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North Carolina head coach takes subtle five-star jab at Nick Saban

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 1 week ago
Coaches are buzzing around the country about the new proposed 10-second rule threatening to slow down hurry-up offenses. Related: Hugh Freeze fires back at proposal College football’s power broker Nick Saban is the big proponent behind the proposed rule, as well as Bret Bielema. The sentiment behind the coaches’ buzz has been that Saban and Bielema have an agenda, and they’re trying to get the...

Already, Alabama boasts 7 commitments for 2015

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 1 week ago
When it comes to recruiting, it’s been awhile since Alabama has chased any program–but it appears the Crimson Tide will be locked in a fun-to-watch battle with Texas A&M this upcoming recruiting year. Right now, The Aggies are No. 1 and the Crimson Tide are No. 2. Both programs have hogged the talent so far and with the Texas Longhorns rebuilding, don’t be surprised if the...

Top 10 SEC Running Backs of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 3 years 2 weeks ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

SEC Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 years 2 weeks ago
Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com are the four major recruiting services who all do an excellent job evaluating, tracking and ranking all things recruiting.But they don't always agree and that is a great thing for fans. It also means the best way to rank the best classes in the nation is to average them all together and come to a consensus. One service may value quantity while...

College Football's Top 15 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 2 weeks ago
College football’s national signing day is essentially the start of a new season for every coaching staff. With the recruiting class officially in place, all coaches can turn the page to the next season and have a clear view of the roster for the upcoming year. But while most of the talk on national signing day centers around which true freshman can make the biggest impact for a program...

Now that Ricky Town is gone, what will ‘Bama do for a QB in 2015?

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 2 weeks ago
RELATED: Early SEC team rankings for the class of 2015 Ricky Town’s decommitment from Alabama and subsequent pledge to Southern Cal leaves the Crimson Tide without a quarterback in the 2015 class. With hours, the ‘Tide started looking around. Here are three quarterback options Alabama has: RELATED: SEC teams comprise 9 of the national top 20 already for 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: All...

Saban on McCarron’s ‘5-star entitlement’ statement: ‘I don’t think it was an on-field issue’

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 3 weeks ago
AJ McCarron recently made headlines during an interview with Jim Rome about why Alabama failed to win their third straight national championship and why they lost two straight games to end the season. McCarron said entitlement and program success were killers. You can read all of his statements here. “We had a lot of young guys,” said McCarron. “In the end, success was our killer. Too much...

Recruiting: A Complete Breakdown of SEC Early Enrollees in 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 years 3 weeks ago
Enrolling early is a fairly new trend that is clearly used by one league more so than any other.Fans always ask how the SEC does it? How can one league become so dominant? The simple answer is it cares more. The SEC is more dedicated to winning championships than your favorite conference, from the last graduate assistant on the sidelines to the last row of fans in the nosebleed seats at Neyland...

Alabama defensive assistant reportedly leaving for another job

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 3 weeks ago
Alabama’s defensive backs coach Greg Brown is heading to Louisville, according to CoachingSearch.com Brown will coach the safeties for the Cardinals. Related: Is Alabama’s recruiting class the best ever?  Brown is the third assistant coach to have left Alabama during this offseason. Nick Saban hired Lane Kiffin to replace Doug Nussmeier, who left for Michigan, and he hired Bo Davis as the...

10 College Football True Freshmen Likely to Make an Impact in 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 3 weeks ago
National Signing Day is essentially Christmas morning for college football coaches. The first Wednesday in February officially marks the addition of 20-30 new players for each roster, which is the result of nearly a year of work on the recruiting trail. And of course, coaching staffs are relieved just to get the class on campus and not have to worry anymore about a player changing his mind at...