Clowney picks South Carolina

Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 high school football recruit in the nation, made his pledge to the South Carolina Gamecocks this morning live on ESPN. The defensive end from Rock Hill, S.C., did as everyone had expected and decided to stay in state to play for Steve Spurrier. "I've got a lot of friends there. It's close to home and my mom can come see me play all the time," Clowney said. "I've got some friends playing there like [former South Pointe teammate Gerald Dixon], and I want to play … [Read more...]

Alabama or South Carolina for Jadeveon Clowney?

“He’s a freak, unstoppable, just ridiculous, BCS-ready now, and future Super Bowl MVP.” Those are just a few of the phrases and words that ESPN The Magazine used to describe superstar high school football recruit Jadeveon Clowney. Clowney is the unanimous No. 1 recruit in the nation, standing 6-foot-6, weighing in at 247 pounds and running a blistering 4.6 40 time. What makes Clowney such a special defensive end is the way he explodes off the line and is able to get around offensive lineman … [Read more...]

Tide still looking for complete game

For the first 30 minutes of Saturday’s 23-10 victory over Ole Miss, Alabama looked like the national championship-winning team from last season. The Crimson Tide had a comfortable lead and smothered the Rebels into just 41 yards and two first downs. While watching the next 30 minutes, however, it wasn’t difficult to tell the Crimson Tide had lost a game (and nearly a second) in the first half of this season. “As a team, we worry about it because that’s what we’re taught to do,” wide … [Read more...]

Comeback too much to ask for this time

It finally caught up. A team can put together only so many come-from-behind victories. And then one game, it won’t be enough. For the Alabama Crimson Tide, this was that game. For the third straight SEC road game, Alabama fell behind early. The first time was last season against Auburn, when the Tigers jumped to an early 14-0 lead. But the offense put together one final drive of poise to win it 26-21. The second time was two weeks ago against No. 10 Arkansas in Fayetteville. After going … [Read more...]

Tide’s streak finally ends

They say all good things must come to an end. Before Alabama’s longstanding winning streak ended in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, however, there was a feeling that it never would. “We can’t just show up and win just because you’re Alabama,” said junior running back Mark Ingram. “I don’t think guys were ready to come out here. Guys thought they could just show up and win.” With a 35-21 defeat at the hands of No. 19 South Carolina Saturday, the No. 1 Crimson Tide snapped a 19-game winning … [Read more...]