Alabama sophomore linebacker Adrian Hubbard has been more and more of a nuisance to opposing offenses as the season has progressed. Saturday’s comeback victory at LSU was no different. It was just the first time Hubbard has been recognized for his efforts by the SEC, which named him the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week.
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.
In its first two games, the Alabama defense seemed to be in no rush to rush the passer. The Crimson Tide wasn’t doing anything fancy to pressure quarterbacks. Will we see the pass rushers unleashed Saturday when the top-ranked Tide visits Arkansas?
As mentioned in today’s practice report, Alabama outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard still seems a little affected by an elbow injury that he suffered two weeks ago in the Crimson Tide’s first preseason scrimmage. Here’s a little video. He’s No. 42. See what you think.
Adrian Hubbard, whose MVP performance at April’s A-Day Game prompted lofty expectations for his upcoming sophomore season, underwent two hernia surgeries during the offseason. The procedures limited his summer conditioning for “probably a month,” Hubbard said, but it hasn’t prevented him from doing anything since Alabama opened camp Friday. “Everyone always thinks a hernia is a big deal, but I got back in probably a month,” Hubbard said today before Alabama’s Fan Day at Bryant-Denny Stadium. “Right now it doesn’t bother me anywhere. “You come to Alabama, you have to work hard. Rehab, too, you have to work hard in everything: academics, on the field and in the training room.”
The Tide’s Adrian Hubbard is primed for a breakout season
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard didn’t hold back Saturday when asked how good the 2012 Alabama football team can be.”Great,” he said after his White team defeated the Crimson team 24-15 in the A-Day Game before a crowd
One was a newcomer. One was an up-and-comer. That was the pre-spring assessment of a couple of men in new roles for the Alabama Crimson Tide. In the A-Day Game Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium they were recognized for outstanding accomplishments.
Listen to Alabama defensive end Adrian Hubbard, who was named the top lineman of the 2012 A-Day Game, and defensive back Vinnie Sunseri who grabbed two interceptions discuss their performances in the 2012 A-Day Game.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — A-Day is here.Hallelujah, say Alabama football players.This is a day they look forward to.Star offensive lineman Barrett Jones says A-Day is a gateway to May, the players’ one free month of the year.For running back Jalston Fowler,
Though the sophomore’s on-field experience is minimal, he’s impressed Nick Saban throughout the spring.
ESPN’s Cris Carter is there but his son Duron is not. Outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard spends a drill in the secondary. Wide receiver DeAndrew White (hamstring) is back at work.
Florida quarterback John Brantley fumbled when he was sacked by the Crimson Tide’s Alex Watkins. Brantley fell on the ball, but the ball came loose. The Tide’s Adrian Hubbard picked it up and ran to the end zone, but after some confusion, the call was that the ball was dead after Brantley recovered it. Alabama coach Nick Saban was asked about the play Monday. “I really think the officials got it right on the field,” Saban said. “It was called a fumble. The bean bag went out. The ball was in sort of a unique position.