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Peyton Manning visits Nick Saban; Tennessee fans (and NFLPA) squirm

By David Fox, 5 days 20 hours ago
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For a day or so, two of the most beloved Tennessee sports figures were in the state of Alabama.Bruce Pearl, of course, is the new coach at Auburn. And now Peyton Manning and Nick Saban are trading football tips.Ick.Athlon Sports will be covering both Iron Bowl spring games.Follow @DavidFox615 for updates from Alabama and @BradenGall for updates from Auburn and stay tuned...

10 Things to Watch From Alabama's A-Day Spring Game: A Fan's Guide

By David Fox, 5 days 20 hours ago
Alabama is coming off the kind of disappointing season most teams would envy.The Crimson Tide were No. 1 and undefeated until Nov. 30 and reached the Sugar Bowl. But the glaring number here is 0-2, as in losses to Auburn and Oklahoma to finish the season.The theme of spring practice in Tuscaloosa has been to rediscover the magic that started to fade, players say, well before the heartbreaking...

What to watch Saturday in Alabama’s A-Day Game

By Saturday Down South, 6 days 14 hours ago
Alabama embarks on a transition year. Lane Kiffin takes over the reins of the offense, and he’ll inherit a new quarterback not named AJ McCarron. Nick Saban knows he has deficiencies to address, and this spring was crucial for Saban to feel like his Tide left their entitlement off the field and out of the locker room. Here’s what to watch Saturday in Alabama’s spring game: RELATED: 5 Alabama...

ESPN announces schedule for three SEC opening-week neutral site games

By Saturday Down South, 6 days 18 hours ago
College football is just around the corner. But first we have to get through the next few months without any football, as spring practice is ending in a little over a week for every SEC team. RELATED: Looking ahead to the SEC’s opening week schedule ESPN released the TV schedule for five neutral site games on college football’s opening weekend. Three of them involve SEC teams. Here’s the...

Ranking the SEC's Quarterbacks for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 hour ago
The SEC was home to some of college football’s top quarterbacks in the nation last year. However, one offseason later, and the conference is essentially rebuilding from scratch at the quarterback spot.The list of names departing is heavy: Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Alabama’s AJ McCarron, LSU’s Zach Mettenberger, Missouri’s James Franklin, South Carolina’s...

Coveted 4-star QB Gentry now has rough top 4, Bama and Tennessee in it

By Saturday Down South, 1 week 23 hours ago
As signal callers are making their decisions public left and right, Zach Gentry is becoming one of the most coveted remaining quarterbacks in the nation. Tuesday, he told Rivals.com that he’s down to roughly a top four–though he’s not completely ruling out the other nine scholarship offers he has. The two newest “kids on the block” for him are Texas and Alabama, as...

Cornerback flips from Kentucky to Alabama after visit

By Saturday Down South, 1 week 2 days ago
When Montrell Custis was interviewed by Saturday Down South recently, he spoke glowingly about Kentucky. Then Nick Saban came along. There was no question the 6-foot-0, 175-pound cornerback loved Kentucky’s coaching staff, the program, etc. But Bama came calling, got him on campus, and the rest is history. The three-star DB dropped the Wildcats Monday night and is now on board with ‘...

Nation’s No. 2 athlete set to pick Tuesday, Bama/Auburn to battle it out

By Saturday Down South, 1 week 2 days ago
There’s nothing better than what’s on Kerryon Johnson’s plate for Tuesday. He has a heaping southern helping of Bama and Auburn with a healthy scoop of Florida State on the side. How about that? The last three teams to win national titles–in fact, the ones that account for the last five titles combined–make up his list of three finalists for a college choice that...

Don’t count out Blake Sims in Alabama’s QB race

By Saturday Down South, 1 week 2 days ago
Blake Sims isn’t going to just hand the job to incoming FSU transfer Jacob Coker. Sims continued to separate himself in Alabama’s spring quarterback race with another impressive performance during Saturday’s scrimmage. Nick Saban said Sims ‘showed a lot of command’ on the day. Sims finished 24 of 39 for 288 yards and two touchdowns in yesterday’s scrimmage. He finished 16 of 23 passing with 227...

Four-star linebacker favors two SEC schools–Alabama and Vandy

By Saturday Down South, 1 week 5 days ago
Josh Smith has taken a break from social media contact with coaches, he posted on Twitter in late March. But he hasn’t taken a break from trying to figure out which school is best for him. Alabama and in-state Vanderbilt top his list at this time, the four-star linebacker told Rivals.com this week. The nation’s No. 10 inside linebacker is out of Murfreesboro (Tenn.) and also lists...