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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)
Related SEC News:

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.

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