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Alabama (9-1, 6-1) – The Tide’s loss to Texas A&M only dropped Nick Saban’s squad to #4 in the BCS and that’s the positive. The negative is that Kirby Smart’s defense has had its share of troubles in the secondary the past few weeks. The four highest passing totals against Bama all season have come in UA’s last four games (203 yards for Tennessee, 209 yards for Mississippi State, 296 yards for LSU and 253 yards for Texas A&M). Both LSU (435) and Texas A&M (418) became the first two Alabama foes all year to roll up more than 282 yards of total offense. Right now, there’s no guarantee if this Bama defense even got to the BCS title game that it could shut down a high-scoring offense as so many previous SEC/BCS champs have done.
Florida (9-1, 7-1) – The Gators are the longest long shot still on our board. First, UF’s offense isn’t im...
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Robert Bentley, the Governor of Alabama, took time out of his hectic gubernatorial work schedule to question Nick Saban's play-calling in Alabama's loss to Texas A&M.
The Alabama Crimson Tide lost their first game since November 5th of 2011 last weekend to the Texas A&M Aggies and their Heisman candidate quarterback Johnny Manziel. Now people are questioning Nick Saban and his play-calling. Even the Governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley seems to think Saban didn’t know what he was doing when he allowed AJ McCarron to pass the ball from the...
Nick Saban puts Alabama's past two games in the same category. He doesn't mean it as a compliment.
The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide lost for the first time against No. 9 Texas A&M a week after barely beating No. 8 LSU.
Saban says Alabama didn't play well as a team in either game. Saban called it ''a Bluegrass Miracle phenomenon.'' That reference is...
Notebook: Head coach Nick Saban thinks offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeir is "doing fine" in his first year at Alabama despite many questioning his play calls on the final drive of last week's loss to Texas A&M.
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Everyone's a critic.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley becomes the latest person in the state to second-guess Alabama head football coach Nick Saban's playcalling in the loss to Texas A&M. (al.com)
No good deed goes unpunished.
The SEC's admission of Texas A&M and Missouri to its ranks this season may have in the end cost the conference...
During his weekly Monday press conference, Alabama head coach Nick Saban discussed how his team will regroup after loss to Texas A&M, AJ McCarron's performance over the last two games and more...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama coach Nick Saban calls it "the Bluegrass Miracle phenomenon."
The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide plays poorly in one game but survives a desperation scenario and so no warning bells go off on the team that there might be problems.
"The last two games, I'd put both those in the same category," Saban said on Monday. "We didn...
Don’t look now but the SEC might be getting ready to go through another transition of sorts. With Texas A&M winning a shocker in Tuscaloosa and Oregon standing on the cusp of playing for a BCS Championship–yet again–is the SEC ready to make a few adjustments as well? Could the old guard be willing to admit that, perhaps, defense doesn’t always win championships? Well...
Now it's out of Alabama's hands.
The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide have not only lost that aura of invincibility that seemed to surround Nick Saban's team through eight games and the final two minutes against LSU, but surrendered control of their fate in the national title derby. No. 9 Texas A&M made sure of that with Johnny Manziel's dazzling performance and a...
South Carolina 38, Arkansas 20
NO ONE CARES. I like just about everything about Nick Saban. His machine-like focus on the game and preparation for it, his disgust for imperfection and anything that wastes his time, and his lack of concern about what anyone thinks of him.
But, his upcoming verbal assault on the hurry-up/spread offenses, and you know it's coming, will...
I know this is going to be a little bit raw for all my friends who are Alabama fans, so feel free to discontinue reading this post if the memory is still a little too fresh in your mind.I'll start off this post by saying that all along, I've thought it's been ridiculous how elitest the SEC has been about the entrance of Texas A&M and Missouri this season, calling...
Four-star TE Jacory Washington, ranked No. 3 in the nation (among 2014 prospects) at his position, visited Tuscaloosa on Saturday as the Crimson Tide hosted Texas A&M. Get his reaction to that game, find out what Coach Nick Saban had to say, and hear about where he'll visit next (LSU)...