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Freshman QB Del Rio to transfer from Tide

The list of candidates to replace AJ McCarron as Alabama quarterback became shorter after freshman Luke Del Rio took to Twitter to announce his intention to leave the program.

Blake Sims took the majority of snaps as McCarron’s backup this season, but he’s viewed primarily as a run-first quarterback with a so-so arm. He threw three interceptions during Alabama’s final spring scrimmage and went 18-of-29 for 167 yards and two touchdowns during the season.

Alec Morris, a strong-armed redshirt freshman from Texas, was third on the depth chart. The former three-star prospect took some snaps but didn’t attempt a pass during a game this season.

Cooper Bateman, the third-ranked pocket passer in the 2013 class, and Parker McLeod, a three-star prospect from Georgia, both redshirted their first seasons on campus. They’ll be joined by Cornwell in the quarterback competition this spring.

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College Football’s 2013 Preseason vs Postseason Rankings. 

#2 Auburn, #3 Michigan State, AND #5 Missouri weren’t even ranked in the top 25 preseason polls.

Alabama dropped from #1 to #7
Ohio State dropped from #2 to #12
Oregon dropped from #3 to #9
Stanford dropped from #4 to #11
Georgia went from #5 to unranked

I just love college football.

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Michigan fired OC Al Borges earlier today (this needed to happen).

Alabama’s OC, Doug Nussmeier, leaves Bama to become OC at Michigan.

Fun fact: Doug Nussmeier was the QB coach at Michigan State under John L. Smith.

According to a friend, Nussmeier was apparently encouraged, by Bama, to “look around”.

Another rumor is that Lane Kiffin visited Alabama last month and might possibly be the next OC in Tuscaloosa.

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Can Alabama still make the BCS Championship game?

I know Saturday hurt. In fact, I know it still hurts but just like in 2011 and 2012, there is hope. With just a few upsets and a little luck, Alabama could find themselves right back in the BCS mix. Sure, we need nothing less than a small miracle to make it happen but the dream is plausible.

Scenario #1 - Ohio State or Florida State lose; Auburn and Mizzou play an awful game in Atlanta; Mizzou wins.
Both teams look terrible and Mizzou pulls out the ugly win. Voters remember how Alabama outplayed Auburn, besides on the final play. The human polls (which make up 2/3’s of the BCS) place Bama #2, which is enough to make-up for the one loss in the computer rankings.

Scenario #2 - Ohio St and FSU lose; Mizzou beats Auburn
In this particular dream scenario, to avoid a rematch of Auburn and Mizzou, the northern Tigers would have to soundly defeat Auburn in Atlanta. We can’t have voters still believe that Auburn is the 2nd best team in the country, even if they had previously bested Alabama.

Scenario #3 - Ohio St and FSU lose; Auburn defeats Mizzou
This would be the undoing of the college football world. Literally, the BCS and the state of Alabama would spontaneously combust if this were to happen.

The perfect ending to the BCS would have been for Alabama, FSU and Ohio St. to all go undefeated, but the gods looked down poorly on our sacrifices. At this point, we have to wonder if the football gods are even real. I guess we’ll find out Saturday night.

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Alabama Coach Nick Saban’s Folly: Great Coaches Protect Their Players

I’m sorry, but any coach would’ve said the same thing. That guy is blowing that press conference out of proportion. 

It seems like now-a-days everyone is “soft” and it is quite frankly annoying to me. Tough love works too. You don’t need to hand out participation trophies so that the kids who didn’t win don’t feel bad. Maybe not giving them participation trophies will  make those kids work harder so they do win next time. 

I don’t know, but I didn’t have any issue with what Saban said. He also took responsibility for the loss. 

However, I wasn’t that happy with Saban’s call to kick a 57 yard field goal. But, shit happens and if it would’ve worked, people would’ve called him a genius. Same as if Brady Hoke having Michigan go for 2 instead of the tie/OT would’ve worked… OR what if the Michigan State’s Little Giants play against Notre Dame a couple years ago wouldn’t have worked… people would STILL be judging Mark Dantonio.

Thanks to straight-from-the-mitten for sharing this article with me.

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