Spring Scrimmage Stats

Phillip Sims - 20 for 30, 225 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT
A.J. McCarron - 18 for 33, 189 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT

Eddie Lacy - 10 rush, 92 yards, 3 TD
Trent Richardson - 5 rush, 40 yards
Jalston Fowler - 5 rush, 31 yards
Demetrius Hart - 11 rush, 25 yards

Kenny Bell - 7 rec., 89 yards, 2 TD
Marquis Maze - 4 rec., 76 yard, 2 TD
Darius Hanks - 5 rec., 61 yards
DeAndrew White - 4 rec., 61 yards
Brandon Gibson - 3 rec., 28 yards
Trent Richardson - 2 rec., 25 yards, 1 TD
Brad Smelley - 3 rec., 17 yards
Kevin Norwood - 2 rec., 16 yards

Cade Foster - Made: 32, 47, 52; Missed: 32, 52
Jeremy Shelley - Made: 29

C.J. Mosley - 6 tackles, 1 INT
Nico Johnson - 5 tackles, 1 TFL
DeQuan Menzie - 5 tackles, 1 TFL
Trey DePriest - 5 tackles, 1 TFL
Dont'a Hightower - 4 tackles, 2 sacks
Courtney Upshaw - 4 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT
John Fulton - 4 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 PBU, 1 INT

Alabama spring football scrimmage highlights quarterback battle


SEC Heisman Candidates

Heisman candidates in the SEC next season, top three , in alphabetical order, would be Arkansas running back Knile Davis, South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore and Alabama running back Trent Richardson.

Source - ESPN.COM


Bama's O-Line so far this spring....

First Team;

RT - D.J. Fluker
RG - Barrett Jones
Center - William Vlachos
LG - Chance Warmack
LT - Alfred McCullough

Second Team;

RT - Austin Shepherd
RG - John Michael Boswell
Center - Kellen Williams
LG - Anthony Steen
LT - Aaron Douglas

The BEST news so far from Spring Practice is .....

It's not Trent Richardson, Freshman phenom Dee Hart, Quinton Dial, Mark Barron, Jesse Williams, etc....

My pick for the BEST SPRING PRACTICE NEWS so far is;

Dont'a Hightower is fast, furious and ready to lead the Crimson Tide defense the way many always believed he would.


Introducing JC Transfer - DL Quinton Dial

Wt:315 lbs
Bench Max:400
Squat Max:535

- Dial will have three calendar years to play two seasons at Alabama.

An understatement to say Quinton Dial is a big guy. At 6-5, 310 lbs. he's an ominous presence on the defensive line with his ability to stuff the run, dominant an opposing defender, or sneak inside for a sack. - Scout.com

DL Jesse Williams! Soon to be a household name for the Bama-Nation

Introducing - Jesse Williams, a 6'4", 330-pound monster defensive lineman from Brisbane, Australia. He is a transfer from Arizona Western College and was ranked No. 2 in the Rivals.com JUCO Top 50.

- Bench Max: 520

- He does have three years to play his final two years of eligibility

- Williams' has emerged as an ideal 3-4 two-gap nose who can occupy blockers and clog up running lanes in the SEC.

- Williams' brute strength, quickness to jump on top of blockers at the snap, upper body strength, anchor strength, shed ability and range will allow him to seamlessly fit and transition into the defense.

2011 Preseason All-America Team (Bama Edition)

1st Team
- Barrett Jones
- Mark Barron

2nd Team
- Robert Lester
- Trent Richardson

Honorable Mention
- Dont'a Hightower
- William Vlachos

Trent is Ready to Roll !!

Trent Richardson last year (Never 100% Healthy);
- Tore ligaments in his foot in the opener against San Jose State.
- In the LSU game, Richardson tore his abdominal muscle and also sprained the MCL.

- Trent averaged 6.2 yards per carry, 63.6 YPG and led all Alabama running backs with 23 catches.
- Trent finished 2nd in the SEC in all-purpose yards, averaging 145.4 YPG.

Trent is healthy and ready to Roll. Stronger, Faster and now THE #1 Back for the Tide! Look out SEC !! RTR

Tide's Richardson takes center stage


Interesting Tid-Bit .. Again OL ...

Backing up Vlachos (C)? Tyler Love & John Michael Boswell..  Wow, Tyler is a beast for a center! I like the concept...

What we know about Bama's OL as of Today

It is 99% for sure that Bama's O-Line will consist of;

- RT: DJ Fluker
- RG: Barret Jones
- Center: William Vlachos
- LG: Chance Warmack
- LT: ??? Aaron Douglas ???



Spring has Sprung in T-Town

To me the most interesting battle this spring will be on the O-Line. There are some "monsters" going after starting roles on Bama's O-Line ..

- DJ Fluker - 6'6" @ 335lbs
- Anthony Steen - 6'3" @ 303
- Brandon Ivory - 6'4" @ 308
- John Michael Boswell - 6'5" @ 300
- Tyler Love - 6'6" @ 307
- Aaron Douglas - 6'7" @ 275
- Austin Shepherd - 6'5" @ 321

Other misc practice tid-bits:

Alabama senior Robby Green was not at practice Monday after he was suspended by the team for violating team rules and policies, Saban said.

QB's - I believe it's AJ's job to loose, but by no means can you count out Phillip Sims, Phillip Ely or Blake Sims.


Spring Practice begins Today

The Crimson Tide opens the first of 15 spring practices today at 3:30 p.m. in Tuscaloosa.


Class of 2011 Team Football Recruiting Rankings

1. Florida State
2. Alabama
3. Auburn
4. USC
5. Texas
6. Georgia
7. Ohio State
8. Clemson
9. Notre Dame
10. LSU


Bryant-Denny Stadium Ranks comes in as the 10th Loudest Stadium ...

Other stdiums in the SEC?

- #15 Georgia
- #12 Tennesee's Neyland Stadium
- #4 LSU's Tiger Stadium
- #3 "The Swamp," Ben Hill Griffin Stadium - Florida

The 15 Loudest Stadiums in the Nation


Alabama Spring Practice begins MONDAY 3/21

QB? Who will it be? Redshirt sophomore A.J. McCarron, redshirt freshman Phillip Sims or true freshman Phillip Ely?

RB. Trent Richardson begins his Heisman Run. Who's gonna be #2? Eddie Lacy? Can Eddie get past his fumble issues? True freshman Dee Hart?

OL: Jesse Williams (6'4" @ 330LBs) & Aaron Douglas (6'6" @ 280LB) JUCO Xfers.. OL will be stacked by fall.

Defense will be stout this year. CJ Mosley, Dont'a Hightower, Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick, Courtney Upshaw and more... Don't forget that True Freshman Trey DePriest will be in the mix too.


2011 Spring Practice Dates

Alabama 2011 Spring Practice Dates
Practice #1 March 21
Practice #2 March 23
Practice #3 March 25
Practice #4 March 26
Practice #5 March 28
Practice #6 March 30
Practice #7 April 1
Practice #8 April 2
Practice #9 April 4
Practice #10 April 6
Practice #11 April 8
Practice #12 April 9
Practice #13 April 12
Practice #14 April 14
A-Day April 16


South Carolina QB Stephen Garcia will Start against Bama

"We plan on him starting against Alabama. He actually played three quarters pretty well then obviously the two fumbles were pretty bad plays. Can he stop fumbling? We're going to give him a chance to stop fumbling. He hasn't thrown a lot of picks this year so other than the fumbles, he's played pretty decently." -- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier on quarterback Stephen Garcia, following practice Tuesday night.

Source - The Sports Xchange

Post Florida Reviews

The media is crediting Boise, but that obscure team from Tuscaloosa needed to prove itself. Defending national champion Alabama leveled Florida 31-6, a feat that left Urban Meyer speechless. Bama has a relentless offense balanced by arguably the two best running backs in college football. Their defense that lost nine starters has not allowed a second-half touchdown. The “inexperienced” secondary has six interceptions in the last two games. The Crimson Tide has been demonstrably the best team in the country, through five games

College Football Awards: Week Five


1. Denard Robinson, Michigan QB: Threw for 277 yards and ran for 217 more (494 total) in a 42-35 shootout against Indiana. Also accounted for five touchdowns. Last week: Ranked 1st.

2. Cam Newton, Auburn QB: Spread his wings against Louisiana-Monroe, passing for 245 yards and three TDs in a 52-3 beatdown. Last week: Ranked 3rd.

3A. Mark Ingram, Alabama RB: Ran for 47 yards on 12 carries, cracking the end zone twice, and added 19 yards in receptions against Florida. Last week: Ranked 2nd.

3B. Trent Richardson, Alabama RB: Ran for 63 yards on 10 carries in the 31-6 victory against Florida. Last week: Not ranked.

4. Kellen Moore, Boise State QB: Threw for 196 yards and three TDs in a cameo against New Mexico State amid a 59-0 shellacking. Last week: Ranked 4th.

5. Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State QB: Zigged and zagged for 104 rushing yards and passed for 76 in a lackluster, 24-13 victory against Illinois that included an injury scare. Last week: Ranked 5th.

Source: Doug Segrest -- The Birmingham News

Week 6 SEC TV Schedule

Tennessee (2-3, 0-2) at Georgia (1-4, 0-3), 12:21 p.m. ET, SEC Network
Alabama (5-0, 2-0) at South Carolina (3-1, 1-1), 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS
Arkansas (3-1) vs. Texas A&M (3-1), 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC
Eastern Michigan (0-5) at Vanderbilt (1-3), 7 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Auburn (5-0, 2-0) at Kentucky (3-2, 0-2), 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2
LSU (5-0, 3-0) at Florida (4-1, 2-1), 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Mississippi State (3-2) at Houston (3-1), 8 p.m. ET, CBS College Sports

Source - ESPN.COM

Week 6 SEC Power Rankings

1. Alabama: The scary part isn’t that Alabama defeated Florida 31-6. The scary part is that the Crimson Tide (5-0, 2-0) made it look so easy. When the game was 31-3, Alabama shut it down to run some clock, or the Crimson Tide could have easily scored in the 40s. This is a physical team, a team that can beat you a number of different ways offensively and a team that’s only going to get better on defense.

#2 Auburn
#3 Arkansas
#4 Florida
#5 South Carolina

SEC Power Rankings: Week 6


More Bama vs Florida Predictions

Florida at Alabama (7 p.m. on CBS)
Alabama is a 7-point favorite.
The Game of the Century III comes down to this: Can Florida stop Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson while testing Alabama's revamped secondary? 
Alabama 21, Florida 13

Bama vs Florida - INJURIES

Florida -- Demps (ankle), probable; DTs Lawrence Marsh (forearm gash) and Brandon Antwine (shoulder), probable; K Caleb Sturgis (back), out; WR Chris Rainey (suspended), out.
Alabama -- Dareus (ankle), probable.