Some Kelly or other shall lead them; more Designated Reads
If Brian Kelly takes the Eagles job, maybe there will be an NFL team that Alabama could beat
— Brandon (@TeamSpeedKills) January 10, 2013
• Eagles to turn next to R. Kelly. There are folks getting awfully het up at Brian Kelly (subscription required) for his dalliances with the Philadelphia Eagles, who are just trying to live frugally after printing up all those WE <3 COACH KELLY cocktail napkins for Chip.
Elsewhere in coach-hirin’ follies: Obvious international superspy Bob Toledo will rejoin Rocky Long as offensive coordinator at San Diego State … Chuck Bresnahan will coordinate Willie Taggart’s defense at South Florida … Bill Young is out and Glenn Spencer is in as Oklahoma State’s defensive coordinator … Texas A&M swipes West Virginia’s quarterbacks coach to serve as co-offensive coordinator in College Station … and from Regular Virginia, Kevin Sumlin snags an assistant who’d been with the Cavaliers for just over a week.
• Roster blotter. Eddie Lacy, Dee Milliner and D.J. Fluker will all leave Alabama early to enter the NFL draft … Clint Moseley has left Auburn football, though not Auburn … also draft-bound, Clemson’s Nuke Hopkins, Washington State’s Marquess Wilson and Georgia’s Kwame Geathers … Joseph Randle to turn pro, per Joseph Randle … LSU has, at last count, 11 early departures … notable non-departures include Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews and Texas’ Mike Davis … and spare some healing vibes for Notre Dame’s Kapron Lewis-Moore, whose BCS title game injury has been confirmed as an ACL tear.
• Alarming stat of the day.
Every starting Alabama RB since Saban arrived has turned pro early: Coffee, Ingram, Richardson, Lacy. Yeldon next.
— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) January 11, 2013
• Misc. “You’ve seen every high school player’s highlight video. You have not seen the best one, until now.” … please help find Vincent Smith’s helmet … Tommy Tuberville, makin’ friends … @CapitalOneBowl and @FauxPelini: A Love Storify … and please, Mr. Leach is my father. Call me Coach.