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2013 defensive lineman DeMarcus Walker has made his decision and it’s not good news for the Florida Gators. On Friday night, Walker committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide over the instate orange and blue. The decision isn’t surprising as many had pegged Walker as a member of Bama’s class.
Walker was on many a Florida fan’s wishlist, but fit may have played a role in his decision to head to Alabama. Walker feels he can play an important role for a team that has been at the top of college football for the past few years.
Although the announcement was predicted to bring good news for Bama, Florida may not have even finished second in the race. Auburn was in it until the very end for Walker and it seemed a sure thing that he would leave the state of Florida to play college football.
With plenty of names still on their board, recruiting is far from over for the Gators. Walker was a big name that got away, but one they were probably not banking on for a while now.
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Chance Warmack had a first impression of Michigan when the Alabama guard began watching videotape of the Crimson Tide’s season-opening opponent, and it was about what he expected to see.
Alabama last pulled in a pledge on July 23 when Walker Jones pulled the trigger, and it took a month and a day – but the Tide landed a big one when five-star defensive lineman Demarcus Walker announced his verbal commitment to the Crimson Tide.
Any talk about the Florida Gators recently has revolved around the quarterback “battle.” Fans want to know who the starter will be even though it realistically has never mattered (at least initially). I don’t say that in a condescending, smack-yourself-for-thinking-there-will-be-a-true-starter way, but deep down everyone had to have known what was ultimately coming – that...
After countless scrimmages, practices, meetings and evaluations, Florida's quarterback competition remains a dead heat.
So coach Will Muschamp has decided to play two.
Muschamp said Friday that both Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel will play in next week's season opener against Bowling Green.
''They both deserve the right to play,'' Muschamp said. '...
No. 23 Florida is going with Jeff Driskel at quarterback.
Coach Will Muschamp says Driskel will start Saturday's game at Texas A&M and could keep the job for the remainder of the season.
Muschamp picked Driskel over fellow sophomore Jacoby Brissett, saying Driskel's mobility was the key to the decision.
Muschamp says ''it will be Jeff's game to play. I...
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With their kickoff of the 2012 college football season a week away, the Florida Gators go into their game against Bowling Green without knowing who will start the game at quarterback. The competition is between Jeff Driskel and Jacoby Brissett. Driskell has been nursing a bruised shoulder since August 12 and has...
The front seven of the Florida defense wasn’t the run stopping unit the Gators were hoping for in 2011. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is hoping the added year of strength and experience changes that. The pass rush can also improve. The Gators added two freshmen that should help put pressure on the quarterback. The depth in the front seven is improved after the Gators return most players.
Alabama picked up their 19th commitment Friday Demarcus Walker announced that he wanted to be part of the Crimson Tide. Walker is a five-star defensive lineman and you can find out what 'Bama is getting here.
Alabama coach Nick Saban was the head coach at Michigan State for five years back in the late 90s. With the Tide starting preparation for Michigan Friday, Saban was asked to recall his best and worst memories playing the Wolverines.
QUICK HITS: Alabama coach Nick Saban addressed the importance of starting to prepare for Michigan, how the injured players are coming along, the progression of JUCO transfer cornerback Deion Belue and the battle for the third starting defensive line spot.
welcome to The Sports Bank 77 in 77. We’re previewing one team a day everyday as the college football season approaches. And we’re doing it in rapid fire sequence. Today, the Alabama Crimson Tide
2011 was: a national title banner year, they were #1 in the preseason 77 in 77 and #1 when it counted and they were the last team standing
2012 will go smoothly if: the defense simply...
This is generally a slow time of year with recruiting news, although a few new offers have been handed out over the past couple of weeks. Last weekend, 2015 safety Hunter Dale (John Curtis Christian) visited the Florida Gators and departed from Gainesville with an offer in hand (his third) from head coach Will Muschamp. What is happening around the state with recruiting and jamboree action?
Alabama freshman wide receiver Amari Cooper, who injured his foot last week and has been riding the stationary bike the past few days during the media viewing period, returned to practice Saturday afternoon.