Yesterday saw the Crimson Tide practice as a complete team for the first time as the entire 105-man roster was on hand at the Thomas-Drew Practice facility. Coach Saban had this to say:
"The mental toughness was better today than it was yesterday. We have to continue to improve on that, so we can continue to improve as a team because a player is going to get better, or he is going to get worse - he is not going to stay the same."
Friday Practice Photo Gallery | UA Sports
Friday Practice Video | UA Sports
Quite a few player profiles floating around out there for your perusal. Get clicking and getyoself educated.
Griffin fails physical, Jones reports in January | TuscaloosaNews.com
- Fluker 'has improved a ton from the spring to now,' | al.com
- Julio Jones expects to make big plays in 2010 | TideSports.com
- Luther Davis' Balancing act | The Times Daily
- Proud Papa: Twin boys give Tide's DL Davis plenty of motivation | Montgomery Advertiser
Also, Tino Sunseri, the son of Alabama's linebacker coach, Sal Sunseri, looks to be taking over the QB job at Pitt. The elder Sunseri was an All-American linebacker for the Panthers in the late 70s and early 80s.
Sunseri takes over as Pitt's starting quarterback | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Watching the Opponents
Alabama's opponents are also in fall practices now. A snapshot of the ones we'll face the first month of the season.
- Penn State Football: No. 14 Lions Begin Practice - StateCollege.com
- Duke Football: Inside Slant | The Devil's Den
- San Jose State football: Training camp preview | College Hotline
- Hogs Embrace Top 25 Ranking, Secondary Shines in Practice | Arkansas News
The Nick Saban movie is that much closer to hitting the theaters. I don't know about you but I'm completely planning to tailgate for this one.
‘Gamechanger’ chronicles the story and success of UA’s head football coach | TideSports.com
House of Pain
You might have seen the online feature ESPN did last week called House of Pain. The idea was to document the 50 most painful losses in college football history. Alabama made five appearances on the list, sometime dealing out the pain, other times on the receiving end.
- ESPN's House of Pain | No. 2 - The 1979 Sugar Bowl
- ESPN's House of Pain | No. 6 - The 1973 Sugar Bowl
- ESPN's House of Pain | No. 8 - Punt Bama Punt
- ESPN's House of Pain | No. 23 - The 1965 Orange Bowl
- ESPN's House of Pain | No. 47 - The Kick
Saban votes Ohio State No. 1; Chizik's not a voter | Scarbinsky
Was Don Hutson better than Jerry Rice? | SI.com