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Tosh Lupoi brings his recruiting magic touch to Bama, SEC

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 5 months ago
In the early part of 2012, Tosh Lupoi made headlines when he took a big raise and left his alma mater Cal to head to Washington. The talented D-line coach was known on the west coast as kind of a Pied Piper when it came to relating to recruits. Think Jeremy Pruitt got a lot of pub over the past few months since leaving FSU to come on board with Georgia? Well in Pac 12 country, Lupoi is that guy...

Alabama running back arrested on marijuana charge over spring break

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 5 months ago
Rising sophomore running back Altee Tenpenny was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance during spring break, according to a report by 103.7 The Buzz. Tenpenny was arrested in his hometown in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He was originally pulled over on March 24 for an “inoperational license plate light” and the officer detected “the odor of burnt marijuana”. The officer...

Five for five: The SEC’s top 5 signees out of Ohio in the past 5 years

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 5 months ago
Ohio State, Michigan and the rest of the Big Ten aren’t the only programs mining talent in the state of Ohio–the SEC does a pretty good job too. Here’s a look at five Ohio natives from the past five signing classes (2010 through 2014) who have panned out the best, in our opinion. Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite...

Four-star LB DeBerry trims 34 schools from list, 8 SEC teams remain

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 5 months ago
Can you imagine having 54 scholarship offers before your junior year is even over? Ricky DeBerry is in that boat. And with that boat-load of offers, the four-star LB/DE knew he needed to trim the list down soon. On Monday, he took that group of 54 and whittled it down to a list of 20–and eight SEC schools made that cut. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee and...

Ranking the SEC's College Football Coaches for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 5 months ago
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably the most important to winning a national or conference title. No matter how much talent a program has, winning a national title is difficult if the...

Alabama expected to hire recruiting ace Tosh Lupoi

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 5 months ago
This is a classic case of the rich getting richer. CBSSports’ Jeremy Fowler reports that Alabama is expected to hire Tosh Lupoi, who was the center of an NCAA recruiting probe at Washington. Lupoi visited Alabama recently and should wind up in an off-field role. Lupoi is currently unemployed, but he was set to join USC’s staff until a report from the Los Angeles Times said he allegedly paid $4,...

Old Dominion turned down $1.3 million to play Alabama in 2015

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 5 months ago
‘We want Bama’ isn’t what Old Dominion University said. ESPN officials approached the university and said they’d make an easy $1.3 million to get destroyed by Alabama in Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2015. ODU said no thanks, according to the Virginian Pilot. “We’ve already got 12 games,” ODU AD Wood Selig said. “I’d certainly touch base with (head coach) Bobby Wilderon this, but I don’t think playing...

Auburn motivated by last year’s ‘flukish’ turnaround

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 5 months ago
Remember last year when many fans were calling Auburn’s wins against Georgia and Alabama ‘flukes?’ CBSSports’ Bruce Feldman asked Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee whether or not his players are motivated by the ‘flukish’ turnaround and two ‘flukish’ wins against Georgia and Alabama. Q: How much do you think your guys are motivated by hearing some people try and say some of what...

It could be an Iron Bowl battle for the top JUCO prospect in the country

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 5 months ago
Jovon Robinson is no stranger to Auburn and Alabama. It’s one of those deja vu moments. Robinson is rated the No. 1 overall junior prospect in the nation by 247Sports.com’s composite ranking. Last year, he rushed for a junior college record 2,387 yards and 34 touchdowns and led Georgia Military College to an 11-1 record a national runner up finish. His statistics are staggering for...

Top five realistic 2015 recruiting targets: Alabama Crimson Tide

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 5 months ago
Alabama already has a stellar top 10 nationally ranked class for 2015, but the Crimson Tide have a whole lot of other top targets they’re trying land–including several prospects who are within their own state boundaries. Here’s a look at five players Alabama would love to land. RELATED: Defensive tackle eyeing Alabama, but also would excel at a Comedy Club Editor’s note:...