Tide freshmen stepping up

The enthusiasm over Alabama’s football freshmen continues to grow. Even the Tuscaloosa News isn’t immune:

Monday morning, when the Crimson Tide took the field for the first practice of a two-a-day, it had a vastly different look from last week and Saturday’s first fall scrimmage. During the brief time period that reporters were allowed to observe individual drills, a number of true freshmen who helped make up last year’s No. 1 recruiting class in the nation lined up in new places…

Although the team’s official stance is that there’s no depth chart during camp, and almost no one is considered a starter until kickoff Aug. 30 against Clemson, there’s no way to deny that the coaches are taking long looks at the rookies – especially at wide receiver, where players frequently line up in different spots.

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Character training
On Monday’s Paul Finebaum Radio Network, Finebaum and callers discussed the character development program underway for the Alabama football team. The discussion revolved around an article in Sunday’s Birmingham News. One part of the talk centered on this quote: Safety Rashad Johnson said the class helped in dealing with the aftermath of his February arrest for disorderly conduct. “This class teaches you about who the people are that you surround yourself with,” Johnson said. “You want good people if you want to get good results.”

The question was asked, isn’t this something that common sense should tell us? Isn’t this something you are told over and over again?

Yes. Yes it is. But it doesn’t mean you stop telling people important truths because they have heard it before.

I’ll point to an example where this same wisdom has been told and told again. Euripedes was quoted by St. Paul in the New Testament giving us this warning: Evil company corrupts good morals.

If the Apostle thought the warning worth repeating, it probably is advice that we need to hear over and over and over again.

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  1. 1
    rolltideroll

    all of the freshmen should see significant playing time! They are all so awesome that it is going to be hard to keep them on the sideline. Harris is probably the best linebacker to step on the field at UA. I expect him to be ALL American this year along with Julio and the entire offensive line. If JWP can get his stuff together, look out. We will win at least 10 games if not more.

  2. 2
    Ballplay Indian

    Yeah….riiiiiiiiiighttt….Harris is already better than Derrick Thomas and Cornelius Bennett..Have you been huffing starter fluid?

  3. 3
    rolltideroll

    Harris is going to fill the void we have at linebacker. He will be ALL American by the end of this year. Just wait and see.

  4. 5
    rolltideroll

    You don’t think harris will be all american this year? He is a stud. I say the best linebacker in the nation and he hasn’t even stepped foot on the field in competition yet. Wait and see boy.

  5. 6
    Ballplay Indian

    Ill give you the benifit of the doubt….I look to see him win the heisman this year as a true fresh linebacker, oh , never mind , Julio gets the Hiesman and the Belitnikof, Harris gets the Butkus award…Im starting to come around.

  6. 8
    WarEagleHey

    I think Auburn will win the national championship and Kodi Burns will automatically win the Heisman National Championship immediately after he annihilates Louisiana Monroe. Watch and see!

  7. 12
    JW

    DAM THE AUBURN NATION SURE CAN’T STAY OUT OF HERE.DO YALL THINK THEY MIGHT BE A TINY WORRIED.LMAO THEY OUTTA BE .MR SABIN IS CREATING A MONSTER THAT IS GOING TO SCARE THE HELL OUT OF THE SEC.JUST LIKE HE DID AT LSU ROLLTIDE BABY

  8. 13
    007

    LOL!!! And now AU-turds are posting as Bama fans. It keeps getting better and better by the day! When these freshman do step up, you turds will see that all the ridiculous comments you’re posting under Bama names will actually be true!

  9. 14
    rolltideroll

    You caught me. What will I do? Oh what will I do? It is amazing to me that some people who CALL themselves Alabama fans will sink to such levels. I think the real thing is you guys are awbarn fans posing as Alabama fans. Right? I just come in here to talk football. I have seen the freshmen play. We ARE GREAT!

  10. 20
    Ballplay Indian

    NYC….I hate to break your heart..But thats not me ….I promise…Its NOT me…Face it bro…That is one of your own…Just ask Cap….I PROMISE, IT AINT ME DUDE…

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