Nation’s Top Two Ranked Teams Struggle in Opening Game Wins

Before the calendar even read September, the top two ranked teams of the college football preseason saw their first challenges of 2014. Top ranked Florida State held on to a late lead to win their season opener by six points while second ranked Alabama used a running game to stay ahead in their game and win by ten. Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon scores a touchdown against West...
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Alabama wins against a determined upset minded West Virginia team

The Crimson Tide had tot survive a scare from a determined West Virginia team who came to the Chick Fil-A Kickoff in Atlanta with hopes of pulling off the upset.  Alabama eventually won 33-23 at the Georgia Dome in a game where Blake Sims was not flashy but efficient with the offense.  Sims was 24 of 33 for a total of 250 yards.  He had a couple of errant throws, including...
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Four Downs: Alabama's first win was tougher than expected

ATLANTA -- There weren't many people outside the state of West Virginia that expected Saturday's Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game to be anything more than a romp by the Alabama Crimson Tide. West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen said his team approached its meeting with the No. 2 team in the country with nothing but confidence and an expectation to win. Alabama head coach Nick...
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No. 2 Alabama survives scare vs. West Virginia

The Alabama Crimson Tide and West Virginia Mountaineers faced off in what was expected to be a blowout game in favor of Alabama today, but that did not end up being the case. West Virginia came out with a spirited effort, and ended up falling late to the Crimson Tide by a final score of 33-23. Both teams played well on both offense and defense, but Alabama was able to make more plays...
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No. 2 Alabama beats West Virginia by committee, 33-23

ATLANTA -- Blake Sims was good enough to finish his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia 33-23 Saturday. Sims was 24-for-33 for 250 yards and added 42 running, playing the entire opener at the Georgia Dome. The fifth-year senior beat out Florida State...
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Sims starts, finishes, Alabama beats WVU, 33-23

ATLANTA (AP) Blake Sims was good enough to finish his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia 33-23 Saturday. Sims was 24-for-33 for 250 yards and added 42 running, playing the entire game. The fifth-year senior beat out Florida State transfer Jake Coker...
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How WVU defeats the Tide

Scouting reports have been reviewed and game plans have been set. All that is left now is to execute. There is no doubt the Mountaineers face a tall task this Saturday.  However, there are certain aspects of the game, that if WVU can control, will put them in a favorable position at the end. So how can WVU defeat the Tide? Defensively WVU must control a line of scrimmage against...
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RB T J Yeldon leads Alabama Offense

One can talk about Lane Kiffin, the new Offensive Coordinator at Alabama. One can mention what he might change or institute or upgrade in the Crimson Tide offense, One could mention Wide Receiver Amari Cooper. But there is no question that the leader of the Alabama offense will be running back T J Yeldon!  JR RB #4 TJ Yeldon Consider these facts: As a freshman in 2012, Yeldon...
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Bama's deep backfield should take pressure off QBs

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Whoever emerges as Alabama's starting quarterback has a built-in safety net in the backfield. When in doubt, the second-ranked Crimson Tide's Jake Coker or Blake Sims can always hand off to T.J. Yeldon. Or Derrick Henry. Or perhaps Kenyan Drake. That tailback trio once again gives Alabama an enviable backfield when the season opens Saturday against...
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2014 poised to be Year of the Running Back in SEC

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mark Richt wishes the best for Aaron Murray and "We wish his brother well on 'The Bachelorette,' by the way," he quipped. It was a moment of levity from the Georgia coach in dealing with the turnover at the position in the SEC. A year ago, all 14 teams boasted players with vast starting experience, including three of the biggest names in college...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Covering DIxie: T.J. Yeldon, Philip Lutzenkirchen, SEC Media Days, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up. Please Come to Hoover.The list of SEC players attending SEC media days has been released. (al.com) Hey Mr. T.J.Pat Dooley profiles Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon. (The Gainesville Sun)Philip Lutzenkirchen's legacy.The family of the late Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama RB Derrick Henry Is A Large Human Being

Alabama’s stud sophomore running back Derrick Henry, who had his breakout game during the Orange Bowl against Oklahoma, and has a reported 4.5 40-yard-dash time, is clearly putting in the work this offseason. With Henry, T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake at the running back position, Alabama’s running game is going to be very tough to stop. […] The post Alabama RB Derrick Henry...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin offers high praise for Yeldon, Drake and Henry

Originally posted on College Football Insider Blog:T.J. Yeldon will join Kenyan Drake and Derrick Henry in a crowded Alabama backfield. (AP photo) Alabama has turned out some pretty good… 3 total views, 3 views today
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: Lane Kiffin, Alabama, Auburn, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up.I have to praise you like I should.Alabama offensive coordinator gives high marks to Crimson Tide running backs Kenyan Drake, Derrick Henry, and T.J. Yeldon. (ESPN) I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.Team Speed Kills looks at Alabama's troubles with finding a...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

T.J. Yeldon Scouting Report

T.J. Yeldon RB Alabama #4 Ht: 6’1″ Wt: 218 All of our scouting reports are available to our premium members. If you would like access to our 2015 scouting reports, click here to sign up. Overview: Yeldon is sort of a ‘tweener at this stage of his career. He isn’t quite explosive or elusive enough to be a consistent weapon running on the outside but he’s not big...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

T.J. Yeldon still Bama's top running back

Four touchdowns versus 14. Three hundred and eighty-two yards versus 1,235. Thirty-five carries versus 207. Two 100-yard games versus six. If it weren’t Derrick Henry, we wouldn’t be making the comparison. His freshman season was promising with 382 rushing yards and four total touchdowns. But if he weren’t Derrick Henry and this wasn’t Alabama, how important would...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Alabama Crimson Tide Schedule and Key Players Preview

The 2014 Alabama Crimson Tide will look to bounce back after back to back loses to end the 2013 season. The Tide lost in dramatic fashion to Auburn in the Iron Bowl by having a field goal try returned on them for a game winning touchdown with one second left. They then followed that up with a 45-31 loss to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. The Tide will have to regroup after falling short...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Crimson Tide loaded at running back

As the start of spring practice for Alabama approaches, we'll continue to breakdown each position. Today, we take a look at the Crimson Tide's stable of running backs. Departed: Alvin Kamara (transfer), Dee Hart Ready for spring: T.J. Yeldon, rising junior; Kenyan Drake, junior; Derrick Henry, sophomore; Altee Tenpenny, sophomore; Tyren Jones, redshirt freshman. Coming...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. McCarron takes to Twitter to send out message to doubters

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron took to Twitter to express how he feels about all the doubters that he has regarding his future in the NFL. McCarron recently turned down an invite to participate in the Senior Bowl that will be played in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama. There have been quite a few notable analysts that have made it clear that they do not believe that...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sugar Bowl breakdown: Alabama vs. Oklahoma

Alabama vs. Oklahoma Thursday, Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m., ESPN KEY MATCHUP In the Iron Bowl shocker against the Auburn Tigers, the same team now playing for the BCS National Championship, Alabama ran up 218 rushing yards and one score on the ground. Sophomore running back T.J. Yeldon accounted for 141, while Kenyon Drake and star receiver Amari Cooper pitched in. However, in the biggest...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Yeldon key for No. 3 'Bama in Sugar Bowl, beyond

T.J. Yeldon is a man of many yards and few words, which so far has suited third-ranked Alabama quite well. After this Thursday night's Sugar Bowl against No. 11 Oklahoma, though, some of the program's leaders, namely quarterback AJ McCarron, will be leaving school. Then Yeldon, whether he wants to or not, is expected to become the face of the Crimson Tide. ''We...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Nick Saban agrees to long-term deal with Alabama

University of Alabama director of athletics Bill Battle announced Friday that head football coach Nick Saban has signed a long-term contract extension with the university. “We are very pleased to have this agreement completed,” said Saban in statement released by RollTide.com. “Terry and our family are very happy in Tuscaloosa. It has become home to us. This agreement allows...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama football: 2 Things to take away from Miss. State game

The Alabama football team certainly had its struggles on Saturday night against Mississippi State in Starkville, Mississippi. But this game could actually benefit the Tide in many ways before they face the 6th ranked Auburn Tigers on November 30th for the annual Iron Bowl. Although the Tide played a sloppy game of football, this game, in a way, humbled the Tide– something that...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Yeldon Hits Two Rushing Milestones

Alabama sophomore tailback T.J. Yeldon has surpassed the 2,000-yard rushing mark for his career and has rushed for over 1,000 yards this season.Yeldon came into the game with 862 yards this year and 1,970 for his career and rushed 24 times for 160 yards against Mississippi State.
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama wins big in SEC showdown

Facing an opponent that had no intention of backing down, top-ranked Alabama responded with a strong second-half in which they gave LSU the fight they were looking for, winning the matchup of SEC powers 38-17 while staying perfect in the process. The Tigers enjoyed their only lead of the game in the second quarter when Jeremy Hill put LSU up 7-3 on a three-yard touchdown run, but...
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November 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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