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Kevin C. Cox

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Stephen Roberts Flips to Auburn

4-star cornerback Stephen Roberts has flipped his commitment from Alabama to Auburn. His change of heart is no surprise to observers and I doubt it caught the Alabama staff flatfooted either. Roberts had made several unofficial visits to Auburn from his nearby hometown of Opelika - at least 8 during the football season.

He wasn't a good fit for our system and this just means we have a better shot at landing Humphrey, right? RIGHT?

Alabama 2014 Football Schedule Completed

This makes the out-of-conference slate West Virginia, FAU, USM, and Western Carolina. Three of those games will be played in Tuscaloosa the WVU game being played in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Aug. 30 West Virginia Mountaineers (Atlanta)

Sept. 6 Florida Atlantic Owls

Sept. 13 Southern Miss Golden Eagles

Sept. 20 Florida Gators

Sept. 27 Open Date

Oct. 4 at Ole Miss Rebels

Oct. 11 at Arkansas Razorbacks

Oct. 18 Texas A&M Aggies

Oct. 25 at Tennessee Volunteers

Nov. 1 Open Date

Nov. 8 at LSU Tigers

Nov. 15 Mississippi State Bulldogs

Nov. 22 Western Carolina Catamounts

Nov. 29 Auburn Tigers

DNA analysis matches Jameis Winston with accuser - ESPN

According to the DNA analysis report, a copy of which was viewed by ESPN.com on Wednesday, the Florida state crime lab determined the chance of the DNA in the woman's underwear being a match for someone other than Winston was one in 2.2 trillion.

Police obtained a sexual assault kit on Dec. 7, 2012, when the accuser reported the alleged incident had occurred at an off-campus apartment. Winston's DNA was recently obtained through a buccal swab he provided to authorities investigating the case.

The DNA match alone does not prove that Winston, a leading Heisman Trophy candidate, sexually assaulted the woman, as the accuser's family claimed in a statement released Wednesday by a Tampa, Fla.-based attorney. But it does indicate that Winston, who has yet to talk to Tallahassee police or the state attorney investigating the case, had his DNA associated with the accuser on Dec. 7, 2012, when the accuser said she was sexually assaulted.

This is relevant for 'Bama fans for more than a few reasons. 1. If Bama wins out, FSU is likely our opponent in Pasadena. 2. I live in Tallahassee so y'all have to care along with me.

I think this is quite damning for Winston, even if the test doesn't prove the sex was forced. Here's the thing, outside of a devious motivation on the part of the alleged victim, what reason does she have to cry rape? Why would she have a test done on her RIGHT after the incident, when there was no rape or sexual assault committed? Seems like over kill, to me.

Also, people arguing the timing is all off forget about the amount of pressure rape victims are under. If I had to take a stab at why this all came out now, she probably saw the hand writing on the wall that the investigation was going no where (indicated by the statement yesterday), then saw Winston being paraded about as FSU's savior and it pissed her off. If this were my daughter, that alone would be enough for me to scream from the mountain tops to make sure I did everything in my power to bring my daughters rapist to court.

‘Sports Illustrated’ cover asks: Is AJ McCarron one of the best ever? | For The Win

The last college football team or player to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated was Oregon, which received front-page billing in the magazine’s Oct. 30 edition – and then lost its next game at Stanford, proving that the SI jinx is alive and well. Will Alabama and quarterback AJ McCarron be the next victim? McCarron lands on the cover of this week’s magazine, under a headline that asks a serious question: "Is It Time to Think About AJ McCarron As One of the Best Ever?"

Nick Saban would like a word with you about this article...

Nick Saban doesn't have time for AJ McCarron's SI cover - SBNation.com

"Do you think I sit around all day looking at magazines or what?" Saban said. "I don't even know what you're talking about. You asked a question every week that I don't know anything about. You need to come here and walk around and follow me around for like a week. --- "I'm happy for A.J., and I'm sure it looks great. You asked me something the other day that came out, like I was supposed to be right on the edge of my seat. That's all I've got to worry about."

God I love that man. In a biblical type of love, of course.

Linebacker C.J. Mosley admits he's been 'way more animated' during final season at Alabama | AL.com

"I've been playing way more animated than what I've been doing," Mosley said. "Just getting the crowd pumped and doing little things after the play, but this is my last year and I'm going all out. I'm not holding anything back. "That was one of the big things about me coming back, besides school, was not to have any regrets and go all out for this last year."

Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon, tight end Brian Vogler 'game-time' decisions for Chattanooga | AL.com

Both players injured their ankles during the second half of last week's game at Mississippi State. Vogler was seen walking off the field on crutches and Yeldon left the locker room in a walking boot.

Let's just call it a stomach bug and hold them out of the game this weekend, shall we?

The Crimson White | Kristy Curry begins new era at UA supported by husband, children, other coaches


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