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FOX Sports South's college football writers and guests offer a weekly preview of the upcoming slate. Here is the Week 3 preview, featuring the highly-touted Alabama-Texas A&M showdown:
Five Matchups to Watch
Alabama at Texas A&M: Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide have been looking forward to this matchup ever since the Aggies walked out of Tuscaloosa with a 29-24 win last season. Can Johnny Manziel & Co., pull it off at Kyle Field?
UCLA at Nebraska: Last season, this was an offensive slugfest serving as Bruins QB Brett Hundley's signature performance. Can the star sophomore do it again in Lincoln?
Ole Miss at Texas: Hugh Freeze's spread offense heads to Austin to face a team that just replaced its defensive coordinator midseason. Does that spell trouble for the Longhorns?
Tennessee at Oregon: Does Butch Jones' team really stand a chance against the most explosive offense in the country?
Kentucky at Louisville: Will Teddy Bridgewater's Heisman campaign continue to roll against the Cardinals' instate rivals?
T.J. Yeldon, Alabama: Can the super sophomore tailback take over the biggest game of the season to date?
Braxton Miller, Ohio State: Is the preseason Heisman favorite on his last leg?
Michigan State's defense: Though not an individual player, can the Spartans' D continue to carry an anemic offense?
-- Does No. 19 Washington have a problem on its hands with 2-0 Illinois?
-- Can Arizona State pull off the home upset over the new-look Wisconsin Badgers?
-- Back in Columbus, is there any reason to believe Sonny Dykes can find success against the No. 4-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes?
BEST OF MAXIM
Welp. It looks like some personal lines have been crossed on College GameDay today. I don’t think Alabama Crimson Tide fans (especially Nick Saban) will like this sign about Kristen Saban. Never want to see a picture of your daughter (who is quite easy on the eyes BTW) with an innuendo under it. I’m surprised this sign wasn’t confiscated at the entrance to GameDay. Now this...
Kristen Saban, daughter of Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban, and arch-nemesis of Phi Mu sorority sister Sarah Grimes, was the subject of a very controversial sign on ESPN College Gameday this morning. How did this one get past the ESPN Gameday Sign police?
Is it over the line? Well you heard about the lawsuit against Kristen Saban, how she allegedly beat her sorority sis Grimes. I don’t...
On Wednesday, Yahoo Sports published a story alleging that former Alabama offensive lineman DJ Fluker, along with four other former and current SEC players, received impermissible benefits prior to completing their college careers.
That's important because it could call into question Alabama's 2011 and 2012 national titles, of which Fluker was a part. The story also happened...
Nick Saban's face turned red. His voice grew loud, into a bullying yell:
"I made a statement,'' he said. "DON'T ASK ME ABOUT THAT AGAIN.''
Saban took a non-story that nobody on earth was ever going to care about, especially during Texas A&M week -- something about a Yahoo! Sports report on a former player getting impermissible benefits and...
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban walked out of a Wednesday press conference after the multiple questions from the media regarding allegations made in an investigation by Yahoo! Sports that former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker had taken improper benefits while in school. He eventually walked out.
Here's video of the press conference, via The Crimson White.
Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban stormed out of his press conference on Wednesday when he fielded three questions in a row about the story/allegations against DJ Fluker and four other SEC players. The story says that the five players received improper benefits and Saban figured that he wouldn’t have to answer any questions about it after he gave a blanket statement...
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...
Nick Saban gives the cold shoulder to the press after they focused on grilling him about Yahoo’s allegations that former offensive linemen stud DJ Fluker was funneling cash into the Alabama program. Sure Nick Saban is one smug bastard, but these idiots couldn’t ask one question about the biggest game of the season thus far. We are just days away from a Johnny Football v Crimson...
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.
The most anticipated game of the early season takes place Saturday when No. 1 Alabama travels to play No. 6 Texas A&M in a matchup of two SEC powers, and a pair of teams that are expected to challenge for the national championship.
Nick Saban and his Tide will have revenge on their minds after losing to the Aggies last November, while Texas A&M will be looking to stun the...
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 →
No. 1 Alabama (1-0) at No. 6 Texas A&M (2-0)
Saturday, 3:30 PM EST, CBS
Line: Alabama -7.5
Love them or hate them, the SEC has delivered some marquee match-ups for the fans very early in the 2013 college football season. In week one, the SEC featured Alabama (vs Virginia Tech), Georgia (at Clemson) and LSU (vs TCU) all in key games. In the second week, two of three biggest...