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Nick Saban outlines the qualities of his next QB, in no hurry to name starter

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 2 weeks ago
The battle to replace AJ McCarron will ensue this spring between current roster quarterbacks, and FSU transfer Jacob Coker won’t get on campus until after he graduates from FSU this spring. Related: Saban says up-tempo coaches have to use some logic Saban held his pre-spring press conference yesterday and discussed the quarterback battle and situation, expressing he and Lane Kiffin are in no...

Top 10 SEC Quarterbacks 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...

25 College Football Spring Storylines to Watch for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 2 weeks ago
Most college football fans generally consider Signing Day the official start of a new season, but spring practice is the first time all 128 FBS teams will hit the field in preparation for the upcoming year. Of course, it’s hard to glean much from spring practice. However, there’s excitement for every team as spring practice starts, especially at places like Florida State, Alabama,...

The unmerciful meritocracy of college football

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 2 weeks ago
The month of February was a good reminder of the unique qualities regarding the sport of college football. We began the month with National Signing Day. Alabama secured the top ranked recruiting class in the country for the third straight year. ESPN gave 15 high school players the coveted “five-star” label, and Alabama landed five of them. The dominance of Alabama recruiting is well...

SEC West 2014 Spring Preview and Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 3 weeks ago
With Alabama and Auburn expected to be ranked near the top of most preseason polls in 2014, the SEC West is the best division in college football. The Crimson Tide and Tigers could play twice next year, as the next playoff format could create rematches from the regular season. Considering the success of both Alabama and Auburn last year, it’s not out of the question that both teams are...

Jackie Sherrill: Bear Bryant could adjust to tempo offenses, also talks Nick Saban

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 3 weeks ago
Former Texas A&M and Mississippi State head coach Jackie Sherrill joined the Tim Brando Show this morning to talk tempo offenses, Nick Saban and Bear Bryant, among other items. MORE: Less than 20 percent of FBS head coaches like the 10-second proposal When asked, Sherrill said he wouldn’t hesitate to say Bear Bryant could adapt to tempo offenses, when discussing the NCAA’s 10-second proposal...

Top 10 SEC Offensive Linemen of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 3 years 3 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...

Final SEC Rankings: Alabama underachieves

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 3 weeks ago
Alabama’s expectations soared to cosmic levels after the Crimson Tide’s third BCS title in four years last season which is why anything less was unsatisfactory as a follow-up. Nick Saban’s underachievers come in at No. 4 in Saturday Down South’s final SEC rankings, an unrivaled look at how the league’s 14 programs fared last season based on preseason expectations,...

College Football's Top 10 Running Backs on the Rise for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 3 weeks ago
With spring practice already underway for some college football teams, the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the season opener, but it’s never too early to start thinking about which players are ready for a big jump in production.Earlier this spring, Athlon Sports examined which quarterbacks are on the rise heading...

Alabama holds steady with nation’s No. 3 class of 2015

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 3 weeks ago
Don’t be surprised if Alabama lands a few new recruits this weekend during junior day and pushes past No. 2 LSU or No. 1 Texas A&M in the national rankings. If the Crimson Tide get the right combination of commitments, it could happen. Related: Top QB considering Alabama, chooses in March What’s impressive about Alabama’s 2015 class so far is only two of them are in-state...