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Georgia pondered using Florida-inspired play against Alabama at end of SEC Championship (report) |

"It was something from ’08 or ’09 that (Tim) Tebow had completed against them. Because I remember after that game, (Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart) was talking about how, ‘We just couldn’t stop them in the red zone.’ So we just studied that hard." Georgia just never got the chance

Chiefs rookie minicamp not a thing of beauty - Yahoo! Sports

The coaches also liked what they saw from inside linebacker Nico Johnson. The fifth-round choice out of the University of Alabama has a real chance to be part of the starting lineup come September.

Eddie Lacy, Johnathan Franklin competing for Packers -

"We're roommates in the hotel, we talk. But we're going to have to compete," Lacy said Saturday, via ESPN Milwaukee. "It's just like when you're in college -- you get there, you meet the other running backs, you're all friends but you have to compete. It's no different here."

New England Patriots release former Alabama DT Brandon Deaderick |

The release of Deaderick was viewed as a surprise to multiple reporters who cover the Patriots. The former seventh-round draft pick played in 14 games last season, starting five late in the year, and amassed 14 tackles, one sack and forced two fumbles. For his career, Deaderick, 25, has seen action in 34 games with 14 starts. He has 51 total tackles, five sacks and two forced fumbles. Deaderick was set to make $630,000 in 2013.

Charlie Weis says Bob Stoops has 'a point' with SEC 'propaganda' comment | al.com3

I'm just sayin', you look at the bottom of our league and the bottom of their league, just going based off the numbers, there's validity in what he said," Weis said. "I'm just going based off the numbers, I mean, I'm a numbers guy. Just based off the numbers, you'd have to say he's got a point."

Athlon Sports ranks Alabama's ongoing dynasty as 4th-greatest since 1934 |

Tommie Frazier recently riled up the Alabama fanbase when he said the teams he quarterbacked at Nebraska were better than the Crimson Tide teams that have won three of the last four BCS National Championships. At least one major college football publication agrees. In its ranking of college football's greatest dynasties of the AP era (1934-present), Athlon Sports put the Nebraska teams of the mid-90s at No. 2 and Alabama's current run, which it starts in 2008, at No. 4.

No. 10 Seeded Softball hosts NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Starting Friday

The Crimson Tide (42-13) will open regional play Friday, May 17, at Rhoads Stadium against Jacksonville State (30-25) starting at 6 p.m. The opening game of the regional gets underway at 3:30 p.m., and will feature Western Kentucky (41-16) and South Carolina Upstate (41-10).

Kristy Curry New Women's Basketball Coach

Kristy Curry has agreed to become the next head women's basketball coach at The University of Alabama. More information, including details on an introductory press conference, will be released at a later date.

Jerry Palm predicts Alabama vs. Ohio State in 2014 BCS title game |

Alabama linebacker play | Smart Football