Posts Tagged ‘Nick Saban’

Alabama’s Upshaw draws energy from Saban, Indy visit

Whether Courtney Upshaw winds up at linebacker or defensive end in the NFL largely will depend on where he goes in April’s draft, but no matter. After four seasons under coach Nick Saban at Alabama, Upshaw feels prepared.

First and 10: Who you got — Tigers or Tide?

With Alabama and LSU gearing up for the Game of the Century Saturday night, tune into NFL Network’s “Around the League Live” at 5 p.m. ET Friday and have some fun with Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth, who won a BCS title at LSU when Nick Saban coached the Tigers, and Buffalo Bills rookie defensive end Marcell Dareus, who played for Saban’s national championship club at Alabama.

Moment of silence halts booing of Goodell

The chants of “We want football!” followed a chorus of boos after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was introduced on the stage Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall before the start of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Getting to know… Alabama’s Dareus

Alabama DT Marcell Dareus stopped by the NFL Network studios Thursday, and we took some time to get to know him as he prepares for the 2011 NFL Draft.

Ingram wants to erase doubts about health of knee

Alabama RB Mark Ingram said Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine that the knee he injured in August has healed and is a non-issue heading into April’s draft.

Pick Six: Coaches who should have stayed in school

You cannot blame Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh for considering a leap to the NFL. The allure of an NFL coaching gig can be very strong.

But sometimes the grass is not always greener, Jim. This is the kind of thinking that compelled McLean Stevenson to leave “M*A*S*H” to star in his own sitcom, “Hello, Larry”. Sometimes the best job is the one you don’t leave.

More money, more problems for college players

Alabama coach Nick Saban called agents “pimps” this week during the SEC media day. Our Jamie Dukes said that root of the problem was money. Colleges and universities are making a mint of college players who are helpless to earn more money.

Saban apologizes for his exit from Miami

When looking back at the Dolphins’ past, Nick Saban‘s exit from Miami seems about as graceful as a pass from Garo Yepremian.

Roundup: Hasselbeck confident in Carroll

Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck has a lot of confidence in his new coach, as does his younger teammates.

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