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Best Gameday Signs of 2011 Lee Corso and the boys are strolling on over to Jerry World to give it the good ol' college try. All three on the Gameday set are still alive, so this season is starting off hotter than the Fire Craig James campaign (Johnny Drama, VICTORY!). Other than the sure bet that Corso is going to say something inappropriate (did we ever find that State Penn little boy?) on a hot mic while Herbstreit just grins and rubs his thighs under the table while thinking of himself talking NCAA pigskin, the best prop bet each Saturday rise n' shine is whether 8 am tailgaters came prepared before they lost all their wit during the ESPN live telecast. When the setting is in the South for a Roll ******* Tide(!) and an overrated B1G team with an arm-punt QB game, humor is the hope. College football satire shall always be signed. [Follow me @TravisHouser] More Information
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Entering this weekend’s mega-showdown that wasn’t between Alabama and Michigan, there were plenty of stories that captured the attention of college football fans. How would Nick Saban’s defense handle Denard Robinson? How would Michigan hold up against the Crimson Tide’s running game? How much would Floyd Mayweather lose betting on the Wolverines? Wait, what? Oh yeah...
Alabama Football analyst John Mitchell from Bama Hammer stopped by to answer a few questions about the big game.
1. What worries you most about playing Michigan?
It’s always worrisome to play a team as good as Michigan on the opening weekend. Despite our best guesses, we never know what a team is going to look like in a new season. My biggest concern is Michigan’s ability...
Nobody from Alabama can quite remember when "Nick Satan" became a part of vernacular. Or if they do, they will not say for fear of him making their life hell.
Suffice it to say that enough people believe the nickname fits that T-shirts were made, pitchfork and all. There are a lot of people who do not like the Alabama coach, though none of them are the houndstooth-clad...
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU coach Les Miles rode out Hurricane Isaac on Wednesday at the Tigers' football operations building, where he and members of his staff continued planning for Saturday night's scheduled home opener against North Texas.
Players for the third-ranked Tigers were given the option of staying in their own apartments, at the football operations building or...
Plenty of other coaches do what Nick Saban does. They preach about the process, focus on getting better every day instead of the trophies and championships that await, and want their players to be accountable.
Thing is, Saban does it all better.
He's the best in the business, and just in case anybody had forgotten that fact after a long offseason, the Crimson Tide's 41...
Alabama head coach NIck Saban knows what he's up against in Michigan's offensive since their offensive coordinator Al Borges coached at Auburn several years ago.
Alabama Coach Nick Saban will know more about the specifics of his players after he views the videotapes of Saturday night’s 41-14 win over Michigan in the Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas. But he’s seen enough football to know that his second ranked Crimson Tide competed well.
And who could blame him. If the Wolverines are to have any chance in this game Denard Robinson will have to account for about 400 yards.
Good luck Wolverines.
(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)
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Michigan starting quarterback Denard Robinson is beginning to accept his celebrity status after four years in Ann Arbor. (The Detroit Free Press)
Knee-Deep in the Hoopla.
Michigan head football...
The third-ranked LSU Tigers will play their opener against North Texas in Tiger Stadium on Saturday night, marking a victory of sorts for the Baton Rouge area after it was struck by tropical weather from Isaac.
University officials said Thursday afternoon's final determination was made after checking the stadium and consulting with area authorities to ensure the community could...
ARLINGTON, Texas Alabama's 41-14 rout of Michigan Saturday night came in a game called the Cowboys Classic.
The classic part of the title is debatable unless you were pulling for Crimson Tide. If that was the case, the game was all kinds of classic.
It was a classic tail-whipping.
It was a classic mismatch of the defending national champion and a Michigan team that looked...
If there's any question how vital overall team balance is to success on the college football field, last season's final UPS Team Performance Index may have somehow quantified it.
Alabama and LSU, the two schools which played in January's BCS national title game and finished 1-2 in the last AP Top 25 poll, also wound up topping the UPS TPI when all was said and done....
There’s no easy way to start this article, if only because there’s no easy way to write about the Alabama Crimson Tide at this point. For years now, we’ve known Alabama to be the bigger, more talented and better coached team pretty much every time they take the football field. And Saturday night, against Michigan was just the latest example of that.
After a long an unprecedented off-season that saw the NCAA lay down the harshest penalties ever on Penn State University and the dismissal of one of the best players in the game from LSU (Tyrann Mathieu), the college football season finally kicks off on Thursday. There are a lot of story lines to follow going into this season. The most important story line in my eyes is how will...
The Big10 is starting the season with 2 huge games and boasts possibly 2 of the top 10 players in the nation. With 5 teams ranked preseason, the league has plenty of hype and what seems to be 3 really dangerous teams in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Michigan St. Let’s take a look at 5 things that could shape the 2012-13 season for the Leaders and Legends.
1. Big10 needs a stronger out...