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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Scott Van Pelt, Mar 9, 2019.
The student section was far from quiet before the kick iirc - and I guess that is very iffy
Sa'vell Smalls, five-star defensive end from Kennedy High School in Burien, Washington
-Alabama is still in pursuit. Just a difficult player to recruit from speaking to a few people. He was considering a trip to Tuscaloosa for the cook-out, but did not make it. Alabama is recruiting him and he may even take an official. I just don't think he joins this class. I've seen posts that Alabama has stopped recruiting him to Alabama is the favorite. Just don’t pencil him in for Bama.
Hightower and Mack too
Hightower is a good one but idk if we can pencil in Mack as an example of success
He had one fine year
No he had a few years of that
Fair enough but to your point I always felt like Mack was outta position and would have been much better as a headhunter on the outside
Mack’s best year came when he was policed and held accountable by the older guys. When he became a “leader” he just plain sucked because all his talent couldn’t make up for his lack of preparation and laziness.
Mack would’ve been a good Will as long as he had a Reub, C.J., Boo, etc to line him up and tell him where to go. He was plenty physical, just didn’t have the brains
once again, it is just glorious to be on this run. It has been going on for over a decade now. we are so damn spoiled it is beyond comparison. and it's in the sport that matters the most.
what games do yall plan on going to this year? Can't get too excited for any of the home games(in terms of going to them) other than LSU. I'd rank our schedule as follows in order:
@ South Carolina
Duke on neutral field
Julio yesterday. MACA
Just snagged an AirBnB for South Carolina. One of the last sec stadiums to check off my list. A&M, Missouri, and Arkansas are the last 3
What does it say? There’s way too many Make America _____ Again these days.
Looks like "cool" was put over the "great".
I think Burnett and Daishen Nix are very real possibilities for us to land. Would be huge. Beauchamp too
That sucks, dude. I hope you like Sandstorm.
Whatever happened to Yelawolf?
He's in a movie coming out called Peanut Butter Falcon. I saw his name listed in the cast and had the same thought as you. Saw him live a couple times.
Yeah, I was going through some bookmarks and came across this :
Still fancies himself a local celebrity here in Nashville
Does he do shows up there at all? I guess I could check his website
I’m not sure. I’ve only really heard about him recently because he and his “posse” got into a brawl at a bar here a few months ago.
2018 SECCG on SECN.
Rewatched a couple days ago. Waddle will be a true sophomore this year
OU/Bama next on SECN
Freshman update TI 2019-07-07 23:45:31
Quick freshmen update
Here's a an update on some of the latest TI has heard on some of Bama's freshmen.
Will Neal start game one?
Evan Neal is considered the Tide's future left tackle. But for 2019, it appears the mammoth 6-7, 360-pounder has a legitimate shot at winning the starting left guard spot. We're told the staff has been pleased with Neal's phyiscal progress since the end of spring.
Whether or not Neal nails down a starting spot won't be determined until the end of August camp. Redshirt freshman Emil Ekiyor is very promising young player at all three interior spots. He could be a challenger at left guard.
Wide receiver John Metchie capped off an excellent spring by winning the A-Day MVP. The 6-0, 195-pound Metchie is a physical player with good speed. The buzz halfway through summer is that Methcie might have as good of (or maybe better) hands as any player on the team.
Even though Alabama has four future NFL receivers already here, Metchie will likley get some early playing time.
Sanders working hard
Bama has what is expected to be a powerful one-two punch at running back with Najee Harris and Brian Robinson. But who'll be the third back? Redshirt freshman Jerome Ford showed promise in the spring. And TI has heard some good things about the work ethic Trey Sanders has displayed so far. The 6-0, 215-pound Sanders has a combination of speed, power and hands.
Top DL class looking the part
By mid-spring, D.J. Dale was running with the first group at the nose spot. There's a very good chance that #94 will start right off the bat vs Duke.
Two other true freshmen DLs we've heard considerable buzz about this summer has been Justin Eboigbe (participated in spring) and
Byron Young. Everybody we've spoken with compares Young to former Bama star Dalvin Tomlinson. Young has great natural strength.
Antonio Alfano, the nation's #1 overall 2019 prospect, was slowed a bit by injury, but he did show some flash in the spring. Alfano is working to get bigger.
TI has said all along that if Ishmael Sopsher is in shape and ready to go, he has as much potential as any DL in the entire 2019 class. We're told that he's not where he wants to be shape-wise yet. It'll be interesting to see how much progress he makes by the time camp starts early next month.
TI has heard very positive feedback on Braylen Ingraham. He might need some time to develop, but we hear he has a ton of potential.
Lee & Harris at ILB
Who will start inside next to Dylan Moses? That's a good question. Could it eventually be Shane Lee? Maybe so. Lee had a good spring. TI continues hearing good things about him this summer.
We said that Christian Harris, who played corner and safety in high school, might have been the most athletic linebacker prospect in the entire 2019 class. And we've heard that he's flashed signs of that athletic ability in summer work.
Turnage turning heads
We continue hearing very positive things about Brandon Turnage. He's an extremely fluid athlete, a hard worker, and he has a good attitude. One source told TI last week that Turnage has flashed "elite" athletic ability this summer. He could play any spot in the secondary. There's some talk he might get an early look at Star.
Another DB who has generated some buzz is DeMarcco Hellams. Coming out of high school, we described Hellams as a throwback type player. The 6-1, 215-pounder is a physical, hard-hitting safety type. Don't be surprised if he makes a mark early on special teams.
We keep hearing that corner Jeffery "Scooby" Carter is loaded with athletic ability. He should be a really good player in time. Like most freshmen, he just has to learn what it takes to get there.
As we noted previously, corner Marcus Banks has top-notch cover skills. For him, it's just a matter of getting bigger and stronger.
Note: Some of the freshmen were not mentioned only because we've not heard anything on those players yet.
Love it when the boys are looking the part
we are so deep at receiver. beyond the obvious suspects there are some great players. then you hear things like Metchie is too good to keep off the field. it has to suck for the guys that are good but won't even sniff real playing time.
josh chapman with his 2nd DUI in ttown since 2017. Wonder if he'll get to keep his job.
JaMychal got 2 years 10mm from the Clips, good for him. He's worked very hard, glad he got rewarded
From the looks of it his market value was much higher and he took a pay cut to play for a ship. I like that attitude from him
It wouldnt shock me if he eventually worked his way into the league
He played well today. 19 minutes with 11pts, 6 boards and 4 blocks.
Just some rambling OL thoughts from a former asst TI 2019-07-09 15:41:33
In a hurry trying to get ready for TI TV. So this isn't extremely well organized.
A now departed assistant (not Brent Key) had a few thoughts on the OL for 2019 & beyond. I'm sure a few fans know more than the coach did, but I'll share some of his thoughts anyway...
--First, he believed Evan Neal was a huge piece to the future. Felt like he was right in the line with Cam Robinson, Jonah Williams, etc, as future star left tackle. As we've noted, Neal is a real threat to start at LG this season. We'll see.
--Loved Darrian Dalcourt. Thought he was an extremely bright kid with superb athleticism. Loaded with potential as a future center. Also, high on several other young OLs, Quick, Ekiyor, etc. Just naming a few.
--As for the upcoming season, he really felt that Leatherwood bit the bullet for the team by moving inside at RG, not a natural spot for him. But he was one of the five best and had to be on the field. He felt that Leatherwood would (eventually) become a dominant LT. In fact, thought that he was a strong possibility to be a one year LT and then to the NFL. Again, we will see. But the former assistant was very confident about AL's potential for this coming season.
--We know about Wills at RT. D. Brown would probably be the starter vs Duke at RG if not for the 4 game suspension. Womack is a former 15 game starter for a NC team with the versatility to play inside at RG. Again, he was very high on Ekiyor inside at either OG spot & at center.
--I'm going to add this only because I've heard it from more than one source...with a few games experience, Ekiyor would probably be more capable/would grade out more consistently than a recent former muiti-year starting guard. That's speaking more to Ekiyor than it is trying to slight the other player. Ekiyor is a very bright kid. Picks up things very quickly.
--The real question mark is probably center. It wasn't thought to be Pierchbacher's best spot. He certainly was not bad by any means (he actually did a good job). Just that if they would've had another center ready to plug in, RP would have stuck at LG, where he was a very good multi-year starter. Can Chris Owens now step in and take control? Saban seemed to be pleased with his spring progress. We mentioned Ekiyor as an option. Dalcourt is probably the longterm future. Then there's Landon Dickerson, who we hear will likley get a good look at C (among other spots).
--Overall, the most glaring OL questions heading into camp seem to be at the center spot and developing cohesiveness as a unit, which (as was noted by a couple of posters in the discussion below) only comes with the experience of playing together. The talent certainly seems to be in place to be good up front. How good? Only time will tell. But it doesn't appear to be a dire situation.
We are historically stacked on O, pray we don't fuck it up.
How many people here are going to the Duke game? I finally convinced my dad to join me, his first game in probably a decade.
just can not get fired up to go watch us beat the hell out of Duke. What an awful opening game.
If I can get tickets for free, I'll probably go. Otherwise, I have no interest.
16+ minute video if you're bored.
Tua, Moses, and Jeudy going to media days. Love Jeudy but it is going to be rough listening to him. Not the most well spoken guy in the world
Hate to see it