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College football's pivotal players: The SEC

By David Fox, 1 year 1 month ago
The difference between the SEC and other conferences, at least on the field, is often the play on the offensive and defensive lines. Recent national championship programs at Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Florida all had standout line play.Then perhaps it’s no surprise that of the six players we’ve tabbed as pivotal to a conference or division title, five play offensive and defensive line...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although some believe there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. And considering how long the offseason is, maybe 35 bowl games isn't too many after all. With college football's new playoff format coming with the 2014 season, this...

College football close game analysis: Who is best, worst in the clutch?

By David Fox, 1 year 2 months ago
Nothing swings a season in college football like a close game.Every time a national championship contender wins by a touchdown or a field goal over a lesser opponent, like clockwork the talking heads say every champion has a game like that through the season, mainly because it’s true. Notre Dame had five of them leading into the national championship game. Alabama gutted out wins over LSU...

A Video Tour of Alabama's Renovated Football Facility

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
Alabama’s athletic facility recently got a makeover. And needless to say, the renovations are ridiculous.As this video showcases, there are plenty of new features for the players, including a lounge with pool tables and an arcade. And there’s a new locker room, a hallway showcasing all of the first-round draft picks under Nick Saban at Alabama, along with an updated weight room.Every...

Texas A&M Provides Offseason Motivation for Alabama

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
The only blemish on Alabama’s resume last season came in a Nov. 10 29-24 loss to Texas A&M.And Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban hasn’t let his team forget, especially with a rematch set for Sept. 14 in College Station.As this photo from the (@TexAgs) forum shows, Alabama has last year’s game with the Aggies on the televisions in the weight room, along with the A&M...

College Football's Top 10 Players Returning From Injury for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
Injuries are a big part of any college football season. Just ask the coaching staffs at Maryland, Missouri or USC.The Terrapins lost four quarterbacks to season-ending injuries last year, while the Tigers played 2012 without the services of standout running back Henry Josey. USC lost defensive end Devon Kennard in the preseason, which played a role in the Trojans’ defense finishing seventh...

College Football: The SEC's Best Traditions

By Braden Gall, 1 year 2 months ago
There are many reasons a sports fan can come to the realization that the college game is a better product than the professional version. Some of that has to do with charming, sleepy college towns and the scenic tailgating. The college game has bigger stadiums filled with more dedicated fans, historic bands and student sections. The offenses are more innovative and the rivalries are drenched in...