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With Alabama QB unknown, Wisconsin will be forced to adapt

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's first depth chart of the year doesn't clear up the starting quarterback mystery at all. The top spot looking at the depth chart is inhabited by Jake Coker/Cooper Bateman/Alec Morris. In other words, one of the above. Tight end O.J. Howard can't shed much light on the three-man competition either when friends and classmates ask because, "I'm just like...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

With Alabama QB unknown, Wisconsin will be forced to adapt

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's first depth chart of the year doesn't clear up the starting quarterback mystery at all. The top spot looking at the depth chart is inhabited by Jake Coker/Cooper Bateman/Alec Morris. In other words, one of the above. Tight end O.J. Howard can't shed much light on the three-man competition either when friends and classmates ask because, "I'm just like...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyvis Powell on marriage: I didn’t even kneel at Sugar Bowl

With seconds left on the clock in the 2014 Sugar Bowl, Alabama was losing Ohio State. Alabama quarterback Blake Sims desperately heaved a ball towards the end zone but saw it intercepted by Ohio State’s Tyvis Powell in his end zone. Instead of taking a knee, Powell elected to return it, an unnecessarily dangerous choice, especially that late in such an important game. He returned...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama Crimson Tide Football Schedule 2015: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Alabama Crimson Tide football team officially kicks off the season in just over one month. But will the defending league champions make it back-to-back SEC titles? Will Alabama make it back to the College Football Playoff, and get the job done this time?  Well, let’s take a look at their schedule. Here are the five things you need to know about it: 1. Many, including ESPN...
Via College Spun
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Blake Sims Lets His Girlfriend Wear His 2014 SEC Championship Ring

Former Alabama quarterback Blake Sims, in his only year as a starter, led the Crimson Tide to an SEC championship and a College Football Playoff berth. But apparently, he doesn’t wear his league title ring – no, he lets his girlfriend, who appears to be Alabama rising junior named Courtney Hunter, do him the honors. Hunter plays for Alabama’s basketball team as well, for the...
Via College Spun
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Saban thought Jacob Coker would be starting QB last year

Though Blake Sims did a fine job under center for the Alabama Crimson Tide last season, head coach Nick Saban thought that current senior and starting job favorite Jacob Coker would end up being the Tide’s leader on offense. Saban told this to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, who posted the story on Twitter. Nick Saban said last year before 2nd fall scrimmage he would’ve bet “lot...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bama players admitted they didn’t respect OSU QB Jones heading into CFB playoff

You wouldn’t expect a 6-foot-5, 250-pound bulldozer of a man to be able to sneak up on people, but that’s basically what Cardale Jones did to the Alabama defense last January.  In a Monday radio interview with Atlanta’s 680 The Fan, Crimson Tide defensive coordinator Kirby Smart admitted that some of his defensive players told him after the Sugar Bowl that they didn’t respect...
Via College Spun
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama cashes in, receives 2014 SEC Championship rings

To the victor belong the spoils. The Alabama Crimson Tide received their 2014 SEC Championship rings this week following their 42-13 victory last season over the Missouri Tigers in the Georgia Dome.  The win earned the Tide their SEC-record 24th league title. Two players set championship game records as quarterback Blake Sims set the title game record for completion percentage at...
Via Fox Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Alabama QB Blake Sims Really Misses Football

The college football season ended five months ago and it is very likely that many graduating seniors really miss their alma maters. That is unsurprisingly the case with former Alabama quarterback Blake Sims. Sims became the starting quarterback for the Crimson Tide in the summer of last year and now misses the team and college football in general. I'll tell you what I sure do miss...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

QB Blake Sims misses playing for Alabama

When I graduated from college two years ago, I didn’t really start missing my university until a couple months later, when the new school year was beginning and the incoming class was moving into the dorms. These kids don’t know how good they have it, I thought to myself as I drove past campus.  Blake Sims is going through something similar.  With most of the Alabama football...
Via College Spun
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blake Sims Pens Open To Alabama Fans, Nick Saban

Alabama’s Blake Sims went undrafted during last weekend’s NFL draft. However, the former Alabama QB signed a free-agent deal with the Green Bay Packers. Sims, a fan-favorite for Crimson Tide fans, pedded a touching letter to Alabama fans and his head coach, Nick Saban. Here are a few experts from the Bleacher Report article: On Nick […] The post Blake Sims Pens Open To Alabama...
Via Diehardsport
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Sign Popular Alabama QB Blake Sims

View image | gettyimages.com Blake Sims had a successful season last year with the Alabama Crimson Tide and was a name that was all over media reports because of it.  Much like any Alabama QB, he was under intense scrutiny, but also was glorified because of his success.  In past years, Alabama QB’s have had trouble in the pros (Greg McElroy, John Parker Wilson, Brodie Croyle...
Via TopSportsReport
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Blake Sims Pens Heartfelt Letter To Alabama, Coaches And Fans

Blake Sims penned a touching thank you letter to the Alabama Crimson Tide, coaches and fans.
Via Gamedayr
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama football pro day need to knows

Alabama football finally had their long awaited pro day where an amazing seventeen former Crimson Tide football players where working out to catch the eye of one of the 32 NFL teams in attendance. Another former Tide player who transferred, Dee Hart, participated with his former team after playing his last season at Colorado State. Blake Sims, Amari Cooper, DeAndrew White, Christian...
Via isportsweb.com
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Blake Sims Posts Highlights From His Training For The NFL Draft

Alabama’s Blake Sims is not expected to be one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Draft, but we wouldn’t totally count him out. Few expected the Crimson Tide senior to beat out Florida State transfer Jacob Coker for the starting quarterback job heading into this season. Not only did he win the position battle, but he wound up putting together one of the best statistical...
Via College Spun
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: ‘Bama Gave Freshman QB Blake Barnett Blake Sims’ Old Number

Alabama early enrollee Blake Barnett wore No. 8 when he was a five-star quarterback prospect at Corona (Calif.) Santiago H.S. Now that he’s in Tuscaloosa, Barnett will be donning a new digit, and it’s a familiar one for Crimson Tide quarterbacks.  All of Alabama’s early enrollees received their numbers today, and with 8 already taken by wide receiver Robert Foster, Barnett...
Via College Spun
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Badgers Opposition Research: Way-too-early look at 2015 Alabama edition

2014 Record: 12-22014 Billingsley Ranking: No. 52014 Team Stats: *courtesy StatMilk.com 2014 Crazy Stat: Key Losses: QB Blake Sims; WR Amari Cooper; S Landon Collins; RB T.J. Yeldon; LG Arie Kouandjio Key Returning Players: RB Derrick Henry; LB Reggie Ragland; C Ryan Kelly Biggest Offseason Storylines: - Who Plays QB1? This seems like a cut and dry scenario, as Sims barely beat...
Via Madtown Badgers
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Feldman: Alabama QB Blake Sims invited to NFL Combine

Alabama QB Blake Sims has been invited to next month's NFL Combine, a source told FOX Sports on Wednesday.  The idea that Sims could become an NFL quarterback would've sounded very far-fetched a year ago at this time, but the 6-0, 205-pounder ended up beating out touted FSU transfer Jacob Coker for the Crimson Tide's starting job and he led Bama to a College Football Playoff berth...
Via Fox Sports
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama Quarterback Blake Sims Confirms NFL Combine Invite

Alabama quarterback Blake Sims put up stellar numbers (3,487 passing yards, 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions) in his lone year starting in Tuscaloosa. He also set the Crimson Tide record for single-game passing yardage. Still, his lack of prototypical size and background as a running back — where he played as a freshman at ‘Bama in 2011 — led to some speculation he would...
Via College Spun
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin to Return as Alabama's Offensive Coordinator in 2015

The 2014 season for the Alabama Crimson Tide was one of the best offensive seasons they have had in their rich 100 plus year history. The one secret ingredient that was thought to help boost that increase in offense was offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.He had been rumored to possibly be on the move this offseason, but late last week it was announced that Kiffin would return as Alabama’s...
Via Football Nation
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Senior Bowl Report – Looking At The Tiers (South Edition)

Another set of Senior Bowl practices has come and gone, and the South team seems ready and raring to go. As with the North, here are positional breakdowns that will separate each player into tiers based on where they should be drafted. These tiers are a bit varied based on the talent level of the players in question, so I have put my value for each tier in parentheses. Please note...
Via Sportsnaut
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Blake Sims Invited Gus Malzahn To A Waffle House Meal During Senior Bowl Practice Today

The Iron Bowl rivalry never truly goes away, but there’s no reason that players and coaches from Alabama and Auburn can’t be civil after the season. Alabama quarterback Blake Sims is participating in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama this week. Gus Malzahn visited the practices, and got to talk with the Crimson Tide signal caller, who reportedly told him that they should hit...
Via College Spun
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Blake Sims Is A “Quarterback All The Way,” Won’t Consider Changing Positions

Blake Sims played running back during his redshirt freshman season at Alabama in 2011, rushing 22 times for 107 yards in five games for the Crimson Tide. He made the switch to quarterback the following season, and doesn’t appear ready to turn back as he pursues a professional football career.  Spoke with Blake Sims. Said there hasn’t been any talk about changing positions....
Via College Spun
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Urban Meyer Calls Last Possession Deep Ball “One Of The Dumbest Calls” He’s Made

Ohio State won last Thursday’s Rose Bowl contest against Alabama, but the Buckeyes needed to fend off a final heave from Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Sims in their own end zone on the game’s final play. Some fans think the whole situation could have been avoided, had the play calling from head coach Urban Meyer been a bit different. With 1:59 to play, Ohio State, leading 42...
Via College Spun
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ohio State Edges Bama 42-35, Faces Oregon in Championship

Behind Sugar Bowl Offensive MVP Ezekiel Elliott’s 230 yards and two TD’s the #4Ohio State Buckeyes edged the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide 42-35. This was an interesting game to watch, as Ohio State played well enough in the 1st half, but after trailing Alabama 21-6 after the first quarter they scored 28 consecutive points, punctuated by a Steve Miller 41 yard interception return with...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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