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Kevin C. Cox

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Math Wednesday: What We're Chasing | Eleven Warriors

I have no desire to rehash others' arguments about when and why the SEC became a better conference, or make lame excuses about the weather to explain performances in bowl games. Instead, I want to take a look at what makes the Tide tick - what are their strengths and weaknesses? How do the Buckeyes match up?

Nick Saban: Alabama's mindset, defense 'a work in progress' (video & photos) | al.com

So what about now, in 2013, coming off two straight national championships? How is the Crimson Tide's mindset this year? "We've been a work in progress this year in terms of trying to get our players to focus on paying attention to detail," Saban said Thursday

Alabama Crimson Tide top projected SEC standings for 2013 - College Football - ESPN

Alabama was only truly vulnerable last season when it turned the ball over. In games versus LSU, Texas A&M and Georgia (games in which Alabama outscored its opponents 77-74), the Crimson Tide lost more than 25 points in scoreboard value on turnovers.

Florida State signee Matthew Thomas says mom made him sign; wants his release | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

“What happened was on Signing Day [was] I wasn’t sure who I wanted to sign with,” Thomas told the paper. “I had issues with different schools. But when I told my mom I didn’t want to sign with anybody and wait and give it a few days she said I couldn’t do that. She said, ‘FSU is a good school – pick them. It’s close to home.’ I wasn’t agreeing with it. But I felt like I was being disrespectful to her if I didn’t sign. So I made her happy.”

Alabama tops SEC in revenue - SEC Blog - ESPN

Alabama took in $124,899,945 in revenue and spent $108,204,867 for a subsidy of $5,461,200. Texas was No. 1 nationally with $163,295,115 in total revenue

Baseball Cruises Past No. 25 Troy, 11-2 - ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE - University of Alabama Official Athletic Site

Softball Wins Thriller Over Texas A&M, 10-9 - ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE - University of Alabama Official Athletic Site

Be Careful With USA Today's College Finances Database - Team Speed Kills

Your Thursday LOL

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