Alabama’s Barrett Jones maintains balance of football, faith and academics _ and Scrabble, too | Washington Post
“I don’t think there’s enough good things that you can say about Barrett Jones,” Saban said. “He’s, I think, as fine a person as you’re ever going to be around — me or you or anyone else — in terms of his willingness to serve other people.”
the national championship was screwy long before the hated BCS came about. Those No. 5 to No. 1 championship teams that jumped past big-time bowl winners aren’t even possible under today’s system.
“It’s just something that I cherish, and I want to have it 30 or 40 years from now to show my grandkids. But I pull it out every now and then to show other people, but I don’t them put it on.”
The junior college transfer, who didn’t play last season at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Ill., because of a preseason injury, could be a big force inside for the Tide in the second half of the season.
Griffin wasn’t dazzling in possibly his last college game — and didn’t need to be — yet Baylor still pulled out an incredible Valero Alamo Bowl victory in the highest-scoring regulation bowl game in history, beating Washington 67-56 in the wildest shootout of this bowl season or any other in memory.
Inspired by the prognostications of the late, great sports handicapper Paul the Octopus — who correctly picked the winners of eight World Cup matches in 2010 — we recently ventured to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Wash., to see if Rocky the Octopus is anywhere near as prescient as his distant cousin.
UGA has been trying desperately to win back the heart of Foster since summer when he committed to Alabama only two days after he attended “Dawg Night” prospect camp – and reportedly was close to pledging to the Bulldogs. “I was ready to get it over with, and who wouldn’t want to play for Nick Saban and Kirby Smart?” said Foster, who lived in Alabama until he was in the sixth grade. “Come on now. They both have NFL coaching experience. And with their style of defense, they can get you in the NFL. They’ve got the whole package there.”