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AJ McCarron signs deal with Bengals worth $2.4 Million

Former Alabama quarterback has reportedly signed a deal with his team with a max value of $2.559 Million, including at signing bonus of $181,652. Not bad for a fifth rounder. Though some were well-earned, those taking shots at the former Alabama quarterback after his draft “free fall” may need to check their pay-stub for comparisons. […]

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Nation laughs at Auburn as Tigers invent more National Titles for themselves

In case you missed it over night, Auburn won three more national championships while you were sleeping. Really, you say? No, not really. But in their latest attempt to be Alabama, the Tiggers endeavor to hoist banners featuring three years they want to be theirs, but rightfully are not. Read the LA Times making fun […]

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Think you know who the SEC favorite is next year? You may need to think again

by Titletown As we look ahead to the 2014 college football season, our guest columnist sheds some light on the blather coming from lazy mediots telling us who’ll win it all. 1. The old adage “the best team doesn’t always win” is true. We all know it. Tennessee was not better than South Carolina last […]

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Nick Saban at it again: More controversial comments stir rivals

Alabama’s head coach is at it again. More controversial comments came on Thursday of this week in response to a pesky Nashville reporter. One of the many recruiting tactics rivals use (We’re looking at you, Gustav) when trying to pick up the crumbs left by Alabama head coach Nick Saban is claiming that “if you […]

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Player Alabama didn’t even recruit claims he was offered a car

Pat White was a tremendous college quarterback at West Virginia from 2005-2008. The Daphne native sliced and diced in the Mountaineer’s spread offense as good as any in recent memory. But Pat White wasn’t recruited by Alabama. Though recently the NFL reject made a disparaging claim via his Facebook page in response to a picture […]

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Sterling and Sam: Say the Right Thing

By Hunter Ford Two current sports-related news stories have been provoking strong emotions from the people following them. First, the Donald Sterling situation:  Initially, it seemed unfair for Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA, to be so severely punished for a private conversation he had with his girlfriend. Based on […]

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AJ’s slide, Gary & Verne lied, and Michael Sam’s gay pride…it’s all in your Sunday Cup ‘O Coffee

With the 2014 NFL Draft now in the books, things that were hazy a few days ago are now clear. Questions regarding the NFL futures of several Alabama players are now answered…or at least starting points have been determined. And the wisdom regarding the decisions of some Tide underclassmen to come out is now under […]

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Alabama Basketball lands sharp-shooting transfer

ESPN is reporting that shooting guard Christophe Varidel is transferring to the University of Alabama for his senior season. The 6-3, 175-pound Varidel played his first three seasons at Florida Gulf Coast. Last season he played at Chaminade, where he was sidelined by an injury for most of the season. Playing in only five games, […]

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Nick Saban adds two more to his 1st round NFL draft resume

In what was considered an off year in results and prospects this past season, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has added two more names to his growing list of NFL draftees taken in the 1st round. Linebacker CJ Mosley was taken by the Baltimore Ravens as the 17th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft […]

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With McCarron finally gone, Bama fans look forward to the future with a good quarterback in Jacob Coker

AJ McCarron was part of three National Championships in his time at Alabama. He was the starter for two of those, and was penciled in as the unproven redshirt freshman backup in 2009′s BCS game against Texas. Had McElroy gone the way of Colt McCoy’s early exit in Pasadena, you would’ve seen McCarron at the […]

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Kentucky Derby Day: Why not an Alabama Derby?

By Hunter Ford I don’t always watch the Kentucky Derby, but when I do I thoroughly enjoy it. Today is Kentucky Derby Day, and I plan on taking it all in. I’m not any kind of horse expert. I don’t gamble on the race, or really understand, or care to understand, the betting lingo. I […]

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What if Jameis Winston had come to Alabama?

There was a popular country song from the early 1990′s that spoke volumes of truth. The great prophet Garth Brooks shared this wisdom that will last through the ages: “Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayer.” At the risk of veering off on an avenue I don’t want to go into today, Biblically speaking, […]

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LSU’s Miles cries ‘bias!’

  By Hunter Ford I didn’t realize corndogs paired so well with whine and cheese. That is, until I read LSU’s head football coach Les Miles’ and athletic director Joe Alleva’s boo-hooing about the “bias” of the SEC football schedule. The SEC recently adopted rules to keep an eight-game conference schedule and to keep the […]

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UA basketball should steal UConn coach

By Hunter Ford Alabama basketball needs to take a play from the football program’s playbook and hire a proven head coach with a national championship under his belt. The Crimson Tide football program has excelled since it hired Nick Saban.  The basketball program needs to hire away the head basketball coach from the University of […]

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Based on A-Day, Tide staring at 0-12 in 2014

I went to the annual A-Day game, and let me say, there is much to be concerned about. As many fans do (correctly), conclusions are now being made about Alabama’s upcoming football season. Based on this scrimmage that’s open to the public, I can tell you, Alabama will not win a game in 2014. There […]

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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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How about a ‘real’ spring game?

By Hunter Ford Some people see things as they are and ask… “why?”   Others dream of things that never were and ask… “why not?” In 2012, Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney advocated the idea of college football teams playing exhibition games against other schools instead of having intra-squad scrimmages. Why not?  I have been wishing […]

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A-Day matters at Alabama

Alabama Spring Practice: We’ll take football any way we can get it By The Conduit I admit it, I’m a freak for Spring practice games. I don’t understand why more people don’t enjoy them. It’s a free football game in the middle of the non-football season, the weather is fantastic for spectating, plus the only […]

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NCAA Tournament: AU fans now say Mercer “owns” Duke

The NCAA tournament is good for dramatic surprises every year. My bracket was helped dramatically by a few early round surprises, but no one saw Duke falling to Mercer. Afterall, the Blue Devils are coached by a living legend, arguably the greatest living coach still in the game. And, nobody thought Duke would fall in […]

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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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Spring Practice Report: New attitude, and new McCarron on practice field

Alabama completed its second day of its 2014 spring practice on Monday; according to linebacker Trey Depriest, a new attitude is permeating the team. “Guys are just a lot more hungry,” senior linebacker Trey DePriest said Saturday. “We didn’t finish the season like we wanted to. Guys knew that and they just took a different […]

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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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When it comes to basketball, Auburn gets it

War Eagle. There, I said it. What I’ve seen from Lee County in relation to the Tiger basketball program is enough to make even someone like myself say those blasphemous words, as Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs is leading the charge to bring the Auburn basketball program back to relevancy. Last week, minutes after getting […]

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Fear of Saban manifested in premature 10-second celebration

Before the now dead “10-second rule” it was clear the nation was terrified of Nick Saban. But now that it has passed, that fear has resonated in some obvious ways. Through euphoric relief in seeing Alabama fail to win a third straight national championship… …say that last statement out loud, and just for a second […]

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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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Alabama Football: Can AJ McCarron succeed in the NFL?

It’s been a long time since an Alabama quarterback made it in ‘The League’ The legacy of Bart Starr, Joe Namath and Kenny Stabler is ancient history to most football fans these days. Go back to Harry Gilmer and you must be a great-grandpa. All of the above mentioned were quarterbacks for The University of […]

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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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Saban and Mercedes: A Winning Pair?

What is the big deal about Nick Saban wanting to be a partner in a Mercedes car dealership? As the “silly season” is just underway, where sports talk show fodder gets passed around the airwaves, a Birmingham radio show is making fun of the situation with fake commercials. Paul Finebaum is using his new platform […]

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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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