HZT Daily Wrap PLUS Practice Report for 9-10-2013


Practice Report

  • Starting tight end Brian Vogler didn’t have a cast on his left hand. It was spotted during Monday’s practice, but Vogler only wore gloves Tuesday.
  • The outside linebackers worked on “scoop and score” drills with coach Lance Thompson.
  • On the defensive line, freshman Jonathan Allen continued to work behind Jeoffrey Pagan at defensive end. The injured Dalvin Tomlinson was the backup in that position. Dee Liner, another freshman is behind Allen.
  • Redshirt freshman Ryan Anderson has a hard cast on his left pinkie finger. He was still running through the full drills.
  • Strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran made his rounds with inspirational thoughts. “Oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about,” was the message to the defensive line.
  • To read a bit more and view the pictures from practice, please visit Al.com

SEC Announces Time For Colorado State game

  • The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that Alabama’s home game against Colorado State on September 21 will kick at 6 p.m. (CT) and will be televised by ESPN2 or ESPNU.

The Houndztooth’s Texas A&M Preview

  • Be sure to check back tomorrow for Tider Florida’s preview and analysis of the game on The Houndztooth Blog

Alabama VS Texas A&M Game Info

  • THE GAME: The University of Alabama football team plays its second game of the 2013 season on Saturday when it heads to College Station, Texas, to take on Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide is making just its second trip to Kyle Field, and first since Dec. 1, 1988. The game will be televised nationally on CBS with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. (CDT). Verne Lundquist will serve as the playby-play announcer, with Gary Danielson at his side as the color analyst. The two will be joined by sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson. Eli Gold and Phil Savage will handle the radio call on the Crimson Tide Sports Network, with Chris Stewart serving as sideline reporter.
  • MAKING HISTORY: Alabama has laid claim to three of the last four BCS National Championships and now boast 15 national championships in the program’s history. The Tide won in 2009 and then went back-to-back in 2011 and 2012. The back-to-back titles are the first in the BCS era and the first since Nebraska went back to back in 1994-95. The Cornhuskers are also the last team to win three out of four national titles. Nebraska won consensus titles in 1994 and 1995 and shared the 1997 championship with Michigan. The last team to win three of four consensus national championships was Notre Dame who captured the 1946, 1947 and 1949 titles. Minnesota is thelast team to win three straight national championships (1934-36) with only the 1936 title coming in the era of the Associated Press college football poll. The Crimson Tide won three titles in five years from 1961 to 1965.
  • TEXAS A&M: Texas A&M enters today’s game with a 2-0 record, having beaten Rice and Sam Houston State by an average of 58.5 points. Last time out, the Aggies accumulated 714 yards of total offense, which tied for the fourth-most in program history. Texas A&M has now recorded 400-plus yards in its last 14 consecutive games. The Aggies are led on offense by sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel, who has thrown for 520 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for another 55 and one touchdown this season. Manziel’s top target has been sophomore wide receiver Mike Evans. Evans has 13 receptions thus far, averaging 18.4 yards per catch. The Aggies have five players with double-figure tackles, led by junior defensive back Howard Matthews with 17. As a team, Texas A&M has 18 tackles for loss and four interceptions.
  • SERIES HISTORY: Alabama holds a 3-2 edge in the all-time series with Texas A&M, with last season’s meeting in Tuscaloosa going in favor of the Aggies, 29-24. The 2012 matchup was the first between Alabama and Texas A&M since the two teams met in College Station, on Dec. 1, 1988, a game that the Tide would win, 30-10. The first contest in the series was played on Jan. 1, 1942, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Alabama won the meeting, 29-21.
  • MORE STATS AND INFO: You can read more game notes at Rolltide.com

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Gymnastics Releases 2014 Schedule

  • The Crimson Tide gymnastics team will open and close both the 2014 regular and championship seasons in the state of Alabama head coach Sarah Patterson announced this week, introducing a schedule that includes six home meets and eight within the state. You can see the complete schedule here.