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Path To A BCS Championship: Alabama Crimson Tide

By Braden Gall, 2 years 6 months ago
-by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) LSU and Alabama played for the national championship last night, and congratulations are in order for the Crimson Tide on adding a sixth straight BCS title to the SEC’s trophy case. Like any championship in any sport, it took thousands of hours of preparation, scouting, film study, weight work and recruiting to earn the Crystal Ball. It also takes a...

Dorial Green-Beckham, Armstead, Peat Head Recruiting Wish List

By Braden Gall, 2 years 6 months ago
-by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) With the BCS National Championship in the rearview, recruiting now takes center stage for the next three weeks. And one glance at the Athlon Consensus 100 will prove that it should be an electric ride to National Signing Day 2012 on Feb. 1. Despite roughly 18 national commitments this weekend in Tampa and San Antonio, still 15 of the top 40 players...

LSU, Alabama Defenses As Recruits

By Braden Gall, 2 years 6 months ago
-by Braden Gall (follow at @BradenGall) Do you ever wonder how a college football coach assembles a national championship caliber roster? Thousands of hours of scouting, evaluating, recruiting and coaching is the simple answer. But it also takes a little bit of luck as well. The most interesting pattern within the interwoven LSU-Alabama timelines comes on the recruiting trail. Just look...

BCS Championship Preview and Predictions: LSU vs. Alabama

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 6 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) BCS National Championship Alabama (11-1) vs. LSU (13-0) Date: Jan. 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La. Related: LSU, Alabama Starting Offenses As Recruits Related: LSU, Alabama Starting Defenses As Recruits For the first time in BCS history, two teams from the same conference will play for the...

LSU, Alabama Offenses As Recruits

By Braden Gall, 2 years 6 months ago
-by Braden Gall (follow at @BradenGall) Do you ever wonder how a college football coach assembles a national championship caliber roster? Thousands of hours of scouting, evaluating, recruiting and coaching is the simple answer. But it also takes a little bit of luck as well. The most interesting pattern within the interwoven LSU-Alabama timelines comes on the recruiting trail. How would...

2012 Quarterback Rankings: SEC

By Braden Gall, 2 years 7 months ago
-by Braden Gall (follow at @BradenGall) There is no doubt this is the Era of the Quarterback. Houston’s Case Keenum (152) and Boise State’s Kellen Moore (142) both broke Graham Harrell’s all-time NCAA touchdown record of 134 scoring strikes this season. Keenum also became the NCAA’s all-time record holder for total offense (19,572) and passing yards (18,685). Moore, meanwhile, is the NCAA’...

2012 SEC Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 2 years 7 months ago
-by Braden Gall (follow at @BradenGall) Athlon Sports predicted the Georgia Bulldogs would win the East in 2011, and we got absolutely hammered by South Carolina fans. We understood why. We were out on a limb. The Gamecocks were the reigning Eastern Division champs with the best running back in the nation and a stellar defensive line returning. However, one major aspect of our Dawgs-to-...

College Football Recruiting Rankings: 2012 Team Update

By Braden Gall, 2 years 7 months ago
-by Braden Gall (follow at @BradenGall) National Signing Day 2012 is just over one month away. With 11 of the top 20 players in the 2012 Athlon Consensus 100 — and exactly one-third of the entire list — still left uncommitted, the furious finish to the 2012 recruiting cycle could be one of the more memorable in history. There is still plenty of room for upward (and downward) movement for...

Noah Spence, T.J. Yeldon Make Big Recruiting News

By Braden Gall, 2 years 7 months ago
-by Braden Gall (follow on @AthlonBraden) Urban Meyer’s impact has already sent shockwaves through the recruiting world. His biggest coup yet came this weekend when the No. 3-rated player in the Athlon Consensus 100 committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt defensive end Noah Spence visited Columbus this weekend for the first time and announced he would be...

Arik Armstead: Recruiting Update

By Braden Gall, 2 years 7 months ago
-by Braden Gall (follow at @AthlonBraden) The recruitment of the nation’s No. 4 prospect, two-way star lineman Arik Armstead, has been anything but smooth. The 6-foot-7, 280-pound stud from Elk Grove (Calif.) Pleasant Grove committed to the USC Trojans in June of 2010. His older brother, Armond Armstead, is currently a senior defensive end for the Trojans. However, after experiencing chest...