Tons of Crimson Tide Items

Tons of Crimson Tide Items
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alabama post-spring awards led by 2 young receivers

Dixie Howell Memorial Most Valuable Player of the A-Day Game Award - Robert Foster and ArDarius Stewart

-- Lee Roy Jordan Headhunter Award - Dominick Jackson, Reuben Foster
-- Jerry Duncan "I Like to Practice" Award - Maurice Smith, Bradley Sylve, Chris Black, Bradley Bozeman
-- Billy Neighbors Defensive Lineman Award - Jarran Reed and D.J. Pettway
-- Paul Crane Offensive Lineman Award - Ryan Kelly
-- Bobby Johns Defensive Back Award - Tony Brown and Geno Smith
-- Johnny Musso Offensive Back Award - Kenyan Drake and Derrick Henry
-- Ray Perkins Receiver Award - Robert Foster
-- Woodrow Lowe Linebacker Award - Reggie Ragland
-- Derrick Thomas Community Service Award - Keith Holcombe and Josh Casher
-- Bear Bryant Outstanding Non-Scholarship Award - Michael Nysewander, Jamey Mosley, Parker Barrineau, Levi Wallace, Lawrence Erekosima
-- Ozzie Newsome Most Improved Freshman Award - Ronnie Harrison, Rashaan Evans, Ross Pierschbacher, Blake Barnett, J.C. Hassenauer, David Cornwell, DaShawn Hand, Anthony Averett, Christian Miller, Bo Scarborough
-- Bart Starr Most Improved Player Award - Eddie Jackson, Ty Flournoy-Smith, Dalvin Tomlinson, ArDarius Stewart, Shaun Dion Hamilton, Brandon Greene
-- Mal Moore Leadership Award - A'Shawn Robinson and O.J. Howard
-- Sylvester Croom Commitment to Excellence Award - Cam Robinson and Dillon Lee

5-star running back Najee Harris becomes Alabama's first 2017 commitment

Najee Harris, a five-star recruit rated as the No. 16 overall player and No. 2 running back in the 247Sports composite, gave a verbal to the Crimson Tide coaching staff while on a visit to Alabama's A-Day game.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Nick Saban says Alabama's wide receivers need to 'continue to improve

"We feel like there's a lot of competition at receiver," coach Nick Saban said Thursday, "and I think there's some opportunity for the young guys that are coming in in the fall to make a contribution at that position as well. That's an area of our team that I think we need to continue to improve on."

Redshirt junior Chris Black, redshirt sophomore Robert Foster and redshirt sophomore ArDarius Stewart will be the Tide's first-team wide receivers during Alabama's A-Day game Saturday .

"You know, Robert has really come on," Saban said. "I think being a young player Robert is uncertain sometimes exactly what he's supposed to do and how he's supposed to do it. When he knows, he plays fast and he has big-play ability. We certainly need him to develop the confidence and consistency in performance, mature, so that he understands the importance of doing the little things right so that he can be on the same page with the quarterback.

"And that's how he can improve his production and performance and help our team the most. So I'm not satisfied with where he is, but certainly encouraged by the progress that he's made.

Tight end Brendan Scales commits to Alabama

Scales is a three-star recruit on the 247Sports composite. He becomes Alabama's sixth verbal commitment for the 2016 class. Last year, Alabama signed tight end Hale Hentges from Missouri.
Scales had offers from the likes of Arizona State, Arkansas, Michigan State, Iowa and others.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Nick Saban updates injuries involving A'Shawn Robinson, Bo Scarbrough

Freshman running back Bo Scarbrough had surgery on the knee he injured in Friday's scrimmage. His ACL was torn late in the game in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

"We're hopeful that we'll be able to get him back for the season," Saban said. "He was doing really, really well this spring practice. It happened late in the scrimmage. It was very unfortunate."

Robinson went down in Monday's practice. Saban said he sprained his knee and ankle but it shouldn't be too serious moving forward. They'll be "conservative" determining when he'll be able to return to practice.

Robinson was spotted wearing a walking boot on his right leg before Wednesday's workout.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Alabama highly touted freshman RB Bo Scarbrough suffers knee injury

Saban was unsure of the extent of the injury immediately following the scrimmage.

"You've got to take MRIs and do all those things, so I don't speculate on these kind of injuries," Saban said. "We'll see, and we'll let you know when we find out."

Stats from Alabama's first spring scrimmage

-- Derrick Henry: 11 carries, 112 yards, 1 TD
-- Bo Scarbrough: 16 carries, 36 yards 2 TDs (left with a knee injury late)
-- Raheem Falkins: 5 catches, 88 yards
-- ArDarius Stewart: 3 catches, 65 yards, TD
-- O.J. Howard: 2 catches, 58 yards, TD
-- Robert Foster: 3 catches, 52 yards, TD
-- Reggie Ragland: 5 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 3 passes broken up, 1 fumble recovery
-- Dalvin Tomlinson: 4 tackles, 1 for loss, 1 pass break up
-- A'Shawn Robinson: 3 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 interception returned for a touchdown

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Nick Saban's comments on injuries, new assistants, Derrick Henry

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Clay-Chalkville WR Nico Collins had Alabama and Auburn offers before his 16th birthday

Collins has also received college scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State and Ole Miss before his second spring practice with the Clay-Chalkville varsity.

"This has all been just unreal," Collins said. "I am just working hard trying to be the best player I can. Nobody should expect all this, but I can say if you work hard and not slack then it can pay off."

"My favorite college football team growing up was Oregon and it is still Oregon," Collins said. "I just like everything about that school. I love their offense and their style of play. They win. I love what I have seen so far about their facilities and everyone brings up their uniforms and all that stuff. Oregon just seems like a really good school to go play for."

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Alabama freshman quarterback Blake Barnett reminds ex-Tide linebacker of former SEC star

Nico Johnson was on Alabama's practice field watching some older players work out during a visit to campus in January when he saw Barnett.

"He's so tall," Johnson said of Barnett, who enrolled at Alabama in January. "That's what reminded me a lot of Ryan because he's so tall. When I walked up on him, it was like, dang, he kept getting taller and taller.  He also has really long arms. And besides him throwing, that's what reminded me of Ryan Mallett, and he has an arm. He has an arm."

"I love to tell the young guys when I go back [about watching film] because I wish players could have told me, until Rolando McClain came and grabbed me, that watching film would help a lot more than anything," Johnson said. "I wish players would have told me that when I first got there. ... So I asked him [whether] he was watching a lot of film, and he said, yeah, he was meeting with coach Kiffin every day.
"And I was like, man, that's going to be big for you. If you keep doing that, you're going to be OK. He seems like a great kid. ... I can't wait to see him perform."