October 26, 2013 |
Nick Saban , people trainer. The coach tells Alabama fans to sit and stay, they sit and stay. Saban made news in the days leading up to Saturday's game against Tennessee when he complained about the Crimson Tide's late-arriving and early-leaving student fans. "Everybody else should have the same sort of commitment" as the people in his program, Saban said during his radio show Thursday. "You don't have to do the work all week, you don't have to practice, you don't have to come in at 7 in the morning and leave at 11 at night, you don't have to do any of that stuff.
September 23, 2013 |
North Texas visited Oklahoma on opening weekend in 2007 and was clobbered, 79-10. A few days later, sitting in his home office a few blocks from where the wipeout took place, Barry Switzer said North Texas got what it deserved. "They had no game plan for losing," the Sooners' former coach said. By that he meant North Texas kept passing and giving the ball back to Oklahoma. The Mean Green threw the ball 38 times and ran only 31. "When you can't win a game, you need to run the clock," Switzer said.
January 7, 2013 |
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The only quarterback in the stadium Monday night who knew how to defeat Alabama wasn't allowed to take a snap. Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy winner, watched from the stands, perhaps reminiscing about his team's upset win at Tuscaloosa on Nov. 10. Manziel plays for Texas A&M, however, not Notre Dame. Notre Dame's quarterback had no clue, but neither did anyone else in the Fighting Irish traveling party. Forty-four days and nights of biblical hype for this year's Bowl Championship Series title game produced not a classic, but a football flood.
December 17, 2012 |
It seems unlikely that Ron Jaworski will be rooting for Alabama against Notre Dame in the BCS title game on Jan. 7. And it's definitely unlikely that Jaworski wants to ever be in the same room with Alabama Coach Nick Saban. Saban's name is one that comes up frequently when it comes to college coaches making the jump to the NFL next season. Saban coached the Miami Dolphins for a couple of years, and since leaving that job to take the Alabama reins, he has turned the Crimson Tide into an NCAA powerhouse.
December 2, 2012 |
ATLANTA -- No one down here in Southeastern Conference country was surprised Sunday when the final Bowl Championship Series standings confirmed Alabama would be playing Jan. 7 for the national title. The surprise is why the SEC isn't playing the SEC again, just like last season. "Do you think Florida deserves to play for the national title more than Notre Dame?" someone actually asked Alabama Coach Nick Saban on Saturday after his team clinched the SEC with a 32-28 win over Georgia.
November 25, 2012 |
Alabama and Georgia are playing Saturday for the first time since ... 2008. Such is the nature of scheduling in the Southeastern Conference and the quirks of the Bowl Championship Series. Alabama, for example, won the BCS title last season when Georgia won the SEC East. The teams avoided each other in the SEC title game, however, because Alabama made the BCS title game without winning the SEC West. LSU won the division and then defeated Georgia. The Tigers were "rewarded" with a rematch against Alabama that the Tigers lost at the Superdome.