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Alabama Outland Trophy winner Barrett Jones opened spring practice at a new position.
Jones lined up at center instead of left tackle when the defending national champion Crimson Tide opened on Friday with a single practice before spring break.
Three-year starting center William Vlachos (VLAY-HOS) is gone. Sophomore Cyrus Kouandjio (kwan-RO) is expected to take over at left tackle, where he saw action as a freshman before a season-ending knee injury against Tennessee.
Jones played every position on the line last season except right guard, where he started 25 games over the previous two seasons. Coach Nick Saban stressed that this is not an experiment and says he thinks Jones will flourish in the new role.
Jones is set to head to Nicaragua for his annual spring break mission trip.
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The fine folks at US Presswire deliver with some great shots from Friday's action in New Orleans. Florida escaped with a three point win and had some of the usual suspects step up. Here is a sample of the action Friday afternoon as the Gators dispatched of the Alabama Crimson Tide to move on to the showdown with Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday.
Via @CarsonTinkAfter the Allstate National BCS National Championshiop, it’s obviously time to get a license plate that says ’14 Y’all’. The Alabama Crimson Tide beat the LSU Tigers 21-0. You gotta show your Alabama pride in every way possible.
Alabama fought the good fight, but it was unable to advance to weekend play in the Southeastern Conference Basketball Tournament. Florida survived a last-gasp three-point attempt that would have sent the game to overtime, and defeated the Crimson Tide, 66-63, in the New Orleans Arena.
Alabama freshman guard Trevor Lacey scored seven of his game-high 15 points in the final three minutes – including a clutch three-pointer and two free throws in the final minute – as the Crimson Tide limped through the first round of the Southeastern Conference Basketball Tournament with a 63-57 win over South Carolina at the New Orleans Arena Thursday afternoon.
The Alabama baseball team dropped a 3-1 decision to the East Carolina Pirates on the opening day of the Alabama Baseball Classic at Sewell-Thomas Stadium on Friday night. With the loss the Crimson Tide drops to 5-8 on the year, while ECU improves to 9-3.
Alabama football entered the year with a lofty ranking, nothing new for a program flush with national championships. At the end of the season, the Crimson Tide claimed a 14th title. Anthony Grant’s third Alabama basketball team had preseason respect with a top 25 spot in the polls. Absent from the NCAA Tournament since 2006, they expect to be included in the field of 68 announced Sunday.
The box score didn't look pretty for Florida. Alabama shot almost 15% better than the Gators, won the rebounding margin by five and the teams were similar from the free throw line. Somehow, No. 19 Florida managed still to pull out a 66-63 win over the Crimson Tide to advance to the SEC Tournament semifinals. Florida head coach Billy Donovan chalked it up to the late three-pointers.