Don't forget guys - if you need tickets to the game this weekend, go check out Tickco.com's Alabama section and look at the schedule to see what's available for upcoming games. If you want a link directly to the Alabama - Arkansas game tickets, then here ya go. :-)
Arkansas has only one guy with a quarterback sack this year - and Reggie Herring, the defensive coordinator has said that he's going to try and bring more blitzes to disrupt our quarterback. They're having trouble getting pressure with 4 down linemen. Look for Weston Dacus to come on blitzes quite a bit - I fully expect to kill them with misdirection this week. They'll overpursue like crazy in this game.
The AOL Fanhouse has confirmed that Vandy's season is all-but-over, thanks to a crushing defeat to Alabama. This was supposed to be their game this year, and it didn't work out like that at all. Of course, Alabama didn't look very sharp either...but hey, it was Vanderbilt. We never look sharp against Vanderbilt.
The Birmingham News points out that we don't have to worry about Terry Grant's durability anymore, and that the defense can, in fact, play power football. They also pointed out that it felt like an Alabama home game on Saturday - not only because Vandy wore their white jerseys and Bama wore Crimson, but because 3/4ths of the stadium were clad in Crimson. Haha.
Mike Johnson's injury this past Saturday was quite scary because we've seen things like that happen before and come out much worse. Luckily it was a minor ankle sprain. He'll be back at 100% this weekend.
Terry Grant got an earful from Coach Saban for not running hard enough. He got a case of the Darbys in the backfield and started dancing around rather than hitting the holes. He fixed that in the second half by getting 120 of his 173 after the break.
Alabama's passing attack needs answers, cause there are a TON of questions going into the Arkansas game. Not quite sure what exactly is happening here, but if JP doesn't improve drastically, we may be seeing more of Greg McElroy, in my opinion.
Chris Walsh's first-and-10 details everything that was good, and bad, from this past Saturday's performance. The good, of course, was the offensive line, running backs, and the entire defense. The bad - the passing game. Can't say much more than that.
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