Friday, May 27, 2011

Demetrius Goode Transfers to North Alabama

As was reported by several media outlets earlier in the week, former Alabama running back Demetrius Goode has transferred to the University of North Alabama.

The Goode transfer to UNA was confirmed by North Alabama head football coach Terry Bowden on Monday.

According to NCAA rules, Goode, who will be a senior in 2011, can play immediately due to the fact he is transferring to a Division II football program.

Through a social media outlet Goode expressed his gratitude to the University of Alabama.

"I would like to thank my Alabama family for the greatest journey of my life," Goode noted. "I have learned many things and matured in many ways but everyday brings about change. Sometimes you have to move on to do better in life. I will be moving to North Alabama for football. RTR forever in my heart, the champion Tide, the fans that I will always love and never forget. I thank ya'll for the support: ROLL TIDE ROLL. For life."

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Book Blog

Thanks for the guest post by Jo Levy

I thought it was time to put up a blog that related to my business website. My site sells rare and antique books across the country, but there is actually a lot of news published about my industry. I thought my clients would appreciate a centralized place for all that information and I was just dying to have a place to discuss my books.

I did some research on and found a great package for my blog. I already knew my way around HTML code so I just slapped the site up myself using a Wordpress theme! Since then, I’ve been trying to post at least once a week, usually about something going on in the industry. For example, last month there was a conference I attended so I gave my readers the highlights. I also like to post news about the new books in my store including the First Edition Moby Dick I just got in stock! My customers like the site and I’m (excuse the pun) an open book!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Crimson Notes 5/17/11

The University of Alabama received a verbal commitment from four-star linebacker Dillon Lee on Monday.

Lee, who attends Buford High School in Buford, Ga., chose the Crimson Tide over the likes of USC, Florida State and Georgia.

The 6-foot-4 220-pound Georgia product becomes the twelfth verbal commitment for the 2012 signing class.

In the wake of the violent tornado that destroyed a portion of Tuscaloosa, the new edition of Sports Illustrated features a story from Lars Anderson on the role UA coaches and players will play in respect to the rebuilding process of a very proud city and football community.

The cover of the latest SI edition features former Crimson Tide star Javier Arenas standing in the midst of rubble and wreckage.

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Aaron Douglas Found Dead in Florida

University of Alabama offensive lineman Aaron Douglas was found dead Thursday morning in Fernandina Beach, Florida. The exact cause of death is unknown at this time.

Police Report Excerpt:

At 8:13 AM the Fernandina Beach Police Department responded to the report of a deceased male. The victim has now been identified as 21 year old, David Aaron Douglas of Maryville, Tenn. The national media has been reporting that Douglas was a student at the University of Alabama and was a member of the football team. Our agency is referring any questions related to the University to the University of Alabama.

According to witness accounts, the victim reportedly left his friends last night after dinner to go by taxi cab to Jacksonville. While enroute he was apparently contacted by two local women and invited to a party at the First Avenue address. He arrived at the party by cab at approximately 11:00 PM – 11:30 PM and was seen at the residence as late as 2:00 AM.

When the male resident and others woke this morning they found the victim on the second floor balcony apparently deceased. The police and EMS were called and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

University of Alabama Press Release Excerpt:

"It is with tremendous sadness that we received the news of the passing of Aaron Douglas," said Alabama Director of Athletics Mal Moore. "Our prayers and sympathies are with the Douglas family at this tragic time."

"It is a tragedy anytime you lose someone close to you and even more so when it is a member of your family," said UA head football coach Nick Saban. "Aaron was a part of our family and always will be a part of our family at Alabama. He was an outstanding young man and we were excited about what he had accomplished as a player and a person in the short time he was with us.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to his parents, David and Karla, who are two of the best people you will ever meet and the love they had for their son was something very special. As a father, there is nothing we can say to describe the loss of a son. Our Alabama family has sustained a tragic loss and the Alabama family is grieving that loss. We will be here to support Aaron's family in any way we can."

Monday, May 2, 2011

Greg and the Jets: McElroy Drafted by New York

Good things come to those who wait…and Greg McElroy waited…and waited.

The former Alabama quarterback was taken at the “midnight hour” by the New York Jets at pick No. 208 in the seventh and final round of the NFL Draft.

McElroy admitted that he fell down the draft board more than he thought, but he also interjected that it’s not where you start in terms of selection, but how you finish your NFL career.

Congratulations to Greg McElroy!