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Johnny Manziel could find himself as the No. 1 draft pick.

Draft could be the most exciting in NFL history

Usually, the experts have a decent idea of who is going to go where in the NFL Draft. On May 8, nobody knows what’s going to happen, and that could make this year’s draft the most entertaining in history. The Houston Texans pick first overall and even that pick is yet to be determined. There are about five players the […]

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Bill Battle, former Tide player and Tennessee head coach, recommended for athletic director position

University of Alabama President Judy Bonner announced today she will recommend to the Chancellor and Board of Trustees approval of hiring of Bill Battle as athletic director. The announcement comes on the heels that Mal Moore, Alabama’s athletic director since 1999, was stepping down from his position Wednesday. Bonner said she felt Battle is the best-available person to replace Moore. […]

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Former 28-year-old MLB player among nine football early enrollees looking to make impact

Nine of the players in The University of Alabama football team’s top-ranked recruiting class – seven on scholarship – enrolled early, taking an extra semester to learn the playbook and gel with their new teammates. Two of the recruits, running back Derrick Henry and tight end O.J. Howard were some of the highest ranked talents at their respective positions in […]

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Creativity key to motivating a team

When a coach is as successful as Alabama’s Nick Saban has been in recent years, creativity is key when trying to motivate a team. Whether it is a rant to the media about not respecting an opponent or getting on to the team for committing a penalty, Saban uses every tactic possible to get the Tide prepared week in and […]

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Jones uses football platform to give back

In sixth grade, on a mission trip to Haiti with his family and members of his Memphis-area church, Barrett Jones discovered his passion to serve others. He was leading Bible study for children at a Haitian church when he realized the Christian faith he had always been a part of was much more than just “going through the motions,” he […]

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