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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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Alabama on verge of unprecedented run, with Clemson in the way

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Regardless of the outcome of Monday night’s College Football Playoff championship game between No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama, a case can be made that no team in the history of the sport has had a better run than the Crimson Tide under coach Nick Saban. If Alabama beats the Tigers to win a fourth national title in seven seasons, the argument may be settled. There was talk early in the season after Alabama lost to Mississippi that the…

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Alabama hires Jeremy Pruitt as defensive coordinator

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Alabama has hired Jeremy Pruitt as defensive coordinator after he had that role at Georgia and Florida State. On Friday, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced hiring the former Alabama assistant. Pruitt was on Mark Richt‘s staff at Georgia and fills the vacancy created when Kirby Smart became coach of the Bulldogs. “He did an outstanding job in the six years he was with us and did the same at Florida State and Georgia after that,” Saban said in a…

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