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Alabama Football Announces Hiring of Tosh Lupoi as Assistant Coach

Alabama Football Announces Hiring of Tosh Lupoi as Assistant Coach

University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Tosh Lupoi on Monday. Lupoi, who was on Alabama’s staff last season as an analyst, will serve as Alabama’s outside linebackers coach.

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Lane Kiffin to Return as Alabama’s Offensive Coordinator in 2015

Lane Kiffin to Return as Alabama’s Offensive Coordinator in 2015

The 2014 season for the Alabama Crimson Tide was one of the best offensive seasons they have had in their rich 100 plus year history. The one secret ingredient that was thought to help boost that increase in offense was offensive coordinator Lane Kiffi…

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Report: Saban expected to stay in-house to fill one staff vacancy

Report: Saban expected to stay in-house to fill one staff vacancy

Alabama announced earlier Saturday that the Tide would be retaining their offensive coordinator, thus avoiding a third hole on Nick Saban‘s coaching staff.  Of the two remaining holes, one has reportedly been filled, and the head coach didn’t have to go outside the building to fill it. According to Thayer Evans of SI.com, Saban is expected…

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Alabama announces Lane Kiffin will return to Tide in 2015

Alabama announces Lane Kiffin will return to Tide in 2015

This past week, Nick Saban stated that, amidst NFL speculation, Lane Kiffin “is committed to us right now.”  It appears that, moving forward, that commitment will include the entire 2015 season. And addresses — and puts an end to — the staff overhaul speculation for good measure. In a press release, and less than two…

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Offensive Coordinator Lane Kiffin Confirms Return To Alabama

Offensive Coordinator Lane Kiffin Confirms Return To Alabama

University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced Saturday that offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin would remain in his current position with the Crimson Tide. Kiffin was a finalist for the Broyles Award last season, which is given annually to the to…

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Overhaul of Alabama coaching staff is ‘complete speculation’

Overhaul of Alabama coaching staff is ‘complete speculation’

As the coaching carousel continues to spin, most coaches want to become a part of the Alabama Crimson Tide staff, not leave it. However, three different assistant coaches have left Nick Saban‘s purview since the team’s 42-35 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl. Tyler Siskey, who served as Alabama’s director of…

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Saban: ‘Lane is committed to us right now’

Saban: ‘Lane is committed to us right now’

After one very successful season in Tuscaloosa, Lane Kiffin and his rehabbed image are once again a hot commodity.  Reportedly. Sunday saw a report surface that labeled Kiffin as the front-runner to become the new offensive coordinator of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers.  Fast-forward three days and Kiffin remains the offensive coordinator of the Alabama Crimson…

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Saban: Kiffin is ‘committed to us right now’

Saban: Kiffin is ‘committed to us right now’

Saban: Kiffin is ‘committed to us right now’

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Alabama cruising to fifth straight recruiting national championship

Alabama cruising to fifth straight recruiting national championship

Alabama may not have added any hardware to the postseason trophy cases in Tuscaloosa, but Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide are on cruise control to another recruiting national championship. Alabama is the leader in the latest team recruiting rankings for the Class of 2015 with just over two weeks until National Signing Day. Alabama…

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Reggie Ragland and Jarran Reed to Return to Alabama for Senior Seasons

Reggie Ragland and Jarran Reed to Return to Alabama for Senior Seasons

Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland and defensive lineman Jarran Reed announced on Thursday they will return for their senior seasons at the Capstone in 2015 after choosing to bypass early entry into the NFL Draft.

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AUBURN FOOTBALL

He’s got the stats, but Auburn KT Harrell looks for wins

He’s got the stats, but Auburn KT Harrell looks for wins

The Tigers’ guard leads Auburn, and is second in the SEC in scoring, but he’s looking for something beyond the numbers.

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Smooth move: Nick Marshall tops Senior Bowl solo tackles

Smooth move: Nick Marshall tops Senior Bowl solo tackles

Six former Auburn players hit the field in the Senior Bowl on Saturday, with the likes of Cameron Artis-Payne rushing for 43 yards and gaining another 35 yards in catches.

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It’s showtime for six Auburn players at the Senior Bowl

It’s showtime for six Auburn players at the Senior Bowl

Running back Cameron Artis-Payne, the SEC’s leading rusher, has something to prove in a Saturday game that will also showcase Reese Dismukes, Sammie Coates, C.J. Uzomah, Nick Marshall and Gabe Wright.

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Gus Malzahn says his Senior Bowl Six a plus for Auburn

Gus Malzahn says his Senior Bowl Six a plus for Auburn

The Tigers’ coach dropped in on Auburn’s Senior Bowl representatives Thursday, and said Nick Marshall will be a success whatever position he plays.

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Auburn’s Sammie Coates impressing on and off the field

Auburn’s Sammie Coates impressing on and off the field

The Tigers’ big-play receiver and goodwill ambassador is showcasing his abilities during Senior Bowl activities this week in Mobile.

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Senior Bowl notebook: DB Nick Marshall improves

Senior Bowl notebook: DB Nick Marshall improves

We’re checking in on the six Auburn players at the Senior Bowl who are showcasing their skills to NFL scouts, coaches and management

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Khari Harding transferring to be closer to home

Khari Harding transferring to be closer to home

The reserve linebacker is leaving Auburn after two seasons to return to Oklahoma to be near his family.

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Gabe Wright says Auburn has him ready for Senior Bowl

Gabe Wright says Auburn has him ready for Senior Bowl

The defensive lineman is hoping to impress pro scouts, and he gives defensive line coach Rodney Garner a nod for helping him along the way.

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Auburn’s Nick Marshall will try NFL as defensive back

Auburn’s Nick Marshall will try NFL as defensive back

He set an Auburn single-game record for the most passing yards and total offense just two games back, but he’s now the Senior Bowl’s newest DB.

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Cassanova McKinzy says he’ll return for senior season

Cassanova McKinzy says he’ll return for senior season

The Auburn linebacker, who has been one of the team’s leaders in tackles the last two years, says he’s staying in school and won’t enter the NFL Draft.

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James Franklin scorns PSU player on Twitter for settling for a B on exam

Some day college football players will learn not everything needs to be shared to the public. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones found that out, as you may have heard by now, but things turned out OK for him. Maybe Penn State sophomore safety Bryant Harper will learn a lesson after being publicly scorned by his…

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Oakland Raiders target Louisville DC Todd Grantham for Del Rio’s staff

The head coaching carousel around the NFL may have come to a close, but assistants are still ripe for the picking. That means some college football assistants are going to get some looks to fill some vacancies in the NFL. The Oakland Raiders have an eye on Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. The Raiders hired…

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No Justice for Michigan; RB Hayes to transfer

Looking for an opportunity for more playing time in his fifth and final year of eligibility, running back Justice Hayes has decided to transfer out of the Michigan program. Hayes announced on his Instagram page —  because this is what college kids do these days — he is leaving Michigan on good terms and will…

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UCF adding a little (fake) beach-front property to Bright House Networks Stadium

With the game day atmosphere becoming more and more of an issue some schools are struggling to address, UCF is looking to bring a more casual, beach-like setting to fans on game day. Well, at least for club members. UCF calls it the East Side Club, a newly renovated section of Bright House Network Stadium…

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Pros and cons of conference foes scheduling non-conference games

North Carolina and Wake Forest announced an unprecedented scheduling agreement earlier on Monday. The two ACC schools announced they will play a pair of non-conference games in 2019 and 2021. It is the first such scheduling agreement between power conference schools within the same conference, and it has been received to mixed reviews. PRO: It…

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Former Wake OL Cory Helms lands at South Carolina

South Carolina head coach still has to wait until next week to see how his Class of 2015 comes together, but the Gamecocks added a talented offensive lineman to the roster a little early. Cory Helms, a two-year starter at Wake Forest, has decided to join the South Carolina program after weighing a few options.…

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UNC and Wake Forest schedule non-conference home-and-home

The evolution of college football scheduling reached a new low Monday, potentially. North Carolina and Wake Forest have agreed to a home-and-home series as non-conference opponents. UNC and Wake Forest are both ACC members, but play in opposite divisions. This is the first time two conference members have scheduled a home-and-home series for non-conference competition*,…

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Report: ESPN pushing CFB Playoff to move semifinal games to Jan. 2

Fresh off shattering ratings expectations and records for the first College Football Playoff, 2015’s semifinals are scheduled to be played on New Year’s Eve. That plan, upon seeing the interest in Oregon-FSU and Ohio State-Alabama, was met with plenty of head-scratching from fans and analysts. Apparently, ESPN isn’t too happy about it either. The Sports…

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Louisville ‘in the lead’ to land ex-TCU DE Devonte Fields

TCU nearly made the College Football Playoff without arguably its best defensive player — and that player is now set to make his move back to the FBS level. Defensive end Devonte Fields, who was booted from TCU last summer after allegedly pointing a gun at his ex-girlfriend, will visit Louisville this weekend and according…

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Mizzou’s D-line guru could be headed for coordinator position at Illinois

Craig Kuligowski has worked with Gary Pinkel for the last 23 seasons, heading up the longtime Mizzou coach’s defensive line for the last 19 seasons dating back to their days at Toledo. But it appears the successful partnership may be coming to an end. FootballScoop.com reported Sunday night that Illinois has offered Kuligowski a co-defensive…

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Football Announces Key Spring Dates

Football Announces Key Spring Dates

BATON ROUGE — LSU has set the dates for spring football practice and other football-related events this spring as the Tigers will begin preparing for their 11th season under head coach Les Miles in 2015.

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Beckham Jr. Catch LSWA’s ‘Headliner of the Year’

Beckham Jr. Catch LSWA’s ‘Headliner of the Year’

It was possibly the most spectacular catch in NFL history. To those who watched him every day during his career at LSU, and even during his time at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, it was not surprising.

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Tiger Tracks Features Football, W. Basketball, Gym

Tiger Tracks Features Football, W. Basketball, Gym

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU Tiger Tracks, a program highlighting various aspects of the university and its athletic department, can be seen at 6:30 p.m. CT Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. CT Thursday and 4 p.m. CT Friday on Cox Sports Television.

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CCACSA Announces Student-Athletes of the Month

CCACSA Announces Student-Athletes of the Month

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes honored six LSU student-athletes for their academic achievements and community service for January.

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LSU’s Super Bowl Participants & Winners

LSU’s Super Bowl Participants & Winners

The following is a listing of all former LSU football players who were on the roster of an NFL team that participated in a Super Bowl.

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In Focus: Sweet Home Louisiana

In Focus: Sweet Home Louisiana

LSU fans are second to none in the world of sports. It is more than just a game to Tiger fans; it is tradition, but more importantly, a way of life. As the echoing madness erupted through Tiger Stadium on October 25, the Tigers became victorious, and o…

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LSU Issues Parking, Stadium Alerts for GameDay

LSU Issues Parking, Stadium Alerts for GameDay

BATON ROUGE – Another record-setting crowd will be on hand Saturday when 14th-ranked LSU hosts fourth-ranked Alabama and school officials are asking fans to arrive early and take part of some of the many activities being held on campus.

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GameDay: Football Returns Home to Face Kentucky

GameDay: Football Returns Home to Face Kentucky

BATON ROUGE – LSU returns to Tiger Stadium for the first time in nearly a month on Saturday when the Tigers host Kentucky in a key Southeastern Conference contest for both teams.

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Fanaika Garners SEC Community Service Team POW

Fanaika Garners SEC Community Service Team POW

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – LSU offensive lineman Hoko Fanaika picked up Southeastern Conference Community Service Team Player of the Week as announced Tuesday by the league office.

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LSU-Kentucky Football to Kickoff at Night

LSU-Kentucky Football to Kickoff at Night

BATON ROUGE — LSU’s Oct. 18 football game against Kentucky in Tiger Stadium will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. CT and will be televised by the SEC Network, the Southeastern Conference announced on Monday.

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Unbeatens Kentucky, Virginia remain atop Top 25 – The Detroit News


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