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  1. southlick

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  2. southlick

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  4. Whammy

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    Getting very pessimistic about us playing this year....we might get UGA, but I feel like things are going to shut down after the 1st week
     
  5. Clown Baby

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    If you’re a first round pick, like Mac Jones, why risk it
     
  6. PrinceWimbley

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    Wednesday Update

    A few more team related nuggets

    Sources continue to tell me that Jaylen Waddle is simply on another level. Some feel that he was even the best receiver on the team last year. I know that might sound crazy with Ruggs and Jeudy signing deals for a combined nearly 32M, but Waddle is a bad man. His overall work ethic is incredible and just as Dr. Matt Rhea said on twitter recently, within 10-yards, he’s never seen anyone faster. That statement should be scary for anyone trying to guard him and from what I hear, no one can guard him at practice, no one. Yes, Alabama has DeVonta Smith and John Metchie, but Waddle just stands out compared to the rest of the receivers. Remember Waddle did not even have over 250 snaps last season and just think about what he did against Auburn in that final Conference game of the season in 2019. That was pretty much an epic performance. I know it's tough for a receiver to the Heisman, but Waddle could be that guy, he's just that good.

    I have also heard that Cameron Latu has looked promising at the tight end position and has almost a sneaky dose of athleticism. Remember, Latu came to Alabama has a outside linebacker but switched over to the tight position where he has been looking better and better.

    Dr. Matt Rhea and David Ballou have pretty much been slam dunk hires by Saban and they have really added another gear to Alabama’s athletic and sports science arsenal. Rhea and Ballou have also been a key factor in helping build the class of 2021. Pretty amazing to see these two already contributing when social distancing has physically kept everyone away from each other. This speaks volumes to me on the technology that Alabama has to interact with recruits and their overall plan to showcase just what athlete will receive from an overall wellness standpoint when they do commit to being in Tuscaloosa. You’re going to get the best coaching and the best in sports and science to get you ready for the class room, game day, and to eventually play on Sundays.

    Big picture nuggets

    I have heard that Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne is doing everything in his power to fill Alabama’s schedule. I have heard TCU, BYU, but I have not been able to get anything solid. Another source tells me that Alabama may look to the ACC to fill the schedule with the 10+1 model and could call on Miami to set up a game. I have not been able to find out more and don’t know how much legs that has, but right now I think as you can tell your guess is a good as mine when it comes to filling schedules, etc. Miami did have a game canceled on September 26 against Michigan State and Alabama had a game cancelled on September 5 against USC.

    I have also heard that the capacity of games could be at 15% for home games. This would be 5% less than than Ohio State who looks like they’ll be at 20% announced on July 28. I have zero idea how they will handle season tickets, etc. That seems like a huge cluster. What about tail gates, what about bars on game-days etc? Yikes.
     
  7. LeonardWashington

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    Is this extra game really that necessary?
     
  8. Z

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  9. i am a bammer

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  10. i am a bammer

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    Whatever it takes to get southern northern Kentucky tech off the schedule
     
  11. PrinceWimbley

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    Already got UGA. They will probably give us UF now too.
     
  12. Clown Baby

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    Tougher opponents just means BryceTyme
     
  13. i am a bammer

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    Folks, we love our schedule don't we folks?
     
  14. Whammy

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    That would be awesome - would help our SOS and Mullen is not a threat to beat us
     
  15. southlick

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  16. Joey Freshwater

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    Michael Williams is the head coach at Pickens County. Didn’t realize that.
     
  17. southlick

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  18. PrinceWimbley

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    So how many did we have total? I remember not too long ago when we only had one.
     
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  19. Joey Freshwater

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  20. TrustyPatches

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    Ryan Kelly could’ve easily made that list as well
     
  21. JohnLocke

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    I just don't really see how Eddie Jackson doesn't make the list
     
  22. southlick

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  23. Whammy

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    Think he had a “down year” from his All Pro season but pretty sure he made the Pro bowl
     
  24. TrustyPatches

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    You’re probably gonna see Minkahs numbers drop next year as well. Just because Eddie didn’t put up the same numbers he did a year prior doesn’t mean he isn’t being effective. Once NFL teams realize they can’t go that way they stop going that way
     
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  25. RJF-GUMP

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    I could see a high draft pick kid like Dylan Moses opting out.
     
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  26. LeonardWashington

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    Maybe, but you could make the argument he needs to put a great season on film as much or more than anybody.
     
  27. RJF-GUMP

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    They should just play in empty stadiums. It's completely retarded to pack people into stadiums. I think Alabama athletics will survive without the ticket revenue. They should also close all the bars on gameday and for the most part shut down tailgaiting. Otherwise people are going to marinate in covid and its just going to be one giant covid orgy and numbers are going to go through the roof. I don't see anything good happening from 20,000 people flocking into the narrow corridors and tiny ass bathrooms of Bryant Denny.
     
  28. Joey Freshwater

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    Fucking Cochran
     
  29. RJF-GUMP

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    global supply chain issues are fucking up our deliveries of deer antler spray
     
  30. southlick

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    Alabama is now in the middle of the third phase of workouts, which allows for up to 20 hours of countable athletically-related activities per week. That weekly number includes eight hours of weight training and conditioning, six hours of walk-throughs and six hours for meetings, which may include film review, team meetings, position meetings, one-on-one meetings, etc.

    With the Crimson Tide back on the practice field for the first time since Dec. 31, 2019, here are some team notes and nuggets from the workouts that will run from July 24 through Aug. 6.

    -- First things first, much of what is being done during the current phase of mandatory workouts involves installation. While there have been 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills, practices in full pads will not start until preseason camp. A start date is still to be determined, though Nick Saban told the team he believes they could find that out as early as Thursday, according to a source.

    -- As everyone knows, Alabama did not hold a single practice during the spring, and that hurts the newcomers most of all. With that, the expectation has been that program veterans would be looked upon to lead the way during the final lead to camp. After all, they are not only well-versed in concepts, they’re also able to demonstrate to the newcomers how things are done. How well it’s been received by them will become clearer when practices actually get underway.

    -- Positional groupings are what you would expect them to be with experienced players at the front of lines. Injured players like Dylan Moses, DJ Dale and Trey Sanders are also back on the field and taking part in the workouts. Sanders has impressed with his ability to catch the ball. We’re not sure yet on the status of players like LaBryan Ray and Joshua McMillon.

    -- Before we mention a couple of players that have stood out during 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work, keep in mind that these are the early stages and, again, are not full-blown practices. There is still -- hopefully -- a lot of football in front of us. Having said that, Jaylen Waddle (an obvious choice) and Cameron Latu (a bit of a surprise) are two names that were mentioned.

    -- As for the quarterbacks, it goes back to veterans benefiting from having been in the program and the pandemic most affecting the new players’ development. Mac Jones has understandably only seen first-team reps, while Bryce Young and Paul Tyson worked with the twos.

    :meh:
     
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  31. JohnLocke

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    Itd be nice if Latu became a factor at TE
     
  32. Whammy

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    We need another with some size...if Tucker were to get Hurt, Forristall and Billinglsey (enrolled at 215) are essentially all that’s left. Latu came in around at 235
     
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  33. TrustyPatches

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    I thought Billingsley looked pretty good with the ball in his hands (those couple times it happened). Dude seems pretty athletic
     
  34. DoubleDutchBus

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    Looks like we will be adding UF and Vandy to the schedule.
     
  35. LeonardWashington

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    Hank and Watts both put in their Bama prediction on the crystal ball for Goodwine today
     
  36. PrinceWimbley

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    Goodwine and Khyree Jackson on the 15th should take us to 290.54 with 18 commits.
     
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  37. PrinceWimbley

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    So if Petty is coming back, we are going to be pretty fucking good this season right?
     
  38. Drown ‘Em

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  39. Z

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    Godwine is interesting to me. His ranking varies wildly among the sites.

    How good is he?
     
  40. Clown Baby

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    He’s got an offer from the greatest dynasty of all time so you tell me
     
  41. Z

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    So did Skyler Delong.
     
  42. Clown Baby

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    Goodwine has good tape but I prefer Turner and hope we can land both
     
  43. Clown Baby

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    :awshucks:
     
  44. JohnLocke

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    It really is mind boggling how bad DeLong is
     
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  45. dblplay1212

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    <3 Lanfon and lol at the UGA dig

     
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  46. Drown ‘Em

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    The real question is not how good is Goodwine currently, but how well will he age?
     
  47. Clown Baby

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    What’s the origin of this joke?
     
  48. Snakes

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    I have never seen a receiver dominate college football the way Amari did in 2013.
     
  49. Owsley

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    *2014

    Larry Fitzgerald had a pretty good rSo season at Pitt. Coop’s year is up there though.