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Overcoming an injury
Earlier this season, Rashaan Evans missed two games with a groin injury that he suffered during Alabama’s 24-7 win over Florida State. Even though it took him little time to get back to playing, overcoming the injury was tough. Evans tweeted a message about all he had to endure during rehab. Evans is back now and opened up to the media about the struggles he went through. He said he’s finally starting to feel better each day after dealing with the lingering effects. So far this season, Evans has 14 tackles, 1 pass breakup and 1 quarterback hurry.
You can watch all of those interviews here.
In other headlines …
- Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick was named the Bednarik, Nagurski defensive player of the week.
- In On The Beat this week, our own Christopher Walsh discussed how making Clemson No. 1 could be the perfect birthday gift for Nick Saban.
- Paul Finebaum discussed the national title, and he doesn’t exactly think it will be Alabama vs. Clemson.
- Gene Stallings opened up about comparing Nick Saban and Paul “Bear” Bryant. Stallings was also selected as Alabama football’s legend for the SEC Championship Game.
- TideSports.com put together a video of the funniest moments from Alabama’s season thus far.
- Alabama football trolled Damien Harris for his love of honey buns with a funny video on its Twitter page.
Overlooked no more
Entering the season, many believed one of Alabama’s talented freshman offensive linemen would take over the right tackle position after Jonah Williams moved to left tackle. Jedrick Wills and Alex Leatherwood were expected to battle, with one of them taking the starting spot. Neither of them are starting this season, however. Redshirt sophomore Matt Womack won the job and has kept it ever since. He’s been a solid right tackle for Alabama and has helped the Crimson Tide establish their strong running game.
During the Tide’s win Saturday against Texas A&M, Alabama players were forced to cover up messages they had written on their armbands. In the past, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Jalen Hurts have worn scripture, messages about their hometowns or memorials to fallen friends. On Saturday, it was one of the rare instances where the players had to make sure the messages were concealed. Fitzpatrick said this doesn’t happen often, but the SEC explained why the officials made the players cover up the messages.
Around the Capstone
- Alabama basketball hosted its first pro day, with more than 50 NBA scouts attending.
- Alabama men’s golf won the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate by shooting a 3-under-par score of 277.
- Alabama soccer lost to Auburn, 4-2, at home. The Crimson Tide are 0-5-1 in SEC play thus far.
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