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What “Is” Bill Battle’s “Plan”?

Alabama Athletic Director Bill Battle has a plan. I get an email from him every week telling me so. It reads more like a report than a plan, and from the looks of things, all seems to be going pretty well in Tuscaloosa. For instance, his last email told me: Men’s Golf is currently ranked […]

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Four Georgia football players arrested last night, at practice today

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported via Twitter that all four of the Georgia players who were arrested last night were in fact in pads and practicing today. That Mark Richt…he is one disciplinarian. Starting safety Tray Matthews, along with defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, outside linebacker James DeLoach and receiver Uriah LeMay were all arrested and […]

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BREAKING: Bruce Pearl hired at Auburn

I have it on a very good source that Auburn University has extended an offer to former Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl, and that Pearl has accepted the offer. Bruce Pearl will be Auburn’s new basketball coach. And I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Pearl is still serving under an NCAA […]

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Bama softball worth experiencing in-person

With the Crimson Tide softball team off to an impressive 20-4 start, I had the chance to make the trek to Rhoads Stadium to take in the Saturday contest with the Gamecocks this past weekend. Bama would pound South Carolina 10-5 en route to a 3-0 weekend sweep of USCe. The team itself is mechanical. […]

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Think Saban is scared of the HUNH? Stats say otherwise

As March 6th nears, the day of the NCAA Rules Committee’s infamous vote on the “10-second rule” heard around the world, a popular notion has been tossed around ad nauseam. “If that mean ole Nick Saban can’t beat the hurry up, no huddle offense, he’s just gonna try and change the rules.” This is usually […]

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Nick Saban: “I had nothing to do with the idea of the 10-second rule”

As we slowly get beyond the hysteria and knee-jerk reaction surrounding the NCAA Rules Committee’s upcoming decision on the so-called “10-second rule,” some interesting nuggets are rising to the surface. The sexy headlines in past weeks have been in favor of those crying in the streets over the change. Coaches who, like children, want to […]

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Why we love Auburn…

Many ask here why we report on Auburn. “This is an Alabama site,” some say. “Why do you care?” That’s an interesting question. The truth is, I personally don’t. When I close my eyes at night, I’m not dreaming of ways I can even the score with Auburn. They are what they are. The term […]

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Lazy, washed up Steve Spurrier takes another shot at Nick Saban

Steve Spurrier is a washed up has been “ball coach” whose best years are decades behind him. His closest sniff at relevance was a 2010 SEC Championship Game appearance where his Gamecocks got run, 56-17. There was a day when Steve Spurrier defined college football. That day is long gone. Instead, now ole Steve is […]

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Alabama basketball play-by-play announcer deserves his freedom

If you love something, it is said you should set it free. If it returns to you, it’s yours. If it doesn’t, it never was. Such should be the case with Alabama basketball play-by-play announcer Chris Stewart. As the University subjects him to cruel and unusual punishment, you have to wonder when public outcry will […]

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Common sense says HUNH rules will change

Let’s make this clear. When the HUNH rules are altered, it isn’t, nor was it ever about Nick Saban having to change the rules to beat the HUNH. Last season Alabama head coach Nick Saban led his Tide to a 25-0 shutout of Hugh Freeze’s version, outscored a healthy Johnny Manziel on his turf (something […]

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Someone please tell me why I should care what Mike Leach thinks?

Mike Leach is a nut job. As HUNH disciples are flocking like rats to the upper levels of a sinking ship in search of anything to cling to, one of those respites appears to be Mike Leach. Now that’s funny. Mike Leach is captain insane-o meets college coaching. Evidenced by his decision to lock a […]

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Nick Saban influencing NCAA Rules Committee?

Current rules in college football state that defensive players aren’t guaranteed the opportunity to substitute unless the offense first substitutes. Under the new rule proposal, this policy would remain when the play clock starts at 25 seconds. Someone please tell me, how in the world is this fair? That’s the question many coaches not taking […]

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Death of the HUNH; NCAA proposes rule changes

The NCAA is reportedly considering rule changes that would mean the beginning of the end of the Hurry-Up-No-Huddle offense, a gimmicky bush-league offense that depends on a sucker-punch type mentality for success. Under newly proposed rules, an offense would not be allowed to snap the ball for the first 10 seconds of the 40 second […]

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Alan Evans speaks: “Auburn fans have thrown my family away…Alabama fans have embraced us”

While the sports world breaks its collective neck to try and manufacture interest and intrigue in the Michael Sam story, a real story of courage is taking place right under their noses. Unlike Sam, a decent but not great NFL prospect working the system to apply pressure to a franchise to “show they’re enlightened” and […]

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Former Auburn player chastises Auburn Family over treatment of Rashaan Evans

Former Auburn tight end Phillip Lutzenkirchen has had enough of what he’s seen and heard. Lutzenkirchen took to Twitter today to let his voice be heard about the mistreatment of the Evans family at the hands of Auburn people. His commenting on it marks the first official word (I’ve heard) of an Auburn representative speaking […]

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Rashaan Evans: “I’m being treated like I’m Satan.”

The classic move by the Aubuhn Fambly is to deflect. Just listen to their talking heads. Instead of owning up to the travesties being committed on a daily basis against the family of Rashaan Evans, the immediate response is not to admit their sin, but to deflect. You’ve heard it. “You bunch of Updykes. You […]

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Elisha Shaw shows Nick Saban’s compassion greater than thirst for winning

Elisha Shaw had a slew of scholarship offers as a junior at Tucker High in Atlanta. Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and a number of other top Division I programs were interested. That is until a serious neck injury on the second day of summer practice last year. The former 296-pound defensive tackle then found himself […]

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More players arrested, and why this is news

Two members of the University of Tennessee football team were arrested over the weekend on alcohol-related charges and resisting arrest. Officers received a call about a loud party at the apartment of former Tennessee linebacker Dontavis Sapp, 22, who was also taken into custody with Johnson, 22, and O’Brien, 20, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Attacks on Rashaan Evans’ family may reveal the “true” Auburn “Fambly”

Auburn fans love to paint themselves as a family. The Auhbuhn Fambly. Indeed. However, it’s much more like a mafia family. Cross them and get ready to swim with the fishes. More on this updated story here Now mind you, we have said many, many times that the Auburn fanbase resembles more of a cult […]

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Former Bama players celebrate Seahawks Super Bowl win

Seattle’s 43-8 whipping of the Denver Broncos Sunday night included two former players from the University of Alabama. Starting left guard James Carpenter started all 27 games of his two year career at Alabama, playing left tackle in college while helping the Tide win the National Championship following the 2009 season. Carpenter was the 25th […]

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Bama plays, Bama loses, and Anthony Grant cashes in

Today, Anthony Grant will earn $5,013.69. That’s just today. For the week, $35,192.30. In these tough financial times, Bama’s 5th year basketball coach will earn $152,500 by the end of January. These are the sort of things a $1.83 Million annual contract will get you. What it won’t get you is results. 18 games into […]

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Sighs of relief heard in Alabama as Browns shun Gus, hire Pettine

It almost happened. Well, not really. But in the minds of many, Gus Malzahn was almost swooned away from the plains after just one season. It was a ridiculous notion, really. That a 2nd year college coach who depends on smoke, mirrors, and the kind of luck that would make a leprechaun say “what the […]

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Gus Bus bound for Cleveland?

Rumors are picking up steam that the Cleveland Browns are highly interested in Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn as their next head coach. Malzahn and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase have been believed to be the front-runners for the position of late. Gase removed his name from the running Wednesday, leaving…guess who? The Browns […]

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UAB football fails again

UAB football went 2-10 last season, ranking 122nd among Football Bowl Subdivision teams in scoring defense. The Blazers gave up an average of 43.8 points a game. At the end of the season, head coach Garrick McGee bolted his post to become offensive coordinator at Louisville, a willful, backwards step down the job ladder. UAB […]

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What would a PAT-less SEC look like?

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made headlines this week with his words to the NFL Network regarding PAT’s. Goodell suggested that the competition committee could do away with them altogether. “The extra point is almost automatic,” Goodell told NFL Network. “I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd [attempts]. […]

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Vinnie Sunseri baffles all with his NFL decision

Vinnie Sunseri was my favorite Bama player since Javier Arenas. There, I said it. I loved the kid. He played with the kind of heart I would’ve wanted to possess if I could swap places with him. Not the most talented or fastest on the field, Sunseri played his days at Alabama with an aggressive […]

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BREAKING: Selling autographed merchandise still not illegal

by ITK For some reason, people like buying things that famous people have signed. While this may be strange to some, and pointless to others (including this writer), the autographed memorabilia industry continues to thrive. Selling such merchandise isn’t illegal, neither by NCAA rules nor in a court of law. For instance, the football pictured […]

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Solving the quarterback puzzle at Alabama

Bama’s offense faces life after AJ McCarron by ITK When Alabama takes the field August 30th against West Virginia in Atlanta, who will be under center? With Florida State redshirt sophomore Jacob Coker considering a change of scenery, the answer to that question may be more intriguing than first meets the eye. As AJ McCarron […]

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Bama bids farewell to 4 Tiders as 8 early enrollees arrive in T-Town; Tre Mason bolts Auburn as well

Today four members of the Crimson Tide football team announced their intentions to forego their senior seasons in favor of the 2014 NFL Draft. To no one’s surprise, safety Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix made the decision to leave. Dix is a strong 1st round projection, as is left tackle Cyrus Koundjio. Here’s hoping someone teaches Koundjio how […]

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Auburn blows last BCS game to end SEC’s championship streak

by ITK It’s one thing to get there. It’s yet another thing to have and do what it takes to win it. The Auburn Tigers, fresh off the most unlikely, luck-filled season in their luck-filled history, had a chance at completing their mission of being the team of destiny. Problem is, destiny apparently got held […]

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