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Alabama’s football lore has a chance to grow versus Clemson

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The Houndstooth hat. The tearaway jerseys. Sweet Home Alabama. Big Al the Elephant. Rammer Jammer. Deacon Blues. Little Debbie. The Bear. The Nicktator. Legion Field. Yeah, Alabama football has a nice history. The Tide tries to add to that in Monday night’s national championship game. When it comes to the lore of the sport, the Tide is probably behind only Notre Dame, and Alabama fans won’t even admit to that. This is the thing that seems to separate Alabama. Nebraska…

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The Al Golden vigil is underway at The U

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Thirty years ago, Notre Dame came into the Orange Bowl to face Miami for the final game of the regular season. Gerry Faust, the embattled Fighting Irish Coach in his fifth season, was under fire for not returning Notre Dame to the national stature they once enjoyed. On Saturday, the embattled Al Golden brought his 4-2 Miami Hurricanes onto the field at Sun Life Stadium hoping to pull an upset against No. 6 Clemson. He is under the same level…

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After all this time, Steve Spurrier still belongs to the Florida Gators

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He won the Heisman Trophy there. He won a national championship. As a player, and as a coach, he helped to change things. Even after this time away, Steve Spurrier is the ultimate Gator. Even now, he still looks odd in burgundy. In college football, things change. And so, it is easy to wonder if Spurrier will ever be thought of as South Carolina’s coach, or just as a Florida alumnus working somewhere else. Already, Spurrier is entering his 11th…

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Is Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans in line for a big payday down the line?

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Soon, the big money should thrown at Tampa Bay Bucs’ receiver Mike Evans, too. These days, what wide receivers seem to catch the most are paychecks. On Tuesday, for instance, both Dallas receiver Dez Bryant and Denver receiver DeMaryius Thomas signed contracts for five years and $70 million. When you factor in the contract that Detroit’s Calvin Johnson signed two years ago, and the ones that Atlanta’s Julio Jones and Cincinnati’s A.J. Green will get next year, it’s an impressive way…

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