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Jalen Hurts is back for his sophomore season at Alabama

Jalen Hurts is back for his sophomore season at Alabama

Jalen Hurts accounted for 36 touchdowns (23 passing, 13 rushing) as a freshman last year, with 2,780 passing yards and 954 rushing yards, on his way to winning SEC Offensive Player of the Year. "Now the roof closes and opens, it's done". "He's in the film room all the time, just watching film, all the time and breaking it down".

No one can definitively name a team ready to challenge Alabama this season - and not just in the SEC West. Florida in 2008 is the last SEC East team to win the conference championship game. "A lot of people say it's one or the other. We'll do the best we can to manage it".

Overall, Saban has been pleased with the work put in by his new offensive coordinator, Brian Daboll. Vanderbilt went to a bowl game last year and had a winning season. I know he believes what he's saying here. That will give Tagovailoa plenty of garbage time to get better in the event that he's needed. "So when we line up to play Alabama, we got to line up to play Alabama". Why can't we be there again?

SEC Media Days could be coming to Nashville.

Three members of the Alabama football team talked about the bitterness of losing the National Championship Game, the anticipation of playing Florida State and what Nick Saban is really like as part of SEC Media Days on Wednesday.

Coach Saban stopped to sign a few autographs before heading out to meet the police escort that was awaiting him outside. I like the way he handles himself. Typical Saban. His team is young, he warns. I think it changes your perspective. "They're right now at the top and it's up to the rest of us to go get them". I said it so that means I created something that makes everybody panic and it creates news. "He's built it around who he is and how he sees football, and that's extremely important".

How do you do that?

The Crimson Tide has won 17 straight SEC regular-season games and the past three conference championship games.

The more information you allow scouts to have, the better beat they are going to have on the players.

Defensively, Alabama returns Da'Ron Payne up front, Shaun Dion Hamilton and Rashaan Evans at inside linebacker, and a loaded secondary with corners Anthony Averett and Tony Brown and safeties Minkah Fitzpatrick and Ronnie Harrison.

It'll be a huge test for the Crimson Tide and the Seminoles.

"Mixed emotions, I guess you would say from myself", he said.

"That's very true", Shaw said. "We lost because of the small details". But it's not just about the signal caller.

Scarbrough broke his leg in the national championship game.

Of course, many programs don't even have five underclassmen of interest to NFL scouts at such an early stage, but Alabama is a different animal as the top program in college football's toughest conference, the SEC. His teammates said he's not resting on his laurels. And I did that, and I learned a lot about myself and felt very fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to go back to an SEC school.

"I'm obviously concerned about it at a critical time, but it is the rule, and we follow the rules", Smart said. I am trying to think of somebody in our league that I don't have a tremendous amount of respect for. It's the same for everybody.

"It was like watching a bunch of teenage girls at a Justin Beiber concert", joked Skipworth. He holds BFA from the University of Florida/New World School of the Arts and is also a New York city based stand-up comedian.

Scott enters his senior season as a likely preseason All-American candidate and a favorite to finally win the award this year. If we didn't have tolerance for that kind of behavior, maybe we wouldn't need a rule like this, which is really sort of a sledge hammer.

Bozeman said the offense has come out clicking.

Who can beat Nick Saban's team this year?

The Aggies had a shot at knocking off Alabama last season.

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