Alabama runs multiple formations out of a pro-set attack. If McElwain uses that scheme at CSU, he will have a roster tailor made to do so because Fairchild also ran a pro-style offense.
The two players were finalists for Monday night’s Bronko Nagurski Award, which is presented to the defensive player of the year by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America.
Fluker, a sophomore, would be eligible for the NFL draft because he would be three years removed from high school. That would make him a fourth-year junior in 2012.
It’s still early, of course, but to this point, Alabama’s season has not gone entirely according to the script written by conventional wisdom.
Griffith has been a kicking machine at Calhoun. He booted around 65 of 80 kickoffs into the end zone this season. He has a career-long field goal of 55 yards.
What can Alabama do differently in its rematch with LSU so that the Crimson Tide can win the BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 9 in New Orleans? Here’s something for starters:
After learning of his program’s BCS title snub, Mike Gundy made an open challenge that shockingly (at least to me) went somewhat under the radar. He challenged Nick Saban’s #2 ranked Crimson Tide to a scrimmage sometime before the Fiesta Bowl and the National Championship game.