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5 Things That Got Our Attention Over the Weekend

There's good news on the medical front, bad news regarding the transfer portal, and a lot of indications that the landscape of college athletics is about to change dramatically,

We saw the scores, still can't get over some of the results, and will forever wonder what some of the teams in the National Football League are thinking. 

But that's kind of become the norm around here. it's kind of gotten to the point that we're wondering if there's essentially a permanent full moon due to all the weirdness in the world. 

At least we can help you keep up with some of it, especially in regards to things that may directly, or indirectly, impact University of Alabama athletics. 

For example, news broke last week that Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, who at one point was considered the odds-on favorite to be the next head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, wasn't going to get the job. 

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The odd thing was no one had much of an explanation as to why until Jason La Canfora of reported that Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus was getting serious consideration from general manager Trent Baalke, although he might be in that position for much longer. 

"O'Brien was given strong support from Baalke, leading to him eventually interviewing for the position, but sources said that meeting quickly went south with Tony Khan, son of owner Shad Khan and a high-ranking official with the team, expressing strong reservations about O'Brien's past history of toxicity during the process."

By toxicity, we assume he means the way things eventually went south with the Houston Texans after O'Brien added the title of general manager in addition to head coach in 2020. He led the team to the playoff during four of the previous five seasons. 

Meanwhile, former Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, who is the offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills, was the first candidate interviewed for the head coaching job with the New York Giants. He's already interviewed with the Miami Dolphins (which would reunite him with Tua Tagovailoa) and the Chicago Bears.  

Here are five other things that got our attention over the weekend: 

Reuben Foster
Billy Napier at Alabama
Alabama basketball team vs Gonzaga in Seattle
Nick Saban two days before the 2021-22 National Championship Game
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