Tim Keenan III announced that he will play his redshirt junior season with the Alabama Crimson Tide the following season.
In an Instagram post, Keenan wrote, “Last year I overcame a lot and at the beginning things seemed out of reach.” “Before I even started to jump, I felt like I was going to drown. I jumped into the water, thinking I would float, but God showed me that I was only getting wet. Having said that, let’s give it one more shot since there is still unresolved business. Fourth Quarter, I’ll talk to you soon.
In 2023, Keenan had a breakthrough year for Alabama. After a strong spring and fall camp, he was awarded a starting role prior to the start of the season. 38 total tackles, seven QB hurries, and one sack were his final stats as a starter in his debut season.
In the season, Keenan’s performance against Texas A&M was his best. Against the Aggies, he totaled eight tackles, one sack, and one tackle for loss.
Nate Oats Hopes Vanderbilt Win Was a ‘Wakeup Call for Everybody’
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama: Alabama basketball defeated Vanderbilt 78-75 on Saturday to start the SEC season 1-0. Although Nate Oats is pleased with the victory, he is not overly happy with his team’s performance.
Only three players on the Crimson Tide roster—Mark Sears, Rylan Griffen, and Nick Pringle—had any prior SEC experience going into that match.
Oats remarked on Monday, “The new guys don’t understand what SEC play is all about.” “There will be a period of adjustment. These are challenging conference games. Like Vanderbilt was the worst team in our league, based on whatever analytics website you visit.
Despite the fact that so many players, including Aaron Estrada, Grant Nelson, Mohamed Wague, Sam Walters, Latrell Wrightsell, and Jarin Stevenson, were experiencing SEC play for the first time. But as the Crimson Tide gets ready for the SEC home opener against South Carolina, Oats wants to take away more than just lessons from the Vanderbilt game for the freshmen and transfers.
We all had a part in that collapse, so I hope it served as a wake-up call for everyone, even the returners, Oats said. “After leading 33–15, we were up 18 and playing fairly well for the first ten minutes when the ball stopped moving. I felt that guys became a little too self-centered about it. The final four minutes of the half saw no goals from us. We started forcing it into tight spaces and double teams, and we turned it over 16 times, hurting both our offense and defense.
“I hope it serves as a wake-up call for everyone, reminding them that no matter what the score, you have to keep playing the right way because things can change quickly.”
The focus now turns to the Gamecocks, who have defeated Mississippi State 68-62 and have only lost once this season. With 19.2 points per game, Alabama’s Sears leads the SEC in scoring, but Meechie Johnson of South Carolina isn’t far behind in third place with 18.2 PPG.
Tuesday night on SEC Network, the Crimson Tide will take on the Gamecocks inside Coleman Coliseum at 6 p.m.
“We had the good fortune to prevail over Vanderbilt,” Oats stated. “Going forward, we will need to play much better in order to win in this league.”