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Bama’s Saban bellying up to the Bear with this run

August 11, 2013
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Bama’s Saban bellying up to the Bear with this run   TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — In Alabama, there is Paul Bryant, and there is everyone else. To even suggest that another football coach could be compared to the Bear is practically sacrilegious. To fans of the Crimson Tide, he’s revered like a family patriarch. In…

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SEC, other power conferences should form new NCAA division

July 29, 2013
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SEC, other power conferences should form new NCAA division   The winds of change are blowing through the college landscape. The Big 5 conferences — ACC, SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 — aren’t happy with theNCAA‘s current format and are leading the push for reform. The power five conferences aren’t happy NCAA guidelines on everything from compliance to player safety…

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Inexact science of recruiting results in many failures

July 28, 2013
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Inexact science of recruiting results in many failures CLEMSON — Bryce Brown was the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect in 2009. Many football programs, including Clemson, recruited the running back heavily. Recruiting services use the star-rating system to grade high school prospects. The evaluation grades are in part based upon production, in part projection, and in…

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Ranking the SEC head coaches for 2013

July 9, 2013
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Ranking the SEC head coaches for 2013   Unlike the NFL game, college football demands head coaches to be successful, while the NFL demands quarterbacks. In a time where college football has so much parity, having an edge in the coaching column with planning, preparation and in-game calls is the difference between eight- and ten-win…

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SEC preseason All-Star teams

July 8, 2013
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SEC preseason All-Star teams   We’re approaching all-star week in the MLB, and that means nothing to the majority of SEC football fans other than the classic Homerun Derby and the fact that the football season is continuously creeping closer. The MLB All-Star teams were announced this weekend, and it had me thinking what preseason…

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25 Greatest Walk-Ons of the BCS Era

June 25, 2013
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25 Greatest Walk-Ons of the BCS Era   College football recruiting has become more of a science than an art, and the blue chips are followed almost as closely as A-list celebrities. However, there are some major surprises throughout BCS history coming from players who weren’t good enough to merit an offer. Some are in…

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Quarterback Everett Golson no longer enrolled at Notre Dame

May 26, 2013
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Quarterback Everett Golson no longer enrolled at Notre Dame   Quarterback Everett Golson is no longer enrolled at Notre Dame, university spokesperson Dennis Brown confirmed in an email Saturday. The announcement comes two weeks after students finished finals. The loss of Golson would be a major blow to Notre Dame’s offense. suntimes.com 5/25/13

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Sorry, coaches, but your poll has no place in new playoff selection

May 22, 2013
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Sorry, coaches, but your poll has no place in new playoff selection   Last week at their annual spring meeting in Amelia Island, Fla., the ACC’s head football coaches said they wanted the Coaches poll to be a part of the selection process in the new four-team playoff. In 2014 we say goodbye to the BCS…

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Freaks List: The 20 craziest athletes in college football

May 22, 2013
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Freaks List: The 20 craziest athletes in college football   Since we’re 100 days from the actual start of the college football season, it’s time for our annual Freaks List. We’ve been doing it for a decade, focusing on the top workout warriors or players who amaze their teammates and coaches with what they can…

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Kiper’s Top 5 by position for 2014 (Insider)

May 20, 2013
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Kiper’s Top 5 by position for 2014   With the 2013 NFL draft in the rearview mirror, Mel Kiper turns his attention to the 2014 draft. Below, he separates the top prospects by position.   5.17.13 ESPN.com

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