Tuscaloosa News S3

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  1. bamagrad

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    Week 1 is a Bye week, coaching staff working hard to prepare for next weeks game vs #4 FSU.

    Starting Lines this yr is

    QB McCarron jr HB Lacy Jr, fb Fowler Jr. Te Williams Sr. Lt Love SrRS Lg Warmack Sr, Boswell SrRS. C. Coleman Soph & Robinson Jr. RG Jones Sr RT Fluker JR. Wr. White Soph, Bell Jr & Norwood Jr.

    Def. RE Billingsley SR, DT Murphy Sr & Moore Jr. Le Square Sr. Rolb Stinson Jr, Mlb Hightower Sr & Johnson Sr. Lolb Mosley Jr & Jordan Sr. CB Kirkpatrick Sr, Milliner Jr & Scott Sr. Fs Green Sr & Lester Sr. SS Lowery Sr. K, Shelley Sr & Foster Jr. P Mandell Jr & Joseph Fresh.

    With TR bolting for the draft a much different team in the backfield, Bama still has alot of experience in alot of areas. should be a Great Year.

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    Bama Rolls Fsu 31-6.

    T-town- The Noles came in Hoping to Even their record to 1-1 with the Upset of #3 ranked Alabama. Bama was Starting their Season. Noles won the Toss and Recieved the Ball and got 1 FD but no more and had to punt the Ball. Then Bama with Eddie Lacy took the ball down the Field and punched it in from 7 yards out and a 7-0 Bama Lead. The Fsu tried to get a drive going and had to punt the ball as Trickett was getting severe pressure from the Bama Front Line. Then as the 2nd Quarter opened Bama continued their Drive and Fowler punched it in from 2 yrds out and a 14-0 Lead. Then Fsu started their next drive and on that drive Bama got 3 straight sacks 2 on Trickett and 1 on Hendrix. On the 2nd Sack by Murphy Trickett suffered a Torn Groin (ouch!!) and is out for 9 weeks of the season. Then Bama started their next drive and BOOM Lacy was Gone for 71 yards and a 21-0 Bama Lead. Fsu got the ball and got to the 40 yard line of Bama and went for it on 4th down and was Held by the Bama Def. Then with time running short, Bama drove it down and with 3 seconds on the clock, Foster kicked a 22 yard FG and a 24-0 at the Half. Then Nothing Happened in the 3rd quarter as both Defenses held each offenses in check. Then in the 4th quarter Corey Grant scored on a 2 yrd dive and a 31-0 Bama lead. Then with the 2nd Team in Fsu finally scored a td, but missed the xtra point. Fsu went for the onside and got it as the Bama Team stood there looking at the Birds in the sky (ohhh Pretty Birds LOL), But Fsu suffered a sack on 3rd down and punted the ball. Then Bama held the ball the rest of the way for the win.

    Bama Starts the Season off right 1-0 and go to Lincoln for a rematch with the Huskers.

    McCarron threw for 207 yards and no td's or int's.
    Lacy rushed for 138 yards and 2 td's
    Grant rushed for 63 yards and 1 td.
     
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    Bama survives Nebraska 21-18.

    Lincoln- In last yr's battle, Bama was driving and was down by 3 and had completed a long pass to get in FG range then CB called for the fg unit the only problem was McCarron stayed out and attempted the fg and missed and Nebraska held on for a 3 point win 20-17. What would this year's game produce?.

    Bama lost the Toss and Nebraska defered and Bama came out with their New Offense, it produced quickly as McCarron found Bell on a slant route and shook off a tackle and took it 65 yards for the TD and a 7-0 Bama lead. Then both teams continued to feel each other out as the 1st quarter went on, then Nebraska got a drive going and drove it down then was snuffed out by the Bama def and Warren hit a 35 yrd fg to cut the Bama lead to 7-3. Then as the 1st quarter was running out Bama started a drive with a mixture of run and pass as the key play on the drive was Bama facing a 3rd and 10 CB called a run and Lacy got the 10 by the skin of the ball as the 1st quarter ran out. Then the 2nd quarter began with Bama getting to the 2 yrd line and Lacy took it in on the next play and a 14-3 Bama lead. Then Both Defenses continued to force each other's offense to punts. Then on the next Bama possession McCarron tried to find White and was Int'd in Bama territory and Nebraska had New Life. Then Braska drove it down with the clock winding down and Martinez found Reed his Te for a TD and Bama still lead 14-10. Halftime CB told his team to keep fighting to the end. I'm sure that's what CRJ told his Braska team also.

    Neb got the ball 2nd half and tried to drive it, but was snuffed out by the Bama defense and punted. Then later in the 3rd quarter, Bama got a drive going with run and pass and then Bama got into Neb territory, Then McCarron found Bell again for 25 yrds and another Bama Td and the lead went to 21-10 Bama. The Fans who drove from T-town were going crazy and the Lincoln crowd sat in stunned silence. No other scoring for the 3rd quarter, but Neb was driving when it ended. Then in the 4th quarter Nebraska got into Bama's red zone and then took it to the 2 and Burkhead took it in from the left end and scored and Bama still lead 21-16, Then CRJ called a gutsy 2-pnt conversion with plenty of time left in the 4th quarter and converted when K-Mart found his Te and Bama still lead 21-18. Then Bama took the ball and was driving taking off time and on 3rd down couldn't complete the pass and punted. Then Nebraska drove it down using up the clock as CRJ felt this was the winning drive so he was very deliberate in getting the plays in when the clock continued to run, then with Braska in Tide 20 yrd line K-Mart tried a pass to the Middle of the Field and Lowery In'd for Bama in the end zone with :58 seconds left in the game. Then Bama ran 2 plays and Neb called 2 TO's to stop the clock. then Bama got nothing on 3rd and punted back to Neb. With the Game in his Hands K-mart trotted back on the field, 1st down got nothing, then 2nd down K-Mart tried to throw across and the Ball was Tipped on the front line and tipped again by LB Johnson and In'd by Kirkpatrick to seal the game. with 1 TO remaining CRJ decided not to use it and the Game was over. Both Coaches talked for several Min at Mid field after the Game. What a Game it was with this Time Bama overcoming a Hostile Crowd to take the 21-18 win.

    Player of the Game was Wr Bell with 131 yards and 2 td's
    McCarron threw for 188 yards and 2 td's and 2 Int's
    Lacy rushed for 50 yrds and 1 td.

    Nebraska's Vaunted Big Three was Held in check with Burkhead rushing for only 92 yards and 1 td. Robinson rushed for 3 yrds and Martinez rushed 7 times for -26 yards.
    Leading reciever for Neb was TE Cotton as he had 73 yards and 0 td's.

    Bama's next Game will be at the Hog Pit in Fayetteville.

    GG RJ 2 classic's in a row we must be doing something right. :)
     
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    Bama handles the Dawgs!

    T-Town- Alabama played a complete game as they finished off Georgia in a 31-6 Sec matchup at BDS.
    Ga won the Toss and decided to defer. Then for several minutes both defenses played tough hard nosed defense. Then Ga got a drive together with combo of run and pass and got to Bama's red zone. Then Ga (using Aubies playbook) got a handoff to Malcome and he took it in for a td and the Dawgs struck 1st blood in the game. the xtra point was missed and Ga lead 6-0. The Lead was short lived as on the KO, Deandrew White recieved the KO and went 90 yrds for a Bama TD and the FG was Good and Bama lead 7-6. Then Ga went 3 and out and Bama started another drive with the 1st quarter running out. Then Lacy punched it in early in the 2nd quarter and Bama now extended to a 14-6 lead. defenses played lights out the rest of the 2nd quarter as we hit HT and Bama on Top 14-6. Then only scoring in the 3rd quarter was a 32 yrd FG by Foster and Bama continued to lead 17-6. Then in the 4th quarter Ga had their chances to get back into the game only to Turn the Ball over 3 times. On 1 drive Ga had it going then Murray hurried a throw to the end zone and Kirkpatrick Int'd at the 1 yrd line to snuff out a Ga drive. Then Ga had another drive going when on the 5 yrd line washawn fumbled the ball on a hit from lowery and Bama recovered to kill another drive. Then after Bama scored again to extend the lead to 24-6, Ga fumbled the KO and Bama recovered and took it to Ga's 1 yrd line and Grant took it in from there to close the game out 31-6.

    Player of the Game was White with his KO return for a TD and added 24 yrds recieving.
    McCarron threw for 108 and 1 INT
    and the duo of Lacy and Grant had 55 and 48 yrds rushing and both added rushing td's.

    Murray threw for 232 yrds and 1 int.
    Ealey added 53 yrds and Malcome added 16 yrds and 1 td.

    Next week Bama battles Ole Miss. Bama is 3-1 and 1-1 in SEC play.
     
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    Bama wins Ugly Game!

    T-Town- Basically it was a very ugly game, as both defenses brought their A game, Bama scored in Flurries and won going away 17-0. Lacy and Grant had 55 and 52 yards on the ground. and the Passing game was limited to alot of overthrows due to Rebel Pressure. McCarron had on 185 yrds and 1 td passing. Norwood was the leading reciever of 50 yrds that went for a TD. the scoring was this Bama FG 3-0, Grant TD run 10-0 and then the 50 yrd pass for a TD to Norwood 17-0 Bama. Ole Miss couldn't get anything remotely going and left BDS with their heads hanging.

    My POTG goes to the Bama Defense for Forcing Pressure and getting into the Backfield. only had 1 sack.

    Next Game Vs Hated UcheatT.
    Bama is now 4-1 and 2-1 in the SEC West Race.
     
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    Bama Plays a Very Tough 3 Game stretch.

    Vs UT- Bama won a physical game vs UcheaT as Bama prevailed 17-7. Scoring was very Tough as No scoring was made in the 1st quarter. 2nd quarter Bama finally got a drive together and MCcarron found Weldon for a TD pass and a 7-0 Bama Lead at HT. Then after HT Bama zoomed down the field and MCcarron found D-White for a TD pass and a 14-0 Bama Lead. UT didn't give up and scored as Bray found Milton for a TD pass and UT cut the Lead to 14-7. Then the rest of the way Bama's D forced Bray to Throw before he wanted to and Bray threw many incompletions. Bama then got a fg from Foster to Close the scoring at 17-7 as Bama prevailed in Neyland Stadium. MCcarron was 16-20 for 286 yards and 2 td's. Grant rushed for 101 yards in his 1st start of the season. D-white had 102 yards recieving with 1 td. Bray was 24-38 for 229 with 1 td and 1 int. Oku rushed for only 14 yards in the Game. and the Bama 2ndary held D'rick Rogers to 77 yards recieving.

    Vs Miss St- Game was decided early in the 1st half. Bama kicked a Fg for a 3-0 lead. Then state scored on a TD pass and missed the xtra point but held a 6-3 lead. Then Bama drove it down and Lacy scored on a td run and a 10-6 Bama lead. Then State had a drive down to Bama's 4 yard line and Hightower then picked off a pass and took it Home 96 yards and a 17-6 HT lead as the wind came out of State's sails. The rest of the game it was all Bama as they scored 17 more points and a 34-6 closure to this game. MCcarron threw for a modest 144 yards and Lacy and Grant rushed for 71-61 yards as Lacy had 2 td's and Grant 1. Russell struggled vs the Bama D as he threw for 121 yards and had 1 td but 2 picks that led to Bama points.

    Vs Vandy- For the 1st Time in awhile Vandy came into the game ranked 24th in the polls. Bama scored 1st as Lacy scored a rushing td and a 7-0 Bama lead. Then a fumble by Grant was picked up by Vandy and scored and a 7-7 tie as the 1st quarter ended. Then Bama outscored Vandy 21-3 in the 2nd Quarter as Lacy contributed with 2 Td's and D-white also scored as Bama held a 28-10 HT lead. Then Bama scored 10 points in the 2nd Half as they closed out the game 38-10. Lacy scored his 4th td and Foster added a FG to close the scoring. MCcarron threw for a season high 335 yards and 1 td. Lacy rushed for 102 and 4 td's. Goro of Vandy threw for 43 yards as he was 4-15 for the game.

    Bama continues to play a strong game as they get Lsu next week then rival Auburn.
     
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    Bama puts down Auburn 24-14.

    T-town- In a Battle for the SEC West The Iron Bowl pitted hated rivals and Brother and Sisters and Marriges were put on Hold for this Battle. Both Teams Came in 8-1 and 6-1 in the West Race tied with Arkansas for the Trip to Atl. Auburn won the Toss and Defered to the 2nd Half. The game started out with great drives by both teams. Bama started a drive with running and passing to start out with and then came 4th down in Au territory, CB thought about it and decided to go for it. and tried to pass and Au knocked the pass down and Aubies ball. Then Au got down with the running of Williams and found daylight early. Then Trotter Found Benton vs the Bama Zone and Took it in 25 yards for a Tiger TD and Au had a early 7-0 lead. Then Bama responded right back a Pass over the Middle to White and Bama was in Tiger Territory. Then Bama went back on a sack by Au. But Foster responded with a 46 yrd FG and Au still led 7-3. Then Au drove it down behind Trotter and Williams and on 3&2 run was stuffed,Then Coach Fred went for it on 4th and 2 and the Pass was early as Au missed on a scoring opportunity. Then Bama drove it, Then Lacy went out with an injury, so Corey Grant comes in gets a few yards the 1st carry, then found a Hole and went 46 yrds to paydirt and Bama took the lead 10-7. Then Au tried another drive and got into Bama territory then again faced another 3rd and 2 situation run was stuffed and then Tried a pass on 4th and Green knocked down the pass. Then Bama flashed the under 1:00 min offense. Passed down the field with the No-huddle and calling timely TO's to stop the clock. Then with little time remaining McCarron found TE Williams as he barely crossed the goalline and Bama extended the lead 17-7 going into HT. CoachBama told his players to continue to play hard and win the game for the SR's.

    2nd Half started off with a bang for Au as Dyer broke 2 tackles and was gone for 98 yards and Au timmed the lead to 17-14. Then Bama did what they've done all year. run the ball and chew up the clock as they drove down the field with run and pass and Then Grant took it in for a TD Via the Wildcat and Bama continued to lead 24-14. The rest of the Game was a defense fest as both teams continued to battle for position. If anyone watched the game then it was a good one. For those that Missed it Yr loss. Bama takes the ODK Trophy for the 3rd yr in a row. and Now the hopes rest on the Ark-LSU game. If Ark loses then Bama goes back to Atl. if not then Bama awaits what bowl game comes their way. Both Coaches Met at Midfield and shook hands and Talked for several min with CB wishing CF best of luck the rest of the season.

    Bama is 9-1 and 7-1 in Conference play.
    Au is now 8-2 and 6-2 in Conference play.

    Bama gets a week off and then ends the yr Vs Michigan at the Big House.

    Bama stats
    McCarron 12-15 193 yrds and 1 td.
    Grant 17 carries 138 yrds and 2 td. (big 46 yrd run)
    D-White 3 rec 79 yrds
    Norwood 35 yrds
    Williams 3 rec 33 yrds and 1 td.

    Au stats
    Trotter 12-19 172 1td
    Williams 15 carries 75 yrds 0 td
    Dyer 6 carries 20 yrds 0 td.
    Blake 2 rec 61 yrds
    Benton 2 rec 46 yrds 1 td.

    Telling stat 0 turnovers in the game for either team.
    1st downs even at 24 a piece.
    TOP Bama 16:17 Au 11:43

    GG Fred well played.
     
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    Bama is off This Week, as players practice and will watch the Ark-Lsu Game.

    T-Town- The Week has been a good one for the Tide as CB had grueling practices and Then Took fri Off to heal up injuries and give players a much needed break. The Team plans on Hanging in the Main Foye of Bryant Hall to Watch the Ark-Lsu game to see if The Tide will be Heading to Atl or will the Hogs Vs Florida(who is reaching the SEC Title game for the 3rd yr in a row). The past west champs have been this 2010-Ark(by a game) 2011 Bama(also by a game). The Team hopes they can represent the Tide after last years 20-0 loss to Florida. The Players were very disapointed in Last yrs performance and hope to get another chance at the Gators. CoachBama is hopeful that Ark loses so he can get back to Atl. "right now in the latest Bowl projections has Bama in the Sugar Bowl Vs Ohio St. and I would love for Bama to get back to New Orleans".

    Bama is Currently 9-1 and 7-1 in the SEC West Tied with Ark. and is #5 in the Top 25.
     
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    Bama goes into Big House and Gets their 10th Win.

    Ann Arbor- Coming off the Bye Week CoachBama told his team not to lose focus, with Their spot in the Sec Champ Gm In, They went off the Ann Arbor to Battle Coach RedWings and His Wolverines. Last Year Michigan came into T-town and Left a 41-7 Victim as DR went out late in the 4th Quarter and Did Not Return. Now the SR came into this game Hoping to perform better then he did last yr. Bama lost the Toss and Michigan defered. Bama came out Humming with a McCarron to White hookup that got 40+ yards and then Bama relied on their running game. Coming up short on 3rd down, CB went for the points and Foster nailed a 41 yrd FG for a 3-0 Bama Lead. The Only scoring in the 1st Quarter. Then Michigan tried many times to get DR into the Offense and was denied everytime. Then Bama going with the run and the pass went down the field and came up short again on 3rd down and Foster nailed a 22 yrd Fg and a 6-0 Bama Lead. Still Nothing going for the Wolverines as CRW was switching between DR and Gardner at QB. Then Bama drove it down again for another Foster FG, a 43 yarder as Time was winding down and CRW was trying to Freeze the kicker, but to no avail. Bama led 9-0 at the Half. Michigan finally got a decent drive going then got into the Tide red zone, But a sack pushed them back and Michigan settled for a FG and Bama still led 9-3. as that was the only scoring in the 3rd quarter. The 4th Quarter had Michigan with the Ball and Gardner tried to roll out and throw across and it was picked off by BJ Scott and Bama had the Ball on Michigan's 44 yrdline. Then Bama just went full run on this drive as Lacy topped it off with a Td and a 16-3 Bama lead. Then CRW made his 3rd Qb change of the Game as Forcier came in and led a drive as he found his TE Moore for a Big Catch as he Beat the Corner on the Play and took it in 38 yrds and Bama still led 16-10. Big House was rocking at that point. But Bama then went down the field with run and pass and Then Foster nailed his 4th FG of the Game a 36 yarder and Bama got breathing room 19-10. with 1:39 left in the Game. At this point CRW was notified that DR was out for the Game and the Next 2 games with a Muscle Strain. Then Forcier led a No-Huddle attack and Michigan ran it in for the TD and kicked the xtra point and Bama then led 19-17. Michigan went for the onside and Bama recovered as McCarron took a couple of knees to end the game.

    DR of Michigan was on 3-6 for 65 yards and only had 20 yards rushing.
    Gardner was 3-11 for 34 yards and 1 int.
    Forcier was 5-8 for 137 and 1 td.
    Thomas led the Michigan receivers with 93 yards.

    McCarron was 9-16 for 195 and 1 int
    Lacy ran for 73 yards and 1 td.
    D-white had 93 yards receiving-led Bama's Recievers.

    Hightower was the defensive leader with 2 sacks and 5 tackles.

    Side note Michigan led in 1st downs 23-19, Bama led in TOP 15:10-12:50.

    Bama is now 10-1 and Will Battle Florida for the SEC Crown. (3rd year in a row Bama is in double digits in wins).
     
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    Bama defeats the Sooners.

    Pasadena- Alabama Came into this Game Smarting from the 34-17 loss to UF and Determined not to lose Focus Vs the Sooners. Sooners Came into the Game with QB Jones and WR Stills as the 1-2 combination. Bama came into the game with young talent and a Very Sr laden Defense.

    McCarron started the scoring off for Bama as Lacy chewed up major chunks of Yardage and McCarron Found Te Williams on a Little dump pass for 8 yrds and a 7-0 Bama Lead. Then the Sooners went 3 and out and Bama had another drive going as the 1st quarter ended. Then in the 2nd quarter Bama had a drive going as they Took it down to the Sooners 2 yrdline and Sims subbing for McCarron Faked the Handoff and Took it in for a 2 yrd TD and Bama Lead 14-0. Then Taking up most of the 2nd Quarter on this Drive Jones for OU led a drive as he found Stills for a 12 yrd Td pass and Bama still led 14-7. Then Bama swung into action aided by a 43 yrd run by Lacy they Got the ball into FG range and Foster nailed a 27 yrd FG and Bama led 17-7 at the Half. At HT CB told his Team "Remember the Rose Bowl for we will win the Game". The Team went nuts and Came out fired up for the 2nd Half.

    Then in the 3rd quarter Bama had a drive going when Lacy injured his back and was done for the game. Then came in soph sensation Corey Grant and He picked up where Lacy left off as he Found a Hole for 10 yrds and scored as Bama extended the lead to 24-7. Then Hightower Picked off a Jones pass over the middle and Bama was in Business. Then again with Bama chewing up most of the game clock, Grant took a pitch left and outran the defense and scored from 10 again and Bama then led 31-7 as the 3rd quarter ended. Then the only scoring in the 4th quarter was OU as Calhoun finally found the endzone and OU tried to go for 2 and was denied and Bama led 31-13. Ou tried the Onside and Bama recovered. Then the 2nd Team took over from there and ran out the clock with timely running and getting 1st downs. After the Game reporters swarmed CB to try and ask him about the Ga job and CB would not comment.

    Bama rushing attack ran for a season high 232 yrds as Lacy led the way with 100 yrds before leaving with a injury in the 3rd quarter. Grant ran for 88 yrds and 2 td's. Townes finished up with 46 yrds.
    McCarron threw for 179 yrds and 1 td & Sims for 27 yrds and scored 1 td.

    McCarron finished the Season with 2,690 yrds passing and 12 Td's and 7 Int's.-Don't know if he will declare or not but I have solid Backups just in case he does. in Case he Does McCarron's Career stats are 359-557 for 5,607 yrds and 32 td's and 19 Int's.

    Sr Moments- Michael Williams TE- will be missed as his Blocking on the edge and recieving skills were unbelievable. Been starting since 10 and leaves with solid numbers as he caught 57 passes for 929 yrds and scored 4 times. Most of the Time he was in for run blocking and provided the blocks to spring the rb's. The 6'6 274 lb SR will be Missed.
    Tyler Love LT- This 6'6 309 lb Tackle was an anchor inside the O-line as he provided the leadership to help his teammates and provided protection on the Blindside of McCarron's. He will be Missed. Owens will be filling his spot next year.
    Losing 2 at the Guard position is hard, Losing 2 incredible players is even tougher. that is what it feels like losing Chance Warmack and JohnMichael Boswell. Warmack played Hard and protected the Blindside and when Chance went down last yr JMB filled in nicely with outstanding play. These 2 will be Missed as we try to fill in those Holes.
    Barrett Jones Captain- Losing Jones is like losing a member of the Family, He's been the Rock of the O-line and will be missed, This 6'5 303 lb Sr squashed anything that came his way and opened holes for lacy and Ingram and Richardson in their careers. Steen will be the starter next yr.
    Square Le- Square had to play behind some great players before he got his chance to shine and did in 2011 with 23 tackles 11 for loss and had 1 sack. Then in 12 he woke up as he had 24 tackles 10 for loss and 6 sacks and leaves with 50 tackles 22 for loss and 7 sacks in his Bama Career. playing behind Davis really helped him in being the player he was for the Tide.
    Billingsley RE- Nothing much except got to play in the Rose Bowl and several other games this season just didn't get many tackles to put in the stat book.
    Murphy DT- Playing behind Chapman and subbing for him when he got tired Murphy learned the DT position. He only had 13 total tackles coming into this season and he really provided filling up the Hole in the middle as he had 27 tackles this yr 18 for loss and 4 sacks. His Career total is 40 tackles 23 for loss and 5 sacks and 4 Forced Fumbles as his hits made RB cough up the Ball. Brandon Moore will be the Hole next yr as they hope he can provide the same.

    Donta Hightower Mlb- What can u say about DH.You knew this day would come as DH provided the solid LB tradition that Bama has been known for years. a solid 3 yr starter after MClain left for the NFL and He provided the Leadership as well as Nico Johnson. DH leaves with a Career mark of 139 Tackles 54 for loss and 8.5 sacks 5 int's (1 in the final game) and 1 int that he returned for a td. What else can u say except WOW, Will definitley be missed.
    Nico Johnson- The Tag Team partner of DH. This LB sealed the other side of the line when teams tried to run away from DH and ran into NJ. His Career marks are this 74 tackles 11 for loss and 1 sack and 1 int. He played hard every snap and these 2 were the rock of the LB Core.
    Dre Kirkpatrick CB- Provided the shutdown when Teams tried to throw his way. This 6'3 190 Sr was a Tough Matchup vs even Taller recievers as he had the length to knock down passes from them. This solid 3 yr starter had great stats and ends with these 86 tackles 10 for loss 36 assisted 2 sacks 8 int's and 27 knockdowns. He will definitly be Missed on the edge as he filled in the position after Areanas left.
    Lester and Green FS- These 2 rotated each other alot the past 2 seasons and provided the deep help to knock away passes that came their way. Lester's stats is 67 tackles 34 assisted 18 knockdowns and Green's is 50 tackles 10 assisted and 13 knockdowns and 1 sack. Filling the holes of these 2 is going to be the challenge for next yr.
    Will Lowery SS- This walk on found his way to the starters line when Grad hit in 09 and will played his heart out as he Provided the clog in the middle, His major Highlight was INT'ing a pass in the end zone to kill a Neb drive in the 2nd game of the yr. and he played out the rest of the yr. his stats is 72 tackles 13 for loss 48 assisted 3 sacks 2 Int's. 12 knockdowns.
    Jeremy Shelley K- This 2 yr starter provided the FG's and xtra points solidly until he lost his position after the Spring Game. But most people thought of him missing 8 fg's and a few xtra points is what did him in after the previous yr. but either way he played hard and did well for the 2 yrs he was the starter. His 2 longest Fg's were 52, and 53 yrds. Cade Foster then came in and Took over.

    Overall very successful year at 11-2 and another SEC Champ appearance. Next Yr Major ?? on Def and the O-line as the QB and WR and RB position's are solid.
     

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