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    UL Football How Nick Saban's Alabama 'Process' is being channeled in Cajun Country

    By the time Billy Napier ambles through the door with a Starbucks Venti in tow, the room is packed. Thirty-five people have grabbed their seats -- fanning out from a long center table to each of the walls. It's 7:45 on a pleasant April morning and another four months will pass before the first game is played.Inside the nerve center of the University of Louisiana's football program, Napier plops down in a chair, peers down at his notes and in his sleepy, Southern voice begins to outline the day's agenda. In precise, exacting detail, the coach runs through the practice schedule -- commenting on the execution of specific drills and the time budgeted for each of them.
    His audience is captive.
    Among those listening is a small cohort of staff members whose professional roots were established 403 miles away in Tuscaloosa, home of mighty Alabama. There is Mark Hocke, a supercharged Scott Cochran clone serving as the strength and conditioning guru. Nearby is Rob Sale, the offensive coordinator who played for Nick Saban at LSU and then apprenticed under him with the Crimson Tide. A few feet away is Katie Turner, the bubbly director of on-campus recruiting and former president of Zeta Tau Alpha's Alabama chapter. Lurking in the vicinity is Andrew Burkett, the Gardendale native and the director of recruiting research and evaluation.
    https://www.al.com/alabamafootball/i..._is_being.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun77 View Post
    Excellent article. I cannot wait to see the results of the process.

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    Great read


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    Well that was an interesting read.


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    Default Re: How Nick Saban's Alabama 'Process' is being channeled in Cajun Country

    Trust the Process


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    Wow. Can't wait to see this unfold.


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    Couldn't market UL football any better to any NFL wannabe prospect than this article. Hocke is 100% all in with our young men......only difference being the shade of red worn, Vermilion vs Crimson.

    Also implies Napier as a potential heir apparent to Saban at some point in future. Albeit he'll have plenty of competition when that time arrives.


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    The night he was hired I was told to expect this.


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    Totally missed the other thread, sorry.


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    To expect the love from Alabama? Great article, August can't get here fast enough.


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    It'll be sweet if Alabama despised anything Cajun Sept 29th ;-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbear View Post
    The night he was hired I was told to expect this.
    So set our sights higher than Nola bowl ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman66 View Post
    To expect the love from Alabama? Great article, August can't get here fast enough.
    The plan....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    So set our sights higher than Nola bowl ?
    Commit to the process.....enjoy the ride boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun77 View Post
    Hockey is a Jesuit of New Orleans Alumnus, who I think was at Alabama....that gives us a St Aug, Rummel, Jesuit, and a GA from Shaw!! And maybe a ga from HC.....anybody know some more hometowns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbear View Post
    Commit to the process.....enjoy the ride boys.
    Ive not been this excited for football season since 2014 .. hopefully this season turns out better

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    Ive not been this excited for football season since 2014 .. hopefully this season turns out better
    ....I had mentioned this, but part of the reasons behind the process is to give position coaches time with their family and replacing coaches when they leave....coach had mentioned that schools will be after our top line coaches and talented hard working staff members can move up!!!

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    Fascinating article. Thanks for posting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    Hockey is a Jesuit of New Orleans Alumnus, who I think was at Alabama....that gives us a St Aug, Rummel, Jesuit, and a GA from Shaw!! And maybe a ga from HC.....anybody know some more hometowns?
    Hey Boomer, Fidel Castro was a Jesuit too..

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