Latest John Metchie News

Number of early NFL draft entrants hits nine-year low at 73

Jan. 21, 2022 11:57 AM EST

The NFL announced Friday that 73 underclassmen have been granted special eligibility for the draft, the fewest in the last nine years. All-American linebacker Nakobe Dean was one of four players from national champion Georgia on the list, along with receiver George Pickens, safety...

Alabama cornerback Armour-Davis declares for NFL draft

Jan. 15, 2022 17:02 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Armour-Davis announced his decision Saturday on social media, saying “my time here has definitely prepared me for the next step.” He tied for the...

Silver lining: Young, Alabama should contend again in 2022

Jan. 11, 2022 14:54 PM EST

It never seems hard for Alabama to find a silver lining amid a late-night gloom and doom of a season-ending defeat. The Crimson Tide (13-2) fell short of a repeat national championship with a 33-18 loss to Georgia in Monday night’s College Football Playoff championship game. ...

Georgia snaps 41-year title drought with 33-18 win over Bama

Jan. 11, 2022 10:49 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Confetti rained down on Georgia. The Bulldogs fans chanted “Kir-by, Kir-by!” Four decades of pent-up emotion were unleashed Monday night as the Bulldogs snapped a frustrating national championship drought by vanquishing their nemesis. Stetson...

Young, Alabama can't summon comeback minus 2 best receivers

Jan. 11, 2022 01:12 AM EST

Bryce Young couldn't deliver another dramatic drive with his two best wide receivers watching from the sideline. Not with the nation's best defense in the way. The Alabama sophomore had his Heisman Trophy-winning season effectively ended by a last-minute pick six in a...

The Latest: Georgia beats Alabama 33-18 for national title

Jan. 11, 2022 00:00 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the College Football Playoff championship game (all times local): 11:57 p.m. Stetson Bennett threw two touchdown passes to lead Georgia to a 33-18 win over Alabama on Monday night for its first national championship in 41 years. ...

Dawg D seeks redemption vs Bama in national title game

Jan. 09, 2022 16:37 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Five weeks have passed, but it still seems a bit unreal. The Georgia Bulldogs straggling off the field in Atlanta, having been run into the ground by an Alabama offense that showed absolutely no respect for what was supposedly one of the greatest defenses in...

Alabama has plenty of replacements for injured WR Metchie

Jan. 09, 2022 14:37 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Alabama receiver John Metchie III crumpled to the ground during last month's SEC championship game, the questions came hard and fast. How would the Crimson Tide suddenly adapt without its most reliable receiver? Who would fill the void? Could No. 1 Alabama...

No. 1 Alabama, No. 3 Georgia seek national title in rematch

Jan. 08, 2022 16:23 PM EST

College Football Playoff championship at Indianapolis: No. 1 Alabama (13-1, SEC) vs. No. 3 Georgia (13-1, SEC), Monday, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: Georgia by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Alabama leads 42-25-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

Analysis: Alabama confident it can beat Georgia in rematch

Jan. 08, 2022 12:17 PM EST

If it's not easy beating a team a second time, it's likely even harder to do it using the same formula. But No. 1 Alabama does have enough ways it can attack opposing defenses, even a dominant one like third-ranked Georgia has, to win the College Football Playoff championship game...