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The Jumbo Package │10.14.14

Your daily dose of Crimson Tide related links and quotes.

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Maybe some of you have noticed, but I haven't been around the site much the last three weeks. The reasons for my absence are good reasons but frustrating, as in extra time isn't something afforded me these days. A promotion at work that takes up every minute of my day, and three kids at home (a 7th month old, and a two and five year old) have left me with little to no time for RBR (outside of two JP's a week).  Again, that's frustrating but also a good frustration.

So, I haven't abandoned the site and haven't pulled a Kleph, but until things settle down at home, I won't be able to interact with the site all that much. I just wanted to let everyone know I'm here lurking but just not able to participate in a meaningful way for the time being.

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"Everybody's got such a high expectation for what our team should be. I was just happy to see our players be happy about playing a game and winning," Saban said.

"It really, if you want to know the truth about it, pisses me off when I talk to people that have this expectation like they're disappointed that we only won the game 14-13 and the way we played. That's frustrating. You want to talk about something that's frustrating? That's frustrating to me, for our players, who play with a lot of heart in the game."

Monday Football Musings: Expectations vs. Reality - Good Bull Hunting

In the article, Brent makes some ok points about our performance thus far, takes a few pot shots, talks about how Sumlin was rumored to hang out with rapper Duece Stalley, and uses words like "swagxperiment". But his overall conclusion is this More bite and less bark at this point would certainly help reassure those old, deep-pocketed Aggies who've spent a lifetime actually producing results instead of simply yapping about things to date unachieved.

Dee Milliner won't play again for New York Jets during 2014 NFL season |

"Dee Milliner was going to be -- is going to be an outstanding player," New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said at his Monday press conference. "I know he hasn't been out there as much as we would've liked, but the young man has tons of talent. It's just a matter of him staying healthy." Milliner suffered the season-ending injury five plays into Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. He was rushing the kicker on a Denver field-goal attempt when he fell to the turf without contact with an opposing player.

Southeastern Conference says referee in Alabama-Arkansas game mistakenly ran clock - ESPN

The Southeastern Conference says the referee in the Alabama-Arkansas game mistakenly kept the clock running after a penalty near the end of regulation, allowing the Crimson Tide to end the game without running a final play.

Alabama football player was nervous, confident before getting engaged in unique proposal |

"I mean, I just did it at Children's Hospital with a bunch of little kids, and one of my favorite ones that I've always kept up with really, just held the ring for me."

Alabama Freshman JK Scott Named Ray Guy Award Player of the Week - ROLLTIDE.COM

Scott, from Denver, Colo., punted a career-high eight times in the Crimson Tide's 14-13 victory at Arkansas Saturday evening. He averaged 44.2 yards, but more importantly netted 44.2 yards on those eight kicks to improve his season net punting average to 43.1 yards per game which ranks fourth nationally. Scott pinned seven of his eight punts inside the Razorbacks 20-yard line, including six that were downed at the 15-yard line or better.

Court record: Search of Alabama football player's room turns up 112 grams of marijuana and $4,600 |

They confronted Freitag and read him his Miranda rights, according to the complaint, and he gave agents permission to search his Bryant Hall dorm room, where they found 112 grams of marijuana and $4,661 in cash.  The agents seized the drugs and the money, but if Freitag was charged with any crime, it is not reflected in court records.

Inside look at Alabama's worst rushing total in 4 years as lineman takes responsibility |

Its 66 yards on 32 carries equaled 2.1 yards a try in the 14-13 win at Arkansas. A year ago, the Tide had the same total on 21 attempts for a 3.1-yard average against Colorado State. So it goes all the way back to the 2010 loss to South Carolina (36 yards on 29 attempts) to find Alabama's the last time the Tide was stopped like Saturday. The last time it won with a number in that neighborhood was the 67-yard total in the 6-3 win over Tennessee in 2005.

The right side of the line was especially porous in the run blocking.

"Personally, I thought I played terrible," right tackle Austin Shepherd said. "I kind of take responsibility for it. I don't think any of us had a good game. Probably the worst game we've played as a unit just to be straight up. I mean, I thought we were prepared. We just kind of didn't execute like we wanted to. I went back and watched it and it was kind of just one person here and there. I mean, one play I give up a sack, the next play Cam (Robinson) gives up a pressure, the next play right guard gives up pressure, just a lot of inconsistency. We just got to be more consistent."