There's an article in today's Chicago Sun-Times entitled; "Tide Rolling Saban's Second Time Around". It mentions that both Urban Meyer and Nick Saban had difficult first years but things have worked out pretty well since. According to the article, Saban lost his last four games last year and Meyer lost three SEC games in his first year. Obviously, both teams are playing for the SEC Championship this afternoon. In the article Meyer is quoted as saying: "Players need to get used to you. You need to get an understanding of the players. There are usually schematic changes that take a little while to get used to. Absolutely. That's the truth. That's real". I think that sums up the season for RR and staff and the team in general. I think we'll see a difference next year and a major leap forward in '10. It's obvious that the nay-sayers need to chill out some.
"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.