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Dec 30, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace (14) leave the field after a game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at LP Field. The Rebels beat the Yellow Jackets 25-17. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Previews 2014: Ole Miss Rebels

Ole Miss has become the media darling team of the SEC West, as some media members searched for any reason they could find not to pick either Alabama, LSU or Auburn to win the division. The Rebels make some sense as a potential party-crasher, thanks to a veteran starting quarterback, some star power scattered here and there on the roster, improving depth and a defense that got a lot saltier in Hugh Freeze's second season. But the lack of overall depth and concern over the offensive line could doom Ole Miss' chances out of the gate.
Apr 5, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) during the 2014 spring game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Previews 2014: LSU Tigers

For LSU to remain at or near the top of the SEC heap, some things will have to improve from where the Tigers left off in 2013. LSU has issues at quarterback, linebacker and along the defensive line. But the Tigers seem to do some of their best work when people underestimate them and their too-weird-for-words coach Les Miles.
Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) throws a pass against the Florida State Seminoles during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Previews 2014: Auburn Tigers

Auburn exceeded expectations like no other team in 2013, and now the question is whether the Tigers can be effective when they're not playing the underdog role. Despite recent injuries on the offensive line, this is a dangerous offensive team that has the potential to show more balance in 2014. But a defense that is still struggling to attain effectiveness could be Auburn's undoing.

Previews 2014: Arkansas Razorbacks

Arkansas runs a smash-mouth, I-formation attack that puts a premium on running the football. It's old-school, and definitely against the grain as far as trends go, but a pro-style attack only really works when a team has the talent to execute. Arkansas doesn't. The Razorbacks are bereft of a competent passing game, and Bielema's staff looked more than a little overwhelmed during its first season in the SEC.
Jul 3, 2013; Beaverton, OR, USA; Defensive lineman Josh Frazier (99) looks on during the Lineman Challenge session of the 'The Opening' at Nike World Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

TideFans.com Recruiting Board “Crown Jewel Countdown”

Ranking and stars based off staff averages. Staff individual lists will be posted at the conclusion.
Aug 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron (10) offensive linesman Anthony Steen (61) after defeating the Virginia Tech Hokies 35-10 in the 2013 Chick-fil-a Kickoff game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Monday, 9/2/2013 Featured Threads

Featured Thread - Monday, 9/2/2013. Includes posts from this weekend, too.
Alabama and Virginia Tech kickoff the season at the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Classic in Atlanta, GA on August 31, 2013. Photo Credits: Nick Saban: Marvin Gentry | Frank Beamer: Peter Casey; USA TODAY Sports

Follow the Game Thread on the TideFans Football Message Board

Join in with thousands of other fans in real time to chat about the game - during the game! We have an abundance of gameday information and preview articles that you can read and comment on in the gameday threads
Nov. 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; A detailed view of the Coaches Trophy on the sideline of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during the game between the USC Trojans and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Notre Dame won 22-13. (Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports)

Duranko’s Digest: Notre Dame – Alabama Preview (from UHND.com)

One Notre Dame Fighting Irish fan's pregame analysis of the 2013 BCS National Championship Game between Notre Dame and Alabama.
Dec 17, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head football coach Brian Kelly addresses the media at the Notre Dame BCS national championship media day at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex. (Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports)

Notre Dame Report Card, Championship Edition (from UHND.com)

By now the whole world knows that Notre Dame and Alabama will square off in the BCS National Title Game in South Florida on January 7th. If you have paid attention to any of the media outlets and Vegas, then you also know that the Irish are almost a 7 point underdog. While this is nothing new to the Irish team and their fans, we wanted to take a deeper look at the Irish and see what we are missing that has caused them to be depicted in the role of “David” and why most of the “experts” have decided that Alabama has all but already sealed their 3rd national title in four years. We will focus on the players who might have the biggest impact in the game for the Irish.

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