1. Dark Horse Title Hopefuls: Undefeated Boise State or Undefeated Clemson?

    The BCS national championship game is a competition between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the BCS polls. In other words, it is a competition between the two best teams from automatic-qualifying conferences...

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  2. Alabama Recruiting: Top QB Prospect Gunner Kiel Available Again

    Gunner Kiel is the No. 1 quarterback on Rivals' and Scout's 2012 recruiting ranks. He recently committed to the Indiana Hoosiers, but is now having second thoughts. He is officially back on the market, according to 247Sports ...

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  3. Alabama Football: Injured RB Demetrius Hart Is Looking Like a Champ

    5-star running back prospect Demetrius Hart tore his ACL on July 5, 2011. On Oct. 19, he looked like new man on the practice field. The Birmingham News captured some practice footage showcasing the running backs working on pass blocking...

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  4. Alabama vs. Tennessee: Vol's RB Tauren Poole Can Run with Tide Defense

    Tauren Poole is not a name you see on elite running back lists. He doesn't have the speed of LaMichael James, nor the power of Trent Richardson, but he has the heart of both...

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  5. Alabama Recruiting: Top Prospect De-Commits from USC, Crimson Tide Look to Claim

    The top-ranked offensive tackle in the 2012 class, Arik Armstead, has suddenly de-committed from USC, according to The Los Angeles Times . The prototypical left tackle is now a possible recruit for the Crimson Tide...

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  6. Alabama Football: Auburn's Success Could Be Blessing in Disguise for Tide

    The Auburn Tigers went 14-0 in 2010, and no one but the Tigers themselves expected them to go anywhere this year. Many expected a 2-5, or 3-4 record seven games into the season...

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  7. Alabama Football: Rugby-Style Punt Killing Tide's Return Game

    The "rugby-style punt" is not new to American football, but for the past 10 or 12 years the benefits did not seem to outweigh the cons in most situations. The 2011 college football season, however, has seen a resurgence of this type of punt...

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  8. Alabama Football: NFL Draft Stock Updates For Trent Richardson, Others

    The 2011 college football season is over half complete, and the layout of the 2012 NFL Draft is starting to look a lot more clear. Once again, Nick Saban has a flourishing crop reading for picking...

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  9. Alabama Football: Crimson Tide Thumps Ole Miss, Quarterback Eats His Words

    Earlier in the week, Ole Miss quarterback Randall Mackey said that Alabama could be beat. "They ain't Superman," he quipped...

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  10. Alabama Football: Ranking the 5 Remaining SEC Defenses the Tide Will Face

    The Alabama Crimson Tide has thumped three SEC opponents in blowout wins, but five more remain, including their new nemesis, LSU...

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  11. Alabama Recruiting: How Balanced Is the Crimson Tide's Commitment List?

    Nick Saban is well on his way to bringing in another top-tier recruiting class, but just how balanced is the class in regards to offensive and defensive power? Of the 19 current verbal commitments, 11 are defense-specific...

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  12. Alabama Football: Weeks 7 and 8 Will Showcase the True Players

    In college football, we love seeing a bright young star shine on the biggest stages. The real players, however, do it week in and week out. There is only one bye week...

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  13. Alabama Football: Nicknames For the Crimson Tide Stars

    Unofficial nicknames for star football players are not an unusual occurrence. Red "The Galloping Ghost" Grange, "Slingin'" Sammy Baugh, Darren "Run DMC" McFadden and Johnny "The Italian Stallion" Musso are just a few in the history of the sport...

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  14. Alabama Football: Welcome to the QB Club, A.J. McCarron (with Highlight Video)

    A.J. McCarron silenced the critics who claimed that Phillip Sims would be the starter back in Weeks 1 and 2, but in five weeks of football he remained suspect...

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  15. Alabama Football: Comparing the 2011 Stars to Their 2009 Counterparts

    The Alabama Crimson Tide squad in 2011 bears some striking similarities to the championship team in 2009. They have a stifling veteran defense, a Heisman-hopeful running back and are breaking in a new quarterback...

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  16. Week 6 College Football Predictions: Top 5 Candidates to Play for BCS Title

    The college football rankings landscape is ever-shifting, and every game has BCS implications. Several would-be contenders have already been dropped from the race, yet several more juggernauts remain...

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  17. College Football Week 6: 5 Most Surprising Undefeated Teams

    Some critics will claim that college football is more predictable than the NFL. To them, I say this: Any. Given. Saturday. The AP polls today look a lot different than the preseason rankings...

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  18. Alabama Football: Florida Reaffirms Severe Flaw in McCarron's Game

    A.J. McCarron took over the reigns as the Alabama quarterback this year. He had the one thing that Greg McElroy lacked: a big arm. The man can put some heat behind a football...

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  19. Alabama vs. Florida: Crimson Tide Defense Been Hustling Everyone?

    Alabama's defense is raved about across America for being one of the best—if not the best—defenses in the country. They force three-and-outs and they don't let the other team put points on the board...

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  20. Alabama Recruiting: SEC Changes and 'Bama's Chances at Dorial Green-Beckham

    Dorial Green-Beckham is the consensus No. 1 high school prospect. He is the rarest wide receiver breeds. He is 6'6", 220 lbs., yet runs under a 4.5 40-yard...

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  21. Alabama Football: The Kicking Game Better Step It Up or They'll Get the Boot

    In 2009, Leigh Tiffin, son of Crimson Tide legend and the leg behind " The Kick " (video) Van Tiffin, capped off his career as the best kicker in Tide history—a very tough claim to argue against...

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  22. Alabama vs. Florida: Florida's Hope Stands at Five-Foot-Seven

    Florida quarterback John Brantley is a late-blooming, fifth-year senior, and come Saturday, he will need the help of his halfbacks more than ever to lighten his load...

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  23. Texas A&M Joins SEC, Who Would Be the Most Exciting 14th for the Tide to Face?

    Texas A&M has all but officially entered the SEC, but this leaves a lingering question: Who will be the 14th team in the SEC? As of right now, the 2012 season will see the SEC ...

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  24. Alabama Football: Ranking the Tide's Remaining SEC Opponents

    Alabama has officially entered the feared and respected SEC grind after opening up against Arkansas in a 38-14 rout, and it doesn't get any easier from here on out. The Tide still face seven more SEC opponents, including 12th-ranked Florida and No...

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  25. Alabama Football: Quinton Dial, Welcome to Nick Saban's Dog House

    Nick Saban can tolerate—albeit very unhappily—mistakes. Dropped passes, missed tackles, minor mental errors. They wont get you benched for long, if at all. Blatant, stupid penalties, however, will...

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