer, and the Crimson Tide became nervous when he made an unofficial visit last week to USC (Kiffin’s former employer).

Alabama’s Nick Saban tried to salvage Town’s commitment last week, making a recruiting trip to St. Bonaventure high school. It didn’t work…

Color me shocked.  Evidently a Kiffin-less Southern Cal looks a lot more attractive to Town now.  Go figure.

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Tuesday morning buffet

A few choice morsels to get your day started:

  • The only program in the SEC since 2001 that’s changed less than thirty members of its coaching staff in that time?  Georgia, at seventeen.
  • Seth Emerson has a list of the players from teams Georgia is scheduled to play next season and the underclassmen they lost to the draft here.
  • When it comes to minority hires, Sylvester Croom suggests that athletic directors have moved ahead of head coaches on the curve.
  • It didn’t take long for Tony Brown to become shit that Nick Saban has to make time for.
  • Speaking of Saban, Stewart Mandel makes an interesting point about his hire of Junior:  “Saban’s last two offensive coordinators — Jim McElwain and Doug Nussmeier — worked in relative anonymity. But with Kiffin, I have no doubt he will get the requisite praise or blame for the Crimson Tide’s offensive performance.”  I wonder if that will turn out to be a feature or a bug.
  • Hal Mumme lands his seventh head coaching job.
  • Supposedly FSU was willing to go toe to toe with Georgia on Jeremy Pruitt’s salary, but couldn’t come up with the jack to outbid Mississippi State for Geoff Collins’ services.  Interesting.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Thank you, blogging gods.  Much appreciated.

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I love it when a plan comes together.

Nick Saban, you have it within your power to make this blogger a happy, happy man.  Junior at ‘Bama would be a dream come true.  Don’t blow this opportunity.  Do it for the children bloggers.  Please, please, please…

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A match made in heaven (if heaven were hell, that is)

Be still, my heart.  The possibilities are tantalizing.

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The WWL just can’t help it.

Joining ESPN Gameday this week… Junior.

I’d rather listen to Condi Rice talk about college football.

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His-toe-ree.

I always love it when a plan comes together.

Tech loses and the genius looks bad in the process, Georgia wins another thriller and Junior gets canned.  Man, a weekend doesn’t get much better than that.

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Friday morning buffet

Big game tomorrow… you need your energy.

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Mark Richt has lost control of Junior’s plan.

Seriously, the wheels are coming off the USC wagon fast.

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UPDATE:  Nobody knows, for the win!

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Tight, tighter, tightest

We haven’t had a reader poll in a while.  Here’s an easy one:  which coach has the tightest sphincter in college football right now?  I’ll give you a choice of three.

  • Mack Brown, who’s in full “remain calm, all is well” mode after firing his defensive coordinator two games into the season;
  • Junior, who announced his latest starting quarterback decision with one of the more awkward videos you’ll see; or
  • Boom, who’s elected after Florida’s embarrassing loss to Miami to keep his coaching staff and players away from the media.

Remember, there are no wrong answers here.

Feel free to explain yourselves in the comments.

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