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Report: Alabama and Louisville opening 2018 in Orlando

Alabama may never again open a season at home. The Crimson Tide will reportedly open the 2018 season in Orlando, with Louisville lined up as the opponent for the season-opening contest. Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com was first to report the 2018 game via Twitter. Alabama now has the next three season openers booked for neutral…

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Ohio State a near-unanimous No. 1 in preseason coaches’ poll

Ever since Ohio State finished off its magical, and some would say improbable, postseason run by hoisting the first-ever College Football Playoff trophy, and with the talent it has returning, it’s been widely assumed that the Buckeyes would be ranked No. 1 entering the 2015 season by nearly major poll. After the first release, OSU is…

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Some thoughts on Ohio State and being No. 1

The last time Ohio State opened a season as the top-ranked team in college football was in 2006. That should change this September when the defending national champions from Columbus start the new season in Blacksburg against Virginia Tech, the only team to hand the Buckeyes a loss last fall. With all of the talent…

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Police Blotter

7/23/2015 — Arizona offensive lineman Jordan Poland charged with suspicion of trafficking in stolen property. 7/22/2015 — Tennessee offensive/defensive lineman Charles Mosley charged with first-offense driving under the influence and speeding. 7/21/2015 — Pittsburgh defensive end Rori Blair charged with driving under the influence and driving at an unsafe speed. 7/21/2015 — UMass tight end Todd Stafford charged with second-degree breach of peace.…

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Alabama lands 12 players on preseason All-SEC media selections

Before we closed the books on the SEC’s week-long football preview week, the SEC released its annual media preseason all-conference selections. As if one team of preseason All-SEC players is not enough to hold us over, the good folks at the SEC made sure everyone working in the sports information offices throughout the conference (except…

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Five Buckeyes among 50 named to Walter Camp Player of the Year watch list

Award watch list season is drawing to a close, but not before the Walter Camp Foundation released its list of 50 players worthy of consideration for its player of the year honors. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was a second-team Walter Camp All-American last season, and he is among the popular candidates for the Walter Camp…

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Media picks Auburn to win SEC title… and ‘Bama to win the West

There are contradictions, then there’s the 2015 SEC media poll. In voting that took place during the SEC Media Days that’s wrapping up Thursday, those who cover the conference have Auburn as the favorite to win the SEC championship, receiving 96 points to Alabama’s 80.  The only problem with that?  The same set of media…

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Two glaring omissions headline Biletnikoff watch list

It’s not often that who’s not on what’s essentially a meaningless preseason watch list is the main storyline, but that’s the case when it comes to the Biletnikoff Award this year. First, who is on the watch list for the award handed out annually to the nation’s top wide receivers: a total of 48 players…

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Auburn makes Will Muschamp highest-paid FBS coordinator

Auburn needed to do something to shore up a weak defense, so they added Will Muschamp as their defensive coordinator.  And, not surprisingly, the school on The Plains will shell out a sizable chunk of change to the man they hope can turn that unit around. Wednesday, the school released the details of Muschamp’s new contract, revealing…

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Nick Saban talks QBs, Confederate flags, second chances, draft grades

Day 3 of SEC Media days has officially kicked off — as Ohio State/Auburn fans already know — and leading off the festivities was, along with the Ol’ Ball Coach, the headliner of the four-day event, Alabama head coach Nick Saban. Not surprisingly, the man entering his ninth year in Tuscaloosa was asked a variety…

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Troll Tide: Buckeye fans make SEC Media Days appearance

The troll game is strong with these ones — Yoda, circa just now With two of the four days of the SEC Media Days having been put to bed, we come to Day 3 of the annual event that unofficially signifies the start of the college football season. On tap for this Wednesday is Kentucky’s Mark…

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Butkus Award throws hat in watch-list ring, too

While not nearly as extensive as the other one released Tuesday, an award honoring outstanding linebacking play is the latest indicator that the start of a new season is right around the corner. Earlier today, the Butkus Award revealed the 51 players who make up its initial preseason watch list.  Last year’s winner, UCLA’s Eric…

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145 — yes, 145 — players on Lombardi Award watch list

Most in the media, and many a fan, scoff in the general direction of preseason watch lists every time one’s released.  For those who fall into that category, here’s additional ammunition for your argument. Tuesday morning, the Lombardi Award, handed out annually to either a lineman on either side of the ball or a linebacker…

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SEC Media Days: Expect Jim McElwain to search for success through the air at Florida

On Day One of SEC Media Days, the conference’s newest head coach was thrown into the fire in Alabama. Florida head coach Jim McElwain made his SEC Media Day debut as the man in charge of resurrecting the glory days of Gators football, and the media was there to remind him of that mission. How soon…

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SEC Media Day: Gus Malzahn says teams up north have slim chance of getting a kid out of Alabama

By now we have probably had enough of the satellite camp discussion. That did not stop Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn from being on the receiving end of a question about his opinion on satellite camp practices, with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh being singled out in the framing of the question. “The chances of…

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