There are questions swirling around the Alabama football program as they prepare for another College Football Playoff run.
Why did Lane Kiffin seemingly take a step back, and did internal strife add to his decision? Who will be the new offensive coordinator?
These aren’t the distractions Nick Saban wanted or needed as his team is getting ready for a playoff game against a talented Washington team with an unpredictable coach who has a reputation as a giant-slayer in the postseason.
Bama Hammer contributors Wesley Gullett and Mike McCrary bring you the Bama Hammer Podcast with special guest Rodney Orr of Tider Insider.
0:00 – Introducing Rodney Orr with information about his website, Tider Insider.
1:00 – Why Lane Kiffin would choose to take a lower level head coaching job opposed to either staying at Alabama or becoming the offensive coordinator at LSU. Who are the replacement options for Lane after his departure?
4:40 – Were there any incidents off of the field at Alabama that drove Lane Kiffin to take the head coaching job at Florida Atlantic?
7:00 – What are the chances that 5-star running back Najee Harris sticks with his commitment to Alabama and enrolls in January?
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9:00 – Is Henry Ruggs potentially the best overall player in the state of Alabama during this recruiting cycle and does he eventually end up committing to Alabama?
10:30 – Does Alabama have room in its recruiting class to take both Henry Ruggs and wide receiver Devonta Smith of Louisiana?
12:30 – Is there anything to worry about with Alabama Crimson Tide 2017 football commitments Tua Tagovailoa, Dylan Moses, or Alex Leatherwood?
16:40 – Does Alabama’s current run compare to any other dynasties in the history of college football?
20:15 – What has to happen in order for Washington to upset Alabama in the college football playoffs?
23:00 – How Alabama’s experience front 7 matches up with Washington’s offensive line.
24:45 – Rodney Orr outro
25:00 – Lane Kiffin’s decision to become the head coach at Florida Atlantic and the ultimate reason for taking the job.
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37:30 – Alabama’s matchup with Washington in Atlanta for the college football playoff.
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