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How true freshman QBs fared in spring games- BamaOnLine By Chance Linton To see complete listing with analysis, click on link above... here is what was provided re: the BAMA QB's
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Spring football practice has wrapped up around the country and there were a number of early enrollee quarterbacks who made an impact this spring.

Many of the top quarterback prospects in the 2019 class enrolled early and went through spring practice with their respective teams, so we've decided to take a look at how they fared in their spring games.

It should be noted that some programs held open practices instead of spring games and some held a spring game but didn't release statistics from the game. There were also a few spring games that were cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather.

This list only includes the true freshman quarterbacks who participated in a spring game where stats were kept by the school.

With that in mind, scroll down to see how the top early enrollee quarterbacks in the 2019 class fared in their respective spring games:

Paul Tyson | Alabama

High school: Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, Ala.)
247Sports Composite: 4-star | 0.8972 | No. 321 Overall | No. 12 PRO
Spring game stats: Tyson finished 1-of-5 passing for 8 yards with one interception as the Crimson team fell to the White team by a score of 31-17 in Alabama’s annual A-Day Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Taulia Tagovailoa | Alabama


High school: Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.)
247Sports Composite: 4-star | 0.9269 | No. 180 Overall | No. 5 PRO
Spring game stats: Tagovailoa completed 6 of 9 passes for 93 yards with one touchdown and one interception to help lift the White team to a 31-17 win over the Crimson team in Alabama’s annual A-Day Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
247Sports Evaluation: Shorter, compact frame, but does carry adequate weight. A solid athlete with good quickness and initial burst, but is not overly twitchy and has average long speed at best. Possesses a strong arm with the ability to generate substantial zip, particularly on short to intermediate passes. Capable of driving the ball down the middle of the field and making high difficulty far-hash throws. Arm strength and improvisational ability help him make creative off-platform plays. Accurate and gets the ball out quickly in the short passing game. Highly competitive. Doesn't make as many downfield throws as other top quarterback prospects with the majority of his yardage coming on short and intermediate passes. Can scramble for first downs but has yet to post good rushing numbers and can get in trouble at times when trying to extend plays. Power 5 starter ability with the upside of being a highly productive college quarterback at a top program. – National Recruiting Analyst Charles Power
NFL Draft projection: 4-7 Round (Day 3)
Player comparison: Tajh Boyd | QB | Clemson


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Surtain looking to build on 'phenomenal' freshman season BamaOnLine By Charlie Potter
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Patrick Surtain II produced a true freshman season that lived up to his 5-star ranking.

Making his first career start at Alabama in Week 4 against Texas A&M, Surtain went on to earn Freshman All-American honors for his play at cornerback for the Crimson Tide. And the way he progressed throughout the 2018 season impressed his father, Pro Bowl corner Patrick Surtain.

“I thought he had a phenomenal year,” Patrick Surtain told BamaOnLine.

“Just to come in as a true freshman -- not come in in January but actually come in in June -- and to pick that complicated defense up and start off playing the Star then going to corner, learning multiple positions and then starting 11-12 games for an undefeated team until the last game, I thought he did phenomenal. Credit to him and his coaching staff in how he got prepared.

“There were a couple of games where teams didn’t even throw his way, and for a true freshman, that was a tremendous feat.”

Surtain started his freshman campaign as a top reserve in Alabama’s secondary but stepped into a starting role on the second series of the Ole Miss game after Saivion Smith gave up a touchdown on the contest’s first offensive snap. From there, Surtain started the next 12 games and totaled 37 tackles, including 1.5 for loss, seven pass breakups, one interception and one forced fumble. At season’s end, he garnered SEC All-Freshman Team honors from the league coaches.

But 2018 was only the beginning for the American Heritage (Fla.) High School product.
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Surtain looking to build on 'phenomenal' freshman season BamaOnLine By Charlie Potter
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The now-sophomore returned as an experienced starter this spring and is expected to take a big step between Years 1 and 2 within the Crimson Tide program, according to a veteran teammate.

“I think when Pat came in, he was already confident. He already had that confidence in himself,” safety Xavier McKinney told JOX FM’s 3 Man Front. “So, I think his jump from last year to this year is going to be ridiculous, in my opinion, just because when he first came in, he already had it.

“From last year to this year, it’s just a matter of fixing up all the little things that he needs to do. But I think confidence-wise, I think he’s had it, I think he’ll always have it. So, no matter what year he’s going into, I think he’s just going to get better coming off the last year.”

His father agreed.

“It all comes with work. There’s no substitute for the work,” Patrick Surtain said. “Of course, he has the measurables, he has the athletic ability and all the intangibles, but he has to really hone in on the little things and that’s going to take him to another level because even though he had a tremendous year, made Freshman All-American, he still has a lot of room to improve.

“I think with just seeing his freshman year and bringing them to this spring and his sophomore year, the game is going to really slow down for him, and he’ll continue to make plays and be that lockdown guy.”
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Surtain looking to build on 'phenomenal' freshman season BamaOnLine By Charlie Potter
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Surtain and Trevon Diggs will likely be Alabama’s starting cornerbacks with Shyheim Carter at Star when the Tide kicks off the 2019 season against Duke in Atlanta on Aug. 31. However, with Carter recovering from sports hernia surgery this spring, Surtain spent a lot of time in the slot -- even starting the A-Day Game at the position. That development and now-option for Alabama was an example of the strides the Plantation, Fla., native has made since enrolling last summer.

Plus, versatility never hurts.

“It’s definitely a big help because of Nick Saban’s defense,” Patrick Surtain said. “That (Star) guy is a key cog in what they love to do. He got some reps with it last year, and he wasn’t comfortable with it because he was thinking too much. Just to see his maturity from there until now and he’s out there and he knows all the checks, he’s in the right position and he’s a physical football player, so he’s able to blitz and support the run from that area, and of course, he can cover.

“The more you can do, the more value you can bring to yourself and your team, the better it is for you.”
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Surtain looking to build on 'phenomenal' freshman season BamaOnLine By Charlie Potter
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Head coach Nick Saban said both Surtain and Diggs -- two players the Crimson Tide defense will rely heavily on this fall -- played well in 2018 but paying attention to the little details this offseason will help two of the more talented defensive backs on Alabama’s current roster.

The nation’s No. 1 corner and No. 6 overall prospect in the 2018 recruiting cycle, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, Surtain is approaching his offseason by focusing on improving “everything” in his repertoire before preseason camp begins in three months.

“You never can get comfortable, especially at a place like Alabama because they bring guys in there every year. So, I always tell him your mentality is to work on everything,” Patrick Surtain said. “There’s nothing that you’re a pro at, so keep on working and by the time he’s ready to go to that next level, he’ll be ready. There’s a lot of things he needs to work on and master, and just knowing him, he’s going to put the work in to try to get better each and every day.

“It’s a credit to him and his want to be great. He’s definitely on the right track, so when he gets home we’ll get in the lab, we’ll do our thing and hopefully, he goes back in the summer and the fall and be the kind of player that everyone expects him to be, even after having a sensational year.”

And just what are those lab sessions like between a Pro Bowl father and an All-American son?

“They get intense sometimes,” Patrick Surtain said with a chuckle. “The physical aspect, what can you tell him? He’s 6-2 and a half, 195 pounds and runs a 4.4. So, he has all of those tools. I try to give him the cerebral part of the game -- route recognition, what to expect in certain formations, how teams try to attack a defense. And I think once he learns the ins and outs of that, that’s going to take his game to another level because once you know what’s coming and how a team tries to attack you, you can combat that and do certain techniques or what have you.”
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RollTide66
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Now that Spring is finished and May Graduation has passed the endless question has to be asked again... What is up with Ben Davis. BOZ mentioned early in the Spring that Ben was going to transfer and he had already told the coaches of his decision.

One has to think that his shin split surgery may have slowed the process (who would want to accept an injured transferee?)and it could be Summer for this process to restart?

Would be great if he were able to get on the field and for the Lights to Go On and Ben be a contributor in his last 2 years; but, it just doesn't seem like any of this would be in the cards.

Any ideas?
From Roster at RollTide.com
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Sophomore (2018)


Talented linebacker who redshirted his first season in Tuscaloosa before building on his experience as a redshirt freshman ... saw time in two games during his sophomore campaign. Arkansas State: Saw time against the Red Wolves but did not record any stats. Louisiana: Entered against the Ragin’ Cajuns but did not collect any tackles.
Redshirt Freshman (2017)

Talented linebacker who saw his first career action against Mercer in 2017.
Freshman (2016)

Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama.
High School and Personal Data

The nation's top-ranked inside linebacker by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports ... consensus five-star prospect ... son of Alabama legend Wayne Davis, who still holds the Tide's career record for tackles (327) ... 2015 first team USA Today All-USA ... participated in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game and invited to Nike's 2015 "The Opening" ... the unanimous top-rated player in the state of Alabama ... ranked fifth in the Rivals100 ... No. 11 in the Scout300 ... No. 13 in the Top247 ... ranked No. 22 overall on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team ... No. 24 in the ESPN300 and the No. 15 player in the Southeast region ... rated as the No. 10 player nationally in the 247Composite and the top inside linebacker ... recorded 105 tackles with three sacks and two interceptions as a senior in 2015 while also catching 33 passes for 510 yards and seven touchdowns ... 2015 AL.com Defensive MVP and Super All-State ... first team 3A All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and the ASWA 3A Lineman of the Year ... ASWA Super 12 selection ... named Alabama Defensive MVP at the 2015 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game ... played for head coach Ryan Lolley at Gordo High School ... chose Alabama over Auburn, LSU, Georgia, Ole Miss and Notre Dame.

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Rick&Bubba interviewed CNS this morning at the Regions Tradition event. Here is LINK to youtube video for those interested.


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Rick&Bubba interviewed CNS



good interview. thanks for posting


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RollTide66
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Great interview, thanks pmacattack for the post..

CNS - 1:50-2:50 talks about spring and what happens next. (getting every player to understand what he needs to do to get better, etc) then Rick leads him into a discussion about the younger generations re: Instant Gratification - aka Transfer Portal


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Glorious
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Auburn got the primetime ABC game week 1. Probably means we’ll be slotted at 230


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We're playing Duke, I'm surprised it's not at noon...


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Over by halftime


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