Rise to the moment of truth Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Posts by Steve Irvine

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UAB, Georgia Southern will take different approaches to Saturday's game

The final goal – moving the chains and putting up points - is the same for both teams that will be in Protective Stadium on Saturday. The way that UAB and Georgia Southern go about chasing that goal, though, is considerably different.  

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South Alabama offense takes center stage at the Rose Bowl on Saturday

The numbers tell the story for the South Alabama offense early in the 2022 season. The Jaguars are 15th in the country in pass offense, 20th in total offense and 32nd in scoring offense. They are holding the football for more than 36 minutes per game, which is sixth best in the country. Quarterback Carter Bradley, running back La’Damian Webb and wide receiver Jalen Wayne each have categories they rank in the top 10.

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Birmingham Squadron announces coaching staff for upcoming season

The Birmingham Squadron announced its coaching staff for the upcoming season on Thursday. T.J. Saint will be the head coach and his coach consists of Mery Andrade, Perry Huang and Jodie Meeks. Billy Campbell will be General Manager of Basketball Operations.

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College football moves into its third full week with Penn State and Auburn taking center stage

Orange jerseys, respecting every opponent and hanging on to the football are some of the college football themes this week.

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UAB linebacker Tyler Taylor coming to the end of a long college football odyssey

After this season, UAB linebacker Tyler Taylor is out of college football opportunities. This is it. He is a sixth-year senior.

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Georgia Southern offensive coordinator Bryan Ellis, a former UAB quarterback, enjoying the coaching life

Bryan Ellis always knew he wanted to go into the family business.

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Nick Saban bothered by press conference question on quality of opponent

Perception is that the University of Alabama football schedule was easier in when Utah State and Louisiana-Monroe were on the opposite sideline in Tuscaloosa than when Texas was the opponent in Austin.

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Will it be Hoover or Hewitt-Trussville taking a step forward in Class 7A Region 3 football?

As there are every week, outstanding region matchups are the highlight. We take a look at five of the most intriguing games of the week.

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Nick Saban talks about respect for his childhood schoolteachers

Nick Saban talked about the importance of good teachers. Not long afterward, the 70-year-old University of Alabama showed how important his teachers were to him as a youngster.

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Sterling Galban brings a speedy option at slot receiver for Jacksonville State

All Sterling Galban asked for, when looking for a new place to play, was a chance. Jacksonville State head coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff was happy to give him that.

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UNA running back ShunDerrick Powell looks to build on last week's record setting performance

The words still live in UNA running back ShunDerrick Powell’s head and heart. He’s too small, he was told, to play college football.

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Troy readying for difficult trip to Appalachian State this weekend

ESPN College GameDay will be in town. National attention will naturally follow. Distractions will be spread out through the weekend. So how does the Troy University football team handle this? The Trojans don’t really have to, according to head coach Jon Sumrall.

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Ramsay High defensive lineman Caleb Patterson provided unlikely ending to a big win for the Rams last week

Ramsay High football coach Ronnie Jackson knew that Caleb Patterson made a special play in the final seconds of the improbable ending to his team’s 21-14 victory over Pleasant Grove last Thursday night. He didn't know exactly what happened until later.

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Sightseeing is part of the plan for South Alabama when the Jaguars travel to Southern California

One weekend, the South Alabama football team was in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The next weekend, they will be in Pasadena, California. Want to guess where they chose to spend an extra day?

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Turning the page becomes the focus for the UAB football team

They’ve dried off after a rainy Saturday night in Lynchburg, Virginia. But does the disappointment still linger for a UAB football team that lost for the first time this season?

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Nick Saban breaks down what happened on Saturday in narrow win over Texas

Nick Saban never seems to treat his Monday press conference like it's his favorite chore of the week. Some weeks, though, the University of Alabama head coach is particularly feisty and the message is not always directed as the assembled media members.

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Point guard Eric Gaines brings his ‘high risk, high reward’ style to UAB basketball

Incoming UAB point guard Eric Gaines brings another high-powered piece to the Blazers' backcourt. The LSU transfer will pair well with the dynamic Jelly Walker, who might have more shooting range than any player in the country.

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First look at Saturday’s college football games statewide

Does Auburn have enough to beat visiting Penn State? Can UAB bounce back from a disappointing loss? Can Alabama bounce back from what some thought was a closer-than-expected win?

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State college football roundup: South Alabama and Jacksonville State win on the road

South Alabama, Jacksonville State and West Alabama get big road wins. Jon Sumrall gets his first win as a college head coach and UNA running back ShunDerrick Powell has a big night.

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UAB commits four turnovers in 21-14 loss to Liberty

UAB was its own worst enemy in the first half of Saturday night’s game at Liberty. In the second half, for the second consecutive season, Liberty turned into bullies to walk away with a 21-14 victory in the rain over the Blazers at Williams Stadium.

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Bryce Young and Will Reichard save the day for Alabama on Saturday at Texas

There were some fortunate breaks for the University of Alabama in the Crimson Tide’s improbable 20-19 victory over Texas on Saturday at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium.

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Eli Gold checks in with Alabama radio crew in pregame show before Saturday's game at Texas

A familiar voice visited the Crimson Tide Sports Network by phone on Saturday on the pregame show prior to Alabama and Texas kicked the football off in Austin.

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Jon Sumrall faces his hometown team in his first home game as Troy football head coach

Jon Sumrall is an Alabama A&M football fan. His mom got a Master’s degree at the school, which is in his hometown of Huntsville. He attended some Alabama A&M football games and followed the Bulldog players that played in the NFL. He ran the steps at Lewis Crews Stadium on the Alabama A&M campus as part of his training regiment as a player at Grissom High.

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Hard work and proper diet help Kyle Harrell to add to his role on the UAB defense

Kyle Harrell is content with his role on the UAB football team. It seems like such a simple sentence, at least until you consider his complex journey through college football.

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Frantic finishes and tremendous comebacks highlight Thursday night high school football

A full slate of Thursday night high school football produced some memorable games. The remainder of the games will be played on what is supposed to be a soggy Friday night.

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Friendship on temporary hold for JSU head coach Rich Rodriguez and Murray State's Dean Hood

Old friends Rich Rodriguez and Dean Hood gave each other the cold shoulder this week. Both of them understand why the other did not call. They will be on the opposite sidelines on Saturday.

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College football moves into its second full week of action

Alabama plays a true road game while Auburn stays home again. UAB looks for revenge against Liberty. The football season is heating up.

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