Happy Tuesday, everybody. Things did not go so properly for the ladies’s hoops staff final night time, as undefeated LSU handed them a 48 level whipping in Tuscaloosa. Still, the Tide are above .500 in SEC play and 15-5 total. They seem headed in the direction of one other NCAA bid barring a complete collapse.
Over the weekend, some followers of lesser soccer applications determined to share their on-line opinions that Alabama cannot “declare” Jalen Hurts, all as a result of he performed one yr at Oklahoma.
The full out warfare over Jalen Hurts on Twitter has been an entertaining one to say the least
Also anybody saying Alabama followers are simply now claiming Jalen can be mistaken pic.twitter.com/63KSHVnb5o
— Olivia Whitmire (@omwhitmireTV) January 24, 2023
Al dot com has a number of of the net reactions compiled for you, and two of these balking at Alabama claiming Jalen are considerably outstanding Georgia accounts. That’s fairly humorous. One humorous argument I noticed from a number of is that Alabama cannot declare each Jalen and Jameson Williams as that’s “having it each methods.”
The downside for these of us is that each Hurts and Williams maintain their undergraduate levels from the University of Alabama. “Bama fatigue” has at all times been nonsense on the subject of the actions of the playoff committee, however fairly a number of fanbases are greater than able to see a number of years with out Alabama on the nationwide stage.
Sorry of us, cannot accommodate.
Hurts positively took a singular path to get to the place he’s, so it in all probability should not be stunning that he is one thing of a lightning rod in a debate like this. It’s all silliness, however it is going to be far too widespread within the switch portal period.
By the way in which, let’s simply go away this video of Jalen celebrating Alabama’s 2020 nationwide title with the staff within the postgame locker room proper right here.
Totally not a Bama man.
Just wait till he wins the Super Bowl whereas throwing the ball to DeVonta Smith and having fun with Pro Bowl degree go professional from Landon Dickerson. We may simply get actual unbearable and that is proper, we declare LaDick too. Deal with it.
Hurts and Brock Purdy shall be operating it again from a shootout that Jalen received in school.
Purdy completed the day 19-of-30 for 282 yards and 5 touchdowns. He additionally rushed for 55 yards and a rating within the loss. On the opposite facet, Hurts accomplished 18-of-26 throws for 273 yards and three touchdowns and added 68 yards and two scores on the bottom.
Oklahoma would go on to win the Big 12 title and clinch a berth within the College Football Playoff. The Sooners had been smashed within the semifinals 63-28 by Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers, who went on to win the nationwide championship.
Speaking of Purdy, he made some information this weekend by claiming that Nick Saban was hyper important of his talents regardless of providing him a contract and making a late push to signal him.
According to the 2022 draft’s “Mr. Irrelevant,” Saban advised Purdy: “You’re beneath common in peak. Your arm energy is no matter. Your accuracy is common.
Saban was both making an attempt to mild a fireplace beneath Purdy, or explicitly telling him to not get his hopes up about ever beginning a sport for his program.
Whatever it was, this story had a optimistic end result. An afterthought draft choice, Purdy has coated himself in glory this postseason. The 49ers’ offense hasn’t missed a step since Brock stuffed in for the injured Jimmy Garoppolo.
I wasn’t there and I’m not about to name the child a liar, however this smells a bit humorous. Alabama did, actually, supply him a scholarship and even made a late push to signal him. Tua Tagovailoa and Mac Jones had been within the fold at Alabama, nevertheless, so it is comprehensible that he selected to go someplace else.
So, for these protecting rating, of the 4 quarterbacks who will begin within the convention championship video games: one graduated from Alabama, one says he drew motivation from being criticized by Nick Saban, and one constructed his profession off of beating Alabama in his fifth yr of faculty soccer after throwing up a goose egg towards them the yr earlier than.
Boston media nonetheless appear satisfied that Bill O’Brien is headed to Foxborough, though he could also be within the combine for a head teaching alternative elsewhere.
The New England Patriots may have a brand new offensive coordinator inside the subsequent few days. But they’ve but to finalize something with their reported “major goal.”
Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer on Monday reported Bill O’Brien is “the chief within the clubhouse” for New England’s OC place and mentioned he “would not be stunned if (O’Brien) lands it early this week.”
The Patriots, although, aren’t the one staff with O’Brien on their radar.
With the Cardinals hiring Patriots alum Monti Ossenfort as their common supervisor, Breer indicated O’Brien could possibly be a candidate for Arizona’s open head-coaching job. ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported the identical on Sunday.
The probability that Bill returns to Tuscaloosa subsequent season is as near zero because it will get.
Last, Chase Goodbread thinks that Alabama is completed portal purchasing this season, however I would not be so positive.
For now, former Maryland tight finish CJ Dippre and former Georgia linebacker Trezmen Marshall signify Alabama’s portal haul, and Saban would not have introduced them beneath his tent with out having confidence they will contribute. Dippre will compete with much less skilled tight ends for the function Cam Latu is vacating, whereas Marshall brings a veteran particular groups presence and can be part of an inside linebacker room that is dropping two starters in To’o To’o and Jaylen Moody. But if the Crimson Tide is to land one other big-name switch who can step in and begin, it would possible have to return from the second portal window, which shall be open from April 15-30.
This one, the place Alabama is anxious, needs to be thought of all however closed.
That post-spring window will possible be an essential one going ahead, as coaches may have had the complete camp to evaluate the place they want further assist. Let the tampering start.
That’s about it for now. Have an amazing day.