Alabama Crimson Tide: Christian Morris

SEC's lunch links

February, 10, 2014
What a historic moment from former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam. Hats off to one of the SEC's best players in 2013.

Morris talks about the SEC 

June, 13, 2012
A southern swing through SEC territory has given Christian Morris a better feel for some of the schools pursuing him.

Morris visited LSU, Mississippi State and Alabama last week. The Tigers seem out of the running for his services.

"LSU is very nice and all but I think they're not recruiting me anymore since they got that other tackle commit," Morris stated via text, adding that the school isn't his "cup of tea."

Saban talks spring scrimmage

March, 31, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala -- It felt a lot more like football on Saturday afternoon as the University of Alabama held its first scrimmage of spring practice inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Crimson Tide wore full pads and went offense against defense under partly cloudy skies -- all in all great conditions to get the first taste of full-speed action for the first time since Jan. 9.

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Tyler Kaufman/Icon SMIJeremy Shelley was 4-for-4 on field goals in Saturday's scrimmage.
Alabama coach Nick Saban addressed the media after the roughly two-hour scrimmage and gave his take on the team's progress with nine days of practice now under their belt. He said he was pleased with the overall effort of his team and focused on the need for the more inexperienced players to learn how to play a winning brand of football.

“With a lot of young players, the thing we need to improve on is getting more players to understand what it takes to play winning football on a consistent basis," Saban said, calling on players to think about the process of getting better and understand they must have a plan to go about doing so.

Saban kept most of his compliments for his quarterback. AJ McCarron was a solid 25-for-43 passing for 290 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception. Saban said McCarron played well and was “very commanding” under center.

McCarron’s backup, Phillip Sims, was kept from throwing during the scrimmage because of what Saban called a “sore shoulder” comparable to bursitis. Saban said there was nothing structurally wrong with Sims' throwing shoulder and that he received a shot to “enhance the healing.”

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MEMPHIS -- Head North young man.

While it might not be the common phrase well-read recruiting fans are used to, it is what Christian Morris is thinking. Why? A trip to Chicago in the middle of the winter sold him on it.

“I liked it,” the 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle from Memphis East said. “I just like playing in that type of weather. I feel relaxed in that type of weather.”

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