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An AD is a very, very important position for success.
The University of Alabama officially announced Bill Battle as the schools new athletic director Friday morning. Battle replaces Mal Moore, w
Danielle Hunter, Jamario Rasco, Anthony FREAK Johnson.. DL wrecking crew of 2013.
Semi-interested, I want to see if he will let every sport besides football burn.
Bama already sucks at the other two money sports so much that they take recruits like Lorenzo Carter to watch girls gymnastics. (one of their few good programs besides football)
Your'e a football school. The majority of the Alabama fan base could give a chit about any other sport. Most probably don't even know other sports exist.
Other than basketball and baseball, most of the sports are competitive. We won 4 team NCs last year and just missed a 5th (men's golf).
This post was edited by TideJoe 13 months ago
Yeah, I don't think many people realize this. Women's golf, gymnastics, softball, and football all won titles. As you mentioned, men's golf came in second. Baseball isn't really a factor for us. LSU, Arkansas, and South Carolina will always own the league in that sport. I wouldn't mind being a little more competitive, but in the end it doesn't matter much. Basketball should be top 4-5 in the league. We were this year, but the league was weak and so were we. I've got no complaints.
This is true. While many gripe about our basketball team, not very many really care about baseball simply because it isn't show on TV near as much. At the end of the day, if football is still dominating nobody is going to call for his job because the other sports are bad.
Saban controls the football aspect at Alabama. I firmly believe that. Bill Battle will raise money and do those sort of things and he'll take care of the other programs. I think he'll do fine though, he's a very smart and accomplished buisness man and he loves Alabama. I like the hire.
Upon further review I totally agree.
The only question I have is if he will fire Grant/Gaspard/etc when the time comes, which will be be next year barring drastic improvement.
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard as it seems - Led Zeppelin
I don't buy the "will always own the league" comments that people use when it comes to any sport. LSU used to be a dumpster fire of a football program and now, for the very foreseeable future, they're easily in the top 3 in the SEC. You can turn any athletic program around, it just takes time and work.
Football is easier to turn around because of the money involved. Our baseball budget (even if we raised it) wouldn't give us enough momentum.
Too bad Jeremy Foley doesn't have a twin brother. The guy has done wonders as our AD
Bama is surprisingly good in Baseball this season.. You guys are hitting the cover off the ball.. My darkhorse pick in the SECW this year.
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