Wednesday, December 17, 2014
WR Amari Cooper, Alabama
WR Kevin White, West Virginia
TE Nick O'Leary, FSU
OL Brandon Scherff, Iowa
OL Arie Kouandjio, Alabama
C Reese Dismukes, Auburn
OL Rob Havenstein, Wisconsin
OL Tre' Jackson, FSU
QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon
RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
RB James Conner, Pitt
RB Tevin Coleman, Indiana
DL Vic Beasley, Clemson
DL Shane Ray, Missouri
DL Joey Bosa, Ohio State
DL Leonard Williams, USC
LB Scooby Wright III, Arizona
LB Hau'oli Kikaha, Washington
LB Trey DePriest, Alabama
DB Gerod Holliman, Louisville
DB Senquez Golson, Ole Miss
DB Landon Collins, Alabama
DB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon
P Tom Hackett, Utah
PK Roberto Aguayo, FSU
AP Tyler Lockett, Kansas State
Amari Cooper and Landon Collins are now one team away from being unanimous All-Americans.
Posted by michael chastain at 8:49 AM
Posted by michael chastain at 8:46 AM
Friday, December 12, 2014
First Team Offense
Pos. Name, School Ht Wt Yr. Hometown
WR Amari Cooper, Alabama 6-1 210 Jr. Miami, FL
WR Rashard Higgins, Colorado State 6-2 188 Soph. Mesquite, TX
TE Nick O'Leary, Florida State 6-3 247 Sr. Palm Beach, FL
OL Brandon Scherff, Iowa 6-5 320 Sr. Denison, Iowa
OL Tre' Jackson, Florida State 6-4 330 Sr. Jesup, GA
OL Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M 6-5 305 Sr. Allen, TX
OL Laken Tomlinson, Duke 6-3 330 Sr. Chicago, IL
C Reese Dismukes, Auburn 6-3 295 Sr. Spanish Fort, AL
QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon 6-4 219 Jr. Honolulu, HI
RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin 6-1 213 Jr. Kenosha, WI
RB Tevin Coleman, Indiana 6-1 210 Jr. Tinley Park, IL
PK Roberto Aguayo, Florida State * 6-1 213 Soph. Mascotte, FL
First Team Defense
Pos. Name, School Ht Wgt Yr. Hometown
DL Nate Orchard, Utah 6-4 255 Sr. Salt Lake City, UT
DL Shane Ray, Missouri 6-3 245 Jr. Kansas City, MO
DL Vic Beasley, Clemson * 6-3 235 Sr. Adairsville, GA
DL Joey Bosa, Ohio State 6-5 278 Soph. Fort Lauderdale, FL
LB Scooby Wright III, Arizona 6-1 246 Soph. Windsor, CA
LB Hau'oli Kikaha, Washington 6-3 246 Sr. Laie, HI
LB Paul Dawson, TCU 6-2 230 Sr. Dallas, TX
DB Gerod Holliman, Louisville 6-2 213 Soph. Miami, FL
DB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon 5-10 195 Sr. Chino Hills, CA
DB Senquez Golson, Ole Miss 5-9 176 Sr. Pascagoula, MS
DB Landon Collins, Alabama 6-0 222 Jr. New Orleans, LA
P Tom Hackett, Utah 5-11 187 Jr. Melbourne, Australia
KR Jamarcus Nelson, UAB 5-11 160 Sr. Midfield, AL
Posted by michael chastain at 2:27 PM
Amari Cooper was presented with the Biletnikoff Award for the nation's top receiver on Thursday night.
Cooper became the first Alabama receiver to win the award.Cooper finished the season with a nation-leading 115 catches for 1,656 yards and his 14 touchdowns ranked second.
Posted by michael chastain at 2:26 PM
Thursday, December 11, 2014
"Coach Saban told me he didn't plan on redshirting me this year," Humphrey said Saturday, "but I was going to redshirt."
True freshmen aren't permitted to speak with reporters, but the SEC opens the locker rooms after the championship game.
Posted by michael chastain at 8:38 AM
Blake Sims has been invited to the Senior Bowl, executive director Phil Savage said on Thursday.East Carolina's Shane Carden is the only other quarterback selected so far.
Posted by michael chastain at 8:36 AM
Monday, December 8, 2014
At 6-foot-3, 230-pound Thomas is a 4-star recruit on the 247Sports composite. He's rated as the No. 11 outside linebacker and No. 175 prospect nationally.Thomas originally committed to Florida. Alabama now has 22 commitments for the class of 2015.
Posted by michael chastain at 6:18 PM
Receiver Amari Cooper was one of three finalists named Monday evening live on ESPN2. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon will also attend the ceremony Saturday evening in Times Square.
"That's great," Cooper said Saturday when asked about the potential of being a Heisman finalist. "That's a great accomplishment. To go to New York, very few are chosen and I'm just happy that I might get the opportunity to go."
Posted by michael chastain at 6:16 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Danny Sheridan's opening line had the Crimson Tide favored by 10 points. A few Las Vegas sports books also gave Alabama a 10-point edge. The over-under expects 57 1/2 points between the champions of the SEC and Big Ten.
Posted by michael chastain at 4:05 PM
"I see an extremely fast team," Meyer said Sunday afternoon. "They've got the big Power-I, saw a big back (Derrick Henry) running through people yesterday. But the thing that catches your eye is the athleticism and the quarterback (Blake Sims), I guess, played another position, but he looks phenomenal."
"And then Cooper is one of the best receivers ever to play college football and they use him at every possible ... they use him as a match-up guy and quick screens, but they obviously ... he's the best down-field threat in the game right now."
Posted by michael chastain at 4:04 PM