Friday, January 29, 2010

Six Tide Players to Play in Senior Bowl

The University of Alabama will have six seniors playing in the senior bowl this weekend in Mobile.

They will help to represent the South Team, Saturday at 4:00 PM EST.

The six Tide players are:
1. CB Javier Arenas
2. NG Terrence Cody
3. OG Mike Johnson
4. TE Colin Peek
5. K Leigh Tiffin
6. RB Roy Upchurch

They have been practicing in Mobile all week and will help make or break their professional dreams this weekend in the game.

Best of luck to them.

Tide Lands Big Commitment, Really Big!!

The Alabama Crimson Tide added a new commitment to their 2010 recruiting class. And with 5 days until signing day, it couldn't have come at a better time.

With time in the recruiting period running down, the Tide have it seems been changing their targets late in the game to bring in some defensive linemen help.

The Tide accomplished one of those goals with the signing of Brandon Ivory. Ivory, who had been previously committed to his hometown team Memphis, is a 6 foot 3 mammoth, who will be developed to fill the shoes of Terrence Cody.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2009 Season Recap

A-Day Game Scheduled

Alabama will have it spring A-Day game on April 17th.

The game is currently scheduled to begin at 2 PM, but may change.

Admission is free, and details about television and other events will be released later.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Congrats Bama Basketball

Congrats to coach Grant and the mens basketball team. They beat Miss. State today 62 to 57.

Mikhail Torrance lead the team with 20 points.

The team also hit some clutch free throws late in the game to seal the victory.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Recruiting Heating Up!!

With the season over and signing day quickly approaching. The Tide has set its sights on bringing in the best high school talent from around the country.

As of now, has the Tide's recruiting class ranked third behind Florida and Texas. The class has a total of 24 commitments. Two of them are rated as 5 star recruits, 13 are 4 star recruits, and the last seven are 3 star recruits.

Though space is limited, coaches for the Tide have been pressing on to get the best class they can. Last weekend's Championship celebration set the stage to host some big named recruits and show them what playing for the Tide is all about. With this being the last weekend in recruiting look for some more to be on campus this weekend.

Here are the current top five ranked recruiting classes ranked by
  1. Florida
  2. Texas
  3. Alabama
  4. Auburn
  5. Oklahoma

After signing day next week, we will break down the class individually.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Blake Sims wants back with Alabama

Blake Sims has recommitted to the University of Alabama. The Gainseville native told Saban he wanted to decommit then had a change of hearts.

The four star athlete comes ranked by rivals as the 28th ranked athlete in the nation.

While we know he most likely changed his mind because Lane Kiffin is moving out to USC, Saban has welcomed him back with open arms.

Of his latest decision, Blake recently told, "My decision to commit to Alabama is final. I am not taking any other visits. There are some schools like Michigan that want me to come up and visit, but I have what I need here at Alabama."

Friday, January 15, 2010

Willis Leaves Alabama

After winning a National Championship, Nick Saban knew his assistants would most likely be a hot commodity around the country.

Beginning before the Championship Game, rumors swirled around the South that Alabama's Defensive Coordinator Kirby Smart would leave for Geogia. Now that the game is over, and Kirby has a brand new deal at Alabama, we know that he is staying until he gets an offer for a head coaching job somewhere.

As for other targets on Saban's staff. Memphis has taken Sedrick Irvin who served as the Tide's football intern, and now Alabama's linebacker coach James Willis has been hired away to Texas Tech.

Willis will get his chance to become a defensive coordinator for the Red Raiders. Willis will join Tommy Tuberville at Texas Tech, who just signed on to become their new head coach.

Best of Luck to Him.

National Championship Highlights

National Champions!!!

The Crimson Tide added its 13th national championship, defeating the Texas Longhorns 37 to 21 in the BCS National Championship game.

The game started and may have ended in the first quarter when Marcell Dareus knocked Colt McCoy out of the game with a pinched nerve. From that point on, the game was put in the hands of true freshmen Garrett Gilbert, who to his credit had his team in position late in the game but fell short as time ran out.

No matter what your take on the impact of the McCoy injury to the outcome of the game. It was very unlikely that the outcome of the game would have been any different given the dominance of the Alabama offensive line and ground attack.

The Tide had two running backs rush for over a 100 yards against the so called best rushing defense in football. Not to mention, both Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson had two touchdowns adding to their 116 yard and 109 yard performances.

Though the Longhorns put together a late scare for the lead in the second half, the Tide defense played at a high level once again cementing themselves as one of the best in the game itself. In fact, it was the defense that sealed the game late in the fourth quarter when Eryk Anders rushed Gilbert and caused a fumble deep in Texas territory to give the Tide the game and Championship.

This again is Alabama’s 13th National Championship, 8th National Championship in the major poll era. Either way, you can’t argue with the tradition that this program has made. Also, Nick Saban also became the second coach to win two BCS National Championships, the only other being Urban Meyer.

Mark Ingram also broke the Heisman jinx and became only the second Heisman trophy winner to go on and lead his team to the national championship. Not to mention, again did it against the nation’s number one rushing defense.

So it looks like Bryant Denny will have a new statue in the courtyard to go along with the other coaches who have brought Championships to the Capstone.

Congrats and Roll Tide!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

McClain and Woodson Treated for Virus

Alabama's Rolando McClain and Rod Woodson were absent at media day today becuase both are sick with a stomach virus.

Nick Saban said the two were quote, " under the weather"

While practice may be out of the question today, they have both been given some medicine and should be ready to go on Thursday.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Tide Lands 24th Commitment

The University of Alabama landed its 24th commitment of its 2010 incoming recruitment class. The word came after the Under Armor High School All Star Game, when John Fulton, a 6-1, 180 pound conrnerback from Manning South Carolina.

The four star recruit is ranked by Rivals as the 59th overall prospect and the 4th ranked cornerback in the nation.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Look Back at 2009

So here are the final three top moments for the Tide in 2009.

#3: Roy Upchurch's Touchdown Catch against Auburn
For Most Alabama fans, the Iron Bowl this season was 59 minutes of hell and 1 minute of thank the lord. After Auburn threw every trick play in the book against the Tide, the tide finally drove down the field lead by Greg McElroy finishing it up with Upchurch's 5 yard catch. Not a bad time for the Tide Senior to make his first career TD reception.

#2: Alabama wins SEC Championship

With the Tide coming in the game as the underdog against a largely favored Florida team. The Tide dominated the Gators for their 23 SEC Championship. With the win, Alabama continued its tradition of being the only team to win a SEC Championship in every decade.

#1: Mark Ingram win the Heisman

This year marked the first time Alabama brought home the Heisman Trophy. And it couldn't have gone to a better person than Mark Ingram, who through his play, not only solidified his position as the best running back in the State, but made his name as one of the best if not the best in college football.

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