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Alabama offensive lineman Jonah Williams compared Alabama's pass protection struggles to Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Alabama football: Jonah Williams uses interesting Krispy Kreme doughnut analogy when discussing Alabama’s pass protection

Matt Speakman

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Not so sweet

Alabama’s pass protection has experienced its ups and downs this season. The Crimson Tide have allowed pressure in multiple games and given up 9 sacks this season. On Saturday, Alabama’s offensive line gave up pressure on multiple plays and quarterback Jalen Hurts was forced to scramble on pass plays. When asked about the pass protection struggles, sophomore left tackle Jonah Williams made an unusual comparison. Williams actually used a Krispy Kreme doughnut example to explain Alabama’s pass protection issues.

You can watch Williams’ full interview here.

In other headlines …

  • Our own Christopher Walsh broke down the Alabama vs. Tennessee rivalry in on the Alabama football beat.
  • FiveThirtyEight gave Alabama surprisingly low odds to win the SEC Championship Game.
  • Our own Chris Kirschner predicted Alabama’s signing class on defense.
  • Cecil Hurt and Tommy Deas of TideSports.com discussed the best wins over Tennessee during Nick Saban’s tenure.
  • Our own Marq Burnett discusses how the score of Alabama’s game against Tennessee could get ugly.
  • New York Giants safety Landon Collins responded to a Penn State account saying that the Nittany Lions want Alabama.

Fixable problems

Alabama experienced its fair share of special teams issues on Saturday against Arkansas. The Crimson Tide muffed 3 punts. Henry Ruggs III, who was filling in for Trevon Diggs at returner, fumbled back-to-back punts. Diggs finally came into the game and ended up fumbling a punt as well. Even though Alabama had a disastrous game in that area, Saban said those issues are fixable.

Getting recognized

The Associated Press announced its midseason All-America teams on Monday, and Alabama is well-represented. The Crimson Tide had five players make the first and second teams. Levi Wallace and Minkah Fitzpatrick were on the first team, while Williams, Bradley Bozeman and Da’Ron Payne made the second team.

A different list recognized some other Alabama players as well. NFL.com named its top 25 future NFL stars. Fitzpatrick, Calvin Ridley and Ronnie Harrison were all featured on this list. Fitzpatrick was the only top 10 selection at No. 7.

Built by Bama

• Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry shined in the Titans’ 36-22 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday. Henry reached 100 yards for the first time in his career with 131 yards on the night. The Heisman Trophy winner’s big highlight came in the fourth quarter when he ran 72 yards to seal the victory.

• New York Yankees pitcher David Robertson allowed 1 run in 1 inning but also struck out a batter in the Yankees’ 6-4 win over the Houston Astros in the ALCS on Tuesday.

Around the Capstone

  • Alabama’s Vincent Kiprop was named SEC Runner of the Week.

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