For you “it’s what’s on the front of the jersey that matters” aficionados out there, enjoy ($$).
Right after Tua Tagovailoa thanked Nick Saban and the rest of the Alabama coaches and training staff when announcing last month that he would skip his senior year for a shot at the NFL, the quarterback veered in a direction that says more about the path of college athletics than anything else mentioned in his 14 minutes at the podium on that Monday morning.
Tagovailoa thanked Josh Maxson, Alabama assistant athletic director for football communications, and “his crew for helping me build my brand here.”
And there’s more of that coming.
“You’re going to get to where (recruits) choose schools by where they can be best marketed,” DeSalvo said. “We’re going to position ourselves to be like, ‘Hey, we’ve been doing this for years.’”
Don’t these people know what’s important?