Found August 21, 2012 on IMAGE CPR SPORTS:
PLAYERS: Carson TinkerNick SabanA.J. McCarron
Alabama Crimson Tide long snapper Carson Tinker gave head coach Nick Saban a hug after the former walk-on was told he’s getting a full athletic scholarship. “I gave him a hug,” Tinker said. “I think that made him feel a little awkward.” Tinker was literally thrown into the national spotlight by an F-5 tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa last year. He and his girlfriend, Ashley Harrison, were thrown from the closet where they huddled for safety.

Alabama awards Carson Tinker scholarship

Long snapper Carson Tinker will play his final season for No. 2 Alabama on scholarship. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban told the former walk-on he was getting a full scholarship on Tuesday. Tinker was thrust into the spotlight last April by tragedy. His girlfriend, Ashley Harrison, was killed by a tornado after both were thrown about 50 yards from the closet where they huddled. Saban...

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Tinker awarded scholarship

After becoming one of the Crimson Tide's most recognizable faces due to his involvement in community service after the 2011 tornado, and after taking on a vocal leadership role on the team, long snapper Carson Tinker has been rewarded with a scholarship.

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Nick Saban sticks it to Steve Spurrier with response

Steve Spurrier, master disturber that he is, tweaked Nick Saban and a few other SEC coaches during an interview with ESPN’s Chris Low in April. The South Carolina coach said of Saban, “if he wants to be the greatest coach or one of the greatest coaches in college football, to me, he has to go somewhere besides Alabama and win, because they’ve always won there at Alabama....

Alabama begins Michigan prep Friday

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