Wednesday Alabama football news & links

Lots of links this morning about Alabama football including information on Brandon Deaderick’s reason for not being at practice, Julio Jones’ ankle, a funny car tag, Florida’s loss of wide receiver Debose and more.

First up, this news from UA. TIFFIN HONORED: Alabama senior place kicker Leigh Tiffin received the “Star of Stars” award, presented each week by the Lou Groza Award to the top kickers in college football. He was one of three kickers recognized on Tuesday. Tiffin converted 4-of-5 field goal attempts against Virginia Tech, making good on attempts from 49, 34, 43 and 20 yards. That matched his single-game best at Alabama (previously achieved vs. Tennessee, Oct. 20, 2007; Mississippi State on Nov. 10, 2007; Clemson on Aug. 30, 2008) and ranks second in Alabama history (6 by Philip Doyle vs. Southwestern Louisiana on Oct. 6, 1990). The four field goals give Tiffin 57 in his Alabama career, ranking him fourth all-time in Crimson Tide history behind Philip Doyle (78 from 1987-90), Michael Proctor (65 from 1992-95) and Tiffin’s father, Van Tiffin (59 from 1983-86).
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