Tide Tidbits – March 24, 2009

Posted by | Mar 24, 2009 | -

Saban goes on tirade over Tide’s passive practice
Interrupting football practice with spring break is never recommended. But that didn’t seem to lessen the wrath of Alabama coach Nick Saban, who lashed out at his players on Monday for their lackadaisical performance in practice. “(The) focus wasn’t what it needed to be, mental energy wasn’t what it needed to be,” Saban said. “I’m not pleased with where we are and I think this team needs to develop a chemistry in attitude and leadership, and understand what they are trying to accomplish, how important it is to them. And make the investment they need to make to do that.”  Other similar articles:

There are no depth charts for spring practice! But if there were…
Alabama is going through its second practice of the spring, though it was the first I’ve been able to see — what, with Tampa and all. The first thing I noticed was that Sal Sunseri is LOUD! One of the two new linebackers coaches, along with James Willis, definitely doesn’t mind getting after it. He may not have the same country expressions as Kevin Steele, but he can freaking yell.

Alabama-bound Kellen Williams didn’t get same ‘family feeling’ at UGA
Holding no grudges against Georgia, Alabama commit Kellen Williams said UGA may have been a little more attractive had he been able to meet coach Mark Richt during his junior day visit. “That was the only junior day visit I took where I didn’t meet the head coach,” he said. “I still haven’t met him. I’ve been in Coach [Nick] Saban’s house, and I just didn’t get that family feeling like we did in Tuscaloosa. I guess I wasn’t a high prospect on their radar.”

ANDREW BONE: States hit their targets in recruiting
The University of Alabama received its first commitment for the class of 2009 from D.J. Fluker in November 2007. He committed to the Crimson Tide before the 2008 class was even signed with the next commitment not until April. Schools look in-state for best recruits with most landing their targeted prospects.

Roll Tide!

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