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Alabama's Will Anderson, Jr. wins Nagurski Trophy and AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year; 9 Alabama players earn SEC honors

Now that the conference championship games are out of the way, it is officially college football award season, and Alabama linebacker Will Anderson, Jr. is on pace to be the most decorated Crimson Tide player this year.

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Paul Finebaum says College Football Playoff Committee got final four teams right, blasts Saban for going on ESPN to plead case

Monday on Birmingham FM radio's "McElroy and Cubelic in the Morning," SEC Network's Paul Finebaum reacted to the College Football Playoff Committee announcing its final four teams of Georgia, Michigan, TCU and Ohio State.

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Alabama misses College Football Playoffs, settles for Sugar Bowl versus Kansas State

Despite a chaotic championship game weekend, Alabama still finished fifth and was left out of the College Football Playoffs for just the second time in its history.

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5 takeaways: Alabama vs. Auburn

Here are five takeaways from the 87th Iron Bowl.

Tank Bigsby (4) and Auburn travel to Tuscaloosa for this year's Iron Bowl, where they will meet the likes of Alabama's Jordan Battle (9) and Will Anderson (31). (Jacob Taylor/Auburn Athletics)Jacob Taylor/AU Athletics
The 5 keys to the Iron Bowl for Auburn

Only a month ago, most people would’ve predicted an obvious blowout in the 87th Iron Bowl. That was before Bryan Harsin was fired, and before Alabama would lose to LSU. Carnell ‘Cadillac’ Williams has breathed life into the program that had resonated with his players and five Auburn wins in 2 of its last 3 games. 

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Iron Bowl: 5 things to look for from the Crimson Tide

Alabama and Auburn will meet for the 87th time in Iron Bowl history when the in-state rivals square off on Saturday.

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Charles Barkley rails against Alabama football fans — 'These guys have lost two games, and they think it's the end of the world'

During a recent appearance on "The Next Round," Auburn basketball legend and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley shared his hatred of Alabama fans

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Saban impressed with Cadillac

Nick Saban may be a Mercedes man, but he is impressed with Cadillac.

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5 takeaways: Alabama vs. Austin Peay

An early kickoff on a cold day, against an FCS opponent, with no chance at playing in the SEC title game, and a slim to none chance of making the playoffs, this game had all the ingredients to be a sloppy one, and that’s exactly what Alabama fans got Saturday with a 34-0 win against Austin Peay.

Former State Rep. Rich Wingo says NIL, transfer rules have 'ruined' college football since he played for coach Bear Bryant

Wingo came to the University of Alabama in the late 1970s. There he met his wife of 42 years and had four successful seasons with the Crimson Tide. But things nearly went a different direction when Wingo was cut from the team his junior year.

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RIPeay — Individual performances from McClellan and Burton lead Alabama past Austin Peay

Alabama took care of business Saturday getting their ninth victory of the season beating Austin Peay 34-0.

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Alabama vs Austin Peay: 5 things to look for

After a tough stretch of a grueling SEC schedule, Alabama finally catches a break before the Iron Bowl as they host an FCS opponent, Austin Peay.

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Iron Bowl set to kick off at 2:30 p.m.

Kick off for the 87th iteration of the biggest rivalry in sports is set for 2:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, November 26 on CBS.

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5 Takeaways: Alabama at Ole Miss

Inconsistent, slow starts and close games would describe every Alabama road game this year, and the Tide's slow one on Saturday in Oxford was no different.

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Alabama survives on the road against Ole Miss

Alabama came into Saturday night without losing back to back regular season games since 2007 and they kept the streak alive with a 30-24 win over Ole Miss in Oxford.

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Alabama vs Ole Miss: 5 things to look for

Alabama may have lost their hopes of winning another championship after losing to LSU last week, but there is no time to mourn before they travel to Oxford to face the #11 Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday.

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McElroy, Saban trade back-and-forth over future of Alabama football, NIL

Alabama football head coach Nick Saban on Tuesday responded to his former quarterback Greg McElroy suggesting the legendary coach's reign was likely in its final stages.

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Sean of the South: Ode to Bama

It’s only college football. It’s not real life. It’s just college-age kids on a field, wearing shoulder pads, trying seriously to give each other concussions. It’s just a game.

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Five takeaways: Alabama vs LSU

Alabama suffered its second loss of the season on the last play of the game, this time by the hands of LSU.

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Alabama falls in overtime against LSU

Alabama lost its second game of the year, losing in overtime to LSU in Baton Rouge Saturday night by a score of 32-31.

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Alabama at LSU: 5 things to look for in top 10 SEC West matchup

Saturday #6 Alabama will travel to Baton Rouge to take on #10 LSU in a top ten matchup between two SEC West rivals.

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Five Alabama players named semifinalists for Butkus, Bednarik and Maxwell Awards

Alabama had five players named semifinalists to three very prestigious college football awards on Tuesday.

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Alabama starting LSU game week healthier, recalibrated

Alabama’s bye week is over and LSU game week has officially arrived. The Crimson Tide needed this week off to rest and hopefully get some guys back from injury.

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5 things Alabama can improve on during the bye week

After eight tough weeks of football, the Alabama Crimson Tide have managed to navigate one of the toughest schedules in the nation with a 7-1 record, the only loss coming to the #3 Tennessee Volunteers.

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Alabama defensive lineman Justin Eboigbe likely done for the season

For the remainder of the season, Alabama will likely not have one of their most experienced defensive linemen.

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Alabama defensive back Eli Ricks receives Chuck Bednarik Award player of the week

After giving up a season high 385 passing yards to Tennessee last week, Coach Saban decided that some changes needed to be made in the secondary, and the changes came in the form of Junior cornerback Eli Ricks.

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5 takeaways: Alabama vs Mississippi State

After suffering their first loss of the season last week against Tennessee, Alabama bounced back on homecoming defeating the #24 Mississippi State Bulldogs 30-6 to extend their win streak over the Bulldogs to 15 games.

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