Category Archives: Phillip Sims

Fan Day videos, Part I

Next, the Crimson Tide offense works on some passing and catching. (AJ McCarron (10), Phillip Sims (14), Greg McElroy (12), Julio Jones (7).

More to come.

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VIDEO: Quarterbacks, linebackers at Thursday practice

This will conclude my video work at football practice this spring. There may be a few taken at Saturday’s A-Day, but no more blocking sleds until fall. Here is a look at the quarterbacks.

Followed by the linebackers.

VIDEO: QBs, RBs drill the basics

The Crimson Tide quarterbacks and running backs run through the hand off exchange at practice Monday.

VIDEO: QBs, offensive line practice

Here are the last of Monday’s practice videos. We’ll start with Joe Pendry working with the offensive linemen.

Finally, watch quarterbacks Greg McElroy (12), AJ McCarron (10) and Phillip Sims (14) throwing in the background.

VIDEO: Quarterbacks at Monday’s spring practice

Here is footage of the quarterbacks from this afternoon: Greg McElroy (12), Star Jackson (2), AJ McCarron (10) and heralded true freshman Phillip Sims (14).

Now they move on to work with the receivers led by Julio Jones (8).

Update from Monday’s spring practice

The media viewing period of the Crimson Tide’s second spring practice just wrapped up. Here are the highlights:

  • Starting center William Vlachos still had on the walking boot and rode the exercise bike instead of practicing with his teammates.
  • Linebacker Dont’a Hightower was back on the field working with the linebackers after suffering that terrible knee injury last fall. They weren’t doing full speed drills, but it looked like Hightower’s knee isn’t back to full strength just yet. Check back later for video of Hightower practicing.
  • There is no depth chart.
  • Star recruit Phillip Sims looked comfortable throwing with the quarterbacks in their usual drills. Again, it’s impossible to take too much out of these drills, but he appears to have a solid arm. Again, come back later for video of Sims and the rest of the quarterbacks throwing in today’s practice.
  • Stay tuned for more.

Coming Friday: A look at Sims, Milliner

In a surprising, yet positive turn of events, Alabama brought Phillip Sims and DeMarcus Milliner into the interview room Wednesday after Nick Saban’s signing day news conference. True freshman are never made available, so quasi-pre-freshmen were welcomed with open-arms by beat writers looking for a different story.

The story comes Friday. Read more about the pair, and look for a wider sweeping story about high school seniors enrolling early in college.

(The photo below taken by this amateur photographer, showing Milliner on the left and Sims on right talking to reporters)

First look part III: More highlights from Tide recruits

Once again, we take a look at five members of the committed class of 2010.

Defensive back Nick Perry

Athlete Blake Sims

Quarterback Phillip Sims

Wide receiver DeAndrew White

Safety Jarrick Williams

Punter Jay Williams

Kicker (and middle linebacker?) Cade Foster

That’s all for this series. If I stumble across any other good videos, you’ll be the first to know.

Bye week reading time

Ahhh. The relaxation of a bye week. Well, sort of. It’s not a complete week away from football for this beat writer. While I’m working on a few things for the weekend papers, here are a few other stories you might like to read.

  • Check out this story on ESPN.com about recruiting, more specifically a few top Alabama recruits including Phillip Sims. It’s an interesting look at the process written by former Birmingham News Alabama beat writer Ian Rapoport.
  • Now, for one of the stories I love to read and wish I could write more often. Chase Goodbread of the Tuscaloosa News wrote this interesting story about Julio Jones’ kindness to a kid with a brain tumor.
  • Stay tuned to Sunday’s paper for an off-the-field type story I’m working on. It’s not as heartwarming as Goodbread’s but I thought it was an interesting topic. No more clues until Sunday.
  • Apparently, Mark Ingram is quite the golfer. Read this.
  • For the latest installment of the jtbowtie YouTube video series, check out this link.

That’s it for now. Thanks for visiting. If you’re a newcomer, I’d welcome you to bookmark the Bama Blog and make it a daily destination.

Tide QB of future in SI

The famous “Faces in the Crowd” feature in this week’s Sports Illustrated featured the quarterback of the future for Alabama. Check out the picture of Phillip Sims, the Virginia quarterback who committed to the Tide. See video of Sims here.