Cody Mandell was one of the best punters in the nation last year, but not many people knew it. That's because Alabama's offensive success limited him to only 50 punts on the year, leaving him one shy of the 3.6 punts per game necessary to qualify in NCAA rankings. Cody could care less.
September 4, 2013
Ball-hawking Alabama safety Robert Lester was up to his old tricks tonight. Twice the senior was credited with a takeaway in the Tide's 38-7 homecoming victory over previously unbeaten Mississippi State. The Bulldogs were looking to score after a sixteen play 3rd quarter ninety-seven yard drive to the 1-yard line. Lester responded with an interception in the end zone, his third of the season
October 27, 2012
One of the goals of the Alabama offense is "to end every drive with a kick." Ideally, of course, that kick is an extra point. Next best usually is a field goal try. The third option is a punt. No disrespect to Western Kentucky, but Bama would hope to not have too many punts when the Crimson Tide has its home opener Saturday.
September 7, 2012