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Bleacher Report's Greg Wallace lists UAB LB Clifton Garrett among the top recruits of 2014 who are getting a "last chance."

Technically, Garrett will get two more chances, since he has two years of eligibility left. The former LSU recruit was rated by many recruiting sites as the top middle linebacker in the class, but for various reasons both on and off the field, he saw his time with LSU cut short. "UAB is an appropriate destination for Garrett, who, like the Blazers’ program, is getting a fresh start," writes Wallace. "He will have the chance to be a starter and a leader away from the white-hot spotlight in Baton Rouge and lend veteran experience to an undermanned roster still working its way back to full strength."
Apr 14 - 1:55 PM

The Birmingham City Council has approved a payment of $3 million annually for 30 years to help fund UAB's downtown stadium plan.

The Blazers have said that they will need around $175 million for the stadium's completion, so this makes for a nice show of support from the city. Birmingham sees it as a fantastic avenue for economic and neighborhood growth. The proposed stadium will seat 55,000 when completed. At this juncture, it's still not known when it would be ready to open to the public.
Mar 28 - 5:22 PM

UAB officially hired former South Alabama OC Bryant Vincent to work in the same capacity.

Football Scoop had this one almost a month ago, but it's now official. Vincent worked with Bill Clark at UAB before the program was briefly cancelled. He spent 2015-2017 with Joey Jones as the offensive coordinator at South Alabama. He'll also serve as the quarterback coach for the Blazers.
Feb 2 - 5:00 PM

Football Scoop reports that Bryant Vincent will move from South Alabama to UAB to be the new offensive coordinator.

Vincent and Clark previously worked together at South Alabama before Clark left to become the head coach at UAB. He's been the offensive coordinator under Joey Jones since the 2015 season.
Jan 13 - 4:47 PM

UAB redshirt junior QB A.J. Erdely completed 24-of-45 passes for 245 yards in Friday's 41-6 loss to Ohio in the Bahamas Bowl.

Erdely was forced into Throw Mode after Ohio cracked them on the scoreboard to the tune of a 27-3 halftime advantage and it did not go well for the redshirt junior signal-caller. He was particularly cold in the second half, when he repeatedly misfired as the Blazers watched the game get away from them. Erdely wraps the campaign having thrown for 2,322 yards with a 16/4 TD/INT ratio. Barring ascension from another quarterback -- redshirt freshman Tyler Johnston was pushing Erdely for starting honors in August camp -- he'll likely work as starter once again next season.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 04:41:00 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer Brown rushed for 37 yards on 13 carries in Friday's 41-6 loss to Ohio in the Bahamas Bowl.

Brown (6'0/235) has had himself a fantastic freshman campaign, having logged six games of at least 120 yards on the ground, but an increasingly lopsided score as the Bahamas Bowl progressed prevented him from seeing a more substantial carry load on Friday. Fun in the sun over, Brown can now look back on a bountiful season in which he racked up 1,329 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns. Even with the year ending in disappointing fashion, UAB's program resurrection is nothing short of a monumental achievement.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 04:21:00 PM

JUCO RB Kingston Davis will transfer to UAB.

Davis (6'1/245) was initially part of Michigan's 2016 recruiting class, but a deficit in playing time -- he was given just two carries as a freshman -- and the possibility that he might be asked to shift to fullback precipitated his decision to transfer to Independence Community College over the spring. The former three-star recruit will have three seasons eligibility remaining now that he's back up in the FBS with the Blazers. He'll be allowed to play immediately come the start of the 2018 season.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 12:50:00 PM

Former ESPN analyst Brett McMurphy reports that Ohio and UAB will play in the Bahamas Bowl.

The Bahamas Bowl will be played on Dec. 22. Diving into the two likely combatants, here, Ohio (8-4) has made a bowl in eight of the last nine seasons. On the other side of the ledger, UAB (8-4) carries all sorts of intrigues. The Blazers had their football program shuttered and boarded in December of 2014 before rebooting to fantastic result this year. If anybody deserves a trip to the Bahamas, it's HC Bill Clark and the rest of his UAB squad in what was a fantastic return to the fray.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 02:23:00 PM

UAB redshirt junior WR Collin Lisa caught seven passes for 76 yards and a score

The Blazers don't have an explosive passing game, but Lisa has had his moments in his junior campaign. His touchdown today came from quarterback AJ Erdely to expand UAB's lead to 21-7 in the third quarter. Lisa and the Blazers are headed to a bowl game, which is an amazing accomplishment considering this program technically didn't exist last year.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 03:48:00 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer Brown ran for 98 yards on 22 carries in a 28-7 dismantling of UTEP on Saturday.

Brown couldn't quite get to the century mark against the Miners, but it's another quality game for the breakout freshman star. His regular season finishes with 10 scores and close to 1,300 yards. This could be one of the best players in Conference USA in 2018.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 03:44:00 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer Brown picked up 128 yards rushing on 27 carries in a 24-19 victory over UTSA on Saturday.

UAB has been one of the best stories of 2017, and Brown is one of the chief reasons for said good story. He had two short scores stolen from him by quarterback AJ Erdeley, but Brown probably isn't complaining, especially after scoring three times last week. Brown has now gone over 1,200 yards on the year, and he should be able to add to that total next week against Florida.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 10:28:00 PM

UAB redshirt junior QB A.J. Erdely completed 20 of his 21 pass attempts for 197 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's home win against Rice.

The dual-threat was limited to just 12 rushing yards, and Saturday's game marked just the third time he hasn't found the end zone with his feet through nine games. He was too busy concentrating on his passing, as he was nearly flawless.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 06:53:00 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer Brown carried 17 times for 140 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 52-21 shellacking of Rice.

The freshman has run for 140 or more yards in four of his past five outings, and he has totaled 10 rushing touchdowns across nine games with three games left to be played, plus a bowl game now that the Blazers are eligible. The Blazers rolled up 242 rushing yards while gobbling up 6.7 yards per tote, and Brown was a huge part of their success.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 06:45:00 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer Brown rushed for 209 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries in Saturday's 30-12 win over Southern Miss.

Brown (6'0/235) averaged 6.33 YPC in the victory while posting a long run of 50 yards. He has absolutely exploded of late, with Saturday's performance his best yet. In four October contests, the true freshman ball-carrier surpassed 165 yards rushing three times. He finishes out the month having racked up a total of 615 yards on the ground and has now gone off for 909 yards for the campaign as a whole.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 10:37:00 PM

UAB senior QB A.J. Erdely completed 21-of-29 passes for 182 yards and ran for 41 yards and two scores in a 25-24 overtime loss to Charlotte on Saturday.

Erdeley had easily his most accurate game as a passer, and looked like he was going to have the game-winning score on a one-yard plunge in overtime. Charlotte was able to score in the ensuing overtime on fourth-and-goal from the six, and two-point conversion gave the 49ers their first ever FBS win. UAB will look to rebound from the "upset" loss with a trip to Southern Miss.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 09:54:00 PM

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