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14 threads by one particular fanbase on the 1st page


1BamaRTR
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I have visited that board twice since the Clemson game. Definitely not missing out on anything.


crimsontater
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seldom visit the rant myself. purposefully avoid when its bad news for bama


FWBFLlaw
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Well, it appears that the statute of limitations has passed. Also, rumors are that we handled it back then when we found out. Oh well, LSU fans need something to take their mind off of the impending doom of Wade.

OT, but did anyone else see that the NCAA denied Brock Hoffman’s waiver. He wanted to be closer to home because of his mother. Check out his tweet. Just shows that the NCAA is garbage.

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RollTide66
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Alabama Spring Position Recap: Inside linebacker - BamaOnLine By Charlie Potter Image: https://s3media.247sports.com/Uploads/Assets/672/179/9179672.jpg?fit=bounds&crop=620:320,offset-y0.50&width=620&height=320
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Spring football has ended for Alabama, and Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide have entered the offseason after 15 practices. But with those said practices and UA’s annual A-Day Game still fresh on our minds, we recap what happened at each position this spring, while also looking at the past and future of the groups. We continue our spring position rewinds with the inside linebackers.

PRE-SPRING QUESTION

There were two questions surrounding the inside linebackers shortly after the 2018-19 season ended, and they correlated with each other. Junior Mack Wilson declared for the NFL draft, which meant Alabama had to find a new starter opposite Dylan Moses. And with a reserve now stepping into a first-team role, the Crimson Tide’s already-thin depth at the inside linebacker position would take a hit, forcing the young players on campus to step up during the spring.

So, who was going to be the next starter? And which players would provide quality depth?

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RollTide66
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Alabama Spring Position Recap: Inside linebacker - BamaOnLine By Charlie Potter
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WHAT WE LEARNED

Sophomore Ale Kaho missed the first couple of practices for personal reasons but returned to the field before the first scrimmage. A player that many believed would compete for a starting spot in Year 2 after a promising freshman campaign, Kaho spent the entire spring with the third team. Markail Benton and Jaylen Moody were back and worked with the ones and twos, respectively.

“We have a work to do,” said Saban of the inside linebackers after Scrimmage 1. “Those guys have ability. They make too many mental errors. I mean if you make mental errors at linebacker, you either have a guy that’s unprotected, you have somebody that’s not covered. We had way too many of those today. And we just have to keep on working and keep on working with them and see where it takes us. I thought some of the outside ‘backers played pretty well today.

“But inside guys, we’ve got lots of work to do.”

One of the bright spots in terms of depth for the inside ‘backers was the play of true freshman Shane Lee. He was one of the standouts during the Fourth Quarter Program and slowly made his way up the pecking order to play alongside Benton with the second team. The 248-pound freshman didn’t look like an early enrollee and could be in the mix for meaningful playing time this fall.

As for the starters, Moses played like everyone expected -- as a leader and at an All-American level. The player that spent all 15 practices beside him at the Will was redshirt senior Joshua McMillon. A player that has seen first-team snaps in emergency situations in the past, McMillon provides Alabama with a reliable and steady option in the middle, should he hold off the young guys.
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RollTide66
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Alabama Spring Position Recap: Inside linebacker - BamaOnLine By Charlie Potter
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QUESTIONS WE STILL HAVE

Can the younger players that struggled at times with mental errors and poor tackling improve over the summer and provide the Tide with the quality depth it desperately needs in the middle of its defense? As the quarterbacks of said defense, the play and understanding of the inside linebackers are imperative to Alabama’s success on that side of the football. That’s why we saw the two oldest and most experienced players in the room lead the first team all spring long.

But UA needs those second- and third-team players to step up over the summer and during fall camp. It will add a scholarship body in summer enrollee Christian Harris, and that could spark some of the players battling for reserve roles. But as it was before the spring started, depth at inside linebacker is still one of the Crimson Tide’s top concerns as the offseason and summer arrive.
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RollTide66
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Dan Wetzel @DanWetzel


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Blazer also testified that between 2000-2013 he paid football players at Penn State, Pitt, Notre Dame, Michigan, Alabama and North Carolina in hopes he would become their financial advisor ...
11:55 AM - 23 Apr 2019


Hard to police this, I would say... vultures hang around town, looking for guys who they might influence with a few dollars... coaches can't babysit the players 24 - 7. Seems the NCAA statute may have run on all of these anyway... (FYI - Mike DuBose, Dennis Franchione, Mike Price and Mike Shula from 2000-2006)
For a little extra info: Saturday Down South - Report: Witness in CBB bribery trial claims he paid thousands of dollars to football players, including from Alabama by Adam Spencer
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RollTide66
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I agree... nothing ever good on the Rant when things not going well for the Tide... I very seldom go there...


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14 threads by one particular fanbase on the 1st page



WillyStalker has been searching my posts or other boards and replying to threads I'm in. I think the guy has issues.

BTW, Hi Willy!!


MykTide
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That dude is seriously mental.

He used to brag about Bama players getting hurt. I think he's a psychopath.

He gets off on upvotes.


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RollTide66
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Alabama Spring Position Recap: Cornerback - BamaOnLine By Charlie Potter Image: https://s3media.247sports.com/Uploads/Assets/855/197/9197855.png?fit=bounds&crop=620:320,offset-y0.50&width=620&height=320
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Spring football has ended for Alabama, and Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide have entered the offseason after 15 practices. But with those said practices and UA’s annual A-Day Game still fresh on our minds, we recap what happened at each position this spring, while also looking at the past and future of the groups. We continue our spring position rewinds with the cornerbacks.

PRE-SPRING QUESTION

Alabama lost on cornerback to the NFL draft, and that was Saivion Smith. But everyone else at the position returned, including players that missed large chunks of the 2018 season because of injuries in Trevon Diggs (foot) and Jalyn Armour-Davis (knee). That duo, along with Shyheim Carter who had sports hernia surgery after the season, entered the spring with injury concerns, which was the No. 1 question for the corners this offseason -- just how healthy would the group be?
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RollTide66
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Alabama Spring Position Recap: Cornerback - BamaOnLine By Charlie Potter
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WHAT WE LEARNED

Although he spent all the spring with the safeties, I include Carter with the corners because of his experience at Star, or nickel defensive back. The senior spent all of the spring in a black, no-contact jersey but was able to participate in drills, scrimmages and the A-Day Game. As for Diggs and Armour-Davis, they were full-go from Day 1 and only Armour-Davis was in black on A-Day.

Like I said, Carter has experience at Star. He manned that position a year ago in nickel and dime sets. But Saban and company, as they typically do in the spring, experimented with guys at Star and corner. Diggs and Patrick Surtain II, who were the Tide’s top corners in 2018, both spent time at Star this spring with Surtain manning the position in the A-Day Game with Diggs and Josh Jobe at corner. Even with Carter a bit limited, it showed UA has some options at cornerback.

“It’s been really good to see, really good to watch. It’s going to help us out a lot,” Diggs said this spring. “Different guys in different positions and have more confidence on the outside and have more confidence on the inside. It’s going to help the defense all around.”

Because of those options, as well as the play of Diggs, Surtain and Jobe and young players like Armour-Davis, Nigel Knott and freshman Jeffery Carter, Alabama’s defensive backs could be the strength of the defense this fall with so many players on the defensive front moving on.
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RollTide66
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Alabama Spring Position Recap: Cornerback - BamaOnLine By Charlie Potter
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QUESTIONS WE STILL HAVE

The secondary exited the spring with very few questions, especially at the cornerback position.[/u] One of the only ones I have is will we see any movement at corner and/or Star because of the options Alabama will have? Jobe’s development gives the Tide three cornerbacks it feels good about, plus Carter at Star. The latter can also play safety, which provides even more flexibility there.

The cornerback position will also welcome a pair of summer enrollees in Marcus Banks and Brandon Turnage. Will either of those newcomers be able to push their soon-to-be teammates for playing time the same way Surtain -- and eventually Jobe -- did a season ago?
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RollTide66
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Stories UA receiver DeVonta Smith to go from quiet storm to Top-20 draft pick TD Alabama - By Stephen M. Smith Image: https://tdalabamamag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Devonta-Smith.jpg
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The University of Alabama has four studs at wide receiver – including three primary veterans – however, one target in particular continues to be at the bottom of the pecking order.

After the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, people could not escape the heartfelt “My Heart Will Go On” song from Titanic by Celine Dion.

The song, which was stitched into every video post on Twitter from Crimson Tide fans, became a reminder of a play that’s now in the folklore of the program. Alabama’s win over Georgia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta came on a 41-yard connection between two freshmen in overtime.
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RollTide66
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Stories UA receiver DeVonta Smith to go from quiet storm to Top-20 draft pick TD Alabama - By Stephen M. Smith
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While one of the players represented the Tide in New York City for the Heisman Trophy, the other suffers from being an afterthought at times.

Not saying that he is neither talent nor insignificant, but he doesn’t get the attention he deserves when discussing guys of leadership.

DeVonta Smith, a four-star in the 2017 class, caught the game-winning pass on “2nd and 26” from Tua Tagovailoa. The Louisiana native does not speak much, in fact, the most he has ever talked was in the media day session before Alabama faced Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl.

Listed at 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, Smith has become a deep route weapon with a knack for making clutch receptions in critical moments.

Prior to Georgia, he was the one who caught a 10-yard slant pass from Jalen Hurts in 2017 and turned into a game-winning, 26-yard score versus Mississippi State at Davis Wade Stadium (Starkville, Miss.) in the 2017 season for Alabama.
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RollTide66
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Stories UA receiver DeVonta Smith to go from quiet storm to Top-20 draft pick TD Alabama - By Stephen M. Smith
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A hamstring injury bothered Smitty at times last year, but when healthy he is Tagovailoa’s biggest X-factor on the outside. This proved true in the CFP semifinal against the Sooners, as he totaled six receptions for 104 yards (team-high) and a touchdown in the Tide’s 45-34 win.

He finished the season as one of five targets with 500+ yards receiving – tallying 693 yards with six scores on 42 catches. Following his freshman year, when he averaged 22.3 yards a catch, Smith posted an average of 16.50 yards per reception in 2018.

Twenty-six of his grabs went for either first downs or touchdowns (62 percent) and 14 of his catches went for 20 or more yards.

As one year of football separates Smith from the NFL Draft, he has an opportunity to join his teammates in Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III as potential Top-20 picks.

A healthy Tagovailoa and an experienced offensive line (aside from center) looks to set Smith up for a strong push.
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RollTide66
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Alabama Spring Position Recap: Safety - BamaOnLine By Charlie Potter Image: https://s3media.247sports.com/Uploads/Assets/673/179/9179673.jpg?fit=bounds&crop=620:320,offset-y0.50&width=620&height=320
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Spring football has ended for Alabama, and Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide have entered the offseason after 15 practices. But with those said practices and UA’s annual A-Day Game still fresh on our minds, we recap what happened at each position this spring, while also looking at the past and future of the groups. We continue our spring position rewinds with the safeties.

PRE-SPRING QUESTION

Alabama lost three players at the safety position this offseason with Deionte Thompson entering the NFL draft, Keaton Anderson hanging up his cleats and Kyriq McDonald transferring to Cincinnati. It returned Xavier McKinney and Jared Mayden as players with first-team experience -- and the versatile Shyheim Carter can be thrown into the mix at safety, as well. But depth was one of the top concerns for the group this spring under new position coach Charles Kelly.
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RollTide66
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Alabama Spring Position Recap: Safety - BamaOnLine By Charlie Potter
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WHAT WE LEARNED

Depth is certainly an issue at safety, at least for the spring. Outside of McKinney, Mayden and Carter, only two scholarship players made up the rest of the position group in individual drills in Daniel Wright and Eddie Smith. The Crimson Tide will welcome two more additions during the summer in signees Jordan Battle and Demarcco Hellams, but for the 15 practices, safety was thin.

Outside of depth, though, the top two players at the position produced strong springs. McKinney will be one of the leaders on defense this spring in what could be his last season in an Alabama uniform if he continues to play at this level. Mayden showed improvement and manned the safety spot opposite McKinney with the ones. Still, there weren’t a lot of available bodies this spring.

“Xavier’s done a great job, has had a great offseason,” Saban said. “I think he was one of the best performers each week that we did offseason workouts for four weeks. You couldn’t ask a guy to set a better example. I mean his practice habits have been phenomenal these first three practices. I mean he’s doing everything he can to set a good example and be a leader for other players.

“But depth at safety is an issue. We’ve got some young guys coming in next year, and they’re going to have an opportunity to contribute. And we’ve got to get the guys that we have here now playing better with more consistency.”
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