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After Breakout Performance Against Georgia, Calvin Ridley Looking Like Alabama's Next Big-Play WR

By Erik Stinnett, 10 months 3 weeks ago
In Saturday's deluge in Athens, it looks like Alabama's offense found something. Or more, accurately, someone. With no more Amari Cooper, Alabama has been in dire need of a new, big-play, deep-threat wide receiver this season. Somebody to help Jake Coker stretch the field and keep opposing defenses from stacking the box against Derrick Henry.It hasn't been an easy...

College Football's Top 10 Coaches on the Rise

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s coaching carousel never stops, as programs are always looking for the next big thing or rising star when it comes to finding its head coach. All 128 coaches enter the season with the pressure to win at a high level, but there’s a hierarchy of jobs within each conference that set the level of expectations each season. And of course, there’s always some...

Nick Saban Gets Fired Up During Press Conference

By Jasmine Watkins, 10 months 3 weeks ago
Nick Saban is not the biggest fan of the media. It just looks like he hates answering questions. Granted some reporters' questions are stupid, but it's a part of the job of a college football coach is to grin and bear it. During a press conference, the Alabama head coach was asked how he helps his players deal with the constant media coverage and he got a little fired up....

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 5

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 3 weeks ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the...

College Football Week 5 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 3 weeks ago
Week 5 of the 2015 college football season is in the books. Saturday's slate produced plenty of must-see games, including the anticipated Clemson-Notre Dame showdown in rainy Death Valley, while Alabama easily handled Georgia in Athens. Ohio State survived a scare from Indiana, Michigan State needed a late stop to hold off Purdue, UCLA fell to Arizona State and Oklahoma opened Big...

20 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 5 Games

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 3 weeks ago
Week 5 of the college football season is officially in the books. Needless to say, Week 5 wasn’t short on drama or intrigue around the nation. The weekend started with Cincinnati’s upset over Miami on Thursday night and continued into Saturday with a close call for Ohio State against Indiana, Alabama’s easy win over Georgia, as well as Florida’s upset over Ole Miss and...

Georgia and Alabama Players Separated Before Game

By Jasmine Watkins, 10 months 3 weeks ago
Georgia and Alabama really don't like each other. These teams don't get to play each other often enough, but they're making the most of it. This is only the fifth time Alabama has visited Athens, things are bound to get a little rowdy. As Alabama was taking the field at Sanford Stadium, players from both teams were getting a little to close for comfort and had to be...

Jake Coker Has Chance to Quiet Critics in Alabama's Showdown With Georgia

By Erik Stinnett, 10 months 3 weeks ago
Knocked around. Roughed up. Picked apart. Battered. Jake Coker has experienced a good bit of that this season as Alabama's primary starting quarterback. And most of that abuse has come off the field. Coker can't do this. Coker can't do that. Coker struggles with this. Coker struggles with that. When people talk about how good this 2015 Alabama team is, the quarterback...

Week 5 College Football Picks Against the Spread

By Braden Gall, 10 months 4 weeks ago
I probably won't bet on Auburn the rest of the season. Or Tennessee or TCU or Oregon. Every year in college football there are just teams that are more schizophrenic than others. Those are the teams to avoid and it appears we've got a lot of them in college football this season. Particularly, with all of the injuries mounting for Top 25 teams. Last Week: 4-3Year-to-date:...

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Georgia Bulldogs Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 4 weeks ago
Georgia and Alabama have been two of the SEC’s top programs in recent years, and Saturday afternoon's matchup in Athens could be a preview of the conference championship game in early December. And in a slight role reversal, the Crimson Tide is not the favorite on Saturday. For the first time in 72 games, Alabama is considered an underdog. Georgia isn’t a huge favorite by Vegas...