Following the conclusion of the 2013 BCS National Championship game where the Alabama Crimson Tide dominated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish ESPN sports reporter Chris Low caught up with Linebacker Nico Johnson, Offensive Lineman Chance Warmack and DJ Fluker, as [...]
Senior linebacker Nico Johnson, one of the leaders on an Alabama defense that ranks No. 1 in the nation, has accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl. He’s the first Alabama player to be announced as a 2013 participant, and he’s unlikely to be the last.
Alabama linebacker Nico Johnson is coming to the Senior Bowl, the all-star game confirmed via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon. The former Andalusia High School star is the Crimson Tide’s third-leading tackler this season heading into its meeting with Notre Dame in the BCS national championship game on Jan. 7. Johnson is the first Alabama player confirmed for the 2013 game. He is not expected to be the last.
Kevin Norwood was, perhaps, reluctant to admit it, but it was refreshing when he did. A while back, the Alabama wide receiver changed the background of his cell phone. There were no family members or close friends included in this picture. Just a $1.5 billion stadium. “I’ve been looking at that stadium for like months now,” Norwood said Monday. “It’s something we’ve been preparing for.”
"I can’t wait to see what our defense and our offense will do this year," senior from Andalusia says.
Outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard is coming off surgery, Johnson adds.
Speaking about a successful summer of conditioning and bonding, the senior from Andalusia says, "Everyone bought in, and it showed this summer that everyone’s committed."
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Nico Johnson was one of several Alabama players to speak with reporters Wednesday about the Crimson Tide, LSU and the BCS Championship Game. Practice resumes Wednesday afternoon for the Jan. 9 rematch with the Tigers in New Orleans.
Alabama’s coaching staff named seven players of the week after the Crimson Tide defeated Tennessee, 37-6, in Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday. Bama, ranked second in the nation, has an open date this week and then will host number one LSU on Nov. 5.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Alabama linebacker Nico Johnson spoke with reporters Monday about Alabama and Tennessee. The Crimson Tide junior had five tackles in a 52-7 win at Ole Miss last week.
OXFORD, Mississippi – Junior inside linebacker had a team-high six tackles (four solo) Saturday night in Alabama’s 52-7 victory over Ole Miss. Two of his tackles were for losses. “Just flying around, having fun,” he said of the Tide’s 14 tackles for a loss. In this video, he talks about the victory.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Like last season, Alabama has won its first five games. But Week Six was where the Crimson Tide started to struggle in 2010. It lost at South Carolina and went on to lose two more regular-season games. Nico Johnson remembers. The 35-21 loss to the Gamecocks was the junior linebacker’s first loss as an Alabama player. In this video, he talks about a chip on the shoulder. Among other things, he also talks about what it was like in the Tide’s locker room last Saturday following a 38-10 victory at Florida.
TUSCALOOSA – Any college football team would be thrilled to have a linebacker like C.J. Mosley, a 6-foot-2, 234-pound specimen who can rush the passer, cover receivers and run down running backs. Most teams would be devastated to lose him. The University of Alabama has played more than seven consecutive quarters without Mosley since he sustained an elbow injury in the first quarter of the Crimson Tide’s game against Arkansas, and hasn’t really missed a beat.