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Hogs Don't Have Any Questions About Coaches' Disputes
By Andy Hodges,
Alabama can keep those problems because Razorback coachs support each other.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — It's been downright interesting over here to watch all the drama around Alabama athletics.
Since Arkansas struggles to beat them at anything (well, other than 10 innings to win a softball game), there has to be something to find to laugh about.
The Razorback coaches all get along pretty well, at least publicly. There's no drama between departments and, by all appearances, it appears to be genuine.
Sam Pittman is a frequent attender at softball games where he is out openly sitting in the stands. He's been spotted at just about every other sport and all the coaches talk about the texts after almost every event among the coaches.
Right now, it's sort of one big happy family, at least among the coaching staffs.
Maybe even Nick Saban noticed over in Tuscaloosa.
While everyone loves to automatically assume that Saban runs every department with Crimson Tide athletics because he is the best coach in college football history, it's doubtful he really wants to do that. The second-best coach in history tried it and probably found it to be a giant pain in the neck. Bear Bryant wanted everybody to win.
The guess here is so does Saban. A winning attitude from the head of the university to the lowest employee on the totem pole tends to infect every sport sooner or later.
Saban showed up at Nate Oats' last practice in Tuscaloosa before the set out for the Sweet 16 in Louisville, Kentucky, this week.
At a press conference this week, Saban was discussing suspending one of his players and actually used the "wrong place, wrong time" phrase Oats used about the whole Brandon Miller jumping up and down a couple of weeks ago.
Somehow, people jumped in thinking now that Saban has weighed in, that's the law running everything down at Alabama.
But you really have to be ready to put every decision in the athletic department on the football coach. The guess here is Saban probably has an opinion on the whole Miller deal, but he's trying to figure out how to win another title. That's simply who he is.
While there was some speculation about what happened with Miller will affect every sport's recruiting in Tuscaloosa.
Like everybody else, I've read all about what's been out there and reported and have an opinion. But that's a problem for them to deal with over in Alabama.
For now, though, over here in Fayetteville we don't have to worry about any veiled comments being thrown about one coach with the Hogs directed at another one.
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