Brent Beaird, analyst First Coast News, joined Host of "Southern Fried Sports" Travis Reier to look ahead to spring football practice and breakdown Alabama hoops in his weekly SEC discussion.

Beaird is most interested in hearing about the defensive side after Alabama's first spring practice coming up this Friday.

"Well it has to be the defense for me." Beaird told Reier. "I mean obviously after the national championship game, you just want to hear that they're beginning to get on the same page with this new coaching staff."

The duo also reacted to Alabama's 66-60 loss to Auburn. You can hear the full reaction by clicking on the video above and listening to the conversation.

"This team lacks a lot of inner toughness." Beaird told Reier. "They don't have a lot of leadership when they need it in crucial situations."

As always, you can tune into "Southern Fried Sports" weekdays from 11-noon. Don't forget to download the Tide102.9 app and stay connected with the Crimson Tide all year long.