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Is There Any Stopping Another Alabama-Clemson Title Game?

on Thursday, December 06, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
NCAA Football:

After weeks of crunching every possible playoff scenario, we finally got the final pairing's down to Alabama vs Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl and the Cotton Bowl between Notre Dame vs Clemson...

Now, there is just no way of writing a piece about the College Football Playoff's without controversy! 


The more one writes about these playoff's the more controversy comes into play...

Maybe the one that would play into things getting worse, which the Playoff Committee definitely doesn't want any part of would be the simple fact of Notre Dame being in the Final four!

Notre Dame's schedule was very soft this year and they even had a rough time with it, then there's the fact that for some insane reason, when this system was set up, it was agreed to that Notre Dame would get in if ranked high enough or undefeated...

To put it simply, the fan's of other schools have no say, like it or not! If there are 5 teams undefeated and the Irish are one of them somebody will get left out, and it won't be the Irish!

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Twelve Crimson Tide Players On All SEC Teams...

on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
 SEC Football:

Alabama had five first-team All-SEC team members and 12 total in the coaches voting released Tuesday.

The Crimson Tide led in representation followed by Georgia with seven while Missouri and South Carolina each had five each.

Alabama also had five first-team picks in the AP voting announced Monday including offensive player of the year, Tua Tagovailoa.

The full All-SEC teams voted by the coaches:

First team Offense:

TE:
Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M

OL:
Jonah Williams, Alabama
Andrew Thomas, Georgia
Greg Little, Ole Miss
Bunchy Stallings, Kentucky

C:
Lamont Gaillard, Georgia

WR:
A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

QB:
Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

RB:
Benny Snell, Kentucky
Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M

AP:
Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

Defense:

DL:
Quinnen Williams, Alabama
Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State
Jachai Polite, Florida
Montez Sweat, Mississippi State

LB:
Josh Allen, Kentucky
Devin White, LSU
Deshaun Davis, Auburn

DB:
Deandre Baker, Georgia
Grant Delpit, LSU
Greedy Williams, LSU
Deionte Thompson, Alabama

SPECIAL TEAMS:

PK:
Cole Tracy, LSU

P:
Braden Mann, Texas A&M

RS:
Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

Second team OFFENSE:

TE:
Irv Smith Jr., Alabama

OL:
Martez Ivey, Florida
Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
Deion Calhoun, Mississippi State
Zack Bailey, South Carolina

C:
Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama

WR:
Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
Emanuel Hall, Missouri

QB:
Drew Lock, Missouri

RB:
D’Andre Swift, Georgia
Damien Harris, Alabama

AP:
Lynn Bowden, Kentucky

DEFENSE:

DL:
Isaiah Buggs, Alabama
Jonathan Ledbetter, Georgia
Terry Beckner, Missouri
Derrick Brown, Auburn

LB:
Dylan Moses, Alabama
Cale Garrett, Missouri
Mack Wilson, Alabama

DB:
CJ Henderson, Florida
Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State
Joejuan Williams, Vanderbilt
DeMarkus Acy, Missouri

SPECIAL TEAMS:

PK:
Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia

P:
Joseph Charlton, South Carolina

RS:
Mecole Hardman, Georgia

Offensive Line a Finalist for the Joe Moore Award...

on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
Crimson Tide Football:

The Alabama offensive line has been selected as one of three finalists for the Joe Moore Award, the Foundation for Teamwork announced Tuesday.

The Joe Moore Award is presented annually to the nation's top offensive line unit. Alabama is joined by Georgia and Oklahoma as finalists.

The Alabama offensive line has paved the way for one of the most prolific offenses in school history this season.

The Tide attack has posted 11 games of 500+ total yards this season, the most in the Football Bowl Subdivision. UA leads the SEC and is second nationally in scoring offense at 47.9 points per game.

UA also leads the league and ranks No. 7 in the country in total offense, averaging 527.6 yards per game, which is on pace to shatter the school record.

Alabama is seventh in the country in passing offense at 325.5 yards per contest and ranks 10th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in sacks allowed at just 1.0 per game.

The award is named after Joe Moore, widely regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in college football history and is the only major college football award to honor a unit.

The award annually recognizes the nation's most outstanding offensive line unit that best displays toughness, effort, teamwork, physicality, tone setting and finishing.

Alabama previously won the award in 2015. The winner of the 2018 award will be announced in late December.
 

Football’s Michael Locksley Wins the Broyles Award...

on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
Crimson Tide Football:

Alabama offensive coordinator Michael Locksley has been named the winner of 2018 Broyles Award.

Locksley received the honor at the Broyles Award Luncheon in Little Rock, Ark., Monday.

In his first season as Alabama's offensive coordinator, Locksley is overseeing a Crimson Tide attack that is averaging 47.9 points and 527.6 yards per game in 2018.

The Tide has already set school records for points scored (623), total offense (6,859), offensive touchdowns (77) and passing yards (4,231) in a season.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has thrown for 3,353 yards and a school-record 37 touchdowns in 2018. He is just the fourth quarterback to throw for 3,000 yards in a season at UA.

Locksley is in his second season on the Crimson Tide on-field coaching staff, rumors abound about the imminent possibility of his getting the Head Coaching position at Maryland.

He served as the Tide's co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2017. Locksley originally joined the program as an offensive analyst in 2016.

The Broyles Award has been presented annually since 1996 to the outstanding assistant coach in college football.

Locksley joins former Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart (2009) as the second UA coach to receive the honor
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Tua Tagovailoa named SEC Offensive Player of the Year...

on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
Crimson Tide Football:

For the second time in three years, a first-year starting quarterback for Alabama is the SEC Offensive Player of the Year.

Tua Tagovailoa, the Crimson Tide’s Heisman Trophy contender, was named the Associated Press SEC Offensive Player of the Year Monday morning.

The sophomore leads the SEC with 37 passing touchdowns, has only four interceptions and ranks second nationally in quarterback rating, behind only Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray.
 

Coaching Staff Selects Eight Players of the Week Following Victory over Auburn...

on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 2 Comments so far
Crimson Tide Football:

The Alabama football coaching staff selected eight players of the week following the Tide's 52-21 win over Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium last Saturday in the annual Iron Bowl matchup.

Josh Jacobs, Ross Pierschbacher and Tua Tagovailoa on offense; 


Shyheim Carter, Anfernee Jennings and Dylan Moses on defense;


Kyriq McDonald and Henry Ruggs III on special teams were all recognized for their play against the Tigers.

Tagovailoa continued his standout season, contributing six touchdowns against the Tigers with five passing and one rushing.

The sophomore threw for 324 yards and five scores on 25-of-32 passing, with his five passing scores matching the Alabama single-game mark.

Tagovailoa added four rushes for 36 yards with one more touchdown to his totals.

The six scores in a single game was a new Alabama record and moved the Tide signal-caller atop the single-season list for touchdown responsibility with 41 (36 passing/five rushing).

Aiding Tagovailoa in his standout day were Jacobs and Pierschbacher.

Jacobs contributed another all-around performance for the Crimson Tide, finishing with 81 yards of total offense.

The junior tailback carried five times for 28 yards to average 5.6 yards per tote while adding four catches for 53 yards and one score.

Pierschbacher provided the blocks for both his quarterback and tailback, equaling his season-high mark with four knockdown blocks as UA's offense rolled up 500 yards against the Tigers' top-10 nationally-ranked defense.


The red-shirt senior did not commit a penalty and kept his quarterback clean as he did not allow a sack or quarterback pressure.

Alabama's defensive unit limited Auburn to only 283 yards of total offense and 21 points, including just seven in the second half with the trio of Carter, Jennings and Moses playing big roles.

Carter set a new career-high total for tackles with six, including half a stop for loss (-1 yard). The junior defensive back also broke up a career-high three passes.

Jennings picked off his first career pass, part of his eight-tackle performance that included one sack (-3 yards).

The red-shirt sophomore also recorded one quarterback hurry and broke up a pass by game's end.

Moses tied for the team lead in tackles once again, with the sophomore collecting nine stops with one tackle for loss (-2 yards).

McDonald and Ruggs III each made one tackle on kickoff coverage.

McDonald stopped the AU returner after an 18-yard gain, with the redshirt freshman's efforts leading to an eventual three-and-out.

Ruggs III, a sophomore, took down the Tiger returner and prevented a potentially big play with the stop.