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Alabama’s Amari Cooper: Lane Kiffin makes offense ‘simple and player friendly’

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 1 day ago
Alabama held its first spring practice Saturday, and with it, the Lane Kiffin offensive era is underway. Wide receiver Amari Cooper said Kiffin is a great fit for the offense, and he simplifies the offense, according to AL.com. “I think he just came in and made the offense more simple and player friendly. The way plays are called,” Cooper said. “It’s easy to recognize...

Nick Saban says NFL teams that pass on AJ McCarron would be making ‘a huge mistake’

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 4 days ago
Is AJ McCarron worthy of a high-round NFL Draft pick? Count Nick Saban as one who thinks he is. McCarron is one of the country’s most intriguing draft prospects, and he’s been a winner his entire career, finishing with a 36-4 career record, two BCS Championships, 77 passing touchdowns and just 15 INTs. Related: Alabama spring football forecast McCarron outwardly expressed during the NFL Combine...

SEC spring football forecast: Alabama Crimson Tide

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 4 days ago
With the offseason officially underway, SDS will examine what’s next for spring football for all 14 teams. Next up, Alabama. Alabama opens spring practice Saturday, and A-Day will be held April 19th. What’s changing? Alabama welcomes new offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and a new quarterback who hasn’t been named yet. Along with losing AJ McCarron, the Tide are losing left tackle Cyrus...

Alabama once again in position to win mythical national title

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 5 days ago
It’s like Groundhog’s Day, or an audio message stuck on repeat. Alabama is in great position to once again win a mythical national title in recruiting, though the competition is a bit stiffer this time around. The Crimson Tide have seven prospects with four stars attached to their names (or five). They already have a diverse group that addresses needs on the defensive line, in the...

Top 10 SEC Defensive Backs of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 1 month 5 days 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...

Oklahoma assistant coach takes a shot at Nick Saban on Twitter

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 6 days ago
Oklahoma running backs coach Cale Gundy felt the need to take a shot at Nick Saban over the NCAA’s tabled 10-second proposal via Twitter. Related: Spurrier took a jab at Saban over the 10-second proposal Oklahoma has been known for its no-huddle offensive attack for well over the last 10 years, and Gundy tweeted the following last night, which has since been deleted. Here is the screen shot....

2014 Heisman Trophy Position-by-Position Spring Primer

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
With all due respect to Johnny Football, Jameis Winston had the best debut season in college football history. Johnny Manziel’s Heisman-winning season in 2013 was special — he obliterated the SEC’s all-time single-season total offense record.But it wasn’t as special as Winston was a year ago. He set NCAA passing records, never lost a game, won the final BCS National...

Five-star DT Settle could end up at Alabama, or a comedy club

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 1 week ago
Welcome to Saturday Down South’s “D-line Week”, where we talk with some of the top realistic defensive line targets out there for SEC schools. We’ve interviewed some of the biggest names in the country, and we’ll rank them at the end of the week. See who your school has a chance of luring to campus. The only thing quicker than Tim Settle’s feet is probably his wit. Settle is the No...

Revisiting the SEC’s five-star signees and how they performed as freshmen

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 1 week ago
Everybody loves impact freshmen, but many freshmen never make an impact until a few years into their career. And that’s completely fine, because it takes time for guys to develop and hone their skills. Related: SEC’s top 5 ranked signees by position for 2014 Let’s look back at the SEC’s five-star signees from 2013 and how they performed this past season. This list doesn’t count redshirt...

Tennessee adds nation’s No. 3-rated specialist

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 1 week ago
Don’t underestimate the importance of having one of the nation’s top specialists on your roster. Tennessee and LSU sure haven’t. Over the weekend, the Vols added the No. 3 rated long snapper in America when in-stater Riley Lovingood became the program’s eighth commitment for the class of 2015. His family has all kinds of connections to the program, as his father was once...