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Nick Saban says Alabama QB competition resumes, set no timetable for its resolution

al.com — TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - The debut of Blake Sims as a starter was a success, coach Nick Saban said. What that means for Week 2 remains to be seen. The quarterback plan for Saturday's game with Florida Atlantic is still to be determined as of Monday afternoon, Saban said.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @ByCasagrande: Alabama QB competition resumes and Nick Saban's not telling you how they'll handle it Saturday ow.ly/AXPAO

Sep 01, 2014

Alabama QB competition resumes and Nick Saban's not telling you how they'll handle it Saturday ow.ly/AXPAO

Sep 01, 2014

Nick Saban says Alabama QB competition resumes, set no timetable for its resolution. ow.ly/AX8ns

Live updates: Malzahn recaps Arkansas win, previews San Jose State on Tiger Talk

al.com — This week's Tiger Talk is set to begin, as Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn will recap Saturday's win over Arkansas and preview Saturday's San Jose State game. Check out a full list of affiliates for the weekly radio show, which begins its live broadcast from Bob's Victory Grille in Auburn at 7 p.m.

Nick Saban fired up over question about Alabama's focus for FAU, Southern Miss

al.com — TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - There's no coincidence Alabama schedules a name-brand opponent in Week 1 nearly every season. Nick Saban says it creates a good target to influence good habits in the offseason. It's the next few weeks that could be an issue. Alabama will face Florida Atlantic and Southern Miss the next two Saturdays in Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Sep 01, 2014

Nick Saban fired up over question about Alabama's focus for FAU, Southern Miss. ow.ly/AXKDs

Live updates: Auburn coordinators Ellis Johnson, Rhett Lashlee recap Arkansas, look to SJSU

al.com — AUBURN, Alabama -- It's a big night for Auburn's coordinators. Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson will talk to reporters after reviewing film of the Tigers' 45-21 victory against Arkansas. San Jose State comes to town Saturday (6 p.m., ESPN2) and the coaches are sure to discuss the Spartans as well.
Sep 01, 2014

Auburn DC Ellis Johnson: "I thought we were a little bit soft early" against Arkansas. al.com/auburnfootball…

Sep 01, 2014

That's it for Rhett Lashlee, but now we've got some DC Ellis Johnson comin' at 'ya: al.com/auburnfootball…

Sep 01, 2014

Will we see freshman RB Roc Thomas soon? Rhett Lashlee: "There is still a plan to play him." al.com/auburnfootball…

Sep 01, 2014

Melvin Ray was the most consistent receiver in fall camp and also the most impressive against Arkansas. al.com/auburnfootball…

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Alabama kicker Adam Griffith named SEC special teams player of the week

al.com — TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - If there was any concern about Alabama's kicking game entering the 2014 season, Adam Griffith had the answer Saturday. After making all four of his field goals, the first-year starter was named SEC special teams player of the week on Monday evening.
Sep 01, 2014

Alabama kicker Adam Griffith named SEC special teams player of the week. ow.ly/AXJEh

Auburn specialist Daniel Carlson picks up SEC Freshman of the Week award

al.com — AUBURN, Alabama -- Daniel Carlson can keep his championship belt. The freshman punter and kicker was named the SEC's freshman of the week following an impressive debut Saturday in Auburn's 45-21 victory against Arkansas. Carlson is the first punter or kicker at Auburn to ever be named the SEC's freshman of the Week.
Sep 01, 2014

Auburn specialist @DanielCarlson38 picks up SEC Freshman of the Week award for impressive debut ow.ly/AXINR

Spotlighting Trey DePriest and some pad-popping Alabama linebacker practice

al.com — TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Linebacker play was a focus last week as Alabama played without suspended starter Trey DePriest. The senior will be available to play this Saturday in the 11 a.m. home opener with Florida Atlantic. The Tide returned to the practice field Monday for a helmets-shoulder pads practice and both linebackers were making some contact.
Sep 01, 2014

Spotlighting Trey DePriest and some pad-popping Alabama linebacker practice. ow.ly/AXFyG