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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Scott Van Pelt, Mar 9, 2019.
On the bad side, Rojas looks like 6’4 or 6’5...
Forever. Broken Egg is good too, but not near the stadium and probably just as long of a wait.
Get some brunch at Central Mesa
Rama Jama being a must visit is just about the only thing LeonardWashington and I agree on these days
Normally leery of longtime posters changing avatars, but that one fits
It’s for a gag I’m working in another thread. I’ll be returning to Fletch later tonight.
Alabama returned to the practice field Wednesday for its third practice of game week, preparing for the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Crimson Tide players practiced in full pads and inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility on a mostly-cloudy, 86-degree afternoon.
Here are several observations from the media viewing portion of Alabama’s Wednesday practice:
-- The first five offensive linemen in team run drills were, from left to right, Alex Leatherwood, Evan Neal, Chris Owens, Landon Dickerson and Jedrick Wills. Before the first group left the field, Darrian Dalcourt replaced Owens at center. Dalcourt remained out there with the twos with Scott Lashley and Matt Womack to his left and Kendall Randolph and Tommy Brown to his right.
-- Earlier in the day Wednesday, head coach Nick Saban provided updates on Owens and Emil Ekiyor (knee), who was dressed out but didn’t participate in the team drills that I watched.
“Both players are practicing,” Saban said. “Chris Owens probably is a little more up to speed. Emil is going to be a little more of a work in progress and probably a game-day decision.”
-- The defensive linemen exited the indoor facility shortly after reporters walked onto the field, so it was tough to see who was at practice and who wasn’t. All I know for sure is that freshmen Ishmael Sopsher and Braylen Ingraham are once again serving as scout-team players this week.
-- Running backs Keilan Robinson and Chadarius Townsend were in No. 5 scout-team jerseys, representing South Carolina running back Rico Dowdle (6-foot, 215 pounds). But in the drills I watched, Robinson appeared limited, watching his teammates off to the side. Najee Harris led the running back line Wednesday, followed by Brian Robinson, Jerome Ford and Townsend.
-- The Crimson Tide’s defensive backs and inside linebackers worked on their dime package coverages during the second of two viewing periods. Trevon Diggs and Patrick Surtain II were the cornerbacks, Jared Mayden and Jordan Battle were the safeties, Shyheim Carter was the Star, Xavier McKinney was the Money and Shane Lee was the Mack linebacker.
-- The second dime unit consisted of Jalyn Armour-Davis and Marcus Banks (with Brandon Turnage shadowing him) at cornerback, Battle and Daniel Wright at safety, Surtain at Star, DeMarcco Hellams at Money and Markail Benton at Mack linebacker.
-- Josh Jobe was at practice, but he watched the dime drills from a knee on the sideline. UA analyst and former defensive back Javier Arena spent most of the period talking with Jobe.
“Josh Jobe had some struggles in the last game a little bit, got a couple of penalties, got a little too emotional,” Saban said. “We always tell players we want you to play with great emotion but we don’t want you to be emotional because you make bad decisions. But it came from maybe trying too hard.”
-- Linebacker Dylan Moses was at the facility and walking around with a bulky brace and an expected limp. This was the first time I had seen Moses since he had knee surgery two weeks ago.
Interesting on Jobe. I actually like that a lot. That sort of thing is the biggest upside to playing a soft schedule imo
Jobe being emotionally driven on the field isn't surpsing, but it works both ways in this case. Can't be a perfectionist and play CB especially. He'll pull it together when he learns to have short term memory.
Yeah, Jobe seems to be taking everything seriously and really wants it. Looking forward to his progression.
I get the feeling that Alfano is as good as gone
That would be two straight years of our number 1 recruit being a headcase and leaving the program
Well at other schools they probably put up with that bullshit. But Saban's not the kind of coach to cater to a specific player just because he's talented. He's also probably cutting less slack this year due to some cancerous players we had last year that may or may not have contributed to the natty loss.
Sounds like he’s ghosted and no one knows where he is....was really excited about him
The Alfano pill is a lot easier to swallow with Dale being a monster day 1.
The weird thing he was like the least prima-donna 5 star we ever recruited. He never looked around, said he wanted to just get here, and then got here and it’s too hot?
Weak between the ears is my only guess.
He had some issues in high school, but that all seemed to be behind him.
Was it ever reported exactly what that was?
And Eboigbe looking good. Still sucks though.
I know but we need depth....our best defenses are when we have top three rounders all across the 2 deep (e.g., Jonathan Allen, Payne, Jarran Reed, Tomlinson, DeShawn Hand, A'Shawn)
Next year, he and Eboigbe we're probably starting at the two end spots with Dale & Young in the middle....backups would be Sopsher & Mathis @NG which I would feel great about but even with that insane defensive line class it's not like we're super deep at end. If Alfano or Eboigbe got hurt, we'd be shallow. Wynn has shown nothing, who knows on Ingraham.
A 1st string of Alfano, Eboigbe, Young, and Dale in 2020 and 2021 would be sick...potentally rivaling 2018 Clemson
Not so fast, boys. He apparently met with Saban earlier after the afternoon practice.
Snakes please just let me know how to feel
Has Snakes officially written him off yet? If not, he's still in the game.
Dude apparently wants to transfer because it’s hot? Fuck him we will be fine....WRITTEN OFF!
I mean, it’s fucking hot
Shit gotta be murder for a Jersey kid
Jokes aside, if I went up to New Brunswick or Madison at 18 after living here my whole life, I might transfer after the first winter. My father has been here for 32 years after growing up in Jersey and he still can't handle the heat in the summer/early fall.
Don't think it's the main factor here though, just a part of the kid's frustration. But he apparently verbally acknowledged he was wrong and wants to do things the right way today, we'll see if he practices it which is what matters.
Wright’s in Alberta.
Snakes would’ve been so fucked
You have to be a real dipshit if you play DB or RB to pass on the chance to come to Bama. Actually, any position really except for kicker.
This summer has been brutal and I've lived in the south damn near my entire life.
I think you can just drop the B
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That locker room is in shambles and I can’t tell if it more sad or hilarious. I couldn’t be happier for LeonardWashington tho after slandering Alfano like he did
Taking a 2nd round draft pick for Minkah would solidify the Dolphins front as the absolute worst in the league. Hell, even a 1st alone is crazy.
The Dolphins trading Minkah and Drake for well under their value then selecting Herbert over Tua would be exactly what I expect from a franchise that counts LeonardWashington and Hulk Hogan, aka legendary dirtbags, among its fans
Alfano in the portal.
Between that and anoma we got really fucked on DL recruits
Damn that is annoying
Antonio wants us to fight for him and I’m ready to do so