It’s recruiting season, which means it’s the one time of year when we get to relish self-serious millionaire coaches embarrassing themselves in order to scoop up the next crop of talented freshman. Take it away, Nick Saban!
Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin might have just won a title, but the team bus waits for no one. The coach found himself scrambling for a ride after Monday’s National Championship Game.
It’s not right to call any part of Alabama’s 45-40 victory in last night’s national championship game fluky, but there’s no denying that they were carried to to the win by precisely the kind of wild, momentum-swinging plays that we usually see buoying an underdog’s chances. ’Bama was of course the favorite coming into…
Alabama, it will not surprise you if you know Nick Saban’s near-sociopathic attention to detail, had been practicing precisely that onside kick every week since August. But it wasn’t until long film study had identified a potential weakness in Clemson’s kick return coverage, and firsthand observation confirmed its…
On most plays during the national championship game, it seemed that the outcome favored Clemson. Their defensive line sacked Alabama QB Jake Coker five times and harried him endlessly, while Clemson QB Deshaun Watson frequently had all day to stand in the pocket. Besides a 50-yard TD scamper (we’ll come back to it),…
♫ 18 beers, 18 beers, tied with Clemson at half & he’s had 18 beers ♫
Greg Huegel’s 44-yard field goal attempt fell short after Clemson found themselves without a chance to run an additional play when officials allowed several seconds to run off the clock after a first down late in the first half of tonight’s national championship.
In a very good, lengthy, well-researched editorial for the Washington Post, Donald Yee digs into the economics of college sports, makes the case for paying college football players, examines the racial lines along which this injustice is served, and suggests that a boycott of tomorrow’s national championship game…
Kentucky won today’s SEC basketball battle in Tuscaloosa today 77-61, but it was the Crimson Tide that contributed to the college basketball corpus of literature as forward Jimmie Taylor introduced a new way of boxing out defenders to secure the offensive rebound. Despite this innovation, Taylor was whistled for a…
Oh hell yeah, baby! Hell yeah!
Alabama’s Cyrus Jones increased an already big Crimson Tide lead to 24 with this 57-yard punt return. Above is the ESPN Deportes call; here’s how it sounded on Alabama’s Crimson Tide Sports Network:
Happy New Year!
Those in charge of college athletics attempting to exert incomparable levels of control over the athletes they barely pay is nothing new. But even by the very low standards by which athletics directors should be held, Alabama’s Bill Battle and North Carolina State’s Debbie Yow said some some dumb shit today.
ESPN just revealed the matchups for the second annual College Football Playoff. #1 Clemson will take on #4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, and #2 Alabama has #3 Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl. Both games will be played on December 31, with the final on January 11 in Arizona.
A venue for parties and gatherings owned by the father of Alabama sophomore linebacker Rashaan Evans has been broken into twice in the last month as a result of a Craigslist hoax, he told AL.com. According to Alan Evans, a post went up on Craigslist a couple of weeks ago that said the business was going to be torn…
Cam Newton is normally as cool as a cucumber (remember when he gleefully smiled his way through a training camp scuffle?), but he got a bit rattled here when an Alabama fan brought up the alleged pay for play scandal that engulfed Newton during his college career.
Alabama is playing FCS school Charleston Southern this week, a cupcake opponent that would be very easy for the Crimson Tide to look past. Well, some of those turkeys in the media might be overlooking Charleston, but Nick Saban sure as hell isn’t.