| FTBL ESPN - How Alabama moved from Nick Saban to Kalen DeBoer in 49 hours

"As Byrne left campus Wednesday evening, he began reaching out to former players from different eras. He talked to Joe Namath, Mark Ingram, Jalen Hurts and DeVonta Smith."

"Not to discuss candidates, but it was more, 'What do you think if you were in my shoes?'" Byrne said. "Because they may have had a piece of information I hadn't thought about, which is good."

This is pretty powerful to me. It just shows what these players can mean to the university and the respect they garner while walking this campus. For the AD of one of the best athletic programs in the country to call and ask your advice has to make you feel valued as a person. Those are all good people as well, so it makes sense.
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