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A Tiger, a Spartan, a Musketeer

ALABAMA COACHING SEARCH UPDATE
02.18.09

Really not an update, but it’s nice to see someone is keeping tabs on these candidates. The Crimson half over at 3SIB is conducting a series in profiles of potential UA head coach candidates. The capsules are brief and informative, tapping into the essentials (Click on the potential candidate’s name to see 3SIB’s profile):

Tom IzzoTOM IZZO

Head Coach – Michigan State University Spartans

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Sean MillerSEAN MILLER
Head Coach – Xavier University Musketeers

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John CalipariJOHN CALIPARI

Head Coach – University of Memphis Tigers

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…in a Handbasket

That this was even considered by University of Memphis officials is more proof that Tennessee‘s Little Brother is an awful, awful program. The Tigers were actually considering wearing uniforms with FedEx colors?

Fedex Uniform Memphis Basketball
Have some respect for yourself, Memphis.

As one Birmingham, Ala., columnist points out:

Without FedEx, Memphis basketball might be Tulane…Without FedEx, the city of Memphis might be Birmingham.

Actually, without FedEx, Memphis basketball would be much worse than Tulane. Without FedEx, it might not be a strong enough program financially to even be in, say, the Sun Belt Conference.

And give Birmingham a little credit, Scarbinsky. The Magic Citaaay is gettin’ a dome ‘iznitches!

From the B’ham Dome website***, we kid you not:

Looks like the economic crash, [Birmingham Mayor Larry] Langford’s arrest, the ensuing sewer scandal, and the hiring of Gene Chizik has failed to diminish the excitement, enthusiasm, and focus of the birmingham dome plan.

B'ham Dome
Define ‘dome.’

Back to the FedEx uniforms thing…so Memphis basketball does owe a lot to the corporate sponsor that pumps the life-blood into the program’s sorry existence. But does that mean the school must completely abandon its tradition and values for shameless corporate advertisement? Wait…tradition…values…Memphis?

Nevermind…as you were.

**Disregard that the City of Birmingham is on the brink of bankruptcy. Maybe a nice moneymaker like Memphis’s own Platinum Plus Club should be arranged…

***The Birmingham Dome website is apparently just a blog run by some dude who wants a dome in the city and is in no way affiliated with the City of Birmingham, which is cutting costs on notepad paper at city council meetings and probably couldn’t be able to fit a website into the budget even if it wanted.

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