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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 2 yard line with under 3 minutes to go in the game down by 5. Bentley was asked about whether or not he would run the ball on 4th and goal from the 2 yardline on the Paul Finebaum radio show this week. “I would actually have run the ball for four straight times” Well Governor, that’s why you are the Governor of the state of Alabama and not the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. You also don’t have 3 college football national titles to your name and still have an outside shot at a 4th (3rd in 4 years) Remember folks, things said on the Finebaum show should be disregarded 100% of the time. That includes when they come from a Governor. [AL.com] Related Posts It’s very apparent that Alabama’s defense hasn’t skipped a beat Steven Godfrey tries to fit in with the Alabama gumps Alabama remains unbeaten
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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.
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.
After suffering a stunning upset loss at home to Texas A&M last weekend, Alabama has likely erased its national championship hopes for the 2012 season. As you may know, the people of Alabama take their football kind of seriously. Fans have not reacted well to the loss to the Aggies. Neither has the governor of Alabama.
Earlier this week, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley was asked...
After a tough two-week stretch, the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide must refocus, regroup and regain its identity Saturday against an FCS opponent. As head coach Nick Saban said this week, "I don’t think that we need to be worried about who we’re playing as much as we need to worry about how we’re playing."
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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...
Get ready to add something to your Christmas lists, Alabama fans. That would be this big red toboggan hat Crimson Tide starting quarterback A.J. McCarron wore while being interviewed after practice on Tuesday. It certainty made him feel happier after seeing the Tide's hopes and dreams for a second consecutive BCS title all but shatter in Saturday's shock-the-world...
Quinton Patton La. Tech Today is the release of the College Football Universe Offense All-America Team and my official nominations for the FWAA All-America Team. Special teams players are included as well. Even though the SEC had the most players listed with six (two on special teams). There are no skill players from the SEC listed as an All-American other than in special team...
It has been well documented at this point that the Crimson Tide fan base was keen on Bama running the ball on fourth and goal instead of having A.J. McCarron throw the ball. Obviously the ball was picked off, and their shot at beating Texas A&M and staying undefeated went out the window.It wasn’t just your run of the mill Alabama fan that wanted them to run the ball though...
Alabama safety Robert Lester wishes he could play Texas A&M again, but understands that in order to progress, he must be more focused and help push his team forward so they can be in the best position possible at season's end.
How does Alabama bounce back from a loss to Texas A&M? Well, it appears the schedule took care of that. No one would expect the Crimson Tide, 9-1 after last week’s loss to the Aggies, to have any trouble with Western Carolina, which is 1-9. Just getting a win, however, is not the issue.
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)...
These football games against Western Carolina haven’t gone so well for Alabama. Oh, sure, the Crimson Tide won the two previous meetings by decisive scores, 52-0 in 2004 and 52-7 in 2007. The 2007 win, however, was one of five Bama had to vacate in a bizarre NCAA ruling. And there’s no way to know how much the 2004 game cost the Tide.
Western Carolina coach Mark Speir has dealt with some of the challenges Alabama faced in recent years as the team everyone badly wants to beat.
It makes Saturdays that much harder, if decidedly less daunting than taking a 1-9 Football Championship Subdivision team to face the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide (9-1), which is coming off its first loss of the season.
Speir was an assistant...