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To talk with Alabama players and coach Nick Saban on Monday, you got the feeling they barely know who Johnny Manziel even is.
They lost to him last year? Really? I'm not sure Alabama remembers. No one admitted to watching Texas A&M play Saturday while Alabama had a week off. And if they looked at video of last year's game, that was sort of a fuzzy memory.
"I don't like to spend too much time on one team,'' Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron said. "The off-week wasn't about them; it was about us.''
This is a strategy on Saban's part. It's psychological. It's PR. It's even a message sent to Manziel in some ways.
Everyone knows, of course, that Alabama hasn't forgotten anything. And surely the Tide would like to shut up the guy who gets all the attention while they simply go about winning the national championship.
But most of all, this is a good plan on Saban's part. They say that Saban is a master at revenge-ga...
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Check out that picture of Nick Saban and a half dozen coaches and assistants on the Alabama sideline. I can only see two non-obscured people, I can't see any shoes or cleats, and I still counted 14 swooshes. That's still not enough for Nike.
The retail giant that built the entire Oregon football program and rebranded half of the country this offseason wasn't satisfied...
The next time a coach accuses the media of hype, consider this sentence from Alabama Coach Nick Saban during Wednesday’s Southeastern Conference teleconference: “Texas A&M has an outstanding team, one of the best offensive teams probably in college football, maybe in the history of college football in term’s of their quarterback’s ability to make plays and the great job...
When asked about Texas A&M, Alabama coach Nick Saban stated that the Aggies' offense could be one of the best in college football history.
I don’t know if you’ve heard or not, but there’s going to be a pretty big game taking place in College Station this weekend. Of course, two-time defending champion Alabama is looking to get revenge on Heisman winner Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M, the only program to beat the Crimson Tide on the gridiron last season.
Naturally, the hype for this game has been off the charts...
All eyes might be on Johnny Manziel in Saturday's Alabama-Texas A&M game - except for the Crimson Tide's defensive backs.
Top-ranked Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn't want his DBs turning back to check out No. 6 Texas A&M's electric quarterback when he's moving around in the backfield.
Too many things can happen, and most of them bad.
So who is the coach who thinks Texas A&M is the nation’s best college football team? Well, let’s see. Nick Saban has a vote. The Aggies got one vote for number one in this week’s polls. Alabama suffered not at all despite not playing a game last week.
Paul Finebaum trolled Texas, Mack Brown and their fans about Nick Saban coming to Texas (the state). Apparently, he also trolled Sports Illustrated and they have some egg on their face.Read more →
Much has been made of the trend in college football to run a fast-tick offense, the Hurry-Up-No-Huddle or Tempo Offense. Alabama Coach Nick Saban is not a proponent of the scheme, primarily because his background is defense and by denying the defense the opportunity to make substitutions, it limits defensive strategy.
It's the game of the week, perhaps the year.
Alabama vs. Texas A&M: Part 2.
Texas A&M spoiled Nick Saban & Co.'s perfect season last year. Will the Crimson Tide get their revenge? Or is Johnny Manziel going to take control again.
Arguments can be made for either side, but many are picking Alabama to win in College Station Saturday. After all, it's hard...
On September 3rd, at 2:00 pm CT, Kenny Bell, one of Alabama’s best wide receivers, made an announcement on Twitter by tweeting several times that he was retiring his senior year. He tweeted: “…It’s been a nice run but I’m hanging up my cleats,” as well as tweeting: “Time to focus on my responsibilities MY KIDS.” He sent an encouraging tweet to all of his teammates...
Nick Saban was none too happy with the media earlier today when they would not stop asking him questions about former offensive lineman DJ Fluker and former defensive end Luther Davis allegedly receiving impermissible benefits while members of the Alabama Crimson Tide's two national title teams. Read more →
Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper insists this Texas A&M game is not about revenge.
Nick Saban said it's important to keep the approach businesslike and that the football field is no place for trash talk. Quarterback AJ McCarron believes his friendship with Texas A&M counterpart Johnny Manziel is overblown.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 6 Aggies are finally getting...
Legendary Alabama head football coach Paul "Bear Bryant" would have turned 100 today. Bryant, born Sept. 11, 2013, was head coach first of Maryland (1945), then Kentucky (1946-1953), Texas A&M (1954-1957), then finally Alabama (1958-1982). His 323-85-17 career record includes six national titles, 14 SEC titles, and one Southwest Conference title.
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Alabama Coach Nick Saban announced Monday that redshirt freshman defensive end Dalvin Tomlinson had "a very successful surgery," but that Tomlinson would be lost to the Crimson Tide for a long period.