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Jalen Hurts' dad apparently went to the La'Var Ball school of helicopter parenting.

I hope Saban gives him a nice phone call. No room for this nonsense in the program.

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Unless Mr Hurts said something other than what appears in that article, comparing him to Ball is ridiculous. He basically said that if Jalen loses the starting job, it’s his own fault. That’s far from a Ball-esque statement. Yes, he said that Jalen would leave Bama if he wasn’t going to get to play QB, but that’s a common move in college football today. Maybe you’re referring to the statement about him being a super desirable free agent - well, he’s speaking the truth. The line of college coaches at his door would be long.
 

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Unless Mr Hurts said something other than what appears in that article, comparing him to Ball is ridiculous. He basically said that if Jalen loses the starting job, it’s his own fault. That’s far from a Ball-esque statement. Yes, he said that Jalen would leave Bama if he wasn’t going to get to play QB, but that’s a common move in college football today. Maybe you’re referring to the statement about him being a super desirable free agent - well, he’s speaking the truth. The line of college coaches at his door would be long.
It's both a common move and something I think everybody expected to happen when he officially got beat out anyhow.

I think him going to the media with that is in poor judgement, but otherwise I don't think it is that big of a deal.
 

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Yeah, not sure what Daddy Hurts was trying to accomplish by going public. Did he think this was going to help Jalen's chances by saying this? It only puts Jalen and the rest of the team and staff in an awkward situation.

Jalen is a great leader. I mean heck, 26-2 with several game winning drives that would've meant the season was over otherwise. I'd hate to see him go.
 

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Rumor I'm hearing is that Byrne is all about expanding the capacity of Bryant Denny. Some of the gaps between the endzone upper decks and east/west sideline upper decks could be closed. Also, additions of standing patios are on the table as well.

Coleman likely won't be demolished, but will undergo a significant renovation to bring in the seats closer to the court. It needs serious work. I have my own opinions of what they should do to Coleman, but it would be a significant change to that part of campus. Move the law school to the new acquired Bryce Mental Hospital land and put Coleman where the Law School is.
 

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I should have my Tide Pride tickets by Notre Dame. Friggin 8-10 year waitlist. Guess I have to start donating more to bump me up.
I signed up for Tide Pride a few days after Saban was hired. Being lazy, it was something I had meant to do for awhile and by waiting until after he was hired, it took me until last summer to finally get my notification. In other words, 10 years. The seating options available were not that great for the most part. That coupled with all the hassle of just getting to and, mostly, getting out of the games and the advancement HD TV with all the games being televised made the decision to not sign up an easy one. Mix in the fact the home schedule tends to suck a lot and why would I want to spend the money? Nothing like being invested and feeling compelled to go to a game vs Kent State when there are 4 top 15 matchups on TV that day that I would miss. No thanks.

I doubt I have gone to my last game at BDS, but at one time I was going to 5-6 home games a year and a road game most years. I doubt I go to 5-6 more home games for the rest of my life now. Last home game I attended was FIU in 2009, though I've been to a couple of SEC championship games since then.
 

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I should have my Tide Pride tickets by Notre Dame. Friggin 8-10 year waitlist. Guess I have to start donating more to bump me up.
That's right.. You're in the alumni section starting this season :p

Rumor I'm hearing is that Byrne is all about expanding the capacity of Bryant Denny. Some of the gaps between the endzone upper decks and east/west sideline upper decks could be closed. Also, additions of standing patios are on the table as well.

Coleman likely won't be demolished, but will undergo a significant renovation to bring in the seats closer to the court. It needs serious work. I have my own opinions of what they should do to Coleman, but it would be a significant change to that part of campus. Move the law school to the new acquired Bryce Mental Hospital land and put Coleman where the Law School is.
I'm not sure how they'd expand Bryant Denny much more than what it currently is without doing any demolition. One thing that could be done is move the lower bowl seats closer to the field to create a louder and more intimate atmosphere, but that'd require some demolition which obviously isn't feasible.
 

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Rumor I'm hearing is that Byrne is all about expanding the capacity of Bryant Denny. Some of the gaps between the endzone upper decks and east/west sideline upper decks could be closed. Also, additions of standing patios are on the table as well.

Coleman likely won't be demolished, but will undergo a significant renovation to bring in the seats closer to the court. It needs serious work. I have my own opinions of what they should do to Coleman, but it would be a significant change to that part of campus. Move the law school to the new acquired Bryce Mental Hospital land and put Coleman where the Law School is.
The last 2 expansions created seats I won't sit in if they are free and I have a helicopter dropping me off and picking me up at the front gate. The corners do need to be filled in to keep in crowd noise, but the place it too big already.

Last I heard about Coleman is it will be stripped down to almost a shell and completely rebuilt on the inside, which would mean the team would have to spend at least one season on the road. Foster is too small but I would imagine we'd see a few more games in Huntsville, Montgomery and Mobile but with most home games at the BJCC.

At one time there was talk about building a new basketball arena on the Black Warrior River but I don't think that ever really got off the ground.
 

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The last 2 expansions created seats I won't sit in if they are free and I have a helicopter dropping me off and picking me up at the front gate. The corners do need to be filled in to keep in crowd noise, but the place it too big already.

Last I heard about Coleman is it will be stripped down to almost a shell and completely rebuilt on the inside, which would mean the team would have to spend at least one season on the road. Foster is too small but I would imagine we'd see a few more games in Huntsville, Montgomery and Mobile but with most home games at the BJCC.

At one time there was talk about building a new basketball arena on the Black Warrior River but I don't think that ever really got off the ground.
Coleman is an eyesore both on TV and in person so I'm glad they're actually doing that. They have some truly awful sightlines there.
 

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Coleman is an eyesore both on TV and in person so I'm glad they're actually doing that. They have some truly awful sightlines there.
worst seats ever are the ones that go past the courtside, still facing straight forward.

The place is just ugly.
 

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Coleman is an eyesore both on TV and in person so I'm glad they're actually doing that. They have some truly awful sightlines there.
They treat the student section like garbage in Coleman. I wouldn't be opposed to them having a ticket sale process for SEC games where we can get courtside seats...much like Florida has. $5 each SEC home game isn't bank breaking considering it's $10 for football games.

Some of the Tide Pride ticket holders told one of my buddy's families they need to sit and stop making so much noise during the Oklahoma game. That is why Coleman will never be great.
 

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They treat the student section like garbage in Coleman. I wouldn't be opposed to them having a ticket sale process for SEC games where we can get courtside seats...much like Florida has. $5 each SEC home game isn't bank breaking considering it's $10 for football games.

Some of the Tide Pride ticket holders told one of my buddy's families they need to sit and stop making so much noise during the Oklahoma game. That is why Coleman will never be great.
It is very noticeable on TV just how inactive the older fans who dominate the courtside seats are during games. They sit there with their arms folded. Between that and all the season ticket no shows it is a really bad look.
 

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They treat the student section like garbage in Coleman. I wouldn't be opposed to them having a ticket sale process for SEC games where we can get courtside seats...much like Florida has. $5 each SEC home game isn't bank breaking considering it's $10 for football games.

Some of the Tide Pride ticket holders told one of my buddy's families they need to sit and stop making so much noise during the Oklahoma game. That is why Coleman will never be great.
That's just a problem in general at UA athletic events. The older Tide Pride people have been notorious for years for sitting on their hands at games and acting like they're on jury duty and not a sporting event. Bryant Denny has been long considered a surprisingly easy stadium for visiting teams because of this.
 

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Building a new arena with the seats closer to the floor did wonders for our environment (as did the team finally not being terrible). The student section was alright when I was there but it was so far away from the action (and behind one of the baskets, awful) that it didn't matter much.
 

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The QB competition now is probably between Tua and his left hand. Of course there's still summer ball, but if today is any indication Jalen has cemented himself as not the best QB on the team. Of course the defense didn't give him much help but he still didn't look great.
 

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