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Alabama AD Greg Byrne hires music consultant to improve selections at Bryant-Denny Stadium

Alabama AD Greg Byrne at Bryant-Denny Stadium during 2019 season
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Students and fans make a difference in college football.

Greg Byrne, athletics director at the University of Alabama, listened to feedback from students to change the music selections inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. According to Byrne, UA has hired a music consultant to make things better moving forward.

The student body and fans of the Florida Gators made things difficult for the Crimson Tide two weeks ago at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Dan Mullen had a sell-out crowd at “The Swamp,” and Alabama players could not hear on the field. Their energy and passion nearly pushed Florida to an upset of the Tide.

Was it the music selections that had the crowd rocking? Probably so.

RELATED: Nick Saban hopes for a hostile environment at Bryant-Denny Stadium when Ole Miss arrives

Fans were in tune with each song that played.

Nick Saban wants the same atmosphere against Ole Miss. Of course, students and fans will keep “Dixieland Delight” for the fourth quarter. Other songs, including “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers, have also become a staple.

Nothing is wrong with variety, but we will see how this experiment turns out. Hopefully, new music will keep students and fans at games for four quarters.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

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