Tag Archives: football practice

Football Practice Video: Nov. 28, 2012

Today’s practice video features a pair of fantastic one-handed catches from wideout Cyrus Jones and defensive back Nick Perry, in addition to more video of the wide receivers, defensive backs and quarterbacks.

Before you view, click here to read my report from practice, including an update on the status of wide receiver Chris Black and which NFL general manager was in attendance.

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Football Practice Video: Nov. 26, 2012

The Alabama Crimson Tide hit the practice field for the first time of SEC Championship week Monday afternoon, and Chris Black stole the show, practicing for the first time in a regular white jersey as opposed to the noncontact black jersey. There’s also a bonus drill or two thrown in for you.

Football Practice Video: Nov. 19, 2012

The Alabama Crimson Tide took to the practice field for the first time in Iron Bowl week today, but before we get to that, here are some headlines from the practice viewing period.

John Fulton was practicing fully, not even wearing the black noncontact jerseys. The weekend off sent him from questionable to probable, if not completely off the theoretical injury report.

Chris Black is still wearing the noncontact jersey as he tries to recover from his preseason shoulder injury. He was also wearing No. 80 in practice today, as he is likely the one that will simulate Auburn’s Emory Blake, who leads the Tigers with 733 receiving yards this year on 47 catches for three touchdowns.

Here is the video:

Saban describes “the Bluegrass Miracle phenomenon”

Devery Henderson (9) celebrates scoring the final touchdown of the Bluegrass Miracle game as Kentucky fans who stormed the field try to get out of the way.
Wire photo courtesy of The Baton Rouge Advocate

To help describe the Texas A&M letdown in Monday’s press conference, Alabama head coach Nick Saban referenced his time as the head man at LSU.

In the 2002 season, the Tigers traveled to Kentucky and earned a 33-30 win that prompted Saban to say

I don’t know what to say. I feel bad for Kentucky’s players. But this is a big moment for us and I’m happy as heck for our team….Well, sometimes you gotta be a little lucky and I think that was our luck right there.

 

And Kentucky’s radio play-by-play man at the time, Tom Leach, to say

How much heartbreak. Kentucky fans are up on the goal posts. I don’t know why.

But it wasn’t the game that LSU was lucky to escape with that Saban was focused on, it was the game after: when Alabama came to Death Valley and handed LSU a 31-0 defeat.

“It’s kind of the Bluegrass Miracle phenomenon,” Saban said. “You play bad, you win the game, then the next week you get your ass kicked because nobody responded to playing bad. Because you won on the Bluegrass Miracle.”

This time around, it was a game versus the LSU Tigers that gave Saban’s team the Bluegrass Miracle phenomenon.

“You guys don’t think so because we won one and lost the other one. If we’d won this one, you wouldn’t be concerned, either. I was concerned then,” Saban said. “But you all live in the results world, we kind of live in the process world. It’s hard to get people to respond.”

Watch other hits from Saban’s press conference earlier today by clicking here, plus my story the third down struggles for the Tide, including Saban’s thoughts, by clicking here.

Finally, be sure to follow me on Twitter to get up-to-the-second updates on everything Crimson Tide: @Brett_Hudson.

Football Practice Notebook: Oct. 30, 2012

There’s a little something in Death Valley that the older generation of Alabama players are telling the young ones to look out for, and it has nothing to do with the crowd.

Find out what that is and more in my practice notebook.

Football Practice Notebook: Oct. 29, 2012

Denzel Devall has quite the future ahead of him if he turns out like the guy C.J. Mosley thinks of when he sees Devall. Find out who that is and more in my practice notebook.

Football Practice Video: Oct. 24, 2012

Get all the news from today’s football practice with my Quick Hitters posted earlier.