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NFL Draft Report's Dave-Te' Thomas examines the players who project best to outside linebackers in a 4-3 scheme. Alabama's Courtney Upshaw is an explosive playmaker, while Lavonte David is an underrated tackling machine. It's a sizable drop-off from there, though.
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Courtney Upshaw earned a four-star ranking for his high school playing days, but his performance at the University of Alabama playing for head coach Nick Saban will make him millions when his name is called this Thursday in the NFL Draft.
Carson Tinker was on top of the world. As the Crimson Tide's long snapper, he had helped his team dominate throughout the regular season and ultimately become national champions. Then his dad broke the trophy. Carleton Tinker, Carson's father, held the BCS Championship trophy for a moment just as other players and parents had. But when he placed it back and turned to step...
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Mark Barron was rated a five-star linebacker, from St. Paul's in Mobile, Ala., in the class of 2008. He was another member of the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. Barron is in New York City with several Tide teammates who are expected to go very high in the NFL Draft Thursday night. He also left Alabama with two national championship rings.
The University of Alabama signed the five-star running back in the class of 2009 and the No. 13 overall player in the country. He was ranked the No. 2 running back. Trent Richardson will leave Tuscaloosa with two national championship rings and the Doak Walker award winner.
The NFL Draft Report's Dave-Te Thomas ranks the top 79 outside linebackers, headlined by Alabama's Courtney Upshaw. For the most part, these players are at their best playing outside linebacker in a 4-3 scheme.
There’s a tendency to say, “Let’s just get it over with.” That, however, is not the attitude Alabama will have when the Crimson Tide basetball team begins its weekend series against two-time defending national champion South Carolina on Thursday, a day earlier than a normal conference weekend series.
Despite my belief and desire for the New York Jets to take Melvin Ingram in the first round, staff writer Chris Gross has remained adamant on his preference of Courtney Upshaw. Considering that he played defensive end and linebacker in college, I set Chris loose on the game film to make his argument. Here is what he came up with, followed by my rebuttal – JC
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama completed the season sweep of Samford with a 5-4 win over the Bulldogs from Joe Lee Griffin Field on Tuesday night. The Crimson Tide scored four runs in the third inning and held on as Trey Pilkington retired all nine batters he faced to record his first career save.
Alabama baseball may be struggling, but one Crimson Tide freshman is having an excellent season. For the second time this season, Alabama outfielder/catcher Ben Moore of Cullman has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week.
Alabama Coach Mitch Gaspard wanted to look at “the big picture” after his Crimson Tide team lost a five-run lead in the final two innings to Vanderbilt Sunday. With Bama wallowing at 7-11 in the Southeastern Conference, a better look might have been at the “not-so-big picture.”