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Podcast: A good thing for Alabama, but bad news for the rest of the SEC

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Alabama Crimson Tide Podcast with Ryan Fowler. Today we talked with Gordon McGuinness from Pro Football Focus about Alabama’s 2016 season and how they could win another national title in 2017. What does a irritated Nick Saban look like? Pro Football Focus CFB Analyst, Gordon McGuinness recaps Alabama’s 2016 season and how the Crimson Tide can...
Via SEC Country
1 hour ago

Lane Kiffin and The (Speculated) Legacy of Joey Freshwater

Alabama football lost a brilliant offensive mind in Lane Kiffin, but the Crimson Tide also lost the mythical Joey Freshwater. In our day of the omnipotent social media eye, it’s hard for mythical legends to gain traction. Back in the day, Joe Namath was rumored to gallivant about town in fur coats, tearing up watering […] Lane Kiffin and The (Speculated) Legacy of Joey Freshwater...
Via Bama Hammer
1 hour ago

Greg Byrne Announced As New Alabama Athletic Director

Following the retirement of Bill Battle Arizona’s Greg Byrne will be the new University of Alabama Athletic Director. It’s official, Arizona’s Greg Byrne will be Alabama’s new athletic director. Help us welcome Greg and Regina Byrne to the Crimson Tide family! Roll Tide! https://t.co/g79IzfEMCk pic.twitter.com/jB10zJ3SxQ — Alabama Athletics (@UA_Athletics) January 16, 2017...
Via Bama Hammer
9 hours ago

Alabama announces hiring of Greg Byrne as athletic director

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama announced the hiring of Greg Byrne as the university’s athletic director on Monday morning. Byrne will take over in March 1, replacing Bill Battle who served as the Crimson Tide’s athletic director for four years. Byrne previously served as the vice president for athletics at the University of Arizona. Byrne, 45, is expected to be introduced later...
Via SEC Country
11 hours ago

Report: Alabama to hire Arizona AD Greg Byrne at same position

Alabama Director of Athletics Bill Battle is set to retire, so the Crimson Tide needed to search for a replacement. Apparently that did not take long, as the Associated Press reports Alabama is hiring Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne at the same position. An official announcement has yet to be made. Bill has done a tremendous job as director of athletics, and has accomplished...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 hours ago

Alabama AD Bill Battle Retiring, Replacement Ready

Alabama Athletic Director Bill Battle is retiring, and his replacement may be announced today. Bill Battle took the reigns as Alabama’s athletic director after the departure of Mal Moore. It’s not easy to step into the shoes of a legend and that’s exactly what Bill Battle did at Alabama. Mal Moore returned Alabama Athletics to […] Alabama AD Bill Battle Retiring, Replacement...
Via Bama Hammer
12 hours ago

Alabama fans get revenge on man who sold them fake tickets

The sale of fake tickets for big sporting events is a growing concern in sports, but a couple of Alabama fans on top of their game managed to catch one scummy ticket scalper this week in Tampa. Two brothers found someone selling tickets to the College Football Playoff national championship game between Alabama and Clemson through an advertisement on Craigslist, explained one of...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is 30-year-old Sean McVay too young to become a head coach?

Sean McVay, the 30-year-old wunderkind Redskins offensive coordinator, who turned Kirk Cousins into a nine-figure quarterback, coached a unit that finished third in the NFL yet couldn't score more points than a Giants team that wasn't trying in Washington's must-win Week 17 game, has come out of nowhere to become one of the hot head-coaching candidates of the offseason, turning...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Vegas lost record money with Clemson upset over Alabama

When Clemson’s Deshaun Watson hit Hunter Renfrow for the game-winning touchdown with one second left in the championship game Monday night, football fans everywhere rejoiced. The Tigers handed Alabama a stunning defeat. It was an upset that no one really saw coming. It was a comeback that seemed to defy logic. The mighty Crimson Tide had fallen after another unblemished season...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Clemson-Alabama sequel was destined to happen

In collegiate athletics, the words revenge and rematch get thrown around a bit too loosely. Unlike the professional ranks, college sports typically feature a lot of roster turnover and scheduling quirks. You're dealing with young adults who haven't had the same life experiences as older people. So when everyone was excited to see Alabama-Clemson matchup in the College Football Playoff...
Via Yardbarker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Scarbrough suffered broken leg in loss to Clemson

Bo Scarbrough left Monday night’s National Championship Game with a lower leg injury, and we can now see why the Alabama running back never returned. ESPN’s Chris Low reports that Scarbrough suffered a broken bone in his lower left leg. The injury took place in the third quarter, and Scarbrough eventually returned to the Crimson Tide sideline where he watched his team lose to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Clemson's win over Alabama was the best title game in college football history

Sorry, Vince.Sorry, Maurice.It's Deshaun's turn to sit in the throne.Clemson claimed the national championship Monday night with an incredible, jaw-dropping, engrossing 35-31 win over No. 1 and previously undefeated Alabama in Tampa, with Deshaun Watson's 2-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow deciding the contest with one second remaining on the clock.The contest was everything...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

Auburn students troll Alabama by TP-ing Toomer’s Corner

Toomer’s Corner is a place where Auburn fans can celebrate wins, and apparently losses by SEC rivals as well. Auburn’s biggest rival is Alabama, so when Clemson emerged victorious via a Deshaun Watson touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with one second remaining in the game, the Tigers couldn’t help but stick it to the Crimson Tide. They covered the oak trees in Toomer’s Corner...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama DB: Pick play is 'somewhat illegal'

Alabama defensive back Marlon Humphrey was clearly irritated after his Crimson Tide lost to Clemson 35-31 in the National Championship Game on Monday night. In particular, the pick plays Clemson used to score touchdowns did not sit well with the sophomore. Humphrey apparently called the pick play “somewhat illegal” after the game and was bummed to lose that way. Bama's Marlon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top eight takeaways from CFP National Championship Game

It took 59 minutes and 59 seconds to decide the winner of the CFP National Championship Game between Clemson and Alabama on Monday night. Both teams left everything they had on the field in this rematch from a year ago. Unlike what we saw last year when the Tigers fell short of a surging comeback bid, they prevailed in this one, winning 35-31 thanks to a never-say-die attitude and...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Deshaun Watson hits Hunter Renfrow for last-second game-winning TD

Well, the rematch lived up to the hype. Clemson and Alabama dueled for the second consecutive season for the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night, and it did not disappoint. After Alabama freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts scrambled in from 30 yards out to give the Crimson Tide a three-point lead with 2:07 remaining, Clemson and quarterback Deshaun Watson...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: O.J. Howard takes advantage of busted coverage, goes 68 yards for TD

Just like he did a year ago in the National Championship Game, Alabama tight end O.J. Howard made a huge play to score a touchdown against Clemson. Near the end of the third quarter, up by three points, the Crimson Tide caught the Tigers napping on defense. Howard appeared to be the blocker on a screen but snuck behind the coverage, which bit hard on his feint. 68 yards later,...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Deshaun Watson goes helicopter on double-whammy hit

Deshaun Watson nearly had a first down for Clemson, but Alabama defenders Reuben Foster and Minkah Fitzpatrick had other ideas. Facing a third-and-15, Watson took off to run. For 14 yards, it looked like he would pick it up. But Foster and Fitzpatrick made it clear that it was not to be, stopping Watson in spectacular fashion. Deshaun Watson HELICOPTER pic.twitter.com/NIdhp4Xy1N...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Renfrow once again owns Alabama, brings Clemson closer with epic TD

Clemson wideout Hunter Renfrow isn’t a household name—but boy do they know him in Alabama. Renfrow torched the Crimson Tide in last year’s title game, catching seven passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns. The game was a loss, but Renfrow made quite the impression as a freshman. Monday night, Renfrow was at it again, getting his Tigers back within three points thanks to a...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Watson puts Clemson on the board with silky-smooth TD run

Deshaun Watson bailed his Clemson Tigers out Monday night in the College Football Playoff National Championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide. Down 14-0 and in risk of falling even deeper into a hole ahead of halftime, the Tigers clawed their way back into the game as Watson broke free for a high-effort rushing score. Chat Sports caught the epic run: Deshaun Watson beats...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Last-minute ticket prices for the CFP National Championship were starting at $2,400

If you arrived in Tampa hoping to get a ticket in the final hours for the College Football Playoff National Championship, well, hopefully you were prepared to spend a lot of money. The Associated Press reports that tickets for the game on Stubhub were starting at $1,899 two hours before kickoff: Two hours before kickoff, the asking price for seats on StubHub ranged from $1,899...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tony Brown avoids targeting call on hit to helmet

Alabama defensive back Tony Brown was lucky to avoid a targeting call on a big hit he delivered in the first quarter of the National Championship Game on Monday night. Brown drilled Mike Williams after the Clemson receiver caught a pass for a first down on a 3rd and 2 play: Targeting? pic.twitter.com/nFnczBbDpz — Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) January 10, 2017 No penalty...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bo Scarbrough runs for 25 yd TD

The Alabama Crimson Tide offense started off with a three and out on their first series. They got the ball back in great field position because of a 4th down stand by the defense and the offense needed two good plays and one key penalty to get on the scoreboard first against the Clemson Tigers. Here’s the run by Bo Scarbrough that put Alabama up 7-0 on Clemson in the CFP National...
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Reuben Foster with dirty clothesline hit on Deshaun Watson

The National Championship Game may well be decided on which team makes the least crucial mistakes. The first was made by Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, who leveled Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson with a late hit. I see you @reubenfoster_FG! Let him know early! #ClemvsBama #nationalchampionship pic.twitter.com/CMsWONQieg — Jaison Davis (@JaiHawkFly) January 10, 2017 That’s...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

There’s a fake Lane Kiffin at the national championship game

Normally when you hear the words Lane Kiffin and disguise, you think “Ah, so he brought back the Joey Freshwater persona.” But not this time! Instead, we have someone cosplaying as Lane himself at the championship game. Don’t worry, fake Lane Kiffin is here pic.twitter.com/dqM03u7jyC — Matt Brown (@MattBrownCFB) January 9, 2017 He's here. pic.twitter.com/TIDu39d4Xo...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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