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Nussmeier expected to interview at Southern Miss

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Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier is expected to interview for Southern Miss' head coaching job, according to a report today in the Hattiesburg American. The pool of candidates, all of whom are offensive coordinators, includes North Carolina's Blake Anderson, Texas Tech's Neal Brown and Oklahoma State's Todd Monken, according to the report.

UT students returned 540 tickets of about 12,000 allotment for UT-Alabama game. UT selling now to...

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UT students returned 540 tickets of about 12,000 allotment for UT-Alabama game. UT selling now to general public.

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Woodall Suspended by MLB

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"Former Alabama safety Justin Woodall has been suspended by Major League Baseball for 50 games without pay for a positive drug test. Woodall, a left-handed pitcher who resumed his baseball career from high school after a football career at UA, had been playing with the Tampa Bay Rays' Class A affiliate, Bowling Green. Woodall, who was a starter on UA's 2009 national championship team, tested positive for methamphetamine and an amphetamine."

ESPN's SEC Recruiting Scorecard

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No surprise here - Bama in the lead with 8 ESPN 150 recruits.

South Carolina cited with failure to monitor

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South Carolina cited w/ failure to monitor, 3 years probation, scholarship reductions, recruiting restrictions, $18,500 fine. The NCAA alleges South Carolina athletes received $47,000 in impermissible benefits by staying at a hotel near campus for reduced rates. South Carolina also has been cited for athletes receiving $8,000 in improper inducements from a mentoring group out of Delaware.

Arkansas names John L. Smith interim coach

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An unnamed source has told the Associated Press that Arkansas will hire former Michigan State coach John L. Smith as its interim football coach to replace Bobby Petrino next season. Smith, who left the Razorbacks after last season to become the coach at Weber State, is returning on a one-year appointment, according to the person who spoke today on condition of anonymity because the school had not made its decision public.

Spurrier on Saban

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His thoughts on Nick Saban and what he’s done at Alabama. "He’s got a nice little gig going, a little bit like (John) Calipari. He tells guys, ‘Hey, three years from now, you’re going to be a first-round pick and go.’ If he wants to be the greatest coach or one of the greatest coaches in college football, to me, he has to go somewhere besides Alabama and win, because they’ve always won there at Alabama." His thoughts on who’s the best coach in the SEC. "I think it’s Saban. He’s considered the best. Les Miles is considered one of the best, when you look at number of wins. I believe you’re as good as your record. You are whatever your record is. Don’t give me any excuses or that you can’t win at this place."

Brian VanGorder to run Auburn defense

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"Auburn announced the hiring just 5 hours before rival Alabama faced LSU in the Allstate BCS Championship Game." Way to make a splash Aubbie!

A&M has now officially notified the Big 12

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Texas A&M University today officially notified the Big 12 Conference that the institution will submit an application to join another athletic conference. Should this application be accepted, Texas A&M will end its membership in the Big 12 Conference effective June 30, 2012.

Les Miles: Players' Behavior Unacceptable

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Bets on whether he'll sit the group (or anyone) for the Oregon opener?

Mark May is an idiot

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And other equally shocking news of the day: the sky is blue and the Earth is round. Somewhat seriously though, how do you commentate on college football for a living and not know how to spell Saban's name?

Cam Newton lands record endorsement

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"[T]he largest endorsement deal ever for a NFL rookie, a multiyear shoe and apparel endorsement contract with Under Armour, according to Darren Rovell at CNBC. While specific numbers were not available, the deal will reportedly surpass Reggie Bush’s $1 million per year contract with Adidas that was signed in 2006."

Mitch Mustain arrested on drug charge

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On this, our National Signing Day, let us pause and give thanks for this timely reminder that thou shall not covet one recruit above all others: "The Arkansas native was one of the most sought-after high school players in history."

Reports: Auburn O-line coach Grimes visiting Texas

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Various outlets, including American-Statesman Internet partner Hookem.com, are reporting that Auburn’s Jeff Grimes is in Austin today talking to Texas coach Mack Brown about the Longhorns’ offensive line job, the only remaining vacancy to be filled on Brown’s coaching staff.

Teryl Austin - New Texas DC?

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For what it's worth, Orangebloods is reporting that Teryl Austin is the new Texas defensive coordinator.

Brodie To Start

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Hopefully he'll get the win and shake some of the bad rep in the process.

NFL PA Suspends Gary Wichard for 9 Months

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Longtime agent Gary Wichard was suspended by the NFL Players Association on Friday for nine months for his role in a recruiting scandal involving the University of North Carolina.

ESPN's Best Rivalries of the 2000s

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Alabama appears 3 times in this top ten list: No. 6 - Iron Bowl No. 5 - Bama vs. LSU No. 1 - Bama vs. Florida

Bama vs. LSU - 2:30 Kickoff on CBS

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The corndogs will not be happy that it's a day game.

Bush Case on Heisman Trust's Radar

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The Heisman Trophy Trust will look closely at what Bush was found by the NCAA to have individually done to violate NCAA rules, including whether he received extra benefits. On the Heisman Trophy ballot, it is stated that "the recipients must be in compliance with the bylaws defining an NCAA student athlete."

Alabama's Moore nominated as top AD

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Alabama athletic director Mal Moore, whose ties to Alabama go back to his playing days under Bear Bryant from 1958-62, has been selected as one of five finalists for the Athletic Director of the Year award presented by SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily. The other finalists are North Carolina's Dick Baddour, UCLA's Dan Guerrero, Ohio State's Gene Smith and Boise State's Gene Bleymaier. The winner will be announced May 20.

Cody Struggles on Senior Bowl Day 3?

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Mind you, this is apparently Todd McShay's, Steve Muench's, and Kevin Weidl's take on Cody's performance, as reported by Low (i.e., not Low's assessment). "Cody hasn't been a factor rushing the passer and has had trouble splitting double teams. Because of his consistent lack of effort and his weight, the Scouts Inc. crew says teams might be hesitant to use even a second-round pick on him."

Mike DuBose hired onto staff at Memphis

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Former University of Alabama head coach Mike DuBose has been hired by the University of Memphis as a defensive line coach under new head coach Larry Porter. ed. - DuBose recruiting in Memphis? This should end well...

Thomas Darrah looking to transfer after the season

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Alabama walk-on quarterback Thomas Darrah is looking to transfer to a smaller program at the end of this semester. Darrah visited Jacksonville State this past weekend, the Anniston Star reported today. Darrah's father Tommy told the newspaper that his son had been given permission to pursue a transfer and that the word was JSU's coaching staff "wants Thomas to come to Jacksonville State." He is also reportedly looking at UT-Martin. A 6-foot-5 redshirt sophomore walk-on from Newnan, Ga., Darrah can enroll in the spring and have two years of eligibility remaining at a Football Championship Subdivision program. Darrah has appeared in a mop-up role during three games this season. He has fallen to the fourth spot in Alabama's practice rotation behind Greg McElroy, Star Jackson and freshman AJ McCarron. This week Darrah has portrayed Florida quarterback Tim Tebow on Alabama's scout team.

Kiffin Blindsides Crompton

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