In a poll exclusive to AL.com, the SEC’s 14 football information directors voted on the best players at each position for 2014.
Of course Auburn’s Nick Marshall got a lot of attention as well as Georgia’s Todd Gurley. But there are some names on this list that you might not have heard of but should know heading into the 2014 season.
Here’s how the poll...
Southeastern Conference coaches have voted Auburn's Gus Malzahn coach of the year, and picked his star tailback Tre Mason as the top offensive player.
Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley and Missouri defensive end Michael Sam are co-defensive players of the year. The SEC released the winners on Wednesday.
Alabama receiver/return man Christion Jones is special teams player of the...
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December 11, 2013
Here's a good argument for calling for a fair catch on a kickoff, courtesy of Alabama's Christion Jones. The role of roadkill will be played by Mississippi State's Brandon Holloway:
I'd like to tell you Holloway got up, dusted himself off and helped the Bulldogs deliver a knockout of their own with an upset of the top-ranked Crimson Tide.
But the best I can do is...
Alabama Crimson Tide special teamer Christion Jones absolutely rocks Mississippi State punt returner Brandon Holloway.
It’s no surprise that Alabama Football is number one in the BCS standings but the team has also been gaining ground in other national and conference rankings.
The Crimson Tide is now among the top ten best kickoff returning units in the country. Christion Jones is the nation’s leading return man with 32.7 yards per return. Against Tennessee alone he returned two kickoffs for...
Alabama wide receiver Christion Jones played one of his better games in Saturday night’s 31-6 win over the Rams of Colorado State. He had nine catches for 90 yards and added another 72 yards in kick and punt returns. The rest of the Tide offense didn’t fare as well, but the special teams units did, including a punt block for a scoop-and-score by Dillon Lee.
One of the most anticipated games of the season takes plays in Week 3 of the college football year, when Alabama and Texas A&M battle for an early season edge in the SEC West.
Johnny Manziel and the Alabama defense will be headlining this game, but here are some other things to look for during Saturday’s contest.
Texas A&M’s defense
The Aggies have been atrocious defensively...
Two Alabama players, linebacker C.J. Mosley and wide receiver Christion Jones, defended the Crimson Tide football program Wednesday after a Yahoo! Sports report accused former teammate D.J. Fluker of receiving improper benefits. Both denied having any knowledge of the allegations.
Mosley defended the program, pointing out that Alabama talks to players and their families about...
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Season openers are one of the most important games teams play each year. They show teams what they did well, what they need improvement on, and what they can learn from the first game of the season. Alabama played Virginia Tech in Atlanta for the 2013 season opener. Although the Tide won 35-10, the Tide showed they have a lot to work on during their bye week...
College football is back and we've made it through week one! Over the last few years we've posted a weekly Top 25 but this year we have changed it up a bit. This year we will post a weekly Top Ten that will simply feature the ten best teams in college football. For right now these ten teams won't be ranked but just shown as a group, as we get further into the season and...
With one weekend of college football in the books we've already seen four ranked teams, Georgia, Boise State, TCU, and Oregon State, knocked from the ranks of the unbeatens. Which team has the best chance to shake off the early dust and reach a BCS bowl?
Let's start with the team that has a zero percent chance of making it to...
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Washington Post columnist Tracee Hamilton declares Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel "unteachable and unreachable" after this taunting penalty in Saturday's TAMU victory over Rice. She also calls Aggie head football coach Kevin Sumlin...
Football perfectionists, Alabama fans and critics seemed to agree that something was lacking in Alabama’s first performance of the season.
For friends who were watching the game at separate locations, group texts- or at least mine- went like this;
“Our O line needs some work y’all. I mean damn.”
“Worst O line since Shula”
Perhaps the ‘worst...
If you are surprised that an offensive lineman was one of those selected for Player of the Week honors by the Alabama football coaching staff, raise your hand? All of you got Christion Jones and most of you should have picked out another one or more players honored by the Bama staff following the Tide’s 35-10 win over Virginia Tech in the season-opening game in Atlanta Saturday.
The defending champion Crimson Tide opened their season on Saturday against a mediocre Virginia Tech squad at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Although Alabama was able to prevail convincingly, the 35-10 score didn’t reflect the level of play Nick Saban and company are accustomed to. We’ll take a look at what the Tide did well, what they did not so well, and what was just flat-out...
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Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback Joe Flaco says that Texas A&M starting QB Johnny Manziel is "quickly becoming my favorite player in college football.” Seeing that Flaco was teammates with accused murderer Ray Lewis, I can't tell if this...
Alabama’s A. J. McCarron scambles against Virginia Tech in the Crimson Tide’s 35-10 win Saturday. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
It really doesn’t matter how you look at Alabama’s win over Virginia Tech, it was ugly. Even the most cynical Crimson Tide fans probably would agree with that conclusion, considering Alabama was held to 206 total yards in its 35-10 victory...
Christion Jones' spectacular performance in Alabama's debut didn't come as a surprise to his teammates.
To the rest of the country, maybe. Just not to the guys who see the top-ranked Crimson Tide's receiver/return man in action daily in practice.
''I've seen it in him,'' Alabama left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio said. ''He's been working...
The Alabama Crimson Tide are trying to do something no one has ever done in college football- win three straight national titles. They looked the part in opening week, crushing Virginia tech 35-10.
Bama wide receiver and return man Christion Jones scored three touchdowns and accounted for 256 all-purpose yards (100 via punt returns, 109 via kickoff returns and 47 receiving) as #1...
There was nothing special about Virginia Tech's special teams in the season opener.
In fact, they were downright wretched.
Christion Jones became the first Alabama player since at least the 1940s to have two returns for touchdowns, Vinnie Sunseri brought back an interception for another TD, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a rather dismal offensive performance to beat...
Alabama rolled over Virginia Tech in a 35-10 show-of-strength.
Quarterback AJ McCarron did not have the best day with his 10-for-24 outing.
McCarron did play a small role in the dynamic day of Christion Jones. Jones caught a touchdown from his quarterback and returned both a kickoff and a punt for scores.
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ATLANTA Great teams find creative ways to win. And while Alabamas 35-10 victory over Virginia Tech was not the typical ground-control exhibition that were hallmarks of the Crimson Tides last three national championships, Alabama did score two offensive touchdowns, one defensive touchdown and two touchdowns on special teams.
Three of those scores came from one player, junior receiver...
Offense. Defense. Special teams. It takes all three, and Alabama showed all three in a 35-10 win over Virginia Tech to open the 2013 season at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The number one ranked Crimson Tide was particularly effective in the kicking game, and specifically touchdown returns by Christion Jones.
Christion Jones became the first Alabama player since at least the 1940s to have two returns for touchdowns, Vinnie Sunseri brought back an interception for another TD, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a sluggish offensive performance to beat Virginia Tech 35-10 on Saturday.
Jones scored on a 72-yard punt return less than 2 minutes into the game, then scooted loose on a...
Christion Jones became the first Alabama player since at least
the 1940s to have two returns for touchdowns, Vinnie Sunseri
brought back an interception for another TD, and the top-ranked
Crimson Tide overcame a sluggish offensive performance to beat
Virginia Tech 35-10 on Saturday.