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Alabama has hired Lane Kiffin as the Tide’s new Offensive Coordinator

Lane Kiffin  is headed back  to the Southeastern Conference.

Alabama has hired former USC coach Lane Kiffin to be its offensive coordinator.Kiffin, who was fired as head coach of the USC Trojans  in September following  a 62-41 loss at Arizona State,has been hired as Alabama’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Kiffin, who has been in and out of Alabama these past few weeks…was officially interview for the position on Thursday.

Layla Kiffin Pictures

The university made the announcement on in a news release and on Twitter, confirming an earlier ESPN report.

Kiffin will feel the the position vacated by offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier .who joined Brady Hoke’s staff  as the Michigan Wolverines offensive coordinator.

Lane Kiffin Quotes:

“In the five years I’ve been here, probably the best defense (we’ve faced), right there with Oklahoma last year. Extremely fast, and on film people have not had very much success with them. We’ll try to find a way to make a couple of first downs.”

ABOUT:  Lane Monte Kiffin (born May 9, 1975) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama. He formerly served as offensive coordinator for the University of Southern California Trojans college football team from 2005 to 2006, head coach of the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders from 2007 to 2008, head coach of the University of Tennessee Volunteers college football team in 2009, and head coach of the USC Trojans from 2010 to 2013. Kiffin was the youngest head coach in NFL history when he joined the Raiders, and for a time was the youngest head coach of a BCS Conference team in college football.  He is the son of longtime NFL defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, who is the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL.  On September 28, 2013, Kiffin was terminated by the University of Southern California after a 3–2 start to the 2013 season.

Alabama : Pros and Cons to Hiring Lane Kiffin as Offensive

Six Heisman Finalist Named

Heisman Trophy winner 2013 FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston

UPDATE: Jameis Wintson is the winner of the 2013 Heisman Trophy.  Winston was the favorite to win the Heisman on Saturday night. He’s had a magical freshman season on the field, leading Florida State to the national championship. But of course he’s had to face sexual assault allegations off it.

Jamesis Winston 2013 Heisman Trophy Winner

Congratulations to the Finalists: Jordan Lynch,  Johnny Manziel,  Tre Mason,  AJ McCarron,   Andre Williams  and Jameis Winston.

Related Sports Topics Florida State, Florida State Football, Florida State Seminoles, Heisman Trophy, Jameis Winston,

heisman-presentationA look at the six Heisman finalists…Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston received 44.8% of the vote in the final Gannett Heisman survey before ballots were due Monday, signaling he is the clear favorite for the award, which will be announced Saturday in New York.

Johnny Manziel:  AKA Johnny Football won the award last year and has put together a pretty impressive encore, tallying 4,418 total yards (3,732 passing, 686 rushing), 41 total touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

  • ABOUT:  Jonathan Paul Manziel, also known by his nickname, Johnny Football, is an American football quarterback for the Texas A&M Aggies. He was nationally recruited out of high school as a dual-threat quarterback.

Jordan Lynch:  Northern Illinois’ Lynch has “only” 2,676 yards and 23 scores through the air, but as one of the most dynamic dual-threat quarterbacks in America, he has posted another 1,881 yards and 22 touchdowns rushing.

  • ABOUT:  Jordan Lynch is an American football quarterback for the Northern Illinois Huskies.

AJ McCarron:  For McCarron, who has enjoyed such a productive collegiate career, this is a bit of a “lifetime-achievement” honor, although 2,676 yards, 26 touchdowns, just five interceptions and an 11-1 record is quite impressive.

  • ABOUT:  Raymond Anthony “AJ” McCarron, Jr. is an American football quarterback for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.

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Ohio State Over Michigan Final Score

Ohio State Football:  Survives a Suddenly Feisty Michigan to Keep Its Record Intact…No. 3 Ohio State holds on to beat Michigan 42-41

Ohio State Over MichiganPlayed today, 12:00 PM (ET)
Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Michigan’s season had not gone according to plan, but with a victory against Ohio State, much would be forgiven. Now, having just scored, with 32 seconds left, needing only an extra point to tie the game, Michigan Coach Brady Hoke decided to go for the 2-point conversion, to try to salvage the season by dashing Ohio State’s dreams of an undefeated season and a national championship.

But quarterback Devin Gardner threw an interception, sealing No. 3 Ohio State’s 42-41 win, the Buckeyes’ ninth in the last 10 years in the rivalry.

Braxton Miller, Ohio State’s quarterback, accounted for five touchdowns. Carlos Hyde ran for 226 yards. And Coach Urban Meyer improved to 24-0 in two seasons at Ohio State (12-0, 8-0 Big Ten).

If not for the tattoo-parlor scandal, in which players received cash and tattoos in exchange for memorabilia, and the subsequent bowl ban issued by the N.C.A.A., Ohio State might have played in last year’s national championship game. To make it this year, the Buckeyes will have to beat Michigan State next week in the Big Ten Championship game and hope for stumbles by either No. 1 Alabama, which played rival Auburn in a later game Saturday, or No. 2 Florida State, which plays in next week’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Michigan (7-5, 3-5) was supposed to be the least of Ohio State’s worries.  Read full story here

Unsportsmanlike Conduct:

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Three players were ejected after a fight during the second quarter of the annual rivalry game between Ohio State and Michigan Saturday.

Ohio State’s Dontre Wilson and Marcus Hall were ejected, as was Michigan’s Royce Jenkins-Stone.

Hall is a starting offensive lineman for the Buckeyes, and after his ejection was announced, he slammed his helmet on the sidelines, kicked a bench and gave the crowd at the Big House the double-middle-finger salute as he headed to the locker room.

College Football Coaches Net Worth:

Football player, coach, and TV analyst Urban Meyer has a net worth of $18 million.

BCS Standings »

SCHOOL BCS AVERAGE
1 Alabama .9881
2 Florida State .9697
3 Ohio State .9200
4 Auburn .8236
5 Missouri .8077
6 Clemson .7726
7 Oklahoma State .7615
8 Stanford .6665
9 Baylor .6456
10 South Carolina .6101

Georgia QB Aaron Murray Torn ACL VIDEO Replay

Georgia senior quarterback Aaron Murray  will undergo surgery on Tuesday for a torn ACL  in his left knee, the school said Sunday.

Aaron Murray sugery, torn ACLMurray’s mother, Lauren Murray, announced in a Facebook post that the surgery would be Tuesday.

Murray, a  senior psychology major and all time leading  passer in the SEC, suffered his career ending injury during Saturday’s 59-17 victory against Kentucky.

“He was re-evaluated by team physicians Sunday morning,” according to a statement from the school. “Murray experienced minimal swelling and it was determined to proceed with the surgery this week, according to UGA Sr. Associate Athletic Director and Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson.”

Murray ends his career  with 13,166  passing yards and 121 touchdowns. He started 52 consecutive games for Georgia and nearly led the Bulldogs to the SEC title and a shot at the national title in 2012, falling just 5 yards short against Alabama.

The Bulldogs finish the regular season Saturday at Georgia Tech.

About:  Aaron Murray is an American football quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs, playing under head coach Mark Richt. Murray graduated from Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, where he played under coach Robert Weiner. Wikipedia

VIDEO replay:  Georgia QB Aaron Murray will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL vs. Kentucky on Saturday.

Awards and Highlights:
SEC Quotes by some of the Greatest in SEC History
“If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That’s all it SEC, College Football,takes to get people to win football games for you.” (Bear Bryant)
“Always remember….. Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.“ (Shug Jordan of Auburn)
“My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.“ (Bowden Wyatt of Tennessee)
“I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.” (Bear Bryant)
“If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, ‘Roll, tide, roll!’” (Bear Bryant)
“When you win, nothing hurts.” (Joe Namath of Alabama)
“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved.“ (Urban Meyer)
“You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life.” (Paul Dietzel of LSU)
“When people used to see Wake Forest on the schedule, they used a pen to mark down a `W.’ We’re at the point now where we at least make them use a pencil.” (Jim Grobe)
“Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.” (Lou Holtz of Arkansas)
“It’s kind of hard to rally around a math class.” (Bear Bryant)
“Here’s a twenty, bury two.“ (Bear Bryant after being asked to contribute ten dollars to help bury a sportswriter)
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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 

NCAA Football We’re Betting on Alabama

College Football Teams

The arrival of the 2013 College football season began on August 29th.   Thus far,  the much anticipated season  has been  filled with high scoring shootouts, rivalry games, heralded school traditions, and triple options.

As we enter week five of the NCAA college football 2013 season,  I have already starting thinking ahead to the “big game.”   If I was going to bet on college football right now  I’d pick Alabama and Oregon to face off in the this seasons BCS National Championship game in Pasadena on January 06, 2014.

They are by far two of the most impressive teams this season and based on past history… There no doubt…the Tide will keep rolling. Now we must see if the Oregon Ducks, whose last face off in the BCS championship game  was in 2011,  will keep quacking.

There’s  still a ton of games left on the schedule which will ultimately determine who makes it to college football biggest game of the season.

Alabama still has to  play Ole Miss and LSU before the SEC title game.  LSU showed that they have what it takes to “go all the way” after their 35-21 win over Auburn on Saturday.

Oregon still has UCLA, Stanford, and Oregon State left on their schedule this year – no easy task!

Ohio State has it’s creampuff BIG 10 schedule with only Wisconsin and Michigan left to play. Thank god their schedule and the strength of schedule for the “Little 10″ will ultimately be their demise and we won’t have to listen to the OSU honks!

College Football Teams So what if LSU beats Alabama, Stanford beats Oregon, Notre Dame beats Stanford, Michigan beats Ohio State and then Ohio State beats Michigan in the BIG 10 championship game, Notre Dame beats Oklahoma, Oklahoma beats Oklahoma State, South Carolina beats LSU in the SEC championship game, FSU beats Clemson, South Carolina beats Clemson, Florida beats FSU, Georgia beats LSU, Texas A&M beats LSU…see all the chaos that still exists!! So many scenarios, so many games to play!

Here is my advice…Have fun watching the games, pull hard for your favorite team, and let the season unfold a little bit more before you start screaming that your team does not get any respect!

“I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.” (Bear Bryant)

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College Football Entertaining Facts

The first Orange Bowl was played in 1935 between the University of Miami and Manhattan College. To save money, the Manhattan College team took a three-day boat ride to Miami.

In the 1940s, college bowl games included the Raisin Bowl, Salad Bowl and Oil Bowl.

During the 1990s, Prairie View College put together an 80-game losing streak. One season, they were outscored each game by an average margin of 56 to 4.

Yale has won more National Championship (18) than any other college football team. Their last title came in 1927.

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Notable  College Football Quotes

“Son, you’ve got a good engine, but your hands aren’t on the steering wheel.” (Bobby Bowden)

“After you retire, there’s only one big event left….and I ain’t ready for that.“ (Bobby Bowden of Florida State)

“The rock has strange powers. When you rub it, and run down the hill, the adrenaline flows. It’s the most emotional experience I’ve ever had.” (Clemson alumni Michael Dean Perry)

“I guess I’ll retire someday if I live that long.” (Bobby Bowden)

“That boy don’t know the meaning of the word fear. In fact, I just saw his grades, and that boy don’t know the meaning of a lot of words.” (Bobby Bowden)

“I remember being nervous before the game because there were 80,000 people dressed in orange. Its intimidating. I even threw up before the game. Its the only time I’ve ever done that.” (Duke QB Dave Brown)

“Hawaii doesn’t win many games in the United States.” (Lee Corso)

“I don’t hire anybody not brighter than I am. If they’re not brighter than I am, I don’t need them.“ (Bear Bryant)

“Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as what he could be, and he will become what he should be.“ (Jimmy Johnson)

Notable Lou Holtz Quotes

“You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him” (Lou Holtz)

“If he’s got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway, I don’t hire him.” (Lou Holtz)

“A lifetime contract for a coach means if you’re ahead in the third quarter and moving the ball, they can’t fire you.” (Lou Holtz)

“No one has ever drowned in sweat.” (Lou Holtz)

“On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job.” (Lou Holtz)

“When all is said and done, more is said than done.” (Lou Holtz)

“No, but you can see it from here.“ (Lou Holtz when asked if Fayetteville was at the end of the world)

“If you don’t make a total commitment to whatever you’re doing, then you start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking. It’s tough enough getting that boat to shore with everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stands up and starts putting his jacket on.” (Lou Holtz)

“Broadcasting is easy; you just talk until you think of something to say.“ (Lou Holtz)

“I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.” (Lou Holtz)

“If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” (Lou Holtz)

“If you burn your neighbor’s house down, it doesn’t make your house look any better.” (Lou Holtz)

“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is most likely the one who dropped it.“ (Lou Holtz)

“Absolutely. There are a 1000 better coaches in the cities, but I’m the best in the country.“ (Lou Holtz, when asked if he was the best coach in the country)

“To my wife…I told you I was sick.“ (Lou Holtz, when asked what he would want carved on his tombstone)

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 College Football  BCS History:

The first BCS Championship Game was played at the conclusion of the 1998 college football season in accordance with an agreement by the Big Ten Conference, the Pac-10 (now Pac-12) Conference, and the Rose Bowl Game to join the “Bowl Alliance” system. The expanded format was called the Bowl Championship Series.

The Bowl Alliance and its predecessor, the Bowl Coalition, featured championship games from 1992 through 1997. However, these did not ensure a matchup between the top two ranked teams because of the lack of participation by the Big Ten and Pac-10.

The BCS National Championship Game was initially rotated among the four participating bowl games: the (Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Sugar Bowl). However, beginning with the 2006 season, the BCS National Championship Game became a separate bowl game unto itself, following New Year’s Day. The BCS National Championship Game rotates its location among the Fiesta, Sugar, Orange, and Rose Bowl venues; however, the BCS National Championship Game is not coupled with those Bowls. For example, the 2011 Fiesta Bowl was a separate event from the 2011 BCS National Championship Game.

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