Bob Stoops Guns Are Blazing: Fires Shot At Alabama, Nick Saban

Bob Stoops fires shot back at Alabama and Nick Saban for his "consolation game" Sugar Bowl comment.
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Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Steve Spurrier, Nick Saban's coaching staff, Reese Dismukes, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up.Please, please, please let me get what I want.Kevin McGuire longs to see South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier coach "in a big time, traditional New Years Day bowl game." The Old Ball Coach's last BCS bowl game appearance was in the 2002 Orange Bowl, when he coached...
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Bob Stoops Disagrees With Nick Saban’s Comment About Sugar Bowl Feeling Like Consolation Game For Alabama

College football coaches are going through a “Car Wash” style of programming at ESPN this week. Yesterday, Nick Saban was in Bristol, Conn. The Alabama coach was asked about the 2013 Sugar Bowl and if it was difficult to get his players hyped up to play in a non-championship game. He responded, saying it felt like he was “getting them to try to play in consolation game....
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Nick Saban says national title expectations 'unrealistic' for first-year Alabama quarterbacks

The first official practice is still more than a week off, but the big-picture questions are rolling in. Most, in Alabama's case, circle back to the vacant quarterback job. It's been asked in just about every way without getting much of an answer from Nick Saban. The coach appeared on the SVP and Russillo Show this afternoon on ESPN Radio as part of the "Car Wash"...
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CFB Playoff gives rise to some bad arguments

By Bart Doan Follow on Twitter There are things that will be endlessly debated: Bud, Miller, or Coors; is Bigfoot real or not; Coke or Pepsi; Scott Stapp or nails on a chalk board; and of course, playoffs in college football. Questions will always exist about whether or not a playoff in college football devalues the regular season. To Mathletes, putting “more teams in means more...
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Steve Spurrier’s Face When Nick Saban Was Asked About Recruiting Is Priceless

Alabama head coach Nick Saban was asked how he sells recruits on playing time and South Carolina’s head coach Steve Spurrier had a priceless expression. Spurrier is an absolute legend. [@ChrisVannini] The post Steve Spurrier’s Face When Nick Saban Was Asked About Recruiting Is Priceless appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Photo: Here’s An Awesome Picture Of Nick Saban Wearing A Luigi Hat

This picture is incredible. There’s not much of a story behind it, it’s just Nick Saban wearing a green Luigi hat from Super Mario Bros. during his appearance on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” today. While Saban has done far more important things during his trip, like discuss Alabama’s performance during last year’s Sugar Bowl or check out the new College Football Playoff...
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Nick Saban Said He Had To Convince Team To “Try To Play In A Consolation Game” During Last Year’s Sugar Bowl

Alabama entered last year’s Sugar Bowl as the No. 3 team in America and a 17 point favorite over No. 10 Oklahoma. Of course, the Sooners ended up beating the Crimson Tide, 45-31. It’s weird to see a Nick Saban coached team ever lose by two touchdowns to anyone, so when he was asked about the game today by ESPN, Saban presented this theory: it was really hard to convince his team...
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Video: Les Miles Responds To Greg McElroy On ESPN For His Comments About LSU’s Winning Mindset

Last month, ESPN commenter and former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy appeared on a radio show in Arkansas, where he said that current Alabama coach and former LSU coach Nick Saban established the sustained success in Baton Rouge during his tenure. “They’ve had sustained success since (Nick) Saban left because he established that mindset,” McElroy, who quarterbacked Alabama...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Nick Saban on what Lane Kiffin brings to Alabama football program.

Hail Saban!Lane Kiffin. Photo via 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. "...
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Does the “Helfrich effect” doom the Ducks?

This week at SB Nation in a segment they named “Easy Call,” columnists Dan Rubenstein, Spencer Hall, and Bud Elliott discussed the PAC-12 Conference over a beer and a fried fish sandwich. The sandwich looked delicious, but Hall’s comments on the Oregon Ducks were harder to swallow. He said the Ducks were likely to fall back this season because of “the Helfrich effect,...
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Texas' Strong ready to make Big 12 Media Days debut

This is when it will finally hit everyone. Mack Brown will not be at Big 12 Media Days for the first time since 1998. It's still hard to believe the folksy Brown has taken his talents to national television. All eyes will be on his replacement at the University of Texas, Charlie Strong, when he takes the stage Tuesday in Dallas. As we were reminded in a book excerpt that was...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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Nick Saban: I was not offered $100m by Texas

Nick Saban, head coach at Alabama, arrived at the SEC Media Days in the face of an eventful offseason. Firstly there were the rumors that he might be leaving Tuscaloosa for the bright lights of Austin and the Texas Longhorns. Today there was something going around that UT and its board of regents were preparing a $100m offer for him to dress in burnt orange in 2015 and beyond. ...
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Nick Saban On Life As A Grandpa, Will His Granddaughter Have Access To His Little Debbie’s Jar?

There aren’t many things Nick Saban loves more than Little Debbie’s Snack Cakes. The Alabama coach eats two oatmeal cream pies for breakfast every morning, after all. The adoration the 62-year-old has for his recently born granddaughter tops the lust he has for the tasty desert, though. Saban’s granddaughter, born last December, will have access to the coach’s stash.  ...
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Nick Saban: Tennessee Fans “Don’t Like Lane (Kiffin) Because He Did A Good Job And They Didn’t Want Him To Leave”

The other fanbases in the SEC probably don’t have much love for Nick Saban, but they generally have to respect the man that has turned Alabama into the best program in the country. When Saban speaks football, he’s generally pretty spot on. However, when it comes to his new offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, Tennessee fans are probably going to take umbrage with his reasoning...
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Nick Saban at SEC Media Days: “You people are pathetic. You know I just coach football, right?”

Alabama head coach Nick Saban took his turn at the podium at SEC Media Days on Thursday and addressed the huge crowd gathered to hear him speak.  “Before I get started, let me just say: Jesus Christ, you people are pathetic,” Saban spit out of his mouth, glaring down at the horde gathered beneath him. “You know I just coach football, right? It’s a sport. It’s a goddam...
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Alabama’s Nick Saban Responds To South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier’s Underachieving Comment

There’s not much to critique about Nick Saban’s performance as the head coach of Alabama’s football program. The Crimson Tide’s leader has won three national championships during his time in Tuscaloosa, where he’s been since 2007.  Steve Spurrier poked at Saban’s achievements, though, saying that it’s possible the Alabama coach has underachieved with the Crimson Tide...
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