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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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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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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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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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Alabama and Nick Saban agree to long-term contract

Alabama fans can relax with news that legendary football coach Nick Saban will remain in Tuscaloosa. The University just released information about a new long-term contract between Alabama and Nick Saban. The deal is expected to keep Saban coaching the Alabama football team for the rest of his career. The release below contains comments from […]

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AJ McCarron wins Maxwell award as nation’s most outstanding player

Thursday night Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron became the first Alabama player to win the Maxwell Award as the nation’s most outstanding player. “Super surprised,” he said. “I don’t think I’m the best player out of the other two guys that were mentioned (Manziel, Winston), but I can’t thank them enough. It’s an honor to be […]

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Sugar Bowl: An early look at Alabama vs Oklahoma

Alabama vs Oklahoma matches SEC against Big 12 in Sugar Bowl By Dave Friedman While college football coaches are always busy, fans get bored between the end of the bowl games and start of the new season. The media tries very hard to keep listeners, readers, and viewers engaged even when no games are taking […]

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Appreciation for Nick Saban

Nick Saban has given Alabama its swagger back By Hunter Ford If Nick Saban becomes one of our exes, living in Texas, all Alabama fans would still owe him a debt of gratitude. We should also wish him well, that is unless we have to face his team on the field. Saban has exorcised 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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Alabama Recruiting Update: Talamaivao switches to USC

Viane Talamaivao switches to a school closer to home By Dave Friedman When prized offensive lineman Viane Talamaivao committed to Alabama in May, his coach at Centennial High School in Corona, California was not surprised. Matt Logan said that the 6’3” and 310 pound Talamaivao had always wanted to move away for college and experience […]

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Alabama Recruiting Update: Laurence Jones

Laurence Jones has speed, power and size for safety By Dave Friedman There are no words to help an Alabama fan feel better following Saturday’s loss at Auburn. Some have suggested that having the top recruiting class in the country, a group that includes tackle Cameron Robinson, defensive end Da’Shawn Hand, and elite athlete Bo […]

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