“Replacing major components from one of the greatest teams we’ve seen in college football history is not easy. They have small issues that make them vulnerable to have a bad night like against A&M.” - @ralphDrussoAP on Alabama's loss at Texas A&M.
"He has been an absolute pleasure to have on our Football team." @AggieFootball transfer Travon Fuller (@IamTLF_XI) is making a big impact for the @TulsaFootball secondary. He's 3rd in the nation in pass break-ups w/10 & has 2 INT despite playing with a cast on his right hand. pic.twitter.com/SYSLtdHEnQ
Watch: Hear from #Mizzou football coach Eli Drinkwitz ahead of the Tigers matchup with Texas A&M. youtu.be/3xfoGOF2SUw
Happy 42nd Birthday 🎂to 1️⃣ of my favorites in the 🌎: @5Alive_ (📸: @AggieFootball 🏈win Sat. 📆!) I 🙏🏾 this is ur best 📆 yet. 👁💚U> ⭐️🌟in the ☁️☁️ I am grateful for all of the lessons you have taught me!👊🏽 pic.twitter.com/gQKinveIOk
Tyga was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of felony domestic violence in Hollywood, authorities said. The 31-year-old rapper, whose real name is Michael Stevenson, turned himself in at the LAPD's Hollywood station, and his bail was set at $50,000, they said.
The Los Angeles Police Department said the alleged incident occurred Monday but they did not release any other details. The arrest comes one day after Tyga's ex-girlfriend, Camaryn Swanson, shared a series of photos of herself with a black eye on her Instagram account.
In one post, Swanson wrote: "I've been emotionally, mentally and physically abused and I'm not hiding it anymore." In subsequent posts, she disputed TMZ reports that said she showed up at the rapper's house at 3 a.m., acting belligerent and yelling.
"@tmz_tv I didn't show up 'screaming' or uninvited. When I tried to leave, he physically assaulted and refused to let me leave for hours," she added. "I'm so embarrassed and ashamed it had to get to this but I have to stand up for myself."
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13 October, 2021 - 10:21am
The Maroon Goons grew up on Saturday
This year has been a mess, and there is enough blame and unfortunate injury circumstance to go around the locker room, but at the end of the day, nobody cares. For weeks now, there has been growing frustration from the fanbase and ever-increasing criticism from the national media about Jimbo’s recent extension. Let me be clear, his job ain’t done yet, but clearly, the critics need to eat some humble pie and sit quietly in the corner for a while. If ever there was a team that had every reason to come out flat, scared, and feel overmatched, it was the home team wearing maroon on Saturday night. But, from the opening whistle outplayed, out-coached, and stunned the dynasty of Alabama. If pundits can’t see that Jimbo Fisher has changed the talent level, confidence, and the football IQ of this team, they are choosing to be critical with no evidence.
Obviously, the Aggies made a lot of big plays Saturday night, but I will highlight a few that I thought were impactful. The focus is on the Aggies offensive line, aka “The Maroon Goons,” who allowed ZERO SACKS and allowed Zach Calzada to show what he is capable of when given an honest chance. No pointing fingers on the past two weeks, it's been a tough road, but this team grew up in a big way Saturday night.
Throughout the night, Nick Saban sent pressure as expected, but the Maroon Goons picked it up time after time. With the Aggies up 17-10 late in the 2nd quarter and driving, Bama sends two backers to attempt to make Calzada uncomfortable. Isaiah Spiller is going to try and chip (RBs, TEs and WRs did a great job all night of this) but on this play, the OL didn't even need any help. Hat on a hat, good technique, doing the ordinary things the right way, created a clean pocket and time for Calzada to hit SubZer0 for another chunk play to keep the drive going.
The next play, in my opinion, was Calzada’s best pass of the year... an absolute dime to Achane down the sideline on a wheel route. But again, Alabama sends six this time and the OL holds the gate long enough for Zack to make the throw. I can’t speak enough to how impressive the line (with two true freshmen) handled all Bama could throw at it. The line didn't have help on the left side, so yes the pressure gets through, but the LG Blake Trainor gets enough of two Bama defenders to keep the play alive. Good offensive line play is not always about domination, but mere survival for a split second to allow the QB time to get rid of the ball.
At intermission of this film breakdown of the resurgence of the Maroon Goons and the emergence of Zack Calzada, I present our halftime entertainment. As you all recall, the walls started closing in on Aggies everywhere in the third quarter. The Tide seemed to be rolling as they scored a special teams touchdown on the blocked punt. And then magic happened and for once something Barry Switzer said was actually true, SPEED KILLS! Yes, the blocking was beautiful and the Aggies set a great wall for Achane to cut back on, but I am sure you all were like Jalen Preston, Celebrating an Aggie touchdown before Achane even reached midfield. No breakdown here, just enjoy...
This time Alabama tries to drop back and just cover, only attempting pressure with their subpar, 5-star-laden defensive line :) Seriously, that is not a shot at them, but the Aggies reshuffled offensive line handled them so well! Zack had time to let Smith find the soft spot in the zone and settle in for a big play to start a critical drive late in the fourth.
Last, but not least is the play that tied it up at 38-38. Yes, it was scary that Calzada got rolled up on and potentially hurt... but that was a product of the every-play dangers of football, not the offensive line. Alabama brings six defenders on the blitz again, the Maroon Goons get a hat on a hat and Achane delivers a perfect chop block on the LB coming downhill. The result was magical.
When Calzada had time, he threw darts, he stood tall, he didn’t blink. This quarterback didn’t just grow up Saturday night, the big men up front did too. That combination could prove very scary down the stretch of SEC play.
13 October, 2021 - 10:21am
Trying to build on a homecoming victory, the Tigers welcome the Aggies to CoMo
The Aggies will be coming into Faurot Field riding high after taking down No. 1 Alabama last weekend, and Drinkwitz knows this will be one of their toughest games of the year.
“They’ve got really good talent on both sides of the ball, and it’s been a process for them to get there and they’re capitalizing on it,” the Tigers Head Coach said. “I know they’ve had a few injuries, but those guys have settled into their positions and they’re playing at a high level, obviously, that’s what you have to do to beat the number one team in the country.”
When any team faces A&M, they know their hands will be full with the Aggies defensive line. “They all are physical and big. They all have quick twitch and bullrush, [and] can throw people off,” Drinkwitz said. He continued, “They keep their linebackers clean, they allow their safeties to play deep so that they don’t have to be fitting in the run.”
If the Tigers are going to take down the Aggies and their vaunted defensive line, Drinkwitz believes that process starts during the week. “We’re all gonna want to win Saturday,” he said. “Do we want to win today’s practice? Do we want to win in meetings today? Do we show the effort that it’s going to take in the meetings and practice in order to execute play well on Saturday?”
One group of players that Drinkwitz said he has been seeing this initiative from is the heavily criticized defensive line. Following the replacement of Jethro Franklin with Al Davis, Drinkwitz said he saw real improvement last week and on Saturday.
“I’m really proud of the way the defensive line and Davis stepped up. I thought that the line was very disruptive, did a tremendous job with negative yardage plays, gap control, [and] sacks,” he said.
No matter how much the defensive line improves, it will still take a total team effort from the Tigers if they want to pull off the upset over A&M. One thing that can surely help that cause is if Tyler Badie continues to run like he did last week. Drinkwitz called Badie’s 42-yard rush in the third quarter last Saturday “the strongest run I’ve seen by a running back in a long time,” and the Tigers might just need a couple more of those to do the improbable come Saturday.
13 October, 2021 - 10:21am