Vanderbilt hosts No. 1 Alabama Saturday in both teams’ SEC opener. Kickoff is 2:30 p.m. on CBS, as the Crimson Tide visit Vanderbilt Stadium for the first time since 2007. Here are five things to watch in Vanderbilt’s upset bid:Vanderbilt can be creative in play-calling, but it can’t afford too many risks. Kyle Shurmur has become one of the most efficient quarterbacks in college football because he’s mostly made good decisions. This is no time to try to do too much.
Matt Calkins of the Seattle Times sees a defensive grinder Sunday when the Seahawks meet the Titans at Nissan StadiumLow-scoring, defense-dominated games aren't necessarily bad games. This is a good thing to keep in mind if you are planning to watch the Titans host the Seahawks on Sunday. If defensive games are well-played and close in the late stages, they can be just as entertaining as the 37-34 shootouts that everyone fawns over in this video-game world.
Nick Saban probably has Derek Mason’s phone number on a list somewhere in his office, over by his jar of Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies, ready in case of emergency. Saban runs the dominant program in college football, Alabama, so he loses offensive and defensive coordinators to head coaching jobs regularly. He’s also the greatest coach in college football history, so he makes smart replacement hires just as regularly. And Mason would be an easy choice to coordinate his defense.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".