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AL.com All-Access: You have to put a stake in Alabama's heart in January | AL.com

Mon Dec 11 07:04:56 EST 2017 | AL
You can call it the power of the brand, but to be more specific, it's the power of consistency. Alabama gets the benefit of the doubt - like earning the fourth and final playoff spot - by earning it week after week, month after month, year after year in the Nick Saban era. The Crimson Tide can do something new this postseason and set a record that once again demonstrates that power. No team that's lost a game as late as Nov. 25 has gone on to win the national championship in the BCS/playoff era...

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You can call it the power of the brand, but to be more specific, it's the power of consistency. Alabama gets the benefit of the doubt - like earning the fourth and final playoff sp..
Now that the SEC coaching carousel has stopped spinning, after a dizzying and record pace, one question has to be asked: Who won? The outside-the-box answer: Auburn. It's easy to c..
Which championship game would you like to see the most? The College Football Playoff semifinals on Jan. 1 between Oklahoma (12-1) and Georgia (12-1) in the Rose Bowl Game and ..
File-This Dec. 2, 2017, file photo shows Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) dropping back to pass in the first half of the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football..
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Clemson fans celebrate in Clemson, S.C,, after a touchdown as they watch the broadcast of the NCAA college football playoff championship ga..
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — This is Clemson coach Dabo Swinney's favorite time of the year — his league champion Tigers primed for bowl practice and ready to chase a national title. "This..
We have some bad news. It happened months ago, but there is a chance you were not paying attention when the Poinsettia Bowl passed away back in January. If you need to sit down or ..
We have some bad news. It happened months ago, but there is a chance you were not paying attention when the Poinsettia Bowl passed away back in January. If you need to sit down or ..
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The University of? Tennessee's circuitous head-coaching search, which has taken on just about every twist imaginable, is nearing an end, as the Volunteers are f..
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Braden Smith leads four Auburn players named to All-America teams by the Associated Press. The senior offensive guard was a first team selection while running back Kerryon Johnson,..
Add another unanimous All-American to Alabama's list. Minkah Fitzpatrick completed the set Wednesday when he made the fifth official All-American team to gain unanimous status. The..
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The 2017-18 college football bowl season begins Saturday, and that means the same debates that have tugged at the college football postseason for the last several years are going t..
Three Alabama players were named to AP All-American teams on Monday. Like the Walter Camp All-American team that was released last week, defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick is the Cr..
By David Ching, special to AL.com Auburn has played nine games this season and out-rebounded its opponent in all nine despite missing its top big man. The Tigers have yet to play a..
Georgia coach Kirby Smart had an unexpected visitor before the SEC championship game against Auburn on Dec. 2. "I thought it was hilarious Bo Jackson came up to me before the game,..
For the record, Tre Williams is healthy. The Auburn linebacker said he is ready to go when the Tigers face Scott Frost and Central Florida in the Peach Bowl on Jan. 1. William..
Last year’s college football final was a true heavyweight bout. The Alabama defense had been utterly dominant all season and even reconfigured from the previous year to make a toug..
Auburn softball will play 32 teams that made the NCAA Tournament last season. The Tigers announced their 56-game regular season slate on Wednesday, which includes 33 games at Jane ..
Of the 27 NFL tight ends who have caught at least five touchdown passes in their rookie seasons, O.J. Howard of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the only one who's played in the pa..
NEW YORK — Forever still and stolid, the Heisman Trophy might need some updated engineering. It probably needs moving parts, and possibly a suitcase. With 21st-century quarterbacks..
The Appalachian State football team is coming all the way down Interstate 65 this year, and the Toledo Rockets are going to meet the Mountaineers in Mobile. Appalachian State ..
The Associated Press All-America teams. FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback — Baker Mayfield, senior, Oklahoma. Running backs — Bryce Love, junior, Stanford; Rashaad Penny, senior, San ..
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football. The bras..
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college f..
Former Alabama All-American AJ McCarron threw his first passes in an NFL regular-season game in almost two years on Sunday. With the Cincinnati Bengals carrying a 5-7 record into t..
Where there was joy in Tuscaloosa, other emotions were felt in Columbus, Ohio where the Buckeyes were shut out. In Atlanta for the College Football Awards Show, Ohio State quarterb..
Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield received the 2017 Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in New York. The balloting showed two SEC players in the top 10, with Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson placin..
In an attempt to capitalize on college-football-crazed Alabamians, a liberal super PAC is urging voters in the state to write in the names of the head coaches of the University of ..
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Three Auburn players were recognized by the Football Writers Association of America. Running back Kerryon Johnson, offensive guard Braden Smith and kicker Daniel Carlson were each ..
Chukwuma OkoraforAlabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick will be a consensus All-American at the very least. The junior was named to the first team of the Football Writers Associ..
Baker Mayfield took a unique road to the Heisman Trophy, a long and winding climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players to ever play college football. The brash, fla..
Shortly after the Playoff committee revealed the Pac-12 had missed the top four for the second time in three years came this interesting, albeit hot, take from Ryan Abraham, the ow..