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Cancel the All-Points Bulletin. The Alabama offense was located Saturday night, safe and secure, according to columnist Doug Segrest.
During the Bryan Harsin Era on the Plains, Auburn has forged an identity around disappearances somewhere between the second and third quarter. The Tigers experienced a joyful reversal of the trend Saturday, says columnist Doug Segrest.
We should get a sweep by Alabama, Auburn and Jacksonville State. Auburn, in particular, really needs a win, even though most years a 2-1 record wouldn't be cause for the type of alarm we're seeing on the Plains.
AUBURN — Typically, horror movies don’t take over local television stations until October starts, but on Saturday, CBS made an exception.
"Are you going to play to that standard on a consistent basis?" Nick Saban asked his team this week. Alabama moved closer to what Saban wanted, and as a result, the Tide smacked Louisiana Monroe 63-7.
The lead was comfortable, even if the performance didn’t match. Just a week after a near loss at Texas, No. 2 Alabama was well out in front.
The Big Ten conference came to The Plains for the first time in history, only to be greeted by a sea of orange, an electric Jordan-Hare Stadium and one of college football’s best pregame traditions.
Alabama eases into this week after last week's scare in Texas. Auburn and Jacksonville State have their toughest matchups so far this season.
All T.J. Finley needed Saturday night was a little confidence boost. A chance to turn a little adversity into opportunity.
Columnist Doug Segrest: "The unranked Longhorns, an SEC member in waiting, outplayed No. 1 Alabama for three quarters on a steamy, humid Austin afternoon, only to fall in a way that only a true Tide rival can."
Eschewing the normal big-name/neutral-site opener, preseason No. 1 Alabama kicked off 2022 in the loud, LED-lit confines of Bryant-Denny Stadium with a 55-0 thumping of Utah State.
After JSU was led to believe it would be eligible for the ASUN Conference football championship, that changed this past Wednesday.
"I'm confused," JSU coach Rich Rodriguez said after Saturday's win. "Aren't you?"
Jacksonville State opened the Rich Rodriguez era by running away from No. 10-ranked Stephen F. Austin 42-17 on Saturday, and it would've been worse had the weather not intervened. Rodriguez promised a tempo offense, and he delivered earlier than we anticipated.
Since Rich Rodriguez was hired in November 2021 to coach JSU football, he's been pretty open about how he plans for the Gamecocks to play and function. It won't be the same JSU football we've seen in the past.
ATLANTA — The ASUN sponsored its inaugural football media day event Friday, and there was this fun little moment early in the program.
Given a national forum at SEC Media Days, Auburn's Bryan Harsin was clear, concise and straightforward. This wasn't the limp-handshake guy he appeared to be at this time a year ago. About the attempted coup to get rid of him, Harsin said: "It didn't work."
The last time Alabama played a non-Auburn in-state school? You have to go back to 1944. Alabama played at Samford and won 63-7. The Tide never has played UAB. Or Jacksonville State. If you think that should change, Nick Saban might agree with you.
Oxford softball fans got a chance to see the best teams the sport can offer, including Team USA and Japan, the top two squads in the world. They'll face off next week in the World Games. Wouldn't it be nice if they could play in the 2024 Olympics?
Imagine Ross Chastain winning a Cup Series race at Talladega, smashing a lemon on the pavement, and then picking up a piece and chewing on it in his post-race interview. It doesn't have the same appeal as a watermelon.