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Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Posted on: July 6, 2011 4:41 pm
Edited on: July 6, 2011 5:08 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

If there's any team in the country that could withstand losing a consensus five-star running back to injury, it's probably Alabama; having a potential Heisman candidate in Trent Richardson and a backup in Eddie Lacy who only averaged 7.2 yards-per-carry a year ago can give a team a lot of leeway.

But unfortunately for the Tide and incoming freshman back Dee Hart, it looks like Alabama will need it. Hart is reportedly scheduled for 8 a.m. surgery tomorrow to repair a torn ACL suffered during a 7-on-7 drill. Hart is expected to be out for 7-10 months, putting his 2012 spring camp participation in jeopardy as well as the certain loss of the 2011 season.

A consensus prep All-American and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl MVP, Hart was one of the brightest jewels in the Tide's typically star-studded 2011 class. After enrolling early, Hart enjoyed a productive spring, scored on a 17-yard touchdown run in the Tide's Crimson-White game and served as the team's primary punt returner in that game. Though facing an uphill battle to unseat Lacy as the Tide's regular backup, Hart was expected to play a big role on special teams and could have featured as a third-down, change-of-pace back.

But for now, all of that will have to wait as Hart rehabs and prepares for a 2012 comeback. As for the Tide, as long as Richardson and/or Lacy remain healthy, they'll be fine. If they don't, well, maybe we'll find out there's not quite as much leeway as we think.


Since: May 27, 2010
Posted on: July 13, 2011 1:17 pm

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Keep telling yourself that that picture is doctored. If you do a little research, you will see that Chizik is 5'7" or 5'8", and Saban is listed at 5'6" of 5'7"

And congrats on drinking the Irish Beer at Cork....see I like Guinness and my sailor buddies and I didn't really care what the locals thought. I'm not gonna drink a beer I don't like just to impress a bunch of Irishmen.

Keep bringing up 28-27, you Barners seem to forget that, just the year before, we came back on you guys in your own stadium at the end of the game when you guys had a chance to stop our national championship run as well. 26-21! Add that 36-0 the year before to that and you guys can scream 28-27 all you want, it doesn't bother me a bit. And before you throw a 6 straight at me, don't waste your breath until you beat the 9 straight we have put on you guys.

Anything Auburn can do, Alabama can do better. Well, hold on, guess you guys have more Heisman winners. At least you beat us at something!

I think this thread has died. Good luck with it, I'm jumping ship as well.

Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: July 12, 2011 6:38 pm

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

You and I, my friend.  You and I.  We have some things in common.  We both actually attended the schools we support.  We both like Orlando.  We are both 35.  But, I dare not get into a travel debate with you as I am sure that after your 4 years in the Navy only Marco Polo and Magellan could give you a run for your money in your mind.  I have, however, lived in a few places in my life:  Seattle, WA;  Alexandria, VA;  Raleigh, NC; Birmingham, Auburn and, unfortunately, Tuscaloosa and Montgomery.  You should check Seattle out sometime if you haven't already.  It's a cool spot.  Sixty million people a year don't visit it, but the summers, in particular, are great.  In my business and personal endeavors, I have been to every state except 5 (Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire and Michigan).  I, too, have traveled in Europe. I have been to an Irish pub although I stuck to drinking Beamish while I was in Cork lest I look like the stereotypical American tourist drinking Guiness in an Irish pub.  I have never been to Italy but I have spent time in France, England, Scotland and the Netherlands.  I have also been to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and the South Pacific.

I appreciate your service to our country.  I don't need to tell you that you are a hero. You do a good enough job of letting us all know that as you call a fellow American like myself "a puke" just because I am a fan of a rival college team.  I didn't join the service after high school.  I chose to take the college route at age 18.  I guess I am less of an American for doing so.

Your assumptions about me make you look perpetually foolish.  My "Barner degree" brought me to Birmingham for further education.  After grad school, I enrolled in law school here.  I graduate at the end of the year.  I probably won't stay here when I graduate just as you didn't stay in Tuscaloosa after you graduated.

I say that Tuscaloosa is mostly a ghetto because of personal experience.  I grew up there and got out.  You assume Auburn is only "cow pastures and trailers" yet I seriously doubt that you have ever spent much time there.  If you had, you would realize that, like Tuscaloosa, Auburn has a downtown bar scene and places to go for entertainment.  Twenty-five thousand students don't just stand out in pastures and look at the moon for fun.

If you think Saban is as tall as Chizik just because you post some cropped photo, then go right ahead.  I can't do anything for you there.  Do an Internet search and check out Saban's true height.  Saban even joked after Hart got hurt that Hart and Javier Arenas were the only players in Alabama history who were shorter than him.  Chizik is simply not shorter than those guys.

But you can check that out for yourself this season by coming to the Iron Bowl in Jordan-Hare.  You can stand near each sideline and see for yourself.  But watch out...Saban may not show up in the 2nd half again this season just as he didn't last year.  And if the Tide stumbles again this year...then what?  Until then, since you enjoy posting photo links so much, I leave you with pictures of some fine Tide fans with that '09 trophy taken on that Wal-Mart tour in the greater Tuscaloosa area.  28-27.


Since: May 27, 2010
Posted on: July 12, 2011 8:56 am

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

First of all, it wasn't a "delusional rant." You said to stick to what I know, which, in your words was "Mickey Mouse and 5 ft tall coaches," and I made a case to you that I have lived all over this great country, and know a lot more than just that. I also made you look dumb, again, by providing a picture of your coach and mine that clearly shows that your coach is no taller than Saban, so now you move on to another former Barn coach that Saban is also taller than! I know a lot more than just Mickey Mouse, my friend. Hell, I just moved to Orlando less than 3 months ago. I'm glad you like it. And, since you do like it, I'm sure you are aware that Orlando has a lot more going on than Birmingham.

And no, I haven't spread stories about the Bear around the world, but I did have some educated college football conversations with some fine people while serving my country and defending pukes like you. And I'm not a "young buck alum" as you put it, once again you look stupid by assuming something. How many times is that in this thread now, like 5 or 6 times? I'm losing count. Just because you see an 08 in my name doesn't mean what you assume it does. I'm 35 years old moron. You know what they say if you "assume" things, it makes an "ass" out of "u" and "me" but in this case, it's just you.

I'd like you to point out where I ever said that every Bama fan was an alum. I'm talking strictly you and I in this thread. I'm well aware that most fans of most schoold didn't attend said school. I asked you what your connection was with the barn, and you answered. Congratualations! So I didn't "insinuate" anything, it was in fact you that falsely accused me of insinuating. Like I said, I'm talking you and I in this thread, please show me where I referred to any Barner other than yourself or any Alabama fan besides myself.

You say that Birmingham is less than an ideal place. Well I'm glad that Barner degree has taken you to somewhere you are not happy with. My degree has taken me to a place that I love to live.

And I never said that Bama kids go to Birmingham to have fun. If your barner degree had provided you reading comprhension, or the fortitude to actually go back a page and read something before you spout off about it, you'd see where I wrote:

Well first off, T-town is way bigger than the barn, but if we do want to go somewhere else, there's a little town called Birmingham less than 45 minutes away
I was saying that IF Bama kids wanted to get away, they could go there. So you didn't "debunk" anything, but I'll give you the "E" for effort. This all started when you started dumping on Montgomery (which I agree with, it's a craphole), and I made a joke about that being where the Barner kids go when they want to see the big city. This all started when you got your panties in a wad over a little rivalry joke.

You said to stick to the things I know, and I let you know that i know a lot more than you thought I did. I know fighting in wars, living in many other cities and states out of my home state of Alabama, I have met people from different cultures while in the Navy, I have been all over Europe, I have had a Guinness in an Irish pub that was actually in Ireland, I have dined on Italian food in the middle of Italy, and I have served my country to protect the freedoms for people who would never do something like that for their country (I leave that for you to ASSUME what it meant, since you're so good at it). So, yes, I'll stick to what I know, which is a lot. And I ask you again, what exactly do YOU know? Like I asked before, please enlighten us.

Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: July 11, 2011 6:59 pm

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Hey, sailor...let's get a few things straight about your delusional rant.  For starters, I never said Orlando was a dump.  Hell, my grandmother lives in Sanford and my uncle lives in Longwood.  I like Orlando.  I never said that Birmingham was great.  I simply debunked your nonsense about East Mississippi students driving to Bham for fun.  I am gald that you have traveled around the world.  I am sure you have spread stories of the Bear across the globe.  I graduated from Auburn in 1999 so I am not a young buck '08 alum like yourself.  But I do give you credit for having actually attended Alabama.  That's much more than I can say for 95% of all Alabama fans.  I no longer have to worry about you making yourself look stupid.  If you actually insinuate that most Tide fans attended classes at the Crapstone, then you are doing that all by yourself.  Everyone who knows even a little about Tide fandom knows that is clearly false.  Birmingham isn't the greatest city in the world.  In fact, it is mostly populated by "walk-on" Tide alumni.  That, in and of itself, makes it a less than ideal place.  I am sure that before long the city will erect a 300-foot bronze statue of Saban and the Bear downtown.  But even Tiny Terry "Tater Tot" Bowden towers over a Smurf like Saban.

Since: Sep 12, 2009
Posted on: July 11, 2011 4:36 pm

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Looks like he might be the next oversigning victim.

Since: Sep 12, 2009
Posted on: July 11, 2011 4:35 pm

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Looks like he could be the next oversigning victim.

Since: May 27, 2010
Posted on: July 11, 2011 2:48 pm

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Please, enlighten the crowd about exactly what it is that you know in the culturally rich town of Birmingham!

Since: May 27, 2010
Posted on: July 11, 2011 2:46 pm

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

I have also lived in Austin, TX; Baltimore, MD; Virginia Beach, VA; Jacksonville, FL; Lafayette, LA; Pensacola, FL; Mobile, AL; Tuscaloosa, AL; and currently live in Orlando. So when you say stick to what I know and assume it's juts Mickey Mouse, you make yourself look stupid for a 3rd straight time! Plus, I was in the Navy for 4 years and have traveled around this whole planet.

So, yeah, I'll stick to what I know, which is a whole lot about a whole lot of different places! Whatchu got, Mr. Birmingham?

Since: May 27, 2010
Posted on: July 11, 2011 2:29 pm

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Good for you living in Birmingham! Sorry that you're jealous of me living inOrlando, come down sometime and you can see what the big city is like! Definitely more here than Mickey Mouse, that's why Orlando is the most visited city in the entire world, over 60 million people a year. Sorry your city has no value to anyone, but at least it's better than Montgomery.

And you're wrong about people heading to Northport when the strip "closes down" as you say. Unlike Auburn, T-Town is big enough to have a strip area plus a downtown bar area, so there are plenty of places to go in Tuscaloosa. You see, I'm what you call an alum of my school, so I actually have been there for more than a coupla weekends a year. What connection to you have to your barn, I'm curious?!

You are right about one thing, T-Town has some ghettoes to it, but I'd gladly take that over trailer parks and cow fields, anytime.

Stick to what you know, Mickey Mouse and diminutive 5-feet tall coaches with spray tans and bad hair.
Why don't you stick to what you know? Hmm, let me see...old run down steel mills leftover from when a time when Birmingham was relevant, and coaches that that are actually shorter than Saban (check the link), appear to have no teeth when they scream "War Chicken", and still wears Starter jackets on the sidelines.

Oh yeah, and Chizik's hair isn't great itself, looks like he has one of those Flo-bees he uses at home.

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: July 10, 2011 10:38 pm

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

I hope this kid can make a comeback.  Here are some numbers for the Dee Hart haters to chew on.  Individual career records (2007-10) include rushing yards (4,151), 100-yard games (18), 200-yard games (four), points scored (518), touchdowns (88) and all-purpose yards (7,405). 

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