Daily Archives: January 23, 2013

Video of Alabama running back commit Tyren Jones

We’ve heard plenty about Alabama running back commitment Derrick Henry, but the Crimson Tide appears to be getting another good one in the Class of 2013 in Tyren Jones of Walton High in Marietta, Ga..

We’ve got video of his big night in a 35-24 win over Brookwood in the 2012 Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic at the Georgia Dome.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jones ran 26 times for 254 yards. He scored five touchdowns on runs of 71, 1, 48, 6 and 52 yards. GPB.org had Jones with 302 yards on 31 carries. At least, they both had him with five touchdowns.

Here’s video of Jones’ big night. It’s about four minutes long and gives you a great look at Jones’ best runs. He’s wearing No. 1, but you would’ve figured that out pretty quickly on your own.


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SEC will honor Wimp Sanderson at league tourney

The Southeastern Conference will honor former Alabama head coach Wimp Sanderson as a league legend this year at the SEC basketball tournament.

A representative from each school will be honored at the tourney, which will be March 13-17 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Sanderson coached at Alabama from 1980-92 and compiled a 267-119 record, which makes him the school’s all-time winningest basketball coach. He also served as an assistant coach during 1960-80.

In addition to Sanderson, the 2013 class includes Jerry Carlton, Arkansas; Ronnie Battle, Auburn; Bill Koss, Florida; Tim Bassett, Georgia; Jamal Mashburn, Kentucky; Geert Hammink, LSU; Rahim Lockhart, Ole Miss; Horatio Webster, Mississippi State; Norm Stewart, Missouri; Eddie Fogler, South Carolina; Len Kosmalski, Tennessee; John Beasley, Texas A&M; Mike Rhoades, Vanderbilt.

Each SEC basketball legend will be recognized at halftime of his school’s first game at the tournament.

This marks the 15th year of the SEC’s basketball legends programs. Here are Alabama’s legends:

1999: Reggie King
2000: Wendell Hudson
2001: T.R. Dunn
2002: Leon Douglas
2003: Buck Johnson
2004: Derrick McKey
2005: Gary Waites
2006: Jim Farmer
2007: Mike Nordholz
2008: Leon Marlaier
2009: Melvin Cheatum
2010: Charles Cleveland
2011: Robert Horry
2012: Jack Kubiszyn

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All-name recruit team? Sports Illustrated likes one Tide commit and another Tide target

Muscle Shoals High's Dee Liner is considered a top defensive line prospect with a great name. (Copyright photo by Matt McKean of the TimesDaily)

Muscle Shoals High’s Dee Liner is considered a top defensive line prospect with a great name. (Copyright photo by Matt McKean of the TimesDaily)

All-name teams are interesting as long as they’re done in fun, and it appears Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples has accomplished that with his 2013 recruiting all-name team.

Muscle Shoals defensive lineman Dee Liner gets top billing, as Staples appreciates a guy named Dee Liner plays D-line. Also, Alabama running back commitment Altee Tenpenny makes the list, too.

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Alabama reaches final eight for EA Sports NCAA Football game cover

EA Sports is continuing voting for which school will make its NCAA Football game cover, and Alabama made the cut to the final eight.

The rest of the final eight includes Texas A&M, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Notre Dame, Georgia and Florida State.

The next round of voting will cut the list to four, and voting begins today and continues through Feb. 18. In a news release, EA Sports says the previous round received 1.7 million votes.

Click here to reach the Facebook page where fans can vote for their favorite school.

When I checked at 2:15 p.m. this afternoon, Alabama had 2,194 votes and held first place. Oregon (2,101) was in second, while Texas A&M (1,970) was in third, but keep in mind that those totals change minute by minute. While getting those vote totals, I accidently voted for Michigan, so be careful where you put your mouse on that page.

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