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Happy Birthday Nick Saban! Roll Tide ,

Happy Birthday Nick Saban!

Marcel Dareus' Innocence Shattered

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"I saw Ryan [Fitzpatrick] complete the handoff, so I immediately tackled the running back, only to find out that he didn’t even have the ball—it was all just a lie," said Dareus, adding that watching the runner mimic carrying the ball as the quarterback dropped back to pass made him finally realize the truly terrible, deceitful things that players are capable of behind the line of scrimmage. "You go through your whole life thinking that everything is simple, that people are good, that a run play is a run play and a pass play is a pass play. But you know what? That’s not the world we live in.

Defensive Tackle’s Innocence Shattered By Play-Action Pass

Tyrone Prothro's leg "as good as it's going to get."

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What many people don't know, Prothro said, is that he got hurt on what was supposed to be the last play Alabama's starting offense was in for against Florida. The No. 15 Tide led Urban Meyer, Chris Leak and the No. 5 Gators 31-3 with around nine minutes left in the fourth quarter. Alabama was facing a fourth-and-5 at Florida's 27-yard line. The Tide called a timeout. Alabama discussed going for a field goal. The Tide instead decided to go for a first down.

10 years and 11 surgeries later, Tyrone Prothro's leg 'as good as it's going to get' | AL.com What a truly sorry state of affairs. This game, this stupid play, cost Prothro a career, Shula a job, Alabama a chance at an SEC Title.

My favorite Alabama Football player this year is...

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NewYorkStockExchangeWander. It's a rare thing but this longer version of his name is easier to say.

NCAA muzzles Harbaugh

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May 1 interpretation handed down by the NCAA's Academic and Membership Affairs staff states that coaches are not allowed to play any role in developing marketing materials or promoting non-institutional camps or clinics online – social media and recruiting correspondence included. However, coaches' names, quotes, likenesses and images can be used in marketing materials by the school hosting the satellite camp, but the guest coach can not promote it. Make no mistake, this is a victory, since the Harbaughs of the world still get to take recruiting junkets under the auspices of "instruction," but muzzling their promotion of these events will curb the worst excesses of the Big Ten's sticky fingers.

'Guest' coaches can no longer promote satellite camp appearances, NCAA says | AL.com

Blake Sims' Farewell Letter

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I went to the University of Alabama to become a man. When he was recruiting me, Coach Saban gave me his word that when I left, I would leave a grown man with a degree.

Blake Sims' Farewell and Thank You to Nick Saban and Alabama | Bleacher Report

Alabama Football Q&A With Bucky's Fifth Quarter

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The Crimson Tide finished their spring session last Saturday with their "A-Day" in front of a nice crowd in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Despite Bama being an annual contender for the National Championship, they come into the 2015 season with questions of their own. -- Stop on over at Bucky's Fifth Quarter and see me actually praise Jacob Coker and, for a change, be very upbeat about Alabama's chances this season!

Wisconsin football: Alabama spring Q&A with Roll Bama Roll - Bucky's 5th Quarter

Dazon Ingram commits to Alabama

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Four-star Guard Dazon Ingram Commits to Alabama

This is a big deal for Coach Avery Johnson as he builds the program. Ingram was the biggest prize of the class former coach Anthony Grant had put together, and losing him to Kentucky would have been a set-back. He is a perimeter scoring threat, something that the current roster needs desperately. Welcome, Dazon.

Making the Case for Landon Collins to the Giants at No. 9

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Landon fills more than one need immediately, and, importantly, he has never struggled with health or had discipline issues. I'm confident that you will enjoy his play and he'll be worth every penny of a rookie deal.

2015 NFL Draft: Nine for Giants at No. 9 -- Landon Collins, SS, Alabama - Big Blue View

Saban won't say it, but I think Alabama has its quarterback

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"[Cornwell] has done as good as anybody this spring," Saban said. "He is very bright, he has a great understanding of the offense. He does a great job from a leadership standpoint of helping other players play better when he is in there, and he has played smart for the most part all spring."

The Crimson White :: :: Quarterback pick still up in the air going into A-Day