Is Jimmy Sexton the Nick Saban of coaches’ agents, or is Nick Saban the Jimmy Sexton of agents’ coaches?
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Twitter is more shit that Nick Saban doesn’t have time for.
… But where the Crimson Tide really stuck it to the Rebels was with a little inside intel thanks to Tyler Siskey, Alabama’s assistant director of football operations. Siskey was on the Ole Miss staff last season as director of recruiting development. He was in the Alabama coaches’ booth for the game with a set of binoculars, and even though Ole Miss changed up its signals, there weren’t many times that the Tide were fooled by what the Rebels were doing offensively. As ESPN analyst Todd Blackledge noted during the broadcast, Siskey’s knowledge of the Ole Miss offense was a big asset to an already imposing Alabama defense in its preparation for the game. The Tide might not have had the Rebels’ signals, but they were sure locked in to the Rebels’ tendencies on offense and played lights-out in shutting out a Hugh Freeze-coached team for the first time in his college career.
It’s not having the intel that makes Saban Saban. It’s publicizing what he did with it that does.
Big game tomorrow… you need your energy.
- Georgia-LSU: it’s hammer time.
- Everybody’s enjoying Junior’s embarrassing loss to Wazzou.
- Nick Saban blames the fans for making his team “anxious”. Jeebus.
- Arkansas to TAMU: you can bring the band to the game, but we won’t let them play at halftime.
- Saban says the reason ‘Bama cancelled the Michigan State series is because the neutral site games his team plays are better for business.
- With two teams facing off that don’t run the spread, I get the feeling Gary Danielson is going to be happier than a pig in slop Saturday.
- The NCAA answers the Paterno family’s lawsuit.
- How would the SEC have handled the end of the Arizona State-Wisconsin game?
About the uptick in offense in the SEC so far, Steve Spurrier says po-tay-to (“The more you look at it the more you see that the offenses are difficult to stop. They really are…”) and Nick Saban (“who suggested the SEC might lack the same number of ‘dominant defensive players’ as in the recent past”) says po-tah-to.
Okay, I wasn’t going to post anymore today, but I simply can’t resist this.
A few days after Alabama won the 2013 national championship, a University of Texas regent and a former regent talked with Nick Saban’s agent about the possibility of the Crimson Tide coach replacing Longhorns coach Mack Brown, The Associated Press has learned.
And this is so Jimmy Sexton:
Whether Sexton initiated the contact with Texas is unclear. He did not return a telephone message from the AP on Thursday. Alabama spokesman Jeff Purinton also declined comment.
Hall said a person he would not identify called him, unsolicited, and proposed an introduction to Sexton.
The only thing missing is a bone to throw Houston Nutt.
Needless to say, it would be a lot of fun to see this story develop legs, especially during the season. But I’m not holding out much hope of that.
So, Charles Robinson just Charles Robinsoned Alabama (among others).
Five Southeastern Conference football stars violated NCAA rules by receiving extra benefits prior to completing their collegiate careers, a Yahoo Sports investigation has found. The benefits – which in some cases came from multiple individuals – were conveyed to University of Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, University of Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, Tennessee defensive end Maurice Couch, Mississippi State University defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and Mississippi State wideout Chad Bumphis.
Fluker, Bray and Cox are all currently on NFL rosters. Bumphis was recently released by the Miami Dolphins. Couch is a senior starter for the Volunteers this season.
The identities of these players were revealed in a web of financial and text message records belonging to former Crimson Tide defensive end Luther Davis. The records were turned over to Yahoo Sports by a source with ties to the NFL agent community who alleged that Davis was acting as an intermediary between several high-profile college football stars and multiple NFL agents and financial advisers.
Problem is, Nick Saban’s got a Game of the Century this week. He doesn’t have time for media shit. Especially repetitive dumbass media shit.
UPDATE: In a related matter, the heat is on.
Butch Jones says Mo Couch won't play on Saturday due to heat exhaustion he suffered on Tuesday.—
Evan Woodbery (@TennesseeBeat) September 12, 2013
This made me chuckle.
Six years ago, Blackledge, the former Penn State quarterback and current ESPN college football analyst, began hosting his weekly “Taste of the Town’’ halftime segment, during which he visited a local dining gem in whatever college town he and his broadcast crew were working that weekend.
Blackledge knew the segment had caught on when, about midway through that first season in 2007, Saban began a game-week conference call by asking him: “Todd, where are you eating this week?”
The man who famously eats the same salad every day so that he doesn’t have to waste time deciding what to do for lunch asks a foodie question to kick off a first season presser? The mind reels.