TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Despite starting off the season with back-to-back blowout victories, Nick Saban still wants to see his team make improvements. In order to make that happen, the Alabama head coach is making a switch to one very crucial position.While the Crimson Tide continue their dominance against their competition, the reigning champions could still use consistency from their special teams unit.After having consecutive abysmal outings, Austin Jones is no longer the starting kicker for Alabama. Instead, redshirt freshman Joseph Bulovas will take his place.Saban: Joseph Bulovas will be the kicker moving forward— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) September 12, 2018Jones struggled mightily in the season opener, missing an extra point and 27-yard field goal. As for their second matchup, the senior kicker failed on two extra point attempts.On the other hand, Bulovas was perfect against Arkansas State, converting every single opportunity, which included a 39-yard field goal.It’s hard to find many flaws on Alabama’s roster, but clearly Saban believes their kicking game needs an upgrade.Bulovas will have his first chance to prove Saban right on Saturday, as they face Ole Miss on the road.
AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 10: Bevo, the mascot of the Texas Longhorns, stands in his corner during a game against the Colorado Buffaloes on October 10, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 38-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Tuesday night, ahead of the Sugar Bowl, there was an incident between the mascots for Texas and Georgia. Bevo, the Longhorns mascot, charged Uga, the Bulldogs mascot.Luckily, nobody was seriously injured. But it was a scary scene for those in attendance.Video of the incident went viral. As you’ll see, it’s actually surprising that Bevo didn’t accidentally hook anyone with his horns while on his way to Uga.Check it out:Bevo just came after Uga X and the Sugar Bowl has officially begun. pic.twitter.com/aUFvRkbEwb— Mike Reiter (@Mike_Reiter) January 2, 2019Wednesday, PETA issued a press release, calling for both Texas and Georgia to end the practice of having live mascots. They want the schools to just use human mascots instead.Their main beef? They think it’s “indefensible” that the animals are brought from game to game to be “paraded” in front of fans.So … @peta is calling for Bevo and Uga to retire after the Texas and Georgia mascots got into a little dust up before the Sugar Bowl.Seriously, this is a real life press release. pic.twitter.com/dpK2Ogbg4n— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) January 3, 2019It’s unclear if either school will respond – but it’s a fair bet they won’t be changing their ways. Bevo and Uga are two of the most beloved mascots in college football.As for the game itself, Texas scored an upset win over Georgia. Bevo set the tone from before kickoff.