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West Virginia Game Report Card: Sims, kickers and Clint Trickett’s hair

For the fifth time in the Nick Saban era at Alabama, the Crimson Tide took its show on the road…or more accurately, to a neutral site…to begin the 2014 season. Like all the others, Bama walked away from a dome with the win to begin the new season, leaving behind a few unknowns heading into […]

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Opening night report card: Gamecocks fail, Aggies still for real

It was the best and worst of college football all in one night, and it was glorious. There truly is nothing like college football, where the pageantry and exuberance of a new season can be replaced with dismay and dispair from a fanbase in just a few minutes. Such was the case in Columbia, South […]

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3 Alabama fan resolutions for the 2014 college football season

It isn’t the new year, but it is the start of a new college football season for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Here are my resolutions for the start of the 2014 college football season. Jinx Auburn Over the last few years, I’ve learned an important lesson. I can jinx Auburn. It isn’t hard at all. […]

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Gus’ suspension guide for Nick Marshall revealed

At his press conference today Gustav Malzahn said suspended Auburn quaterback Cheech Marshall would not start but would play Saturday against the Razorbacks. Predictibly, the state media just moved on to the next question, whereas had the same scenario played out in Tuscaloosa the next 45 questions would center around the circumstances of the suspension, […]

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Auburn fans slow progress of cure for cancer in children

A charity event to benefit “Roses From Linda,” a nonprofit organization that helps cover transportation costs for family members wanting to visit terminally ill loved ones, as well as children’s cancer research, has taken a hit due to the apparent blind hatred of some Auburn fans. The event was to feature Harvey Updyke in a […]

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COACHES’ REPORT CARD: Stoops, Saban can talk, Spurrier, Rich Rod, Leach, others shouldn’t

With the 2014 campaign now within arm’s reach, a new report card from the Wall Street Journal shows who should and shouldn’t be talking trash. The offseason is built for talking smack, but numbers suggests that talking is basically all some coaches can do. We’ll start at the top. Nick Saban owns a career 50-35 […]

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Braxton Miller, done at Ohio State

Two weeks before the season begins, Ohio State’s season is over. Or at least that what it seems. News broke yesterday that the Buckeye’s quarterback was done for the year after sustaining a right shoulder injury during Monday’s practice. Miller sustained the injury during a non-contact portion of the practice, and was reportedly taken off […]

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2nd scrimmage points to the next Bama QB

Last Saturday the Tide scrimmaged for the 2nd and final time before the August 30th opener with West Virginia, and the million dollar question was how the quarterbacks fared. Everyone wants to know stats. Everyone wants to hear numbers that will make them breathe easier heading into the post-AJ McCarron era. Unfortunately, Nick Saban knows […]

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AROUND THE SEC: Nick Marshall gets ‘Burgerized’ for grass, Georgia doesn’t have any

Auburn head coach Gustav Malzahn announced Friday that he’s the man. He’s going to show his team leader a thing or two by not letting him start the Arkansas game. Oh he’ll play, he just won’t take the first snap. Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall was caught with weed last month, cited for the possession of […]

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PRACTICE REPORT: Newcomers shine in the evening session

Alabama’s latest #1 signing class took to the practice field for the first time Friday evening. At almost any other university, what stepped onto the practice field would be good enough to compete immediately in their league. At Alabama, top recruits are primed for the future, though many will see action this season. Some quick […]

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PRACTICE REPORT Day 1: Jake Coker, Eddie Jackson steal the show early

Fall practice is here, and the 2014 campaign is officially…finally…underway. The big story this morning was Jake Coker on an Alabama practice field in an Alabama jersey. Coker looks like he belongs on an NFL roster, with sound throwing mechanics, a 6’4″ frame and strong arm. It’s easy to see what the buzz has been […]

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Preseason Coach’s poll released; Bama is #2, ACC with only 3 included

The coaches have spoken, and Dabo Swinney and Jimbo Fisher appear to be in the vast minority. Much has been said (mostly by ACC coaches and players) about the ferocity of the ACC, but it appears Swinney’s and Fisher’s peers aren’t buying it. The 2014 USA Today/Amway Coaches Poll was released today, with 7 members […]

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FSU’s Jameis Winston runs his mouth about the SEC

Jameis Winston wants to remind you who the reigning national champions are. No, not Florida State. Mr. Crabs wants you to remember that it’s the ACC, not the SEC. Thank you again, Auburn. Thanks for snapping our winning streak in the big game, bringing home the conference’s only loss since the George W. Bush administration. […]

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Recruiting Update: Tide taking control of the line of scrimmage

After last season’s disappointing 11-2 finish (Mississippi State or Tennessee fan, say those words out loud and just imagine that’s the case for your school), it appears the point of emphasis for the Alabama coaching staff is simple: Take back control of the offensive line. Alabama’s imposing lines of the past led to championships. Names […]

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Steve Spurrier: Still bitter, after all these years

Steve Spurrier is a bitter man. In Paul Finebaum’s upcoming book, details of the open door former Alabama Athletics Director Mal Moore extended to Spurrier in 2006 will be outlined…an offer that ole Steve now regrets not taking. Want proof? Just listen to him. Spurrier opines and whines like a bitter girlfriend whose former love […]

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Why didn’t Gus Malzahn let Nick Marshall face the music at SEC Media Days?

Johnny Manziel was a Heisman Trophy winner. He was amazing, on and off the field. On the field, he defied laws of nature, and was exhausting to watch. Off the field, he defied laws of culture, and was exhausting to watch. Yet last summer, the Texas A&M quarterback stood up under the brightest lights college […]

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What we can learn from Auburn’s Cheech Marshall

Nick Marshall’s “citing” for marijuana possession cost him a trip to Birmingham for Auburn’s appearance at SEC Media Days. The face of Auburn’s offense, and in some respects their entire program, isn’t fit for the cameras or microphones because he can’t stay off the dooby. Then again, this is the player that was kicked off […]

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Rank the Best Alabama Football Teams of All-Time

Here is your chance to rank the best Alabama Football Teams of All Time. Tell us which Alabama Football team you think is the best ever.

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Auburn draftee struggling in the face of real football

Gus Malzahn’s system is Mickey Mouse. We know this. But now St. Louis coaches and fans are finding out for themselves. It seems 1st rounder OL Greg Robinson is having a hard time on a real football team in a real offensive system, the Bleacher Report outlines for us. My favorite… “To say that the […]

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“We Want Bama” still defines college football

So you think your team has arrived. How cute. So your team finished an improbable season in 2013, sneaking up on everyone they played in an anomoly of a year. That is awesome. Now do it again. Do it when everyone has their game with your team circled on their schedule. Do it when, for […]

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Tide’s latest QB commit suggests Bama offense is changing

Think you have Alabama’s offense figured out? Think again. Yesterday Alabama received a commitment from one of the top three dual threat quarterbacks in the country, Blake Barnett of Corona Santiago, California. Barnett, like the incoming transfer Jacob Coker, presents a different skill-set from other quarterbacks in Nick Saban’s arsenal while at Alabama. “He brings […]

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Auburn unveils this year’s new lame AU billboard

Have you seen it? Our friends from Lee County are at it again. As we’ve documented many times before, Auburn is a cult, not a fanbase. The characteristics are staggering. They require ridiculous things like catch phrases (“All In”…”Audacity”…”War Cam Eagle”) to re-energize the troops and over invest themselves in their god…Auburn football. Or more […]

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SOFTBALL: Bama ladies advance to play for the 2014 National Championship

In the wake of all the fantasy about titles in this state the last few weeks, it’s weird actually talking about a real championship on the line. But the University of Alabama softball team will go for just that beginning tonight in Oklahoma City. In a match-up Sunday between the World Series Tournament’s top two […]

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Bama Men’s Golf wins consecutive National Championship

I’ve been away for a week, but while I was, the University of Alabama went and added another National Championship. And unlike our little brothers in Lee County, this one wasn’t contrived or manufactured from opinion and fantasy. The Alabama men’s golf team won its second consecutive NCAA Championship last Wednesday, beating Oklahoma State 4-1 […]

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Nation laughs at Auburn as Tigers invent more National Titles for themselves

In case you missed it over night, Auburn won three more national championships while you were sleeping. Really, you say? No, not really. But in their latest attempt to be Alabama, the Tiggers endeavor to hoist banners featuring three years they want to be theirs, but rightfully are not. Read the LA Times making fun […]

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Think you know who the SEC favorite is next year? You may need to think again

by Titletown As we look ahead to the 2014 college football season, our guest columnist sheds some light on the blather coming from lazy mediots telling us who’ll win it all. 1. The old adage “the best team doesn’t always win” is true. We all know it. Tennessee was not better than South Carolina last […]

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Nick Saban at it again: More controversial comments stir rivals

Alabama’s head coach is at it again. More controversial comments came on Thursday of this week in response to a pesky Nashville reporter. One of the many recruiting tactics rivals use (We’re looking at you, Gustav) when trying to pick up the crumbs left by Alabama head coach Nick Saban is claiming that “if you […]

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Player Alabama didn’t even recruit claims he was offered a car

Pat White was a tremendous college quarterback at West Virginia from 2005-2008. The Daphne native sliced and diced in the Mountaineer’s spread offense as good as any in recent memory. But Pat White wasn’t recruited by Alabama. Though recently the NFL reject made a disparaging claim via his Facebook page in response to a picture […]

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AJ’s slide, Gary & Verne lied, and Michael Sam’s gay pride…it’s all in your Sunday Cup ‘O Coffee

With the 2014 NFL Draft now in the books, things that were hazy a few days ago are now clear. Questions regarding the NFL futures of several Alabama players are now answered…or at least starting points have been determined. And the wisdom regarding the decisions of some Tide underclassmen to come out is now under […]

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Nick Saban adds two more to his 1st round NFL draft resume

In what was considered an off year in results and prospects this past season, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has added two more names to his growing list of NFL draftees taken in the 1st round. Linebacker CJ Mosley was taken by the Baltimore Ravens as the 17th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft […]

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