Covering Dixie: Nick Saban and Mark Ingram, Jeremy Pruitt, Lane Kiffin, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. it's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up.Fore Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.Alabama head coach Nick Saban will be pairing up again with former Alabama and current New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram for the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. ('s no "I" in "team,"...
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New offensive philosophy for the New Orleans Saints could result in paradigm shift

If there was one thing that the Seattle Seahawks proved last year, it was that a quarterback doesn’t have to throw for 5,000 yards in order to lead his team to a Super Bowl. In fact, the passing yardage leader during the regular season has never won a Super Bowl. The narrative is shaped that this is a passing league, and it certainly appears that way, but it doesn’t necessarily...
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Saints sign CB Champ Bailey to two-year deal

The New Orleans Saints will reportedly sign cornerback Champ Bailey to a two-year contract. Former Broncos CB Champ Bailey is signing with the New Orleans Saints, per league sources. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2014 #Saints have agreed to 2-year deal with CB Champ Bailey, per source. — Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) April 4, 2014 Bailey visited the Saints on Tuesday...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Mailbag: You’ve got questions, I have answers (sometimes) ☆

Thanks for some of the questions you sent over the weekend. Some good things to discuss for sure. Let’s dive right into it. From Facebook: Chad Koelling Assuming Pierre Thomas is the starter next season, do you prefer Ingram or Robinson next in the rotation or can you see Robinson filling in the hole Sproles will likely leave in the screen game the Saints have been so accustomed...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Who’s going to fill up the stat sheet for the New Orleans Saints?

In this week’s mailbag, we take a crack at who will lead the Saints in four separate categories in 2014 1.) More sacks in 2014-15? A – Junior Galette B – Cam Jordan C – Other D – Player not currently on roster Answer: Junior Galette Last season Junior and Cam Jordan were in a tight race to see who could get the most sacks in the season, but Jordan ended up coming out...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram Calls Saints’ Moves “Shocking”

It’s clear that Jimmy Graham isn’t the only Saint who’s shocked by moves his team has made so far this offseason. New Orleans running back Mark Ingram told Larry Holder of the Times-Pcayune that he was shocked when he learned that backfield partner Darren Sproles was cut, along with the possibility of Pierre Thomas ending up in the same boat. “Everything has been shocking...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram stunned by recent departures, but recognizes his role in 2014 likely to expand

On one hand, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram intially was "shocked" watching so many familiar faces and friends, most notably fellow rusher Darren Sproles, become former teammates as the offseason has progressed. On the other hand, Ingram can't help but express excitement going into the 2014 season as it's becoming more apparent the Saints will extend...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints need to consider cutting offensive weapon

Jimmy Graham and the Saints are currently locked in a contract dispute that will cost the franchise a lot of money in the upcoming year. The Saints are also struggling to re-sign core components of last year’s playoff team such as Brian De La Puente, Zach Strief and Malcolm Jenkins, having given the marching orders to several veterans already. The Saints have traditionally been...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5: Saints breakout performers in 2014

After a terrific 2013, there are many Saints’ players that are poised for a big 2014. Here are our top-5 breakout performers that could help New Orleans reclaim the NFC South crown. FYI – Kenny Vaccaro isn’t allowed on this list because, in my mind, he has already broken out. Sue me. 5.) Mark Ingram   Ingram is no longer a young buck, and it’s hard to believe that after...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: NBA’s All Start weekend takes over the Big Easy

While the NFL takes its annual hiatus, the NBA returned to New Orleans for its second installment of All Star weekend in the Big Easy. Of course, Saints stars would not be left out of the festivities … in fact, the Benson’s threw an All Star party attended by athletes and celebrities alike. Great night out at the Benson’s @NBAAllStar party. @Tromboneshorty put on a show! pic...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Future of New Orleans Saints’ backfield up in the air

2013 was an interesting season in the New Orleans Saints’ backfield. Each back had multiple games that saw them post big numbers—further teasing fantasy football owners. It was as if Sean Payton took a page out of Mike Shanahan’s playbook—making it impossible to guess who will be the bell cow in any one game or for any significant stretch of time. But I’m not here to discuss...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Running back FA market not conducive for Saints

Over the last couple days there has been quite a bit of discussion regarding the flexibility in the Saints situation at running back this off-season. As of now they have a relatively solid stable of backs on their roster (Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles, Khiry Robinson), at least on paper. However, Thomas is widely regarded as a potential salary cap casualty, and Sproles...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: State of the running back position

After beginning our offseason series with a look at the offensive line, we continue our breakdown of each position with the running back position. This year was no different from year past, as the New Orleans Saints had a plethora of backs to rely on throughout the season. However, unlike successful seasons past, the Saints running game was inconsistent throughout the year and didn’t...
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram Might Need Some Skittles; Seem to be Working for Marshawn Lynch

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is famous for munching on his little power pellets after a big play. I'm talking about Skittles of course. Early on against the Saints they seem to be helping him out. Rob Ryan has to be wondering if there is a form of kryptonite or something that can counteract the effect Skittles have on Lynch.Or maybe what he should do is fight...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

5 GIFs of Seahawks smacking the Saints around

December 2, 2013 was supposed to be the biggest regular season game in the NFC. Instead it turned out to be a devastating 34-7 loss for the New Orleans Saints, who were visiting the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. This weekend the two teams will meet up again. To help prepare you for Saturday’s onslaught, we compiled a list of five GIFs of the Seahawks throwing their weight...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Sean Payton had the Seahawks’ logo painted on the Saints practice fields

The New Orleans Saints will travel to Seattle this weekend to take on the Seahawks in an NFC divisional round playoff game, so head coach Sean Payton had the Seahawks’ logo painted on the Saint practice fields. Payton had the Seahawks logo painted on the Saints practice fields “trying to create the exact environment” #NOvsSEA — New Orleans Saints...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Offensive Player Grades @ Eagles

The offense was saved by an incredible performance from the running game, specifically Mark Ingram, and a dominant offensive line from top to bottom. Those two items were so good they made up for a dismal showing from Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham. Wait, what kind of bizarro world are we in right now? Mark Ingram and the o-line seriously bailed out Drew and Jimmy to help the Saints...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints beat Eagles for first road playoff victory: ‘Big win for us’

Shayne Graham’s 32-yard field goal lifted the New Orleans Saints over the Philadelphia Eagles on the final play to win 26-24 in a wildcard game Saturday night. “Our offense did a great job out there and put us in great position,” said Graham, who made four field goals for the Saints. “It was great to be out there and sealing the victory.” Drew Brees finished 20 of 30 for...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram May Get Fined Because of Lance Moore (if the No Fun League strikes again)

Due to injuries former Alabama running back Mark Ingram was thrust into a prominent role for the New Orleans Saints during Saturday night's wild card game against the Philadelphia Eagles--and he responded in kind with over 100 all-purpose yards and one touchdown.After the touchdown--which he scored in the third to give the Saints a 20-7 lead--he celebrated with the Nae Nae....
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram touchdown dance trolls LeSean McCoy

Mark Ingram was feeling good after his touchdown put the Saints up, 20-7, over the Eagles that he decided to troll LeSean McCoy.
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: It is time to unleash Mark Ingram

Ingram averaged over 4 yards a carry against a stout 49ers defense. Problem was he only got 6 carries. The New Orleans Saints are awful on the road. They have not won a road playoff game, and their win percentage in cold weather is terrible. Every Saints player, coach, and fan know the narrative. Unfortunately for the Saints, to get to the Super Bowl they will need to win three road...
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Mark Ingram forced to wear Auburn gear after losing bet

Mark Ingram was apparently on the losing end of a bet this past weekend as the Alabama product was forced to sport an Auburn hoodie around the New Orleans Saints facility.Teammate Jimmy Graham shared this photo of Ingram via Twitter for all of the world to see.It isn't known who Ingram made the bet with, but what is known is that his Crimson Tide lost in heart-breaking fashion...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Former Alabama RB Mark Ingram Loses Bet, Has To Wear Auburn Apparel

What does it take for a former Heisman Trophy winning Alabama running back to don some Auburn gear? Ask Mark Ingram, who showed up to the New Orleans Saints’ facilities fully decked out in Tigers clothing. Ingram, presumably, bet some of his teammates that his Crimson Tide would defeat AU in the Iron Bowl. We’re not sure who the bet was with, but there are two former Auburn Tigers...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram wears Auburn gear after losing bet (Photo)

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram, who played his college ball at Alabama, spent Thursday wearing Auburn gear in the locker room after losing a bet over last weekend's Iron Bowl.I'm still roll tide all day!!! Don't get it twisted!!! #15natties— Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) December 5, 2013H/T Dr. Saturday. Visit us at holdoutsports...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram wears Auburn gear after losing bet (Photo)

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram, who played his college ball at Alabama, spent Thursday wearing Auburn gear in the locker room after losing a bet over last weekend's Iron Bowl.I'm still roll tide all day!!! Don't get it twisted!!! #15natties— Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) December 5, 2013H/T Dr. Saturday. Visit us at holdoutsports...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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