The Nightcap: A Recap of Today’s Alabama News

Stopping mobile QBs hasn’t been a problem for Alabama in the past, but what about Johnny?

“He has a unique ability to extend plays and seems to know when to take off and run it and when he scrambles and makes plays throwing the ball down the field,” Saban said. “This guy really doesn’t run a lot of quarterback runs. He runs quarterback draws and he runs when it’s a pass.”

Johnny Maziel will be Alabama’s biggest test at quarterback yet. He brings an interesting skill set like no other. His speed and agility will test the Crimson Tide’s defensive line and linebackers.

T.J. Yeldon’s touchdown wakes former coach from hospital bed

“I was sound asleep,” said Vickery, who fell asleep while watching. “When T.J. scored on that screen pass, my wife screamed so loud she woke me up. She nearly scared me to death. But I did get to see the replay. We were so proud of him.”

Yeldon’s touchdown more than likely woke up many. I’m pretty sure I woke up my next door neighbors and everyone in my neighborhood. I still get excited when I watch the replays of that touchdown.

No need to hurry: The 2-minute offense works just fine

“Coach Saban basically tells us how many minutes we have left on the clock, how many timeouts we have left, if we need to get a field goal or touchdown,” said Alabama receiver Kevin Norwood, who made all five of his receptions Saturday in the hurry-up offense. “We just move the ball as an offense.”

I was very impressed with the poise and composure of Alabama’s offense. It was evident that they practice situations like that each week. AJ McCarron gave all the credit to Coach Saban and the rest of the coaching staff for their vision and insight to practice for times like this.

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