You know all those terrible things you hear Alabama fans say about Lane Kiffin? Cheater, spoiled brat, Daddy's Boy, deflator of footballs? It turns out they are just good-natured jokes, right, a little fraternal ribbing among pals? The same thing goes for Mack Brown. Alabama fans feel your pain about Colt McCoy's injury, Mack. And UA alumnus Mike Riley can surely feel the love from his old school, even though he chose to stay out West and led to Mike Price's hiring. For the next three weeks, at least, those guys – along with Stanford's David Shaw – are Alabama's favorite football coaches, because they are the ones that can provide the help the Crimson Tide needs to improbably find its way back into another BCS Championship appearance. Saturday's 29-24 loss to Texas A&M damaged Alabama's hopes badly, but didn't kill them.