Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Greg Byrne has had an eventful first three months as Alabama's athletic director. Byrne made a seemingly tough decision in firing a baseball coach after one season and a no-brainer, too: striking a new deal with football coach Nick Saban. In between, he has attended plenty of Bama sporting events -- and countless meetings -- and squeezed in a few get-to-know-you rounds of golf with boosters and speaking engagements. Byrne is preparing for his first Southeastern Conference spring meetings since taking over at Alabama on March 1. He already opted to make one coaching change in an otherwise flourishing athletic program. He fired Greg Goff on Wednesday, taking
The ever-thoughful Matt Jones, founder of Kentucky Sports Radio, had some interesting views on the future of the Vols football program a few days ago: As you can see, his reasoning for this is because UT cannot offer the same type of television exclusivity as in years past. However, one can argue that the level of in-state talent has increased significantly over the years, resulting in Tennessee being able to select more “homegrown” talent - amongst other variables that offsets the lack of out-of-state recruiting and also disproves his statement. Jones’s overall point makes sense, however it is mostly a shock-jock type of statement to keep UK fans riled up and interested until basketball season.
When Maryland sophomore Austin Henningsen started the NCAA mens lacrosse semifinals 2-for-2 at the faceoff against Denver, he had already fared better than the Pioneers previous opponent, Notre Dame. Thats how dominant Denvers Trevor Baptiste is. Psychologically I think that was really helpful for us, because everybody kept talking about how good he is, and he is all that, Maryland head coach John Tillman said following the Terps 9-8 nail-biting victory.