Here are the active players in today’s game who used to play in the Southeastern Conference. The game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Central on CBS.
Baltimore Ravens (10)
Josh Bynes, Auburn Terrence Cody, Alabama
Morgan Cox, Tennessee
Dannell Ellerbe, Georgia
Pernell McPhee, Mississippi State
Michael Oher, Ole Miss
Deonte Thompson, Florida
DeAngelo Tyson, Georgia Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
Bobbie Williams, Arkansas
San Francisco 49ers (9)
Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State
Ricky Jean Francois, LSU
Tony Jerod-Eddie, Texas A&M
Ray McDonald, Florida
Carlos Rogers, Auburn
Aldon Smith, Missouri
Justin Smith, Missouri
Patrick Willis, Ole Miss
Chris Culliver, South Carolina
Because this is Tennessee week, we’ll try to give you video each day of some of the interesting games in the Alabama-UT series.
On Sunday, we had Terry Davis’ run for the winning touchdown in the 1972 game. Today, we’ve got the last play of the 2009 game.
Terrence Cody sealed the win by blocking a field goal try, but when I watch the video I can’t help but wonder: If Cody hadn’t gotten the ball, would Julio Jones have blocked it? It looks like Jones got a pretty good leap behind the line and seemed to time it well.
Baltimore Ravens noseguard Terrence Cody (62) with teammate Haloti Ngata (92) against the Cleveland Browns. (AP photo by Nick Wass)
Nike’s new jerseys don’t sit well — or fit well — with the NFL’s larger players, including former Alabama noseguard Terrence Cody, who was nicknamed Mount Cody because of his rather large size.
The Wall Street Journal has a funny story about how the new jerseys are less than flattering on pro football’s big guys, and naturally, the newspaper interviewed Cody, a third-year player for the Baltimore Ravens.
“I don’t really care for the new jerseys,” said Cody, who is listed at 6-foot-4 and 349 pounds. “I feel like they should put different material in for the big guys.”
Cody said it’s worse when the jerseys get wet.
“It feels like it tightens up and stuff, it’s hard to breathe, it constricts,” Cody said.
Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson has scored four touchdowns this season. (AP Photo by Gail Burton)
Courtney Upshaw and Terrence Cody have bragging rights over former Alabama teammate Trent Richardson.
Upshaw and Cody helped their Baltimore Ravens to a 23-16 win over Richardson’s Cleveland Browns on Thursday night, in a game that matched Tide vs. Tide.
In addition to the three players, former Alabama All-America split end Ozzie Newsome is the Ravens’ general manager. Richardson, Cody and Upshaw were key members of the Tide’s 2009 national championship team, while Richardson and Upshaw were All-Americans on the 2011 title-winning squad.
Richardson finished with 47 rushing yards on 14 carries with a touchdown on a 1-yard run. He also has gained 57 yards on four catches. He didn’t touch the ball in the last 12 minutes. Upshaw had three tackles, while Cody had two.
On one first-quarter play, Richardson ran for 3 yards before Upshaw and Cody combined to bring him down.
Earlier in the evening, Alabama head coach Nick Saban was asked on his weekly radio show which team he wanted to see win. Saban pointed out he is a former assistant coach for the Browns (1991-94) and is friends with Newsome. He also added that he wants to see his former players do well.
“I can’t pick a team for you,” Saban said. “I do like the Ravens, but I also like the Browns.”
Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Terrence Cody (62) pressures St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) during preseason. (AP photo by Tom Gannam)
After starting all 16 games last season, former Alabama All-America noseguard Terrence Cody is coming off the bench for the Baltimore Ravens.
Cody was on the second team for the Ravens’ 44-13 season-opening win over Cincinnati, as Ma’ake Kemoeatu started. According toa Baltimore Sun report, it is expected to remain this way for the season. Both players made one tackle against the Bengals.
Kemoeatu has played in the NFL since 2002 with Baltimore, Carolina and Washington. His time includes five seasons as a starter, including 2005 when he was with the Ravens. Cody was a reserve as a rookie in 2010 before becoming a starter last season when he made 22 tackles with 17 assists.
“It was a last-minute thing that he got the start, and I was OK with it,” Cody told the Baltimore sun. “I just stay humble and keep doing what I’m supposed to do by working on the little things and my technique to get better and ball out when I get in the game. I graded out pretty good.”
Former Alabama defensive lineman Terrence Cody will be inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Football Hall of Fame this season, according to an NJCAA news release.
Cody played at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and as a sophomore in 2007, he helped the Bulldogs to a 12-0 record.
He played noseguard at Alabama in 2008 and 2009 and was a consensus All-American both seasons. He was selected in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens and is in third season with the team.
The release included no date for the induction ceremony.
Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton (14) is sacked by Ravens defenders Pernell McPhee, bottom left, and Courtney Upshaw (91). (AP photo by Gail Burton)
San Diego fullback Le’Ron McClain (33) runs for yardage against Oakland. (AP photo by Tony Avelar)
Making his debut for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, rookie linebacker Courtney Upshaw of Alabama assisted on a sack Monday night.
In the fourth quarter of the Ravens’ 44-13 win over Cincinnati, Upshaw and defensive Pernell McPhee brought down Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton for a 12-yard loss on fourth-and-15.
Upshaw finished with four tackles. Ravens noseguard Terrence Cody of Alabama made a tackle in the win.
For the Bengals, Andre Smith played offensive tackle. Rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) did not play.
The San Diego Chargers beat Oakland 22-14, as fullback Le’Ron McClain caught four passes for 15. Linebacker Jarret Johnson added five tackles. For the Raiders, linebacker Rolando McClain had five tackles.
Sorry, we’re a couple of days late in finding this one. The Baltimore Sun published a story in Tuesday’s editions about former Alabama nose tackle Terrence Cody, who has done what he always wanted to — lose some weight.
According to the Sun, Cody weighed in at 334 after Monday’s practice, which is one pound below the team’s prescribed weight. The newspaper reports that his body fat is around 23 percent. He was listed at 354 pounds while a senior at Alabama.
“During the offseason , this was the first time I was able to get in, work with the strength coaches and do the things I needed to do,” Cody told the Sun. “I was able to get stronger, faster and quicker, and do the things I needed to do on the field.
“I learned how to lift weights, not just power through everything, but to take my time and that’s how you get stronger.”
–In addition, Greg McElroy is mentioned toward the end of an ESPN.com blog about the New York Jets, discussing Sunday’s practice: “This might have been QB Greg McElroy’s best practice of camp. He hit WR Wes Kemp on a 47-yard post route (beautiful throw) and he showed good arm strength on a nice sideline completion to [Bilal] Powell, who beat LB Demario Davis.”