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Glorious
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Had two receivers drop TD passes


Are you including the Irv drop around midfield here? We dropped like 4 passes in the 1st quarter


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Bryantboyz
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re: Spring Football News & Info
Jalen was an average qb and failed horribly with the most talented team in Bama history. OU has a tag football game but even after getting tagged they gave Jalen a td...it was comical just like the bigoted hypocrites that disrespected Tua during the season last year and expected JALEN TO MAKE THE BASIC THROWS and reads but he didn't for two years


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RollTide66
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re: Spring Football News & Info
Looking At Alabama QB Situation Behind Tua - BamaOnLine By Kirk McNair
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Alabama’s football team went into spring practice – and into the A-Day Game – with no doubt as to who the number one quarterback is and will be in the 2019 season. Tua Tagovailoa was one of the nation’s best quarterbacks for the Crimson Tide last season and is projected as a likely Heisman Trophy candidate this year.

But Alabama doesn’t have the proven quality backup quarterback it had last season in Jalen Hurts, now a graduate transfer earning rave reviews at his new spot as the likely starting quarterback (and possible Heisman Trophy competition for Tagovailoa) at Oklahoma.

One of the many goals (stated or not) for Alabama this spring was to begin the process of determining the primary backup to Tagovailoa. The candidates include Mac Jones, a third-year sophomore who was No. 3 last fall, and two 2019 signees who joined the Tide for spring practice and were on public display in Saturday’s A-Day Game.

Statistically that was Jones. He completed 19 of 23 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns with one interception and was sacked four times for the winning White team (second offense and first defense). The White took a 31-17 win.

Tua Tagovailoa played more than expected, perhaps, and completed 19 of 37 yasses for 265 yards and one touchdown and one interception playing against the first defense.


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RollTide66
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Looking At Alabama QB Situation Behind Tua - BamaOnLine By Kirk McNair
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In relief of Jones, Taulia Tagovailoa completed 6-9 passes for 93 yards with one interception and one touchdowns. Behind Tua, Tyson was good on 1-5 for 8 yards and also suffered an interception.

Alabama Coach Nick Saban discussed the quarterbacks, including a warning to “not read too much into” the A-Day scrimmage.

“The good guys play against the good guys,” he said. “The coverage was tighter, the tackling was better, everything was better when the ones were playing against the ones. When the twos were playing against the twos, not quite so much. So some plays get made because the guys are open. The windows are bigger. Mac played well. He took advantage of those situations.

“But I don’t think you can read too much into how guys did in the game.

You have to look at it to playing at the level of the comp(etition) when you look at a play. Who you are playing against? That makes a difference in how successful they are.”

But he did say that Mac Jones “did fine. One of the biggest things Mac has to learn to overcome is after a bad play he kind of hangs on to it for awhile, he doesn’t always go to the next play. I think he did that well today.”

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RollTide66
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re: Spring Football News & Info
Looking At Alabama QB Situation Behind Tua - BamaOnLine By Kirk McNair
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As to the freshmen on that stage:

“There was some anxiety out there. Taulia threw a pick, but I thought he did some thinks well. He’s sort of naturally instinctive and made some quick decisions.

“Paul is a little more anxious. I think he knows what to do. I think there’s a little anxiety there sometimes, and it’s not really good for performance when you have a lot of anxiety.

“These guys have to learn, grow, and develop and continue to work with them.

“We’re excited to have them all here and think they can improve and become pretty good players for us.”


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RollTide66
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re: Spring Football News & Info
Looking At Alabama QB Situation Behind Tua - BamaOnLine By Kirk McNair
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Taulia also got a little critique from older brother Tua.

“It’s hard as a freshman,” he said. “I was a freshman once coming into A-Day, but I think they did a good job for the time that they had to go out there and compete. We’re going to go back to the board and see what we can all work on. Not only as a team, but also as quarterbacks.”’

Taulia’s highlight play was a rollout to his left and throw back across his body for a 29-yard third quarter touchdown to Jaylen Waddle, who made a nice catch on a low throw.

Tua said, “I thought that was a nice ball on the run. Looked pretty natural, looked nice. I thought he could have got it up and made the catch a lot easier. I thought it was a tremendous catch by Jaylen Waddle.”
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Bear88
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Member since Oct 2014
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Watching the game a second time, I am impressed with Ford . Unfair comparison I know at this point but he reminds me a little of Jacobs . Not sure how much PT he gets but excited to see what he can do this year
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RollTide66
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Member since Nov 2015
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re: Spring Football News & Info
Rundown of Alabama spring award winners Al.Com - By Matt Zenitz | mzenitz@al.com Alabama handed out its spring awards after the team’s spring game on Saturday.

Here’s a rundown of the award winners:

Lee Roy Jordan Headhunter Award – inside linebacker Dylan Moses, offensive lineman Matt Womack

Jerry Duncan “I Like to Practice” Award – offensive lineman Tommy Brown, wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, cornerback Josh Jobe, defensive lineman DJ Dale, wide receiver Henry Ruggs

Billy Neighbors Defensive Lineman AwardRaekwon Davis, LaBryan Ray

Paul Crane Offensive Lineman AwardJedrick Wills, Alex Leatherwood

Bobby Johns Defensive Back AwardTrevon Diggs, Patrick Surtain

Johnny Musso Offensive Back AwardBrian Robinson, Najee Harris

Ray Perkins Receiver AwardJerry Jeudy, Devonta Smith

Woodrow Lowe Linebacker AwardAnfernee Jennings

Derrick Thomas Community Service Award
– wide receiver Mac Hereford, safety Eddie Smith

Bear Bryant Outstanding Non-Scholarship AwardGiles Amos, Daniel Powell, William Cooper, Jackson Roby, Joshua Lanier

Ozzie Newsome Most Improved Freshman Award – offensive lineman Evan Neal, tight end Cameron Latu, outside linebacker Eyabi Anoma, wide receiver Slade Bolden, inside linebacker Shane Lee

Bart Starr Most Improved Player Award – defensive lineman Christian Barmore, offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor, safety Jared Mayden, inside linebacker Josh McMillon

Mal Moore Leadership Award – tight end Miller Forristall, long snapper Thomas Fletcher, offensive lineman Chris Owens

Sylvester Croom Commitment to Excellence Award – quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, safety Xavier McKinney, defensive back Shyheim Carter

Dwight Stephenson Lineman of the A-Day Game AwardAnfernee Jennings

Dixie Howell Memorial Most Valuable Player of the A-Day Game Award – wide receiver John Metchie


RollTide66
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Member since Nov 2015
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The things you hear in Alabama locker room, sideline on A-Day Al.Com - By Michael Casagrande | mcasagrande@al.com
Long article....here are a couple of short excerpts:
quote:

And for one afternoon, the lockdown program opens its doors to a few local media members for an insider’s view of the Crimson Tide gameday machine from a coaching perspective. It’s a fly-on-the-wall experience inside the locker rooms and the sideline for the only taste of college football between January and August
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...The aftermath

Saban stood at the front of the locker room, not far from the Bryant wall plaque, addressing the reunited Crimson and White teams. The message was a lot like the one delivered at the media room podium moments later in content more than delivery.

Consistency in execution isn’t an option and the leadership needs to buy into the bigger-picture goals of the program. Looking around, this is a locker room dotted with former head coaches from analysts Major Applewhite and Butch Jones to new offensive line coach Kyle Flood and Sarkisian. Everyone listens in silence until Saban wants a response.

They have a chance to be “a really good team,” Saban tells the locker room but there are still too many players who aren’t doing all the little things necessary for success.

Team meeting Monday afternoon. Attendance isn’t optional.

Image: https://www.al.com/resizer/AwMOyJigcRYifUcEExZe3oDPXe8=/600x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal.s3.amazonaws.com/public/D53BMNTDTBB4TKITV7VROOIXUM.JPG


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RollTide66
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re: Spring Football News & Info
I have yet to watch the recording of the game, will try to watch when I get home after work this afternoon. I am mostly concerned with watching the 1's against the 1's. I know the playbook was pared down but, really want to see the 1's up close.
Has anyone heard about the possible injury to Najee from the head 1st landing he made? I was impressed by his balance when he was able to catch himself and continue the run; but was really worried that he could have really jammed his neck. Guess we will hear something on Monday if there is an issue.


Bear88
Alabama Fan
Member since Oct 2014
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He didn’t seem hurt but I could see how it might be sore a few days


Glorious
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Holy hell that's a lot of letters

Can Taulia just be listed as Lia


Reminds you of this nonsense

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Lost in TN
Alabama Fan
Collierville, TN
Member since Mar 2011
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re: Spring Football News & Info
I say we call him "THREEah".


CrimsonDynasty
Alabama Fan
Member since Jan 2019
733 posts

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Taulia could start as a FR RS and be here for 4 years. That's basically 6-7 years with a Tagovailoa as our QB.

Crazy.


Glorious
Central Florida Fan
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re: Spring Football News & Info
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Taulia could start as a FR RS and be here for 4 years. That's basically 6-7 years with a Tagovailoa as our QB.


You think we see either of them this year and utilize the 4-game redshirt rule?


bamabaum
Alabama Fan
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Member since Jul 2014
536 posts

re: Spring Football News & Info
Yes, I think we will see all of them play a little with the 4 game redshirt rule. After that I believe the one that rises above the rest will play in mop up duty and the other will take a redshirt.


CrimsonBoz
Alabama Fan
Florida
Member since Sep 2014
7245 posts

re: Spring Football News & Info
Tua seemed a little ginger on his leg after a re watch. I’m curious now.
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Bamadiver
Alabama Fan
Member since Jun 2014
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re: Spring Football News & Info
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Tua seemed a little ginger on his leg after a re watch. I’m curious now.
ESPN commentators pointed that out several times. There's definitely something going on, but perhaps something from spring practice.


CrimsonDynasty
Alabama Fan
Member since Jan 2019
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re: Spring Football News & Info
I honestly think he was just being over cautious and not trying to get it stepped on. Mental hurdle he'll have to get over.


Tider95
Alabama Fan
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Member since Dec 2017
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I honestly think he was just being over cautious and not trying to get it stepped on. Mental hurdle he'll have to get over.

I was honestly chalking it up to that. He may have also tweaked it at some point. This summer will be big for strengthening that knee area and hopefully getting him fully right for Fall.


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