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Reclaiming the crown: Defense still wins championships | Saturday Down South

Reclaiming the crown: Defense still wins championships | Saturday Down South

It was the breakthrough year of the no-huddle in the age of hurry-up offenses, and the University of Alabama football team was far from having

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Football Tickets for Mississippi State On Sale Beginning Friday

Football Tickets for Mississippi State On Sale Beginning Friday

The public sale of football tickets for the Alabama vs. Mississippi State game will begin on Friday, July 25, at 8 a.m. CT. A limited amount of tickets were made available from returns by the visiting team. Tickets are $75 each.

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Jacob Coker standing tall at Alabama, but isn’t a starter yet | Saturday Down South

Jacob Coker standing tall at Alabama, but isn’t a starter yet | Saturday Down South

HOOVER, Ala. — It didn’t take long for something to stand out about quarterback Jacob Coker to University of Alabama junior wide receiver Amari Cooper: his

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Saban takes issue with Bowlsby’s ‘cheating pays’ claim | CollegeFootballTalk

Saban takes issue with Bowlsby’s ‘cheating pays’ claim | CollegeFootballTalk

In opening the Big 12 Media Days Monday, commissioner Bob Bowlsby created a bit of a firestorm when, in the midst of a diatribe against

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Already on board: SEC’s top 31 commitments- No. 14 Lester Cotton, Alabama | Saturday Down South

Already on board: SEC’s top 31 commitments- No. 14 Lester Cotton, Alabama | Saturday Down South

No. 14 – Lester Cotton, OL, 6-4/325 COMMITTED TO: Alabama. HOMETOWN/SCHOOL: Central Sch (Tuscaloosa, AL). NAT. RANKING: No. 53 overall prospect in America. NAT. POS.

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Reclaiming the crown: Coaching staff nothing short of historic | Saturday Down South

Reclaiming the crown: Coaching staff nothing short of historic | Saturday Down South

Mario Cristobal, Lane Kiffin, Kevin Steele, Bobby Williams and, of course, Nick Saban. All of them are football coaches for the University of Alabama, but

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Reclaiming the crown: Alabama’s talent remains second to none | Saturday Down South

Reclaiming the crown: Alabama’s talent remains second to none | Saturday Down South

It was the most talked about quote from the Southeastern Conference’s Media Days last week, although Steve Spurrier insists that he wasn’t taking a verbal

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Did Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops criticize Texas A&M’s scheduling? YESSIR!

Did Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops criticize Texas A&M’s scheduling? YESSIR!

Bob Stoops has been making the rounds through the ESPN Car Wash today and he has been throwing out a couple nuggets worth digesting. Aside from his latest jab at Alabama head coach Nick Saban‘s thoughts on the Sugar Bowl, Stoops took aim at non-conference scheduling by a former Big 12 foe, Texas A&M. Texas A&M…

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Is the world OK with a mellow Nick Saban?

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is a living legend in the sport of college football. With a handful of national championship rings, Saban has little to prove on the football field even as the game is evolving in a way he is not particularly fond of. Instead of worrying so much about on-field success, Saban says…

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With first-year QB starter, Saban downplays Tide’s title chances

With first-year QB starter, Saban downplays Tide’s title chances

In his first year as a starting quarterback in 2009, Greg McElroy helped lead Alabama to a BCS title.  In 2011, in his first year as a starting quarterback, AJ McCarron helped lead the Tide to Nick Saban‘s second of three BCS titles at UA. With McCarron’s eligibility expired, Saban will be looking to replace…

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AUBURN FOOTBALL

It cost $8.78 million for Auburn to buyout Gene Chizik and staff

It cost $8.78 million for Auburn to buyout Gene Chizik and staff

Auburn wanted to buyout the contract of former head coach Gene Chizik so badly the school was willing to carve out $8.78 million just to move on. According to a report from Al.com, Auburn set aside nearly that much to buyout the contracts of Chizik and the assistant coaching staff before bringing Gus Malzahn back…

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‘Class guy’: Auburn smiles on Hall of Famer Frank Thomas

‘Class guy’: Auburn smiles on Hall of Famer Frank Thomas

Before he was Auburn’s athletics director, Jay Jacobs was an Auburn tight ends coach, and that’s when he discovered an athlete named Frank Thomas, who’ll be inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame on Sunday.

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Auburn QB Nick Marshall’s $1,000 fine is paid

Auburn QB Nick Marshall’s $1,000 fine is paid

Auburn’s preseason All-SEC quarterback Nick Marshall has had his fine for possession of marijuana paid in full. As far as the police are concerned, the case is now closed. According to a report by Al.com, Marshall was fined $1,000 for possessing a small amount of marijuana and another $100 for illegally tinted car windows. The fine was…

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2014 SEC Top 100 Countdown: No. 36 Alex Kozan, Auburn | Saturday Down South

2014 SEC Top 100 Countdown: No. 36 Alex Kozan, Auburn | Saturday Down South

36. Alex Kozan, RS-Soph., OL, Auburn The Tigers’ versatile left guard helped anchor the nation’s top rushing offense last season alongside first-round pick Greg Robinson

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Auburn’s Burning Questions – No. 9: How will Tigers handle success, off-the-field issues? | Saturday Down South

Auburn’s Burning Questions – No. 9: How will Tigers handle success, off-the-field issues? | Saturday Down South

Most of the questions that Auburn faces going into fall camp revolve around player personnel, expectations and execution. Where the Tigers are mentally, considering the

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Top three realistic targets- July: Auburn Tigers | Saturday Down South

Auburn has some equity built up based on its action packed 2013 season–the national runner up Tigers are aiming high with this recruiting class. Look

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Frank Thomas’ Hall of Fame career took off at Auburn

Frank Thomas’ Hall of Fame career took off at Auburn

Pro scouts missed on Frank Thomas coming out of high school, but they surely took notice when he put up big numbers at Auburn. Those stats, his size and a good batting eye helped send him to the big leagues and a spot in the Hall of Fame.

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Auburn’s Kick Six Iron Bowl return goes epic

Auburn’s Kick Six Iron Bowl return goes epic

You’ve seen the play countless times. You haven’t seen it quite like this. Watch as Auburn’s Chris Davis returns a missed Alabama field goal with one second remaining to seal an epic Iron Bowl win for the Tigers.If you haven’t seen Auburn’s Iron Bowl p…

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Frank Thomas: From Auburn tight end to Cooperstown

Frank Thomas: From Auburn tight end to Cooperstown

He began his college career as an Auburn tight end, but it was Auburn baseball where he made his mark on the way to this weekend’s Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony

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A Day at ESPN: Gus Malzahn talks Auburn…and then some

A Day at ESPN: Gus Malzahn talks Auburn…and then some

The Tigers’ head coach had plenty of chances to discuss his Tigers, to tune of 14 interviews in six hours

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Yet another Georgia defender arrested

It hasn’t exactly been a banner off season for the Georgia Bulldogs and head coach Mark Richt. The team’s off-the-field issues continued Saturday morning when reserve linebacker Davin Bellamy was arrested on charges of DUI and speeding, according to the Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) jail log. Bellamy, a redshirt freshman, was booked at 5:02 a.m. and…

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It cost $8.78 million for Auburn to buyout Gene Chizik and staff

It cost $8.78 million for Auburn to buyout Gene Chizik and staff

Auburn wanted to buyout the contract of former head coach Gene Chizik so badly the school was willing to carve out $8.78 million just to move on. According to a report from Al.com, Auburn set aside nearly that much to buyout the contracts of Chizik and the assistant coaching staff before bringing Gus Malzahn back…

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Southern Miss CB caught in horribly executed armed robbery

Police say a Southern Mississippi football player has admitted he had a role in planning an armed robbery. Defensive back Ed Wilkins was one of two men involved in the criminal planning, and now he has been indefinitely suspended by the school while the legal process plays out. The university is also investigating the situation. The…

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Pete Carroll’s contract double-standard logic with Marshawn Lynch

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is having a bit of a stand-off with management off the defending Super Bowl champions. Lynch has two years remaining on his contract with the Seahawks but is holding out from training camp to deliver his message to the team. Head coach Pete Carroll got involved by making a statement that…

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AP: TCU’s Devonte Fields surrenders to warrant

The future of TCU defensive end Devonte Fields appears to be a bit sketchy at best. The former Big 12 defensive player of the year surrendered himself to authorities after a misdemeanor warrant was issued. The Associated Press reported Fields surrendered to Tarrant County authorities Thursday afternoon and was released shortly after posting bond of $3,5000. Fields…

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Report: Oklahoma’s 5-star RB Mixon “involved in serious altercation”

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, a five-star member of the Class of 2014, was out celebrating his 18th birthday, when something went horribly wrong. According to information reported by SoonerScoop.com, Mixon was involved in a serious altercation that required Norman police to respond early Friday morning. Charges have not been issued by police at this…

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Report: Clemson WR Peake undergoes knee surgery

The 2014 season may get off to a late start for one Clemson wide receiver. Charone Peake underwent what Clemson is calling minor knee surgery Friday, and the rehab could mean he will have to miss the first week of camp before the 2014 season. “Charone was having a great summer, but tweaked a knee on…

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Quick updates on CFB Playoff contender win totals

How comfortable are you that Florida State will win 12 games this season? What about Alabama winning 11 games? Some new win total betting lines have been posted in Las Vegas by Wynn Las Vegas, and betting expert David Purdum made note of the schools most often discussed as a contender for the College Football…

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All Steve Addazio wants is the next Tim Tebow at BC

If there is one college football player that is most responsible for the elevation of Boston College head coach Steve Addazio, it has to be Tim Tebow. Now, as Addazio looks to build off a decent start at Boston College, the former Florida assistant coach is keeping a watchful eye out for the next Tim…

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Penn State may have a new AD ready to introduce

Now that we have reached into Friday afternoon, it seems as though news is starting to slow down. That is not quite the case in State College, Pennsylvania, where it appears Penn State is ready to introduce to the world its new athletics director. A media memo sent out Friday afternoon confirmed there will be…

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Injured LSU frosh released from hospital

The news regarding an incoming freshman keeps getting better and better. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, LSU defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao was released from a local hospital Wednesday. Two days earlier, Lealaimatafao was rushed to the hospital after reportedly punching a glass window in LSU’s weight room.  The player was reportedly upset following an…

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Fournette First High Schooler to Win Corbett Award

Fournette First High Schooler to Win Corbett Award

NEW ORLEANS – LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette has been named the winner of the 2013-14 James J. Corbett Award, which is presented annually to Louisiana’s top male amateur athlete, the Greater New Orleans Sports Awards Committee announced on Wednesday.

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LSU Gives Media Tour of South End Expansion

LSU Gives Media Tour of South End Expansion

BATON ROUGE – Members of the media got their first in-depth look at the new south endzone expansion of Tiger Stadium on Tuesday afternoon, touring the new 320,000-square foot addition with LSU vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva.

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Miles Returns to ESPN ‘Car Wash’ on Monday

Miles Returns to ESPN ‘Car Wash’ on Monday

BATON ROUGE – LSU coach Les Miles will join six other coaches from the Southeastern Conference in Bristol, Conn., on Monday as the 10th-year head coach will spend the day at ESPN going through the “Car Wash.”

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Annual Fan Day Set for Aug. 10

Annual Fan Day Set for Aug. 10

BATON ROUGE — LSU’s annual football fan day will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Maravich Assembly Center and the Carl Maddox Field House on the LSU campus.

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2014 LSU Football Fan Guide

2014 LSU Football Fan Guide

The 2014 LSU Football Fan Guide is mailed annually to all LSU football season ticket holders with their season tickets in August.

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Reports: Lakers, Byron Scott negotiating contract – SportingNews.com


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Reports: Lakers, Byron Scott negotiating contract
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The Lakers are in talks with Byron Scott about the team’s head coaching vacancy, according to multiple reports. Both sides are currently negotiating a contract, though it is unclear how far along the sides are in the negotiating process. Byron Scott (AP PHOTO).
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Maddux, Glavine and the Big Hurt: Memorable moments – USA TODAY


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Maddux, Glavine and the Big Hurt: Memorable moments
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On Sunday, the Hall of Fame will officially enshrine the first single class of six living inductees since 1971. The three players: pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas, played a collective 64 major league seasons. The three …
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Browns fans flock to see Johnny Football – Washington Post


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Browns fans flock to see Johnny Football
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BEREA, Ohio — With No. 2 jerseys ringing the field, Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has begun his quest to win Cleveland’s starting job. Manziel is taking part in his first NFL training camp practice on Saturday and thousands of fans have come out …
Manziel Meter: Nothing flashy about Johnny Manziel’s first moments on the fieldUSA TODAY
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