Friday, September 5, 2008

Alabama Crimson Tide on new Sports Illustrated Cover

Alabama Crimson Tide on new Sports Illustrated Cover
for 24-Hours of Propaganda

Just a month after Nick NITELITE Saban graced the cover of Forbes Magazine and was annoited the most powerful coach ever in the history of Human Athletics, the Crimson Tide capture another major magazine cover with the picture of Glen Coffee amidst Alabama's Saturday night routing of the Clemson Tigers on National Television.

A demoralized Tommy Bowden has also, reportedly, called Saban among several other coaches trying to figure out how to salvage his team, season, and presumably, his career. It is not clear what Nitelite told Bowden.

Highly anticipated true freshman wide receiver Julio Jones caught 4 passes for 28 yards, highlighted by a 4-yard touchdown catch of a John Parker Wilson pass to give Alabama a 31-10 lead with 4:08 left in the third quarter.

Double-teams that Julio Jones drew opened up the game for other recievers.

Clemson was out-classed, out-coached, and out played in every phase of the game.

Junior kicker Leigh Tiffin connected on four of five field goals in the victory over Clemson. He opened the scoring with a career-long 54-yard field goal in the first quarter and extended the Alabama lead to 6-0 midway through the period with a 21-yard field goal, and capped the first half with a 34-yard field goal for a 23-3 Tide lead. He added a 26-yarder in the fourth period to give the Tide a 34-10 lead. With those successful attempts, Tiffin has made 23 of his last 28 field goal attempts dating back to the Georgia game last year. His 54-yarder ranks third in Alabama history, exceeded only by a 57-yarder by his father, Van Tiffin, against Texas A&M in 1985 and a 55-yarder by Ryan Pflugner against Arkansas in 1998. Pflugner’s kick joins Leigh Tiffin’s as the longest made field goals in Tide history kicking without the benefit of a kicking tee.

"...we'll kick you the hell out of the Georgia Dome!"

Alabama held a 23-3 halftime lead. With the victory over Clemson , Alabama has a record of 8-1 when leading at the half under head coach Nick Saban. The only loss was a 41-34 loss to LSU last season in Tuscaloosa .

Senior quarterback John Parker Wilson surpassed the Alabama career pass completions mark in the second quarter tonight, with a 5-yard pass to tight end Nick Walker. Wilson completed 22 of 30 passes for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns without an interception in tonight’s game. The completions move his career total to 500, exceeding the previous Tide record of 488 set by Brodie Croyle (2002-05). Wilson also surpassed the Alabama career pass attempts mark with 882, exceeding Croyle’s 869. Wilson extended Alabama ’s early lead to 13-0 with a 1-yard touchdown sneak with 2:51 left in the first quarter. The touchdown run was the seventh rushing TD of his career and his 44th touchdown responsible for in his career (7 rushing, 37 passing).

Is he worth it? Early Indications Point to sorta.