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
We’re knee-deep — or higher — into the college football offseason, so of course we have a Twitter beef to bide our time until real football begins again. Brandon Jacobs was a running back who played his college football at FCS Southern Illinois and went on to spend nine mostly productive years at the NFL level, including one season with the San Francisco 49ers. That one season in the Bay Area wasn’t remembered fondly by Jacobs, though, who used a radio interview this past week to (again) absolutely rip into his head football coach at the time — current Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh. “I had a lot of respect for Jim when I was there, before I got to know him,” a transcription from
Tired of the continuous stream of negative college football news? Here ya go. During a September 2015 game against Georgia, Southern wide receiver Devon Gales sustained a severe spinal injury that left him paralyzed and hospitalized for five months. This week, Gales used Twitter to offer up a very encouraging and inspiring update — the former wide receiver, with the assist of a couple of physical therapists, taking a dozen steps. On the way indeed. In February, Georgia announced that it was launching “Drive to Build a Dawg House” for Gales and his family.