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Nothing Earth Shattering, take with a big pile of seal...
Our family went to the Halloween festival sponsored by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee last night at the Soccer field. Several of the various coaches were there with their kids as well. I go to church with a coach (non-football), and we ended up standing in line a lot with him and his kids for the various games and activities.
He knew several of the football players and there was a steady stream of players coming up to him and saying hello. Most of the time he would ask them how their prep was going this week and the synopsis I took away was that:
A. LSU prep did not start Monday, in fact the players have done a little bit each week and are just ready to stop preparing and beat some Tiger tail.
B. There were some things said that I may not have understood completely or were said in code but the sum of the comments were: We haven’t had to show our whole play book this year, so get ready.
C. The Coaching staff and players have heard ENOUGH about Mingo and Montgomery and KNOW they have them on their radar. The O-Line takes it personally when AJ gets hit…
D. There are some nicks and bruises but NO ONE wants to sit out this game, and the guys are very serious about the Process…
E. Gino Smith which I was concerned with when Saban got on him for his part in giving up the TD on Saturday, had the BEST attitude about it, when my friend asked him... He really wants to get better and knows Coach cares about this or he wouldnt yell... He is a Defensive Back and he takes mistakes personally..
F. Finally, these players were so respectful of us, and our families. I heard NOTHING but “YES SIR” and “NO SIR” and we were clearly fans so there was no need to put on a media face for us…
Very, very impressive.
Thanks for posting.
Thanks for the post. It's so impressive the kind of men we have on our team.
Thanks For Sharing! Definitely hope the boys come out Hungry Saturday Night! Gotta get that win!
Love hearing this kind of info, thanks for sharing pobranch.
Great post pobranch.
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Clinton Dix is another kid like Geno Smith.......they WANT to be coached hard. They don't get their feelings hurt, they're competitors who thrive in an environment where they're held to a standard of excellence. Every player is told exactly what to expect if they choose Alabama, and that's one reason why you hear that saying "Bama isn't for everyone".
Great to hear the young guns are pushing themselves to be next in line! We might have to find a new term for reloading soon
You'll never achieve great things until you believe that's what's supposed to happen
Bama is going to beat their eyes shut..... Feeling that now.
I think it's called 'The Process'. [vbg]
Perhaps "refueling the centrifuge" would be an accurate description.
I got to go to a couple of practices very early in the preseason, and CNS was all over Gino the entire time during both practices. I thought for sure he'd be seeing major PT with the amount Saban was coaching him up. There are clearly big expectations for him.
Thank for sharing that. Great to read.
The PROCESS in full effect.
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