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This time a year ago, the big question remained: Who would be the quarterback for Alabama in 2011? As it turned out, that would not be resolved until just prior to Bama's opening game of 2011 when AJ McCarron earned the starting job. By the end of the year McCarron was earning the Most Valuable Offensive Player Award as the Crimson Tide won the BCS National Championship.
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Alabama Backup QB to TransferA once highly touted recruit who lost the QB competition to AJ McCarron , Phillip Sims is deciding to leave Alabama. In a statement released by the school, Sims was very gracious about changing his path:
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“This was a very difficult decision because I’ve had a great experience at the University of Alabama and I’m thankful for...
Dre Kirkpatrick pulled a Bengals cap over his dreadlocks and held up a No. 27 jersey on Friday so the photographers could capture his first day at Paul Brown Stadium.
The number six might have been more appropriate. Kirkpatrick is the sixth first-round cornerback on the Bengals roster, an unusual collection of highly regarded talent.
The catch is that most of them are either at...
Mark Barron/S/Alabama Often plays so close to the line that you could basically call him a LB, and for good reason. A real impact player in run defense. Flys to the ball carrier and hits with good power. Sure tackler, very rarely did I see him in position to make the play and then [...]
Trent Richardson wore number three for Alabama while establishing the single season school rushing record on his way to earning numerous post season honors. Luck with number three continued Thursday evening.
Dre Kirkpatrick was ranked a five-star cornerback from Gadsden (City) Ala. He is living the dream from the City of Champions. Kirkpatrick expects to hear his name called Thursday night along with other University of Alabama teammates who are in NYC for the NFL Draft.
With the passing game in vogue in the NFL, there is a premium on finding a good safety -- but only if he is the right fit. Mark Barron of Alabama (Tampa Bay, No. 7 overall) and Notre Dame's Harrison Smith (Minnesota, 29th) proved there was quality available at that position. In fact, there was just one more first-round cornerback -- three -- than there were safeties on Thursday...
Former Rutgers Head Coach Greg Schiano selects Safety Mark Barron out of Alabama with his inaugural pick. At 6′ 2″ and 215 pounds, Barron has prototypical size and is likely the best safety in this draft.
In his college career, Barron ahas amassed 237 tackles (149 solo), 13 for loss, 5 sacks and 12 interceptions for 145 yards. He has good speed and hits hard. He is...
After losing out on LSU Safety, Brandon Taylor, in round three, the Chiefs found another player from the SEC that could be just as good when they chose Alabama Safety, DeQuan Menzie in round five.
For two days in Columbia, S.C., the struggling Alabama baseball team scratched and clawed and just missed a couple of wins over the fourth-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks. On the third day, however, it could safely be said that the Crimson Tide had no fight.
The Cleveland Browns have just lit up the first official trade of the night by making a strong statement.
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When you follow sports for as long as we have, you hear a ton of stories. Who is coming to UVa. Who is not coming to UVa. Why they aren’t coming to UVa. And why the hell are they going to Tech. We don’t usually write a column until things are done deals, but this one is very intriguing, and since I’m sick, I have a Saturday night free.
The news of this weekend has been that...
With the 25th selection of the 2012 NFL Draft the Patriots select Linebacker Dont’a Hightower from Alabama.
Hightower is a top linebacker in this draft.
A consensus First-Team All-American by several outlets, including AP and Walter Camp following a junior season in 2011 during which he made the calls for the nation’s top-rated defense…A finalist for the Lombardi, Butkus and...