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I know you guys bust your hump to give us the latest info on the team and recruiting, and I'm very thankful for that. There is one thing I've been curious about for a while though that I was wondering if you guys could give us some insight on.
I'd love to know more about what our coaches and staff are like behind the scenes--the typical approach to preparing for a game, their personalities, just sort of a breakdown of how it all works. Obviously some things are privileged and doesn't need to be and can't be posted, but just a general behind-the-scenes look at how our staff gets it all done. Sort of a War Room of the staff, not just the players. We've all heard about Saban's mindset and approach to things via ESPN and their recent coverage of him, but what about the rest of the staff? How is their time divided between coaches mtgs, players mtgs, recruiting calls/visits, film analysis, practice, etc? What is their interaction with each other like? With the players? I'd love to know more about the organizational and interpersonal aspects of what makes our program what it is. Just a thought...
i think we get that type of info from the staff all throughout the year, but i know what you are saying.
I don't think there is much access to the assistant coaches....
The problem is every year we ask to interview the assistant coaches and every year we basically get shot down. Saban likes to have one voice for the program and for the most part that's it.
Of course, there have been some exceptions - like a couple of years ago I got a chance to interview Cochran, and at the SEC Championship Game made sure to get Kirby Smart. I also have a couple of things I'm going to pitch after the season's over -- so we're trying.
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
Thanks Chris. The fact that you replied to this says a lot. I know access to assistants and support staff is limited to say the least, but I didn't know if you guys could give us something based on what you've seen/heard over the season/years. I'm sure you and especially Lucky have gathered some knowledge of how things work through your coverage and dealings with those associated with the program.
Again, thanks for at least acknowledging my request. Yet another reason why BOL is and always will be the best.
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Awesome, thanks Lucky.
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