College Football Playoff: Alabama, Clemson, Michigan & Washington in the Driver’s Seat
The College Football Playoff Committee will soon release their first rankings for the 2016 season. Unless they’ve been watching a completely different season, it’ll be Alabama, Michigan, Clemson and Washington, probably in that order as well, that are in the playoff spots.
Trevor Knight Trying to Become the First Quarterback to Beat Alabama & Nick Saban Twice
There hasn’t been a lot of losing at Alabama since Nick Saban took over as head coach, especially to the same team. Texas A&M with transfer quarterback Trevor Knight will try to be the first team to beat the Crimson Tide this season, while Knight attempts to become the first starting quarterback to beat Alabama twice.
College Football: When Will the Undefeated Teams Lose
There are 11 undefeated teams in college football as we head into week 7. Trying to figure out when each of them (if at all) will lose for the first time suggests that Alabama, Clemson and Washington look very likely to run the table in their conference, while both Michigan and Ohio State can go into their rivalry game undefeated to close out the regular season.
LSU & Les Miles Demise Began The Day They Got Crushed by Alabama & Nick Saban in the National Championship Game
Where did it all go wrong for LSU and Les Miles? If one would be forced to pinpoint a moment on the timeline, it would have to be the BCS championship game on January 9, 2012, when Nick Saban and Alabama shutout the Tigers to claim the title. Things just haven’t been the same since then.
The Highest Paid State Employee in the United States? Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach
A perfect example of just how big of a business college football has become is the salaries of head coaches. For example, Nick Saban, the head coach of Alabama, is the highest paid state employee, not just in the state of Alabama, but in the entire United States.
Most BCS/New Year’s Six Bowl Game Appearances 2008-2015
In another attempt to determine the most dominant programs in College Football over the last 8 seasons, we took a look at the number of major bowl game appearances for schools since 2008, which means either a BCS Bowl or a New Year’s Six Bowl Game since the era of the College Football Playoff was ushered in. We narrowed the list down to six schools with at least 4 such appearances. The Pac-12 is the only conference with two on the list, which could suggest quality, or simply parity.
NFL Rumors – Cowboys, Seahawks & Panthers Slightly Interested in Drafting Derrick Henry
An interesting example of how college excellence doesn’t always excite NFL scouts is Derrick Henry, the Heisman winner and champion out of Alabama, who is getting very little interest from teams as we get closer to the draft, with the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers bringing him in for visits out of curiosity, and not genuine interest.
NFL Rumors – Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, San Diego Chargers & Houston Texans Interested in Drafting Jarran Reed
Part of this fantastic quality & depth class of defensive linemen is Jarran Reed coming out Alabama, picking up a lot of interest, including from the likes of the Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, San Diego Chargers and New York Jets.
NFL Rumors – Bears, Ravens, Rams & Bills Interested in Drafting Reggie Ragland
There are a lot of teams thinking of taking linebacker Reggie Ragland out of Alabama in the first round. The most serious about him could be the Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams, but others, like the Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings & Indianapolis Colts are also in the picture.
NFL Rumors – Panthers, Jets & Lions Interested in Drafting A’Shawn Robinson
Alabama could have three or four defensive players selected in the first round of the NFL draft. One of them is A’Shawn Robinson, a defensive tackle who so far has the Carolina Panthers, New York Jets and Detroit Lions interested.