Ladies and Gentleman i think we may have our future phat pat replacement. Terrence cody, the big 6'5 355 pound senior out of Alabama.
Cody made an immediate impact for the Crimson Tide defensive line, recording four tackles—one for loss—in a 34–10 rout of the Clemson Tigers. He and the rest of the defense also held the Tigers to zero net rushing yards. With his presence in the middle of the Crimson Tide defensive line, Cody earned himself the nickname of “Mount Cody.” By mid-season he was already considered the No. 1 nose tackle prospect for the 2009 NFL Draft by league scouts.
In Alabama's rout over Georgia at Sanford Stadium, Cody was instrumental in holding Doak Walker award candidate Knowshon Moreno to just 34 yards rushing. In the seventh game of the season against Ole Miss, he received a knee injury during the third quarter which sidelined him for two weeks. In the annual Iron Bowl versus rival Auburn, Cody and teammate Bobby Greenwood sacked quarterback Kodi Burns, giving Cody his first half-sack of the season. He also recovered a fumble, which set up an Alabama touchdown. In the 2008 SEC Championship Game versus Florida, Cody recorded three tackles in a 31–20 loss. In the loss, the Crimson Tide allowed 142 yards rushing—the second most in the 2008 season. In the season finale, he recorded one assisted tackle, while holding the Utah Utes to 13 yards rushing. However, Alabama went on to lose the game 31–17, finishing the season 12–2.
Alabama′s rush defense considerably improved in 2008. After giving up 128.4 rushing yards a game in 2007, the Crimson Tide only allowed 78.8 yards per game in 2008. “As far as one guy who has changed our team more than any, you’d have to go with Terrence,” offensive lineman Mike Johnson said. Cody was subsequently given the team’s Defensive Achievement Award for a newcomer who has played a critical role in the effectiveness of his unit.
Despite being commonly regarded as a top prospect, Cody decided to skip the 2009 NFL Draft. On Christmas Day 2008 an "announcement" on his Facebook page said that he was leaving early, but turned out to be a joke by his girlfriend.
Prior to the 2009 season, Cody has dropped about 10 pounds, worked on his conditioning, and hopes to keep himself in the game on third-down passing situations. He was often replaced by Josh Chapman on passing downs in 2008. Cody checked in at fall practice at 354 pounds, however Nick Saban says he needs to be down near 340 in order to become an every-down player and pass-rusher. By the time Alabama plays Virginia Tech on September 5, Cody planned to be down to 345, and eventually dropped his weight to 349. Only a couple of days before the season opener, Cody and a few of his teammates were sidelined with flulike symptoms. Cody returned after a three-day absence.
Cody has been named to the 2009 Lombardi Award, Lott Trophy, and Outland Trophy watch lists. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 1 defensive tackle in college football in 2009. On October 14, 2009, Cody and fellow teammate Rolando McClain were announced as two of the twelve finalists for the 2009 Lombardi Award. Cody was also named to The Sporting News midseason college football All-American team.
|I haven't seen anybody who's a match for this guy one-on-one. Nobody playing on Saturdays, or Sundays probably.||”|
"I don’t like going against Terrence Cody. That’s just a pain. Too much work. He’s too much of a load."—Alabama's All-American guard Mike Johnson.
"They've kept blockers off me, and I've been able to run free and make tackles. It wasn't really like that last year. I mean, we had guys who did their jobs, but not too many people have a Terrence Cody in there, a 365-pound guy who can take on the whole offensive line." —Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain explaining his successful 2008 season.[ So is this who we should use our first round pick on this year or go somewhere else with it....leave your thoughts