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Since 2005, and over 800 entries, the orginal purpose of this BLOG has never changed. I consider it to be a personal letter from me to my extended family of fans, supporters, and friends. I ALWAYS encourage your emails, comments, suggestions, and questions. Be Blessed! ~Percy

Saturday, September 04, 2010


This game will determine . . .

What kind of depth Alabama can de­velop for bigger games, beginning next week when Penn State visits.

Three things to look for:
1. Option offense. Alabama ex­pects a run-oriented attack from San Jose State, an offense the Crimson Tide doesn't see in the SEC. Problem? "You just have to be disciplined and know who you have," Alabama junior SS Mark Barron said.
2. Eddie Lacy. RB Trent Richard­son will get the few carries that star Mark Ingram would have gotten if he hadn't injured his knee. Lacy, a redshirt freshman, will back up Richardson. Prepare to be impressed.
3. Specialists. Who will kick? Freshman Cade Foster might boot the long ones; sopho­more Jeremy Shelley could handle the short shots. Who will punt? It really could be a game-time decision between freshmen Jay Williams and Cody Mandell.

Key matchup:
San Jose State DE Mohamed Marah vs. Alabama RT D.J. Fluker. The suc­cess of Alabama's offense this sea­son might depend on Fluker's devel­opment. The big redshirt freshman will face a fifth-year senior who missed all but the first game last sea­son because of an injury. Fluker will have an 85-pound advantage.

By the numbers:
$1 million -- reportedly the amount Alabama is paying SJSU, which can­celed a $200,000 deal to play at Stanford.

Significant injuries/suspensions:
San Jose State -- none.
Alabama -- RB Mark Ingram (knee), DE Marcell Dareus (NCAA suspension).

Be Blessed.