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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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Saban: Season winding up, not winding down

By Hunter Ford Nick Saban says the Alabama football season is not winding down, it’s winding up. At his Wednesday evening press conference, Saban was asked to evaluate his senior class as the season is “winding down.”  Before commenting on the seniors, he said the Tide still has a lot to look forward to “relative […]

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Alabama #1 in latest college football playoff poll

The College Football Playoff Committee has spoken, and apparently they liked what they saw in Bryant-Denny Stadium last Saturday afternoon. With this latest poll, now the only one that really matters, for the seventh year in a row, the Crimson Tide has now been ranked #1 at some point in the college football season. The […]

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Pearl’s Auburn gets killed by basketball power Colorado; Bama moves to 2-0

When you think college basketball, you think the Colorado Buffaloes. Last night, one of college basketball’s powerhouse programs taught Auburn and Bruce Pearl a thing or two, handing the Tigers a narrow 31-point defeat in Boulder. The loss was Auburn’s first in the Bruce Pearl era. Yep, Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina…Colorado. Pearl’s arrival in […]

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Saban: No time for slacking, opportunity knocks

By Hunter Ford Alabama coach Nick Saban’s message to his team this week is for it to focus on getting better in order to take advantage of opportunities that lie ahead. The Tide takes on Western Carolina Saturday for homecoming week, and will face Auburn the following week.  If Alabama wins those two games it will […]

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Tide poised for playoff run, topples #1 Mississippi State

The Alabama defense hassled and handled Heisman Trophy Candidate and Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott early and often as the Tide taught the Bulldogs to behave, once again. A trio of Tide defenders intercepted Prescott…Nick Perry, Landon Collins and Cyrus Jones…while Bama’s revolving front seven held the talented Bulldog QB in check most of the […]

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Auburn’s playoff hopes take a hit in blowout loss to Georgia

The University of Auburn lost in dramatic fashion to the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday night in Athens, severely damaging the Tigers’ hopes of making the new college football playoff. Losing 34-7, the College Football Committee may have to take a hard look at the Tigers’ body of work this season, possibly excluding API from the […]

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Saban: Don’t sack Dak, control the pocket and maintain pressure

By Hunter Ford Alabama coach Nick Saban said Alabama needs to “push the pocket” to control Mississippi State’s mobile quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott leads the number one ranked Bulldogs into Tuscaloosa to face the Tide Saturday in a crucial matchup which will have significant implications for the SEC championship and College Football Playoff. Saban said […]

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Another draining Alabama-LSU game

By Hunter Ford It was just another typical Alabama-LSU game; two old school football teams playing smash-mouth football to the bitter end. Well, a bitter end for LSU.  The Tigers were hoping that a win over the Tide would give them a case to be considered for the College Football Playoff.  Now, with three losses, […]

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Will latest accusation of point shaving finally do Jameis Winston in?

Jameis Winston has to be the dumbest human alive. There’s no doubt he loves the sound of his own voice, not to mention the sight of himself in the media. But the young man from Hueytown, Alabama simply cannot avoid the headlines. The latest allegation may be what finally does him in because it involves […]

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Saban: Healthy Tide will face aggressive LSU defense

By Hunter Ford In a brief Wednesday press conference, Nick Saban said there has been a lot of “positive energy” in practice as the Crimson Tide prepares to take on LSU Saturday night at Tiger Stadium. On the injury front, Saban said all key players have been able to practice this week and all are […]

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Saban to players: ‘Be where your feet are’ and ‘Take care of business’

By Hunter Ford In his Monday press conference, Nick Saban said Alabama players need to focus on what will be a “tough,” “physical” game against LSU Saturday night. The Tide, after an off week, will be mostly healthy. Offensive lineman Cam Robinson is the only player expected to miss practice time this week, according to […]

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Rebel loss paves way for the Tide

Oxford, MS – The Ole Miss Black Bear Rebel Thingies choked on the cold November air in Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium Saturday night…an opponent falling victim to Auburn luck yet again. Ole Miss has enjoyed a storied season, but unfortunately, with a 2nd loss that most assuredly removes them from championship contention, that season won’t end in […]

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Alabama debuts at #6 in new playoff poll

Any questions regarding how the new playoff committee would address one conference’s dominance against the landscape of college football were answered Tuesday night as the committee placed three teams from the SEC in its initial four team playoff scenario. And not only from the SEC, but the SEC West. Of course, some of it may […]

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Saban on injuries, suspension, CFP poll

By Hunter Ford Nick Saban covered a lot of ground in a Tuesday press conference, updating injuries, announcing a suspension and proclaiming he doesn’t know and doesn’t care about the upcoming College Football Playoff poll. Running back T.J. Yeldon and tight end Brian Vogler are “beat up” and will be limited in practice this week.  Offensive tackle Cam Robinson […]

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No bias, SEC is champion of the world

Could an Evil Sports Promotional Network (ESPN) be manipulating coverage of the SEC to sway the College Football Playoff Committee into selecting as many SEC teams as possible? At least one writer for a well-known pop culture magazine website thinks so. The writer makes a point that ESPN owns broadcasting rights to the CFP, has recently launched […]

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Does Alabama need conference championship to win bigger prize?

Does Alabama really need the SEC championship to make the playoffs and win the national championship? Maybe not. Would it matter to Tide fans if Alabama took a bye on the trip to Atlanta, but was still able to participate in the College Football Playoff? When Ole Miss lost to LSU, it gave Alabama new hope […]

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Saban: Focus is on playing “our game”

By Hunter Ford Nick Saban, at his Wednesday morning SEC teleconference, said his Alabama Crimson Tide will focus on playing “our game” despite a potentially distracting crowd at Neyland Stadium. Alabama plays Tennessee Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. CT, in Knoxville. Monday morning, Saban was asked about Lane Kiffin’s return to Tennessee. Kiffin, now Alabama’s […]

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Want to beat Tennessee? It’s in the sack

When the Tennessee Volunteers try for the eighth year in a row to best Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide this Saturday night, a laundry list of challenges will meet the Vols at the entrance to Neyland Stadium. But you might start at quarterback. Or specifically, the orange and white paper mache wall around theirs. The […]

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Saban: Turn the page on rout of Aggies

By Hunter Ford It’s time for Alabama “to turn the page” on its rout of Texas A&M and focus on the battle with Tennessee, set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday. That was Nick Saban’s message in a brief Monday press conference. Saban said he was proud of his team for playing with “intensity” and “emotion” while […]

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Saban: Aggie offense can’t go fast if Tide controls the ball

By Hunter Ford The focus for Alabama this week has been improving on execution and fundamentals, head coach Nick Saban said during his Wednesday afternoon press conference. Alabama plays at home Saturday against SEC West foe Texas A&M, 4-2, 2-2, which has lost its last two games after starting 4-0. “We’re trying to focus on our players…playing […]

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