Alabama football: Nick Saban not worried about eclipse as second fall scrimmage showcases the kicking game

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Total eclipse of the heart

After Alabama’s second fall scrimmage on Saturday, coach Nick Saban told reporters he hasn’t even thought about the total solar eclipse that will pass over the continental United States on Monday. Despite having a house in Clayton, Ga., in the path of totality, he’ll be busy at practice. His advice for the team: watch the Weather Channel.

As Cecil Hurt of The Tuscaloosa News wrote, Saban is much too worried about on-field happenings such as a stop-and-start offense and strong field goal kicking by JK Scott. According to Saban, Scott’s 51-yard field goal is all part of a much-improved kicking game.

For a full recap of the scrimmage, check this sourced post from Roll Bama Roll on the offense and defense. 

In other Alabama headlines …

A decade of dominance

By this point, thanks to our series from Christopher Walsh, we know all about Saban’s dominant 10 years in charge of Alabama. But just how dominant has he been, historically speaking? Walsh takes a look at NCAA statistics, popular opinion and some of the most historic regimes in football to place Saban in his proper context. 

Built by Bama

National championship-winning coach Gene Stallings suffered his second minor stroke of the summer last week, but according to Greg Byrne’s Twitter account, he’s doing well:

In the NFL …

  • Alvin Kamara made his case for the Saints with this touchdown run on the first play of a preseason game.

In the majors …

  • Adam Morgan picked up 2 wins over the weekend — one by throwing a scoreless inning with 2 strikeouts and the other with a one-pitch close as the Phillies beat the Giants twice.
  • Alex Avila came up with a clutch, 2-run walk-off single as a pinch-hitter in the Cubs’ 3-2 victory against Toronto on Sunday.
  • Tommy Hunter pitched a scoreless inning as his Rays beat the Mariners, 3-0, on Sunday.

The other football

The Alabama soccer team opened its season with a strong 5-1 win against in-state opponent Jacksonville State. The only goal for the Gamecocks was an own goal. Alabama opened the scoring after just 2 minutes when Chatham DeProspo headed home a cross from Spanish national team player Celia Jimenez Delgado. The team followed that with a 2-1 win against Samford on Sunday,

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