Make your predictions before the start of the men's basketball game at Missouri Wednesday night at 8 p.m.
Alabama basketball Coach Avery Johnson knows his team must get better, and soon. The Crimson Tide (10-5, 1-2 SEC) faces a pair of tough road games this week beginning Wednesday night in Columbia, Mo against the Tigers, who are 9-5, 0-2. Here are snippets of Johnsonís comments during Mondayís SEC Basketball Teleconference.
Thrice this year an Alabama basketball game has come down to the final buzzer. Kentucky missed. Georgia State and Texas A&M didnít. And thatís why Avery Johnsonís Crimson Tide is now 10-5, 1-2 SEC.
The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas A&M Aggies will square off at 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday in Tuscaloosa in the first of two games to be played between the teams this season. Coach Avery Johnson knows the Aggie hoops program well. His son Avery Jr. spent a year on the team in College Station before transferring to Bama. Johnson knows that Coach Billy Kennedyís team is much better than its record.
Make your predictions before the start of the men's basketball game against Texas A&M Saturday afternoon at 2:30.
Enos leaving Tide staffAfter just one season as QB coach, Dan Enos has reportedly accepted the OC job at the University of Miami. Speculation had been that Enos was the primary candidate to replace the departed Mike Locksley as Bama's OC. With the departure of Enos, Nick Saban now has four vacancies (at least three of those on offense) to fill on his staff.
Four Bama underclassmen announced their intentions to enter the NFL draft at a press conference this morning. Three juniors -- tight end Irv Smith, offensive tackle Jonah Williams and running back Josh Jacobs -- joined redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Quinnen Williams in making decisions to depart for the NFL.
None of the departures from the Alabama coaching staff since Monday's national championship game has been a major surprise.