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Report: Alabama OL had offseason surgery, but good to go

Cyrus Kouandjio AP

No news is good news for college football programs in the months between the end of spring practice and the start of fall camp.

Alabama is breaking that rule* a little bit. According to Jerry Fowler of CBSSports, Tide offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio had offseason arthroscopic shoulder surgery following the end of spring practice. The good news for Alabama is that the surgery doesn’t sound like it was anything serious, as Kouandjio is reportedly back lifting weights during summer workouts and he should be good to go for the fall.

That’s important. Kouandjio has been a star along Alabama’s O-line. After having his freshman season cut short because of a knee injury, Kouandjio came back and played in every game for the Tide last year.

(*They’re really more like guidelines anyway.) 

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19 Responses to “Report: Alabama OL had offseason surgery, but good to go”
  1. sdemp says: Jun 20, 2013 11:01 PM

    Deer antler spray will do that for you. “loadawash”

  2. goodknave says: Jun 21, 2013 3:01 AM

    Hmm…Oklahoma football…coach’s house. Wow, what a mystery! Uh…how ’bout your whole roster as suspects?

  3. goodknave says: Jun 21, 2013 3:02 AM

    Oops..comment meant for Stoops story. Site jumped me elsewhere. Sorry.

  4. thegamecocker says: Jun 21, 2013 8:58 AM


    LOL! Still a funny comment with all due respect to the OU family. It seems like every college roster has their share of “rodents”.

  5. bigdinla says: Jun 21, 2013 11:33 AM

    Epic race card fail paulhargis! Nowhere does he say anything about race. Go back to the huffington post!

  6. paulhargis53 says: Jun 21, 2013 1:04 PM

    Not half as nauseating as your foul racist postings.

    You need to be banned. People like you are why this country is in the Shitter.

    I don’t need to see a shrink. You need lessons on being a human being.

    You’re diatribes against black players on other postings lets people know what you’re talking about when you type “rodents”. You make me sick.

    People like you are just sad and pathetic.

  7. paulhargis53 says: Jun 21, 2013 1:15 PM

    big: One only has to read his postings on other topics to see what a racist he is.

    Maybe you should think about keeping your nose out of a convo you have no frame of reference too?

  8. helladonks says: Jun 21, 2013 3:11 PM

    @paulhargis53 as a fellow Gamecock fan who wholeheartedly agrees that thegamecocker is an unfunny, obnoxious troll who gives the rest of us a bad name, YOU really need to go pls. You got über butthurt over a “racist” comment, AFTER it was addressed and cleared up, yet you’re still going on. And what “other posts” of his indicate he’s racist? His anti-Miami posts, that alot of other users more or less post word for word, or at least share the same sentiment? The “worst” I’ve seen him use to describe their players is “thugs”, and it’s not our fault everybody on that team is bla-oops I mean “African American”. Now go, and dry your tears.

  9. thegamecocker says: Jun 21, 2013 4:00 PM


    Thanks so much for your unabashed “support”. With “friends like you…..”. I find my material to be humorous at times, poignant and direct when I feel the spirit of the rules have been broken. I post what many people wish they had the courage to write! It doesn’t bother me that you think of me as a “troll” and I seriously doubt many Gamecock fans are discussing my posts thereby giving “the rest of us a bad name.” No, I’m no racist….and while neither you nor the aforementioned “Pauly Walnuts” Hargis will probably never meet me, if you did, you’d realize I’m a regular guy who feels strongly about education. Finally, given the recent passing of James Galdofini, I use “Paully Walnuts” as a tribute to The Sopranos….kinda funny….not a show-stopper but referring to the nutcase Hargis as that I thought was funny. Have a quality day Helladonks (whatever the frig that means).

  10. paulhargis53 says: Jun 21, 2013 4:23 PM

    You’re attempt at humor is about as good as your viewpoints on race.

    Don’t quit your day job.

    “Thugs” is another name for black. You can deny it all you like, but you are racist.

    That you think you arent, is the really sad thing here. Its been taught to you and you don’t think its wrong to think like you do.

    For someone who cares about education so much, maybe you should tend your own garden first.
    Its 2013, you SHOULD be more enlightened. on race issues than you are.

    Parents aren’t always right, but it looks like you took their vies on race as gospel…

  11. helladonks says: Jun 21, 2013 5:02 PM

    Entry Word: thug
    Function: noun
    Meaning: a violent, brutal person who is often a member of an organized gang
    Synonyms bully, gangbanger, gangsta, gangster, goon, gorilla, homeboy, homey (or homie), hood, hooligan, mobster, mug, plug-ugly, punk, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, thug, tough, toughie (also toughy), yob [British], yobbo [British]
    Related Words cutthroat, scoundrel, villain; assassin, bandit, bravo, brigand, criminal, crook, desperado, felon, gunman, highwayman, lawbreaker, mafioso, malefactor, offender, outlaw, perp, perpetrator, pirate; pickpocket, racketeer, robber, swindler, thief, vandal; juvenile delinquent, tearaway [British]

    That’s Merriam-Webster’s definition of thug. Seems more like its a word used to describe less than respectable people who lead a life of crime, not “blacks”.

  12. helladonks says: Jun 21, 2013 5:06 PM

    Unless you’re referring to the ones who glamorize the “gangsta” lifestyle, and thus proudly refer to themselves as “thugs”. But I guess that makes THEM racist by your standards, not thegamecocker.

  13. dcroz says: Jun 21, 2013 6:06 PM

    Wow…16 posts and only the first (inane as it is) has anything to do with the article. Welcome to CFT in the offseason, folks.

  14. amosalanzostagg says: Jun 21, 2013 7:14 PM

    Actually Thugs have nothing to do with blacks nor American black culture. Thugs was the anglo slang by British soldiers in British occupied India to describe the followers of the Hindi goddess, Kali. “Thugees ” preyed on innocents in Colonial India killing well over a million people.

    jeez. even this ole Bama grad knew that.


  15. thegamecocker says: Jun 21, 2013 7:29 PM


    I think the “GREAT KALI” is wrestling this evening according to my son. I think it’s on either the Sci Fi channel on DirecTV… 244 I believe. Now there are some ruffians on that show….rowdy, roughneck, type of guys. My son, a desperado if I ever met one, and I will be watching. Man you guys really have brought a smile to my face with all this nonsense….all started by “Hub Arkish”……anyone remember Hub????

  16. bralinshan says: Jun 21, 2013 10:34 PM

    Hargis, you look for the racist bogeyman at every turn. Why do you care what someone else thinks? Especially when they have ZERO influence over your life…they aren’t your employer, your doctor, your attorney…or anyone that you would ever know.

    FYI, you probably can’t even define “racist”. Most people who throw it around daily have no idea what it even means. The term has lost all meaning and relevance to most people because we hear it constantly. Usually when it doesn’t remotely apply.

    Stop caring about what people think who have no influence over you in any way. I can’t even imagine caring about what somebody thinks who I don’t even know. If someone truly has a racist bent, they “out” themselves and look very ignorant and foolish. Nobody needs your help.

    I’m pretty certain this bogeyman is under your own bed.

  17. thegamecocker says: Jun 22, 2013 1:02 PM

    @paullywalnuts hargis


    SHUT THE HELL UP ALREADY! People are sick of both of us, OK! I’m going to work on my deep, dark tan by my pool! You go set-up your lemonade stand and stay off the internet ya THUG!!! Ya RUFFIAN! YA GANGSTA!!!!

  18. kingufr says: Jun 22, 2013 3:14 PM

    Hmmmm….calling someone a racist while using homophobic slurs….might want to look in the mirror there for a bit Paul

  19. helladonks says: Jun 22, 2013 4:01 PM

    I don’t recall any posts of his saying “I’m saying this because they’re black”. He just despises miami.

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