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October 1, 2014


Alabama football: Tide not biting at Ole Miss safety's comments

TUSCALOOSA — Before last year’s Alabama-Ole Miss game, it was Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace who said, “We think we can put up points on them.”

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Wednesday 10/01/2014
Alabama notebook: Tyren Jones down with torn tendon in finger
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 7:53 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama coach Nick Saban said Wednesday that running back Tyren Jones tore a tendon in his finger that required surgery. Saban said Jones will be out for “several weeks.”

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Alabama practice report: Tide puts final touches on Ole Miss game plan
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 4:47 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama practiced inside on Wednesday to continue its preparation for Ole Miss. The Crimson Tide worked in shells (shoulder pads, helmets and shorts). The media's viewing window lasted about 5 or 6 minutes. 

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Joe Medley: Love Oher, but count me #skeptical
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 4:20 pm

Salute to Michael Oher.

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Tuesday 09/30/2014
Alabama notebook: Saban appreciates Griffith's even-keel approach
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 7:04 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Through Alabama’s first four games, Crimson Tide kicker Adam Griffith is 7-for-8 on field goal attempts.

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Alabama football: Tide aware of how Wallace makes Ole Miss go
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 6:25 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama coach Nick Saban knows the benefits of having a three-year starter at quarterback like Ole Miss’ Bo Wallace.

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Joe Medley: Has Vegas heard? Tide does have a quarterback
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Disclaimer: This column should never to be read as recommendation that anyone gamble.

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Alabama practice report: Tide continues Ole Miss prep
Posted: September 30, 2014

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama continued its preparation for Ole Miss on Tuesday. The Crimson Tide worked outside in full pads. The media's viewing period of practice was brief again today.

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Monday 09/29/2014
Alabama notebook: Jackson getting better physically
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 11:45 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama cornerback Eddie Jackson may be finally ready to turn the corner physically.

Jackson, who suffered an injury to his quadriceps after battling back from a knee injury, has proven himself as one of the Tide’s top cover cornerbacks when healthy.

Jackson, a sophomore, started against Florida Atlantic and Southern Mississippi, but he missed the season opener and last week’s contest against Florida. In the two games he has played, Jackson has five tackles, a pass breakup and a forced fumble.

“We worked Eddie quite a bit last week. I think he’s getting there,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said. “We’re certainly going to give him more opportunities in practice this week and see where that goes.”

But don’t take that to mean Jackson will be handing a starting job. True freshman Tony Brown made his case to be the full-time starter with his performance against Florida.

“Tony Brown played pretty well in the game, so those two guys will probably compete through the course of the week,” Saban said. “We’ll see how it ends up later in the week based on how they perform and how they’re able to perform relative to their physical circumstances.”

WHITE 'DAY-TO-DAY': Saban said that from an injury standout, the bye week allowed most of the players to heal. But one key contributor is still sidelined. Saban said wide receiver DeAndrew White is the only guy who was to be “limited” in Monday’s practice.

“We would be day to day with him,” Saban said. “Hopefully, he’ll be able to practice some more at the end of the week and maybe able to play some role in this game.”

White injured his shoulder in the season opener. He missed the next two games before returning against Florida. But during the media’s viewing period of practice, it was White’s foot that was injured. He wore a boot on his left foot and rode a stationary bike last week.

Despite having played in just two games, White is second on the team with 12 receptions.

OLE MISS CORNERBACK SAYS HE'LL PLAY: Ole Miss cornerback Senquez Golson told reporters he’ll play against Alabama.

According to the Clarion Ledger, Golson has dealt with a hamstring injury for the past two weeks.

“No, no question,” Golson told reporters, according to the Clarion Ledger. “I’ll be out there Saturday.”

Golson leads the SEC with three interceptions. He returned one for a touchdown. If Golson isn’t able to go, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has a plan.

“Cliff Coleman and (Mike) Hilton on one side, and then Kendarius Webster and Derrick Jones and then Kailo (Moore) would be the backups,” Freeze told reporters, according to the school’s official website.


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Alabama football: Sims should be 'ready to go' against Ole Miss
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 5:00 pm

TUSCALOOSA — After a couple of days of rest, Alabama quarterback Blake Sims should be “ready to go” against Ole Miss, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced Monday.

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Alabama practice report: Tide turns attention to Ole Miss
Posted: September 29, 2014

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama opened Ole Miss on with practice on Monday. The Crimson Tide worked outside in full pads.

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Sunday 09/28/2014
Joe Medley: Alabama, Auburn, JSU will enter October on course
Updated: September 28, 2014 - 6:54 pm

Conference races and championship chases are about to sort themselves out, but Alabama, Auburn and Jacksonville State will finish September with all goals in reach.

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Saturday 09/27/2014
Alabama football: Sims' success doesn't surprise everyone
Updated: September 27, 2014 - 10:59 pm

TUSCALOOSA — While others may have doubted, Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland said he didn’t.

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Friday 09/26/2014
Alabama practice report: Tide holds final workout of bye week
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 3:45 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama held its final practice of the bye week on Friday. The Crimson Tide worked outside in full pads.

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Thursday 09/25/2014
Mark Edwards' picks: Look for JSU, Roc to run
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 9:31 pm

Saturday should be a good day for local running backs.

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Alabama practice report: Tide begins Ole Miss prep as bye week continues
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 4:37 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama began its preparation for Ole Miss on Thursday as the scout team jerseys came out. The Crimson Tide worked outside in shells (shoulder pads, helmets and shorts). 

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Wednesday 09/24/2014
Alabama football: Tide defense works hard to shed 'soft' label
Updated: September 24, 2014 - 8:26 pm

TUSCALOOSA — “Soft” isn’t a word defensive players want to be associated with.

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Alabama notebook: Saban tries to go with hot hand at running back
Updated: September 24, 2014 - 7:27 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- When it comes to Alabama’s top trio of running backs, the Crimson Tide likes to employ a 1-2 punch in T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry with Kenyan Drake serving as the knockout blow when opportunities present themselves.

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Alabama practice report: Injury update as Tide holds second workout of bye week
Updated: September 24, 2014 - 4:40 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama held its second practice of the week on Wednesday. The Crimson Tide worked outside in full pads. The media's viewing window was cut down to about 5 or 6 minutes again today.

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Tuesday 09/23/2014
Mark Edwards: Saban, Kiffin love each other … for now
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 9:29 pm

Who would’ve figured Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin would make such a love match?

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Alabama notebook: Freshman Robinson draws Saban's praise
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 9:28 pm

TUSCALOOSA — True freshman left tackle Cam Robinson continues to impress Alabama’s coaching staff and its players with his play. Robinson has started all four games for the Tide.

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