The Happy Thanksgiving Jumbo Package doesn’t want Nick Saban to yell at me

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Today, as you do every day, try to find gratitude and little joys in the joys and blessings you have – small or large, deserved or not.

Be good to your people. Always have seconds. Pet all dogs and cats. Be patient with children. Give your time to the elderly. Be kind to service staff. Never skimp on the things that protect you from the floor: shoes, tires and mattresses. And never ever Declining a free meal, short nap, or being able to use the toilet.

I am also adding my personal mantra to this, but you are not required to obey it. These are advanced life hacks.

The tide schedule is a bit rearranged with the holidays, so this will be a little bit based on the Alabama news. But perhaps the most exciting part to fuel your vacation was an amazingly angry Nick Saban who beat up ungrateful fans last night who thought the tide should look better, win more, be a more aesthetically pleasing team, and the like .

Alabama at 50.

Look, I agree with you, Coach. But can we work to cover this distribution a little more? Bear Bryant knew that wisdom counts – boosters love gambling.

It was a swear word addressed to “ungrateful” and “self-centered fans” to be sure, but there were a lot of recipients in here – it was for the College Football Playoff Committee as well as for its own team and for the fans.

But the subtext was clear to the fans and The Committee: This is the Crimson Tide that you have, not the one you want. And it’s still a damn good one that may be maligned or overlooked. Be grateful for that.

I shared this from a ‘Barner on the Twatters last night, and it’s hilarious in its accuracy. We know the more Saban says ‘A’ight’, the more excited he is. But did you know that his hand gestures are made in stages?

What’s beyond “scaring the grandchildren?” Nick is there this weekend.

There were many surprises at the Crimson Tide 2021. I would be lying if I said everyone was pleasant. But one who Has The game of the first grader Jalyn Armor-Davis exceeded expectations. Throughout the autumn camp, Saban has repeatedly highlighted JAD and praised his performance and his game.

We see why.

JAD leads the team in interceptions, has 30 tackles and is second on the team in PBUs.

I could keep linking articles here, but you can listen to Saban’s post-workout comments below for yourself (above al.com)

For those who prefer to read his remarks, Potter has done the Lord’s work and got it at 247. transcribed:

And luckily, it looks like we might get the motivated, execution-ready Alabama team we’ve come to expect this week, as opposed to the titled, bug-prone Derpy version that has aged everyone in this room prematurely half a decade a year 2021.

We say it a lot here, but I don’t think we really got it until reality hit us in the face repeatedly this season: Consistent effort and performance can be got from college-level players the most difficult task in college athletics coaching – and it affects every program and sport: from golf to adaptive athletics to tent pole football franchises.

About the work of the team in practice …

“I think the players had good energy and focus in training so you never know until you get to the game. I know we have a lot of people who, like any team, are crazy this time of year. So it gets a little harder to focus on work when you want to focus on what is hurting you. But we have a lot of people who have a lot of mental strength and are able to act out things like that. But so far it’s been good. ”

It’s not quite 2011 yet, but it could be soon 2014 as the CFP field remains remarkably fluid – some big names are out there who can still tip the apple cart over should things break their way.

Dennis Dodds fires a list of hypotheses at CBS.

Do you know who I am grateful to this year? The man I’d take a bullet in for, Nate Oats.

While preparing for a vastly improved Iona team, the # 10 Alabama Crimson Tide boss guy spent a lot of time with his counterpart, the only Big Dick Rick.

And it really does seem so a lot of mutual respect and learning between the two, what makes sense. I’ve always considered Oats to be NextGen Rick Pitino anyway – relentless defense, workaholic, fantastic recruiter, run-the-floor, and yes, even aggressive. You love them or you hate them, but you can’t deny that they are both great at what they do.

Despite ongoing speculation about the Saban protégé Mel Tucker, the Sparty boss had still not signed his contract after the lintel in Columbus that leaves many behind LSU and Florida fans with some hope that Tucker was in the game.

Cross him off the list. Yesterday, Tucker signed a 10-year contract for $ 95 million. in what can only be described as a historic contract (and less benevolent than one that will completely fool the market.)

Nick Saban earns “only” $ 10.7 million per person after 30 years on the sidelines and 7 natties. And Tucker’s deal is in line with the guys just below that pay grade – the dabos and jimbos of the world – those who have already won a title. At this point we remind you that despite all of his assistantship experience and despite MSU’s turnaround in year two, Mel Tucker has only coached 19 games and his recruitment hasn’t been that hot.

I also wonder what other hot names in this brave new world who are objectively more adept (and have done so in worse situations) will command: Billy Napier, Jamey Chadwell, Matt Campbell, Hugh Freeze and Luke Fickell?

If you didn’t have a chance, please read our eulogy for the loss of a legend, long time Tuscaloosa news and TideSports beat reporter Cecil Hurt, whose career ranged from Bears last year at Capstone to Saban’s 15th year.

And when you’re done Sign our petition Naming the Bryant Denny press box after him.

The petition begins to lift up. It’s around 1,500 signatures, but I’ve received correspondence from some press, and Tuscaloosa news picked up the story today.

Cecil deserves it, and few could deserve it more.

FINALLY I’m leaving you with something fun.

Everything about this story is delightful.

Over the weekend, a group of Army cadets drove four hours to a private farm in Annapolis to perform a “ghost mission,” part of a longstanding tradition prior to the Army-Navy game, in which each side tries to become the other’s mascot kidnap.

Upon arrival, the noisy group reportedly scared a goat ride in the pasture before starting the chase. The cadets managed to catch only one goat, but it wasn’t until they got to West Point that they realized that the Navy mascot is not an arthritic, one-horned goat.

Sounds about right for the army.

One morning an army sergeant was upset with one of his young recruits and yelled at him, “I didn’t see you in hiding and camouflaged this morning, soldier!”
The private suppressed a smile, straightened up proudly and called back: “Thank you, sir!”

Go to the navy, beat the army.

Okay, we’ll get back to you with some of them later Give away money for rivalry week … as soon as I finish cranking up the numbers. Parker has a preview of the tires in some, and later today we have a general open thread on Turkey Day – the egg bowl is suspected to be out of joint tonight.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. Be sure. See you later.

Roll tide



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