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Roster Check: Who’s Back for UAB Football in 2021
https://uabsports.com/news/2021/1/13/ros...-2021.aspx

Who's Back:

Offense:
Offensive Lineman Sidney Well (RT) – First Team All-Conference USA – GP/GS: 9/9
Offensive Lineman Colby Ragland (LG/LT) – First Team All-Conference USA – GP/GS: 7/7
Offensive Lineman Andrew Smith Jr. © – GP/GS: 9/7
Offensive Lineman Jakoby Jones (LG/RG) – GP/GS: 9/4
Tight End Hayden Pittman – Second Team All-Conference USA: 19 rec., 227 yds, TD
Tight End Gerrit Prince – Honorable Mention All-Conference USA: 9 rec., 102 yds, 4 TD

Defense:
Linebacker Kristopher Moll – Phil Steele All-America Honorable Mention, First Team All-Conference USA: 59 TKL, 4.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks, two PBU, six QBH
Cornerback TD Marshall: Second Team All-Conference USA: 25 TKL, 5 PBU, FR
Safety Dy'jonn Turner: Honorable Mention All-Conference USA: 27 TKL, 2 TFL, 2 PBU
Defensive Tackle Tyree Turner: Honorable Mention All-Conference USA: 23 TKL, 5.5 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 1 FR
Nose Tackle Tony Fair: 21 TKL, 3 TFL, 1 sack
Defensive Tackle Mi'Cario Stanley: 8 TKL, 1 TFL, FR

Who's Gone:

Offense:
Running Back Spencer Brown: Second Team All-Conference USA: UAB career leading rusher: 4,011 rushing yards, 41 rush TD, 42 total TD, 19 100-yard games
Wide Receiver Austin Watkins Jr: First Team All-Conference USA: 34 rec., 468 yds, 3 TD
Wide Receiver Myron Mitchell: Honorable Mention All-Conference USA: 29 rec, 436 yds, 3 TD
Offensive Lineman Carter Wood: GP/GS: 9/0

Defense:
Jordan Smith (Declared early) – First Team All-Conference USA: 43 TKL, 9.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks
Brontae Harris – Second Team All-Conference USA: 24 TKL, 4.0 TFL, 4 PBU, 1 INT
Luke Brasher: 10 TKL, 1.5 TFL
Rubin Stinson III: 7 TKL, 1.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks
Thomas Johnston: 2 TKL (1 GP)

Special Teams:
Long Snapper Jacob Fuqua: Phil Steele 4th Team All-America; First Team All-Conference USA; Patrick Mannelly Award Semifinalist: 2 TKL, 1 FF, 1 FR
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RE: Roster Check: Who’s Back for UAB Football in 2021
With 17 returning starters (including the whole O-line and 9 on defense), we should be favorites to win the conference again. Our biggest loss will be a WR, but hopefully Shropshire and the transfer from Memphis can fill in for Watkins & Mitchell. Spencer is a big loss, but I think McBride will be able to fill his shoes. Jermaine Brown and Stanley will continue to be good backup RBs.

On defense, Smith and Harris are big losses. But we gain Justin Thomas (DL transfer from LSU) and Troy Young (DB/S transfer from Arizona). Someone mentioned recently that Thomas is expected to play on the edge so maybe he can step in for Jordan Smith and Young can step in for Harris.

It would be awesome to host the conference championship in the first year of Protective Stadium. 03-cloud9
01-13-2021 02:14 PM
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RE: Roster Check: Who’s Back for UAB Football in 2021
(01-13-2021 02:14 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  With 17 returning starters (including the whole O-line and 9 on defense), we should be favorites to win the conference again. Our biggest loss will be a WR, but hopefully Shropshire and the transfer from Memphis can fill in for Watkins & Mitchell. Spencer is a big loss, but I think McBride will be able to fill his shoes. Jermaine Brown and Stanley will continue to be good backup RBs.

On defense, Smith and Harris are big losses. But we gain Justin Thomas (DL transfer from LSU) and Troy Young (DB/S transfer from Arizona). Someone mentioned recently that Thomas is expected to play on the edge so maybe he can step in for Jordan Smith and Young can step in for Harris.

It would be awesome to host the conference championship in the first year of Protective Stadium. 03-cloud9

Don't forget that EVERYBODY has most of their starters returning, since this year didn't count against their eligibility. So, I would suspect most every player on every team we play, who was a starter and who is not a legit NFL prospect, will be back.

We lost six key players who are planning to test the NFL waters. And another couple of back-ups who had probably received their degrees and decided it was time to move on and go be grown-ups. I would agree with you that we should be in good shape for next year, and hope we can host our first conference championship game in 2021.
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RE: Roster Check: Who’s Back for UAB Football in 2021
(01-13-2021 02:14 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  With 17 returning starters (including the whole O-line and 9 on defense), we should be favorites to win the conference again. Our biggest loss will be a WR, but hopefully Shropshire and the transfer from Memphis can fill in for Watkins & Mitchell. Spencer is a big loss, but I think McBride will be able to fill his shoes. Jermaine Brown and Stanley will continue to be good backup RBs.

On defense, Smith and Harris are big losses. But we gain Justin Thomas (DL transfer from LSU) and Troy Young (DB/S transfer from Arizona). Someone mentioned recently that Thomas is expected to play on the edge so maybe he can step in for Jordan Smith and Young can step in for Harris.

It would be awesome to host the conference championship in the first year of Protective Stadium. 03-cloud9

That would be nice!! I’m just so concerned that covid will still be around and we won’t be able to fill protective stadium to full capacity .. that would be such a disappointment.
01-13-2021 02:46 PM
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RE: Roster Check: Who’s Back for UAB Football in 2021
(01-13-2021 02:14 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  With 17 returning starters (including the whole O-line and 9 on defense), we should be favorites to win the conference again. Our biggest loss will be a WR, but hopefully Shropshire and the transfer from Memphis can fill in for Watkins & Mitchell. Spencer is a big loss, but I think McBride will be able to fill his shoes. Jermaine Brown and Stanley will continue to be good backup RBs.

On defense, Smith and Harris are big losses. But we gain Justin Thomas (DL transfer from LSU) and Troy Young (DB/S transfer from Arizona). Someone mentioned recently that Thomas is expected to play on the edge so maybe he can step in for Jordan Smith and Young can step in for Harris.

It would be awesome to host the conference championship in the first year of Protective Stadium. 03-cloud9

WR is also my biggest concern. Not only do we lose Watkins and Mitchell but also lose Kevin Davis to transfer (per 247). Plus we didn't sign any WRs in December, though I expect we will in February. I would like to see us get a receiver or two from the portal.

My next biggest concern is depth at LB. I know we signed a couple of HS LBs but they will likely need time to develop.

I like our returning RBs but also think we need to sign at least one RB in February.
01-13-2021 03:35 PM
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RE: Roster Check: Who’s Back for UAB Football in 2021
(01-13-2021 03:35 PM)BlazeOn Wrote:  
(01-13-2021 02:14 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  With 17 returning starters (including the whole O-line and 9 on defense), we should be favorites to win the conference again. Our biggest loss will be a WR, but hopefully Shropshire and the transfer from Memphis can fill in for Watkins & Mitchell. Spencer is a big loss, but I think McBride will be able to fill his shoes. Jermaine Brown and Stanley will continue to be good backup RBs.

On defense, Smith and Harris are big losses. But we gain Justin Thomas (DL transfer from LSU) and Troy Young (DB/S transfer from Arizona). Someone mentioned recently that Thomas is expected to play on the edge so maybe he can step in for Jordan Smith and Young can step in for Harris.

It would be awesome to host the conference championship in the first year of Protective Stadium. 03-cloud9

WR is also my biggest concern. Not only do we lose Watkins and Mitchell but also lose Kevin Davis to transfer (per 247). Plus we didn't sign any WRs in December, though I expect we will in February. I would like to see us get a receiver or two from the portal.

My next biggest concern is depth at LB. I know we signed a couple of HS LBs but they will likely need time to develop.

I like our returning RBs but also think we need to sign at least one RB in February.

I think we have the great problem of having too many great running backs and not enough touches to go around. Unless I am totally out of the loop we should have McBride, Skull, Stanley, Wooden, and Pollock all coming back. I would be fine if we started off games with a heavy dose of one back and then started subbing out every 2 plays or so in the second half to have fresh legs gashing some winded defenders. I think that paired with some well executed PA passes would be great.

Not to detract myself, but i also think we should throw at least 20+ passes a game
01-16-2021 10:55 AM
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Roster Check: Who’s Back for UAB Football in 2021
(01-16-2021 10:55 AM)GoBlazers468 Wrote:  
(01-13-2021 03:35 PM)BlazeOn Wrote:  
(01-13-2021 02:14 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  With 17 returning starters (including the whole O-line and 9 on defense), we should be favorites to win the conference again. Our biggest loss will be a WR, but hopefully Shropshire and the transfer from Memphis can fill in for Watkins & Mitchell. Spencer is a big loss, but I think McBride will be able to fill his shoes. Jermaine Brown and Stanley will continue to be good backup RBs.

On defense, Smith and Harris are big losses. But we gain Justin Thomas (DL transfer from LSU) and Troy Young (DB/S transfer from Arizona). Someone mentioned recently that Thomas is expected to play on the edge so maybe he can step in for Jordan Smith and Young can step in for Harris.

It would be awesome to host the conference championship in the first year of Protective Stadium. 03-cloud9

WR is also my biggest concern. Not only do we lose Watkins and Mitchell but also lose Kevin Davis to transfer (per 247). Plus we didn't sign any WRs in December, though I expect we will in February. I would like to see us get a receiver or two from the portal.

My next biggest concern is depth at LB. I know we signed a couple of HS LBs but they will likely need time to develop.

I like our returning RBs but also think we need to sign at least one RB in February.

I think we have the great problem of having too many great running backs and not enough touches to go around. Unless I am totally out of the loop we should have McBride, Skull, Stanley, Wooden, and Pollock all coming back. I would be fine if we started off games with a heavy dose of one back and then started subbing out every 2 plays or so in the second half to have fresh legs gashing some winded defenders. I think that paired with some well executed PA passes would be great.

Not to detract myself, but i also think we should throw at least 20+ passes a game


Yeah, I’ve been wondering if they are going to convert 1 or 2 of the RBs to TE, slot WR, or defense


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