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Video: Anthony Grant’s season wrap-up press conference

Alabama baseball hosts Texas A&M in must-win series

Thirteen games remain in the collegiate baseball regular season. Both the conference tournament and NCAA Regional pictures are beginning to take shape, as the Crimson Tide currently stands 8th in the conference and as the No. 2 seed in the Tallahassee Regional. Just like the March Madness situation, quality wins and bad losses can make and break a team’s resume.

Alabama’s resume added another quality win with perfect timing, as a 7-4 win on the road over Southern Mississippi has Alabama feeling good entering a three-game series with the Texas A&M Aggies over the weekend.

“They had won nine of 10, and that’s always a tough place to play,” Alabama head coach Mitch Gaspard said. “We played very confident, had really good offense for nine innings. It was really that kind of feel you want in the dugout.”

The win put Alabama on a small streak of its own, winning two games in-a-row after losing five of the previous six games, and just in time for Texas A&M (22-20, 7-11 SEC) to visit Tuscaloosa for the first time as a member of the conference.

“They’ve got a really good Friday night starter (Daniel Mengden) and a really good closer in the back end,” Gaspard said. “Offensively, they like to run, they like to do some things in the bunt game, some hit-and-run, and those type of things. Really for us, it’s going to be trying to defend the field and get ourselves out of some bad spots.”

Facing a team that likes to mix things up on the base paths is no foreign concept to the Tide, seeing similar concepts both in- and out-of-conference.

“We’ve played teams earlier this year that like to run a lot: Louisville, Georgia, teams like that,” No. 1 starting pitcher Charley Sullivan said.

Gaspard added, “We’ve done a good job of mixing up our looks and our holds and things you have to do against the run game. Obviously, Brett, now, at this point, has a reputation. He’s thrown out the majority of runners that have run. Normally, if you can handle that early in a series, that has chance to slow that down.”

The experience against running teams makes the pressure of a potential steal or hit-and-run nonexistant on Alabama’s pitchers.

“I’m kind of one of the guys that is sometimes almost too quick and tries to rush,” Sullivan said. “Sometimes I have to back myself down a little bit. We simulate bullpens to be quick to the plate so it’s not something that effects us during the game.”

If you haven’t seen the play Sullivan and Salem alluded to, a catch Salem made in game two of the three-game series against Georgia was selected as one of the top five plays of the day by ESPNU. We posted video of that play below for you.

Video Gallery: Alabama in the 1st Round of the NFL Draft

Below, we have compiled videos from the three former Alabama players selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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Cornerback Dee Milliner

You can click here to see Milliner’s name called as the No. 9 overall pick, on his way to the New York Jets. You can also see some highlights of Milliner’s post-draft interviews by clicking here, and then another in the video below.

ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay went in-detail with the Tennessee Titans decision to draft Chance Warmack.

Finally, you can click here to see the video of D.J. Fluker being drafted by the San Diego Chargers.

Also, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco and head coach Mike McCoy go over the decision to draft Fluker.

Alabama visits the White House…again

Alabama head coach Nick Saban, University of Alabama President Judy Bonner and the entire Alabama football team met President of the United States Barack Obama Monday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of UA Athletics)

Alabama head coach Nick Saban, University of Alabama President Judy Bonner and the entire Alabama football team met President of the United States Barack Obama Monday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of UA Athletics)

The Alabama Crimson Tide football team made a day trip to Washington D.C., leaving Tuscaloosa around 7:45 am for an appointment with the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

The Tide went to the White House for the traditional ceremony with the sitting President as the national champions from the previous years.

Below we have some of the best quotes from the ceremony, video of the ceremony and tweets from the players and coaches after the ceremony (plus a link to earlier coverage, right here).

“They’re starting to learn their way around the White House. I’m thinking about just having some cots here for them because they’re here so often.” – President Barack Obama

“Back in January, with the entire country watching …. against the No. 1 ranked, undefeated Fighting Irish, they dominated from the first possession. When the clock ran out, the score was 42-14 and they left no doubt who was the best team in the country.” – President Obama

“I hear (AJ McCarron) is coming back for one more year because SEC defenses haven’t suffered enough. He’s going to subject them to a little more pain.” – President Obama

“Since I’m going to be around for four more football season, I expect I might see these guys again.” – President Obama

VIDEO: Awards and celebration from Tuscaloosa Regional

In the video posted below, Alabama gymnasts celebrate their individual awards won in the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional before celebrating the team win together. The win punched Alabama’s ticket to the NCAA semifinals in the pursuit of three-straight national championships.

Video from first Alabama football spring scrimmage

Panoramic picture from Bryant-Denny Stadium at Alabama's first spring scrimmage.

Panoramic picture from Bryant-Denny Stadium at Alabama’s first spring scrimmage.

The Alabama Crimson Tide took to Bryant-Denny Stadium for the first time in spring practice (by way of police escort, as always) for the first spring scrimmage.

You can click here to see the stats UA released from the scrimmage.

Spring Football Practice Report: March 22, 2013

Alabama quarterbacks Blake Sims (6) and AJ McCarron (10) practice in the final Alabama football spring practice before spring break. (Copyright photo by Brett Hudson)

Alabama quarterbacks Blake Sims (6) and AJ McCarron (10) practice in the final Alabama football spring practice before spring break. (Copyright photo by Brett Hudson)

The Crimson Tide suited up for the first time under new Athletic Director Bill Battle just a few hours after his introduction, with Battle in attendance, to continue spring practice. This was the Tide’s final practice before spring break.

Here is the news:

– In a surprising twist (to me, at least), cornerback Bradley Sylve was practicing alongside returning starter Deion Belue, relegating Geno Smith to the second team in individual drills alongside Jabriel Washington. No word on if this is a permanent thing, but it is an interesting development at the very at least.

– In the tight end/H-Back rotation, Brian Vogler was leading the pack alongside Malcolm Faciane. It appeared that Harrison Jones and true freshman O.J. Howard were leading the second-team while Corey McCarron tries to fight his way into the rotation. The five have yet to be assigned to either the tight end of H-Back position for the fall, so no depth chart decisions can be made until those positions are relegated.

– This practice was the first time I have seen John Fulton without a protective boot on his foot as he nurses his toe injury. Both Fulton and wide receiver Kevin Norwood are trying to come back from toe injuries in time for some spring practice before A-Day. Norwood was still in crutches.

– Backup quarterback Blake Sims was practicing fully after doing nothing but spectating as recently as Monday. Why he was as inactive as he was on Monday in unknown, but he seems to be back to practicing normally.

– Wide receiver Christion Jones and running back Dee Hart continue to practice with the defensive backs.

– In the video below, you can see new Athletic Director Bill Battle attending practice, plus the running backs, defensive backs, quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends going through drills.

Practice Report: March 18, 2013

Freshman running back Derrick Henry running through drills in Monday's practice. (Copyright photo by Brett Hudson)

Freshman running back Derrick Henry running through drills in Monday’s practice. (Copyright photo by Brett Hudson)

Some strong (making field goal posts sway violently, strong) winds, followed by rain, forced the Alabama Crimson Tide inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility for its second spring practice. Here are the notes, with video posted at the bottom.

– Wide receiver Kevin Norwood and cornerback John Fulton were still held out of practice, but still found a way to compete thanks to a push-up contest sparked by strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran, who was working with them before and after the contest. Cochran won. Video is posted below.

– Offensive lineman Anthony Steen got reps at left guard, right guard and right tackle in practice, but most of his reps came at right guard alongside projected starting center Ryan Kelly. Also seen running with starters were Chad Lindsay, Austin Shepherd and Kellen Williams.

– Quarterback Blake Sims not only did not throw, but did not do much of anything in practice today. He didn’t seem to be experiencing excruciating pain, but regardless was not practicing.

– True freshman quarterback Cooper Bateman seems to be moving along quite nicely, working his way ahead of practice squad walk-on Edward Aldag, but still behind starter AJ McCarron and backups Phillip Ely and Alec Morris. This may not sound like much, but it is more than what the other two true freshman quarterbacks, Parker McLeod and Luke Del Rio, can say at this point.

– Wide receiver Christion Jones and running back Dee Hart were still working with the defensive backs, and from what I was able to see, it appears that Jones’ transition is going more smooth than Hart’s is.

– Tight end/H-Back Brian Vogler seems to be leading the rotation at that position. The distribution of players between the H-Back and tight end position could have an impact on depth chart decisions, however.

And the No. 8 video on the Daily Bama Blog summer countdown is …

Welcome back to the countdown. I’m still your host. Today, we stick with a similar theme with the No. 8 video in Daily Bama Blog history. Like yesterday’s pick, this one is one of the more recent videos.

So, check out the next hit on the countdown, Trent Richardson’s pro day workout from March 29 with more than 38,000 views thus far.

 

Previously on the countdown ..

No. 10: Rammer Jammer after 2011 football win at Florida
No. 9: Trent Richardson runs the 40

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Best of Trent Richardson video from Alabama years

Here’s my best effort to edit down all kinds of Trent Richardson video into a quick package you can enjoy on the run. So, here you are … the best of the Richardson footage I had as he readies for Thursday’s NFL draft.

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Video of Alabama gymnastics team arriving in Tuscaloosa after national title

A small celebration was held at Coleman Coliseum this evening when the Alabama gymnastics team arrived home from winning its sixth national championship. Here’s the scene.

 

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Video of Richardson, Barron, Hightower putting hands, feet in concrete on quad

This was the scene nearly 24 hours ago at Denny Chimes. Trent Richardson, Mark Barron, and Dont’a Hightower made it official and joined (and rejoined) the ranks of permanent Alabama football captains. Watch until the very end when Hightower dares Barron to wipe concrete on Richardson’s face.

 

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A-Day video rewind: Revive memories of past spring games

It’s A-Day Eve in Tuscaloosa and traffic appeared heavier this afternoon. It’s almost like a Friday in the fall. Almost.

To get you ready for A-Day 2012, take a look back at video from the last few as captured by my camera. Enjoy. See you tomorrow.

2011

2010

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Inside look at Kirby Smart teaching middle linebackers

Watch Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart work with middle linebackers Thursday afternoon. You’ll see Nico Johnson (35), C.J. Mosley (32), Dillon Lee (25), Trey DePriest (33) and others.

 

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Up-close video of Scott Cochran motivating injured Alabama football players

The folk hero that is Scott Cochran was in prime form this afternoon working with injured players Blake Sims and Arie Kouandjio. These videos are always a hit. Add this one to the list.

 

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