Posted September 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
Nick Saban isn't exactly lavishing praise on Alabama's performance in a memorable win over Texas A&M. The top-ranked Crimson Tide showed ''competitive character,'' beat a good division rival and played ''halfway decent'' in the middle of the game between early and late lapses. Those are the positive reviews. Two days after the 49-42 victory over the No. 10 Aggies, Saban and Alabama players kept the game in perspective. It is still September, after all. ''Where do we go from here?'' Saban said Monday. ''I think focus needs to be on improving as a team. There's no question I don't feel like we are where we need to be as a team. There's definitely many, many things that we need to improve on. I think the most important part of that is going to be players having the discipline to trust and believe in doing the things the way we want them done. ''Without that improvement, we're not going to g...

Nick Saban to Kevin Sumlin: You Just Took 10 Years Off My Life

Texas A&M got itself into a pretty big hole Saturday against Alabama, and nearly pulled out the win before falling to the Tide 49-42 in one wild and crazy game. Like most fans, I was going nuts watching this game and darn near felt like the up and down insanity was making me old before my time. Apparently Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban felt the same and told Kevin...

Saban tells Kevin Sumlin: You took 10 years off my life

Nick Saban's post-game words to Kevin Sumlin paint the picture of the clash between Alabama and Texas A&M: "You took 10 years off my life."

Saban Looks Back, And Ahead To Rams

Alabama Coach Nick Saban had his normal Wednesday teleconference along with all other Southeastern Conference football coaches Wednesday. Here is a recap of the session with Saban.

Manziel legend grows even more vs. Bama

On Saturday Johnny Manziel was sublime, posting one of the greatest individual efforts in college football quarterbacking history. I know, I know. Alabama won, and for the bottom line crew out there, winning and losing is all that matters. Football's a team game, and Alabama's team is better than Texas A&M's team this year just like it was last year. But most of...

Nick Saban made T.J. Yeldon apologize for taunting Johnny Manziel

From USA Today: “I want to apologize to everyone for my selfish actions on Saturday. That is not the way I want to represent myself, my family and our team. That is not the way we do things at Alabama. This is something that I will learn from, and I will use better judgment in the future,” Yeldon said in the release.” Related posts: Get ready for ‘Johnny Cam’, a CBS camera...

Colorado St.-Alabama Preview

Colorado State coach Jim McElwain knows former boss Nick Saban well enough to expect Alabama to be highly motivated to improve on its disappointing defensive performance of last weekend. Saban's former offensive coordinator brings the Rams to Tuscaloosa on Saturday night with the daunting task of facing the top-ranked Crimson Tide, who are eager to get back on track defensively...

Admitting admiration for Nick Saban

The much-hyped 'Game of the Year,' Marcus Mariota's Heisman-worthy day, time is ticking down on Mack Brown and more from Week 3 in college football. ALL EYES ON COLLEGE STATION AND ALABAMA-TEXAS A&M The world halted and clung to its axis for three-and-a-half hours Saturday. That's the easiest way to describe watching No. 1 Alabama at No. 6 Texas A&M. ...

Nick Saban not amused by T.J. Yeldon making "money" gesture after touchdown in Alabama-Texas A&M game.

T.J. Yeldon making money gesture. Photo via Larry Brown Sports. Alabama head football coach Nick Saban wasn't at all too amused with the way Crimson Tide running back T.J. Yeldon celebrated a late-second period touchown against Texas A&M on Saturday. He was probably even less amused with the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty Yeldon got for making it. Yeldon celebrated...

Alabama at Texas A&M: The Good, Bad & Ugly

Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide overcame an early 14-0 deficit, scoring 28 consecutive points to end the first half as they rolled their way to a 49-42 victory over No. 6 Texas A&M Saturday afternoon in front of the fourth-largest crowd Kyle Field has ever seen in their 87-year history.The GoodAlabama quarterback AJ McCarron passed for a career-high 334 yards as well as 4 TDs...

Report: Steve Spurrier Turned Down Alabama Job In 2006, Referred Nick Saban

We learn new things all the time in this business of sports reporting. The college football landscape might have a entirely different look right now if not for Steve Spurrier following his heart instead of the money. According to The MMQB via the book, The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football (Doubleday), by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian we found out...

Offensive explosion in college football

What happened to the notion of defense in college football (or the NFL for that matter)? The Alabama-Texas A&M game was memorable, with Johnny Manziel working his magic and Nick Saban’s crew putting on a clinic on the offensive side of the ball. Yet meanwhile neither side could play a lick of defense. This is what we’re seeing everywhere in college football, as the new spread...

2014 NFL Draft: Week Three Scouting Notes From Across the Country

After a week three in college football where Nick Saban, Johnny Manziel, and the Alabama/Texas A&M game stole the show, our staff was scouting across the country, looking at the Sun Belt, ACC, C-USA, Pac-12, and more. Here's our staff's scouting notes from Arkansas State/Troy, Florida State/Nevada, Marshall/Ohio, UCLA/Nebraska, and Arizona State/Wisconsin. ...

Best College Gameday Signs – Week 3 Edition

As the ESPN College Gameday crew rolled into College Station this weekend for the Texas A&M vs Alabama game, there was bound to be plenty of great signs. Not only did the game feature one of the most talked about athletes in Johnny Manziel but it was also a match up between two SEC teams and two top-10 ranked teams. It is safe to say the people of College Station do not like...

In aftermath of 'Bama-A&M, calm and perspective

The worst defensive performance in the history of Alabama football, at least according to the stat sheet, was no reason for Nick Saban to panic. Scoring 42 points and putting up 628 yards against the No. 1 team in the country - and losing - was not the way Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin expected the most-hyped game of the young college football season to play out. ''Nobody...

Johnny Football Goes Down

Johnny Manziel dropped 42 points on Alabama, but that was not enough to for Texas A&M to roll the Tide.  Alabama deserves to be number one, and after yesterday, it is hard to argue that fact.  Despite the loss, Manziel still impressed.  Not many QBs orchestrate 42 points against Alabama’s defense under Nick Saban.  Even […]
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