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Ole Miss wrap-up: Somehow, Alabama manages to improve on Vandy rout

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Ole Miss wrap-up: Somehow, Alabama manages to improve on Vandy rout

Alabama somehow managed to actually improve upon its performance against Vanderbilt, thrashing a better (than Vandy) opponent by a greater margin of victory, 66-3. If Alabama improves again on that margin of victory next week at Texas A&M, the Aggie board of regents might fire Kevin Sumlin between quarters.

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Former Alabama golfer, Justin Thomas, wins PGA Championship

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Former Alabama golfer, Justin Thomas, wins PGA Championship

Former Alabama golfer, Justin Thomas, won his first major PGA championship on Sunday.

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Offensive coordinator discussion/odds…

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Offensive coordinator discussion/odds…

There have been a few names kicked around recently in articles on other sites and I wanted to give kind of a brief overview of those, what to expect if any of them were hired and what I think the odds would be if I was trying to handicap it.

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On paper, this is the best Alabama class ever

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On paper, this is the best Alabama class ever

Sometimes, a headline says it all without the need for additional commentary: On paper, Alabama signed the highest-rated class since TideFans.com/NARCAS started tracking classes 20 years ago.

The 2012 and 2015 classes both recorded average scores of 9.86, setting a bar few people thought even Nick Saban could break. But the 2017 class did just that, finishing with an average score of 9.9 (9.904, to be precise) among 25 prospects signed (TideFans.com/NARCAS does not rate specialists, so LS Thomas Fletcher was not included in the class score).

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Rating the SEC recruiting classes

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Rating the SEC recruiting classes

Alabama Analysis: For maybe the first time ever, the conference leader didn’t get “excellent” ratings in both Total Talent Level and Needs Filled. Alabama struck out in cornerback recruiting, a sin serious enough to draw a mention from Nick Saban himself in post-Signing Day press conferences.

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With Kiffin leaving, what happens to Bama’s identity?

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With Kiffin leaving, what happens to Bama’s identity?

If you were shocked by Lane Kiffin leaving Alabama for the head coaching job at Florida Atlantic – which if initial reports are accurate, may have actually resulted in a pay cut – don’t be.

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