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Clemson Headed to the College Championship

buy finasteride with paypal Behind Blondie Park ClemsonClemson rushes past Oklahoma to College Football Playoff final!

The Goodyear Cotton Bowl and the Capital One Orange Bowl are the hosts for the College Football Playoff Semifinal games in 2015. The College Football Championship Game is set for Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

After trailing at halftime, Clemson exploded with a monster second half to defeat Oklahoma 37-17 Thursday in a College Football Playoff semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium.

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 187 yards, ran for another 145 and totaled three touchdowns, and the Tigers intercepted Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield twice to seal the win.

Ole Miss Chant “Hell Yeah Damn Right” What the Heck!

What the Hell is that chant all about….

The Grove is the legendary  tailgating area located at the center of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) campus. It is Ole Miss Hotty Toddy Chantapproximately 10 acres (4.0 ha) in size. “The Grove” takes its name from the oak, elm and magnolia trees surrounding the area.

Surrounded by ancient oaks, mysterious elms, and Mississippi magnolias, the Southern legend known as “The Grove” graciously plays host, most autumn Saturday afternoons, to thousands of Ole Miss Rebel tailgaters.

It you happen to attend an http://idsn.com/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=http://idsn.com/ Ole Miss game…every now and then, a loud voice breaks the hum of the crowd present in The Grove with the yell, “Are you READY?” This is the beginning of the Ole Miss cheer, known as “ http://mo-pie.com/?p=1 Hotty Toddy.”

On cue, hundreds of fans reply, “HELLLLL YEAH! DAAAAMN RIGHT!”  Then, in unison, they begin to chant the Hotty Toddy cheer

Hotty Toddy, Gosh almighty
Who the hell are we, Hey!
Flim Flam, Bim Bam
OLE MISS BY DAMN!’

 


 The Hot Toddy Cocktail

You can use any kind of whiskey you like in the warm and comforting classic Hot Toddy recipe.

 Ingredients in the Hot Toddy Cocktail
  • Boiling water
  • 4 to 6 Cloves
  • 1 Lemon twist
  • 2 tsp Demerara sugar or brown sugar
  • .25 oz Lemon juice
  • 2 oz Bourbon, rye whiskey, Irish whiskey or Scotch

Glass: Mug

 How to make the Hot Toddy Cocktail
Fill a mug with boiling water and let stand for a minute or two to warm. Meanwhile, stick the cloves into the lemon twist and set aside. Empty the mug and fill about halfway with fresh boiling water. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Add the prepared lemon twist and stir. Add the lemon juice and whiskey, and stir again.

The Top Ten Strange and Unusual College Traditions

Florida State University’s Sod Cemetery

College Traditions Believe it or not, FSU has a small cemetery (with headstones and all) for dead pieces of sod. Dating back to 1962, this bizarre cemetery was born when professor Dean Coyle Moore dared the football team to bring back sod from Sanford Stadium’s football field.

Gene McDowell, the team captain, followed through with this challenge, and when Moore was given the chunk of grass, he buried it at the FSU practice field to commemorate the team’s recent victory. The practice of sod stealing continues to this day, where captains are expected to bring back a piece of the opposing team’s field.

Don’t worry though; FSU only takes turf from the University of Florida, teams they are expected to lose against, and teams they face in the ACC championship and bowl games… Yup, that’s it.

Nick Saban Gets a $6.9 Million Dollar Per Season Increase

Nick Saban’s Tide Just Got Higher

Nick Saban Signs New Contract

 

Nick Saban, 62,  the head  football coach of the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide is smiling all the way to the bank today after his new contract with the University was unanimously approved.

The University’s board of trustees compensation committee approved the new eight seasons contract will pay Saban, who was already the highest paid college football coach in 2013 with a salary of $5.5 million, $6.9 million a year.

Saban’s base salary and personal-services fee will total $6.5 million each year.  He will also receive annual contract-year completion bonuses of $400,000. He will be able to add as much as $700,000 a year in performance based  bonuses.

What this means is that  Saban who  had been scheduled to make about $5.5 million for the upcoming season under a his previous deal that had been set to run through Jan. 31, 2020.

Nick Saban has an estimated net worth of $15 million

Saban’s newly structured contract is through Jan. 31, 2022.   He will make a total at least $55.2 million over the next eight years.  In the event of early contract termination by the University, without cause, prior to the end of the contract, they would owe Saban no more than about $23.3 million.

The board of trustees also approved new contracts and ajustments for their nine full-time, on-field assistants.  They will earn just under $5.2 million, combined.

Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart received a one-year extension through Feb. 2017, with no change to a salary that already was set to increase to $1.35 million from $1.15 million.

As for college footballs most disliked former UT and USC’s head coach turned University of Alabama Offensive Coach Lane Kiffin….continue reading here

Lane Kiffin Interviews for Alabama Offensive Coordinator

Lane Kiffin is stirring up “red tide” in Tuscaloosa.

Former USC coach Lane Kiffin, fired midseason after a 62-41 loss to Arizona State, will interview at Alabama Kiffin,  former  University of  Southern California head coach from 2010 to 2013, who was released by USC in late September following  a 62-41 loss at Arizona State, was reportedly interviewed for Alabama’s offensive coordinator job today.

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Kiffin, who also  served as offensive coordinator for the University of Southern California Trojans college football team from 2005 to 2006,  visited with Alabama coach Nick Saban prior to the Sugar Bowl “to share  and exchange ideas … [for] professional development.”

Following Kiffin’s initial meeting with the Bama head coach,  Saban said “Lane is a really good offensive coach, and I’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect for him.  Just to come in and brainstorm a little bit to get some professional ideas with our guys is a really positive thing.”

If hired, Kiffin who was also head coach of the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders from 2007 to 2008 and head coach of the University of Tennessee Volunteers college football team in 2009 would fill the position vacated by offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier .

Nussmeier  left the Crimson Tide on Thursday to join Brady Hoke’s staff  as the Michigan Wolverines offensive coordinator.

A number of names have entered the discussion to be Nick Saban’s fourth offensive coordinator at Alabama.

Layla Kiffin…Lane Kiffin’s Wife PHOTOS

Alabama loses four to the NFL draft…Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard and defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan all announced they would forgo their remaining eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL draft.

Phil Savage, the analyst on Alabama’s radio broadcasts and executive director of the Senior Bowl, mentioned two names on his Twitter account. Crimson Tide receivers coach Billy Napier and former UCLA/Washington/Colorado head coach Rick Neuheisel made the list “to keep an eye on.”

More Lane Kiffin Alabama Buzz…

Sources are reporting that Alabama fans aren’t exactly thrilled to hear of the possibility. While a small percentage of the fan base seems open to the idea, the majority on Tide supporters on Twitter are asking their program to abstain.

Alabama Post-Game Statement Head Coach  Nick Saban:
 
Opening statement…
“First of all, this is a tremendous rivalry. Great tradition. A lot of great fans. It was a great atmosphere for our team to play in today. For the seniors we have on our team I feel really badly because they have had a great career here. Our fans have done a fantastic job. I am really proud of how this team came along and improved throughout this season and created the opportunity that we have for ourselves here today. We told our team that this is like March Madness. Coming into this game that if you want to keep playing in the tournament you have to keep winning. I was really proud of the way our guys competed out there today, but the fact of the matter is that we did not make plays when we needed to. Whether it was a made field goal with a penalty or a missed field goal after that. Going for it on fourth and less than a yard and not being able to make it. Making the decision to do what we did at the end of the game. Not being able to cover the kick. We knew they had a guy back there and that we had to fan and cover it. That was not a great way to lose the game, especially for a team that I have a tremendous amount of respect for. It is my responsibility. I think our coaches did a great job this year with this team. We just did not make the plays when we needed to make them on third and fourth down today to get this chance to win. I think you have to give Auburn’s players a lot of credit. They have had a great season. They played a great game. The made the plays they needed to make today and that is probably the difference in this ballgame.”
On the coverage of the final play kick…
“It just looked like we did not have anybody down on the right side. The right wing and the right tight end, everybody is supposed to fan the field. We covered to the left; that is why he went to the right. I could not see it that well down their sidelines. First time I have ever lost a game that way, first time I have ever seen a game lost that way. We had the wind behind us, but he still should have covered it. The game should not have ended that way.”
On the short field goal…
“Well we missed a couple field goals. We had fourth down and less than a yard. I do not ever like to say I do not have confidence in our players but we have been a very good short yardage team all year. It did not work out that way. So myself and a lot of other people will probably say that we should have kicked a field goal there, but we had a field goal from that same spot that we missed. You cannot take it for granted that we could have made it. That is the game. But it goes back to being able to make plays and execute them in critical situations of the game. We have been a really good short yardage team but it just did not work out properly this time.”
On lack of defending the last touchdown pass…
“We were playing man to man coverage on the X. The quarterback runs his own pull. We actually had bracket coverage on the guy, but the safety is supposed to come out of the top on an outside release and the corner is supposed to stay with the guy. The corner did not stay with the guy. You have to have tremendous discipline to play against this offense. You have the zone, you have a quarterback that can run the ball, and they have a pass off of it most of the time. We made a mental error in coverage that cost us a touchdown.”
On addressing the team after the loss…
“I told the team that I was proud of the way they played all season long and the way they have improved as a team. We are very proud of our football team to win eleven games. I still think we have one of the best teams in the country. I do not think we played our best game today. Everyone knew what was at stake and we did not make the plays when we needed to make them. That responsibility starts with me and every player on the team and every coach in terms of how we contributed to what we did today. The ultimate responsibility is mine. I am very, very proud of this team, the improvements they made, the way they competed and played all year, and the way they competed today. We just did not make the plays when we needed to make them. This team will have another opportunity to play a game and we are going to try and do it the right way.”
On Auburn’s running game…
“Their running game has had a lot of success against everybody all year long. They are a very difficult offense to defend. Like I said, it takes a lot of discipline. There were times when we did not play the plays properly, especially on their second drive to score fourteen points in the second quarter. We did not close and do the things we were supposed to do and they hit us for a couple of big runs. We had some big stops and have every opportunity to win the game, we just came up a little short. You certainly have the stop the run a little better than we did today to have a chance to beat a team like this because that is what they do extremely well.

Lane Kiffin’s college record

Year School Rec.
2009 Tennessee 7-6
2010 USC 8-5
2011 USC 10-2
2012 USC 7-6
2013 USC 3-2

Alabama Head Coaches

Alabama has had 28 head coaches since organized football began in 1892. Adopting the nickname of the Crimson Tide after the 1907 season, the team has played more than 1,100 games in their 114 seasons. In that time, 12 coaches have led the Crimson Tide in postseason bowl games: Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Harold D. “Red” Drew, Bear Bryant, Ray Perkins, Bill Curry, Gene Stallings, Mike DuBose, Dennis Franchione, Mike Shula, Joe Kines, and Nick Saban.

 

Auburn Football Iron Bowl

In a season of miracles for Auburn, all it has taken is one mistake to give the Tigers life.

Final Score:  Tigers 34, Crimson Tide 28

Iron Bowl Alabama and AuburnWith no time left on the clock, Auburn cornerback Chris Davis caught a 57-yard field goal attempt by Alabama in the back of the end zone, ran it out down the left sideline and went 109 yards untouched to beat the Crimson Tide, 34-28.

  No overtime. No three-peat for Alabama. No forgetting this Iron Bowl, which exceeded every bit of pre-game hype, all the way down to the final second.

Auburn (11-1, 7-1 SEC) heads to next Saturday’s Southeastern Conference championship game in Atlanta with its eyes on a national title shot. Alabama (11-1, 7-1 SEC), which saw its win streak end at 15 games, will forever wonder what might have been if not for a boatload of special teams gaffes and empty trips inside the red zone that gave the Tigers a chance.

“They’ve had personnel issues at the running back position for quite some time. They are getting those guys back now and I think those guys are playing better and better. I think they’re as healthy as they’ve been all year. I think that’s the key to it. They ran the ball effectively down here. Heath Evans was basically playing tailback. I don’t think there is anything wrong with their running game; I just think that they haven’t had all the players available in all the right spots being healthy this year that can help them develop the running game more quickly, but it’s certainly developing nicely now.” Nick Saban Quote

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Radio talk show host Paul Finebaum  know for  controversy is feeling the heat for the Auburn University Toomer’s Corner tree poisoning.

Cornerback Stephen Roberts Auburn.

 

Opelika’s Stephen Roberts had been committed to Alabama since April.

 

The Iron Bowl rivalry is heating up on the recruiting trail this week. Opelika four-star cornerback Stephen Roberts has flipped his commitment from Alabama to Auburn, according to Opelika head coach Brian Blackmon.

 

“Stephen has changed his commitment from Alabama to Auburn,” Blackmon said. “He decided this morning.”

Auburn Alabama Game 2010

The Iron Bowl Tradition

The Iron Bowl is an American college football rivalry game played annually by the football teams of the two largest public universities in the U.S. state of Alabama, the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn University Tigers. The series is considered one of the best and most hard-fought rivalries in all of sports.  As the rivalry was mainly played in Birmingham, Alabama, for many years, the name of the Iron Bowl comes from Birmingham’s historic role in the steel industry.  Alabama leads the series 42–35–1.

 

Since 2000, the games are played at Jordan–Hare Stadium in Auburn every odd-numbered year, and in Bryant–Denny Stadium at Tuscaloosa every even-numbered year. For much of the 20th century the game was played every year at Legion Field in Birmingham. Alabama has a 32–15 record in games played at Legion Field, while Auburn has a 8–4 record in games played at Jordan–Hare Stadium and a 7–2 record in games played in Tuscaloosa (5–2 at Bryant–Denny Stadium). The game is traditionally played on Thanksgiving Day weekend. In 1993 both schools agreed to move the game up to the week before Thanksgiving to give themselves a bye for a potential SEC Championship Game berth, but in 2007 the conference voted to disallow any team from having a bye before the league championship game, returning the game to its traditional Thanksgiving weekend spot.

A.J. McCarron’s Girlfriend

Webb became an instant celebrity after ESPN cameras focused on her during coverage of Alabama’s victory over Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game last January.

She’s gone from a struggling model to a reported net worth of $1 million, after landing photos shoots for Sports Illustrated and Vanity Fair, as well as TV gigs with “Inside Edition,” ABC’s “Splash” reality show, MTV and Spike TV.