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Your daily dose of Crimson Tide related links and quotes.

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AJ McCarron put on non-football injury list by Cincinnati Bengals | AL.com

McCarron's problem is listed as "shoulder." "McCarron is apparently still being heavily scrutinized after missing the first portion of the spring workouts with shoulder tightness," wrote Geoff Hobson, the editor of Bengals.com, the team's official web site. McCarron didn't throw in the Bengals' early OTAs because of what was reported as "arm tightness." But he was passing as Cincinnati's minicamp June 10-12.

Get it together AJ, cause "still being heavily scrutinized" doesn't exactly sound like a ringing endorsement...

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I find this map to be oddly accurate...

Not in the game: College football players want NCAA video game back - CBSSports.com

Georgia Tech offensive lineman Shaquille Mason didn't hesitate when he was asked the one thing he would change about college sports. "Give us the NCAA Football 15 [video game]," Mason said. "We used to play it every day. We used to say during fall that would get us through the camp playing the game. That really was a blow."

Oh, really?

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NCAA approves waiver, allows Alabama scholarship for former prized recruit Elisha Shaw | AL.com

The NCAA on Monday approved a waiver to give him a non-football scholarship. Alabama confirmed the news Shaw posted on his Twitter account earlier in the day.  The ruling means Shaw won't count against the 85 scholarship-limit set by the NCAA.

Hey, look, the NCAA did something right for a chance...

Alabama’s Nick Saban comments on scholarship for injured Tucker football star | College recruiting blog

We’ve always done this kind of stuff for our players," Alabama coach Nick Saban told the AJC on Monday. "We’ve had players that had Hodgkin’s disease and couldn’t play. We had a guy last year who … couldn’t pass his physical and is still going to school here. So whenever it’s allowed by NCAA rules, we always try to do the best we can for the player.

"Elisha Shaw was committed to us for a long time. We thought he was a good player. Certainly, it wasn’t his fault that he got hurt. We’re all about trying to create opportunities for guys, and give them opportunities. Elisha was a guy, since he was committed to us, we wanted to see if there was anything we could do to give him the opportunity to get education here even though he was medically disqualified to play.

"We were really just trying to take care of our own."

Rec'd for the proper use of a medical scholarship...

Bulldog Jonathan Taylor Arrested For Aggravated Assault. - Dawg Sports

Weiszer has no details of the arrest, but you'll recall that Taylor was among the four players arrested this spring as part of that tuition check "double dipping" incident. Two of the four (Uriah Lemay and Tray Matthews) are already off the team, leaving only Taylor and his Jenkins County High School teammate James Deloach. While I earnestly hope that this is some sort of misunderstanding, if it's not then it likely spells the end of Taylor's career in Athens.

Glass houses and what not but here's yet another example of UGA's not-so-much of a discipline problem..

Stock rising for 6-foot-5 Maryland receiver Lawrence Cager, who earns Alabama offer after big camp performance | AL.com

Cager earned an offer from Alabama at the camp and the 6-foot-5, 210-pound standout from Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, Md., is high on the Crimson Tide. "It was exciting," Cager said of getting the offer. "Alabama is a great football program, Coach (Nick) Saban is a great coach. Coach (Lane) Kiffin is a great offensive coordinator. Coach (Billy) Napier is a great wide receivers coach. I love Alabama and it was a great feeling."

A 6-5 WR?  YESSSSIR!

Here's just a few thoughts I had when this came across my twitter timeline yesterday...

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Me in awe of his stupidness..

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Me in shock by the stupidness...

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Me confused by the stupidness..

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Me sad for the rest of the ACC cause of the stupid..

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Finally, after realizing this is the ACC he was talking about...