Klephav

C.J. Schexnayder

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I am an editor for Football Study Hall and Stride Nation as well as a contributor to Team Speed Kills. I occasionally write articles on the history of college football for SB Nation's main site. I am a former editor with Roll Bama Roll, working with the Alabama Crimson Tide website under the name "kleph" from 2008 to 2013.

In real life I am a working journalist with more than a decade-and-a-half experience writing for newspapers, magazines and various other periodicals around the world. I attended the University of Alabama in the mid-1980s and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1995.

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Alabama's Next Athletic Director's Challenge

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The man who is chosen to fill the vacancy left by Alabama Athletic Director will likely have to chose Nick Saban's successor. Crimson Tide history shows that's not a simple task.

What the End of A Crimson Tide Dynasty Looks Like

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On November 1, 1980 one of the greatest dynasties in college football history came to a close when Miss State beat back-to-back National Champion Alabama. The demise of Bear Bryant's 1970s dynasty...

The 1948 Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs Texas

Three years ago, in anticipation of the 2010 BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena, I penned a series of stories over at Roll Bama Roll looking at every game in the Alabama vs Texas series....

South Carolina's Great Sigma Nu Caper of 1961

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The South Carolina vs. Clemson rivalry has produced its share of epic contests but few can contend with the 1961 edition of the series.

Army, Navy and Defensive Pass Interference

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In 1936, Army and Navy faced off in Philadelphia in front of the largest crowd to ever attend a football game up to that time. The end result was an officiating controversy that changed the rules...

The Painful Legacy of 1963

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Fifty years ago Alabama was rocked by some of the most violent episodes of the civil rights movement. The impact of those events forever marked the state and Crimson Tide football.

Alabama vs Notre Dame -- The 1975 Orange Bowl

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In 1974 Alabama had an opportunity to capture the prize that eluded them the season prior -- the consensus national championship. But, once again, the primary obstacle standing between The Crimson...

Alabama vs Notre Dame - The 1973 Sugar Bowl

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The Crimson Tide and Fighting Irish first met in the 1973 Sugar Bowl in a game with everything on the line. Sportswriters called it "The Second Battle of New Orleans" and it earned the billing.

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The 50th Anniversary of the George Burnett Cross-Connect

Fifty years ago today, on the morning of Thursday Sept. 13, 1962, a insurance agent in Atlanta, George Burnett, attempted to place a call to the office of one of his business partners. After...

Roll Bama Roll's Guide to Arlington, Texas

Most people think of Arlington, Texas as a bloated overgrown suburb but Roll Bama Roll's visitors guide shows that it has so much more to offer for the adventurous visitor.

The RBR Reading Room: Paul "Bear" Bryant

The number of biographies and memoirs about Paul W. Bryant has reached a point it's easy to miss some of the lesser known ones. One that might easily go under the radar would be Delbert Reed's 1996...

The 2012 FBS College Football Media Guides

Football Study Hall has compiled a list of the online football media guides currently available for every FBS team and conference.

The RBR Reading Room: Legends of Alabama Football

The RBR Reading Room examines Richard Scott's 2004 book "Legends of Alabama Football."

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Cooking Kleph Style: Chicken Consommé

Kleph takes a stab at a chicken consommé.

The RBR Reading Room: The Will to Win

The very first book about Alabama football ever published was Champ Pickens' pictorial magazine, "The Will To Win" commemorating the 1926 Rose Bowl Champions. One recently sold at auction for more...

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EXCLUSIVE: Roll Bama Roll Uncovers UA Player-Signature Sweatshop Scheme

EXCLUSIVE--MUST CREDIT ROLL BAMA ROLL -- EXCLUSIVE TUSCALOOSA -- Roll Bama Roll has uncovered evidence of a nefarious player-signature distribution scheme being run by the University of Alabama...

The RBR Reading Room: They Wore Crimson

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The RBR Reading Room looks at Clyde Bolton's 1980 book, "They Wore Crimson," an account of Alabama football history in the recollections of ten players.

The 2012 Southeastern Conference Football Media Guides

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You know football season is getting close when teams release their media guides (well, fall camp anyway). We've collected the links to each and every SEC team's 2012 guide for you.

The Sometimes Suspect Sartorial Splendor of Bear Bryant

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Bear Bryant wore some... interesting outfits during the 1970s. Roll Bama Roll takes a look at six of the more questionable fashion choices made by the Alabama coach.

The RBR Reading Room: The Long Gravel Road to Bama

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Jim Grammer's "The Long Gravel Road to Bama" is the invaluable tale of what it took to make it in Bear Bryant's Alabama team in the late 1960s.

Alabama by the Numbers: A Century of Win/Loss Records and Win Percentages

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Under Nick Saban Alabama has returned to the top of college football but how does his tenure measure up to the Tide's legendary past coaches. RBR looks at the win/loss records and win percentages...

The RBR Reading Room: Young Bear

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The RBR Reading Room looks at "Young Bear" a young-adult book that tells the life of Paul Bryant growing up in Fordyce, Arkansas.

The Jumbo Package | 7.18.12

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The Jumbo Package | 7.18.12

The 2012 Alabama Crimson Tide Roster

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The 2012 Alabama Crimson Tide roster

Which Alabama Player Most Deserved to Win the Heisman Trophy?

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Roll Bama Roll looks back on all of Alabama's Heisman Trophy finalists and asks which one was most deserving of the award.

SB Nation College Football Hall Of Fame Inductee Derrick Thomas

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Derrick Thomas, one of the most dominant defensive players in the history of college football, has been inducted into the SB Nation College Football Hall of Fame.

The RBR Reading Room: The Crimson Tide

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The RBR Reading Room looks at the 1974 history of Alabama football, George Langford's "The Crimson Tide."

The Warmup Lap | 07.10.12 - Running With The Bulls

4 hurt, but none gored, in fast, clean sprint at day 4 of the running of the bulls in Spain | The Washington Post The six fighting bulls weighing as much 620 kilos (1,360 lbs) stayed together in...

SB Nation College Football Hall Of Fame Inductee Paul W. Bryant

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Paul W. Bryant is the inaugural coach to be inducted into the SB Nation College Football Hall of Fame

SB Nation College Football Hall Of Fame Inductee Ozzie Newsome

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SB Nation College Football Hall Of Fame Inductee Ozzie Newsome

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