Photos & early Sunday links

Greg McElroy Photo by UA Media
Greg McElroy Photo by UA Media
Darius Hanks Photo by UA
Darius Hanks Photo by UA
Mark Ingram by UA Media
Mark Ingram by UA Media

Want to see a few photographs from the game? Here are a few. (I’ve got several more from the AP, but I’ll sort through those later.) Also, scroll down to find many links about this week’s game. I highly recommend checking those out; you should especially read Could you say “tentative?”.

Roy Upchurch Photo by UA Media
Roy Upchurch Photo by UA Media

Roy Upchurch celebrates Photo by UA Media
Roy Upchurch celebrates Photo by UA Media

And now the links. These are reactions to the UA win around the blogsphere.
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  1. 1
    TideMan

    As a Bama fan I’m breathing a big sigh of relief. We didn’t play Bama football in the first half. Unsportsmanlike penalties and giving up the kickoff return were uncharacteristic of a Saban coached team. We were fortunate to survive those errors and come out on top. Another thing I didn’t care for was ovderdoing the “wildcat” formation. Two or three times a game is OK, but more than that only creates possibilities for mistakes. Also, as much as I love Julio Jones, I have to call him out a little bit. He drops some easy passes and gives up on balls that are just out of reach. Come on Julio! Fight for every ball with 100% effort! You’re too good not to! OK, other than that I was very pleased with McElroy, especially the way he found other receivers besides Julio in the second half. Marquis Maze and Darius Hanks made some beautiful catches in clutch situations. I was worried about our O-line in the first half, but they wore a great Va Tech defense down in the second half so I have to be pleased. Our running backs are studs, and Trent Richardson may prove to be the best of the lot before it’s all said and done. But overall I don’t think we looked like a top 5 team tonight. Tyrod Taylor helped us by not using his greatest assest- his legs. But our defense looked great as expected, and we didn’t even see Ta’na Patrick, Nico Johnson, or Dre Kirkpatrick! I think we’ll go 9 and 3 this season. Hopefully we can make it to Atlanta for the SEC championship. But let’s be real, Florida is on another level right now. ROLL TIDE!!!

  2. 3
    intheknow72

    Remember, this wasn’t LaTech. It wasn’t Charleston Southern. It wasn’t Jackson State. It wasn’t Western Kentucky. It was a Bud Foster Virginia Tech defense and a Frank Beamer physical, mean, ugly team. And we dropped 34 on them and won by 10 in our QB’s first careers start. Mistakes made? Yes. But we beat another top ten team proving we belong where we’re ranked, and I for one am happy.

  3. 4
    CrimsonBlood81

    I’m still pissed at that missed field goal by Leigh Tiffin. That really frickin pissed me off before the half-time break. As far as the dropped balls — the score should of included an extra 14 points — I’m just satisfied with the win — I won’t deny — I was a little “scared” for a bit.

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    Bamafan

    Wow, Tideman, with friends like you who needs auburn and tennessee? Like ITK72 said, we played friggin’ Virginia Tech, not La Tech or Western Kent. Didn’t you notice GMAC’s improvement from the 1st half to the 2nd? OC McElwain made good adjustments, going more to the play action that when we connected with Maze, opened up the run. By the way, we gave up a KO return TD to Clemson last year, too, but won the game and went 12-0 in the regular season. The young OL has 2-4 games to get experience before we get into the meat of our schedule. And, by the way, Defense wins Championships, and we have one of the best D’s around.

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    intheknow72

    Yep, we gave up 17 legitimate offensive points to the opponent, and at one point forced a field goal attempt after giving up an INT on our own 14. If Rolondo keeps his head, they maybe manage one TD.

    We are a top ten team, and a national championship contender. If we get Florida again, we win. Saban will not lose to Urban two times in a row.

  6. 7
    bamaminchew

    I agree with Crimsonblood81, Lee Tiffin misses way too many easy field goals under pressure. This guy is a better kicker than Jamie Christianson but is not a clutch kicker like Jamie was.

  7. 8
    Pluto

    Yeah. I could chickenshit the Team. There are some obvious things that will be corrected in the 2 up coming “preseason ” games.
    Tiffin needs to be Coached – Up. Do we still have Shula’a special team Coach ? Makes you wonder.

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    Bud Foster

    […] Bud Foster – : If Bud Foster leaves, we’ll see VT on the losing end of 52= 7 scores. PAKen says: September 22, 2009 at 4:26 pm. this offense is enemic at most. if they win ACC again just shows how weak conference is.The head coach is ultimatelyDiagramming The Trainwreck That Is Virginia Tech’s Offense The: From a personal look at VCU head coach Shaka Smart to a new viewpoint of Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster to the latest in Washington Redskins coverage, you can expect more for less. We are testing this entire concept,The Time Has Come DC Sports, UR/CAA, VCU, Virginia, Virginia: It was a Bud Foster Virginia Tech defense and a Frank Beamer physical, mean, ugly team. And we dropped 34 on them and won by 10 in our QB’s first careers start. Mistakes made? Yes. But we beat another top ten team proving we belongCapstone Report Photos , Early Sunday Links: Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster loves to get players up near the line and go after the quarterback. Alabama’s primary offensive goal will be to relieve that pressure as much as possible. Carpenter doesn’t have to be Smith [posted by Mr lavat quoted from source] […]

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