The Required Final Four Post

roy.jpg Roy: Golly gosh! I sure am glad to get North Carolina back to the Final Four. Now I can focus on winning another National Title so I can cement a great legacy in Chapel Hill.

*Telephone rings*

Roy: Oh hey, the phone is ringin’. Must be a newspaper guy wantin’ to profile old Roy. *picks up phone* Hello?

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Motivating The Base

I have to admit, I really don’t have much to say today. So laugh………. I SAID LAUGH!


If This Is You…

Don’t worry, it’s considered normal until your championship pick is beaten.

Roger Shultz Did Lose Something After All

Former Alabama football star Roger Shultz has lost over 127 lbs since joining “The Biggest Loser”. That’s an impressive amount of weight for a man once weighing 363 lbs. But, that’s not the only thing Roger has lost since joining the show.

Roger and Jacksonville State University have parted ways. Apparently, Roger’s long period of absence was just too much for JSU. It’s not like Roger didn’t tell them he was joining the show, or that they weren’t aware of the rules, but I guess this is just how life works sometimes. It’s unfortunate, but Shultz will end up on his feet again in no time I’m sure. He’s too likeable, and his fame is at an all time high in Alabama thanks to his reality show stardom.

In McElwain We Trust

Well, we really have no other option at this point. Jim McElwain came from Fresno State with a solid reputation as an Offensive Coordinator, which hopefully means Alabama might actually have a good offense for the first time in a long time. Well, I say might, because you really don’t want to start assumptions in March for the 2008 football season.

I’ve been told that we’re going to start mixing in the option, and that McElwain wants some more misdirection. But, let’s not forget that we’re still running close to 70% of the same plays we ran last year, which is Saban’s preferred offense. Plus, Joe Pendry is still around, although his affect on last year’s downfall has still yet to be determined.

So if you’re expecting a radical shift in offensive philosophy, don’t get your hopes up. I myself am cautiously optimistic, because I do believe McElwain will improve our current situation.

 One question I want to ask you, the loyal reader: What should we expect from our offense this year? I know it’s a rather vague question, but we do need to at least determine what expectations, if any, we should expect from this staff in 2008.



I really just wanted to incorporate this picture with something, so forgive the short post.

Wednesday Random Updates

I’m probably the 20,000th Bama fan to tell you this, but Jay Barker is engaged to country music singer Sara Evans. With 7 combined children, Jay has finally overtaken his rival Mark Gottfried in the child department. Jay has a starting line-up and a bench. Congrats to the happy couple.

Richard Hendrix will announce his decision today on either going pro or returning for his senior season. My gut says he’ll stay, but NBA scouts seem to be rather high on him, so one can never be too sure one way or another. He really needs to work on his game in terms of shooting, but I wish him the best either way.

If you want some good pictures of spring practice and the new assistant coaches in Bama gear, The Tuscaloosa News is the best place to visit.

Wonder why our NCAA compliance officer was promoted to an Assistant AD position? Well, turns out that Chris Kings wants to be an Athletic Director someday. It makes sense to me, and I wish King the best.

I’m sorry to end this update on such a somber note, but it appears that Victor Ellis has ended his battle with cancer. As our friends at point out, Victor died late yesterday at the age of 28. Victor was a good man, and I pray that the money he raised will help to the develop medical treatment for rare forms of cancer. This wasn’t unexpected, but it is still difficult news to digest.

Victor shall be missed

Continue to check for updates regarding Victor’s journey and funeral arrangements at

I’d Like To Buy A Vowel