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SEC Media Days 2014 Schedule; Expands to four days

SEC Media Days 2014 Schedule MONDAY, July 14 Commissioner Mike Slive Auburn – Gus Malzahn Florida – Will Muschamp Vanderbilt – Derek Mason TUESDAY, July 15 Mississippi State – Dan Mullen South Carolina – Steve Spurrier Tennessee – Butch Jones Texas A&M – Kevin Sumlin WEDNESDAY, July 16 Steve Shaw – SEC Coordinator of Football […]

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National Signing Day 2014

UPDATED – 2:15pm cdt Well, all the letters are in, and only the Opelika-Auburn Times would disagree that Alabama has again signed the top recruiting class in the nation. The surprise of the day came from Auburn High School standout Rashaan Evans, picking the Tide over Auburn…possibly the biggest signing day jaw-dropper in decades. Long […]

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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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UA SGA does the right thing, misses UA-AU game

Like the rest of the world, I didn’t watch or listen to the Alabama-Auburn basketball game last night. Truthfully, I only vaguely remembered they were even playing late into the evening, and by then figured I’d save something for my day on Friday. As usual, Alabama sputtered and lost under Anthony Grant. I read this […]

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Iron Bowl of basketball? Do you hear the crickets?

Alabama vs Auburn: Battle to not be the worst in the SEC By Hunter Ford I have really tried, all week, to reach out and be an ambassador for Alabama basketball. I have talked face-to-face with friends about the Alabama basketball team, and the importance of the upcoming game with Auburn. Even my most ardent […]

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Lane Kiffin hire shows change is coming at Alabama

Why did Alabama Coach Nick Saban hire Lane Kiffin? By The Conduit My number-one rule of college football is everyone loses football games; it’s how you lose and what you do afterwards that matters. Any fan that can understand this will have a lot more fun watching college football. My number-two rule is you don’t […]

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Someone should cancel the Alabama vs Auburn basketball game

Alabama vs Auburn: Iron Bowl on hardwood, on ice By Hunter Ford What is more unlikely: a snow storm in southern Alabama or a basketball game between Auburn and Alabama that means something? I am sitting here in Troy, Alabama, watching TV news about the winter weather alerts. Roads are closed. Schools and churches are […]

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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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Alabama Football: A-Day 2014 set for April 19

Football fans rejoice as Spring Football is right around the corner. The University of Alabama announced that A-Day 2014 will be held April 19. Here is the entire release. Alabama A-Day 2014 Scheduled for April 19 The University of Alabama announced Wednesday that the 2014 A-Day Spring Football Game will be held on Saturday, April […]

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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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More changes on Tide staff

If there were any doubts of Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s thoughts on his future at Alabama, look no further than this week’s developments at the Capstone. The man who has said repeatedly Alabama is his last stop in coaching is putting a stamp on the future of the program that even an Auburn fan […]

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Hope For Bama Basketball? Tide could go 2-0 in SEC play

By Hunter Ford The Crimson Tide basketball team evened its record at 7-7 with a win over Vanderbilt, 68-63, at Coleman Coliseum Tuesday. More importantly, Alabama starts 1-0 in SEC play with a chance to go 2-0 when it plays Georgia, Saturday afternoon in Athens. Trevor Releford led the Tide with 16 points against the […]

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Alabama Football announces the hiring of Lane Kiffin

Per ALABAMA ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Friday, January 10, 2013 Crimson Tide Football TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Lane Kiffin on Friday. Kiffin will serve as Alabama’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. “We are excited to have Lane join our staff,” said Saban. “He is an outstanding and […]

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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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What comes next for Alabama?

The old man and the Tide: What comes next? By Hunter Ford A few weeks ago Nick Saban said he was “too damn old” to start over as a head coach at a new school. That’s a good thing, because he will have his hands full rebooting the Alabama Crimson Tide after a disappointing two-game […]

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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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Sugar Bowl: Nick Saban says game is about mindset, fundamentals

Sugar Bowl Preview: Saban says bowl game is about mindset, getting back to fundamentals for Alabama By Hunter Ford Alabama football coach Nick Saban met with the media on New Year’s Day to preview the January 2 Sugar Bowl game against Oklahoma. “It’s all about mindset,” Saban said, outlining what he believes will be the […]

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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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Sugar Bowl Preview: Oklahoma’s Special Teams

Alabama vs Oklahoma: Getting to know the Sooner’s Special Teams By Dave Friedman The Alabama coaching staff is spending their time preparing the Crimson Tide game plan for the Sugar Bowl. While putting in a few new wrinkles, and assessing your own strengths and weaknesses is a part of the process, getting a grasp on […]

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