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Mark Barron motivated for another title run with Alabama -

"My freshman year I used to go for the big hit because I like to hit hard, but now I would rather be a sure tackler," Barron said. "I don't want to be that guy who goes for the hard hit and misses the tackle. … I try not to go too hard and be too aggressive and make sure I can make the tackle, even though I might like to take their head off."

Alabama's Sept. 17 home game vs. North Texas set for 6:30 p.m. kickoff |

The Alabama-North Texas game on Sept. 17 at Bryant-Denny Stadium will kick off at 6:30 p.m. CDT, Fox Sports Net announced today.

Burning SEC questions: Favored 'Bama to rebuilding Gators - NCAA Football -

1. Can the SEC win a sixth straight BCS championship? Which team here has the best chance to do it? The answers are yes, and Alabama.

Chris Stewart to handle sideline reporting for Alabama football radio broadcasts this season |

Chris Stewart, the radio play-by-play announcer for Alabama's men's basketball broadcasts, is adding football radio and TV work to his list of duties. Stewart will be the sideline reporter for football games this season, a task previously handled by former player Barry Krauss. Also, Stewart will host the Nick Saban TV Show, a 30-minute show that features highlights and interviews. He has been a member of the Crimson Tide Sports Marketing team since 1999.

Danny Sheridan: NCAA Has Found Cam Newton Bag Man - Team Speed Kills

Danny Sheridan says the NCAA thinks it found someone who paid money for Cam Newton to go to Auburn.

Man of Steel on All Things College Football, Phil Steele, Gives Season Preview, Picks the Tide to Take it All, More | CY Interview

"When I broke it down, I had to go with the better defense and the SEC pedigree. I went with Alabama to win the national title."

2011 Nike Pro Combat Uniforms To Be Worn By LSU, Oregon, Others -

Oregon will be one of the nine schools, as will Pac-12 rival Stanford. Army, Boise State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan State, Navy and Ohio State will also wear the uniform system On September 3, Oregon will wear the uniforms against LSU in their meeting at Cowboys Stadium, and Boise State and Georgia will wear the uniforms in their game at the Georgia Dome. Michigan State will wear the uniform in their annual meeting with Michigan on October 15, LSU will wear the uniforms against Auburn on October 22, and Ohio State will wear them against Wisconsin on October 29.

Willie Lyles sold video to LSU with no recruiting value - ESPN

An "Outside the Lines" review of video scouting reports purchased by the LSU football program last fall from talent scout Willie Lyles has found they contain highlights of players who already were playing Division I football at other programs and poor-quality, full-game shoots that did not isolate or identify any players at all. The analysis of video footage obtained by "Outside the Lines" through a public-records request concludes that the information would likely be of little use during the recruiting process.

Twitter | Dan Wetzel

As Yahoo reported weeks ago, LSU paid for California / Kansas Juco package, but per Will Lyles: "all they wanted to discuss was Texas high schools." NCAA limits number of recruiting services a school can purchase in a region. LSU already had TX service, so Lyles became JUCO scout. In no way should anyone believe Will Lyles conned LSU. LSU knew he wasnt a CA/KS JUCO scout when it hired him.

Longhorn Network's plans to televise high school games now on hold | Texas Longhorns News - Sports News for Dallas, Texas - SportsDayDFW

Commissioner Dan Beebe announced a temporary compromise Wednesday. Telecasts of high school football games on the Longhorn Network are now on hold, pending decisions by the NCAA and the Big 12 about how to handle single-school and conference networks. The Big 12 also delayed the possibility of a conference game on the Longhorn Network, announced earlier this month as part of a side deal with Fox.

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A look inside Alabama's 2011 media guide |

SEC Media Days in quotes: 'My jaws are tired,' says Mississippi State's Vick Ballard |

LSU to brew and sell its own beer |

Conferences Based on Geography: The Smaller SEC - Cowboy Altitude