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OK ... it's going to get slow around here for awhile ... let's have fun. Here are the top 5 offensive linemen in my most humble opinion to ever play for the Tide:
1 - Barrett Jones
2 - John Hannah
3 - Chris Samuels
4 - Dwight Stephenson
5 - Andre Smith
**This is considering their college career only
You can make a case for Chance to be in there over Andre. OK, go!
This post was edited by 92DT 19 months ago
Really tough, I would put Hannah over Jones, other than that I don't know. It is really hard to leave Warmack off the list:
1. John Hannah
2. Barret Jones
3. Chris Samuels
4. Dwight Stephenson
5. Chance Warmack or Andre Smith
This. John Hannah was one of the GOAT.
Totally understand the Hannah as the greatest. But, I don't think ALL of college football has ever seen an offensive line as versatile as Barrett Jones play at an All-American level for as long as he has. No one has ever done that. Ever. At least that I'm aware of.
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Yup, exactly what I was going to say. Samuels is next. Smith was unreal and if the Utah fiasco and aftermath hadn't happened I think he'd be top 2 on everyone's list
Smith by far the best and most talented. Jmo
I like the list of Hannah, Jones, Samuels, Stephenson, and Smith/Warmack but an argument could also be made for Paul Crane. Two time all-SEC, all-American, and has an award named after him.
1) Hannah (greatest OL to play the game, period)
2) Stephenson (greatest college center of all time, IMO)
3) Samuels (franchise LT)
4) Barrett Jones (maybe not the destructive force the others on the list were, but earned AA status at all 3 positions. Amazing body of work.)
5) Fred Sington - everyone's leaving him off the list, because he played tackle in a different era. But for his time, he was one of the greatest OL's in the game. He was also versatile like Barrett in that he could play all across the line and all over the field, really. End, Linebacker, Tackle. whatever.
I'd put Andre Smith, Billy Neighbors and Jim Bunch closely behind the top 5 group.
This post was edited by NashTide 19 months ago
1. John Hannah-best offensive guard in college or NFL history
2. Dwight Stephenson-best center in college or NFL history
3. Chris Samuels
4. Andre Smith
5. Barrett Jones/Chance Warmack
oops i forgot samuels...he is probably 3 or 4...i always rank smith 2 behind hannah...everybody hates him but he was simply better than all the others on the list except maybe hannah
True but only because we needed him to. I have to give the nod to Hannah. Total dominating player.
1) Chris Capps
2) John Hannah
3) Chris Samuels
4) Dwight Stephenson
5) Andre Smith
This is so wrong :)
Why is there no love for Chris Capps?
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Ok - here goes -- and I reserve the right to make a change after thinking over a little longer:
T: Chris Samuels and Andre Smith
G: John Hannah and Barrett Jones
C: Dwight Stephenson
This is where it gets tricky
T: Billy Neighbors and Fred Sington
G: Chance Warmack and Vaughn Mancha (who was really a center)
C: Lee Roy Jordan
T: D.J. Fluker and Bully VandeGraaff
G: Mike Johnson and Arthur “Tarzan” White
C: Sylvester Croom
Antoine Caldwell, Fred Pickhard, Tom Hupke, Leroy Monsky, Carey Cox, Don Whitmire, Joe Domnanovich, George Mason, Wayne Freeman, Paul Crane, Cecil Dowdy, Alvin Samples, Jim Krapf, Buddy Brown, Jim Bunch, Larry Rose.
G--Chance Warmack---man straight up beasted people his last 2 years
T--Andre Smith (if at RT, if looking for a better overall tackle look at utility man)
6th OL---Barrett Jones--most versatile OL Bama has ever had. Wasn't an elite talent or an all-timer at any one position, but was able to do every position and every job asked of him and did it very very well.
5. A. Smith
Didn't see Sington, mancha, Billy Neighbors etc... Heard they were great.
Yeah, this sums it up. Been trying to think who I might put higher and I can't come up with anything.
1. John Hannah
2. Dwight Stevenson
3. Arthur "Tarsan" White
4. Chris Samuels
5. Barrett Jones
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