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High school football is almost here and you can watch live coverage of the three Champions Challenge games on WSFA 12.2, also known as Bounce TV. Six Alabama high schools will participate in the ninthMore >>
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During the off season, the City of Auburn took measures to protect fans from ticket counterfeiters. The Auburn City Council now requires individuals re-selling tickets within the Auburn City limits toMore >>
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really were pleased with the practice and improvement that we were able to make
last week with some players relative to the bye week. I also think that some
guys that have been playing a little bit nicked up were able to rest a little
bit and try to get healthy. We don't really have a lot of injury issues right
now as we move into the very difficult November schedule,
starting out with LSU. This is not the kind of game that anybody could not get
excited about playing in. Obviously this rivalry in the last few years has
always meant a lot. Whether it's national rankings or SEC West standings, it's
a very meaningful game. Two really good programs, really good teams.
is one of the best programs in the country in terms of the quality of players
that they have, the great job that their coaches do in developing those players
and also how they play and how they compete in every game that they play in.
This team could very easily be 9-0, losing two games on the road, [each game
decided] by three points to very good teams in very tough environments.
Mettenberger has played extremely well for them at quarterback. Jeremy Hill is
the leading rusher in our conference and one of the best in the country. Their
ability to run the ball and have balance on offense with two outstanding
receivers who are both ranked as top guys in our league. Very good on third
down – best in the country 58 percent conversion rate. So even when you do get
them stopped it's been hard for people to get them off the field on third down.
This is by far to me the most explosive and most talented offensive team that
we have faced all year long.
they always play great on defense. They play hard, they play with toughness.
They always have good players, they always have great team speed on defense and
they again are ranked very highly in our conference in terms of their defense.
It will certainly be a challenge for us to try to control the line of scrimmage
against a team like this and be able to make explosive plays down the field in
the passing game.
are very good on special teams, take some of those skill guys that they have.
[Odell] Beckham Jr. is a good returner – a good punt and kickoff returner. They
always got really good skill guys, because they have great team speed. They
always do a great job on special teams.
Les Miles has
done a fabulous job in my opinion consistently having a really good football
team for a long time at LSU and this team is no different."
INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama Athletics Dept.
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Montgomery, AL 36105