CHAMPS XVII

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  1. LeonardWashington

    LeonardWashington every year gon be our year
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    Najee at 230 damn
     
  2. LeonardWashington

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    and thicc tua the same weight as kyler? [​IMG]
     
  3. Tiffin

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    Went to post this last night. Feel like there was a good one from the natty that year too, but all I found was the 35ish yarder for a big 1st.
     
  4. southlick

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    Been working out with Antonio Brown

     
  5. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Ben Davis should change his name to Ben Davis Green-Ellis
     
  6. Clown Baby

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    Apparently top prospect Jordan Burch is in town too
     
  7. Clown Baby

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    Milton and Evans would be fools not to come to Bama. Our joker back just went in the first.
     
  8. southlick

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    Five-star prospect Camar Wheaton, the No. 1 running back in the 2021 class, is expected on campus at Alabama this weekend, sources tell BamaOnLine.

    The Tide offered the Garland (Texas) Lakeview Centennial product back in February.


    https://247sports.com/Player/Camar-Wheaton-46050152/
     
  9. Clown Baby

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  10. i am a bammer

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    southlick does his part to be a champion every day
     
  11. southlick

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    Alabama is a popular destination for five-star running backs this month.

    Kendall Milton took an official visit to Tuscaloosa this week and Camar Wheaton is visiting on Saturday. The latter isn't the only five-star ball carrier expected, though.

    The nation's No. 5 running back Jase McClellan is on campus at Alabama as well, sources tell BamaOnLine.

    The five-star Oklahoma commit out of Aledo (Texas) has been a part of the Sooners' class for nearly two years, but hasn't fully shut the door on his recruitment.

    Defensive backs coach Karl Scott was in Aledo this offseason checking in on the elite talent before getting McClellan on campus today.

    At 5-foot-10, 201 pounds, McClellan is rated the No. 23 overall prospect in the country, per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite Rankings.

    The Tide flipped another five-star Oklahoma commit this offseason when it landed Drew Sanders out of Denton (Texas) Ryan.

    https://247sports.com/Player/Jase-McClellan-46036686/
     
  12. southlick

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  13. PrinceWimbley

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    Sounds like we locked up Kristian Story. He’s announcing July 18th.

    We are cleaning up in-state this year.
     
  14. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Her?
     
  15. southlick

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  16. southlick

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  17. lechnerd

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    Did you guys have a DL coach leave?
     
  18. southlick

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    Kugliowski wasn't rehired after last season.
     
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  19. lechnerd

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    Thanks!
     
  20. southlick

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    2018 SECCG on SECN
     
  21. southlick

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    Damn, we're down 21-7...
     
  22. southlick

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  23. southlick

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  24. gus_chiggins

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    lol. true sophomore this year. Going to have him for at least two more years
     
  25. Drown ‘Em

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    • By Alex Byington, Montgomery Advertiser
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    • Sitting inside the Alabama men’s basketball team locker room recovering from another arduous workout under new head coach Nate Oats, sophomore wing John Petty went to his phone to remember exactly what he was getting himself into.
    Watching videos of how Oats ran things at Buffalo, Petty was once again reminded of the breakneck pace and up-and-down approach he brought to the game. Comparing clips, Petty and several teammates witnessed the attack-style shooting and defensive mentality that made the Bulls one of the nation’s elite transition teams in the country, and a consistent mid-major contender in the NCAA Tournament the last few years.

    Petty’s heart, still pounding in his chest following one of the most exhausting practices of his life, began to beat even faster as he envisioned himself finding success within Oats’ system at Alabama. It all served to reinforce the decision Petty made days earlier to withdraw his name from the NCAA transfer portal and remain in Tuscaloosa under the Crimson Tide’s new regime.


    “We were all like, if we just get in here and do what we’re supposed to do, we have a high chance to make it back to the big dance or winning the SEC or having a winning record this season,” Petty said Wednesday following the team’s first open practice of the offseason.

    Taking full advantage of the NCAA’s four-hour-per-week allowance for practice during the offseason, Alabama’s remodeled staff has been putting its stamp on the program through a pair of one-hour practices twice a day two days a week over the last month, slowly implementing Oats’ personal brand of basketball with mostly encouraging results less than three months into the job.

    “I just think the culture’s gotten a lot better over the last 2½ months or so where guys want to come in on their own because they know they’re going to have the freedom to actually use what they’re working on in the games, and we’re encouraging them to shoot 3s, so they’re in and working hard,” Oats said Wednesday. “So, I’ve been pleasantly surprised how well some of the guys have progressed just in the 2½ months since we’ve been here.”

    Shooting the ball well from the perimeter is of the utmost importance within Oats’ more spread-out offensive system, and thanks to a dedication to volume shooting, even some of Alabama’s more traditional bigs have taken to the new approach.

    “We explained to our guys, if you look at the way we played at Buffalo, our bigs shot a lot of 3s, so we’re encouraging that,” Oats said, pointing out junior center Galin Smith and redshirt freshman center Javian Davis-Fleming — both tipping the scales at 6-foot-9 and nearly 250 pounds — have already made great strides with their outside shot.

    “Fleming can actually shoot, and he’s a gym rat, that’s been real encouraging. I couldn’t see any film on him because he didn’t play because he redshirted, but he’s in the gym all the time and I love gym rats,” Oats added. “But Galin has come in and actually worked a lot (on his shooting), as has (junior wing) Herb (Jones).”

    Among the most significant improvements has been from Jones, who had one of the worst 3-point shooting percentages on the teamm last season at just 28.6 percent but is already shooting better than 50 percent from 3 during a weekly exercise Oats implemented called the NBA 100, improving his total from 44 to 59 out of 100 attempted 3s last week.

    “That’s a huge goal for me,” Jones said of improving his 3-point shooting.

    Added Oats: “I think with the space on the floor, opening it up, is going to help Herb (Jones) out quite a bit. (And) I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how well Alex (Reese) has played on the perimeter, he can really make reads and I think he’s going to be really good, can play the 4 and shoots it well. I like the guys we have.”

    The 6-9, 238-pound Reese — who missed all of spring workouts recovering from “minor” knee surgery — has been a welcomed surprise given his size and versatility, all of which could help the junior forward fit into the new four-guard, one-big system Alabama will be utilizing under Oats.

    “Reese has surprised me with how good he is, he can actually make plays like a true 3-4 with his size and his reads on some ball screens,” Oats said. “We used to run a lot of 4-5 ball screens at Buffalo, but our 4s were more like 2-guards, so I think he can do some of that stuff. He’s been a little surprising in that way. I did like him on film with his upside, because he can bbshoot it with his length.”

    So, while Oats has only been on campus a couple of months, and the offseason turnover has brought an influx of new faces to the Tide roster, the ability to see some early fruits of their labor take root has been especially encouraging, both for Oats and the handful of holdovers that elected to stick it out under the new regime.

    All of which has served to further reinforce everything Oats said he’d do at Alabama his first week on the job.

    “He basically just showed us a few (Buffalo) clips from last year, how they ran the floor, how they got out in transition, how they did things, and that’s mostly what we like to do,” Petty said. “We’ve got a lot of athletes, we’ve got a lot of guys that can shoot, and we’ve got guys that can run the floor, so that all seemed and looked fun to us, and we’re just ready for the season to start and put all this in play and put together.”
    “Fleming can actually shoot, and he’s a gym rat, that’s been real encouraging. I couldn’t see any film on him because he didn’t play because he redshirted, but he’s in the gym all the time and I love gym rats,” Oats added. “But Galin has come in and actually worked a lot (on his shooting), as has (junior wing) Herb (Jones).”

    Among the most significant improvements has been from Jones, who had one of the worst 3-point shooting percentages on the team last season at just 28.6 percent but is already shooting better than 50 percent from 3 during a weekly exercise Oats implemented called the NBA 100, improving his total from 44 to 59 out of 100 attempted 3s last week.
     
  26. stric006

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    Why did bone post a ticking clock? Did he sell a house and waiting on his commission?
     
  27. dblplay1212

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  28. Juicy Locke

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    So which 5 star is he a package deal with?
     
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  29. TrustyPatches

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    Pretty sure it’s TD
     
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  30. Joey Freshwater

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    Herb hitting over 50% from three? Oats is a magician.
     
  31. Juicy Locke

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    Who?
     
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  32. TrustyPatches

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    thisssssss dickkkkk
     
  33. Juicy Locke

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    I fell right into that one.
     
  34. Odin

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    Congrats
     
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  35. TrustyPatches

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    Thank you sir
     
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  36. southlick

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    War Room
     
  37. Clown Baby

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    Probably good that this guy remained anonymous because this take is laughable:

    "We were Clemson before Clemson," a former assistant to Fisher at FSU says. "We were the team that had caught Alabama and was getting ready to pass them.
     
  38. Blaster

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    On Jase Mclellan- "There could still be some drama to be played out with this one. But for now the Sooners still sit in the birds-eye seat."

    I broke out in hives after reading this
     
  39. southlick

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  40. Pelican

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    I want to die.
     
  41. PrinceWimbley

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    I haven’t been keeping up with Bone yet this cycle. Is that just a feeling good Futurecast or does the red siren and twitter post insinuate more of a “done deal” Futurecast?

    I like the pick up if so.
     
  42. southlick

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    Bone says:
    Futurecast on Xavian Alford
    I have put in a new futurecast in favor of Alabama.

    Andrew Bone does this mean bama is losing out/not getting someone cause I don’t believe I’ve seen him mentioned with Alabama targets unless I’m just obvious. Cause I try to catch all the updates you put out

    BONE: No. He became a bigger target for Alabama after he camped a few weeks ago.
     
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  43. PrinceWimbley

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    Also sounds like we are getting Nadab Joseph which is kinda hilarious. Knew he wasn’t going to qualify, passed, didn’t waste a spot in the class, he goes to JUCO then when get him on the back end anyway with 3 to play 3. Well played.

    We better get to processin’ some more because we’re filling up fast.
     
  44. southlick

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  45. LeonardWashington

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    Who do you think gets the chop? Worsham seems like a prime candidate. Robinson possibly, George if we don't get Zach Evans, maybe Bratton but he seems more like a greyshirt type. Bone has been hinting that he wouldn't be surprised if we lose Jayson Jones but idk I'd like to hang onto a big DT like that. Staff seems to be really high on some of the lower rated guys like McLaughlin, Latham, Hill. I think Bone said we may lose a current secondary commitment- I guess either Robinson or Morton?

    I know we only have 3 rn but I am a bit surprised that we are taking some of these 3* OL so early... we have such a glut of OL that you'd think we'd only take the creme of the crop this cycle, but I guess they really like these guys. Their offer lists are impressive though

    Still can't believe we are letting Grimes go elsewhere but I trust in the Dark Lord
     
  46. southlick

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  47. Crepeswithasmile

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    whomever that was lined up against him should just pack his shit and go on home.

    with that said, can you imagine Saban's reaction if Baker pulled out the back flip celebration in a game?