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Tide makes Mel Tucker hiring official

Tide makes Mel Tucker hiring official

Three days after it was first reported, the lone hole on Nick Saban‘s Alabama coaching staff has been filled. In a press release, UA announced that Mel Tucker has been hired as Saban’s defensive backs coach.  Tucker will also hold the title of assistant head coach. Tucker has a history with Saban, who hired him…

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Alabama Football Announces Hiring of Jody Wright

Alabama Football Announces Hiring of Jody Wright

University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Jody Wright on Thursday. Wright returns to the Alabama football staff, where he previously served as a graduate assistant (2010) and offensive analyst (2011-12).

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Alabama Football Announces Hiring of Mel Tucker

Alabama Football Announces Hiring of Mel Tucker

University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Mel Tucker on Thursday. Tucker, who has spent 10 years coaching in the NFL and eight years in the college ranks, will serve as defensive backs coach and also hold the title of assistan…

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Alabama adding former Chicago Bears DC Mel Tucker to staff

Alabama adding former Chicago Bears DC Mel Tucker to staff

Alabama’s coaching staff has been undergoing some changes this offseason with a handful of coaches leaving to pursue other opportunities. That means Nick Saban has had some vacancies to fill on his staff in Tuscaloosa. Former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker looks to be the next addition to the staff. According to Thayer Evans…

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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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AUBURN FOOTBALL

Signing Day show to air on AuburnTigers.com, WatchESPN

Signing Day show to air on AuburnTigers.com, WatchESPN

The Auburn Athletics Department will produce a live, six-hour National Signing Day show to simulcast on AuburnTigers.com and WatchESPN.The broadcast will provide Auburn fans unparalleled access inside team headquarters beginning at 6 a.m. CT on Wednesd…

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Auburn will kick off spring practice March 10

Auburn will kick off spring practice March 10

The Tigers will have a new defense and some new offensive players in key positions as we look at some notable football dates…

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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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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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Nick Marshall passing the torch after big wins at Auburn

Nick Marshall passing the torch after big wins at Auburn

The quarterback’s two-year Auburn career that began with leading the Tigers to the BCS title game last season ended Thursday in a 34-31 loss to Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl. He then quietly passed the offense over to backup Jeremy Johnson.

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Auburn Tigers in the National Football League – Week 14

Auburn Tigers in the National Football League – Week 14

Updates from Week 14 on former Auburn Tigers now playing in the National Football League including a huge game for Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

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Happy 25th Anniversary: When Pat Dye changed Iron Bowl

Happy 25th Anniversary: When Pat Dye changed Iron Bowl

No, sir, Alabama didn’t want to play the Iron Bowl in Auburn. But Pat Dye was determined, and got the Tide to play in Auburn in 1989, a move that forever changed the series.

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Auburn moves up in coaches poll heading to Iron Bowl

Auburn moves up in coaches poll heading to Iron Bowl

It’ll be another Top 12 matchup on the road for Auburn, the fifth this season in a difficult schedule

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Pat Narduzzi plans to transform Pitt into a version of Michigan State

Pat Narduzzi received his first opportunity to be a head coach from the Pitt Panthers. He has no qualms about stealing the blueprint from his old Michigan State boss, Mark Dantonio, and bringing it to the Steel City. “I think there’s a lot of things we do well at Michigan State, so I would say you will…

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Seahawks Michael Bennett: ‘NCAA is one of the biggest scams’

A pair of Seattle Seahawks didn’t pull any punches when they were asked about the plight of student-athletes and what they believe is the NCAA’s exploitation of young men and women. Defensive end Michael Bennett and cornerback Richard Sherman were asked about their college days during Thursday’s Super Bowl media day, and their replies couldn’t have…

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Baylor adds alumni locker room to facilities

Every program is looking to gain an edge. Facility improvements have become the newest arms race in college football. Programs are willing to invest millions of dollars in order to entice the nation’s top recruits. What better way to get players to come to your program than to grant them access to those players that already…

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Report: NC State’s Matt Canada receives extension, Vols still searching for OC

The grass isn’t always greener in the SEC. North Carolina State offensive coordinator Matt Canada was among three finalists to replace Mike Bajakian as the Tennessee Volunteers next offensive player-caller. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported that Canada pulled his name out of consideration Thursday. NC State OC Matt Canada, 1 of 3 candidates for Tennessee OC…

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History in the making: Ohio State in talks with Army to play future contest

The Ohio State Buckeyes opened up their latest national championship campaign with a 34-17 victory over the Navy Midshipmen. The next time the Buckeyes will face a service academy, though, won’t be until after the 2016 campaign. Ohio State is currently in talks with the Army Black Knights to schedule a game at a future…

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WKU loses two QBs, including former Tide transfer

With record-setting quarterback Brandon Doughty returning for a sixth season, the players behind him at the quarterback position will, barring injury, have very little chance of seeing meaningful action in 2015. With that as a backdrop, Western Kentucky confirmed Wednesday that a pair of quarterbacks are no longer a part of the football program, the Bowling Green Daily…

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UPDATE: Long-time Mizzou AD Mike Alden stepping down, Mike Slive speaks

One of the longest-tenured athletic directors in the country has decided to call it quits. In a press release late Thursday afternoon, Missouri announced that Mike Alden‘s last day on the job will be Aug. 31 of this year.  In his statement, Alden said that “[a]fter several months of contemplation, I have decided that it…

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E. Washington releases statement on Oregon QB transfer target

Wednesday, reports surfaced that not only was Vernon Adams a potential transfer target for Oregon, but that the star FCS quarterback was a near-lock to move on to the Ducks. A day later, EWU has addressed the Adams situation.  Sort of. While not specifically mentioning his name, EWU released a statement Thursday acknowledging “[i]n the current…

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Offense, OCs big winners in latest spinning of coaching carousel

The 2014-15 spinning of the coaching carousel has nearly come to an end, with Central Michigan, thanks to Dan Enos‘ abrupt departure to become Arkansas’ offensive coordinator, the lone remaining FBS program without a head coach less than a week from signing day. And, when it comes to this year’s spinning, if you were an…

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Report: UCLA’s Mazzone, USC’s Helton interviewed for Vols OC job

We don’t know yet when Butch Jones will pull the trigger on his biggest coaching hire this offseason, but we do know some of the candidates who have caught his attention.  Reportedly. According to Jimmy Hyams of radio station WNML in Knoxville, Jones has interviewed five outside candidates for the Vols’ vacancy at offensive coordinator:…

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LSU FOOTBALL

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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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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In Focus: No Secret

In Focus: No Secret

Junior linebacker Kwon Alexander was synonymous with hype from the moment he set foot on the LSU campus in the fall of 2012. His high school accomplishments and national rankings brought excitement to Baton Rouge and fans did not have to wait long to w…

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Subway’s LSU Football Collector’s Cup Now Available

Subway’s LSU Football Collector’s Cup Now Available

BATON ROUGE – The 2014 LSU Football limited edition collector’s cup is now available at

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