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Written by Deborah Horton | 13 August 2011

A&MThe rumors are flying fast and furious that the SEC is going to be growing by leaps and bounds. Of course the truth is probably less expansive. no comments

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Written by Jacob Holmes | 13 August 2011


JUCO Transfer Jesse Williams; Other image is Josh Chapman

Staying true to Alabama's system, I am starting this series with defense. Since I have already covered the secondary and linebacking corps, I'm going to wrap up the defensive breakdown today with the defensive line. This will probably be a two-a-days blogging day for me, as I plan to cowrite my breakdown of the backfield (quarterback and runningbacks) with BloodBCrimson. So be looking for that tonight.

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Written by Deborah Horton | 12 August 2011

footballBefore I start I am going to say I realize this is ONLY preseason. I also realize that most of the play is being done by 2nd, 3rd and 25th string players. I also realize that almost nothing that happens in preseason means anything in the regular season. However, there are things to be learned from preseason games, lots of things. no comments

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Written by Marc Finch | 12 August 2011

Legends divisionThe restructuring in football was not exclusive to the NFL's new CBA this year. The Big Ten also welcomed the Nebraska Cornhuskers which resulted in a divisional split up of the conference. The Legends (Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Northwestern) will face the Leaders (Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, and Wisconsin) in the all new Big Ten Championship Game the week after Thanksgiving this year. The championship game is a great addition to the Big Ten season, but it will make create a clear winner instead of the three way tie that seems so common in the Big Ten. no comments

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Written by Jacob Holmes | 11 August 2011

Mark Barron

Earlier in the week I brokedown Alabama's linebacking corps, which I view as the strength of our defense. Some others, however, believe that our secondary will be our strongest unit. And they have good reason to believe that.

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Written by Abram Chamberlain | 10 August 2011


Tonight, with tempered expectations, the Jurgen Klinsmann experiment begins.  Just over a week after Sunil Gulati named Klinsmann the head coach of the USMNT, Klinsmann and his rag-tag group of Americans enter the pitch in Philadelphia to take on El Tri like Johnny Depp in Once Upon a Time in Mexico.  And just like Depp in the aforementioned movie, it will probably not end too well. Still, that doesn't mean one shouldn't have hope.

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Written by Jacob Holmes | 08 August 2011


Courtney Upshaw sacking... somebody. He is too smothered to tell.

If you were with front office blogs last year, you may remember this series of blogs breaking down each of Alabama's positions leading up to the season. It got some good reviews, so I am bringing it back this year. Without further adu, I will break down one of Alabama's best corp of players: the linebackers. no comments

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Written by Marc Finch | 30 July 2011

KolbTrades, free agents, and cuts, all words that are synonymous with the “free agency frenzy” of 2011 following the NFL lockout. Many deals were made, but one thing is for sure; people got paid. The Eagles hit the jackpot with Nnamdi Asomugha, the Patriots made clever deals to facilitate their needs (as always), the Cardinals finally picked up a decent quarterback, the Seahawks retooled their offense with Tavaris Jackson and others, and the rest of the league had some average pickups. A lot went on in just three days, but who made the best of the three day “free agency frenzy?” no comments

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Written by Abram Chamberlain | 29 July 2011


Suddenly the upcoming friendly against Mexico got a whole lot more interesting.  

When a soccer story makes the front ticker of ESPN, you know it is a big deal.  Last night's firing of Bob Bradley is as big as soccer stories get in the United States.

Bradley should have never been resigned in the first place.  Most countries do not hold onto a national team coach for more than one World Cup cycle.  However, the United States Soccer Federation is not like the rest of the world.  They had Bruce Arenas as its coach for 9 years.  Then they put Bradley --who in turn was a top assistant for Bruce Arena-- in place for the five years following that.  This makes it so the USMNT has been running with pretty much the same coaching style for 14 years, or 3 World Cup Cycles.
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Written by Deborah Horton | 28 July 2011

ReformSo, I wake up this morning to what I thought was the first sign of the Apocalypse and no I don't mean the never ending congressional budget debate. I mean, the Patriots seemingly taking Albert Haynesworth in trade for a 5th round pick or something thereabouts. no comments

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