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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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Oklahoma sends Alabama football a clear message with Sugar Bowl win

by ITK The Superdome scoreboard read Oklahoma 45, Alabama 31. But the message was much clearer than the 14-point victory the Sooners enjoyed over the reigning National Champs. Alabama again struggled in the secondary, struggled in pressuring the quarterback, struggled in securing the middle of the defensive line, and struggled to get stops on third […]

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LSU’s Zach Mettenberger caught on camera…

…or should I say, Zach Mettenbooger. Good grief Zach. Good grief LSU fans. Just good grief. (Follow ITK on Twitter for Bama news, commentary and smack.)

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Gus Malzahn to the Cleveland Browns

by ITK The Gus Bus is pulling out of Lee County, at least that’s what many are starting to believe. Reports from Ohio have Gus Malzahn as the leading candidate for the Cleveland Browns’head coach opening, where he would be free to hire his own staff. Malzahn’s cinderella 2013 season and success in his only […]

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Nick Saban gets nails painted at New Orleans Children’s Hospital

by ITK Alabama head coach Nick Saban is everything that’s right with college football. Still the greatest living coach in the college game, Alabama’s head man continues to amaze, exemplifying what the game should be about. It’s the success story you’ve heard many times over by now, of the boy from the West Virginia working […]

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ALABAMA BASKETBALL: 5-6 Tide should self-impose death penalty

by ITK Saturday night, the Crimson Tide held a 12-point second half lead over visiting Xavier, only to let it slip away and lose in the end. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Against Oklahoma. And Duke. And Drexel. And South Florida. And Wichita State. And almost West Alabama for crying out loud. […]

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Warning to Auburn fans: Terry Bowden looked great too

Auburn fans probably won’t read this; reality isn’t their style. But amid the gloating and celebration following one of the most improbable regular seasons in Auburn history, let this be a word to the wise: Like Gustav Malzahn, Terry Bowden looked fantastic for a year or two. Bowden came on the scene in 1993 following […]

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David Cutcliffe named 2013 Walter Camp College Coach of the Year

University of Alabama graduate and current Duke University head football coach David Cutcliff has done an amazing job this season, and the Walter Camp Foundation signified his efforts by awarding Cutcliff as the 2013 National Coach of the Year. The Walter Camp Coach of the Year is selected by 125 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches […]

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Numbers heavily favor the Tide in Saturday’s Iron Bowl, but don’t let that stop Auburn delusion

by ITK Numbers always tell the tale in the game of football. The very game itself is made up of numbers, from stats to the final score. Following another shut out of an opponent this past Saturday, the Tide’s third of the season, Bama “offically” turns its focus to Auburn this week. And oh what […]

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Let me guess, Auburn…”You want Bama”

by ITK UPDATED – December 2, 2013 Auburn wanted Bama, and they got them. The Tigers put themselves in a position to win in the 4th quarter while Alabama failed on numerous occasions to close the door and put the game away. Playing not to lose is rarely a winning equation in football, but that’s […]

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60 Minutes Sports feature: Built By Bama

By ITK One of many reasons why games like tomorrow’s are won by the Crimson Tide before they ever begin. It’s almost not fair. Roll Tide! (Follow ITK on Twitter for Bama news, commentary and smack.)

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Another big game week, another Saban to Texas Hail Mary

by ITK I don’t know if Vegas lays odds on such things, but if so, and if you’re strapped for cash right now, bet everything you have on a bigger, juicier “Nick Saban is going to Texas” rumor to waft in the wind the week of Nov. 30′s tussle with Auburn. Forget the 60 Minutes […]

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Bama-LSU no “Game of the Century” this year

by ITK It’s LSU week, and in the SEC, you know what that means: The Game of the Century, version 2013…right? No? The SEC West Championship game, right? No? Truth is, this year’s tussle in Tuscaloosa may not even be the game of the week. When the LSU Tigers come to town they’ll do so […]

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Prayers offered for Auburn’s Anthony Swain in the wake of his tragic knee injury

by ITK Auburn linebacker Anthony Swain suffered a tragic and sudden knee injury in Auburn’s game against Arkansas Saturday night. So sudden was it, that he didn’t even realize it until the very last minute, crashing what was left of his healthy body to the Fayetteville, Arkansas turf. The odd, soccer-like flailing in the face […]

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