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Alabama was the only SEC team to defeat a top 25 opponent in week one despite the perception of the conference being the most dominant in college football. However, the SEC did have one of the most challenging schedules slated in the opening week and they scored the second most points per game among FBS conferences. The ACC, Big 12, Big East, and Pac 12 did not play top 25 opponents in week one. The ACC had the most games against non-FBS teams. The SEC, Conference USA, MAC, and Mountain West tied for the most matches versus the top 25 at three games. The Big 12 was the only conference to go undefeated in week one, but played rather weak opposition with no BCS opponents and four non-FBS cupcakes. The Oklahoma Sooners also had a close call even though they were a heavy favorite going in versus the UTEP Miners. The Mid-American Conference had a tough week with only 18.64 points per game and 31.73 points allowed per game. Ohio was the lone MAC team to have any real success with the onl...
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The long wait came to an end this weekend. As much as we love summer, is there anything worse than those final long weeks that precede the start of the college football season? The closer we get to season openers, the harder it is to be patient. Thankfully we now have a full season to look forward to, one that began with a bang. Two teams from the state of Michigan headlined...
Check out the video. Alabama head football coach Nick Saban isn’t a happy camper. The Crimson Tide is ranked No. 1 in the country after pounding the Michigan Wolverines. Alabama is a 40-point favorite to beat Western Kentucky on Saturday. That prompted Saban to go off on the media for not showing the Hilltoppers any respect.
Alabama coach Nick Saban says the only thing that has changed for the second-ranked Crimson Tide is the buzz.
Saban said Monday that the talk before the 41-14 rout of No. 8 Michigan was that ''we were too young, too inexperienced, couldn't handle success.''
But he says nothing else is different about the team and ''it's going to be all about the...
During Saturday night's ESPN college football television broadcast of the Michigan-Alabama game on ABC, the audio was cut for a few seconds as Brent Musburger was talking at the 2:30 left in the third quarter. As the audio came back, viewers saw Kirk Herbstreit laughing and Musburger admitting to a Freudian slip. Naturally, everyone wondered what Musburger said. Fortunately...
Nick Saban blew up on the media during his press conference on Wednesday in what appeared to be an attempt to control the media’s coverage of his team.
The Alabama coach is upset that his team is getting pumped up by the media and fans after one big win over Michigan, and he’s fearful that his players may get too cocky and be thrown off in their quest to win another national...
Alabama head coach Nick Saban ripped into reporters after practice Wednesday evening. He felt like the Tide's opponent this week--Western Kentucky--was not receiving enough respectful or positive coverage and he wanted to make sure his opinion on that matter was heard.
Barrett Jones doesn’t poor-mouth. He knows that Alabama had a good season-opening win over Michigan Saturday night. But he’s also realistic, aware the Crimson Tide can – and must -- make improvement.
QUICK HITS: Alabama coach Nick Saban pokes at the media, discusses where his team needs to improve, his thoughts on young T.J. Yeldon and more at Monday's press conference.
"I'll show you where you can shove that microphone..."
College football’s ruling tyrant, Nick Saban, is ordering you, members of the media, to spare him all your love and adoration.
On the heels of his team’s dismantling of Michigan over the weekend, Saban berated the hacks in attendance at his Wednesday media session, letting them know...
Right guard Anthony Steen said he didn't know Alabama was ranked No. 1 in both polls after practice Tuesday night. Clearly, the news is not a hot topic of conversation among the Tide.
NORMAN, Okla. — Quarterback Landry Jones took the podium after head coach Bob Stoops hosted his weekly press conference, and Sooners Illustrated has all the coverage.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alabama is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, moving past Southern California after its resounding victory against Michigan.
The Crimson Tide swayed more than enough voters with its 41-14 win Saturday night in Texas to overtake the preseason No. 1 Trojans, who beat Hawaii 49-10. USC entered that game a 40-point favorite at home.
Despite being the new No. 1 in the polls and despite beating a then-Top 10 opponent 41-14 in college football's opening weekend, Alabama head coach Nick Saban is focused on correcting the mistakes his team made and said there is plenty of room for progress.
Although the message of the day from Alabama Coach Nick Saban on Monday following the Crimson Tide’s impressive Saturday night win over Michigan was that Bama needs continued improvement, he reported that a number of players had good games.
NORMAN, Okla. — Sooners Illustrated caught up with free safety Tony Jefferson Monday afternoon to get his thoughts on the defense in the season opener against UTEP.