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Alabama suspends Brandon Moore

Posted on: March 27, 2011 2:09 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Alabama faces the not-so-easy task of replacing behemoth Marcell Dareus on its defensive line in 2011, and so far spring practice isn't doing much to help the Tide find a replacement. Last week Kerry Murphy suffered a knee injury that will cost him the chance to play and compete this spring, and on Saturday night Nick Saban announced another defensive lineman will be on the sidelines for a while.

Saban told reporters on Saturday night that defensive end Brandon Moore has been suspended indefinitely for that old standby, a violation of team rules and policy. Saban didn't make it sound like Moore would be back within a couple of days, either.

"That's indefinite," said the coach. "We don't know what's happening there."

Moore isn't the first member of the Tide defense to be suspended this spring, as cornerback Robby Green was suspended last Monday for violating team rules as well. 

Moore played in four games as a freshman in 2010, making three tackles.
Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: March 28, 2011 8:33 pm
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Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: March 28, 2011 1:47 pm

Alabama suspends Brandon Moore

@ clete  Suspension isn't the same as a medical scholarship.  Your comment about oversigning is invalid.  

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 10:58 am

Alabama suspends Brandon Moore


Are you serious in regards to this statement?  "Clean 'em out.  I don't care who they are, if they foul up, I want them off the team." 

So should the all-mighty & squeaky clean Nick Saban give Mark Barron the boot for his recent arrest?  Heck, Courtney Upshaw is the best player on the Tide's squad this year and he was arrested for beating up his girlfriend (Saban handled his arrest internally & Upshaw never missed a game).   

You bammers have some serious blinders on when it comes to Saban.  If one of his players is arrested & he needs them playing, he handles it internally.  If they need a player removed to free up scholarship space, they are suspended indefinitely for violating team rules & no further details are released.  

Nick Saban in 2008: "We've had 30 games missed by players last year for suspensions," Saban said. "That may be a NCAA record.  We're heading in that direction again next year." 

Nick Saban in 2011:  We are aware of ___________(fill in the player's name) arrest & we will handle the situation internally.  

There are issues with kids getting in trouble on every campus in almost every college sport.  The Crimson Tide football program is not immune and definitely has their own issues. Saban has changed his policy lately trying his best to sweep it under the rug and to keep the starters on the field. 

Bottom line is that ole Nick Satan does not consider Brandon Moore to be a contributor or else he would still be on the team (no matter what he did).

Take those blinders off occasionally.

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 4:02 am

Alabama suspends Brandon Moore

This article doesn't reallt tell us that much. There's a bit of sarcasm, even editorializing, to describing the reason for Moore's suspension  as "that old standby."  Is the author wishing to say something more, that Saban just made up an excuse?  If that's what is meant here, then say it?  If not, then keep the cutsie writing to the minimum of people like Dodd and Doyel.  Editorializing doesn't belong in news, whether it's about sport or whatever is on the front page.

Since: Nov 25, 2008
Posted on: March 27, 2011 11:00 pm

Alabama suspends Brandon Moore

Clean 'em out.  I don't care who they are, if they foul up, I want them off the team.

Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: March 27, 2011 8:38 pm

Alabama suspends Brandon Moore

Oh yeah! We "We OVERSIGNED" a few recruits. Now the "Suspensions" are coming. Win at all cost Saban.

Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: March 27, 2011 7:53 pm

Alabama suspends Brandon Moore

I love it that Saban let's these kids know upfront that their scholarship is a year to year deal and if they don't go to class, stay out of trouble, and work hard they won't be part of the program. Call it spring cleaning if you want but right now Bama has the best college football program and the last 4 recruiting classes prove it.

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: March 27, 2011 3:42 pm

Alabama suspends Brandon Moore

Inventory clearance, Spring cleaning.  Gotta create some cap space for the incoming signee's.   And tryouts will continue through the Spring game for additional space as needed or directed.  And the selling point to the egotistically impaired, "this is just how we do it in The League!"

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