Found August 30, 2012 on The Victory Formation:
Head Coach: Nick Saban (55-11 , entering 6th season) The Story: The receptor of one of the biggest breaks in recent college football memory, Alabama worked their way into a rematch against the only team they lost to in the regular season. Unworthy? No! They were very worthy. In fact, they took advantage of the [...]

Quick Hits: Saban familiar with Michigan's OC

Alabama head coach NIck Saban knows what he's up against in Michigan's offensive since their offensive coordinator Al Borges coached at Auburn several years ago.

Floyd Mayweather’s $3 million bet on Michigan-Alabama

Floyd Mayweather has reportedly made a $3 million bet on the Michigan vs. Alabama college football game this weekend. It's the latest mega-bet from the leader of the Money Team, who has never been shy about showcasing his affinity for a flashy lifestyle. The bet, which was Tweeted by Sportsbook.AG, has not been confirmed by Mayweather himself as of this time. Usually he shows...

Young secondary picking up scheme quickly?

Alabama lacks depth in its secondary, which is no secret as coach Nick Saban has hammered that home all offseason. But that means younger and more inexperienced players will see playing time, which is OK as long as they understand the scheme. We'll see if that's so on Saturday.

Saban says he should quit if he focuses on past

Alabama coach Nick Saban has won two national titles since 2009 and three in less than a decade. Saban says he should quit if he starts focusing on what he's done. He has been locked in this week preparing the defending champion and second-ranked Crimson Tide for their game against No. 8 Michigan on Saturday night in Cowboys Stadium. Saban says he plans coach ''forever...

Tide Depth Chart Has Few Surprises

Although it comes twice as often as Christmas, it seems to be the Alabama football depth chart from Nick Saban is anticipated even more than the arrival of St. Nick. Each year, once in late August and once before the bowl game, Bama issues a depth chart. It’s only good until the next game is played, but still it is interesting.

Michigan, Alabama aiming to make big statements

The Michigan Wolverines have reclaimed their confidence, something Alabama did shortly after Nick Saban landed in Tuscaloosa and started winning national titles. The eighth-ranked Wolverines have already earned some preseason acclaim going into Saturday night's opening showdown with the similarly pedigreed and second-ranked Crimson Tide at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas...

Big Tentacles: Nick Saban on Denard Robinson, Purdue, and more.

Arrests in Ball assault. Police in Wisconsin arrest three individuals suspected of being involved with an attack on Wisconsin running back Montee Ball. (ESPN) Saban on Robinson.  Alabama head football coach Nick Saban compares Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson to former Auburn QB Cam Newton. (The Detroit Free Press) No Hope in Indiana? Purdue head football coach...

Hoke hopes to direct upset of Saban's Tide

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Near the steps of Schembechler Hall, Alabama coach Nick Saban is holding the BCS' national championship trophy with an ear-to-ear grin seldom seen on or off the field. The home of Michigan football is adorned with pieces of paper with pictures, such as the one with Saban, and Crimson Tide logos along with messages such as "Beat Bama" and "...

Alabama is Vegas' No. 1

The coaches and writers can keep LSU and USC. Vegas will roll with the Tide. The preseason edition of the Linemakers Poll from is out, and the money men have installed Alabama as their No. 1 team in the country. The poll reflects the collective wisdom of the oddsmakers in Sin City. The bookies have the Crimson Tide rated just a shade better than USC at No. 2. In fact...

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: AJ McCarron, Nick Saban, Les Miles,'s college football season!

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.) It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! The 2012 SEC college football schedule kicks off tonight as South Carolina takes on Vanderbilt in Nashville. (The Charleston Post and Courier) Riding the Storm Out. LSU head football coach Les Miles...

'Bama, LSU hoping for encore after 1-2 finish in UPS Team Performance Index

If there's any question how vital overall team balance is to success on the college football field, last season's final UPS Team Performance Index may have somehow quantified it. Alabama and LSU, the two schools which played in January's BCS national title game and finished 1-2 in the last AP Top 25 poll, also wound up topping the UPS TPI when all was said and done....

Top College Gameday Signs of 2012: Week 1 (Pics)

Best Gameday Signs of 2011 Lee Corso and the boys are strolling on over to Jerry World to give it the good ol' college try. All three on the Gameday set are still alive, so this season is starting off hotter than the Fire Craig James campaign (Johnny Drama, VICTORY!). Other than the sure bet that Corso is going to say something inappropriate (did we ever find that State...

Hotdog Choices: Week One, Part Two

Earlier this week, the LOHD staff selected the winners of the SEC East.  Here are the winners for the SEC West games. Alabama v. Michigan (Arlington, TX) Billy: They still don't have SEC speed in the B1G, much less the horses to run with Bama.  Tide Rolls. LJ: Might be the best match up of week 1 of the College football season.  Shoelace and the Michigan offense will test...
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