Not to divert focus or anything, because EVERYONE, including the fans, should be focused on Georgia this week...but I did read an interesting article at ESPN.com about Ronald Steele and everything that he's been through with his knee injuries, and what it means for him to get a shot to play for Alabama this year. It's good stuff. Makes you feel good.
The boys didn't wrap up tackles against Arkansas which means - they had to get back to fundamentals in practice. The most obvious guys that were doing that were Hightower and Prince Hall. Both of which got chewed out pretty good for it. Read more about Bama going back to the basics.
The black jerseys this weekend are, in my opinion, a scare tactic to try and get inside the Tide players' heads before the game. It gets the fans fired up, and gets the players excited, but how excited can you get when you know it's coming? Read more about Georgia and their blackout. There are certain people that jersey colors won't affect...and I believe Nick Saban is one of them. A team takes on the personality of its coach - and ain't nobody in that Bama locker room gonna be scared at any point this season.
On top of the blackout, Mark Richt has also closed practices this week, for the 2nd straight year against the Tide, because...well...because it worked last year. Now, just so you know, Georgia practices were already closed...but now the 15 minutes at the beginning of every practice will be closed to the media as well, so there will be NO practice coverage of Georgia this week. Sounds kinda like Coach Richt is pulling out all the stops for this one, ehh? Lucky jerseys, closing practice...what's next?
Some of these blogger predictions can be pretty funny. For example - check this out.
Kellen Williams, Tide commit from Georgia, was invited to the game by Georgia, but refused the invitation. He's gonna stay at home and watch with his parents. Yup. Read more.
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