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Nick Saban’s cussing praise of Bama’s best defensive back is excellent

The end of the college football offseason is when the “best player in the country” lists start coming out. A lot of folks are giving that early mantle to Florida State safety Derwin James, who is indeed great. But James might not even be the best defensive back this year. One could argue it will be Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick. Nick Saban, who is not usually one for effusive public praise of his own players, said of Fitzpatrick during a press availability on Wednesday: Fitzpatrick is great during practice, per Saban, and that’s not surprising, because he’s really great during games. The former five-star recruit in the class of 2015 emerged for the Tide last year, when he worked some at safety

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Football Polls - Week Final (Jan. 10)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Clemson
  • 2. Alabama
  • 3. USC
  • 4. Washington
  • 5. Oklahoma
  • 6. Ohio State
  • 7. Penn State
  • 8. Florida State
  • 9. Wisconsin
  • 10. Michigan
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Clemson
  • 2. Alabama
  • 3. Oklahoma
  • 4. Washington
  • 5. USC
  • 6. Ohio State
  • 7. Penn State
  • 8. Florida State
  • 9. Wisconsin
  • 10. Michigan

Browns Training Camp 2017: Day 15 Clips and Quips

Day 15 of Cleveland Browns training camp concluded on Tuesday, and you can find our full Day 15 recap here. None of the players were up for interviews; instead, before practice, all three of the team’s coordinators spoke. We covered special teams coordinator Chris Tabor here, and will get to defensive coordinator Gregg Williams soon. This recap will check out what Hue Jackson and run game coordinator Kirby Wilson had to say. Hue Jackson After physical practices on Sunday and Monday and being pissed off a couple of days ago, Jackson came full circle (as I think anyone could have predicted) by complimenting his team’s effort and giving them the night off from meetings. But he stressed that the

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Year of the QB could cut both ways for Alabama

With the exception of one weird, single-digit, rough-and-tumble game against LSU on Nov. 5, 2011, Alabama doesn’t make a habit out of losing by virtue of defense and running the football. Rather, the losses come almost exclusively as the result of quality quarterback play. Think of all-conference talents such as Deshaun Watson, Chad Kelly, Johnny Manziel and Cam Newton carving up Nick Saban’s defense. Or recall career-type performances from Cardale Jones, Trevor Knight, Bo Wallace and Stephen Garcia. Since 2010, quarterbacks who have beaten Alabama have averaged 243.8 yards per game, 64.9 percent completions and a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 5.2 to 1. By comparison, losing quarterbacks

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Day 16: we want (pick your team here)!

A few weeks ago, our very own John Sayler recalled that one time (at band camp) where UW fans wanted ‘Bama. We all know how that turned out. But this is a new season in a new year with a new (kinda) team. Husky fans are understandably optimistic about the product that Chris Petersen and staff are bringing to the field. With a top 10 ranking, a Heisman candidate QB, an offensive line stocked with NFL prospects and a defense as stingy as ever, there doesn’t seem to be any team in the nation that UW can’t at least compete with. Unfortunately, the UW out-of-conference schedule leaves something to be desired. All of us know that simply winning all three of our matchups against Rutgers, Fresno State

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Austin Webster Reflecting 'True Grit' In Team Attitude

Senior Austin Webster's (with football) example earned him a captaincy even before his scholarship this month. In December 2016, junior wide receiver Austin Webster made history while getting selected as the first walk-on captain on a Notre Dame football team. “Grit” has become maybe the most popular word in head coach Brian Kelly’s lexicon this year, and nobody better manifested the traits of attitude, leadership and maximizing performance than Webster, who saw some action on special teams in 2016.

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Men's Basketball Polls - Week Final (Apr 4)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Villanova
  • 2. Gonzaga
  • 3. Kansas
  • 4. Arizona
  • 5. Kentucky
  • 6. North Carolina
  • 7. Duke
  • 8. UCLA
  • 9. Oregon
  • 10. Louisville
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. North Carolina
  • 2. Gonzaga
  • 3. Oregon
  • 4. Kansas
  • 5. Kentucky
  • 6. South Carolina
  • 7. Arizona
  • 8. Villanova
  • 9. UCLA
  • 10. Florida

Wisconsin takes trip Down Under with team in transition

The last time Wisconsin took a foreign trip it was the summer before the first of two straight Final Four appearances.

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New Jersey point guard Jalen Carey to make visit to Kansas in September

Jalen Carey, a 6-foot-4 senior point guard from Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, N.J., will visit Kansas Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, his dad revealed to Zagsblog.com on Thursday. Carey, the No. 52-ranked player in the recruiting Class of 2018 by Rivals.com, will travel to Miami on Aug. 25-27,

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Can the Eagles get back to the NCAA tournament in 2017?

Boston College soccer has enjoyed success over the last few years with both individual players and team success. Alejandro Bedoya, Charlie Davies, Kyle Bekker, and Zeiko Lewis have all seen great success in their time at the Heights which has led to Bekker and Lewis becoming first round picks in the

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Syracuse basketball's Matthew Moyer shines in USA East Coast win over Spain

Syracuse, N.Y. -- After struggling in USA East Coast's first game in Spain, Syracuse basketball forward Matthew Moyer showed his versatility in the team's second game on its four-game tour. Moyer, a 6-foot-8 redshirt freshman, scored 13 points as USA East Coast trounced the Spanish Select team

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