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
Florida Atlantic hired Lane Kiffin on Dec. 12. According to multiple outlets, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh (and staff) and coaches from Tennessee, where Kiffin was head coach in 2009 before unceremoniously departing for USC, will be among those in attendance for June 5’s Owls Elite camp in Boca Raton. Coaches from Arkansas (including Bret Bielema, per ESPN.com), Illinois and Vanderbilt will also make the trip to see some of the local high school talent.
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.