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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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Auburn and Alabama basketball coaches should be canned

Auburn and Alabama should do something to make basketball fun again By Hunter Ford Why wait until the season is over to fire the incompetent basketball coaches at Alabama and Auburn? Fire them now. Football coaches often get fired before the season is over, just ask Lane Kiffin. The Crimson Tide and the Tigers are […]

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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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Basketball is flat in the state of Alabama

Alabama Crimson Tide not alone in basketball mediocrity in this state By Hunter Ford I watched Alabama play Georgia in basketball last Saturday. The late great writer from Atlanta, Lewis Grizzard, once described watching a football game between two mediocre teams as “like watching two mules fight over a turnip.” The Tide and Dawgs looked […]

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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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Big changes coming to Tide offensive staff

Alabama’s offensive coordinator is headed to Michigan, and that is a good thing for the future of Alabama football. The vacancy created by fired Michigan OC Al Borges (just how many places has this man been fired from?) was filled by Doug Nussmeier who served in the same post under Nick Saban for the past […]

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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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How much does the Sugar Bowl matter?

By Hunter Ford From the 1970s through the early 1990s, before the advent of the BCS system, the Sugar Bowl represented the pinnacle of success for SEC teams. If you won the SEC championship with a good record, you had a shot to play a high-ranked team in the Sugar Bowl with a national championship […]

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Dear Heisman Trust: I’m Breaking Up With You

By Heather Thomas Dear Heisman Trust, After watching this year’s Heisman ceremony, I have decided to break up with you. Trust me, it isn’t easy. Breaking up with someone you’ve loved for so long is downright hard as hell. I’ll always cherish the happy times… Mark Ingram, Barry Sanders, Ricky Williams just to name a […]

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Alabama Football: The latest on Nick Saban to Texas

Rumors of Nick Saban to Texas: What is the latest from Tuscaloosa? The rumors are heating up that Alabama football coach Nick Saban might leave Tuscaloosa to coach the University of Texas Longhorns. Speculation about Saban’s future was enhanced as Paul Finebaum reported that Alabama sent the football coach a contract extension on Friday, but […]

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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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All I want for Christmas is an Iron Bowl rematch

An Iron Bowl rematch would make for a great holiday By Hunter Ford After witnessing two Auburn miracles to end the season, I’m hoping for one more; I want an Iron Bowl rematch. While Auburn and Alabama have never played twice in the same football season, a rematch is not unprecedented in college football bowl […]

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An open letter to Coach Nick Saban

(from an admittedly ‘spoiled’ fan) By Ray First off Coach, I want to say that I still think you’re the best coach in college football today and I wouldn’t trade you for 10 Gus Malzahns. And I mean that sincerely. But we all make mistakes. Many were made in Auburn, AL Saturday night that cost […]

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Alabama beats Alabama

It was a game of nauseating proportions, with a fitting ending. Channeling his inner Mike Shula, Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, and ultimately Coach Saban, performed some of the most predictable offensive play calling ever seen. All that was missing was the “elephant package”. Pounding an indecisive TJ Yeldon over, and over…and over, and over…into […]

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THANKSGIVING DAY: Eight things to be thankful for today about Alabama

There are far more important things in life (and eternity) than football, but the sport is a nice diversion from the real concerns of life. While there are more important things for which to be thankful, here are just a few I can think of heading into this weekend. 1. AJ McCarron Bama’s winningest quarterback […]

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Yes, Alabama is that good

To say Auburn is Alabama’s biggest test this year might not be wrong, but saying Alabama hasn’t been tested is. By The Conduit You know who’s critical of Alabama? Alabama is critical of Alabama. In particular, Nick Saban, AJ McCarron, Kevin Norwood, CJ Mosley, etc. It’s hard for many Alabama fans to do the same. […]

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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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