Alabama football coach Nick Saban talks with reporters Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Vasha Hunt/AL.com via AP)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Greg Byrne has had an eventful first three months as Alabama's athletic director.
Byrne made a seemingly tough decision in firing a baseball coach after one season and a no-brainer, too: striking a new deal with football coach Nick Saban. In between, he has attended plenty of `Bama sporting events - and countless meetings - and squeezed in a few get-to-know-you rounds of golf with boosters and speaking engagements.
Byrne is preparing for his first Southeastern Conference spring meetings since taking over at Alabama on March 1. He already opted to make one coaching change in an otherwise flourishing athletic program.