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The SEC's Top 40 Players of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 3 years 3 months ago
The SEC is the king of the college football world. In particular, it dominated the BCS Era.The Southeastern Conference won nine of the 16 BCS national titles and four of the last six Heisman Trophies. Additionally, the SEC also claims five Thorpe Award winners, five Maxwell Awards, four Outland Trophies, four Rimington Trophies, three Doak Walker Awards, three Bednarik Awards, three Butkus...

Five Alabama players who are ready for big roles in 2014

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 3 months ago
Alabama started spring practice Saturday, and things are well underway around the SEC. Thirteen of 14 teams have started spring practice, with Kentucky bringing up the rear in starting next week. Related: What to watch for during Alabama’s spring practice This is an important spring for Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide, who lost the last two games of the season. The Tide went from everybody’s...

When nation’s top QB goes Pac-12 Thursday, where does ‘Bama go next?

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 3 months ago
California native and five-star QB Josh Rosen will be announcing his college choice on Thursday, and he has all but blurted out already that he’s going to UCLA. Cal is probably a distant second, and Michigan and Stanford are being mentioned just for fun. So what does this have to do with Alabama and/or the SEC? Um … a lot. When Alabama lost its prized 2015 quarterback commitment,...

Five-star QB Gibson releases list of schools he’ll visit during spring break

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 3 months ago
Fresh off of casually mentioning a group of three leaders that included Tennessee, the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the nation had some more news to report late Monday. While Tennessee, Ohio State and Miami comprise his top three, Torrance Gibson has emphasized that they are not his final three. He announced on his Facebook page late Monday that during spring break (which begins in the next...

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

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 3 months 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, 3 years 3 months 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, 3 years 3 months 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, 3 years 3 months 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, 3 years 3 months 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, 3 years 3 months 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....