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Alabama Crimson Tide: Impact Players in the Trenches

Stephen M. Smith, Alabama Crimson Tide Insider

Touchdown Alabama Magazine

It doesn’t matter how many skill players a team has, a winning mindset starts with the men in the trenches. Offensive and defensive lines have the daunting task of dominating at the point of attack. Though their goals differ, both aspects must achieve production in order for a team to succeed.

In recent seasons, Alabama’s…

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Florida’s Young Named “Big Man of the Year”

Patric Young may be playing in the final four against the University of Connecticut  Saturday but, even if the Gator’s lose, Young will have something to cheer about.

On Thursday, Young was named the recipient of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Pete Newell Big Man of the Year Award. Young, a senior, has been the center of Billy Donovan’s zone defense all year and has been a threat…

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Vanderbilt to Play Game at NFL Stadium

Vanderbilt University announced Thursday their scheduled game the University of Mississippi this year will be played in LP Field, home the Tennessee Titans.

Some might wonder why in the world, Vanderbilt would look to play a game in an NFL stadium when they can barely sell out their own stadium.

The move is nearly genius though when you look at the scheduling an idea. First off, Vanderbilt and…

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"The Allen Brothers: From Purple Dogs to Razorbacks" by our own @TylerWoessner

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This spring, junior Brandon Allen is looking to get a stronghold on the starting quarterback job. One of his competitors is his younger brother Austin, a redshirt freshman. You can call it somewhat of a sibling rivalry between…

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The Dark Horse Quarterback

Quarterback controversy is nothing new to South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier. Throughout his tenure, it seems every year there is always a quarterback battle for the starting spot, at not from both candidates being that great. As usual around this time in Columbia, S.C., there is quarterback controversy, however, it’s not for the starting spot.

Dylan Thompson, a senior who has held the…

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South Carolina Pro Day Review

Williams-Brice Stadium was loaded with NFL scouts and head coaches galore yesterday to view the talent South Carolina had to show off at their pro-day. Of course most were there for Jadeveon Clowney, however, there was a lot more talent that put on a show.

Overall, 30 out of 32 teams showed up to the big event in Columbia, S.C. Two of those teams, Jacksonville and Houston, sent their head…

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Top 5 SEC QB’s 2014

With most of the seasoned quarterbacks that were in this league heading to the NFL Draft the quarterback position is the one with the largest question mark around it going into the 2014 season. Even with quarterbacks emerging from spring practice as the solid No. 1 guy we’ve seen in some instances were he ultimately ends up being the No. 2 guy come time for the season to start. There are some…

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Top 5 SEC Wide Receivers 2014

The receiver position is one of the deepest as far as talent is concerned in the SEC going into 2014 and that’s after losing guys like Mike Evans, Odell Beckham, Jordan Matthews and Jarvis Landry.

With the offenses gaining momentum and explosiveness in the SEC I look to see the wide receiver position to be wide open for this upcoming class with the amount of depth and talent. Defenses have been…

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Top 5 SEC Tight Ends 2014

For me compiling these lists one of my favorite positions are the tight ends. The versatility of the position has come full fold with the popularity of the spread offenses. Typically we see a player that is well versed in blocking and receiving, but with the transition of the game we see lineman or larger receivers playing more of a tight end role. That said, this position is what gives defenses…

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Senior CLASS Award features 3 From SEC

As of today the NCAA has finalized their list to ten student-athletes to be selected for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate softball with three of those finalists coming from the SEC. In order to be considered for the award the student-athlete needs to excel in the community, classroom, character, composition and be classified as a Division I athlete.

Here are your three SEC seniors:


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