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Steve Spurrier Says He Wasn’t Taking A Shot At Nick Saban With ‘Greatest Recruiter’ Comment, ‘Just Talking’

The most talked about quote from last week’s SEC Media Days came from, unsurprisingly, the mouth of Steve Spurrier. South Carolina’s coach took what some believed to be a subtle shot at Alabama’s Nick Saban.  “Alabama had five of the last six top recruiting classes, which makes him (Saban) the best recruiter in CFB,” said Spurrier, who claimed Saban had, based on his recruiting...
Via College Spun
11 minutes ago  |  Discuss

2014 SEC Preview: Can anyone stop Nick Saban and Alabama?

Now we've done our SEC champions (Auburn and Missouri), it's time we focus on the perennial favorite: Alabama. Alabama looked unbeatable all season long, until Auburn came along with 'Kick Six' to ruin their chances of going to Atlanta and the National Championship Game and Oklahoma beat the living hell out of them in the Sugar Bowl. Well, 'Bama has reloaded and...
Via SEC Football Blog
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Steen looks to impress at Cardinals Camp

Steen celebrates Alabama’s 35-10 win over the Virginia Tech Hokies. Mandatory Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America Every player who reaches the NFL looks to make their presence felt. However that’s not a possibility for everyone. That is no different for the Cardinals undrafted guard/center, Anthony Steen. Steen earned All-SEC honors his senior year at Alabama, but...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Titans’ Zach Mettenberger Sucker-Punched By Alabama Fan

Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger was out at the bar in Nashville when he was apparently sucker-punched by an Alabama Crimson Tide fan. According to Steve Ford, the owner of  Losers Most Wanted Bar & Grill where the incident took place, here’s how it went down: “Here’s the truth: The guy said something about ‘Roll […] The post Titans’ Zach Mettenberger...
Via Diehardsport
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bar Owner: Zach Mettenberger Sucker Punched In Face By Alabama Fan

Nothing says welcome to your new city like getting punched in the face. According to The Tennessean, former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, was sucker punched by a University of Alabama fan while hanging out at Loser’s Most Wanted Bar & Grill in Nashville over the weekend. The owner of Loser’s...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Rookie tackle Taylor Lewan wrecks the Crimson Tide

Nick Saban and his Alabama Crimson Tide are the unquestioned kings of college football. If they don’t make it to the BCS National Championship most casual observers scratch their heads and wonder what in the heck happened. They’re so good that careers can be made and reputations can be forged just by showing them up. That’s exactly what Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan...
Via cover32 - Titans
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

1-Year-Old Alliegh Bama Gets Crimson Tide Cake For Birthday

If your’e going to go as far as to name two of your children after the Alabama football program, you may as well celebrate each birthday appropriately. This week, a family who named their daughter Alliegh Bama got her a Crimson Tide-themed birthday cake for his first birthday. The couple also has a son named Crimson Tide, for those keeping track. Via AL.com: First birthday cake...
Via College Spun
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Football: Alleigh Bama Turns 1 With Crimson Tide Cake

Newborn Alleigh Bama made news last year — for the obvious reasons — and now she’s back, celebrating her first birthday in true ‘Bama style. Alleigh Bama’s mother Emily McCard rang in...Story
Via Lost Lettermen
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Alabama Quarterback Greg McElroy: Nick Saban Yells After Wins, Not Losses

JLS Media For as much attention as Nick Saban and Alabama gets, as outside fans, we don’t know that much about the specifics of his coaching style. We hear little things here and there from current and former players, but he’s not very open with how he gets it done at Alabama.  Greg McElroy, who spent much of last week working SEC Media Days for ESPN, was asked about how much...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban on what Lane Kiffin brings to Alabama football program.

Hail Saban!Lane Kiffin. Photo via al.com.How is Lane Kiffin working out as Alabama's offensive coordinator? Alabama head coach Nick Saban described what former USC head coach is bringing to the Crimson Tide football program. "Well, I think anytime anybody has knowledge and experience, it certainly contributes a lot of value in your organization," Saban said. "...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pinson Valley RB Nick Gibson commits to Mississippi State over Alabama

Nick Gibson kept the Alabama recruiting momentum going for Mississippi State on Friday. The Pinson Valley running back committed to MSU over Alabama on Friday while on the school's Starkville campus for its Big Dawg camp. Gibson became the second Alabama recruit of the day to commit to the Bulldogs, joining Hoover wide receiver Justin Johnson. "They pushed for me hard...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wetumpka 4-star Brandon Kennedy picks Alabama

Wetumpka's four-star offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy added to an already strong 2015 recruiting class when he announced he would play his college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide on Friday. The 6-2, 295-puond No. 1 ranked center by Rivals chose the Tide over Auburn, Ole Miss and Clemson, among others. "It's been great getting all of this SEC attention, I love...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

BCS vs. Playoff | Gold vs. Crystal: Did the committee make a mistake?

We appreciate Stephen M. Smith for allowing us to post his Top Bama DL write up..  Follow Him on Twitter ->> Originally Posted on:  TouchdownAlabama.net I must say @bamagirl2143 put together a great list of the top 10 Bama players under Saban.— Stephen M. Smith (@ESPN_Future) July 18, 2014 Since 1992, a crystal ball served as the lust and affection...
Via Sports Brothers Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Day Four SEC Media Days Recap

For three nights and four days, people associated with the SEC will gather in Hoover, Alabama to hear people speak without saying anything, comment on the socks of college students, and dream of how wonderful three nights and four days of Steve Spurrier would be. These are the stories of those Hoover hotel meeting rooms. “And that, gentlemen, is why we’re excited about Kentucky...
Via The Belly of the Beast
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Weird Al Just Created Alabama’s New Fight Song

Weird Al's new tune, "Sports Song," sounds like it was created for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Texas offer Saban $100 million plus?

Reportedly The University of Texas were willing to offer Nick Saban $100 million to leave Alabama and coach the Longhorns. Paul Finebaum has a book coming out where he claims that Texas was willing to give Saban $100 million to leave the Crimson Tide and head the program in Austin.  The title of the book which Finebaum co-wrote with Gene Wojciechowski is “My Conference Can Beat...
Via NCAA Football Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: Amari Cooper on Jacob Coker, Leonard Fournette, Alex Collins, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: The SEC. It's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up. Have a Coker and a smile. Alabama wide receivers  Amari Cooper and Christion Jones are among  players who discuss the addition of transfer quarterback Jacob Coker to the Crimson Tide football team. (al.com)Leonard, Part 6.Brad Crawford profiles LSU running back Leonard Fournette...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Amari Cooper Understands Why Alabama Fans Leave Games Early

Amari Cooper isn't bothered by Alabama fans leaving early. He admits that the team has a lot of blowouts.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban press conference maligned by heavy breathing

The SEC Media Days were almost over. Steve Spurrier and Les Miles had already spoken and Alabama coach Nick Saban was the biggest name still remaining on the docket. Saban arrived in his usual fanfare and his speech was off to a fine start, referencing the team’s progress and the upcoming season. Just as the coach delved into his piece about steering troubled players onto the right...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

CFB AM: Australian Alabama fan offers to trade sister for next title

As SEC Media Days conclude, one Alabama fan traveled from Australia to meet Nick Saban and said he'd pay a hefty price to secure the Tide's next championship.
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

'Bama fan brags about sabotaging Texas A&M's Kyle Field renovations

Alabama fan Kyle Field construction worker brags about sabotaging renovations on Texas A&M's home stadium prior to being fired for displaying a Crimson Tide flag on the campus.
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama fan brags about sabotaging renovations on Texas A&M's Kyle Field

Texas A&M is entering only its third year in the SEC, but that doesn't mean they are removed from the heat of its new conference rivals' fans. An Alabama fan, Bobby Livingston, working as a part of the construction team doing renovations on Texas A&M's Kyle Field was fired earlier this week for hanging a Crimson Tide fan outside the stadium. The flag, however...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban Rubs Some Fans the Wrong Way With Recent Comment

Alabama head coach Nick Saban knows football. Yeah, his NFL game didn't pan out, but with the success he has had in college it would not be shocking if there was a trophy named after him someday.  On the field, off the field, and on the recruiting trail he has proven time and time again to be one of--if not the--best.However, a comment he made during SEC Media Days has made...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama QB to transfer to WKU

Quarterback Parker McLeod is transferring from Alabama to Western Kentucky and plans to join the team at the start of fall camp, the Daily News confirmed Thursday. McLeod is a 6-foot-3-inch, 195-pounder who graduated from Walton (Ga.) High in 2012 and enrolled early at Alabama in 2013. He did not play for the Crimson Tide last season and opted to wear a redshirt his initial season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Stoops uncertain over QB position

Mark Stoops and Nick Saban share the same problem: They are both uncertain as to who their QB will be when the season starts on Labor Day weekend. Now, that's about all Kentucky's head coach and Alabama's head coach have in common going into the 2014 season. Many people figure Kentucky will finish last - again - in the SEC East. The same people think Alabama will finish...
Via SEC Football Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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