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Don’t look now but the SEC might be getting ready to go through another transition of sorts. With Texas A&M winning a shocker in Tuscaloosa and Oregon standing on the cusp of playing for a BCS Championship–yet again–is the SEC ready to make a few adjustments as well? Could the old guard be willing to admit that, perhaps, defense doesn’t always win championships? Well, maybe that’s not an admission that will be made anytime soon, but A&M made a statement with their “no-huddle” offense on Saturday…and I’m sure more than a few AD’s took notice. Tony Franklin, current offensive coordinator for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, was outspoken in his disdain for Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban’s attitude regarding the “no-huddle”. In short, Franklin felt Saban didn’t understand the intention of the “no-huddle” well enough to criticize its merits. He and Bulldogs head coach Sonny Dykes even went so far as to say the only way to make Saban a believer is to have a team beat
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Nick Saban puts Alabama's past two games in the same category. He doesn't mean it as a compliment.
The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide lost for the first time against No. 9 Texas A&M a week after barely beating No. 8 LSU.
Saban says Alabama didn't play well as a team in either game. Saban called it ''a Bluegrass Miracle phenomenon.'' That reference is...
Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes might be keeping close tabs on the BCS standings, but he knows that before making plans for January, the Bulldogs need to take care of business in the Western Athletic Conference.
“I think that if we win out, we’ll have a shot,” Dykes said of his team’s BCS chances. But with Utah State and San Jose State looming, the Bulldogs have another...
Johnny “Football” Manziel (6-1 200 Fr) led the Texas A&M Aggies (8-2) to an improbable 29-24 victory over the number one ranked Alabama Crimson Tide (9-1). The performance by Manziel on Saturday and his cumulative stats for the season will vault him into the upper echelon of the Heisman Trophy discussion. The Aggies should also jump up considerably in the week 12 BCS Standings...
Now, it's out of Alabama's hands.
The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide has not only lost that aura of invincibility that seemed to surround Nick Saban's team through eight games and the final two minutes against LSU, but lost control of its fate in the national title derby. No. 9 Texas A&M made sure of that with Johnny Manziel's dazzling performance and a goal line...
During his weekly Monday press conference, Alabama head coach Nick Saban discussed how his team will regroup after loss to Texas A&M, AJ McCarron's performance over the last two games and more...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama coach Nick Saban calls it "the Bluegrass Miracle phenomenon."
The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide plays poorly in one game but survives a desperation scenario and so no warning bells go off on the team that there might be problems.
"The last two games, I'd put both those in the same category," Saban said on Monday. "We didn...
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was "magical" as Alabama coach Nick Saban called him, leading his team to a 29-24 victory over the top-ranked Crimson Tide Saturday night in Tuscaloosa.
Now it's out of Alabama's hands.
The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide have not only lost that aura of invincibility that seemed to surround Nick Saban's team through eight games and the final two minutes against LSU, but surrendered control of their fate in the national title derby. No. 9 Texas A&M made sure of that with Johnny Manziel's dazzling performance and a...
South Carolina 38, Arkansas 20
NO ONE CARES. I like just about everything about Nick Saban. His machine-like focus on the game and preparation for it, his disgust for imperfection and anything that wastes his time, and his lack of concern about what anyone thinks of him.
But, his upcoming verbal assault on the hurry-up/spread offenses, and you know it's coming, will...
I know this is going to be a little bit raw for all my friends who are Alabama fans, so feel free to discontinue reading this post if the memory is still a little too fresh in your mind.I'll start off this post by saying that all along, I've thought it's been ridiculous how elitest the SEC has been about the entrance of Texas A&M and Missouri this season, calling...
Every football coach at The University of Alabama is measured against the colossal record achieved by Paul W. Bryant. Nick Saban has been on a mission to elevate the Crimson Tide to championship heights ever since he was hired in January 2007.
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Alabama (9-1, 6-1) – The Tide’s loss to Texas A&M only dropped Nick Saban’s squad to #4 in the BCS and that’s the positive. The negative is that Kirby Smart’s defense has had its share of troubles in the secondary the past few...