Is Greg McElroy A NFL Quarterback?

Posted by | Jan 26, 2011 | -

Below are some of the top Tide football stories for today published by various organizations:

McElroy is out to prove himself

By Michael Casagrande, The Anniston Star
He was a Rhodes Scholarship finalist. A year earlier, Greg McElroy wrapped up an undefeated season with a national championship. But is he an NFL quarterback? The questions and the quiet undertone of unfavorable reviews follow McElroy as he prepares for Saturday’s Senior Bowl. The son of an NFL executive with the support of a pro quarterbacking empire will only get him so far, so McElroy’s week in Mobile has a single objective: Hush the naysayers. “I feel like a lot of people criticize me for being a product of the system and being surrounded by great talent,” he said. “But this is an opportunity for me to go out there and just show people on a even playing field that I can play at this level. I can make all the throws and I have a lot of confidence in my game right now. What he’s hearing from scouts leads him to believe he could go anywhere from the third round in the April draft to not hearing his name called at all. [More]

Iron Bowl Moves To Saturday

By: David Paschall, Chattanooga Times Free Press
After two of the most memorable and meaningful matchups in series history, the Iron Bowl is on the move again. Alabama and Auburn will square off Saturday, Nov. 26, at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium. The past two BCS champions have cornered national audiences on the Friday after Thanksgiving the last two years, with Auburn’s 28-27 victory two months ago at Bryant-Denny Stadium marking the highest-rated college football game of the 2010 regular season. “You have mixed feelings,” CBS executive vice president Mike Aresco said. “Could it have been a long-term Friday game? Sure, but when Auburn and Alabama agreed to move the game to Friday, and it was not an insignificant move, we agreed to only do it for a two-year period and that we would revisit it down the road.” The LSU-Arkansas game, which was televised by CBS on the Friday after Thanksgiving from 1996 to 2008 before getting bumped to Saturday, is moving back to Friday for the next two years.[More]

A-Day Game Set For April 16

By Kirk McNair,
This year’s spring football game will be in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, April 16. In recent years Alabama has earned national attention because of the turnout of Crimson Tide fans. Alabama is expected to begin spring practice on March 21. There will be 15 practices, including the A-Day Game. There will be no admission charge. Kickoff is tentatively set for 2 p.m. CDT. Information on television coverage and events surrounding A-Day will be announced. Last season’s A-Day Game was televised nationally by ESPN with a then-capacity crowd of 91,312 looking on at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Over the last four seasons, Alabama leads the country in spring game attendance with a combined total of 345,700 fans attending the event since 2007, an average of 86,425. With the recently completed expansion of Bryant-Denny Stadium to a capacity of 101,821 the possibility exists of an even larger crowd in 2011. [More]

Tee Martin A Finalist For Tide’s Open Assistant Job

By John Pennington,
Alabama lost receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Curt Cignetti to the head coach’s position at Indiana University of Pennsylvania last week. So who’s a possibility to replace him? Kentucky receivers coach Tee Martin. The former national title-winning quarterback at Tennessee just finished his first year on Joker Phillips’ staff in Lexington. According to the folks at, Martin “is on Nick Saban’s radar as a finalist for the job.” Martin is an Alabama native. [More]

Recruiting Update

By John Mitchell,
Under the guidance of Nick Saban, the Crimson Tide has reeled in three consecutive top-five recruiting classes and are well on their way to a fourth this season. The Tide may not have won the National Championship this season, but the recruiting National Title is still up for grabs and Saban and company are hell-bent on bringing that title back to Tuscaloosa. Currently, Alabama is ranked #1 by Rivals, 5th by Scout, and 3rd by ESPN. Alabama has 21 commitments up to this point with a couple of blue chip prospects still on the Crimson radar. Alabama has nine early enrollees that will go through spring practice. Alabama’s 2011 recruiting class has taken shape and is almost finished. We are a week away from National Signing Day and the Crimson Tide still have a chance at nabbing a couple of other blue chip recruits that would truly make this class the best in the nation. [More]

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