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  1. Wonderbread

    Sarge

    At ease!
  2. Schedule filled Yay

  3. Week 1: vs Oregon State @jc_superman Week 2: at Texas A&M (Confirmed and on schedule) Week 3: at Northwestern (Confirmed and on schedule) Week 7: vs SDSU
  4. TIL theres a poopyrhinopickle...hehe
  5. House 10, I hope you guys like margaritas, whisky sours, and moscow mules.
  6. Post 2023: Offense: 14(+1) -> 15 Defense: 14(+1) -> 15 Special Teams: 9(+1) -> 10 Clock Management: 9(+1) -> 10 Discipline: 14(0) -> 14 Youth Mgmt: 13(-2) -> 11
  7. Good day everyone, straying from my normal annual State of the Blazers I now present the newest in UAB News, the annual post season update! This will be brief and hit a few highlights of the season and will talk about a few things we are looking forward to next season. Last years schedule: 1 UAB Iowa State L 38 17 2 UAB UConn L 31 24 4 ECU UAB L 27 24 5 UAB UTSA L 31 16 6 UAB UNT W 16 18 8 UAB WKU W 14 31 10 New Mexico St UAB W 18 38 11 UAB Southern Miss L 31 24 12 Rice UAB L 31 24 13 ODU UAB W 27 31 14 UTEP UAB W 20 31 15 LaTech UAB L 27 20 We started off the season with a lot of new faces and young players, especially on defense yet we still had hopes to make a 3rd consecutive bowl game. After a rocky start and some disappointing losses our mid season quarterback change gave us a 3 game win streak and into a 5-3 finish on the season, narrowly missing a bowl game. 2023 Recruiting: P Jon Goss 6-4 175 Fr Putnam County (Eatonton GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Accuracy] OG Will Romano 6-1 335 Fr Pelham (Pelham GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] WR Booker Spiller 6-0 199 Fr Fultondale (Birmingham AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Target] LS Noa Vainu'upo 6-3 260 Fr Georgiana (Georgiana AL) 1.5 of 4.0 [Specialized] OLB Zachary Keyes 5-11 237 Fr Cook (Adel GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Coverage] CB Jonathan Payton 6-0 169 Fr Akron (Akron AL) 2.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] DT Jared Kaiser 6-6 281 Fr Alonso (Tampa FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap] RB Lamont Roberson 5-6 212 Fr Putnam County (Eatonton GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Power] ATH Ricky Dick 6-3 227 Fr Akron (Akron AL) 2.0 of 4.0 [Scrambling] RB Logan Pearson 6-1 170 Fr Prattville (Prattville AL) 1.5 of 3.5 [Speed] ILB Tristan Oleary 6-1 250 Fr Boyd County (Ashland KY) 1.0 of 3.0 [Mike] SS Devon Foy 6-1 197 Fr Western (Louisville KY) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] RB Kelly Amato 5-9 210 Fr North Forsyth (Cumming GA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Speed] DT Bryan Richmond 6-2 284 Fr Wenonah (Birmingham AL) 2.0 of 3.0 [1-Gap] OG Quinn Ladd 6-4 314 Fr Oak Mountain (Birmingham AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] OG Milo Willey 6-3 279 Fr Greenville (Greenville GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] ILB Jasper Calvert 6-3 209 Fr Fruitdale (Fruitdale AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Will] TE Dante Durbin 6-0 234 Fr Redan (Stone Mountain GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blocking] ILB Vincent Strange 6-2 237 (Jr) University of South Carolina Salkehatchie (Allendale SC) 4.5 of 5.0 [Mike] OG Kieran Kenney 6-6 334 Fr Slocomb (Slocomb AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] DE Emmanuel Bolton 6-0 242 Fr North Hall (Gainesville GA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Blitz] 2022 recruiting we had a large focus on defense as we were okay with our offensive layout as far as players went. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that we placed a large recruiting emphasis on offense for the '23 recruiting cycle. I feel like we hit it out of the park, we hit our primary team needs and even got a few good defensive players to boot. Key players include Ricky Dick, Vincent Strange, and guards Romano and Ladd. The 2024 Offense: 2020-2022 was Elijah Currie-Madison's years as starting QB but after much deliberation, discussion among the coaching staff, and off season performance we went with Mays as the starter, but with a 4 game losing streak to start the season we decided to put Shaver into the fire and he went 5-3, greatly exceeding our expectations. Pending any off season performance or off the field issues we are tentatively going with Shaver once again for the 2024 season. Venerable senior Sam Duvall is back once again for his senior year to hold down the line. He leads seniors Amos and Mcginnis, freshman Huff, and junior long snapper Banks for the offensive line. We liked what we saw in Banks so we gave him the nod for center. William Amos is holding down the fort at tight end and Blaine Grossman is heading the full back position as freshman. Upper classmen McIntosh and Barragon will start as receivers. Gilchrist-Christian has some big shoes to fill at running back but we believe he can and will do well at the position with the departure of Deaton. Overall we have awesome expectations for this offense and expect few changes in the off season pending any future transfers. The 2024 Defense: Our "young" defense from 2023 has grown up a little, and with the strength of newly transferred ILB Vincent Strange the "Blazing Curtain" as we've been calling it here in Birmingham is starting to take shape. The growing pains from the 2023 season may continue in '24 but we hope that the rest of the conference underestimates us as they usually do only to be blissfully surprised. Our scheme may fluctuate depending on off season plans but this is what we are looking at as far as placements. Special Teams Key Players: K Garrett Hildebrand 6-2 206 (Jr) 4.5 of 4.5 [Power] P Quinn Foy 5-7 173 (Sr) 4.5 of 4.5 [Accuracy] LS Dylan Carlson 6-3 258 Sr 4.5 of 4.5 [Traditional] We have been blessed with a solid few years of these gentlemen but planning for the future shows this as a weakness that will need to be addressed in the next recruiting cycle. Tentative 2024 Redshirts: ATH Ricky Dick 6-3 227 Fr Akron (Akron AL) 2.0 of 4.0 [Scrambling] RB Kelly Amato 5-9 210 Fr North Forsyth (Cumming GA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Speed] WR Booker Spiller 6-0 199 Fr Fultondale (Birmingham AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Target] TE Dante Durbin 6-0 234 Fr Redan (Stone Mountain GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blocking] OG Will Romano 6-1 335 Fr Pelham (Pelham GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] OG Quinn Ladd 6-4 314 Fr Oak Mountain (Birmingham AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] OG Kieran Kenney 6-6 334 Fr Slocomb (Slocomb AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] P Jon Goss 6-4 175 Fr Putnam County (Eatonton GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Accuracy] LS Noa Vainu'upo 6-3 260 Fr Georgiana (Georgiana AL) 1.5 of 4.0 [Specialized] ILB Jasper Calvert 6-3 209 Fr Fruitdale (Fruitdale AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Will] We are looking to have quite the offensive line by the looks of this redshirt class and we do not foresee any major changes to these personnel. Conclusion: With transfers still in our sights there is potential for changes to the rosters as we sit right now but we certainly seem to be right where we want to for the 2024 season and beyond. Take care everyone.
  8. I'll be able to give a better opinion once the new recruiting system sets in.
  9. We have a good spread of current/future starters in most positions but potentially LB or RB pending next years player performance. That's if we aren't where we would like to be at the QB position.
  10. Good afternoon everyone, Coach W here for our 4th annual Future of the Blazers. With the bulk of UAB recruiting nearly complete with the 14 of 21 recruits signed it has shaped up to be a great class! We are sitting at 3-4 (2-1) on the season, still chasing bowl eligibility. Junior QB Corey Mays (4.0/4.0) had been our guy but after a winless 0-4 start we made the tough decision to throw Sophomore QB Ethan Shaver (3.0/4.0) in the mix and boy did it turn out well. We sit on a 3 game win streak with quite the defensive and offensive turn around. Senior RB Lorenzo Deaton (4.0/4.0) has been an absolute workhorse for us this season and he will be missed next year. On the defensive side our young squad is seemingly finding its way but within the next two years we look to dominate the Conference USA. Freshman OLB Austin Hayward (2.0/4.5) has stepped up in the leadership game and will be a force to reckon with in the years to come. Now on to the annual projected depth chart for 2024! 2024 Tentative Depth Chart Incoming Freshman and 2023 Redshirts will be annotated as such 2023 Seniors have been removed and all positions are pre-2024 progression Offense Quarterback QB Ethan Shaver 6-2 209 (So) Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach FL) 3.0 of 4.0 [Scrambling] QB Corey Mays 6-4 195 (Jr) Blinn College (Brenham TX) 4.0 of 4.0 [Scrambling] ATH Ricky Dick 6-3 227 Fr Akron (Akron AL) 2.0 of 4.0 [Scrambling] ******Incoming Freshman 2024 Season QB Vic Herbert 6-2 194 Jr Akron (Akron AL) 2.5 of 3.0 [Scrambling] QB Lamont Alston 5-11 201 So Ocean Springs (Ocean Springs MS) 2.0 of 3.0 [Pocket] Running Back RB Kelly Amato North Forsyth (Cumming, GA) Speed Fr 5-9 210 1.5 of 4.0 *****Incoming Freshman 2024 Season RB Cory Gilchrist-Christian 5-10 216 Jr Colbert Heights (Tuscumbia AL) 2.5 of 3.5 [Power] RB Mark Hope 6-0 199 Jr Andalusia (Andalusia AL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Speed] RB Logan Pearson 6-1 170 Fr Prattville (Prattville AL) 1.5 of 3.5 [Speed] ******Incoming Freshman 2024 Season RB Lamont Roberson 5-6 212 Fr Putnam County (Eatonton GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Power] ******Incoming Freshman 2024 Season Fullback FB Blaine Grossman 5-10 201 Fr Spain Park (Hoover AL) 1.0 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking] *****2023 Redshirt FB Micah Rudolph 5-9 237 Jr Eden (Eden TX) 2.5 of 3.0 [Run Blocking] FB Robert Reagan 5-11 259 So Tucker (Tucker GA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking] Wide Receivers WR Andre McIntosh 5-10 162 (So) Emma Sansom (Gadsden AL) 3.5 of 4.0 [Speed] WR Booker Spiller 6-0 199 Fr Fultondale (Birmingham AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Target] ******Incoming Freshman 2024 Season WR Ramon Barragan 6-3 215 Jr Marbury (Marbury AL) 3.5 of 3.5 [Target] WR Jarvis Lawton 6-4 159 Fr Marion County (Guin AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] *****2023 Redshirt WR Omari Christian 5-10 194 Jr Georgiana (Georgiana AL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Speed] WR Lavonte Brandon 6-0 184 (Fr) Baker (Baker LA) 2.5 of 3.5 [Speed] WR Stephen Forte 6-2 231 So Mitchell-Baker (Camilla GA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Target] WR Darnerien Askew 6-2 233 So Wilcox County (Rochelle GA) 1.5 of 3.0 [Target] Tight Ends TE Dante Durbin 6-0 234 Fr Redan (Stone Mountain GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blocking] ******Incoming Freshman 2024 Season TE William Amos 6-2 195 (Jr) Tuscaloosa County (Northport AL) 3.5 of 3.5 [Receiving] TE Mark Seals 6-3 230 (Fr) Ringgold (Ringgold LA) 2.5 of 3.5 [Blocking] TE Keylon Haywood 6-1 238 Fr Tallulah (Tallulah LA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blocking] TE Tierre Lloyd 6-0 221 Fr Saks (Anniston AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blocking] Left Tackle OT Sam Duvall 6-4 295 (Jr) Hazlewood (Town Creek AL) 5.0 of 5.0 [Run Blocking] OT Alec Cagle 6-5 304 Fr Wylie (Wylie TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking] Left Guard OG Quinn Ladd 6-4 314 Fr Oak Mountain (Birmingham AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] ******Incoming Freshman 2024 Season OG Wesley Rush 6-6 337 (So) Shades Valley (Irondale AL) 2.5 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] OG Trevor Archer 6-6 319 Jr Russell County (Seale AL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking] OG Jayson Sprague 6-1 334 (Fr) Immokalee (Immokalee FL) 2.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking] OG Milo Willey 6-3 279 Fr Greenville (Greenville GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] ******Incoming Freshman 2024 Season Center LS Marc Banks 6-3 271 (So) Moss Point (Moss Point MS) 3.0 of 4.0 [Traditional] C Grant Bacon 6-2 295 Jr Apalachicola (Apalachicola FL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking] ATH Nick Pike 6-5 266 Jr Longview (Longview TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking] Right Guard OG Cooper Huff 6-6 303 Fr Dale County (Midland City AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] *****2023 Redshirt OG Will Romano Pelham (Pelham, GA) Run Blocking Fr 6-1 335 1.0 of 4.0 *****Incoming Freshman 2024 Season OG Derek Godwin 6-3 335 (Fr) J.S. Clark (Opelousas LA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] OG Ian McDonough 6-4 310 (Fr) Archbishop Rummel (Metairie LA) 2.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] OG Christopher Trammell 6-5 329 Fr Russell County (Seale AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] Right Tackle OG Kieran Kenney 6-6 334 Fr Slocomb (Slocomb AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] ******Incoming Freshman 2024 Season OT Nicolas Grissom 6-4 332 (Sr) Northwest (Opelousas, LA) 3.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking] OT Jordy Padilla 6-1 269 Jr Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale FL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking] OT Kieran Mcginnis 6-3 277 Jr Fairfield (Fairfield AL) 2.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] Defense Left Defensive End DE Cory Joseph 6-1 258 (Jr) Oak Mountain (Birmingham AL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Blitz] DE Robert Petty 6-1 245 (Jr) Shades Valley (Irondale AL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Contain] Left Tackle DT Blaine Kidd 6-2 278 (So) Minor (Adamsville AL) 3.0 of 4.0 [1-Gap] DT Pili Sam 6-2 279 Jr West End (Walnut Grove AL) 3.5 of 3.5 [1-Gap] DT Jacquies Gaines 6-4 278 Fr Wetumpka (Wetumpka AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [1-Gap] *****2023 Redshirt Right Tackle DT Atini Maui'a 6-3 278 Fr Ohatchee (Ohatchee AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [1-Gap] *****2023 Redshirt DT Joe Frederick 6-2 286 (Jr) Southside Gadsden (Southside AL) 3.5 of 3.5 [1-Gap] Right Defensive End DE J.T. Quarless 6-1 272 (So) Spain Park (Hoover AL) 2.5 of 3.5 [Blitz] DE Damien Eason 6-0 255 (So) Calhoun (Letohatchee AL) 2.5 of 3.5 [Blitz] Left Outside Linebacker OLB Oliver Waddell 6-0 238 Jr Akron (Akron AL) 3.5 of 3.5 [Blitz] OLB Ron Townsend 6-4 222 Fr Hazel Green (Hazel Green AL) 1.5 of 3.5 [Blitz] *****2023 Redshirt ILB Jasper Calvert 6-3 209 Fr Fruitdale (Fruitdale AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Will] ******Incoming Freshman 2024 Season Inside Linebacker ILB Andrew Cunningham 6-4 242 Fr Greensboro (Greensboro AL) 1.0 of 4.5 [Mike] ILB Justin Lovelace 6-2 205 Fr Georgiana (Georgiana AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Will] *****2023 Redshirt ILB Spencer Overstreet 6-4 229 (So) Fruitdale (Fruitdale AL) 2.5 of 3.5 [Mike] ILB Brian Scales 6-0 244 Jr Anson (Anson TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Will] ILB Jefferson Toledo 6-3 207 (Fr) Albany (Albany LA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Will] ILB Zac Barrow-Lloyd 6-1 205 So Eunice (Eunice LA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Will] ILB Nicholas Ellington 6-1 226 (Fr) Riverside (Reserve LA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Mike] Right Outside Linebacker OLB Austin Hayward 5-11 237 (Fr) St. Mary's (Natchitoches LA) 2.0 of 4.5 [Blitz] OLB Justice Hoskins 6-0 228 (Jr) R.E. Lee (Montgomery AL) 3.5 of 3.5 [Coverage] OLB Alexander Jamison 6-0 217 Jr Shades Valley (Irondale AL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Blitz] OLB Zachary Keyes 5-11 237 Fr Cook (Adel GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Coverage] ******Incoming Freshman 2024 Season Cornerbacks CB Tracy Goodwin 5-10 161 (Fr) Beau Chene (Arnaudville LA) 2.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] CB Jeremy Cotton 5-9 180 Fr Marbury (Marbury AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] *****2023 Redshirt CB Corey Gibbs 6-1 177 Jr Wetumpka (Wetumpka AL) 3.5 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] CB Bryce Douglas 5-9 164 Jr Russell County (Seale AL) 3.5 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] CB Mohamed Tubbs 6-1 186 (So) Curry (Jasper AL) 2.5 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] CB Noah Dukes 5-9 173 Fr Jemison (Jemison AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] *****2023 Redshirt CB Zaire Ragland 5-9 174 Fr Tuscaloosa County (Northport AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] CB Malik White 5-9 199 So Beau Chene (Arnaudville LA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] Free Safety FS Shawn House 6-0 207 Jr Alabama Southern Community College (Monroeville AL) 3.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] FS Clinton Stuckey 5-11 220 (Fr) Riverside (Reserve LA) 2.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] FS Kaden Jennings 5-11 190 Jr Colbert Heights (Tuscumbia AL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] FS Logan Staton 5-11 224 Fr Ohatchee (Ohatchee AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] Strong Safety SS Robaire Clinton 6-1 208 Fr Hoover (Hoover AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] SS Leon Clifton 6-2 194 Fr Ohatchee (Ohatchee AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] *****2023 Redshirt SS Damani Spiller 6-2 175 Jr Ohatchee (Ohatchee AL) 3.5 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] SS Christopher Carlson 6-2 203 Fr Huntsville (Huntsville AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] Special Teams Kicker K Garrett Hildebrand 6-2 206 (So) Southside (Gadsden-Southside AL) 3.5 of 4.5 [Power] Punter P Quinn Foy 5-7 173 (Jr) Saint James (Montgomery AL) 4.5 of 4.5 [Accuracy] P Maximillian Calvert 5-10 162 So Eupora (Eupora MS) 1.5 of 3.0 [Accuracy] Long Snapper LS Dylan Carlson 6-3 258 Jr Wallace State Community College (Hanceville AL) 4.0 of 4.5 [Traditional] LS Marc Banks 6-3 271 (So) Moss Point (Moss Point MS) 3.0 of 4.0 [Traditional] Redshirts TBD 2024 Incoming Freshman RB Lamont Roberson 5-6 212 Fr Putnam County (Eatonton GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Power] OG Quinn Ladd 6-4 314 Fr Oak Mountain (Birmingham AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] ILB Jasper Calvert 6-3 209 Fr Fruitdale (Fruitdale AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Will] OG Kieran Kenney 6-6 334 Fr Slocomb (Slocomb AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] WR Booker Spiller 6-0 199 Fr Fultondale (Birmingham AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Target] TE Dante Durbin 6-0 234 Fr Redan (Stone Mountain GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blocking] OLB Zachary Keyes 5-11 237 Fr Cook (Adel GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Coverage] OG Milo Willey 6-3 279 Fr Greenville (Greenville GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] RB Logan Pearson 6-1 170 Fr Prattville (Prattville AL) 1.5 of 3.5 [Speed] ATH Ricky Dick 6-3 227 Fr Akron (Akron AL) 2.0 of 4.0 [Scrambling] RB Kelly Amato 5-9 210 Fr North Forsyth (Cumming GA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Speed] OG Will Romano 6-1 335 Fr Pelham (Pelham GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] LS Noa Vainu'upo 6-3 260 Fr Georgiana (Georgiana AL) 1.5 of 4.0 [Specialized]
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