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Seems like a very negative post about a player that is on the roster at Alabama and is a part of the team no matter his status. Calling him a joke sounds like something an aubie should be posting, just my opinion of course, and probably that of the other players and coaches....
3 years ago on Does "Duron Carter" really exist at Alabama?
speak to any Alabama coach and they will tell you that this kid is still the most talented guy out there.
total BS, he was a first rounder way before the combine and not being able to participate doesn't mean he isn't still a first rounder. The whole idea is ridiculous, many players forego the combine and are healthy, it doesn't push him out of the first but nice try.
3 years, 1 month ago on NFL Draft 2012: Top Safety Mark Barron Out Until July
The bottom line is that the Media loves making Saban the bad guy. Seems like everyone I knew and spoke with were aware of the grayshirt offers weeks ago, he decided to wait until signing day to address the decision, instead of doing it before hand. This made it look as if he was told he needed to delay enrollment on signing day which wasn't the case at all. He and Taylor have become martyrs but the truth is they are injured and can't play. If they red-shirt, gray-shirt, or just plain enroll, they still won't see the field any faster either way. Kids have unrealistic expectations regarding their readiness to play at the college level, they are in for a rude awakening because they think signing with another school means they will play......nope.
3 years, 1 month ago on Nick Saban, Darius Philon and the Media Narrative
@TonyOrlando Strong is a major understatement. It is almost unheard of to have an entire class this talented to all stick to their commitments on signing day. This class is the best I have ever seen from anyone. The WOW fact is that the 2013 class is already looking to surpass this one, I believe our 2013 class already surpasses aubarns entire 2012 class.....
3 years, 2 months ago on National Signing Day Open Thread
only awaiting Landon Collins fax at the facility and this class is a wrap folks.
Green's fax just arrived, big pickup.
Brandon Greene is official folks, his fax has arrived.
collins just made it official...Bama
they will have it when it comes on here.
or watch here
TONY....it is NOT an announcement, it is a signing ceremony, he already announced on TV. ......jus sayin
Cyrus Jones in the house Tiders.....5'11" 180 lbs, recruited as a receiver, return specialist. Plays like Javier Arenas with his quickness and intensity. He is exciting when he is in space and has elite speed and quickness. Jones is a special talent who will be able to compete for playing time when he arrives. He needs to get bigger but is not expected to red-shirt. He is just one of those guys that makes everyone hold their breath when he touches the ball.....it's gonna be fun watching this guy play
@TideinOklahoma HE JUST ENTERED THE ROOM WEARING HIS BAMA SWEATSHIRT
Awaiting Landon Collins, Cyrus Jones and Brandon Greens faxes. Darius Philon is rumored to have been asked to grayshirt, we shall see if he stays on board. He blew his knee and didn't have it fixed, kept playing further damaging the ligaments.....
Darren Lake is in...I was told by Bama staff that he was the best d-lineman at camp the entire summer and he was UNBLOCKABLE. Another top o-lineman was interviewed and said Lake was the best he had EVER gone against, "so fast and strong, i just couldn't block that dude".....that came from the nations #1 center prospect... Lake is 6'4" 323lbs and naturally talented. Has minimal coaching and training and will be a "blank slate"...no bad habits to correct. He will have the opportunity to compete immediately. He resembles Dareus more than any other prospect
@TonyOrlando@SteelersTide74 Dalvin is official, LOI just received.....he will be a damn nightmare when Coach Cochran gets him the S&C program
Ladies and Gents....Adam Griffith is in, kicker from Poland originally. He is the best kicking prospect in the country, 80% touchback ratio on kickoffs. He was an orphan in Poland until age 13, a family from Geirgia met him, adopted him and he came back to the states with them. He tried out for the varsity and the rest is history. CANNON of a leg, he will offer immediate long range on kickoffs his freshman yr. Adam is expected to be a 3-4 year starter......HUGE need addressed
BIG BRANDON HILL is in folks.....6'6" 330 lbs, DJ Fluker clone, he is a monster run blocker, carries weight very well. He is prototypical Saban o-lineman. There is a story on him. He mvoed from a gang infested area of Memphis in 11th grade, he was approached in school by 4 gamg members that were over 20yrs old and didn't even attend the school. they came to jump him, one guy was 6'5" 300lbs as well....word is Hill tried to avoid fighting, they jumped him and he put two of them in the hospital, ambulance came and got them and Brandon walked away with nary a scratch, he didn't press charges. Kid is a great prospect....his life resembles Michael Oher's very much, the guy from the movie The Blind Side
Tyler Hayes is in. 6'4" 220 lbs. He is a CJ Moseley clone people, he will be an immediate impact player at LB, can cover receivers and backs out of the backfield. He is also extremely athletic and a big play guy. don't expect a red-shirt
Kurt Frietag is in, 6'4" 235lbs. bigger than Smelley, very physical tight end. Great in run blocking, good hands, lots of upside. He will probably be on special teams immediately as he loves to hit. He is a good prospect as an all around TE, catches the ball well and can hurt you in the pass game.
Caleb Gulledge is in... 6'4" 280lbs recruited as a defensive lineman but may move to offense. He will have a chance to play on defense to start though. He is from prattville, solid player and works very hard. Needs to gain weight and get stronger, he has good work ethic and loves Alabama, that's always a plus. Probable red-shhirt
Reggie Ragland is in...hometown boy. LB, 6'3" 245 lbs, athletic as any big LB anywhere, can dunk a basketball. Sideline to sideline he can track down just about any RB or QB, he is very much the prototype middle LB Saban likes. Very coachable and just a great competitor. Don't expect him to red-shirt.
Denzell Devall is in. #2 player in Louisiana, LB, 6'2" 245 lbs, he is made in the mold of Hightower, he is just about as elite a linebacker physically as you will ever see in high school. Don't expect a red-shirt, he will play immediately on special teams at least. Hits like a truck, this kid brings it when he comes up to pop someone.
Brandon Greene 6'5" 300lbs offensive tackle made in the mold of Cyrus Kouandjio and the best o-lineman in Bama's class. Great kid and a bulldozer in run blocking, great feet, very solid.
Kenyan Drake is in, 6'1" 195lbs. mirror image almost of Yeldon. BALLER in every sense of the word. HUGE talent, little faster than Yeldon but he is an elite player and intense competitor. He hates aubarn too...HAAAA
DAKOTA BALL, defensive lineman is in 6'2" 295 lbs, strongest kid in the Bama class, he is very raw but plays very intense. He will play D-line and expect him to stay there, he has made a career of proving people wrong and that will continue at Bama. Kid is blue collar to the core and has a lot of upside...probably red-shirt in 2012
Eddie Williams is in....6'4" 200 lbs, Eddie is the equivalent athletically to Julio Jones.....yes Julio. Williams can play anywhere except the line and excel. He is a freak athlete and probably the #1 athlete in the nation. He will probably play at receiver if Collins signs with Bama....
Dalvin Tomlinson is in...HUGE pickup 2 time heavyweight wrestling champ going for #3 when he doesn't have to keep his weight down for wrestling he will EXPLODE in the weight room. He will be Cochran's favorite freshman. Kid will be an immediate contributor in my opinion on the D-line
Alec Morris is in, 6'4" 230lbs, rocket launcher of an arm, my favorite recruit in the class. HUGE talent and upside. Great kid and work ethic. He will be an NFL QB when he leaves Alabama
Geno Smith is official, 5'11" 180 lbs, cornerback from Georgia and has the opportunity to be a #2 corner this year, don't expect him to red-shirt, he will contribut and get cleanup duty. Need to get bigger but is a lockdown corner in high school and Saban will make him an all-american.
@TonyOrlando rumors flying that Darius Philon is having second thoughts, this Kirven signing at his position may scare him away......at this point I don't see Philon sticking with Bama.....FWIW
Korren Kirven just signed. great defensive end prospect. High four star player and he just turned 17 so he is a pup still growing into his frame. He is a HUGE pickup at a position of need
Go ahead and mark down the early enrollees as signed as they may have a ceremony but they are already on campus and working out at the facilities. Here's a rundown of the guys already enrolled.
Ryan Anderson, LB, 6'3" 255lbs, Ryan will take upshaws place as the opposing QB's worst nightmare almost immediately. He is just miles ahead of other freshmen physically
Amari Cooper, WR, 6'1.5" 185lbs- will compete for playing time immediately, best all around receiver we have recruited in years. Don't expect a red-shirt
TJ Yeldon, RB, 6'1" 195lbs, will learn the ropes in cleanup duty this year, may redshirt, needs to add bulk but is a great prospect
Chris Black, WR, 5'10" 170lbs. great slot receiver and deep threat. was banged up his senior year and needs to add weight but has a chance to play early if he stays healthy.
Dillon Lee, LB, 6'4" 230lbs, Lee is a freak of an athlete and a pure football player. He will be on special teams immediately, has a nose for the ball and making plays. High football IQ. He will likely be a #2 outside LB this year, he is that good. No red-shirt for Lee
Alphonse Taylor, DT, 6'5" 330lbs, yes it says 330lbs, HUGE kid and staff hopes he is another "mount Cody"but he has to improve his motor and get into shape. Will compete for playing time immediately but the transition to college will be tough. I expect a red shirt but you never know.
Travelle Dixon,CB, 6'2" 205lbs, will hopefully replace Dre Kirkpatrick, needs to learn playbook and what Saban expects before he is put in but a JUCO All-American & immediate impact player.
Deion Belue, CB, 6' 190lbs, Belue is an All-American as well and electric kick returner. Will hace a shot to replace Maze returning kicks immediately and is perfect for taking over Menzie's position. Very hard worker and plays big on game day. immediate contributor.
who cares, even if it was true it clearly says "shall not employ" and she doesn't work for Alabama therefore nothing to see here. If anyone actually believes she will get a job at Bama they're crazy, if it was offered it was before she even met him and then it was withdrawn when he committed.
3 years, 2 months ago on Report: Recruit’s Mom Alleges Bama Offers Son’s Girlfriend A Job
@TideinOklahoma @TonyOrlando@rbr The fact that Brodie was so "fragile" and folded like a cheap suit against the barn, he falls completely out of my top 5.
3 years, 2 months ago on Friday 5: Greatest Crimson Tide Players to Wear #12
Just My opinion but I would have to say the number one guy defensively is Nico Johnson. He will assume responsibility for the play calling and has been overshadowed to date. He will emerge and surprise many people, he's a great player that will finally get his shot to shine.
And as far as leafership, Robert Lester hasn't had to be the guy with Barron around in the defensive backfield, this year he will be the lone veteran besides Milliner and his experience back there with 2 new JUCO corners and several youngsters will be huge....
Good read Hare, Will be interesting to see which way Norwood goes, does he follow Gibson's path into a career backup role or does he follow Maze's lead and keep progressing.
3 years, 2 months ago on Time to Shine: 5 Emerging Leaders for the Crimson Tide in 2012
@Aaron Torres@ShaneAutrey It really is none of my business but for what it's worth. I believe the frustration Aaron is that LSU had phenomenal play from it's secondary all year...EXCEPT in either of the games vs. Alabama. Honey rodent was irrelevant with 3 solo tackles and zero return yards in the first game and Bama didn't turn to the passing game. The Tide's receiving core really wasn't experienced nor were they a big threat to opponents during the year yet LSU couldn't stop them. It is no secret Bama had an average at best receiving core this year and yes, LSU should have had their way with them but they didn't in either game. In your defense, all the self proclaimed experts on ESPN praised Jefferson and LSUs' secondary but they did so with no evidence to back up their assessment because LSU wasn't effective against Alabama in the first game, Bama was a victim of themselves, uncharacteristic mistakes and a conservative gameplan in November, NOT a victim of being beaten by the Tigers secondary. Now if LSU had their way with Bama in the first game it would give a ton of merit to those arguments but they weren't. Everyone ignored Alabama's defense and receivers naming LSU's secondary, special teams and Jefferson as the x-factors in the title game with no evidence to support those claims except in regards to the special teams. We continuously heard people ask how Bama would move the ball and stop Jefferson.....but they moved the ball and stopped him the first game and that's where the frustration for some Tide fans comes in.
3 years, 2 months ago on Alabama's National Title: This Was Nick Saban's Masterpiece | College Football
@ShaneAutrey Here's my BCS title game preview, if you want good content with people who are real, come and check us out. Anyway, read my breakdown if you have time and please don't hesitate to give me your thoughts in the comment section. Roll Tide. http://bamahammer.com/2012/01/06/breakdown-bcs-championship-game/
The Big ten or whatever it is just suffered through a horrible season, making the Wolverines record misleading. They beat Clemson yes but how did Clemson finish off the year? This Tide offense loses Trent but will upgrade every other position on the entire squad in 2012, the defense has new faces, faces that are perfectly suited to contain Robinson who is Michigan's entire offense..............As far as Arky, Well, there's always next year.......every year.
3 years, 2 months ago on Are You Serious?! The Whoo Pig Fooey Edition
@Aaron Torres I will be checking out some of you're future work Aaron, meanwhile, I cover the Tide recruiting and other areas of the football team for one of your sister sites on Fansided, http://bamahammer.com/author/tidernfl/
@Sleepwriter A.J. Has an opportunity to break the "game manager" mold of previous Bama QB's and thrust himself into the company of elite QB discussions over the next two years.
3 years, 2 months ago on Highs and Lows: Alabama vs. LSU
Nice spotlight Heather, My favorite part about Vinnie, isn't necessarily what he did on the field, well, sort of. What I love is the fact that the recruiting services out there who prove every single year that they use a very flawed system of evaluation, Had Vinnie rated a three star prospect despite being MVP his junior and senior years at two different schools. Everyone clamors over the so called % stars, and who is the freshman MVP of a class loaded with 5 star players? A three star player named Vinnie.
3 years, 3 months ago on Alabama's Underclassmen: The Future of the Tide Is Bright
every one of these voters have admitted to leaving Trent off the ballot completely :
Skip Bayless- ESPN Olin Buchanan- Yahoo/Rivals Dennis Dodd- CBS Bruce Feldman- CBS Bryan Fischer- CBS Pat Forde- Yahoo Eddie George- Sirius College Radio/Former winner Rod Gilmore- ESPN Kirk Herbstreit- ESPN Desmond Howrad- ESPN/Foprmer winner Stewart Mandel- SI Dan Patrick- Dan Patrick Radio Adam Rittenberg- ESPN Joe Schad- ESPN Andre Ware- ESPN/Former winner
3 years, 3 months ago on 3 Reasons Trent Richardson Should Win The Heisman: And Why He Won’t
In terms of production Trents worst game was actually the first one where he only had 37 yards. The touchdowns he had were gimmes and 37 yards rushing is just bad. Might as well say he did what he did in two less games than Ingram, I don't even count the first game. not to mention he never played in the 4th quarter of most games......just sayin.
@DavidWasson There's an obvious difference between a line coach and the guy that makes the entire defensive gameplan. I believe Smart is the best co out there, there will be growing pains from his loss when it does come. I believe Jim is a bit more expendable in that regard....lol. Good discussion and surely something we don't want to believe will happen but has to. Enjoyed the read, but not the reality of it ....HA
3 years, 3 months ago on Saban, Alabama Could Face Assistant Challenge
I believe they will leave for the right job, at the same time I dont' believe the right one will become available this year. Jim will not be coveted as much as Smart for obvious reasons. They will both be in place next year IMO. It is tough to upgrade from a legend like Pendry but I know Stoutlad personally and he is no downgrade, he did however upgrade significantly when he brought in Rumph. He will bring in winners, guaranteed. I don't think losing McElwain is a nightmare, just my opinion though. Why doesn't someone offer Bobby Williams a job......never mind
Just an FYI guys: The video is last years video, we haven't received the tape from his senior year yet but we will post it when its' becomes available.
3 years, 3 months ago on Tomorrow's All-American: Alabama Crimson Tide Recruiting
@jcbama85 I agree, what is pitiful is the Mathieu push by the talking heads. Trent Richardson and Mathieu couldn't be any further apart where intangibles & character are concerned. On the field Mathieu is a very good player, I will not attempt to imply otherwise, but he still isn't on Richardson's level. Mathieu is a young punk who is athletic but can't rise to the occasion when facing elite teams (Alabama)
3 years, 3 months ago on Heisman Voters will Punish Trent Richardson for Alabama's Sins