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"Coach (Nick) Saban is a great coach and great recruiter and I am into winning championships," Brown told ESPN, "so Alabama is the place to be."
Combined with Nebraska's advantage in W/L record, this may present the strongest evidence that Nebraska's dynasty was more impressive than Alabama's. It is hard to ignore that Nebraska's three undefeated seasons were all more difficult than the average of the 10 seasons considered, while Alabama's were less difficult than the average of the 10 seasons considered.
The junior guard was named Tuesday to the first-team All-SEC team, along with seven other players. Releford, who leads Alabama in scoring (15.6 ppg) and steals (61), also was named to the six-man SEC All-Defensive Team. He is the only Alabama player recognized by the coaches.
One stretch in particular really irked people -- Nos. 12-7. Five of our six players during that part of the countdown hailed from Alabama. From No. 10 to No. 7, our countdown was nothing but Crimson Tide players. Our top 10 featured five Alabama players and seven Tide players made our entire countdown.
In addition to giving back to the community, Randolph is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Earlier this year, he was selected to the 2013 CoSIDA/Capitol One Academic First Team All-District Team and has made the Dean’s List every semester during his college career.
The decision to eject the player will be reviewable, and can be overturned if the replay official can find conclusive evidence that the player did not deserve to be ejected. The conferences can also review the penalty after the game, and add or reduce sanctions or suspensions as needed.
ESPN’s Bracketologist Joe Lunardi does not see Alabama making the tournament, but the Tide has been on the bubble since its conference schedule began. It’s used to hearing it’s one of the first four out or last four teams into the tournament. Almost everyone believes it will take an SEC championship to push the Tide into the big dance, but I think two wins will be enough for this team to sneak in.
The policy of not discussing the vote has been on the ballot before, but the explicit threat of revocation seems to be new. “In the event you are unable to assure non-disclosure of your vote in the future, we will be required to reassign your vote to another member of the college football media,” Heisman president William Dockery wrote in a letter to a voter who had disclosed his vote, according to CBSSports.com.
“With the exception of one inning through the weekend, we pitched extremely well; we defended the field real well,” Alabama head coach Mitch Gaspard said. “I think it was a great gauge for our young team to see just where it is you have to get to. We went toe-to-toe with them and certainly gave ourselves a chance to win two of the ballgames, but at the same time we got better.”