Coach Pearson will not be retained by Coach Grant, according to the Birmingham News. I like Coach Pearson, and thought he did an excellent job under the circumstances, but this is probably for the best. There is a major potential for problems when a new coach keeps around members from the old staff, and I would imagine Anthony Grant will probably clean house. I would not have minded seeing Coach Pearson stay, and I hope he gets a good job somewhere.
Also, rumor on the message boards is that we will be moving volleyball and women's basketball out of Coleman Coliseum and into Foster's Auditorium. This would give the men's basketball team exclusive use of the practice facility. This may be a popular move with most, but I don't like it. While I am obviously a fan of the men's program, I want UA to excel at all sports. This would be a crippling move for women's basketball. They work just as hard and do not deserve to be relegated to the asbestos infested dinosaur known as Fosters. Wendell Hudson is working hard to get that program turned around, but I can't imagine how he would go about recruiting young ladies to play in Foster's. Coach Grant spoke in his press conference about the University making a committment to succeed in all sports, not just football. Just as Coach Grant would not like Coach Saban making decisions that adversely impact men's basketball, Coach Grant and the athletic department should not make decisions that are detrimental to the competitiveness of our women's teams.