Daily Jolt: How many players are leaving Alabama?
After more than a month off between games, the Crimson Tide won't have to wait long for their next significant news event. [The] wait is on for the respective decisions of three Crimson Tide juniors who are pondering an early jump to the NFL. Cornerback Dee Milliner, projected by many as a potential top 10 pick, said he would begin the decision-making process [Tuesday]. ... Right tackle D.J. Fluker, a fourth-year junior who graduated in December, will announce his decision Wednesday, according to Associated Press reporter John Zenor. ... Running back Eddie Lacy, whose stock has only gone up during the second half of his redshirt junior season, did not discuss his future plans. Over the final six games, he ran for 726 yards and 10 touchdowns. (al.com) Comment
If it were up to the fans who voted in an online poll, the answer would be Gus Bradley, but to whom with the Eagles turn now? After channeling their energy into recruiting one of the bright minds from the college game and ultimately missing out, the Eagles are on to what can only be described as Plan B. ... The Eagles interviewed Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Sunday for about three hours in Denver. And they have interviews lined up with Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, although dates have yet to be set. Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden was also granted permission by the Bengals to interview with the Eagles, the team said. (Philadelphia Inquirer) Comment
Perhaps Alex Rodriguez's hip was in far worse shape than anyone knew. The doctor scheduled to perform the upcoming hip surgery on [Rodriguez] declared the injury had zero to do with steroids, but everything to do with A-Rod's impotent October. In an exclusive interview with The Post, Dr. Bryan Kelly described a patient whose left hip muscles had "just shut down," becoming so weak that A-Rod had trouble doing a simple leg raise during exams. ... [Kelly] stated he had "no doubt" Rodriguez's humiliating playoff meltdown was caused by the injury. "I was more surprised that he was able to play at all with a hip that looked like that," Kelly said. "Most people would not be able to play with a hip function like this and the imaging that looked like his." (New York Post) Comment
Alabama rolled over Notre Dame 42-14 in the BCS title game in Miami. (AP)
Alabama players react after winning the school's third national title in four years.