CFB AM: Ranking the Top 5 summer videos from Alabama players

What have Alabama Crimson Tide players been up to this summer? Here are the Top 5 videos posted by the players themselves. Plus more notes from around college football.

Randon videos of Amari Cooper and Derrick Henry are fun, but we can't wait to see them back on the field.

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The days to fall camp have dwindled to their final few.

Some teams begin practice this week, such as Georgia (Friday).

Others, like Alabama, crank it up next week.

In the meantime, there’s still some fun things from the offseason to sort through, like social media videos posted by players who have no idea how to spend their time when nobody’s demanding they arrive ready to lift by 6 a.m.

Crimson Tide players have been kind enough to share some of the ways they’ve spent their offseason days. Let’s rank the five best moments from their Instagram accounts.

5. Freshman QB sinks full-court basketball throw

Pretty impressive effort by David Cornwell, but it can’t go higher than No. 5 given it took a second throw to nail and has been done countless times by exceedingly average individuals.

4. It ain’t quite Barkley, but it ain’t good either

Blake Sims … what is this? Because it’s not a golf swing.

3. Don’t challenge Amari Cooper to a street race

Bad things happen.

2. Christian Miller jumped off a cliff

It’s not No. 2 because of the cliff itself, which isn’t so high that it’s truly amazing. Miller gets extra credit for the multiple camera angles and the production effort.

1. Derrick Henry goes Bane in gym

This isn’t a video, but the picture is so amazing – isn’t this specifically how you’d imagine a physical specimen like Henry would spend his offseason? – it’s an easy No. 1 for me.

If you want more Bama player videos, we also did a spring edition, where Nick Perry still holds the title for bravest thing done this offseason -- stand in against an attack dog.

(h/t for gathering videos)


1. The Big Ten Media Days are a wrap, which means media season is done and we are almost ready for fall camp. Couple links before we go: Kevin Trahan and Pete Volk write about an East Coast recruiting war involving Penn State, and Brian Hamilton writes about Nebraska coach Bo Pelini and how he’s changing the public perception of him this offseason.

2. The NCAA agreed to settle concussion lawsuits by doling out $75 million for medical research. Kevin Vaughn has the details here if you’re interested in more.

3. Bovada released its latest conference championship odds. No real surprises, except for perhaps Michigan State not even slated to make the Big Ten title game.


1. A water main break near UCLA’s campus on Tuesday caused mass flooding on campus, including inside Pauley Pavilion. Here are some photos.

2. Outkick the Coverage has a great oral history of the night Lane Kiffin left Tennesee. It’s well worth the time.

3. Oklahoma State was docked practice time earlier this offseason for low APR scores, but after a new finding, that penalty from the NCAA was rescinded.


1. Bruce Feldman ranks the Top 10 offensive assistants who will be hot names for head coaching jobs when the carousel spins again this fall.

2. Four Florida State freshmen made a rap video, and, look, it’s pretty much a disgrace to the Seminole Rap. This cannot stand.

3. A Kentucky legend who played football for Bear Bryant, basketball for Adolph Rupp and won a gold medal on the U.S. men’s hoops team at the 1948 London Olympics passed away the other day.


Maybe Alabama fans won’t be able to stomach this, but everyone else can: Auburn has an awesome hype video for the 2014 season. I got chills watching the ‘Kick Six’ again and listening to Jordan-Hare explode as Chris Davis burst down the left sideline.

Have a good Wednesdsay, all.

Teddy Mitrosilis is an editor and writer for Follow him on Twitter @TMitrosilis and email him at

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