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Each year, numerous media groups look to honor players, teams, and coaches for their hard work and accomplishments throughout the season. One of the most prestigious awards handed out is the Coach of the Year award, which seeks to honor a leader who stands out above all of his peers.
Often, the coach who receives the honor has to deal with adversity and must find a way to overcome certain obstacles. While the award has never been bestowed upon an interim head coach, this is the year that could, and should, change.
There are a number of very worthy candidates in 2013 – names such as Auburn’s Gus Malzahn, Baylor’s Art Briles, and Alabama’s Nick Saban are popular choices for obvious reasons.
Malzahn has brought a team that went a dismal 3-9 last season to the brink of an SEC Championship Game berth.
Briles has been at the helm of a surprising squad that has dominated quality competition.
Saban has been the model of consistency and is yet again demolishing anything an...
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Nick Saban is a no nonsense, football oriented kind of guy (in case you didn't know). He is not in to the all the extraneous crap that fills up space for newspapers and web sites. As long as he has been coaching football you would think reporters that regularly cover him and the Alabama football team would know this.
Well, apparently one has still not figured this out--and...
Although Alabama has been perched on top of the college football world for quite some time, head coach Nick Saban suggested on Wednesday that there may be another team who is more deserving of the No. 1 ranking than his Crimson Tide are, namely undefeated Florida State, coached by former assistant Jimbo Fisher."I think Jimbo has done a fantastic job," Saban said during...
His absence mattered most of all. The absence of his name, precisely.
Expunge Lane Kiffin, USC fans said, and we'll be happy. Rid us of this era, and we'll get on board now for the next one.
And so, after the fifth game of the season, USC athletic director Pat Haden did. In the middle of the night, after returning to Los Angeles from USC's ugly loss at Arizona State...
Former USC coach Lane Kiffin thinks the Trojans should hire interim coach Ed Orgeron as the program's new leader.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban demands a lot from his players and expects that they’ll be prepared both mentally and physically come game day. The guys over at The Weather Channel have taken notice. Check out this hilarious conversation between whoever runs TWC’s Twitter account and SBNation’s Spencer Hall from late last night.
It appears that Saban really wants to gain every...
It is something of a measure of where Nick Saban has the Alabama football team that the Crimson Tide can go on the road in the Southeastern Conference and win a game by two touchdowns and have most of the focus on what went wrong.
Tex. Governor Rick Perry in his Yell Leader days at Texas A&M.Governor Rick Perry of Texas was in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area recently attending the annual Republican Governors Association meeting. During an interview with Phoenix station KNXV-TV anchor/reporter Christopher Sign, a discussion arose around the speculation Alabama head football coach Nick Saban might leave Tuscaloosa...
Do you take Nick Saban for the type of person who reads magazines? If you do, don’t ever tell him, because he apparently doesn’t have the time of day for reading a few articles, and he gets offended if you think he does. Tonight a reporter asked Saban what he thought of AJ McCarron’s new cover on this week’s Sports Illustrated, and Nick was not pleased. His response was...
There are times when a coach must answer questions about his players that may not involve actual games or playing time. Most coaches will at least humor the reporter asking the question, but not Nick Saban, he’s all business.
Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban believes that the Florida State Seminoles is arguably the best team in the nation right now.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban has not won three of the past four BCS National Championship Games by paying attention to distractions. Anything that is not directly related to football is a distraction, including AJ McCarron’s all-American smile on the latest cover of Sports Illustrated. On Wednesday, a reporter made the mistake of asking Saban […]
Former USC coach Lane Kiffin, who was unceremoniously fired back in September after a blowout loss to Arizona State, has come to a similar conclusion as much of the Trojans fan base about who the future head coach should be in Los Angeles. He believes that interim coach Ed Orgeron is the man for the job.
Kiffin on next USC coach: “That’s easy. That’s already done. It should...
Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban was asked about AJ McCarron’s appearance on Sports Illustrated this week and his response was utterly priceless. Classic Saban.
Alabama was able to sleepwalk through a victory at Mississippi State last weekend without dire consequences.
Opponents in the near future probably won't be as forgiving.
The two-week hype begins for one of the most anticipated Iron Bowls in years, but No. 1 Alabama has one more game in the interim - against FCS-level Chattanooga on Saturday - and it will give the Crimson Tide...
LOS ANGELES -- One Team. One heartbeat. USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron has made that his stance and he's sticking to it.
Following games, the team doesn't celebrate individuals. Stats aren't talked about much. Neither will he talk about the job he's done in turning around USC's season.
While Orgeron focuses on the team, the Maxwell Football Club recognized...