Special Teams Scouting Report: Alabama

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (August 28, 2014) – When most people think of Alabama’s recent special teams unit their thoughts go back to the epic meltdown of the Iron Bowl last season, and the missed field goal that resulted in a return touchdown for the Auburn Tigers. The Crimson Tide are looking to make that a distant memory but have a slight uphill battle this season when it comes to...
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Early College Football Thoughts and Questions

The new college football playoff trophy was described as “priceless” and is made of 24kt gold, bronze, and stainless steel (via statesman) The 2014-15 college football season is upon us. Last year, fans witnessed another Freshman win the Heisman Trophy. Freshman quarterback Jameis Winston not only won the Heisman, but he led Florida State to an unblemished season and a National...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Tuscaloosa Honeysuckle

They say that necessity is the mother of invention but I think opportunity must be the father. I'm in the 15%. I cheer for Alabama passionately. I root mercilessly against Auburn, and I actually did for several years carry books to classes on campus, take tests, receive grades, live in a dorm, etc. That was a long time ago. I am a working grown up now, with a wife, kids, and season...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cade Foster receives letter of support from George W. Bush

Alabama kicker Cade Foster has probably had plenty of sleepless nights over the past two weeks. The senior missed three field goals in his team’s loss to Auburn, a loss that cost the Crimson Tide a chance at a third straight national championship. After the game, Foster’s teammates defended him against fans who were harassing […]
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

The “Student-Athlete” Play-for-Play Debate

On the one hand, the NCAA has said that pay for play in college sports is not coming. But on the other, the 5 power conferences are closer to gaining more autonomy when it comes to filling in the gaps found in athletic scholarships. Is this the inroad needed to begin paying students who play college sports? There is no doubting the massive amounts of money that major college programs...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Former President George W. Bush sends personal letter to Cade Foster

Former President George W. Bush sent a persona letter to Alabama Kicker Cade Foster to encourage him after his poor outing against the Auburn Tigers in the Iron Bowl. The letter said: “Dear Cade (#43), life has it’s setbacks. I know! However, you will be stronger with time. I wish you all the best. Sincerely, Another 43 George Bush” Pretty classy gesture from the Former President...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

George W. Bush Sent Letter of Support to Alabama Kicker Cade Foster After Loss to Auburn (Photo)

Former United States president George W. Bush is a huge sports fan, and now that he’s enjoying retirement after a lengthy career in politics, he has a lot more time to watch his favorite teams. As a football fan, Bush must have been amazed at the thrilling finish to this year’s Iron Bowl between rivals Alabama and Auburn, a game the Tigers won on a 109-yard return of a missed...
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

President Bush writes letter to Alabama kicker

Alabama kicker Cade Foster received a supportive note from President George W. Bush. Foster missed two field goal attempts and had a third blocked in the Crimson Tide's 34-28 loss to Auburn on Nov. 30. He posted a photo of the letter on his Twitter and Instagram accounts Wednesday. Bush wrote: ''Dear Cade ((hash)43), ''Life has its setbacks. I know! ''However you will be a...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

George W. Bush Sends Letter Of Encouragement To Alabama Kicker (Photo)

I’m sure it hasn’t been the easiest couple of weeks for Alabama kicker Cade Foster, after three missed field goals led to an Auburn win and the smashing of any National Championship hopes for the Crimson Tide. But in addition to the death treats from crazed Bama fans, he has also gotten lots of support. Former President George W. Bush sent a letter of encouragement to Foster...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama kicker gets encouraging letter from George W. Bush

Former president George W. Bush sent Alabama kicker Cade Foster a handwritten letter. From one No. 43 to another.
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: George W. Bush Wrote Alabama Kicker Cade Foster A Letter Of Support

Alabama Cade Foster went through a really rough couple of a days a few weeks ago after the Crimson Tide lost to Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Foster missed all three of his field goal attempts in the game and many irate Alabama fans sent him awful messages, including death threats. The hate messages he received went viral, and then Foster’s teammates came to his defense and showed support...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

David Pollack takes shot at Alabama kicker, AJ McCarron defends him

ESPN’s David Pollack took a shot at Alabama kicker Cade Foster during the MAC Championship and Foster was none to pleased.  Foster had plenty of people in his corner though, including AJ McCarron, CJ Mosley and HaHa Clinton-Dix. @Foster_43 @JOHNSON35BOY some people hate just to hate! When the world against you, you always got your brothers to back you up! #REAL #RTR — CJ Mosley...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama Crimson Tide- Bandwagon Fans?

After Alabama’s loss to Auburn on Saturday, many stories were surrounding the upset. How Auburn has a chance to win its 3rd title in history while crushing Alabama’s dream of winning its third in a row, how Saban could be leaving for Texas, and lastly, just how many bandwagon fans Alabama has had over the past few years.  After the game last Saturday, death threats began filling...
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cade Foster fires back at ESPN’s David Pollack

You take a shot at Alabama and their players, you’re likely to hear back from not just the player, but the Crimson Tide as a whole. This can be said for ESPN’s David Pollack who ripped Bama’s Cade Foster who missed four field goals, including a potential game-winner against Auburn, which turned into a 100-yard […]
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama kicker and AJ McCarron battle David Pollack on Twitter

A week ago, Auburn upset #1 Alabama in the Iron Bowl thanks to a the Tide attempting a 57 yard FG that fell short and was returned by Chris Davis of the Tigers.  That wasn't the first field goal miss though.  Alabama kickers went 0-4 on the day with Cade Foster missing 3 attempts.  Additionally, Nick Saban chose to go for it on 4th and 1 deep in Auburn territory late in the 4th...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama kicker, AJ McCarron respond to David Pollack tweet

Alabama placekicker Cade Foster has taken a lot of heat since missing three field goals during last week’s unbelievable Iron Bowl loss to the Auburn Tigers. But considering that almost a week has gone by, one would think that the criticism would subside. Tonight, ESPN’s David Pollack got involved. Check out this not-so-subtle shot: This time around, Foster responded to the...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama kicker Cade Foster dating model Callie Smith?

According to Barstool Sports, Alabama kicker, Cade Foster, who received death threats from fans for missing three field-goal attempts during the Iron Bowl, is dating Alabama student Callie Smith. So there’s not much of a reason to feel bad for Foster after all. Smith is a studying telecommunications and was 2010’s Miss Teen Kentucky. 
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama Kicker Cade Foster Proves QBs Are Not the Only Ones That Get the Girl!

The world has not been very nice to Alabama kicker Cade Foster since the end of the Iron Bowl. After an 0-3 performance in the big game folks have been ripping the young man apart online. It got bad enough that several team members spoke out in support of Foster in hopes of stemming the tide.While I am sure that all the death threats and crap bothered Foster there is no need to feel...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley wants Alabama fans to stop threatening Cade Foster

While most of Alabama is still dealing with the aftermath of the Alabama/Auburn college football ending, many University of Alabama fans have decided to threaten the life of kicker Cade Foster who missed the field goal which ended in the Auburn kick return touchdown by Chris Davis which sealed the win for the Tigers. Recently, the fine folks over at TMZ asked Turner Sports analyst...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama kicker Cade Foster tweets...and it's good

Alabama kicker Cade Foster's Saturday led to Alabama's last second FG attempt coming off the foot of Adam Griffith. Death threats followed because Twitter is a cesspool. This afternoon, he tweets.My teammates are 100% behind me and I can't love them enough for that. Also thanks for the supportive messages from Fam, Friends, and Fans..— Cade Foster (@Foster_43) December 3, 2013...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama kicker Cade Foster breaks silence, thanks everyone for support

After No. 1 Alabama was upset by Auburn this past Saturday, things got ugly for Crimson Tide kicker Cade Foster. Foster had missed three field goals in the game, and angry fans became beyond irrational, taking to Twitter to hurl death threats and vicious criticism directly at him. Thankfully, the fans with cooler heads began to support their kicker, and the awful tweets sent to Foster...
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December 03, 2013  |  57 Comments

WAG Watch: Is This The Hot Girlfriend Of The Kicker That Lost The Game For Alabama? (40 Pics)

Alabama kicker Cade Foster missed all three of his field goal attempts on Saturday and was pulled from the game in favor of freshman Adam Griffith, allowing Auburn to pull out the win. The much-maligned kicker was brutally slammed with harsh comments and even death threats on Twitter after the game. The reactions were completely barbaric and we felt bad for the young man until we...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

The SEC Shockers: Auburn Upsets No. 1 Alabama in the Iron Bowl, Rookie Anthony Jennings Saves the Day for LSU

Well, it looks like Alabama searches for a three-peat no more. Saturday's show stopping Auburn win in the Iron Bowl is now the second 4th quarter rally win in the last two games for the Tigers, making them the most popular team in the SEC at the moment. Sorry Alabama, you're old news right now. Until next year!With a remarkably lucky one second added back to the clock that was set...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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