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HZT Crimson Tide Daily Wrap Plus Practice Report 11-20-2013


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  • Tight end Brian Vogler was in a normal jersey for the first day this week after wearing a non-contact jersey Monday and Tuesday. He was not active during blocking drills, though. On Tuesday, Anthony Steen made it sound like Vogler wouldn’t be playing Saturday.
  •  Running back T.J. Yeldon was with his position group but not going through drills for a third consecutive day. He’s dealing with a sprained ankle.
  • Echo that with cornerback Deion Belue, who has been bothered by nagging toe and hamstring injuries this season. Neither Belue nor Yeldon were in non-contact jerseys.
  • Jalston Fowler briefly spent some time with the H-Backs and tight ends during the end of today’s media session. Fowler, of course, plays this position, but we’ve seen him almost exclusively with the running backs during media viewing sessions since the start of the season.
  • Defensive lineman Wilson Love remains a non-participant.
  • Former Alabama wide receiver Brandon Gibson watched today’s practice.
  • AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese and other high-ranking members of the AHSAA were in attendance. Bryant-Denny Stadium will host the Super Six next week.

Bama Adds Southern Miss to 2014 Schedule

  • Will play Sept 13, 2014. Bye weeks before road games at Ole Miss and LSU. That finalizes it.

Plenty of tickets available for Alabama’s home finale vs. Chattanooga

  • The tickets are $55 and fans can purchase them in unlimited quantities.

Opelika cornerback Stephen Roberts flips commitment from Alabama to Auburn

  • The Iron Bowl rivalry is heating up on the recruiting trail this week. Opelika four-star cornerback Stephen Roberts has flipped his commitment from Alabama to Auburn, according to Opelika head coach Brian Blackmon.

SI jinx? How Alabama fared in games after landing on the Sports Illustrated cover (updated)

  • A game-by-game breakdown of the next Alabama outing following a Sports Illustrated cover appearance.

Auburn’s Gus Malzahn on Alabama’s Nick Saban: ‘I’ve got a lot of respect for him’

  • In an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show Wednesday morning, Malzahn was asked about his relationship with Alabama coach Nick Saban. “I believe we both have respect for each other professionally,” Malzahn said. “I’ve got a lot of respect for him, he’s done a great job at that place, and he’s one of the best in the business.”

Best ever? Sports Illustrated places Alabama QB AJ McCarron and weighty question on cover (photo)

  • It’s the 17th time a Crimson Tide player has been featured on the cover during the Nick Saban era.

Alabama’s Nick Saban named Maxwell Coach of the Year semifinalist

  • He’s one of 16 semifinalists, three of whom are from the SEC.

What they’re saying in Chattanooga about the Mocs’ upcoming showdown with No. 1 Alabama (links)

  • Scanning the headlines from Chattanooga as the Mocs prepare to face the Crimson Tide.

SECond Look: What’s the status of Alabama’s offensive line recruiting in the wake of Viane Talamaivao’s de-commitment?’s Randy Kennedy and Mike Herndon discuss four-star prospect Viane Talamaivao decision to de-commit from Alabama. Herndon says it was “not entirely surprising” the offensive lineman chose Southern Cal.

‘Rammer Jammer’ and ‘Bodda Getta’: Origins of the beloved-but-odd cheers at Alabama and Auburn (Odd Travels with photos)

  • As an epic Iron Bowl approaches Nov. 30 between unbeaten Alabama and one-loss Auburn, here’s a look at the origins of these odd chants.

Odds of AJ McCarron winning Heisman are 13/2, while Tide still 1/1 favorite of winning title

  • When it comes to Las Vegas, Alabama quarterback has third best chance of winning behind Jameis Winston and Johnny Manziel ranks the top five most iconic college football uniforms; Did your team make the cut?

  • “When your helmet is made with real bits of gold, you know it’s good.”

 Baseball Signees Matt Morgan and Logan Ashworth

  • This week all nine players from the 2014 Alabama baseball recruiting class will be featured on Today’s featured players are catcher Matt Morgan from Thorsby, Ala., and right-handed pitcher Logan Ashworth from Port Neches, Texas. Click the title to check out the feature on these 2 signees.

Women’s Basketball Hosts Wisconsin in 2013 Home Opener

  • The women’s basketball team (0-3) will play its first home game of the 2013-14 season on Thursday when it welcomes Wisconsin (3-0) to Tuscaloosa. The game is slated to tip off at 7 p.m. CT in Foster Auditorium.

Kristy Curry Wisconsin Preview 

Bama Takes Down Georgia State