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    Mississippi State plans on keeping Dan Mullen happy in Starkville for as long as possible as the school has just announced a four-year extension for its head football coach. Mullen is now signed with MSU through the 2021 season.


    Mullen, now entering his ninth season with Mississippi State, is now scheduled to make $4.5 million for the 2017 season. In his eight years at the school, Mullen has racked up an overall record of 61-42 with a 28-35 SEC record.


    “Dan has brought unprecedented success to Bulldog football and is one of the elite coaches in the country,” Mississippi State AD John Cohen said in a released statement. “From a school-record seven straight bowl games to our performance in the classroom, he continues to raise the standard of excellence.”
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    If DT Trenton Thompson doesn’t return, Georgia defense has much less bite

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    The future of Trenton Thompson, Georgia’s standout defensive tackle, is up in the air at this point due to an undisclosed health issue.


    Thompson is no longer enrolled after withdrawing for the spring semester. According to an official statement from the school, he suffered “an adverse reaction to medications prescribed specifically for his medical condition.”


    A 6-foot-4, 309-pound monster in the middle of the Bulldogs defense, Thompson totaled 59 tackles — including 9.5 behind the line of scrimmage — in 2016 for coach Kirby Smart. More often than not, D-tackle isn’t necessarily a playmaking position. But as a true sophomore, he tied for the team lead with 5.0 sacks.


    Right now, there’s no timetable for Thompson’s return to UGA. Unfortunately for the Dawgs, it’s fair to wonder if he ever will.


    In the wee hours of Thursday morning, Thompson was picked up by university police upon being spotted wandering aimlessly on a campus road. The police report, which was obtained by the AP, described him as “behaving incoherently.”


    If he were unable to make it back in uniform for the Dawgs, then their status as the team to beat in the East would take a hit. While the offense is led by strong-armed quarterback Jacob Eason and the one-two tailback punch of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, Thompson — a former 5-star signee — may be Smart’s most talented player.


    The school’s statement was quite adamant: Nothing was in Thompson’s system that shouldn’t have been there, period.



    “With respect to last night’s incident, the physical appearance and behavior described in the UGA PD report is solely related to an adverse reaction to medications prescribed specifically for his medical condition. The adverse reaction required emergency transport to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released. Toxicology tests performed at the hospital were negative for OxyContin.”
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    looks like Weinke not Werner. hmm

    Former Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke has joined the University of Alabama football staff as an offensive analyst, The Tuscaloosa News has learned.
    Wenike most recently served as the quarterbacks coach with the St. Louis/L.A. Rams. Before that, he was the head coach at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
    Weinke reunites with junior running back Bo Scarbrough, who played his senior season at IMG Academy.
    Clint Trickett had previously accepted an offensive analyst role with Alabama before receiving a job as the tight ends coach at Florida Atlantic under former UA offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachCB View Post
    If DT Trenton Thompson doesn’t return, Georgia defense has much less bite

    http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/geo...uch-less-bite/



    The future of Trenton Thompson, Georgia’s standout defensive tackle, is up in the air at this point due to an undisclosed health issue.


    Thompson is no longer enrolled after withdrawing for the spring semester. According to an official statement from the school, he suffered “an adverse reaction to medications prescribed specifically for his medical condition.”


    A 6-foot-4, 309-pound monster in the middle of the Bulldogs defense, Thompson totaled 59 tackles — including 9.5 behind the line of scrimmage — in 2016 for coach Kirby Smart. More often than not, D-tackle isn’t necessarily a playmaking position. But as a true sophomore, he tied for the team lead with 5.0 sacks.


    Right now, there’s no timetable for Thompson’s return to UGA. Unfortunately for the Dawgs, it’s fair to wonder if he ever will.


    In the wee hours of Thursday morning, Thompson was picked up by university police upon being spotted wandering aimlessly on a campus road. The police report, which was obtained by the AP, described him as “behaving incoherently.”


    If he were unable to make it back in uniform for the Dawgs, then their status as the team to beat in the East would take a hit. While the offense is led by strong-armed quarterback Jacob Eason and the one-two tailback punch of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, Thompson — a former 5-star signee — may be Smart’s most talented player.


    The school’s statement was quite adamant: Nothing was in Thompson’s system that shouldn’t have been there, period.



    “With respect to last night’s incident, the physical appearance and behavior described in the UGA PD report is solely related to an adverse reaction to medications prescribed specifically for his medical condition. The adverse reaction required emergency transport to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released. Toxicology tests performed at the hospital were negative for OxyContin.”


    This sucks. He will have to enroll in summer classes to make credits missed. Not looking good.
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    a letter from Jonathan Allen, https://www.theplayerstribune.com/jo...bama-football/

    Goodbye, Alabama

    FEB 28 2017
    PHOTO BY KEVIN LILES/THE PLAYERS' TRIBUNE

    JONATHAN ALLEN
    TEAM CAPTAIN / ALABAMA


    Everyone thinks they know Alabama.
    Man — everyone.
    It’s like I don’t even have to ask people. I can already tell what they’re thinking.
    Here, let me try: It’s a boot camp. It’s a recruiting machine. It’s a football factory. It’s a college team in name only. It’s a “win first, everything else second” mentality. It’s a waiting room for the NFL.
    Pretty close, right? And listen … I get it.
    I thought that too.
    The truth is, I wanted that. When I first arrived in Tuscaloosa as a freshman, all I thought about — all I had been thinking about, since the moment I signed with Alabama — was results. I wanted results. I wanted to be great … and that’s it. I wanted to reach my full potential as a football player … no matter what.
    But here’s the thing: I wasn’t thinking beyond the “what.” As an 18-year-old kid, I hadn’t even begun to think about the “how,” or the “why.” I hadn’t begun to consider just how much goes into becoming a professional football player. NFL waiting room? Football factory? I was a little anxious, sure, but for the most part … honestly, that sounded perfect to me at 18.
    It just sounds funny to me at 22.
    And I think that’s because now — having graduated with my degree in December, and having begun to prepare for the NFL draft in April — I can finally see the whole picture. Now, I can see the full difference, between what’s imagined about Alabama and what’s real:
    Everything.
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    Here’s the “how” and the “why” of Alabama football: We’re in this together.
    You probably hear that all the time — but at Bama, I’m telling you, we actually live it.
    I’ll never forget this one moment from early on in my freshman year. All of us are sitting there, in the locker room, right after practice, and we’re hyped up on this big debate. I’m talking big — like People’s Court, locker-room style. Everyone is chiming in, saying their piece. No one’s budging. Before long, the whole thing gets pretty heated — and I mean heated in the dumbest and best way. You know, the way that any good locker-room debate tends to.
    Want to hear the topic? (O.K., but remember … I told you it was dumb.) The topic was: If you split up the Bama roster between the guys who played in the Army All-American Bowl and the guys who played in the Under Armour All-America Game, who would have the better team?
    Think about that for a second. (And yeah, sure, think about how annoying that is.) We’re sitting there, doing a fantasy draft … of our own roster.
    I forget who won the argument — probably whichever team had more linemen. But the reason it sticks with me isn’t because of what it says about the talent we had. (Yo: a lot.) It sticks with me because it’s probably the last time that I can ever remember any of us talking about Bama football in individual terms. Matter of fact, that argument may have been the only time. Otherwise, honestly, no one ever really thought about it like that. All of the accolades that had been won by the dudes in our locker room … all of the records that had been set — none of that stuff mattered to us.
    It’s hard to explain. But, at some point during that first year at Bama, I just … learned.
    I learned that, what we’re trying to accomplish here — it isn’t about those things. You played in an All-Star game? Congratulations. You had coaches around the country falling over themselves to land your commitment? Great. You saw on some website that you’re on NFL radars? I bet you are. But the way that we have success here is by moving past all of that. We don’t dwell on where we’ve been, or worry about where we’re headed. We succeed here by focusing on where we are. And where we are is at Alabama.
    Together.
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    And it’s that togetherness — and how willing guys are, out of the gate, to buy into that group mentality — that usually ends up being the difference at Bama between “making it” and not. Everyone here, and I mean everyone, has the talent to play anywhere. This is a place where high school All-Americas can wind up as backups. Where legit five-star recruits can find themselves playing third-string. And if that sounds crazy, well, for some people, maybe it is. Being totally real: Not everyone is prepared for that when they get here. Some guys, and this is no disrespect, just aren’t ready for that challenge, for a level of football that goes beyond being good enough — and becomes more about being disciplined enough.
    Alabama football is about having the discipline to see yourself as part of a bigger picture.

    When I look back on why I ended up fitting in so well at Alabama, one thing I always come back to is the idea of how I was raised. I was a military brat, through and through, and I was brought up in a classic “military household.” Adoration? Nah. Man, my father gave us chores. He gave us lessons. He gave us responsibility. That’s just how I grew up.
    So when it came time for my recruiting process … I don’t know. There was something about it that I just found myself rejecting on instinct. Something about having total strangers, people who didn’t know me at all, suddenly coming up to me and telling me how great I was, was just never going to appeal to me. It went against everything that I had been raised to value, both in other people and in myself. So I knew I had to keep my recruitment short and sweet — and I ended up only taking one official visit.
    I went to see about this school in Tuscaloosa. Pretty good football program.
    There’s something about Coach Saban that is just ... different.
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    Now — I know this is probably the part that everyone wants to hear about. This is the part that everyone speculates and gossips about on the message boards and all of that. How does Bama get all of these guys to commit? What’s their secret? Does Nick Saban have magical powers? Does he have voodoo-doll versions of the mascots of all of the other SEC schools? Seriously — what’s the deal?
    And the truth is….
    Well, I wish I had something more provocative to share. The truth is, Coach Saban just … got me. He really just got me. The other coaches — honestly, for most people, I don’t even think it occurs to them that someone might not love the recruiting process. I think they figure, you know, Who doesn’t love being the center of attention? Who doesn’t love nonstop positivity, or endless praise? And so I think 99% of recruiting experiences are the same. Very rah-rah, very extra. But there’s something about Coach Saban that, for whatever reason, is just … different. Coach Saban isn’t going to sit there, and put on a big smile, and promise you this and that. He isn’t going to tell you that you’re a surefire starter, or an All-SEC shoo-in, or a first-round NFL pick. He isn’t going tell your mom, “Wow … this has to be the best pot roast I’ve ever had.”
    Actually — you know how I know that? Because Nick Saban turned down my mom’s food. Straight up: Coach came over to our house for a recruiting visit. And my mom, knowing we were having company over, had done some home cooking. So, of course, when Coach walked in the door, my mom offered him some dinner. And wanna know what coach said to Mom?
    “I already ate.”
    He said thank you, but no thank you, he already ate. He hit her with the already ate. And all joking aside — Coach was incredibly polite, and I share that story purely out of love — it was a pretty telling moment for me. In this weird way, it told me everything that I needed to know about about Coach Saban’s intentions. And what I mean by that is: Coach Saban hadn’t come over to put on a show, or to flatter us, or to tell us what he thought we wanted to hear. He didn’t make some big sales pitch, or promise the moon. He didn’t promise a starting spot, or SEC dominance, or national titles, or NFL riches — none of that. Truthfully, Coach didn’t promise me a thing. But what he did do was sit across from me … and answer every single one of my questions … and treat me like an adult.
    And that’s what I was looking for.
    That’s what I was looking for in a coach, and in a team, and in a school.
    And that’s what I found.

    I think a lot of people get confused, though. They get it twisted. I think people assume, because of the famously tough love that our program is built on, that there is no love. People assume, because the standard here every year is perfection, that there is no tolerance for imperfection. And most of all: People assume, because there are such expectations of success at Alabama … that there is no patience for failure.
    They’re wrong.
    Losing to Clemson in the national championship game was the toughest thing that I’ve ever experienced on a football field
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    Losing to Clemson in the national championship game was the toughest thing that I’ve ever experienced on a football field. To lose a national title on the last play … in the last game of your college career … it took the wind out of me when it happened. And it still almost takes the wind out of me, even to write about it now.
    But it happened.
    One second we were winning, and the next, it was just … over. There was no chance to get ourselves up off the mat, and come back at them with a touchdown drive of our own. There was no chance to regroup, and show our mettle by returning the next week with a big win. And for me — and for the rest of the seniors — there wasn’t even a chance to dig down deep, and work 10 times harder in the offseason, and bring that trophy back to where it belongs. For me … that was it. We went 51–6 over my four years at Alabama. Fifty-one and six. Fifty-one W’s, and six L’s. But for all of that … we were still, somehow, going to end our careers on a one-game losing streak.
    It didn’t make any sense. I didn’t know what to do. I know everyone thinks of Bama as this big, bad Goliath-type figure. Like we’re the Darth Vader of college football, floating above the SEC in our Death Star or something. And I know when we lost that game, from the outside looking in, people saw it as this happy ending, this feel-good story — with the “scrappy underdog” coming from behind to beat the “faceless villain.” I get it. Trust me, I get it. Everyone who suits up for Alabama gets it, and understands it, and knows what the deal is. But man … sitting there, on the field in Tampa, watching those Clemson guys celebrate … knowing it was all over … knowing it was time to say goodbye to this part of my life that has meant so much to me, and that has helped to make me into the man I am today … I didn’t feel like the villain that night.
    PHOTO BY MARK J. REBILAS/USA TODAY SPORTS

    I just felt bad.
    For myself, sure, but not even that. Mostly, I just felt bad knowing how much our loss affected everyone around me. I thought about our fans, who had spent their hard earned money to come all the way down to Florida to be there for us. I thought about everyone back home, in Tuscaloosa and throughout the state: this amazing community of people that — off-season, preseason, regular season, postseason, you name it — shows up for us all year long. I thought about our staff of coaches, and trainers, and professors, and administrators: people who work so hard to make sure that — both in football, and in life — our guys are put in the best position possible to succeed. I thought about our incredible freshmen, who had done so much growing up over the course of the season, and who had to take this year’s loss without getting to experience last year’s win. And I thought about all of the other seniors: these great, great players who had become like family to me — and who, like me, would never play another down for the Crimson Tide.
    You try to have perspective in football — you try to have perspective in everything. But walking off that field … after that game … thinking about that stuff … man. Perspective felt pretty impossible. It was hard to think about anything else.
    And that’s when Coach Saban — the man who walked into my house four years ago and gave it to me straight, and who hasn’t stopped giving it to me that way since — gathered us all in the locker room and told us something I’ll never forget. Coach is the kind of guy who can look an entire room in the eye at once. And that’s what he did in that moment. He looked at our whole team … and then he paused for a second.
    And then he said: “One game doesn’t define you.”
    Coach Saban isn’t going to sit there, and put on a big smile, and promise you this and that. He isn’t going tell your mom, “Wow ... this has to be the best pot roast I’ve ever had.”
    JONATHAN ALLEN
    PHOTO BY KIM KLEMEN/USA TODAY SPORTS

    Now, you might be sitting there, reading this letter, and thinking, I don’t know — that sounds like a pretty throwaway line. You might be thinking about how that just sounds like one of those … Things That Coaches Tell Their Players. Like some tired old football clichť. And the truth is: Spoken by anyone else, yeah, you might be right. It probably would be.
    But that’s what makes Coach Saban the coach he is, and what makes this program the program that it will always be. We’ve somehow developed a culture here at Alabama — even with all of the hype that comes with college football — that is based on being real with each other. No bluster. No egos. No worrying about what the rest of the country is up to. Just football … and family … and the reality that we’re in this together.
    And so, when someone at Alabama tells you, “We want you in Tuscaloosa” — that means you get yourself to Tuscaloosa. And when someone at Alabama tells you, “Hey, good job” — that means you did a good-ass job. And when one of the greatest coaches in the history of football tells you, “One game doesn’t define you” — then, man, you can rest assured, there’s no clichť about it: One game doesn’t define you.
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    People on the outside probably imagined us getting chewed out after the Clemson game. Our coach, yelling at us, after we failed to execute. Our fan base, turning against us, after we came up short. But what actually happened that night couldn’t be further from those things. Here’s the truth: The night that I felt most loved, and most supported, by the supposed “win first, everything else second” Alabama football community….
    Was after a loss.

    I’m leaving Alabama with my head held high.
    I’m leaving with three straight SEC titles, three straight NCAA playoff appearances, two straight national championship game appearances and one national title.
    But I’m also leaving with so much more. I’m leaving with dozens of brothers — guys who are going to be my brothers for life. I’m leaving with a degree in financial planning that will empower me to take control of my future. And most of all, I’m leaving with no fears or doubts about what I’m capable of as I move on to this next chapter.
    I’ve taken four years worth of econ tests (sometimes brutal), eaten four years worth of BBQ (usually awesome), and — let’s face it — beaten four years worth of teammates at 2K (always satisfying).
    And yeah, I played some football. And now I’m heading off to play some more.
    But I’ll never forget where I came from.
    PHOTO BY KEVIN LILES/THE PLAYERS' TRIBUNE

    To every Crimson Tide fan out there: You are what makes this place special. Thank you, for everything, from the bottom of my heart.
    To next year’s team: You are a tough, talented group. Now go finish what we started.
    And finally, to Coach Saban: You were right — One game doesn’t define you.
    But one decision can.
    And in my case, I’m proud to say, one has.
    I decided to come to Alabama.
    Roll Tide.


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    That's a great letter from J. Allen. He's a military brat, and you can tell he was raised right.

    I'm reading Saban's most recent book, about 2/3rd finished. It's an outstanding read.
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    as Najee Harris' recruitment was the showcase one in 2017 next year's will be Zamir White. Personally I think he ends up with Kirby in Athens but Rivals did a nice piece on the recruiting war that will take place for his signature between his home school, UNC, and the 3 out of state ones (Bama, Clemson, Georgia). I put Bama in 4th place out of these 4 with the predicted order as UGA, UNC, CLEM, BAMA.

    here are a few snipets from the article:

    The Situation: White is one of the nationís top overall players regardless of position and schools have been jockeying to land his commitment for more than a year. But with a June decision date approaching fast, White recently trimmed his list to four schools: North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Clemson.

    North Carolina: ďNorth Carolina has a few things going for it in its pursuit of Zamir White. In no particular order: Given that White is from Laurinburg, North Carolina, he's surrounded by Carolina fans from a town that has produced quite a few Tar Heels in the past. He grew up a UNC fan and has been to Chapel Hill many times.

    Georgia: ďGeorgia's move to take a single back in 2017 and opting to turn away Rivals250 prospect Toneil Carter may end up looking quite astute if the Bulldogs are able to reel in Zamir White. The depth chart going forward is quite favorable, and Georgia just got back-to-back visits from the five-star ball carrier. Any school could use 'Zeus,' but Georgia may need him the most.

    Alabama: ďAlabama has done a great job of recruiting elite running backs to Tuscaloosa since Nick Saban's arrival. It doesn't hurt that Alabama has two Heisman Trophy winners at the position in Mark Ingram and Derrick Henry. Alabama signed two elite backs in the 2017 class, including the No. 1 overall player in the Rivals100, Najee Harris. White has taken a few visits to Alabama. He was in Tuscaloosa this past weekend for Junior Day.

    Clemson: ďGeorgia and Alabama own the momentum, as evidenced by his trail of visits. So Clemson has work to do, specifically in closing the gap those two forged with Whiteís mother. Multiple contacts close to the prospect have long insisted White intends to stay close enough for his family to watch him play. Clemsonís case is built upon being the best of both worlds Ė itís the closest option with the best football program. Plus, the Tigers have taken just two scholarship running backs the last three classes



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    RT, did you see the OL at IMG Academy? 6'9 395lbs!!!


    Alabama: Former Alabama safety Nick Perry has joined the staff as a defensive graduate assistant, according to AL.com. Perry last played at Alabama in 2014 and spent a little time in the NFL.


    Florida Atlantic: Monte Kiffin will join the FAU staff in a role to be determined, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. The 77-year-old Kiffin was most recently a defensive assistant with the Jaguars and has previously worked unde Lane Kiffin at Tennessee and USC.
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    Myles Garrett's Combine is bizarroworld stuff

    33 reps, 4.6 40, >40" vertical, 10'8" broad ...

    dude is a damn alien
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    New Rivals 250 for the 2018 recruiting class released today. I'm sure this will post like shit will the site issues but will try to post the 20 5-stars. Once final rankings released in Jan 2018 there will be 30-35 5-stars. # Name Pos Location Stars Ht Wt School1 Trevor Lawrence QB Cartersville, GA Cartersville6'5" 200 Clemson2 Patrick Surtain DB Plantation, FL American Heritage6'2" 183 List3 Xavier Thomas DE Bradenton, FL IMG Academy6'3" 263 List4 Jackson Carman OL Fairfield, OH Fairfield6'6" 305 List5 Micah Parsons DE Harrisburg, PA Harrisburg6'3" 235 Penn State6 Jalen Hall WR Los Angeles, CA Augustus Hawkins6'3" 182 List7 Zamir White RB Laurinburg, NC Scotland County6'0" 205 List8 Matt Corral QB Long Beach, CAPoly6'2" 185 USC9 Jamaree Salyer OL Atlanta, GA Pace Academy6'4" 305 List10 Tyreke Johnson DB Jacksonville, FLTrinity International6'1" 177 List11 Cade Mays OL Knoxville, TN Catholic6'5" 300 Tennessee12 Amon-Ra St. Brown WR Santa Ana, CA Mater Dei6'1" 187 List13 James Cook RB Miami, FL Miami Central5'11" 181 Florida State14 Emory Jones QB Franklin, GA Heard County6'4" 179 Ohio State15 K.J. Henry DE Clemmons, NC West Forsyth6'5" 220 List16 Lorenzo Lingard RB Orange City, FL University High School6'0" 180 Miami (FL)17 Palaie Gaoteote LB Las Vegas, NV Bishop Gorman6'2" 220 USC18 Taron Vincent DT Bradenton, FL IMG Academy6'3" 285 List19 Justyn Ross WR Phenix City, AL Central6'4" 195 List20 Anthony Cook DB Houston, TX Lamar6'1" 170 List
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    Zamir White is a must get for UGA. He is committing this summer. UGA v Clemson v Bama
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albatross View Post
    Zamir White is a must get for UGA. He is committing this summer. UGA v Clemson v Bama
    don't worry about Bama. He will choose b/w UGA (most likely destination), Clemson, and UNC. My thoughts on him were up above (post #107)
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    How about the SEC in the tourney? Anyone watch the ending of the UF/Wisky game?
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    Kentucky: Mark Stoops has received a 2-year contract extension through 2021. The contract is worth $3.5 million this year, with $250,000 increases each year. Stoops is 19-30 in four years, coming off his first bowl appearance and a 7-6 record.


    Texas A&M: Former Middle Tennessee defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix has joined the A&M staff as a defensive analyst, according to TexAgs. Nix spent the last five years at MTSU and was previously the defensive coordinator at Ole Miss.

    How does Tyrone Nix not have an on-field assistant job??
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    Alabama: Former Ole Miss offensive coordinator / quarterbacks Dan Werner will officially join Alabama as an offensive analyst, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Werner spent the last five years at Ole Miss, including two wins over Alabama in the last three years.


    Lane Kiffin isn’t running the FAU offense, and it’s been an adjustment as spring camp opened. Offensive coordinator Kendal Briles has that role.

    “That’s really kind of the difference this time from the other head coaching jobs is not running the offense,” Kiffin told reporters. “This is the first time I’ve ever been in practice I haven’t called the plays the whole time, as the head coach or as an assistant.”

    That meant more time walking around, chatting with players and looking at all aspects of the team.

    “That was strange, but that’s done on purpose so I can leave offense and I can go defense and special teams and have a better grasp on everything,” Kiffin said.




    - As for Kendal Briles, FAU’s president says the school vetted him and didn’t find any specific issues related to any role in the Baylor sexual assault scandal.

    “We didn’t find anything that we would be concerned about at that time,” John Kelly told the Sun-Sentinel.

    Asked about Briles’ name appearing in a lawsuit, Kelly said “Until somebody comes up with some legal proof of something, we have nothing to work on. It’s a media story at this moment.”
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    Coach, the ONLY legitimate thread on this forum is yours. Maybe you need to kiss some mods ass to get the "BUMPS" given to all these other threads. 92,000 for a thread and you with the only post with merit with an amazing 5.000 or so.

    I love this place, but I also post at other sites. I guarantee you at Covers the count is not inflated....should be here also.

    You deserve better................
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachCB View Post
    How about the SEC in the tourney? Anyone watch the ending of the UF/Wisky game?
    One SEC team for sure....Florida or SC in the Final Four and maybe (two) if Kentucky can find a way to knock-off NC. Who ever would have thought this would be possible earlier in the season....Such is college basketball now days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    Coach, the ONLY legitimate thread on this forum is yours. Maybe you need to kiss some mods ass to get the "BUMPS" given to all these other threads. 92,000 for a thread and you with the only post with merit with an amazing 5.000 or so.

    I love this place, but I also post at other sites. I guarantee you at Covers the count is not inflated....should be here also.

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    CL, what other sites are you posting on? I post on a few Gator message boards, but that's about it.
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    Texas A&M: Per source, former East Carolina outside linebackers coach Duane Price has joined the Texas A&M staff as a defensive quality control assistant. Price coached at ECU from 2010-15. He is a College Station native and coached at a high school in the town.

    Some spring games coming up later next week and the following week.....
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    not a bad snag for UNC.....

    Former LSU QB Brandon Harris commits to North Carolina

    ANDREW OLSON | 17 HOURS AGO








    Brandon Harris is heading to the ACC to finish his career.
    The former LSU quarterback shared a statement on Facebook announcing his commitment to North Carolina:


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    pretty damn slow for a CB....

    Stock fading? Florida CB Teez Tabor struggles again in 40-yard dash

    https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/fl...sh-uf-pro-day/

    Teez Tabor timed at 4.73, 4.75, 4.77 in the 40 from scouts here in Gainesville. #Gators

    The stopwatches at team pro days are notoriously quick, as both teams and players would stand to benefit from their draftees’ success. Not even the best of conditions could help Tabor, however, as every measurement since that first run at the Combine has clocked in even slower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolltide View Post
    pretty damn slow for a CB....

    Stock fading? Florida CB Teez Tabor struggles again in 40-yard dash


    https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/fl...sh-uf-pro-day/

    Teez Tabor timed at 4.73, 4.75, 4.77 in the 40 from scouts here in Gainesville. #Gators

    The stopwatches at team pro days are notoriously quick, as both teams and players would stand to benefit from their draftees’ success. Not even the best of conditions could help Tabor, however, as every measurement since that first run at the Combine has clocked in even slower.
    That kid cost himself a shit-ton of money w/ his combine and pro day workouts. He was a 1st round lock this time last year. He needs to shut his mouth and train a little harder!
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    Another SDS article:

    5 Auburn Freshman that could standout:

    https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/au...shine-in-2017/



    1. Chandler Wooten
    Position: LB
    Height: 6-2
    Weight: 225 pounds
    Skinny: Wooten, a 3-star prospect, was by no means Auburnís most highly rated recruit in the 2017 class. That hasnít stopped him from making a positive impression on the coaching staff since arriving on the Plains in January.
    ďHe made some plays the first two days that donít look like a freshman getting ready for his prom,Ē defensive coordinator Kevin Steele told oanow.com when asked about Wootenís progress this spring.
    Itís looking like the 6-2 225-pound linebacker from Kennesaw, Ga., might have a chance to push for playing time at one of the outside linebacker positions. Itís not likely that he will start considering Auburn returns starters Treí and Darrell Williams.

    Still, look for Wooten to have a chance to earn a role on special teams and see some snaps on defense at some point in 2017.


    2. Markaviest Bryant

    Position: DE
    Height: 6-4
    Weight: 226 pounds
    Skinny: Unlike Wooten, Bryant was one of the stars of Auburnís 2017 recruiting class. The 4-star defensive end from Cordele, Ga., chose the Tigers over Alabama, Georgia and LSU.
    Bryant wonít enroll until the summer, but he is fully expected to make an impact at some point in 2017. The former Under Armour All-American has nice burst off the edge, and his athleticism should allow him to compete for snaps at the Buck linebacker position vacated by former standout Carl Lawson.
    At only 226 pounds, Bryant needs to add weight and strength this summer if he wants to be more than a pass-rush specialist early in his career. If he can manage to get to 235-240 pounds, he would give himself a better chance to make a more complete impact in 2017.


    3. Calvin Ashley

    Position: OT
    Height: 6-6
    Weight: 310 pounds
    Skinny: Ashley wonít enroll at Auburn until the summer as well. Similarly to Bryant, Ashley has the talent to make an early impact despite his late enrollment.
    Ashley was a 5-star prospect who was the No. 6 rated offensive tackle in the 2017 recruiting class. At 6-6, 310 pounds, he already has the ideal size for an SEC offensive tackle. With Austin Golsonís move from right tackle to center last season, Auburn struggled to replace him.
    On top of that, starting left tackle Robert Leff graduated, so Ashley should have every chance to earn a starting spot early on. The only thing that could put a hitch in that development would be the potential addition of Cal grad transfer Aaron Cochran.
    Cochran is a 6-8, 350-pound mammoth who appeared in 28 games with 16 starts for Cal. Ashley has more talent than the former 3-star, but Cochranís experience could play a factor if there is a competition in fall camp.


    4. Malik Willis

    Position: QB
    Height: 6-1
    Weight: 185 pounds
    Skinny: Jarrett Sitdham is the Auburn quarterback who has received all the hype, but Willis has shined in the early portion of spring practice.
    Willis wasnít a highly rated recruit coming out of Atlanta, Ga., but the former 3-star athlete has made strides since arriving in January.
    ďHeís a stud, thereís no doubt about it,Ē center Golson told Auburn Undercover when asked about Willis. ďHeís going to be really good. He kind of reminds me a lot of Nick Marshall.Ē
    Thatís high praise for the true freshman considering the type of impact Marshall had on Auburnís offense in 2013 and 2014. There is no guarantee that Willis will even see the field in 2017. If he continues to impress like he has in spring practice, however, it is possible.


    5. Bill Taylor

    Position: LS
    Height: 6-4
    Weight: 235 pounds
    Skinny: This is strictly speculation, but Bill Taylor is an extremely talented long-snapper. The Tigers have Ike Powell returning for one more season, so itíll be tough for Taylor to earn playing time.
    Still, Taylor was the N0. 2 overall long-snapper in the country according to 247Sports. He was suppose to blue shirt for the 2017 season, but coach Gus Malzahn decided to bring him on board after seeing him snap live.
    That speaks volumes for Taylorís chances of earning playing time in 2017. Donít be surprised if you donít hear his name at any point in his Auburn career.
    That would just mean that he was doing his job effectively.
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    Happy to see a long long-snapper is one of the barn's 5 key incoming freshman

    Tennessee: Per source, former Cleveland Browns outside linebackers coach Ryan Slowik has joined Tennessee as a defensive analyst. Slowik spent one year with the Browns and has also coached with the Jets, Cardinals, Broncos and more. See the full list of full-time coaches moving to off-field jobs here.
    Tennessee: Former Georgia State defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator Eric Lewis has joined the Tennessee staff as a quality control assistant, according to 247Sports. Lewis spent two years at Georgia State and previously coached at Buffalo, Weber State and Eastern Michigan.
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    LSU opening a "beer garden" - test case for rest of SEC?


    Sneaking alcohol into SEC football games is about as American as apple pie, but LSU is leading the charge to make sure patrons can have their brews legally this fall.


    A report from the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report states that LSU plans to move forward on building an in-stadium beer garden for fans, a move that is unprecedented in the SEC.


    While talking to the Business Report, a university spokesperson made no secret of the university’s enthusiasm towards the project:


    “We are aggressively working to have it in place in the fall,” says LSU Spokesman Ernie Ballard. “But we are still working through everything to make it happen.”

    SEC regulations have kept legal alcohol sales out of their stadiums, but the success of other programs have led to revenue streams that are hard to ignore. The Texas Longhorns, who recently allowed alcohol sales in their stadium, have seen sales of 1.3 million dollars bolster their bottom line.


    This beer garden would exploit a technicality in the SEC rules by consolidating all taps in one area, as opposed to making beer available at all concession stands in the stadium. LSU will be a test case for any other SEC schools, and the success of the project could see other schools give the idea a test run as well.
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