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Key Alabama defensive lineman charged with DUI

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The college football season opener between Alabama and Florida State is little more than a month away, but the Crimson Tide already got some tough news before practice even begins. Pre-season All-SEC defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand was arrested and charged with DUI early Saturday morning. Alabama Coach Nick Saban will decide in the coming days whether Hand will be subjected to disciplinary action. Saban expressed his disappointment and seemed to indicate he will take action, which means Hand could miss…

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Seminoles place 3 on preseason All-ACC

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Florida State placed three members on the preseason All-ACC football team announced Wednesday. Two come from their highly touted defensive unit voted on by the media. Center Alec Eberle, Jr., a redshirt junior, was the sole representative from the offensive side of the ball. Despite missing spring practice due to hip surgery, Eberle will anchor an offensive line still under construction.

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Alabama shows Huskies, nation what great defense is all about

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As expected, Alabama advanced to the college football national championship game in Tampa with a 24-7 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl win over the Washington Huskies on Saturday in Atlanta. Running back Bo Scarbrough put up 180 yards and two touchdowns on the ground to lead his team to the next step. They did not need anything else from the offense after the vaunted Crimson Tide defense did what they normally do. That means sacks, stuffs, pressures, knock-downs and, oh yes, scoring…

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‘Bama/Gators SEC title game looks like massive mismatch

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Talk about a mismatch. Alabama’s defense is the best in the nation. Florida’s offense looks like one of the worst. They’ll face off Saturday in the Southeastern Conference championships game, with the top-ranked Crimson Tide (12-0, 8-0 SEC) heavily favored to lock up its third straight trip to the College Football Playoff with a victory over the No. 15 Gators (8-3, 6-2). Alabama has not given up a defensive touchdown in 17 quarters, a span that covers its entire November…

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The Predictions: Florida can’t score enough to stay with Bama

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The way analysts talk about the Alabama Crimson Tide, you don’t know whether they are preparing for the College Football Playoffs or the ones reserved for the NFL. They may be the best team ever, say some analysts. They are so No. 1 that their second-string may be No. 2. They are bulletproof and can stop speeding trains. On the other hand, Alabama beat Ole Miss by five. They beat LSU by 10. So are they are unbeatable? Of course…

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Despite careful scheduling, Gators gladly running end of season gauntlet

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As anyone who cares about college football knows, the Florida Gators will face top-ranked Alabama in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday. Despite going in and out of the Ben Hill Griffin M.A.S.H. unit, and entering the game as huge underdogs, Gator Nation would rather be playing in the game instead of sitting at home. Gators’ Coach Jim McElwain knows the enormity of the task before him and his team on Saturday. “There’s only been a couple of times so…

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Idle Florida teams move up in AP Top 25

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Florida State and Florida are the two state schools still standing in this week’s AP Top 25 poll. Both teams were idle over the weekend, but moved ahead one spot each to 12th and 14th, respectively. Miami fell out of the top 25 following their big loss at Virginia Tech on Thursday, their third straight. The Hokies earned enough support to be ranked 25th, one week after falling out of the poll because of an embarrassing loss to Syracuse. South…

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