Given the climate that is May, a “block” of newsworthy items that occurred during the month has been compiled to form a “month in review” post.
In no particular order, here are several “nuggets” that came across the wire this month…
Saban inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
If dominance over the opposition is a factor when deciding “Hall of Fame” material, then Nick Saban must have tipped the scale.
2003 Alabama Sports Hall of Fame inductee @uacoachsarah with 2013 inductee Nick Saban #ASHoF #BuiltByBama ow.ly/i/2bJqA
— Alabama Gymnastics (@BamaGymnastics) May 23, 2013
Mal Moore named AD of the year
The late Mal Moore has been named the Athletic Director of the Year by the Sports Business Journal. Posthumously honored,
Crimson Tide receive two verbal commitments
Defensive tackle O.J. Smith and linebacker Zach Whitley have each verbally pledged to the
Smith, rated a two-star prospect (no, that is not a typo) per Rivals.com, stands 6-foot-2 and tops the scale at 320-pounds.
In respect to Whitley, the four-star prospect stands 6-foot-2 and tops the scale at 222-pounds.
Danny Woodson, Jr. transfers to
When a log jam of talent at wide receiver meets personal suspension, a transfer is usually on the horizon…and so is/was the case with Danny Woodson, Jr.
Woodson, Jr., the son of former Crimson Tide quarterback Danny Woodson, will now complete his college career at the
QB Phillip Ely to
The rumors began as early as a week after the national championship game, and finally, months later, those rumors have been validated. Former Tide backup quarterback Philip Ely is now a Toledo Rocket.
With lack of playing time being the obvious reason, Ely has decided to part ways with Alabama, although he will do so on excellent terms. Via Ely’s Twitter feed he praised ‘Bama fans and wished his former teammates nothing but the best in the future.
The proof is in the ring…or rings
Crimson Tide offensive lineman Anthony Steen, via Twitter, posted the new “bling” which is the ultimate “material piece” that commemorates the 2012 national championship season.
Pictured below, the rings honor the SEC Championship, BCS National Championship, and "program" national championship.
New rings came in! twitter.com/bamasteen61/st…Don't let the "bling of a dynasty" hurt your eyes!
— anthony steen (@bamasteen61) May 28, 2013