Alabama Loses Ricky Town

January 25, 2014 at 2:21p    by Johnny Ginter    
Goodbye Ricky, it's been nice, hope you find your paradise

Five star Alabama commit Ricky Town has decided to shed that particular label in favor of "five star Alabama de-commit" today. Town, out of California, is considered to be one of the best QBs in the 2015 class, which means he has a whole year to enjoy the many thousands of Lane Kiffin jokes he just spawned.

Actually, speaking of which, this article from earlier this month is especially funny now:

Town, who said he remains firmly committed to Alabama, said his conversation with Kiffin flew in the face of what many seem to believe about the Tide offensive coordinator's personality.

"You hear so many people's opinions and stuff, so it was good to actually get a chance to talk to him and hear what he's trying to do and to get his opinions. I was happy we had a chance to talk and I'm excited."

HAHAHAHAaaanyway, there's no word if Town will now end up looking to follow Nussmeier to Michigan, but I'm sure that that's something we can all fret about endlessly in the coming months.

Source: @RickyTownQB



lljjgg's picture

there's no word if Town will now end up looking to follow Nussmeier to Michigan, but I'm sure that that's something we can all fret about endlessly in the coming months.

Mercifully, early word is no. Tom VanHaaren from ESPN and Jon Garcia from Scout expect him to stay out West.

PittBuckeye's picture

He likely just saw this and was morally offended.

Remy's picture

"What? What did I say? What did I do?"
Just being yourself Lane.

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Not a huge loss for Bama with FSU's backup Coker transferring in and they have some good backup QBs now as well as one of the top QBs coming in this upcoming season.

PittBuckeye's picture

Can't see a Cali kid who committed originally to Alabama end up following an offensive coordinator to tTUN, can't picture that. Not worried about him going there at all, he'd have to be madly in love with that guy for some reason.

mtrotb's picture

If Coker transfer in they will have 6 QB's on schollies.


EvanstonBuckeye's picture

And, if you're Town, you have to factor in Coker getting immediate PT. No reason to transfer there, otherwise.

southbay's picture

Could be reason enough for Town to move on right there.

Statutoryglory's picture

So Bama is down a 5* (Town), a 4* (Del Rio), and up a 3* (Coker).  The Lane Kiffiin effect.

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Coker is supposed to be pretty legit though.  And they have Cornwell (top 3-5 QB) part of their 2014 class coming in.

otrain2416's picture

I was a little concerned when I found out my offensive coordinator was a stand up comedian with a show on comedy central. I was worried that he would put too much time into that and not enough time into coaching football like he did at USC. -Town

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

CALPOPPY's picture

Otrain, I think he was more worried that his coach spent his time between jobs making treehouses.
Lane Kiffin, Treehouse Master

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

FitzBuck's picture

This show is awesome.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

bull1214's picture

this happened because ofd coker and the depth chart all together. makes sense if u ask me

bucknut8's picture

seriousy tho, what is going on in Bama these days?
ive seen so many de-commitments from them this year its crazy.


GH_Lindsey's picture

They're at the point where they've just stockpiled talent so much that 5-stars are languishing on the bench, which is not something these kids are fans of

kareemabduljacobb's picture

That's true.. Town is good, but it shouldn't hurt Bama that much.. They got top 3-5 QB Cooper Bateman in last years class and bringing in top 3-5 QB Cornwell in this years class, plus the addition of Coker (2 years of eligibility and can play right away).. I think they're alright.  Plus, from what I hear that Blake Sims is pretty good, dual-threat QB as well who will be a SR next season I believe.

bucknut8's picture

Yes I know Bama is stock piled with talent and this wont hurt them. Im saying with all the decommits and kids coming and going before they even sign their NLOI makes you wonder whats going on downt there.


southbay's picture

It was only a year ago Herbie said Alabama's dynasty was "just getting started"...

Squirrel Master's picture

I guess you can say once the Lane opened up in Bama, Ricky got out of town.
Thank you, Thank you.

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

IGotAWoody's picture

He'll be here all weekend, ladies and germs! Please, tip your waiters, waitresses and bartenders....

“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” ~Carl Rogers

Hovenaut's picture

They're still a happy family down there, I'm sure.

We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

CALPOPPY's picture

Wish that's how my parents dressed me when I was younger.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

hodge's picture

Given Saban's height, I'm pretty sure those faces should be reversed. 

CALPOPPY's picture

+ 1 for telling that is an older photo of Kiffikins. I thought that was his 5th grade photo or something.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

740's picture

this just means they'll have one less recruit they need to cut come September.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Wow, this is some interesting news! 

WOLFofOHIO's picture

V michigan fans now....

there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything

Alpo's picture

Town just committed to USC. Hows that for sticking it to Kiffin?

TMac's picture

I Guess he wanted to be as far away from Lane Kiffin as possible!!

ONE Not Done!

bull1214's picture

now watch for david sills to switch to bama.....

BamaBuckeye144's picture

I'm not laughing with you, Alabama. I'm laughing at you.


george_buck's picture

Commits to SC. He's trying to avoid Kiffin like the plague.

rkylet83's picture

Good call.  Close to home and a program that will probably be on the upswing.  Not to mention this...


AndyVance's picture

Gotta love the Song Girls. Best thing about SC by far.