A comprehensive summary of the football related arrivals and departures on The Joe Gaither Show | Episode 156: January 19, 2024.
Following Alabama football stories has been exciting this week as head coach Kalen DeBoer assembles his staff and works to hold onto the talent that Tuscaloosa has to offer.
Things are moving quickly, so we discuss all the rumors and movement from the last three episodes of “The Joe Gaither Show on BamaCentral.”
We spent time on Friday’s episode explaining the decisions of some of the players, particularly 2024 prospects Julian Sayin and Jameer Grimsley, who have chosen to leave Tuscaloosa.
We talk about how the NCAA’s transfer portal regulations contribute to the “bad” news surrounding the Alabama program and why it’s all “bad” news.
As he hosts the first major recruiting weekend of his tenure, DeBoer has a chance to begin tipping the tide back in Alabama’s favor. The Washington Huskies have five games planned in Tuscaloosa. How much of them can DeBoer secure, and how important are they?
Ryan Williams, who is arguably DeBoer’s biggest recruit, will be on campus this weekend. We talk about his significance for Alabama’s future as well as the potential design of the Crimson Tide receiving room in 2024.
What significance does Amari NiBlack’s announcement that he will be joining Steve Sarkisian in Austin hold? Isiah Bond, Kendrick Blackshire, and NiBlack are similar to another trio of transfers that left Tuscaloosa to go to Texas.
The Alabama basketball team is playing their biggest game of the 2023–24 season on Saturday, so we can’t ignore them. What will it take for Alabama to defeat Tennessee in Knoxville?
Is Kalen DeBoer the Right Hire on The Joe Gaither Show
Let’s talk about the new football coach for the Crimson Tide on The Joe Gaither Show | Episode 153: January 12, 2024.
Nick Saban announced his retirement on Wednesday, and the past 48 hours have been extremely chaotic in Tuscaloosa. The entire Friday episode of “The Joe Gaither Show on BamaCentral” focuses on dissecting Greg Byrne’s choice to head the Crimson Tide program going forward.
Chris Walsh, Will Miller, and Tom Brew join us to talk about Kalen DeBoer’s hiring as the head football coach at Alabama.
We begin by drawing comparisons between DeBoer and a former Crimson Tide coach who was unsuccessful in Tuscaloosa and a success in Washington state. Are there any parallels between DeBoer and Mike Price?
Given that the names of several coaches were mentioned during the search, Walsh takes the audience through the hiring process. Paradoxically, Jimmy Sexton represents nearly all of the candidates. Were all the candidates choices for Byrne, or was Sexton spinning a tale to enable his clients to receive large pay increases?
Miller puts to rest worries that DeBoer lacks the experience necessary to take the Crimson Tide program in its next phase by outlining his winning strategies and his capacity to accomplish more with less.
Next, Brew from Hoosiersnow.com joins us. Brew covered DeBoer in 2019 while he was Indiana’s offensive coordinator. Brew provides our audience with insight into DeBoer’s mindset and his journey from NAIA to the Crimson Tide.