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    • #6750 Score: 0
      Tommy Deas
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      Ask me anything.

      I reserve the right to not answer stupid questions, trolls or anything else I choose. But you can ask me!

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      jme
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      When did you know Saban was our man?
      Did you ever think he would have this much success?
      Are we getting a new basketball arena?

    • #6753 Score: 0
      Tommy Deas
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      I thought RichRod was going to be the coach until he turned it down. Then I wasn’t sure about the ‘wait it out on Saban until the NFL season is over’ strategy because it could easily have backfired.

      So I’ll say that while I knew he was in the mix, I didn’t believe Alabama had Saban until it broke. Although I was feeling it was more likely the more he tried to not deny it to the Miami press (even though he finally did deny it).

      I honestly believed he’d win A national championship. Nobody in the world thought he’d be as dominant as he has been. But I knew he would win. I wasn’t sure he’d stay much past five years, based on his track record, but I figured he’d win a ring and if he left, he’d leave the program in better shape than he found it.

      There are no plans for a new basketball arena.

      Easy to spend other peoples’ money. Alabama spent like $40M on a new baseball stadium that “everyone” wanted … and got like $15M in contributions to actually pay for it. There’s a lesson there.

      Tearing down Coleman and building a new arena would cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $100M.

      If I were AD, every time someone asked me about that or said that UA needs a new arena, my question would be, “How much can I put you down for?”

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      rockymax
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      What is your take on the Auburn softball situation? Any idea as to the new coach? Will their program competiveness be impacted? Thanks.

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      Tommy Deas
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      Not sure where they will go for a new coach. Yes, their competitiveness will likely be impacted, regardless.

      It’s an odd time to be hiring a coach, I’m sure a lot of coaches would be reluctant to leave where they’re at in September, with fall practices coming up and such. I’m interested to see what they do.

    • #8086 Score: 0
      Tommy Deas
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      C’mon, somebody out there has a question. Bring it!

    • #8198 Score: 0
      jme
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      Alright Deas this has no answer (hopefully) but would like your guess
      How much longer does the greatest foitball ever coach?

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      Nathan
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      Could you recommend a place to get good Cajun food around Tuscaloosa? Thank you.

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