Posted: 11:18 am Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Alabama’s custom photos for Atlanta’s all-star recruits 

By Michael Carvell

Taking a page right out of UGA’s recruiting playbook, Alabama made customized photos for its 10 commitments participating in this week’s Opening all-star competition at Nike Headquarters.

Three of the pictures were for Alabama commits from Georgia – (in order) Tucker defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter, Mays offensive lineman Dallas Warmack and Lovejoy defensive back Montrell Custis.

96 comments
Contractor1
Contractor1

@ Macon-Dawg,

And let me give you a real history lesson.  Alabama copywrote the script A back in 1962, Braves in 1987.  There are pictures dating back to 1961 with Bear Bryant wearing the script A hat, and the Braves didn't even move to Atlanta till 1966!!!  So that debunks your theory and offers a glimpse into actual history.

Now, let's move on to the Dwags (spelling intended).  Green Bay adopted the original form of the logo back in 1961, Georgia adopted the same form in 1964.  You even said yourself Dooley asked for permission because it was VERY similar.  The fact that Green Bay simply put a yellow ring around the original logo does not mean they copied Georgia.  Logos are always evolving, just like the new fifth grade drawn numbers and spelling of "Georgia" on all your apparel and uniforms, and the new Uga logo.  BUT, in the end, you still copied the Packers, your own words.  If you want to split hairs and talk about the different color ring around the outside, I'll let you have that one, but you copied the Packers whether you like it or not.

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

Mike, you know those pictures don't look like those ugly drawings by Brother.

Next you will claim Saban did it.

Pretty cheesy Mike.

Macon-Dawg
Macon-Dawg

@ Contractor1, are you certain that Bama was using the current "A" design prior to 1966?  Don't recall seeing it until about the time that the Joe Dirt movie came out and Bama started using the Braves "A" but added the mullet to it.  As for the Georgia "G".  You are ALMOST correct.  In 1963 after coming to UGA, Vince Dooly redesigned the uniform choosing a red helmet with a black "G" on a white background.  He chose a "forward looking G design and wife of Asst. Coach John Donaldson, Anne, designed the original G.  Since the UGA "G", although different in design and color was similar to the Green Bay "G", Coach Dooly felt it was best if he cleared it with the Packers.  Permission was granted.  Since the inception of the Green Bay "G" in 1961, the Packers have redesigned it several times and now the Green Bay "G" looks like the original 1964 Georgia "G"  So who copied who, mullet "A" head?

RulerIAMBAMA
RulerIAMBAMA

UGA fans, please don't say anything about ANYTHING Bama does!  You guys haven't won a championship in 34 years that nobody remembers outside of the state of Georgia.  Bama has 3 in the last five years, 3!!!! So where do uga fans find any room to say anything about ANYTHING Bama does? Ask yourselves that question.


RTR!!!

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

This e guys will look much bigger with deer antler spray. I think the same photographer was used to take Facebook photos of players with Tom Albetar...lol

Red-Dog
Red-Dog

All's fair in love & war, if Alabama is now copying UGA recruiting tactics then this is one area I can rest easy and don't need to worry about.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

The updykes love to copy just like the Atlanta braves A

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Easy to bash schools that out perform you, Tacky=UGA.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Somebody at Bama can paint there butt off.

Buzz-Off
Buzz-Off

As they say, "imitation is the greatest form of flattery". You would think Bama could come up with an original idea!!! P.S. Jonathan Ledbetter's shoulders are too small in his photo. He is a big dude and would look much better in red and black.......Go Dawgs!!!

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

Since this is the Recruiting Blog an important situation for Florida State or Auburn has just opened up and if they are fast they may get two players just released from Miami for sexual assault. The two may have a better chance at coming in as hero's at Florida State because word is not only the School at Florida State doesn't investigate Sexual assault but the Police in Tallahassee looks the other way also.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

If you have a business you want out of, Bama also offers a mysterious buyer just after committing to them. Look at Rassad Evans. Oh...and bama offers a qualifying you no matter what....just ask Hoover teachers. So...so much more then a simple photo.

Contractor1
Contractor1

Just so we're clear, our football program graduates a higher percentage of players than yours. 2013 graduation numbers - Alabama's 75% to Georgia's 69%.

Contractor1
Contractor1

Yeah, wouldn't want the facts to sway your opinion to actual history.  And hey, thanks for the facts in that link.  It's mighty big of you to bring some facts to the table, not just another opinion piece.  STRAIGHT SARCASM Macon-Dawg.  Just thought I'd let you know beforehand.

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

@Macon-Dawg Sounds like a real good story. Any of it true?

Did you really expect anybody to believe your knowledge of the 60's?

Beautiful story though.  

Contractor1
Contractor1

Boy, you Georgia fans have to be the brightest in the country, because you can see right through sarcasm.  So how much time of your life did you waste looking that up and creating that post as a response to one full of sarcasm that was posted by me?  And look, you got Alternative laughing because he thinks you actually accomplished something.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

And another thing....quit acting like ya'll all don't wanna hump your sister. I mean heyall...she's sitting right there on the trailer park couch. What are you s'ppose to do? Put a bama t shirt over her head and do it for tha bahr!

Contractor1
Contractor1

Considering Alabama had the "A" first, I'd say you're continuing to showcase how big of a fool you really are.  Not to mention the differentiating details that a simpleton like yourself couldn't catch.  Ahhh, I just love throwing Alternative under the bus first thing in the morning.

Terry1961
Terry1961

gtcaryd, Coming from a Tech Fan whose always bashing fans of a school that out performs his school. Gtcaryd = Tacky :)

Chuck_UGA
Chuck_UGA

Auburn already faxed their offer and beat out FSU.

Buzz-Off
Buzz-Off

C-Kirk,

You forgot Louisville!!!

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Debating you about football results is like beating a one legged blind man in a 100 yard dash. All you have is 1980. Hell...GT has a NC since you sport.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

And you trust those numbers why? Bama probably has a crack staff of test takers. I mean Reuben Foster, DJ Fluker, Eddie Lacey, Rolondo Mclain....heck Joe Namath. Not exactly your next IT professional.

DawgWhisperer
DawgWhisperer

If you're driving the bus, it just crashed into a "tree", something good Bammers know all about.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Chuck_UGA Maybe ole Jack can get them on the swim team, they would fit in real nice there.

Chuck_UGA
Chuck_UGA

Wrong, 1980 is one of five using the Alabama and Auburn formulas.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

Oh yes...your titles are great. Only lance Armstrong is prouder. Lol

Buzz-Off
Buzz-Off

Hey Sport,

Your boys and GT also have many more probations.......so who's counting?!?!

Contractor1
Contractor1

Because they are numbers handed out by the NCAA is why I believe them.  Let's not get into the list of scholars Georgia squeezes through.  Fred Gibson, Jasper Sanks, Leonard Pope, and the list goes on.

Contractor1
Contractor1

Probably the lamest comment I've seen in a while on a college football blog.  That's saying something when you can be first on a list where Alternative has an equal shot at besting you.

Contractor1
Contractor1

Alternative believes so.  He must also think Georgia got their logo from the Green Bay Packers.  Funny how he doesn't mention that.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Buzz-Off How many NC's did ole Jack win because he cheated? Sport.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

No....they only paid for Albert means....it was a one time thing....oh wait...I forgot about the 1995 sanctions.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

The NCAA that Emmert runs? How was LSU's grades under Saban and Emmertt? Wasn't that an academic scandal that occurred on their ways out?


I just know that what happened in Tuscaloosa stays in Tuscaloosa. You got a lot of kool aid drinkers willing to look the other way. Look at Hoover High School and Foley High School. Alabama is insulated and if Reuben doesn't wanna take a test and graduate...who is gonna complain if he still passes?

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

I think I must have slept with this guys wife or something. He has Alt Dawg on the brain....LOL!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@The_Real_KJ @gtcaryd @KeepOnSmilingWetWillie The Real KY! good to hear you spewing your hate filled homophobic rhetoric on the blogs as usual. I don't care if Bama goes 12-0 or 0-12. I just get so sick of all the cheating talk and UGA is in the process of having the hammer dropped on themselves. Look in the mirror if you can stomach it junior. FO

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

I am sure Nick Saban is personally standing over the players at study hall. A school who has ex players funneling money to DJ Fluker and a coach giving out "loans" is surely going to take academic integrity seriously. LOL!

Contractor1
Contractor1

Ha, please.  What kind of woman would be crazy enough to mess with a wanna be?  You bleed red and black yet you never went to Georgia, only care about a mediocre football team, and probably have never been to Athens outside of a Saturday home game.  Sounds quiet pathetic actually.  Yeah, you sound like Bachelor of the Year.

Contractor1
Contractor1

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!  Roasted!

Contractor1
Contractor1

Yep, made my point when folks try scraping the bottom like this.  Does Alabama has its faukts, sure.  Does Georgia have its faults, sure.  All schools have issues, but unless you have visable proof, you're full of it.  Now if I was a North Carolina fan, you would have something.

And once again, I know people personally that are buying items off Georgia players, as lately as two weeks ago.  Atleast I can admit we have our faults, but you seem to think your boys are in church four days a week.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

@Contractor1  Ummmmm....North Carolina is worried cause Emmert is not buddies with the head coach. I think  proof was seen by Charles Robinson in the form of text between Luther Davis and DJ. Also  proof was seen in a loan to DJs unemployed mom by a players mom who is a local bank VP.


Proof was also seen in the Tom Albetar facebook photos where players are signing autographed items for him to sell. Oh wait....I am sure they did that for no reason.


Is UGA or others perfect? No but Bama through the decades has taken cheating to a whole nother stratosphere. Just as Danny Ford, Charlie pell, Jackie Sherrill, Mike Dubose, Gene Stalling, Howard Schnellenberger and Pat Dye.




Contractor1
Contractor1

Too bad you cant say that about yourself, but obviously by all of your post every 20 seconds you're full of failure.  You must be Dawg 350, because he went underground and is no longer posting every 5 seconds, then BAM, there you are.  Yep, I'm sure of it.

Contractor1
Contractor1

So you're saying Alabama has an allegiance with the NCAA to make our players eligible and create increasing graduation rates?  You're also saying that Alabama is treated different than say a USC, Auburn, Georgia, Texas and that we are never looked into for cheating or breaking the rules?  If you're saying that, which is exactly what you posted, you have some serious issues with the way you think.  It's so hard to hold conversation and take you seriously with all the crap you post.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

@Contractor1  Ummmm....I am saying that Emmert is friends with Nick. I am also saying that Bear had 7 assistants go on to get in major trouble as HCs. I am saying and Ex Bama player funneled monies to one of the reasons you wont the title in 2012...DJ Fluker.


I am also saying that DJ went to four high schools in 4 years winding up at Foley which is the same high school that Darius Page transferred to when he told his Pensacola coach that he could make grades there. Foley HS whose head coach was an assistant at Hoover when Josh Chapman grade issues occurred.


There are things I don't know...I don't lknow how Trent Richardson drove a Denali and how his mom afforded a large rental house near Tuscaloosa owned by a bama alum dentist. I don't know the relationship of a white bama guy with Brent Calloway when he took him to the beach and turned his cell off before signing day. I don't know who bought Rashad Evans parents business in Auburn days after he committed to Bama. I don't know how the players all afford charges. I don't know a lot.


Now...maybe I am a tin foil kind a guy, but I may just be a guy that knows a ducks from the look, sound and walk of it.