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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.”

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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.

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Heisman Trophy Winner Jameis Winston

Florida State Quarterback, Jameis Winston is the winner of the 2013 Heisman Trophy.

Jameis Winston Heisman TrophyThe most prestigious award in college football was announce on Saturday.

Winston, a freshman, is a  prototypical 6-foot-4 pocket passer with a rifle for a right arm is the fourth straight quarterback to win the Heisman, and the 12th in the past 13 years to take home the honor.

Winston becomes the third Florida State player to win the prestigious award, joining quarterbacks Charlie Ward (1993) and Chris Weinke (2000).  At 19 years old, he is the youngest winner.

Winston’s 2013 season has been nothing short of incredible. He has thrown for 3,820 yards and 38 touchdowns and his brilliant freshman season isn’t done.

He will lead the Florida State Seminoles to play for  it’s first national title since 1999, 23 days from now in Pasadena, Calif., against No. 2 Auburn and Heisman finalist Tre Mason.2013 Heisman Trophy Winner Jameis Winston

 Joining him tonight for the trophy presentation were Heisman finalists are Alabama’s AJ McCarron, Auburn’s Tre Mason, Boston College’s Andre Williams and Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, who won the Heisman in 2012.

2013 BCS Bowl Schedule

Heisman Speech Video

College Football Career:

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston wins Heisman TrophyWinston committed to Florida State University on February 3, 2012,  and redshirted the 2012 college football season behind senior quarterback EJ Manuel.

In Winston’s college debut, he completed 25 of 27 passes with four passing touchdowns along with a rushing touchdown against the University of Pittsburgh. On December 14th 2013, Winston became the second consecutive Freshman to win the Heisman Trophy

Winston won the Heisman Trophy on December 14, 2013, beating out quarterbacks AJ McCarron, Jordan Lynch, and Johnny Manziel, the previous winner, as well as running backs Tre Mason and Andre Williams.  He became the second freshman to win the award, after Manziel won the previous year. Winston is also the youngest to win the award, at 19 years and 342 days.

Winston, the dual sport star — he also pitches and plays outfield for the Florida State baseball team.

Sexual Assault Allegations:

Winston was accused of sexual assault in an incident last December by a former Florida State student.

On November 14, 2013, it was announced that the Florida State Attorney’s Office would open an investigation into a sexual assault complaint involving Winston that was originally filed with the Tallahassee Police Department on December 7, 2012.

The complaint was originally investigated by the police and classified as open/inactive in February 2013 with no charges being filed. Tallahassee police have stated that the complaint was made inactive “when the victim in the case broke off contact with TPD, and her attorney indicated she did not want to move forward at that time” and then re-examined after media requests for information started coming in early November. On December 5, 2013, state attorney Willie Meggs announced the completion of the investigation and that no charges would be filed against Winston in this case.  

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Jim Grobe Resigns Wake Forest

Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe resigned on Monday, ending his 13-year tenure as the Demon Deacons’ head football coach.

Grobe was 77-82 in 13 seasons with the Demon Deacons, including 4-8 this year and 2-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He shares the program record for coaching victories with D.C. “Peahead” Walker.

Jim Grobe Wake ForestGrobe informed athletic director Ron Wellman of his plans to resign during their weekly meeting on Monday morning. The news was made official during a news conference on Monday afternoon.

Jim GrobeWake Forest Athletics

Jim Grobe’s tenure at Wake Forest will go down as the greatest run of football success in school history,” Wellman said. “Jim and his staff have lifted our program to great heights.

Salary Jim Grobe (Wake Forest) $2.4 Million

Every Demon Deacon fan will be forever grateful for the 2006 ACC Championship and the trip to the Orange Bowl. Jim showed us that winning championships is a worthy and realistic goal for us. We are indebted to him for raising our expectations.”

Grobe proceeded to talk about those raised expectations in his time with the media. He mentioned how the close losses in the last two years “start to beat you up a little bit” when asked if he had considered stepping down before now.

“I had certain expectations for the last two years and we didn’t meet those expectations, and that’s my fault,” Grobe said.

The longtime coach said the program needed “a new focus” and “some new energy” in order to move forward.

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ABOUT:  Jim Grobe is an American football coach and former player. He was most recently the head coach at Wake Forest University from 2001 to 2013. From 1995 to 2000, Grobe served as the head coach at Ohio University. Wikipedia
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Ricardo Louis’s Touchdown

Saturday’s Georgia-Auburn game will be remembered for one of the greatest catches in recent memory, but it also proved just how cruel football can be.

Auburn sophomore receiver Ricardo Louis steals the show.

Richardo Louis Scores for AuburnHail Mary? More like Hail Marshall. After Georgia crawled their way back against Auburn, overcoming a 20-point fourth-quarter deficit courtesy of three straight Aaron Murray touchdown drives, the Tigers staved off their ferocious rally with a miraculous play of their own.

Ricardo Louis hauls in deflected pass for TD as No. 7 Auburn tops No. 25 Georgia in stunning 43-38 win.

Photos  and Touchdown Video 

Auburn’s Nick Marshall heaved the ball downfield with two defenders around Louis. It bounced off safety Tray Matthews and Louis reached out his left hand to corral it.

There’s already a painting of Ricardo Louis’ miracle catch to beat Georgia

Second half action…Georgia came back with three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to take a 38-37 lead.

Coach Reactions…Photos and Touchdown Video 

 Ricardo Louis 73-yard touchdown.

Nick Marshall threw a Hail Mary on 4th and 18. Josh Harvey Clemons knocked the ball away from teammate Tray Matthews, popping it up in the air. Auburn receiver Ricardo Louis caught it and ran into the end zone with 25 seconds remaining. Auburn 43-38 Georgia.

“It’s a big game for us, I can promise you. They have done a wonderful job of stopping the running game and that’s our strength going into this season.”

~ Mark Richt Quote

Auburn Head Coach:  Arthur Gustav “Gus” Malzahn III is an American football coach and former player. Malzahn is currently the head coach at Auburn University, after serving as head coach at Arkansas State University in 2012.

Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt is the head coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team. His previous affiliations include fourteen years at Florida State University where he served as offensive coordinator.

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Ricardo Louis painting

Mark Richt Quotes

 “Like I told the players, it doesn’t mean anything if we get whipped this week. We have a pretty levelheaded group of seniors who know the jury is still out on us. We know we’re good. We know we have a chance to do some special things. But how good can we be? No one knows for sure. We’ve still got a long way to go.”

“I’ve had a lot of great ones, but I’ve never had a guy that tall, that fast and that strong. He’s gaining confidence, too. I don’t think we’ve seen him play as well as he can play. I don’t want to put any extra pressure on him, but he’s a special player.”

“It’s come a little faster this year than normal. We just recruit real hard and if they’re ready to commit, we’ll take their commitment. We’re real pleased to do that with the guys we’ve offered.”

“It was just a great field position game, a great defensive battle. We had to stay patient, as much as we hated it, and let our special teams do their job — then knock it in when we needed to.”

“The main thing I want to emphasize the most about Arkansas is their speed. They are fast. They’ve got to be the fastest team from top to bottom that we’ll face. I don’t think they have anybody who can’t run. It’s a little intimidating to watch them on film and see them run the way they do.”

“I see our basketball team beginning to get these great commitments and beginning to build for the future, and I see the same thing from Coach Croom’s team. I don’t see either of those men looking for shortcuts.”

 

 

Sooners Wide Receiver Trey Metoyer Suspended

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Oklahoma WR Trey Metoyer Suspended After Being Charged with Indecent Exposure for Mastυrbating in Public.

Sophomore wide receiver Trey Metoyer was charged with two felony counts of indecent exposure University of Oklahoma wide receiver Trey Metoyer  is reportedly is in trouble with the law and according to sources he might not wear the Crimson and Cream ever again because of it.

The Sooners sophomore legal issues may have resulted from a serious problem of  a sexual nature.  The sophomore wide receiver can’t stop mastυrbating….and he even does  in public.

Metoyer, a 5-star recruit out of high school — was charged with 2 counts of felony indecent exposure after relieving his “Johnson” in broad daylight.

According to court documents filed to the Cleveland County Courthouse on Tuesday, the sophomore exposed himself to two different victims in Norman.

8/29/13 — Someone called police in Norman, OK to report a man wearing a blue shirt and blue pants pleasuring himself inside of a red Sooners - official web site with news, roster, schedule, statistics.Pontiac Grand Am.

9/17/13 — A woman called police saying Metoyer approached her while she was walking her dog and asked to borrow a pen. She went inside her apt. to grab it and when she returned outside, Trey was outside of her front door”masturbating in front of her apartment.”

Cops say Metoyer initially denied the allegations — but later acknowledged them and said ” the incidents were a mistake and he was not thinking clearly at the time.”

It is not know whether or not Metoyer is just a “sick pervert” or if he suffers from CMD Chronic Mast-ur-bation Disorder AKA CMD  which is a condition where people feel the need to masturbate so much, they abandon whatever they may be doing to persue their urges.

Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman reported that Sooners  head coach Bob Stoops said late Tuesday night that Metoyer has been suspended indefinitely and his future with the team is bleak, at best

WR coach Jay Norvell says Trey Metoyer is taking some ‘personal time’ from football.

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The Oklahoma Sooners – University of Oklahoma. 
Head coach: Bob Stoops
Fight song: Boomer Sooner
Stadium: Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Conference: Big 12 Conference
Division: Division I (NCAA)
Mascot: Sooner Schooner
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  • Oklahoma is the only school to have appeared in all five BCS bowl games.
  • ESPN ranked Oklahoma as the most prestigious college football program overall since the advent of the AP Poll in 1936.
  • Oklahoma has the most 10+ win seasons (32) and 11+ win seasons (20) of any program, as well as the fewest losing seasons (12) of any program.
  • Oklahoma has been ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll (101 weeks) and in the Top 5 (383 weeks) more than any other team.
  • Oklahoma was given their 10th preseason No. 1 ranking in 2011, another record.
  • In the “modern era”, which is post-World War II, Oklahoma has the most wins with 587, and the highest winning percentage (.764) in the country.
  • Oklahoma is the only school to have four coaches with at least 100 wins each (Stoops, Switzer, Wilkinson, Owen).
  • Oklahoma has had at least one first team all-conference player in 95 of the 96 seasons it has played in a conference.
  • Oklahoma holds the NCAA record for most consecutive victories with 47-straight (1953–1957).
  • Oklahoma has scored more points than any team in college football history with 32,434 through 2012.

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