The Associated Press just updated its story on the hospitalization of former Tide point guard Mikhail Torrance. Instead of paraphrasing, here is the entire AP account:
Former Alabama standout point guard Mikhail Torrance collapsed after a workout in Bradenton, Fla. on Friday and is hospitalized in critical condition, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
Torrance had been training at the IMG Academies when he lost consciousness, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the player’s family had not authorized the release of any information.
The news is not pleasant out of Florida. AOL Fanhouse is reporting former Crimson Tide point guard Mikhail Torrance collapsed during a workout in Bradenton and was rushed to a local hospital.
The report cited family sources who said Torrance was in critical condition and breathing with a ventilator.
Read that complete story here.
You can only hope this isn’t a result of the heart ailment he recently disclosed and likely kept him from being drafted in June. He joined the Heat summer league team, but never played.
Most recently, he signed a contract to play professionally in Israel.
Stay tuned for updates.
I did a little experimenting with the new video editor feature on YouTube to condense some of the practice tapes posted on the blog. Let me know if you like it better this way.
First, here’s the linebackers working with defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and linebackers coach Sal Sunseri.
Next, Nick Saban works with mostly defensive backs.
Finally, here’s the result of some more toying around with video editing. I tried to line it up with the music as best as possible.
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Check out this close up look at the Crimson Tide offensive line hitting the sleds at Thursday afternoon’s practice. Coming right into your living room is D.J. Fluker (76), Barrett Jones (75), William Vlachos (73), Chance Warmack (65), James Carpenter (77).
More video to come. Stay tuned for that.
— Your pal Michael
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Tagged Alabama, Barrett Jones, Chance Warmack, Crimson Tide, D.J. Fluker, James Carpenter, practice, video, William Vlachos
Here are a few panoramic pictures of Bryant-Denny Stadium straight from the trusty iPhone. Click to enlarge all of them. The last few 360 degree panoramics. Just click on each image and scroll to the right to get the full effect.
Finally, here are a few more looks at Fan Day.