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Wonderbread

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About Wonderbread

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  • Birthday 05/06/1987

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    Texas Longhorns/SHSU Bearkats

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  • Offense
    15
  • Defense
    15
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    10
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    10
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    14
  • Youth Mgmt
    11
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    UAB Blazers (2018-Present)
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  1. @jc_superman im going to key your car when I see you at work tomorrow. edit: GG
  2. Wonderbread

    Sarge

    At ease!
  3. Schedule filled Yay

  4. 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
  5. TIL theres a poopyrhinopickle...hehe
  6. House 10, I hope you guys like margaritas, whisky sours, and moscow mules.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
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