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Many have wondered why Alabama allowed one player to transfer to another SEC school recently but wont let Maurice Smith do it. Cheap Nike Air Max 1 .The school says the situations are different, but a report muddies the waters.The mother of Smith, a reserve defensive back, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution this week that Alabama coach Nick Saban is blocking her son from transferring to Georgia.After last season ended, Alabama did not block the transfer of wideout Chris Black to Missouri, also an SEC school.While it is understandable that questions are being asked about similarities regarding a situation involving another former football student-athlete transferring to an SEC institution, that instance occurred only because of unique circumstances, Alabama said in a statement Thursday.The student-athlete [Black] elected to have surgery in the middle of the season and left the program. Because of the timing of his departure, his scholarship was not renewed, and he requested to use the graduate transfer exception through the SEC. Our decision in this situation to support the SEC waiver was the exception and not the rule.We adhere to the SEC and institutional policies regarding issues of this manner. Waivers are not provided without compelling circumstances that present clear non-athletics reasons for the transfer. We remain happy to assist Maurice to enable a transfer to any non-SEC school, and have been doing everything requested regarding that throughout this process.Saban addressed the situation after practice and said Smith had opportunities to go to schools outside the SEC.I know theres a lot of talk out there and interest in the Maurice Smith deal, Saban said. Nothing has changed. We support the SEC rule of not granting guys release to go to other SEC schools. It has been our policy here not to do that unless there was a special circumstance.Saban declined to comment when asked if he felt there was a chance that Smith could wind up at Georgia.Blacks season ended at midseason by an ankle injury that required surgery. However, AL.com cited sources Thursday as saying that Black was actually granted his release because of a technicality. A school has seven days to respond to a players request to transfer. If it misses the deadline, the player is granted a full release and can play at any school. Black requested his release during Alabamas busy run-up to the LSU game in November, and the request was lost in the shuffle, AL.com reported.In mid-June, AL.com reported that Smith was seeking to leave as a graduate transfer, which would make him eligible to play immediately at another school.He wants to go to Georgia. Period, Samyra Smith told the AJC. Thats where he wants to go.She added: The university is continuing to be resistant to any request to release my son. Thats where we are. In [Sabans] mind, the best decision is for him to stay here. And he doesnt think anything other than that is best for the kid.At media days, Saban said he and the staff had told Smith that he would be a significant contributor this season if he stayed. Alabama opened camp Wednesday.We have told him, Because we support the SEC rule, it would not be in your best interest to have to sit out. If you want to go someplace else [outside the SEC], wed be glad to help you do that, Saban said.Samyra Smith asked the AJC, So what is it? Is it really about my son, or is it about Kirby Smart and Nick Saban?Smart, who is in his first year as head coach at Georgia, served as Sabans defensive coordinator at Alabama from 2008 to 2015.I dont know what it is, she said. You just had a player leave, Chris Black, and hes at an SEC school, Mizzou. So dont tell me its about a violation of rules. I can read you the rules. I understand them well. Its not a violation of rules, or else the SEC wouldve stopped it, the commissioner wouldve stopped it. But its allowed.Georgia adheres to the same conference transfer rule. The Bulldogs wouldnt allow?running back A.J. Turman to transfer to Miami, where former Georgia coach Mark Richt has taken over.Information from ESPNs Alex Scarborough and The Associated Press was used in this report. Nike Air Max 1 Mens . "Trying to breathe," he said with a grin. Bernier stopped 42 of 43 shots on Monday night, including all 22 in a hectic middle frame, his heroic performance propelling the Leafs toward an undue point in their final game before the Christmas break. Nike Air Max 1 Womens.com) - Christian Ponder will get another chance to prove himself for the Minnesota Vikings, with head coach Leslie Frazier announcing Wednesday that the struggling quarterback will start this weekends game against the Green Bay Packers. http://www.airmax1salecheap.com/ . Inter president Erick Thohir says in a club statement on Wednesday that Vidic is "one of the worlds best defenders and his qualities, international pedigree, and charisma will be an asset. Where do the seamers go?There used to be a time when the pitch in Mohali was considered to be the best in India for fast bowlers. There was more bounce and the winter in the north assisted the seam bowlers more than the spinners. But that is the thing of the past and this pitch is no different from the ones we have witnessed in the recent past. The early morning chill ensured that the surface felt a little cold on the palm but the soil underneath wore the look considered ideal for spinners. Some of the cracks were moving even before the first ball was bowled. These cracks are expected to not only crumble but Im anticipating some of the pieces to come off completely. Toss, once again, is crucial.Hameed too young to drive?A young Test career always gives constant opportunities to follow the developing patterns. If you looked at Haseeb Hameeds wagon-wheel against the Indian quicks in this series, you will find that most of his runs have come behind the stumps. Since fast bowlers try to bowl fuller around the off stump with the new ball, most openers are competent drivers. Hameeds fledgling career is suggesting that while he is aware of where his off stump is (leaves a lot of balls alone), he is a reluctant driver. Perhaps, it is worth trying bowling a yard fuller to him in the outside off channel early on.What not to do when you misread the lengthJoe Roots dismissal highlighted the importance of judging the length while playing against spin. The ball that got rid of him was too full to go back to and the same happened a few times with Jonny Bairstow against Jayant Yadav.Nike Air Max 1 White. . The cardinal rule of batting is that if you have misread the length, do not commit the second mistake by playing an attacking shot. Root did that and lost his wicket. Bairstow was fortunate because whenever he went back to a full ball, he tried to play with a straight bat.Gets Cook but puts down BairstowThe third ball of the 47th over, from R Ashwin, was well flighted and pitched full outside off, and that tempted Bairstow to attempt a cover drive. The ball turned sharply to find the inside edge and went back to Ashwin. The following delivery was on the same length, albeit a little closer and flatter, and that made the ball go straight after pitching. The variation was enough to induce another false cover drive. This time the ball kissed the outside edge. Unfortunately, Parthiv Patel failed to pouch it.Pitch too slow for bouncers?Both in Rajkot and Vizag, fast bowlers from both sides were liberal in using the short-ball trap. Not that both the pitches were seamer friendly but there was definitely more response from those pitches as compared to the one we have seen in Mohali. Even though India picked Moeen Ali with a bouncer, they used it very sparingly. The impression we got from outside was that the pitch is a little too low and slow, for the batsmen were getting enough time to ride the bounce. 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