Alabama football: Josh Jacobs is back and ready to work; Alabama dominates first quarters

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Healthy and ready to work

Alabama running back Josh Jacobs is finally back and ready to make an impact. Alabama fans remember Jacobs as the running back who came out of nowhere to work his way into the rotation last season. Jacobs was productive during that 2016 campaign, rushing for 567 yards and 4 touchdowns as a freshman. A hamstring injury sidelined Jacobs for much of preseason camp and the first two games of the season. The Crimson Tide have slowly worked Jacobs back into the lineup. Saturday against Ole miss was his best game so far as he ran for 51 yards and hauled in a touchdown pass. Jacobs now believes he is ready to put the injury behind him  and give Alabama a different dynamic on offense. Jacobs told reporters on Tuesday that he feels “fresh.”

Watch all of the interviews from Tuesday  here.

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Off to a fast start

Alabama’s offense has been clicking to open the season. Part of that is due to the way that the Crimson Tide start fast in every game. So far this season, the Crimson Tide have outscored opponents, 76-6, in the first quarter. Our own Christopher Walsh broke down what these fast starts have meant to the Crimson Tide. Not only has Alabama been dominating the start of the game, but it has been making the most of its opportunities in the red zone. The Crimson Tide have covered on 92.6 percent of its red zone attempts thus far.

2018 SEC baseball schedule revealed

Alabama’s baseball team revealed its 2018 SEC schedule on Tuesday. The Crimson Tide will host Georgia, Kentucky, Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss at home this season. This will be Alabama’s first season under Brad Bohannon, who replaced Greg Goff. Bohannon previously coached at Kentucky, where he received the 2015 American Baseball Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year award.

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