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Cooper, Alabama too much for Vols

Amari Cooper caught nine passes for a school-record 224 yards and scored two touchdowns to help No. 4 Alabama beat Tennessee 34-20 on Saturday night for its eighth consecutive victory in the series.
Via WholeHogSports
51 minutes ago

WR Cooper breaks school record as No. 4 Tide take care of Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Amari Cooper caught nine passes for a school-record 224 yards and scored two touchdowns to help No. 4 Alabama beat Tennessee 34-20 on Saturday night for its eighth consecutive victory in the series. This game marked a return to Neyland Stadium for Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, who coached Tennessee in 2009 and angered Volunteers fans by leaving for...
Via AP on Fox
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Cooper leads No. 4 Alabama past Tennessee, 34-20

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Amari Cooper caught nine passes for a school-record 224 yards and scored two touchdowns to help No. 4 Alabama beat Tennessee 34-20 on Saturday night for its eighth consecutive victory in the series. This game marked a return to Neyland Stadium for Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, who coached Tennessee in 2009 and angered Volunteers fans by leaving...
Via AP on Fox
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Alabama starts fast, sputters in the middle, closes strong to beat Tennessee

The Crimson Tide wins its eighth in a row over the Vols.
Via AL.com
1 hour ago

Lane Kiffin having a blast beating down Tennessee in Knoxville

Lane Kiffin's return to Knoxville was one of the most anticipated storylines coming into Week 9. The former Tennessee head coach and current Alabama offensive coordinator left the Vols on terrible terms -- it was so bad that even his mother said she was concerned about his safety this week. Kiffin did need four police officers to escort him from the bus when the Tide pulled up...
Via Fox Sports
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Photo: Tennessee’s Wearing All-Orange Uniforms Against Alabama For The First Time Since 1988

Tennessee, which hosts Alabama this evening at Neyland Stadium, has lost its last seven contests against the Crimson Tide.  In hopes of notching an upset at home against Nick Saban’s program, the Volunteers are going with a uniform that they rarely sport.  Tennessee is wearing its all-orange uniform against the Crimson Tide. It’s the first time since 1988 that the uniforms...
Via College Spun
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photo: There’s A Big Banner At The Front Of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium’s Parking Garage Trolling Lane Kiffin

Even the parking garages at Tennessee have a distaste for former Volunteers’ coach Lane Kiffin.  Kiffin, the current offensive coordinator at Alabama, will be reunited tonight with the program he led in 2009. The Crimson Tide and Volunteers are set to square off in Knoxville, Tenn. this evening. Those entering the Neyland Stadium parking garage will get a good glimpse of how...
Via College Spun
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gameday Sign: Little Nicky’s First Halloween (Photo)

Shots fired at Alabama’s Nick Saban. Someone photoshopped Nick Saban into a Halloween outfit in a Wegman’s shopping cart.
Via BlackSportsOnline
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Finebaum Ripped Tennessee Fans For Their Hatred Of Alabama Offensive Coordinator Lane Kiffin

It’s a huge day in Knoxville. The Tennessee Volunteers host the Alabama Crimson Tide today, which means that former UT coach and current ‘Bama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is making his return to Rocky Top. Kiffin was Tennessee’s coach for one year before controversially leaving Knoxville to take the head coaching job at USC, and this is his first time back since he left...
Via College Spun
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tide Buzz: A look at the key matchups, factors for Alabama at Tennessee

One last breakdown of the Crimson Tide's trip to Knoxville.
Via AL.com
17 hours ago

Lane Kiffin’s Mom Concerned About Son’s Safety In Return To Tennessee

Like most mothers, Robin Kiffin probably freaks out when her son gets involved in a situation that could be even slightly dangerous. Lane Kiffin’s return to Tennessee is one of those moments. The concerned mother told TMZ Sports that she’s “praying for a guardian angel” when Kiffin’s Alabama Crimson Tide travel to take on Tennessee on Saturday. Kiffin, of course, is not...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

“Alabama Saturday Night” Pokes Fun At Crimson Tide Fans

Alabama’s fan base, which is certainly one of the most passionate in the country, is often criticized for being a bit over-the-top. Supporters of other SEC schools would probably use some other adjectives to describe those who root for the Crimson Tide as well. Apparently, a group called The G-Tenors put together a track named “Alabama Saturday Night” that sums up how Tide...
Via College Spun
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Nick Saban sent high school team a letter after its coach died

Alabama football head coach Nick Saban is no doubt doing his best to prepare both his staff and his team for Tennessee this upcoming Saturday, but it looks like he found a little spare time to make a difference at one of the high schools in the state as well. Saban wrote a letter to the football team at Deshler High School in Tuscumbia, Alabama, after its head coach passed away earlier...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Crimson Tide at Tennessee Volunteers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Getty Images On Saturday the Alabama Crimson Tide will look to continue their move up the rankings as they take on a fellow SEC opponent in the Tennessee Volunteers. After a loss to Ole Miss, Alabama (6-1) has worked its way back up to No. 4 while Tennessee (3-4) continues to try and win its first SEC game of the season. Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPN2 beginning...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Live updates from Nick Saban's radio show as Alabama eyes rivalry game at Tennessee

It's the Crimson Tide coach's last opportunity to talk about Lane Kiffin's return to Tennessee.
Via AL.com
2 days ago

Alabama’s Nick Perry Posts Photo Of Himself Wearing Tennessee Gear As A Kid, Calls It “Ugly Orange”

Alabama vs. Tennessee isn’t quite what it used to be, given the fact that the Crimson Tide have won the last seven matchups in a row. But U of A safety Nick Perry certainly recognizes how important the game is to alumni – he’s been talking about it all week. Thursday, he also got in on the #TennesseeHateWeek hashtag that’s been trending on social media. Perry posted a photo...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Now is not the time to bet against Nick Saban, Alabama

By this time next week, we will have seen the first set of rankings compiled by the playoff committee, but it’s already obvious that we are barely better off than we were the past 16 years and still at least another dozen years from a logical and equitable solution in determining college football’s postseason participants. Outside of Florida State, which doesn’t play another...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee football tickets up 74% for showdown with Bama

The Alabama Crimson Tide (6-1), who rank No. 4 in the most recent AP Poll, will look for their third straight SEC win when they travel to Knoxville to face the Tennessee Volunteers (3-4). Alabama is coming one of their most impressive wins of the Nick Saban era. Alabama completely dismantled the Texas A&M Aggies, 59-0. Alabama’s offense, which was led by running back T.J. Yeldon...
Via Aaron Torres Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin’s Mom Says She’s ‘Scared To Death’ For Her Son’s Safety At Tennessee

If Lane Kiffin’s mother has her way, the Alabama offensive coordinator will coach Saturday’s game at Tennessee from the press box and not his usual space on the Crimson Tide sideline.  Kiffin, 39, will return to Knoxville, the place he departed from so controversially in 2009 after one year at the helm of the Volunteers’ program, this Saturday when Alabama faces Tennessee...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders draft prospects: Wider receiver Amari Cooper

Name: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama Height: 6’1” Weight: 207 lbs Analysis: Looking for a Julio Jones or A.J. Green clone? Amari Cooper is not the player for you. Fans seem spellbound by the myth of the bigger receiver. Visions of Randy Moss or Terrell Owens dance in their minds. How did Heyward-Bey or Jerry Porter work out in Oakland? Cooper’s draft stock isn’t rising. It really...
Via cover32 - Raiders
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Amari Cooper snaps back to form. Nick Saban explains how Texas A&M coverage contributed

For a week, Amari Cooper was corralled. Arkansas found the formula for defending Alabama's star receiver when it played tight on the line with a safety helping deep. Two catches for 22 yards made it the least-impactful game for Cooper in more than a season. Seven days later, everything changed. The nation's No. 3 receiver was again a big factor as Alabama dismantled Texas...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama's Amari Cooper Emerging as 2015 NFL Draft's Top Wide Receiver Prospect

After a disappointing sophomore season cast some doubt, Alabama’s Amari Cooper is proving early in his junior season that he is one of college football’s best wide receivers and a top prospect among players eligible for the 2015 NFL draft. It’s been clear since Cooper’s true freshman year in 2012, when he had 59 receptions for precisely 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns, that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Amari Cooper be elite wide receiver prospect on the next level?

If you follow the career path of Sammy Watkins, the No. 4 overall pick in May's draft, it was up-down-up. Watkins had a transcendent freshman season at Clemson as a receiver, returner and runner, followed by a step back as a sophomore, and then another standout year as a junior. That same pattern has been followed by Alabama's Amari Cooper. A fast riser in the recruiting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama practice report: Tide preparing young O-linemen in case injuries limit starters vs. Tennessee

News, notes and observations from the Crimson Tide's second practice of Tennessee week.
Via AL.com
4 days ago

Alabama DBs 'wanted to prove a point' vs. Texas A&M, show they're not 'weakest link'

The Crimson Tide defensive backs boast some confidence after limiting Texas A&M to little success.
Via AL.com
4 days ago
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