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Alabama’s Adrian Hubbard and Xzavier Dickson: ‘Two different linebackers with the same mindset’ (video)
One is built more like a basketball player, the other looks a lot like the Alabama linebackers that preceded him. One has a loud, booming voice and rarely clams up in front of reporters. The other is arguably Alabama’s most soft-spoken player.
Arie Kouandjio’s new nickname is a tribute not only to a scary movie juggernaut, but also the tenacity he’s shown throughout his ongoing comeback from multiple knee surgeries. “They call him Jason … because he just keeps on coming,” younger brother Cyrus Kouandjio said, referring to the famous villain from the Friday the 13th franchise. “They cut up both his knees, they chop ’em up real good and he just keeps on coming.”
Add yet another honor to Alabama center Barrett Jones’ ever-growing list of achievements. The senior center is one of 30 finalists for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award. The honor goes annually to the Division I FBS player who has “notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition,” according to a release.
‘You have to set your hair on fire:’ Increased urgency helps Alabama make most of its red zone opportunities
Alabama is one of just 16 teams in the country that has yet to come away with nothing inside the red zone and has scored touchdowns on 11 of its 12 trips.
Already, six of Alabama's linebackers have registered at least one tackle for loss through the first three games. With the Crimson Tide taking early leads and making it big during the second half, opportunities have abounded for players such as [...]
Redshirt freshman Phillip Ely is listed as Alabama’s backup quarterback on the team’s official depth chart, but the competition remains ongoing, coach Nick Saban said today.
After allowing six sacks vs. WKU, Alabama O-line will ‘come back, make corrections and get better from it,’ says D.J. Fluker (video)
A review of the film indicates that more than just the Alabama offensive line was to blame for the six sacks Western Kentucky scored in last week’s home opener.
As a junior and a veteran in Alabama’s secondary, Dee Milliner has quickly become one of Alabama’s go-to interviewees. If he keeps playing like he did Saturday against Michigan, he’ll certainly maintain that role.
After producing different No. 1 teams in their respective preseason polls, the writers and coaches have come to an agreement after the first week of college football. Alabama, after its impressive Week 1 victory over Michigan, is the No. 1 team in the country. Alabama received 37 of a possible 59 first-place votes. That’s a slightly lower percentage of what it received in the new AP poll.
By now, you’ve probably already read Don Kausler’s story about Nick Saban’s focus on the flaws that emerged from Saturday’s 41-14 win against Michigan. Now, let’s hear from a player who had no problem echoing what the coach was preaching. Featured in this video is junior linebacker C.J. Mosley, who tied Antonio Langham for Alabama’s all-time record of most career interception returns for touchdowns when he took one to the house in Saturday’s second quarter. He touches on why he has a knack for the end zone and other topics in this interview. Enjoy.
t’s hard to believe that we’re already 8.3 percent of the way through Alabama’s 2012 regular season. It flew by so swiftly, didn’t it? Because this thing’s moving so fast, now is a better time than ever to see where the Crimson Tide ranks within the college football world after its dominating 41-14 win over Michigan. We’re going to do this on a weekly basis. Most of the time, it will happen on Sunday.
Alabama center Barrett Jones has earned the right to speak his mind and say a few things that others wouldn’t dare in front of a horde of reporters. And that’s exactly what he did today when he broke down Alabama’s impressive offensive performance Saturday against Michigan.
After a day of rest following its impressive first game of the season, Alabama went back to work this afternoon for its first of four practices before Saturday’s game against Western Kentucky. Media was allowed to watch one period. Here’s what we saw.
Tickets remain available for Alabama’s home opener Saturday against Western Kentucky and its Nov. 17 game against Western Carolina, the university announced today. The tickets are available in unlimited quantities for $55 apiece. These tickets were made available because they haven’t been utilized by the respective visiting teams, according to a university release.
With a tip of the fedora to Auburn beat writer Charles Goldberg and his Blue Plate Special, let’s see what the nation’s prognosticators think about tonight’s Alabama-Michigan game. If you know of any employed writers or reporters who picked Michigan, please let us know. We couldn’t find any.