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Memphis is the hometown for the celebrated Alabama center Barrett Jones. He recalls competing against the high school team coached by current Ole Miss Head Coach Hugh Freeze. The experience was a memorable moment in his prep career for a particular reason.

Harvey Updyke has moved on from poisoning trees, now getting arrested on terrorizing charges

Accused tree poisoner Harvey Updyke can now add accused terrorizer to his rap sheet. Updyke was arrested on September 18th in Hammond, La on charges of terrorizing. And of course, Updyke caught the charge in a very Harvey Updyke manner. According to police, Updyke attempted to return a lawnmower to a home improvement store, which is totally normal. But things turn not so normal...

Another Batman spoof: 'The Dark Meyer Rises'

As you may remember, last week we tipped you off to a video called “The Dark Chiz Rises," a goofy Batman spoof, which “starred” Gene Chizik as Bruce Wayne, trying to save a crumbling Gotham City… or in this case, a crumbling college football program down on the Plains. It’s safe to say that the video not only made our week, but quite possibly our entire 2012 as...

Will anyone stop the Tide?

Alabama football should consider changing its mascot. Crimson Tide doesn’t adequately capture the destruction their football program has caused to the rest of the college football landscape. Crimson Tsunami perhaps, or at least Crimson Tidal-Wave might be more appropriate. Everything and everyone in the path — whether stationary or in motion — has been flattened by ‘Bama...

No. 1 Alabama spreading the wealth early on

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama's best players can't be found anywhere near the top of the Southeastern Conference in rushing, receiving, tackles or sacks. The top-ranked Crimson Tide is spreading the wealth widely so far, building depth and getting youngsters valuable experience in case they're really needed down the line. The starters consequently are getting plenty of...

LSU Review: Lots of promise, lots of pain

I hate when people apologize for blogs being late and such, but I'm about do it. Grandaddy Blogle passed away Monday night, so I've been understandably out of it, and not really in the mood to be blogling. However, every single time I saw Grandaddy over the past few years, he would always ask me about my job and about my site. He always loved to hear how much the site has...

No. 1 Bama showcasing depth, not flashy stats

Alabama's best players won't be found anywhere near the top of the Southeastern Conference in rushing, receiving, tackles or sacks. The top-ranked Crimson Tide is spreading the wealth widely so far, partly because it has been able to substitute heavily in four straight blowouts. Coach Nick Saban says this Alabama team ''doesn't have as many defined stars as...

Ole Miss at Alabama College Football Week 5 Preview: Will The Tide Continue To Roll?

Dave Martin, AP Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide look like the best team in America right now and many are questioning if there is another team even close right now. They defeated a Michigan team that may lose five games, but it wasn’t their fault the Maize and Blue are falling flat on their faces (and the fact they were overrated to begin with). Their offensive line is the best...

Saban impressed with Freeze, Ole Miss

QUICK HITS: Alabama coach Nick Saban said Ole Miss has improved and is a completely different team under new head coach Hugh Freeze, plus other notes from today's press conference.

Georgia Football: FAU Coach Pelini, Alabama Pressured “more than Georgia”

File this quote under, ‘I’ll get back to you later’, but, after getting trounced by the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa, Florida Atlantic coach Carl Pelini was asked to compare Georgia (their week three opponent) to Alabama snf here’s what he had to say: “That’s not Georgia we faced today, that’s Alabama – it’s very different. Different scheme-wise. I think they’re...

Lester Communicates For Tide Defense

Safety Robert Lester has ascended in the Nick Saban system to a position of leadership in the secondary. The three-year starter embodies all the attributes required to absorb the complex schemes employed by the Alabama staff.

Square Fits In Perfect With Tide Defense

Damion Square and the Alabama defense have held opponents to a grand total of 21 total points through four games, 2nd nationally with a 5.25 points average. Normally a defensive end in the 3-4 scheme, he has shown the strength and versatility to move inside on pass rushing situations. The Houston native was available for comments at the Monday press conference.

Saban Doesn’t Want ‘Told You So’ Game

Alabama didn’t have anything to do with the promise that Tim Tebow made to Florida followers in 2008. But the speech by the former quarterback of the Gators is a part of Crimson Tide preparation this week.

Early season Heisman Trophy contenders: Collin Klein, Geno Smith & EJ Manuel lead the way

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein and West Virginia QB Geno Smith are a couple early season Heisman Trophy front-runners. Here is a list of the 12 most dynamic Heisman contenders through week four of the 2012 college football season. It is based on the contenders that along with having gaudy numbers also make dynamic and meaningful plays on the field. The watch will be updated...

VIDEO: Trae Elston

Freshman Trae Elston earned his first start of the season Saturday at Tulane. His second start will come Saturday, when Elston, an Alabama native, faces off with against the home-state Crimson Tide.
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