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Cowboys, Twitter & Mayweather’s Bank Account

Saturday was like Christmas morning at my house! So excited about College Game Day, I couldn’t help but to wake up earlier than usual because of all the excitement in my bones! All day with family, BBQ’n and the SEC dominating in most of their match ups. Oh, well, except Auburn of course! (sorry that […]

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Football update: Bateman commits, Delany should be committed

Delany might as well have held a press conference to assert that he “is in control here” and would shepherd college football’s latest attempt at a mock playoff system through various legal and ethical (read: what’s best for the Big Ten) loopholes.

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Basketball was a mixed basket in 2011-2012

Basketball season presents a quandary for many Alabama fans, to the extent that trying to determine just how things are going is like asking a NASCAR fan to comment on Formula One racing: It’s not an area of expertise. Looking purely from a perspective of results, Anthony Grant’s team went further than did his 2010-2011 team, which improved upon the results of his first season in Tuscaloosa. Still, given the potential of what the 2011-2012 team could have accomplished, its eventual landing spot seems more than just a little disappointing.

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Will Alabama finally surpass the “Golden Age” Dynasty of Coach Bryant?

In the sixties and seventies, Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant established a “dynasty” at Alabama that made them the team of those decades. He ended his 25 year career at Alabama with six national titles.

But is Nick Saban about to establish his own dynasty and what are the chances that it could surpass those of the legendary “Bear” Bryant’s best decades?

You decide…

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we all quickly come to the understanding that just like us ladies we run the kitchen, just like we run the fashion industry and most of the other fabulous things in life, the Alabama Crimson Tide runs college football. There’s not really any comparison. Yes, other teams are great, but when you take the incredible tradition, the rich history and the fans we have, it’s really hands down …

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New year, new shot for Alabama vs. LSU

A week from today, it will be all over. No more talk about rematches, SEC bias or the failed candidacy of Oklahoma State. No more debate about the effectiveness of Jordan Jefferson, the enigma of Alabama’s special teams or whether Tyrann Mathieu is a great cornerback or college football’s version of The Joker.

The fact this game is a rematch means the Predictions Dept. of TideFans.com is plowing new ground. Never before has Alabama met the same opponent twice in a year during TideFans’ tenure, so this won’t be a traditional game preview as readers are accustomed to seeing one. Instead, we’ll take a look at what we perceived to be true about these two teams in November, and how it might have changed since then.

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Briefly looking ahead to 2012 trends

The SEC of 2012 won’t look like the SEC of 2011, even if teams duplicate their 2011 records. Texas A&M and Missouri are joining the party, and SEC teams will have to adjust to the arrival of their new cousins.

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Coaching changes abound, but are there enough prospects?

At least one current – and one future – SEC school is searching for a new head coach, and others might join the party by the end of the season. Around college football, there have been 20 Division-IA programs already find themselves with a vacancy since the end of the 2011 regular season. The question is, are there enough good coaching prospects to go around?

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SEC previews and predictions: Week 14

Tennessee’s collapse against Kentucky will likely prove to be the pick that cost the Predictions Dept. a 90-percent success rate in 2011. Even with a correct prediction in this week’s SEC Championship Game, the best the Dept. can record is 89.7% for the year. Still, this has been the best season ever for the Predictions Dept., and we’ve had fun along the way. Now, our prediction for the SEC Championship Game.

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Auburn wrap-up: Alabama may have punched its BCS ticket by punching out Tigers

Alabama made Auburn look like the Auburn most Alabama fans were expecting to see after the Tigers hired a 5-19 Gene Chizik away from Iowa State prior to the 2009 season. After an up-and-down first season, Auburn rode Cam Newton and Nick Fairley to a national championship in 2010. Then, the 2011 season came about. After seeing Gus Malzahn’s offense for two years (three if you count his aborted tenure at Arkansas under Houston Nutt many moons ago), SEC defensive coordinators caught up. Without Fairley around to flip field position or (especially) Newton around to make the Tigers’ offensive engine purr, Auburn spent 2011 getting blown out by the four best teams it faced – LSU, Arkansas, Georgia and Alabama.

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