The countdown to the Crimson Tide's first preseason practice hits four days.
Forget the article, the important thing here is that Alabama's camp starts in just four days.
"I feel good about Dee," Ryan told the New York Daily News. "I think Dee's going to be a great player. Would I stake my reputation on him being... a Pro Bowl player? I mean, it depends. I'm going to be disappointed if he's not, I can tell you that much. Because I think he's got that kind of ability. ... "I think he's got a chance to be. I don't think there's any doubt. But a lot of things can happen. A guy can get injured. A guy can do whatever where a guy gets derailed. But (I'm) saying that I'll be disappointed if he's not. Something like (injuries), in my opinion, would have to happen to him for him not to end up being that kind of player."
Geez..Don't step out there on a limb or anything, Ryan..
Now, there is a reason for all this, aside from simple jealousy. This is a new day in college football. We are steaming straight ahead, like the Titanic at the iceberg, into a postseason where the participants in the championship playoff will be chosen by a committee.
There are no objective criteria in place, just the votes of 13 people. And when an issue is going to be decided by partisan voting (and it will be partisan), the way things are done in America means it will lead to one thing. Lobbying. That's all these other leagues are doing. They are so fearful the committee will actually pick the four best teams (don't worry, they won't) and the SEC may have more than one of those teams, they are lobbying as hard as they can before the season is even played.
They are planting seeds for their own leagues they hope to harvest in November. There is nothing wrong with that, as far as it goes. You might think they would concentrate on their own teams, and playing good football. But why talk about that — when you can bash?
Cecil doesn't seem very confident in the committee's ability to pick the top four teams, and he's right to feel that way. If we thought the bitching over the BCS was going to stop with the creation of a playoff, just wait till the committee screws up picking the top four teams. At least it should provide some quality offseason discussion material in 2015..
That said, all the SEC bashing last week might have been a strategic planning but it came across as little brotherish and insecure. The fact remains, if the SEC produces yet again 2-3 top seven teams in early December, and it likely will, all this jealous bravado will all have been for nothing.
Liggins will start training camp working as a tight end, but Freeze also plans to install a package in which Liggins will play quarterback in short-yardage and goal-line situations.
Freeze said Liggins reported to Ole Miss this past winter weighing about 310 pounds. Liggins has dropped about 30 pounds over the past several months, but Freeze said he's still too big to play quarterback in his spread offense.
A 280 lb quarterback? Welp, Jared Lorenzen thinks that a little too heavy...
We've collected a few videos Alabama's players have posted this summer, but none will draw the attention quite like Coker's pass to Amari Cooper:
Nice catch, Amari. But comon Coker YA GONNA HAVE TO DO BETTER THAN THAT, BRO.
Bulldog redshirt freshman linebacker Davin Bellamy was arrested at approximately 5 a.m. Saturday morning and charged with DUI and speeding, Dawgs247.com reported. According to Athens-Clark County police records, he was released at 6:22 a.m. after having posted a $2,000 bond. The charges are misdemeanors.
The only reason I mention this is...
Updated Rankings as of July 1st
4. Ole Miss
T6- Georgia Bulldogs
I assume after the month UGA just had, they're likely taking over the top spot once the rankings are updated. Of course, Texas just dismissed another two players, making the total number of players kicked off the team this offseason six, so really anything could happen at this point. But Bama fans don't you worry, cause we are still in the running sitting at #10.