Tag Archives: Nick Saban

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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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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Someone please tell me why I should care what Mike Leach thinks?

Mike Leach is a nut job. As HUNH disciples are flocking like rats to the upper levels of a sinking ship in search of anything to cling to, one of those respites appears to be Mike Leach. Now that’s funny. Mike Leach is captain insane-o meets college coaching. Evidenced by his decision to lock a […]

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Nick Saban influencing NCAA Rules Committee?

Current rules in college football state that defensive players aren’t guaranteed the opportunity to substitute unless the offense first substitutes. Under the new rule proposal, this policy would remain when the play clock starts at 25 seconds. Someone please tell me, how in the world is this fair? That’s the question many coaches not taking […]

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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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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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Alabama Coach Nick Saban on passing of Don James

Alabama Coach Nick Saban praised his mentor Don James. James passed away from pancreatic cancer, according to a statement released by the University of Washington. Saban’s statement follows below: Quote from Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban on Passing of Don James “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Coach James’ family. He was a special […]

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Alabama Football: Saban dishes out ‘respect'; Praises Paul Finebaum

Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban Teleconference Nick Saban on Ole Miss win, Georgia State, Paul Finebaum and Targeting Penalty By Hunter Ford In his weekly SEC teleconference, Nick Saban began by briefly revisiting the Ole Miss game and ended praising radio personality Paul Finebaum. In between, the Tide coach also had nice things to say […]

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Saban says Alabama made big step forward against Ole Miss

Saban praises players for effort against Ole Miss By Hunter Ford Nick Saban called Alabama’s 25-0 win over Ole Miss “a big step forward,” and praised several players in all phases of the game for their efforts. The Alabama Crimson Tide coach said he was pleased with the way his team “competed,” and tapped 10 […]

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Nick Saban on Texas rumors: ‘I’m too damn old to start over’

Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban responds to questions about Texas Coaching Job Alabama football coach Nick Saban was asked about the report that sometime last January that someone from Texas spoke to his agent about the University of Texas job currently held by legendary coach Mack Brown. “Nothing went on that I know of,” Saban […]

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BREAKING: Texas covets Alabama coach Nick Saban

In the breaking news that is not so breaking news, Texas wants Alabama coach Nick Saban and it hasn’t even fired its coach Mack Brown. Yet. At least a portion of Texas fans are interested in landing Nick Saban as this new story demonstrates. According to an AP report, “A few days after Alabama won […]

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Alabama football: Nick Saban seeks consistency, talks recruiting & more

Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban previews Alabama vs. CSU; Saban says rain helps offense over defense; fields questions from national media about recruiting, and Ricky Williams’ coaching prospects By Hunter Ford Nick Saban continued to repeat his mantra of focus and consistency in his weekly teleconference Wednesday morning. He also answered questions about his recruiting […]

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Inside Nick Saban and the Process

There are many myths that have grown up around Alabama football coach Nick Saban and the Process. He is a micromanager. He demands too much work of his assistants. He works harder than everyone else. While there are elements of truth in many of the things said about Nick Saban, he and his process are […]

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Nick Saban to players: Do what coaches tell you, or get burned

Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban said his team has a lot to learn following win at Texas A&M By Hunter Ford Nick Saban seems to be trying to get through to some hard-headed players, based on comments from his Monday press conference. The Tide was lit up for 42 points and over 600 total yards […]

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I wish Bama had beaten Virginia Tech by 25 points

Looking back on Saturday night’s game in the Georgia Dome, I have many regrets on the Tide’s opener for the 2013 season. But the biggest one is this: I wish we had beaten the Hokies by 25 points. The line on the game was 18.5, but if I could have an early birthday present, it […]

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Game week notes as Bama prepares for the 2013 campaign

No team has come out of the gates in better form that Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide the last five seasons. Since the 2008 Chick-fil-a Kick-Off classic with Clemson, the Tide has had a strong showing in its openers, which have included games with Clemson, Michigan and (now) Virginia Tech twice. When scheduled three years […]

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VIDEO: Nick Saban on the Process, writing a book & the schedule

Video of Nick Saban at SEC Media Days 2013[/caption]Watch this video of Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban at SEC Media Days 2013. Video lasts over four minutes with Saban talking about the 2013 Alabama Football team and college football. Saban examines how the “Process” is evaluated and improved from one year to the next. This […]

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Your Sunday Cup Of Coffee: A Sabanized SEC Media Days

In his seven years at the Capstone, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has put his stamp on the SEC, to say the least. More like a branding iron, Saban has made the league a 1 + 13 affair as every other school in the league rises and rests on the thoughts of Alabama football. Heck, […]

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Hokie’s Offensive Coordinator no stranger to Bama defense

Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler has to be pinching himself. When the Hokies tee it up against the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide next month, Loeffler will have the privilege of facing the Tide defense two games in a row. The last time Loeffler led an offensive attack against Alabama head coach Nick […]

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Texas A&M and Johnny Football caving under the pressure? The answer is in your Sunday Cup of Coffee

Texas A&M’s mighty might QB is showing signs of buckling under pressure. The little hero that could, who tiptoed into the hearts of Aggie fans last year with his amazing backyard football skills looked like he was immune to such a thing. But not now. Now the boy wonder appears to be folding like a […]

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Bob Stoops leads entire state of Oklahoma “Up In Smoke”

It’s been a week since Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops made his idiotic statements to The Tulsa World about the SEC’s perceived dominance being “a lot of propaganda that gets fed out to you.” His argument was this: The top half of a league isn’t what determines its strength, but instead it’s how well the […]

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Alabama getting love from Forbes again

People don’t read Forbes magazine for the cartoons or advice columns. There isn’t a lot of filler fodder to take up space. No, Forbes is about power. Dollars and cents, and a whole lot of business sense. And the periodical read by the ultra successful (and those who want to be) is in love with […]

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How could Barrett Jones be picked so low in this year’s draft? The answer is in your Sunday Cup Of Coffee

With the 2013 NFL Draft now in the rearview mirror, Bama managed to have nine players drafted, a modern day Alabama record. Of course you know about Dee Milliner, Chance Warmack and DJ Fluker going in order in the 1st round, 9th, 10th and 11th, and Eddie Lacy going in the 2nd round to Green […]

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NFL DRAFT: History made as Milliner, Warmack, Fluker all go in the 1st Round

Last night’s NFL draft saw Alabama make history, as the two-time defending national champions became the first college team to produce three consecutive first-round picks since the common draft started in 1967. Dee Milliner, Chance Warmack and DJ Fluker became the 12th, 13th and 14th players to go in the 1st Round of the NFL […]

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NFL DRAFT: More Tiders prepare to be taken in the 1st round

It’s become a regular occurance. Every April former Alabama players are following Nick Saban’s path to the NFL. The plan is simple: Come to Alabama, play 3 or 4 years…your choice. Follow the process, win hardware the right way, then go make big money in the NFL and change your life. As Alabama head coach […]

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A-Day 2013: What to watch for

Whether you’re watching today’s Golden Flake Spring A-Day Game inside Bryant-Denny Stadium or live on ESPN2, there will be several storylines worth the attention. Quarterback No, AJ Mccarron’s job isn’t in danger. But how have back-ups Phillip Ely and Blake Sims developed? Is Sims more than a clock killer at the end of a blow-out, […]

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Crimson Tide goes to the White House…again

Though Bama’s third trip to the White House in four years was later overshadowed by the explosions at the Boston Marathon, the team once again met the Commander In Chief for an in-person congratulations on winning it all. President Barack Obama joked that he thought about adding some cots to the White House for the […]

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What does OJ Simpson and Auburn have in common? The answer is in your Sunday Cup of Coffee – 4/07/13

With spring practice a little over the halfway mark, yesterday’s scrimmage produced what you’d expect from a team in the midst of rebuilding. First, the good. AJ McCarron and back-up Blake Sims had good days, according to Alabama head coach Nick Saban. Monster runningback Derrick Henry got mention as well, saying “he has flashed at […]

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Bret Bielema the latest to try to ride Nick Saban’s coat tails

According to Hootens.com, an Arkansas fan site, University of Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema told the Saline County Razorback Club in Benton, Arkansas that he came to Arkansas not to play Alabama, but to “beat Alabama.” Tough talk for a man coming into a program that hasn’t seen victory over the Tide since 2006. The […]

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