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By Ed Feulner
Nation is rising again on the shoulders of average folks
Topic - Nick Saban
The proposal penalized offenses for snapping the ball before 10 seconds have run off the 40-second play clock. The committee cited player safety concerns when it passed the proposal on Feb. 12.
Round 1 in the fight over pace of play in college football goes to those who have the need for speed.
Alabama coach Nick Saban is adamant he didn't have a role in coming up with the proposed 10-second rule, but equally insistent that hurry-up offenses are indeed hazardous to defensive players' health.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn was in his second year leading a high school program when he watched Florida State's Bobby Bowden turn up the tempo with a quarterback who was on his way to the Heisman Trophy.
Maybe the most refreshing take about a proposed rule change that would tap the brakes on college football's pedal-to-the-metal offenses came from Temple coach Matt Rhule.
Bret Bielema made an impassioned case in favor of the much-scrutinized proposal to slow down college offenses on Thursday night.
The University of Alabama has sued former assistant coach Mike Groh seeking payment of his contract buyout.
A judge cited Alabama's "stand your ground" law Wednesday in throwing out a lawsuit against University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban's daughter, who was being sued by her sorority sister over a fight.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn wants to slow down consideration of a rule taking aim at uptempo offenses.
Nick Saban says he's getting into the car business.
Alabama has named Kevin Steele linebackers coach and put defensive coordinator Kirby Smart back in charge of the secondary.
Those five-star Alabama recruits coming in this summer will have some catching up to do with their early-arriving peers.
In the grand signing day tradition, Alabama coach Nick Saban said the recruiting class met his team's needs.
Officially, national signing day allows high school football players to start signing a letter of intent with the college of their choice.
Jake Coker is going from backing up Jameis Winston to trying to replace AJ McCarron. The former Florida State quarterback is transferring to Alabama and will be eligible to play next season.
"We are very pleased to have this agreement completed," Saban said in a statement. "(Wife) Terry and our family are very happy in Tuscaloosa. It has become home to us. This agreement allows us to continue to build on the tremendous success that we have enjoyed to this point _ successes that have transcended the football field. We are excited about the future and the University of Alabama is where I plan to end my coaching career."
His lively speech seemed to lift the somber tone of the banquet and he told new athletic director Steve Patterson that he's looking forward to working with him.