In 2016, Alabama had a stacked secondary, but it lost two key members in the offseason, when Marlon Humphrey was picked in the first round of the NFL draft the Baltimore Ravens and Eddie Jackson graduated and was picked by the Chicago Bears in the third round. Coach Nick Saban had two four-star defensive backs coming in, but decided to switch Trevon Diggs from wide receiver to full-time cornerback.
After showing more than just flashes of their potential last season, Mack Wilson and Dylan Moses are in position to become the leaders of Alabama’s linebacker corps next season. In order to do so, Wilson, a rising junior, and Moses, a rising sophomore, have had to first step into the leadership void left by graduating seniors Shaun Dion Hamilton and Rashaan Evans during spring practice.
Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. Smith Hinton, the lone senior on the women’s tennis team knows this statement all too well. Last year was Hinton’s first year at the capstone. Fresh off of transferring from University of Kansas and being named to the All-Big 12 Second Team as a sophomore, Hinton was hoping to continue her success in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. However, in her eyes she had one of the worst seasons of her career and seemed to have lost the love for the game.
Alabama’s annual spring game, A-Day, is this Saturday at 1 p.m. The A-Day game will give fans a chance to see how Alabama players have progressed through spring practices. It will be the 12th A-Day Game under head coach Nick Saban.
Marie Fikes Carastro, 89, is the oldest living quarterback in Alabama history. She- yes, she- played in the 1948 Honey Bowl, a game between female students on Alabama’s campus. The upperclassmen played for the team called the Bumble Bees, while underclassmen played for the Hummingbirds.
In a game which Alabama (27-13, 7-8 SEC) was without its second leading hitter, Bailey Hemphill, Gabby Callaway went 3-for-3 with three RBI’s, including a two-run home run in the fifth inning to extend Alabama’s lead to 4-1.
Alabama coach Brad Bohannon said Tuesday’s loss was the lowest amount of effort the team had showed through the season. The team responded with a 3-0 win over Alcorn State.