It has been a very long time since the Alabama Crimson Tide has been faced with a serious quarterback dilemma, over a decade in fact by my estimation. Before Greg McElroy took over the reins from exiting senior John Parker Wilson, John Parker succeeded the starting position in a similar manner from another exiting senior Brodie Croyle, and again it was the same instance when Brodie succeeded Tyler Watts. In almost every instance since Brodie Croyle took the starting job up until now, there was always a clear cut decision to be made as to who would start at quarterback for Alabama. With the exception of a moderate competition between Greg McElroy and Star Jackson before McElroy took control of the position. Nearly everybody watching that competition went in with McElroy the heavy favorite and that turned out to be the right assumption in that case. Now Alabama finds itself in the middle of a very serious quarterback competition between two highly touted and extremely talented prospects, AJ McCarron and Phillip Sims.
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Trevor Releford layup with 13 seconds wins it for Crimson Tide.
Tide begins second week of spring workouts.
TUSCALOOSA – His arms and legs are wrapped in an elaborate pattern of tattoos dripping from his crimson colored practice jersey and white football pants. Just like his body ink, few can take their eyes off of Jesse Williams. When Alabama's defensive lineman recently appeared at the Crimson Tide's pro day, he was barefoot for no apparent reason. One Alabama quipped, “That's just Jesse.” Williams is one of the Tide's new spring additions, a transfer from Arizona Western College expected to impact Alabama's defense the way Crocodile Dundee sent the nation into an outback frenzy in 1986. [Read More]
Tide finishes with perfect (19-0) home record.
The Alabama men's basketball team defeated the Miami Hurricanes, 79-64, in the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinal Wednesday night in front of 8,612 fans at Coleman Coliseum. The victory advances the Crimson Tide to its sixth all-time NIT Final Four appearance. “It is an understatement to say that this was a great win,” UA head coach Anthony Grant said. “I thought from start-to-finish the style of play was outstanding. The atmosphere today was outstanding.” “I think our guys came out with great pride and excitement for an opportunity to continue our play, to continue our season, and to continue to have an opportunity to compete for a championship,” Grant said. “I'm really proud of the effort everyone gave today.”
Alabama will face Colorado in the NIT semifinal Tuesday, March 29 at 8 p.m. CDT at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
Tony Mitchell scores game-high 23 points to lead Tide.