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PLAYERS: A.J. McCarron
Ordinarily, holding a team to 183 total yards is a good recipe for success.  Ordinarily, allowing 55 points is not.  Both of the teams that accomplished these feats lost on Saturday, and both losses are equally damaging.  That’s proof that sometimes it doesn’t matter how you get there.South Carolina’s defense limited Florida to fewer than 100 passing and fewer than 100 yards rushing, but three turnovers and a blocked field goal allowed the Gators to dominate on the scoreboard.  The 33-point margin of victory was in many ways completely misleading, though Florida did control this one throughout.West Virginia lost in a much more conventional way– by being unable to move the ball and unable to stop the opponent.  Now the Mountaineers and Gamecocks are essentially out of the BCS conversation.  West Virginia’s last two weeks, combined, amount to 104-28.  And the next four weeks feature TCU, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Iow State.  Things could get ugly for WVU.  Well…uglier.South Caroli...

Crimson Tide QB A.J. McCarron has really attractive mom

Here’s the latest photo that’s making the internet rounds in the college football world. Dear Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, we’re sorry: you have an attractive mom. She’s the one in the middle in the red cleavage showing shirt. h/t Sports Grid Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports, an official Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also...

Ranking the SEC (after Week 8)

Well it's time to start these again, I guess. As always, I wait until after the 8th week of the season so that we have a good grasp on where most teams are by this point in the season. Of course there are teams like Alabama and Mississippi State who still haven't really played anybody too tough, but we can at least start a little educated guessing. As far as Auburn is concerned...

Nick Saban evades discussing A.J. McCarron's Heisman chances.

The Heisman Trophy hype for Alabama starting quarterback A.J. McCarron continues to heat up. One place you won't hear it coming from though is from the mouth of McCarron and Bama's head football coach, Nick Saban. "AJ has played very, very well for us," he said. "He hasn't turned the ball over, makes a lot of good choices and decisions." The...

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s last interception was against Mississippi State

The Alabama Crimson Tide and Mississippi State Bulldogs will face each other as undefeated teams for the first time since 1942 this Saturday. Both teams have two of the three longest winning streaks in the country and both of their quarterbacks are two of the three with 15+ touchdowns and less than 2 interceptions. That brings us to AJ McCarron. McCarron has been nothing short of...

Saban on McCarron: "He's much more confident"

Notebook: On the SEC Coaches Teleconference Wednesday, Alabama's Nick Saban discussed what's different about AJ McCarron this year and his opinion on the 2013 SEC schedule, while Mississippi State's Dan Mullen called this weekend's matchup vs. the Tide a “championship-caliber game.”

QUICK HITS: Monday with Saban

Alabama head coach Nick Saban discussed Mississippi State, his young breakout stars Amari Cooper and T.J. Yeldon, and his mother's carrot cake at his weekly Monday press conference.

Tide Coaches Pick 9 After Win Over Vols

For the first time this year, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley was NOT selected by the Crimson Tide coaches as one of the players of the week. So when is a negative news? When the leading tackler and the man who made a key interception that led to a touchdown and had a tackle for loss doesn’t merit the list.

Balance "critical" to Alabama's success

Safety Robert Lester said after the Tennessee game that Alabama won't find its identity until the end of the season. That may be, but as of right now, this team is showing that being balanced on both sides of the ball will be a part of it.

SEC Honor Roll: Week 8

Offenses took to the air on Saturday, with quarterbacks such as Georgias Aaron Murray and Alabamas AJ McCarron posting record-setting performances. Mississippi States Tyler Russell also had a strong performance (17-of-21 passing for 191 yards and three touchdowns), but couldnt break onto this weeks SEC Honor Roll: High Fives Aaron Murray, Georgia: Murray was more accurate than...

The Alabama Crimson Tide continue their dominance in license plating

The Alabama Crimson Tide continue to use the Alabama “A” to come up with creative (and usually offensive) phrases on their license. We’ve seen an Alabama license plate that read along the lines of “A-hole” but more offensive. Some of the license plates were just too offensive to post. I’m sure the Alabama football team and Nick Saban really appreciate the gesture from...

Week 9: Heisman frontrunners

While it’s still a little early to say who the leader is for the Heisman trophy, here’s the top five we have after week 8. 1. Collin Klein, Kansas State  Stats: 10 passing touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 14 rushing touchdowns, 551 rushing (63rd), 1379 passing (85th), 2nd in passing efficiency, 32nd in total offense Collin Klein has been soldering along at Kansas State with about...

Week 9 Polls Of Power And Failure

TEXAS PETE POWER POLL HEAT INDEX CHILI PEPPERS Ranking those who carried on while others around them were crushed by failure and/or incompetence. 1.  Will Muschamp While OVERCOMING ADVERSITY ON THE FIELD, Muschamp's team crushed one of two remaining threats to his trip to Atlanta and brought national attention to voice immodulation. 2.  Dan Mullen Unlike a certain...

CFBZ Podcast #8: Talking SEC with Barrett Sallee

This week we were lucky enough to be joined by the Bleacher Report's lead SEC football writer Barrett Sallee to talk all things SEC. Make sure you check out his SEC Blog as it's one of the top reads out there on the net. Here's a re-cap on what we talked about and make sure you scroll to the bottom to listen to the thirty minute podcast. You can also download...
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