Mitchell was held scoreless for the first time in his college career, and Green was held to six points in the Crimson Tide’s 69-59 loss at Coleman Coliseum. The final score was deceiving. Vanderbilt (14-4, 4-0 in the Southeastern Conference) led by 23 points with eight minutes to go and eased up from there.
An Alabama man was arrested late Wednesday in connection with a video appearing to show someone in a University of Alabama jacket abusing an unconscious Louisiana State University fan after Alabama beat LSU for the BCS football championship.
The Alabama coach, who won the national championship over LSU 10 days earlier, was not a finalist for the award named for Alabama coaching legend Bear Bryant, because, well, he couldn’t make it.
The University of Alabama will celebrate the Crimson Tidefootball team’s 2011 National Football Championship on Saturday, January 21, at 2 p.m. in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The celebration, presented by Regions Bank and AT&T, will feature the Crimson Tide football team and head football coach Nick Saban. The event will last approximately one hour and admission is free.
“You think after Alabama and Auburn win the national championship that the state’s going to be completely closed off,” said Andrew Bone, a Birmingham-based recruiting analyst for Scout.com and Fox Sports. But FSU didn’t back down. They came out swinging and were able to get some big commitments early on.”
The Daphne running back talked Wednesday after being named Mr. Football — perhaps the last time he’ll speak for the next year or so, considering Nick Saban’s media blackout for Alabama freshmen — and shed light on why he switched his commitment from Auburn to the Crimson Tide.