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Mark Richt raids Nick Saban’s staff for strength coach

Mark Richt raids Nick Saban’s staff for strength coach

They say the strength coach is the most important hire a head coach will make. Between the end of spring ball and the beginning of fall camp, the strength coach is the main point of contact players have with their football program on a daily basis. With longtime strength coach Joe Tereshinski stepping down late last month, Mark…

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Nick Saban gives impassioned defense for D.J. Pettway’s second chance

Nick Saban gives impassioned defense for D.J. Pettway’s second chance

In February of 2013, four Alabama football players, including D.J. Pettway, were arrested in connection with a pair of robberies and, following an initial suspension, dismissed from the football program.  Only Pettway, in December of last year, was ultimately permitted to return to the Tide. The second chance caused enough of a controversy — Pettway…

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Crimson Tide Continue Bowl Practice with Ohio State Prep

Crimson Tide Continue Bowl Practice with Ohio State Prep

The top-seeded Alabama football team continued Ohio State preparations on Saturday afternoon with a two-hour practice in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility.

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Alabama Football Academics among Best in Nation

Alabama Football Academics among Best in Nation

Alabama’s top-seeded football team in the upcoming College Football Playoff Semifinal in the Sugar Bowl is one of the nation’s top academic programs as well.

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Alabama Works in Full Pads; All-America Honors Continue to Roll in for Tide

Alabama Works in Full Pads; All-America Honors Continue to Roll in for Tide

Alabama, the top-seeded team in the College Football Playoff, put on full pads for the first time during bowl preparations on Wednesday during in a two-hour practice inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

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Crimson Tide Begin Bowl Practice; Four Named to AP All-America Team

Crimson Tide Begin Bowl Practice; Four Named to AP All-America Team

The top-ranked Alabama football team returned to the practice field on Tuesday afternoon for roughly two hours in shells inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

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Blake Sims Leads Charge in Final-Minute Comeback at LSU

Blake Sims Leads Charge in Final-Minute Comeback at LSU

While Blake Sims was talking with reporters last week the subject of the Crimson Tide’s previous visit to Tiger Stadium came up, when A.J. McCarron dramatically led Alabama on what’s been called “The Drive.” The game-winning 72-yard possession lasted j…

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Alabama boosters paid off $3.1 million for Nick Saban’s home

Alabama boosters paid off $3.1 million for Nick Saban’s home

Alabama head coach Nick Saban may get frustrated by the pressure of not winning well enough according to some Alabama fans and pundits, but he has about $3.1 million reasons to be thankful for Alabama boosters today. Alabama boosters reportedly paid off the remaining $3.1 million owed on the home of Saban and his family…

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AUBURN FOOTBALL

Auburn notebook: Duke Williams out, Carl Lawson in

Auburn notebook: Duke Williams out, Carl Lawson in

The Tigers’ head coach talked of the energy of young players, that all his players are academically eligible and the defense is trying to impress.

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Will Muschamp says it’s been great first week at Auburn

Will Muschamp says it’s been great first week at Auburn

The Tigers’ new defensive coordinator says he did his homework before taking the Auburn job. “We’ve got good enough talent for us to be fine.”

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First impressions: Defense knows Will Muschamp watching

First impressions: Defense knows Will Muschamp watching

Auburn’s defensive players say the intensity is high as the Tigers prepare for the Outback Bowl with Charlie Harbison calling the shots and new coordinator Will Muschamp evaluating everything.

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Tiger Roar Digital: Quan Bray and His Biggest Fan!

Tiger Roar Digital: Quan Bray and His Biggest Fan!

When senior receiver Quan Bray runs through the tunnel of Jordan-Hare Stadium he sees thousands of screaming fans ready to cheer on the Tigers. When 11-year-old Luke Partain looks onto the field he quickly scans the field to find No. 4, Bray. Luke has …

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Tiger Roar Digital: Quan Bray and His Biggest Fan!

Tiger Roar Digital: Quan Bray and His Biggest Fan!

When senior receiver Quan Bray runs through the tunnel of Jordan-Hare Stadium he sees thousands of screaming fans ready to cheer on the Tigers. When 11-year-old Luke Partain looks onto the field he quickly scans the field to find No. 4, Bray. Luke has …

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Tiger Roar Digital: Quan Bray and His Biggest Fan!

Tiger Roar Digital: Quan Bray and His Biggest Fan!

When senior receiver Quan Bray runs through the tunnel of Jordan-Hare Stadium he sees thousands of screaming fans ready to cheer on the Tigers. When 11-year-old Luke Partain looks onto the field he quickly scans the field to find No. 4, Bray. Luke has …

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Tiger Roar Digital: Quan Bray and His Biggest Fan!

Tiger Roar Digital: Quan Bray and His Biggest Fan!

When senior receiver Quan Bray runs through the tunnel of Jordan-Hare Stadium he sees thousands of screaming fans ready to cheer on the Tigers. When 11-year-old Luke Partain looks onto the field he quickly scans the field to find No. 4, Bray. Luke has …

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Three Join Auburn Football

Three Join Auburn Football

Three of the nation’s most highly rated junior college products will be joining the Auburn football program

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Bo Jackson named Doak Walker Legends Award winner

Bo Jackson named Doak Walker Legends Award winner

The former Auburn Heisman Trophy winner is recognizes for his accomplishments on the field, and off it.

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Auburn Tigers in the National Football League – Week 15

Auburn Tigers in the National Football League – Week 15

Updates from Week 15 on former Auburn Tigers now playing in the National Football League highlighted by another big game for rookie kicker Cody Parkey.

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Report: Texas A&M reached out to LSU DC John Chavis

Texas A&M is currently without a defensive coordinator, a fact that may have cost the Aggies the nation’s top linebacker prospect and a five-star defensive tackle. Head coach Kevin Sumlin fired Mark Snyder on Nov. 28, and with a holiday week upon us and the Aggies’ Liberty Bowl date approaching, it now appears likely the one month mark will…

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Ole Miss QB signee Chad Kelly arrested after scuffle with police

Chad Kelly was dismissed at Clemson this April for what Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney deemed “conduct detrimental to our program” but, after a season spent leading East Mississippi Community College to a national title, reclaimed his major college football destiny by signing with Ole Miss earlier this month. For now. Back home in his native Buffalo, Kelly…

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Mark Richt raids Nick Saban’s staff for strength coach

Mark Richt raids Nick Saban’s staff for strength coach

They say the strength coach is the most important hire a head coach will make. Between the end of spring ball and the beginning of fall camp, the strength coach is the main point of contact players have with their football program on a daily basis. With longtime strength coach Joe Tereshinski stepping down late last month, Mark…

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Gus Malzahn, new Auburn DC Will Muschamp haven’t discussed staff changes yet

In addition to the reported $1.6 million salary, one of the things that drew Will Muschamp to Auburn’s open defensive coordinator slot was the freedom granted by head coach Will Muschamp to select his own staff to work under him. And while staff changes are likely coming for a defense that ranked 74th in yards per play allowed and…

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Report: Jim Harbaugh not the only NFL coach Michigan is chasing

With the NFL’s own coaching carousel ready to start spinning in the next seven-to-10 days, we’re beginning to find out which college coaches that have caught the NFL’s eye and, apparently, the other way around. Michigan’s interest in San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is widely known, but he’s apparently not the only NFL coach that…

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Jameis Winston cleared in FSU Code of Conduct hearing

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been cleared of wrongdoing in his Code of Conduct hearing with the university, his attorney David Cornwell tweeted Sunday. “In sum, the preponderance of the evidence has not shown that you are responsible for ANY of the charged violations of the Code,” he wrote. The hearing was held Dec. 3, and a decision…

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How many FBS programs are still looking for their first bowl win?

A chance at history was missed on Saturday. Western Michigan and South Alabama had respective shots at winning their first bowl games in program history, but each fell short. Western Michigan saw a comeback effort squandered by a catastrophic scoop ‘n’ score in a 38-24 loss to Air Force in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl,…

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Boise State running back Jay Ajayi declares for NFL Draft

Boise State running back Jay Ajayi will play his final game as a Bronco in the upcoming Fiesta Bowl against Arizona. Ajayi announced Sunday he will enter himself into the 2015 NFL Draft, passing on his final year of eligibility at Boise State. Ajayi informed his teammates while in the huddle for the final rep…

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Oklahoma State AD wants to schedule Oregon and UNC

Oklahoma State athletics director Mike Holder took note of the way the College Football Playoff selection committee seemed to punish Big 12 champion Baylor for its non-conference scheduling this fall. He wants to make sure that does not affect his Cowboys program in the future, and he is already talking about the possibility of scheduling future…

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UCLA’s Mora and Auburn’s Malzahn potential NFL targets?

The college football world may be on Jim Harbaugh watch to see what happens with his coaching future (NFL or Michigan?), but two other college coaches could be ready to receive some NFL overtures as well. UCLA head coach Jim Mora and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn are two names of interest according to Ian…

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LSU FOOTBALL

Bowl Edition of ‘Les Miles Show’ Dec. 26 at TJ Ribs

Bowl Edition of ‘Les Miles Show’ Dec. 26 at TJ Ribs

BATON ROUGE – The Les Miles Show – Music City Bowl Edition presented by Capital One Bank – will take place here in Baton Rouge on Friday, Dec. 26 from 8 to 9 p.m. at TJ Ribs on South Acadian Thruway.

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Nineteen Receive Degrees in Winter Ceremonies

Nineteen Receive Degrees in Winter Ceremonies

BATON ROUGE, La. – With the semester coming to a close last weekend, LSU held its December Commencement Ceremonies throughout campus Friday in Baton Rouge, as 19 student-athletes representing nine intercollegiate sports earned their degrees.

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Football’s Collins Named AP All-American

Football’s Collins Named AP All-American

BATON ROUGE – The honors for LSU senior offensive lineman La’el Collins continued to roll in on Tuesday as he was named second team All-America by the Associated Press, the news agency announced.

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Football Begins Prep for Notre Dame, Music City

Football Begins Prep for Notre Dame, Music City

BATON ROUGE – LSU started its bowl preparations for the Music City Bowl and Notre Dame Monday as the 23rd-ranked Tigers held their first workout in nearly three weeks here at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

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Collins, Neighbors Accept Senior Bowl Invitations

Collins, Neighbors Accept Senior Bowl Invitations

BATON ROUGE – LSU offensive tackle La’el Collins and fullback Connor Neighbors have officially accepted an invitation to take part in the Reese’s Senior Bowl, the all-star game announced on Monday.

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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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Dion Waiters Plays a Fluctuating Role in Cleveland – New York Times


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Dion Waiters Plays a Fluctuating Role in Cleveland
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CLEVELAND — The prevailing feeling here about the city’s professional basketball team seems to fall somewhere between guarded optimism and cautious enthusiasm. The Cavaliers are months into the N.B.A.’s latest experiment in superstar collectives, and …
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