Jim McElwain on New Uniforms

We’ve seen a lot of garbage uniforms floating around this off season.  Some coaches even seem to think the new uniforms help you play better.  As Bama fans, we know all that is bunk.  It has nothing to do with uniforms.  Former Tide offensive coordinator and current head coach at Colorado State, Jim McElwain, puts the uniform issue into perspective:

Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain has a couple of concerns, but the new uniforms look of the Rams isn’t one of them.

McElwain explained on Monday, “I’ll tell you the impact I had. I wish we would wear our practice jerseys and our practice uniforms and go out and learn how to block and tackle and play. To me you have to earn the uniform. As of right now we haven’t done any of that. I do believe we will and I do believe we will in time. To be quite upfront about it, one of the least things I worry about is uniforms and picture day. You want to talk about something that really has no impact on what you do on a daily basis.”

McElwain is probably worth keeping an eye on.  In terms of Saban disciples, I wouldn’t be surprised if he turns out to be the most successful one to date.


Good News Bad News Day

The bad…

And the good…

I think the Colorado State job is a good opportunity for McElwain and I’m sure Ft. Collins beats the heck out of Hattiesburg and Fresno.

Glad to hear that big D.J. is coming back.  If Barrett Jones also decides to come back the offensive line has a chance to be a really special group.


Could Hill’s Firing Affect the Tide?

Fresno State fired coach Pat Hill yesterday after 15 seasons as head coach.  Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain held the same position with the Bulldogs in 2007, so the connection seems obvious.

I have no idea whether McElwain would be interested, or not, but he would seem to be a logical candidate at this point.  The Tide finished second in the SEC in yards per game and third in scoring offense.