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Double Coverage Football:
We watched four of our top ten teams go down last weekend so this will be the biggest restructuring of the DC poll in 2012 (so far). With the SEC, Big 12 and Pac 12 Games of the Century of the Millennium of the Week coming let's see how the standings look before our next round of shake ups.
1. ALABAMA (8-0): The Tide faced their "toughest" test of the season against undefeated Mississippi State and led 21-0 before the first commercial. Their stout defense is allowing a national best 8.1 points per game, but the offense, so maligned in 2011, has cracked the Top 10 in scoring (40.6 points per game). AJ McCarron's emergence as not only a competent passer but a Heisman candidate has this team playing at a level that's downright scary. Their trip to Death Valley will be a wake-up call for someone.
2. OREGON (8-0): I don't care what the BCS computers say. I've watched Kansas State and Notre Dame every week, but Oregon is the second best team in the coun...
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Thanks to Hurricane Sandy's ability to control the electricity in my house, I unfortunatly was able to publish the scouting notebook on Monday. However, after reviewing film from this past weekend, catching up on previous weeks, and having Alex Brown of Optimum Scouting fill in for one of our pieces.Two of the better SEC and overall junior quarterbacks in the country faced off...
Quarterback AJ McCarron wore his knee brace again, wide receiver Amari Cooper was the most active he's been all week, and some other observations from Wednesday afternoon's Alabama practice.
Covering Dixie Like Mildew
What a difference a year makes.
Andrew Gribble looks how Alabama starting quarterback A.J. McCarron has improved since last season's regular season LSU-Alabama matchup. (al.com)
BCS title game preview?
Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione compares potential BCS title game opponents Alabama and Kansas State. (al.com)
Making up for...
Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SWRT roundup of SEC news.
Growing Up Brady?
Kevin Scarbinsky compares Alabama starting quarterback A.J. McCarron to New England Patriots starting QB Tom Brady. (al.com)
I Ain't Mad At Cha.
LSU players claim that getting revenge on Alabama for beating the Tigers in the 2012 BCS title game is the farthest thing from their minds as they...
The Alabama Crimson Tide and LSU Tigers are set to face off this weekend in Death Valley. Thank you LSU for creating this. Tony Stark aka Iron Man quotes were interjected with LSU Head Coach Les Miles giving ever quotable lines. Everything just came together. Alabama could make it to the BCS National Championship game. I’m sure the LSU Tigers would like to stop that from happening...
Alabama is putting together a truly dominant year. To describe any part of the Crimson Tide as a "weakness" is really more a matter of degree.
That said, if 'Bama has a flaw, what would it be?
Aaron Torres: First off, I agree that to describe any "weakness" with Alabama is to nitpick at this point.
Frankly, watching this team, that has been my biggest...
Alabama coach Nick Saban says game manager is the ultimate compliment for a quarterback.
He says that's what the top-ranked Crimson Tide has in the nation's top-rated passer AJ McCarron. No. 5 LSU would love to get similar efficiency from strong-armed Zach Mettenberger in Saturday night's game.
Both are supported by punishing tailbacks and terrific defenses.
Saturday night the Alabama Crimson Tide roll into Death Valley to meet the LSU Tigers. The Tigers are a 9.5 point underdog at home. Will this be the game of the century? Or just another roll of the Tide? Here are three bold predictions.1. Alabama's Defense Will Outscore LSU's OffenseAlabama's defense will outscore LSU's offense by two touchdowns. This may not be...