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State of Alabama basketball update: Tide low, Auburn lower, UAB on a roll

Alabama’s hopes for an NCAA Tournament bid took a slam dunk to the face when it lost to Florida last night. At 13-7 and 3-4 in the SEC, Coach Anthony Grant’s Tide will have to step it up a few notches to get back in the mix for a post season bid of any kind.  […]

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Bruce Pearl vs. Anthony Grant: Rocky Road vs. vanilla

If Alabama basketball coach Anthony Grant went to Baskin-Robbins, he’d probably get a scoop of vanilla in a cup. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl would more likely have two scoops of different exotic flavors, with swirls and nuts, in a waffle cone, with sprinkles. The coaches couldn’t be more different, personality-wise.  They both have one big […]

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Can Alabama take down Kentucky? Hope comes from unlikely source.

Alabama hasn’t defeated a number one team in men’s basketball since 2004 when the Tide defeated Stanford in the NCAA Tournament. The Crimson Tide has not defeated a number one ranked team at Coleman Coliseum since Arkansas, the eventual national champion, was vanquished 66-64 back in 1994. Now, the number one Kentucky Wildcats come to […]

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Alabama removes a cancer from coaching staff, Auburn scoops it up

Lance Thompson was hired today to serve under newly hired Auburn defensive coordinator, Will Muschamp. Thompson, who was serving in his third tour of duty with Alabama head coach Nick Saban, previously left Alabama to join the University of Tennessee coaching staff. Thompson’s claim that the Vols would soon “build a fence around the state […]

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Bear Bryant had something to say about playoffs

Tonight is a historic night for college football.  Finally, a true champion will be crowned.  The absolute best teams in college football will play for it all in Dallas.   Or maybe not.  Texas Christian University fans will probably tell you that, if their Horny Toads had been allowed in the mix, they might be the […]

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Cooper, Collins and Yeldon declare for draft, prove again why Bama is the right choice

Do you want to see a recruiting video? No, not empty hype, school colors, catchy phrases, carefully selected game highlights and player worship. I’m talking about a real recruiting video, where a head coach rolls out the reason 4 and 5 star players are climbing over each other to stand in line to get on […]

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State of Alabama basketball: Tide trending up. Auburn, others, not so much

Alabama’s basketball team is trending upward as SEC play begins. Meanwhile, Auburn’s hardwood team is mirroring the mediocrity of its football program.  The other familiar basketball teams from Alabama are not faring too well either. As of this writing, the Crimson Tide is 11-3 after a 10-3 non-conference effort and a convincing win against Texas […]

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24 hours later, 2014 ‘Bama season may be Saban’s best effort yet

I wanted to win the championship. Heck, we all did. And until a string of boneheaded decisions, poor execution and an inspired Buckeye team took the game over just before halftime, it looked like we were on our way to another souvenir. The dilemma we Bama fans face every time we go to our t-shirt […]

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Lane Kiffin on coaching at Alabama: “I would have done it for free”

As is custom in the bowl season, for 40 short minutes the gag was removed from Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s coordinators, and Lane Kiffin, as usual, did not disappoint. But then, the Tide’s offensive coordinator in the midst of his public rehabilitation hasn’t disappointed all season. Kiffin said working under Nick Saban has been […]

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Duke Williams suspended as AU smoke screen sets in

In the latest episode of “As the Barn Turns,” we have the curious Duke Williams situation. You remember Duke Williams, part of the boog’s 1-2 receiving punch this season. The latest idol for cult worship, Duke’s whereabouts during bowl prep and future standing on the team have been rather confusing. Duke went missing from the […]

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Will Muschamp likely not able to fix Auburn’s red zone offense

Auburn’s latest hail mary to try and keep up with big brother involves the hiring of former Florida head coach, Will Muschamp. Nobody wins a press conference like the Tigers, throwing dollars at the name of the week in order to appease the AU cult. How’s that Bruce Pearl hire working out? Muschamp, who struggled […]

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UAB fans have no one to blame but themselves

Okay, I’ve had it. Since UAB President Ray Watts did the fiscally responsible thing by pulling the plug on UAB football, all 14 of UAB’s gridiron supporters have been vocal in protest. You may have seen or heard them, calling radio shows or staging demonstrations. Fact is, the only problems UAB’s fan base could cause […]

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Sugar not sweet for Alabama under Saban; championship games are the feast for ‘The Beast’

The Sugar Bowl has been a bitter pill for the Alabama Crimson Tide under Nick Saban. Twice Saban has led the Tide into Sugar Bowls as the favorite, and twice Alabama has been upended by the underdog team.  Last season’s lesson in humility should give this season’s version of the Tide a little extra incentive. Historically, […]

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Saban says he never wants to change jobs again

By Hunter Ford In an extremely brief Wednesday press conference, Nick Saban’s most newsworthy comments may have been about his own feelings about changing jobs. He was asked about former Alabama offensive Coordinator Jim McElwain, who is now the Colorado State head coach and is a rumored candidate for the Florida job. Saban said McElwain […]

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UAB Football’s funeral: Some Tide fans will weep, others will laugh, most won’t go

By Hunter Ford Rest in peace UAB football, your life was short and full of turmoil. Your passing comes as  no surprise to those close to the scene.  The Blazer football program was young, but suffered a lifelong illness. It appeared to be recovering this year, with increased attendance and a bowl-eligible 6-6 record on the field. The […]

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Saban: Reaching SEC Championship is a ‘significant accomplishment.’

By Hunter Ford Winning the SEC West and advancing to the SEC Championship Game is something to be proud of, Alabama football coach Nick Saban said at his Monday press conference. Alabama will face Eastern Division champion Missouri this Saturday in Atlanta. “Right now, this is a new season,” Saban said.  “We look forward to […]

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An Open Letter to Auburn Fans

Hi Auburn fan. We know, you believe in Auburn, and you love it. We know this because we read your ridiculous Facebook posts, where you ramble on and on with your blather in an effort to convince yourself, hoping you’ve convinced potential “converts” to your cult in the process. Somewhere there must be an unwritten […]

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Iron Bowl: The waiting is the hardest part

  Time heals all wounds, but the waiting is the hardest part. It was a tough off-season to be an Alabama fan.  We’ve had our noses rubbed in replays of the Kick Six like a puppy that soiled the living room rug.  It was a long, long winter, spring and summer.  The new season couldn’t get […]

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Amanda Pflugrad strives for more than human approval

Amanda Pflugrad: “I’ve come to learn by trials that I have gone through that God always has plans for something better. His plans are far greater than our dreams.” One of the best things about college football is getting to know people over time. Amanda Pflugrad came to everyone’s attention while cheering for the University […]

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A very telling photograph about Alabama Football & the SEC

#SEC fans rock! #UofSC J-school lecture pic.twitter.com/RMhZqzMKAj — Charles Bloom (@CharlesBloomSC) November 20, 2014 This photograph tells you everything you need to know about SEC football and Alabama football. So, what teams and leagues do you think are followers?

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