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Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo compared Alabama junior DB Minkah Fitzpatrick to former FSU S Jalen Ramsey.

"Fitzpatrick brings similar versatility to the table," Palazzolo writes, "and their diverse skill sets are perfect for what NFL defenses are trying to do to combat the higher percentage of spread looks seen on a weekly basis." On the versatility front, Fitzpatrick (6'1/201) has experience playing over the slot, very similar to Ramsey prior to his shift to cornerback in 2015 (Fitzpatrick has played corner, too). In his freshly released mock draft on Wednesday, Walter Football's Charlie Campbell projected Fitz to the Chargers at No. 12 in the first round. A top-10 selection is most definitely in play, here.
Sep 20 - 10:47 PM

Alabama confirmed that sophomore TE Miller Forristall suffered a torn ACL against Colorado State on Saturday.

He'll miss the remainder of the 2017 season. Forristall (6'5/238) suffered the injury while catching a 12-yard pass against the Rams.
Sep 18 - 5:31 PM

Alabama sophomore TE Miller Forristall could have a torn ACL and miss the rest of the 2017 season.

Forristall (6'5/238) picked up the injury against Colorado State on Saturday while catching a 12-yard pass.
Sep 17 - 12:25 AM

Alabama redshirt junior RB Bo Scarbrough ran 12 times for 66 yards and a score in a 41-23 victory over Colorado State on Saturday.

Scarbrough outcarried fellow Crimson Tide running back Damien Harris 12 to 11 on the day. His long carry of the game was a 17-yarder, and he had a nine-yard touchdown in the middle of the third to give Alabama a 31-10 lead. It'll be interesting to see how many carries Scarbrough gets -- or doesn't -- when the Tide take on Vanderbilt next Saturday.
Sep 16 - 10:30 PM

Alabama junior WR Calvin Ridley caught three passes for 92 yards and a touchdown in a 41-23 victory over Colorado State on Sunday.

Ridley (6'1, 190) only had the three catches, but he had one of the biggest plays of the game with a 78-yard touchdown to give Alabama a 14-0 lead with just under nine minutes left in the first half. Ridley now has 15 catches on the year with two touchdowns, and those numbers should go up as Alabama starts conference play next week.
Sep 16 - 10:23 PM

Alabama sophomore QB Jalen Hurts completed 12-of-17 passes for 242 yards and a touchdown and ran for 103 yards and a score in a 41-23 victory over Colorado State on Saturday.

Hurts has received some criticism for his passing, but he didn't have any issues throwing the ball against a lethargic Colorado State defense. He opened the scoring with a 27-yard scamper into the end zone to make it 7-0, and a few minutes later, he found Calvin Ridley for a 78-yard score to double that lead to 14-0. His final touchdown was a 52-yard strike to Robert Foster with a minute left in the half to make it 24-10, and he wasn't asked to do much after that as the Crimson Tide defense took care of the rest.
Sep 16 - 10:19 PM

Alabama sophomore RB Joshua Jacobs (hamstring) is in uniform and went through warm ups before Saturday's game against Colorado State.

Jacobs (5'10/204) has yet to play in 2017. He ran for 564 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman for the Crimson Tide last year. If he can go, he likely sees carries behind Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris.
Sep 16 - 6:45 PM

Alabama received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 ATH Vernon Jackson.

Jackson (6'3/240) opted for the Crimson Tide over fellow finalists TCU and Texas A&M. While he plays quarterback at Boling High (Texas), he will likely be utilized at linebacker once he enrolls in Tuscaloosa. One other intriguing possibility given his frame would be running back, something that has been broached during his recruitment. Rivals ranks Jackson as the No. 27 "athlete" prospect in the 2018 class.
Source: 247Sports
Sep 15 - 6:13 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban called criticism of sophomore QB Jalen Hurts "overblown."

"If you want to be critical of a guy for rushing for 154 yards (as Hurts did against Fresno State on Saturday) and think he should not do that so he can pass more, then that’s up to you. You can do that if you want," Saban said in one of his trademark crazy-like-a-fox diatribes against the media. In Saturday's romp over the Bulldogs, Hurts was a crisp, efficient 14-of-18 passing for 128 yards and a touchdown while also blowing up as a rusher with 154 yards and two touchdowns. The aerial yardage is modest enough, but there was no real need for the Tide to open up the passing game in the contest.
Source: SEC Country
Sep 12 - 6:41 PM

Alabama sophomore RB Joshua Jacobs (Hamstring) went through individual drills on Monday.

Jacobs (5'10/204) went through a few practices last week, but didn't play on Saturday against Fresno State. The talented sophomore rushed for 564 yards and four touchdowns last year for the Crimson Tide. If he can go against Colorado State, he'll likely get carries behind Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris.
Sep 11 - 5:54 PM

Alabama junior WR Calvin Ridley caught five passes for 45 yards in Saturday's 41-10 win over Fresno Sate.

Ridley led the team in catches as Alabama kept the ball on the ground throughout. Ridley has only 12 catches so far, but he'll be a bigger part of the offense during SEC play. Ridley posted a 72-769-7 line last season after logging a 89-1045-7 line as a true freshman.
Sep 9 - 6:39 PM

Alabama sophomore QB Jalen Hurts completed 14-of-18 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 154 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in Saturday's 41-10 win over Fresno Sate.

This was about as breezy an outing as you'll see. When Hurts was in, he did whatever he wanted through the air and gashed the Bulldogs on the ground at will. He wasn't always in. With the game already getting out of hand, Nick Saban first subbed in hyped freshman Tua Tagovailoa in the second quarter. Hurts returned, but finished the game out on the sidelines. Alabama gets Colorado State next.
Sep 9 - 6:37 PM

Alabama senior DE Da'Shawn Hand practiced with the outside linebackers on Wednesday.

Hand (6'4/278) is a starter on the defensive line and is not expected to see extended snaps at outside linebacker, but with the losses of Christian Miller and Terrell Lewis to season-ending injuries, the Tide are at least keeping their options open. They play Fresno State on Saturday, a convenient enough sandbox for experimentation given that the game outcome is already essentially known.
Source: SEC Country
Sep 7 - 2:31 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban indicated that sophomore RB Joshua Jacobs (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's matchup against Fresno State.

"He has practiced some this week," HC Nick Saban said. "I can't sit here and tell you he'll be game-ready this week." We'd assume Alabama will use the cupcake matchup to rest Jacobs. Expect the Tide to lean on Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris, with five-star frosh Najee Harris perhaps getting an extended look in the second half.
Sep 6 - 2:08 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper writes that Alabama ILB Shaun Dion Hamilton is "well on his way to [becoming] my top-ranked inside linebacker for the 2018 draft."

Coming off a torn ACL last December in the SEC title game, Hamilton looked fresh and healthy in the Crimson Tide's 24-7 win over Florida State. The 6-foot, 235-pounder posted eight tackles, 3.5 TFL and a sack. "I love his all-around game," Kiper wrote. "He reads and reacts quickly, shows impressive speed to the ball and breaks down well to make one-on-one tackles."
Source: ESPN
Sep 6 - 12:31 PM


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