- "I like Mac's enthusiasm," Saban said Tuesday. "I think he believes in toughness, and I would hope that those two things would make us a better offensive team.
- "He does some things different than what we're used to," quarterback John Parker Wilson said. "Getting involved, yelling a little more, getting in guys' faces, being a hard-nosed coach."
- "His experience has certainly been welcomed," Saban said, "but I think his personality of toughness, discipline, effort is certainly welcome for what we need for the development of some of our players."
- Saban also announced Tuesday that rising sophomore defensive end Luther Davis will not participate in spring practice because of "personal reasons." Davis also missed the last two weeks of winter conditioning, Saban said.
- Freshman defensive back Chris Lett, who has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, has applied for a medical hardship, essentially ending his college career.
The SouthernPigskin.com Power Poll
The SouthernPigskin.com Power Poll is a combined ranking of teams from the ACC and SEC. Has us at #8. I question some of teams ahead of us (TN and AU).