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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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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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Bama goes down in perfect storm to inspired Black Bear Rebel Thingy Team

When I’m wrong I’m the first to admit it. Ole Miss is for real. LSU isn’t. But the Black Bear Rebel Thingies from the University of Mississippi are certainly for real. The Alabama Crimson Tide suffered its first loss of the 2014 season to an inspired team on an historic day in Oxford. It was […]

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Bama faces biggest test of 2014 from state of Mississippi

That sound you hear isn’t thunder. It’s the distant rumbling of a battle that will soon take place in the near future. The 2014 Alabama Crimson Tide faces its biggest test soon, and this year that test isn’t LSU or Auburn. It’ll come from across state lines. When Mississippi State comes to Tuscaloosa November 15. […]

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Crimson Tide sends shockwaves through the SEC with big win …again

It’s become a common theme each year under Nick Saban. Bama is back..again…and anyone wanting to dethrone Dixie’s Football Pride best start hitting their knees. The football gods weren’t hearing it last Saturday. Prayers sent from places like Lee County, Knoxville and Baton Rouge fell on deaf ears. Partially because there is no such thing […]

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West Virginia Game Report Card: Sims, kickers and Clint Trickett’s hair

For the fifth time in the Nick Saban era at Alabama, the Crimson Tide took its show on the road…or more accurately, to a neutral site…to begin the 2014 season. Like all the others, Bama walked away from a dome with the win to begin the new season, leaving behind a few unknowns heading into […]

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PRACTICE REPORT: Newcomers shine in the evening session

Alabama’s latest #1 signing class took to the practice field for the first time Friday evening. At almost any other university, what stepped onto the practice field would be good enough to compete immediately in their league. At Alabama, top recruits are primed for the future, though many will see action this season. Some quick […]

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PRACTICE REPORT Day 1: Jake Coker, Eddie Jackson steal the show early

Fall practice is here, and the 2014 campaign is officially…finally…underway. The big story this morning was Jake Coker on an Alabama practice field in an Alabama jersey. Coker looks like he belongs on an NFL roster, with sound throwing mechanics, a 6’4″ frame and strong arm. It’s easy to see what the buzz has been […]

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Preseason Coach’s poll released; Bama is #2, ACC with only 3 included

The coaches have spoken, and Dabo Swinney and Jimbo Fisher appear to be in the vast minority. Much has been said (mostly by ACC coaches and players) about the ferocity of the ACC, but it appears Swinney’s and Fisher’s peers aren’t buying it. The 2014 USA Today/Amway Coaches Poll was released today, with 7 members […]

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Recruiting Update: Tide taking control of the line of scrimmage

After last season’s disappointing 11-2 finish (Mississippi State or Tennessee fan, say those words out loud and just imagine that’s the case for your school), it appears the point of emphasis for the Alabama coaching staff is simple: Take back control of the offensive line. Alabama’s imposing lines of the past led to championships. Names […]

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Steve Spurrier: Still bitter, after all these years

Steve Spurrier is a bitter man. In Paul Finebaum’s upcoming book, details of the open door former Alabama Athletics Director Mal Moore extended to Spurrier in 2006 will be outlined…an offer that ole Steve now regrets not taking. Want proof? Just listen to him. Spurrier opines and whines like a bitter girlfriend whose former love […]

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Alabama will face USC to start 2016 season

According to reports, the University of Alabama and Southern Cal will face each other in the 2016 Cowboys Classic in the Jerry Dome. The meeting will mark the first time the two have met since 1985, where the Tide defeated to Trojans 24-3 in the Aloha Bowl. The 2016 Alabama-Southern Cal game would also be […]

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Auburn unveils this year’s new lame AU billboard

Have you seen it? Our friends from Lee County are at it again. As we’ve documented many times before, Auburn is a cult, not a fanbase. The characteristics are staggering. They require ridiculous things like catch phrases (“All In”…”Audacity”…”War Cam Eagle”) to re-energize the troops and over invest themselves in their god…Auburn football. Or more […]

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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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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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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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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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Common sense says HUNH rules will change

Let’s make this clear. When the HUNH rules are altered, it isn’t, nor was it ever about Nick Saban having to change the rules to beat the HUNH. Last season Alabama head coach Nick Saban led his Tide to a 25-0 shutout of Hugh Freeze’s version, outscored a healthy Johnny Manziel on his turf (something […]

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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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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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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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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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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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