Posts Tagged “Blake Sims”

Lane Kiffin on coaching at Alabama: “I would have done it for free”

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As is custom in the bowl season, for 40 short minutes the gag was removed from Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s coordinators, and Lane Kiffin, as usual, did not disappoint. But then, the Tide’s offensive coordinator in the midst of his public rehabilitation hasn’t disappointed all season. Kiffin said working under Nick Saban has been…

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Crimson Tide sends shockwaves through the SEC with big win …again

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It’s become a common theme each year under Nick Saban. Bama is back..again…and anyone wanting to dethrone Dixie’s Football Pride best start hitting their knees. The football gods weren’t hearing it last Saturday. Prayers sent from places like Lee County, Knoxville and Baton Rouge fell on deaf ears. Partially because there is no such thing…

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West Virginia Game Report Card: Sims, kickers and Clint Trickett’s hair

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For the fifth time in the Nick Saban era at Alabama, the Crimson Tide took its show on the road…or more accurately, to a neutral site…to begin the 2014 season. Like all the others, Bama walked away from a dome with the win to begin the new season, leaving behind a few unknowns heading into…

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2nd scrimmage points to the next Bama QB

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Last Saturday the Tide scrimmaged for the 2nd and final time before the August 30th opener with West Virginia, and the million dollar question was how the quarterbacks fared. Everyone wants to know stats. Everyone wants to hear numbers that will make them breathe easier heading into the post-AJ McCarron era. Unfortunately, Nick Saban knows…

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PRACTICE REPORT Day 1: Jake Coker, Eddie Jackson steal the show early

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Fall practice is here, and the 2014 campaign is officially…finally…underway. The big story this morning was Jake Coker on an Alabama practice field in an Alabama jersey. Coker looks like he belongs on an NFL roster, with sound throwing mechanics, a 6’4″ frame and strong arm. It’s easy to see what the buzz has been…

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Based on A-Day, Tide staring at 0-12 in 2014

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I went to the annual A-Day game, and let me say, there is much to be concerned about. As many fans do (correctly), conclusions are now being made about Alabama’s upcoming football season. Based on this scrimmage that’s open to the public, I can tell you, Alabama will not win a game in 2014. There…

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Spring Practice Report: New attitude, and new McCarron on practice field

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Alabama completed its second day of its 2014 spring practice on Monday; according to linebacker Trey Depriest, a new attitude is permeating the team. “Guys are just a lot more hungry,” senior linebacker Trey DePriest said Saturday. “We didn’t finish the season like we wanted to. Guys knew that and they just took a different…

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Solving the quarterback puzzle at Alabama

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Bama’s offense faces life after AJ McCarron by ITK When Alabama takes the field August 30th against West Virginia in Atlanta, who will be under center? With Florida State redshirt sophomore Jacob Coker considering a change of scenery, the answer to that question may be more intriguing than first meets the eye. As AJ McCarron…

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FALL CAMP UPDATE: News and notes from Day 1

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With the Hokies now just 29 days away, the two-time defending National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide took to the practice field for the first time in the fall of 2013. The stories of the day centered around a position change (albeit temporary), an incoming freshman not being cleared medically, and an impressive incoming class garnering…

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What does OJ Simpson and Auburn have in common? The answer is in your Sunday Cup of Coffee – 4/07/13

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With spring practice a little over the halfway mark, yesterday’s scrimmage produced what you’d expect from a team in the midst of rebuilding. First, the good. AJ McCarron and back-up Blake Sims had good days, according to Alabama head coach Nick Saban. Monster runningback Derrick Henry got mention as well, saying “he has flashed at…

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