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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Scott Van Pelt, Mar 9, 2019.
Five-star guard Nimari Burnett cuts list to five
Has there been anything official on what Sanders injury was? Broken foot?
i think lisfranc fracture
Hopefully it's not too bad because he's young, but I think about 10% of the time it's a lingering problem for guys. Bummer.
I think it depends on the player’s age. LeVeon came back from it pretty quickly whereas it essentially ended MJD’s career.
I know it's not career ending the vast majority of the time, but foot/Achilles injuries are scarier than knee injuries for athletes. Like you hinted at, I think odds are he'll be fine because he's probably not even 19
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama hit the practice field Monday night for its ninth practice of the preseason -- and first practice of six this week. It was the second of three evening practices for the Crimson Tide this preseason. Fresh off this Saturday’s scrimmage, the players practiced in full pads and outdoors on the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields on a clear, 90-degree evening.
Here are several observations from the media viewing periods of Monday’s practice:
-- Defensive end LaBryan Ray (ankle) was at practice Monday night in a jersey and shorts. It was the first preseason practice for Ray, who had his left ankle taped, so he will have to go through an acclimation period like his teammates. Ray returned, but two defensive linemen DJ Dale (knee) and Stephon Wynn were absent. Nick Saban said Dale will be back “probably in a week or so.”
Raekwon Davis led the D-linemen with Ray, Phidarian Mathis, Tevita Musika, Byron Young, Christian Barmore, Antonio Alfano, Justin Eboigbe, Braylen Ingraham and Ishmael Sopsher behind him.
-- Dylan Moses was back at the front of the inside linebacker line after being limited the last two practices. However, Joshua McMillon was expectedly not at practice. The redshirt junior suffered a right knee injury in Saturday’s scrimmage that will require surgery and keep him out for an indefinite period, Saban announced. Markail Benton was the second ILB through drills.
Moses and Benton made up the first pairing of inside linebackers Monday night, while true freshmen Shane Lee and Christian Harris and Ale Kaho and Jaylen Moody made up the others.
-- Offensive guard Matt Womack was once again limited and is considered day-to-day, per the head coach. With the redshirt senior watching drills at another camp practice, there was more movement along the offensive line. The first five linemen we saw at the end of the viewing period were, from left to right, Alex Leatherwood at left tackle, freshman Evan Neal at left guard, Emil Ekiyor at center, grad transfer Landon Dickerson at right guard and Jedrick Wills at right tackle.
-- Chadarius Townsend was practicing with the running backs for the first time this preseason. He spent the entire spring with the tailbacks but had opened fall camp with the wide receivers, which Saban said was his best position. With Trey Sanders (foot) out of the season, Townsend was at the back of the line behind Najee Harris, Brian Robinson, Jerome Ford and Keilan Robinson.
-- Cornerback Brandon Turnage was back on the field. Saban said the true freshman was able to scrimmage Saturday after dealing with a twisted ankle last week. Cornerback Nigel Knott, however, was still not seen in the viewing periods. He is now the only player not to practice this fall.
-- We got a good look at Alabama’s dime secondary on Monday night. Trevon Diggs and Josh Jobe were the cornerbacks with the first group, Shyheim Carter and Jared Mayden were the safeties, Patrick Surtain II was the Star, Xavier McKinney was the Money and Moses was the Mack linebacker.
The second group featured Turnage and Marcus Banks at corner, Daniel Wright and Jordan Battle at safety, Jalyn Armour-Davis at Star, DeMarcco Hellams at Money and Benton at Mack.
*** What’s next: Alabama will return to the practice field Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 2:30 p.m. CT.
Leatherwood, Neal, Ekiyor, Dickerson, Wills
Damn. I hope that’s the squad come August 31st.
The blue hairs are going to HATE this shit
Knott is the one that's always "hurt," right?
This is dope
God damn serve me a beer under the red lights and send me to meet my maker.
If any stadium were to have a Kenny Rogers Roasters it’s 100% Neyland
Rather have a KRR than a Milos
Here we go.
Glad to see the stadium has caught up with the underside of my kitchen cabinets
Well shit southlick post hasn’t even loaded and I already know it’s the same one as what I just posted.
Who gives a fuck about Arizona State or Washington States' football programs?
In terms of depth, below I've ranked the position groups from most depth to least depth. I didn't include QBs but we have relatively good depth at QB. Seems like we have the worst depth at inside linebacker and safety.
I also have no clue what happened to Jaylen Moody because he was getting good review last year then fell off the face of the earth. His emergence would've been clutch at inside linebacker.
I know everyone says don't look at last year but :
We're down by 2 possessions late in the first half of the natty. Tua just threw his second pick and they scored afterwards. We get the ball back with like 4 minutes left. We pick up a first down with a Najee Harris run. We run the ball twice afterwards and get into 3rd and 6. Tua drops back, the blitz is obviously coming. This is a must convert situation as they have all the momentum going into half time and they are up two possessions. Tua inexplicably takes the sack. I mean what the fuck is that?
Which leads me to the following question:
Is the following the most important player development relative to winning a championship this year? :
Tua's development in terms of getting rid of the ball quicker , not always going for the home run, eliminating unnecessary sacks, eliminating unnecessary hits that take a toll on his body, and diagnosing coverages (not getting tricked by cover 2 pre snap that turns into corners in zone coverage)?
If that's not the most important development, what is?
But I have big fear that Tua might actually be retarded
Soft brains and soft body.
If they hit us with this after a TD and play a bunch of elephant noises I'll go full Gump. Waving my pom pom with pride while eating my dreamland nachos in my shirt that reads Bama born, Bama bred, and when I die I'll be Bama dead!
Hell yea nothing sucks like a big orange
I’d love the crimson lights to flash in time with the music when the MDB plays the Les Mis song after 3rd down stops. Not necessarily the whole time, but definitely the end when it builds.
I would save that shit all the way until LSU, then drop the red lights on 'em.
They won't use it right though. Will be somebody just hyper-actively flipping through the rainbow vs. Southern Miss. You gotta use it sparingly for dramatic drops synced with music.
Sign this man up!
PrinceWimbley has definitely seen a good light show or two.
Unfortunately LSU will most assuredly be a day game, with CBS already selecting Notre Dame/Georgia for their prime time slot this season.
Should hire Chris Kuroda to man the lights
It’s 2019. We should flex our muscle a bit and agree between the two schools that we will only play a 6 pm game. If CBS wants to carry it, which they will, they can air it when we decide to play.
Because I will never stand for anyone besmirching the honor of my Hawaiian prince:
Tua is the NCAA record holder for single-season passing efficiency with a 199.4 rating.
Playing in multiple half-games in 2018 (52nd in passing attempts) he finished 2nd in yards per attempt and passing touchdowns. 4th in total TDs. 5th in completion percentage and yardage.
He's the best QB we've ever had, no discussion.
Besmirching Tua should get you banned from Champzy imo
seriously are we un-ironically calling Tua soft and dumb or did i miss the joke during my exile?
Tua's best QB we've ever had. But I hope he's more durable this year. I think he had to be assisted off the field, or had an injury timeout in 4-5 games last year.
Other than that, just get him away from those pre-snap reads. Clemson exposed that.
You motherfuckers that are taking Tua's name in vain make me sick!
In happier news, Evan Daniels, a neutral mod that I believe does rankings on 247, posted that he believes we do in fact lead for Nimari Burnett (5* PG/SG posted many times itt). Says he doesn't plan on committing until Jan or Feb but that is certainly good to hear.
How far out will we know what time the Ole Miss game kicks off? We have the time for South Carolina on 9/14, but not Southern Miss on 9/21 or OM on 9/28. Trying to schedule bachelor party activies that weekend.
Tua is probably dumb fight me
Can’t get banned from something you ain’t a part of
I mean for real he’s like Tim Tebow if Tim Tebow was a surfer bro. Homie got mad skills and I love him but he might got some dumb in him