August 29, 2013

Unlike BCS, the Tide isn't receding

Stocked with future pros, an unflappable QB and a great coach, Alabama could three-peat.

By JOHN MARSHALL/The Associated Press

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Jadeveon Clowney,
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South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney could be the first full-time defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy.

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A handful of coaches head into the season needing to win a few games or they could be looking for a new job. Here's a few:

Randy Edsall, Maryland. He's won three conference games in two seasons since taking over for popular Ralph Friedgen and it won't get any easier with the Terps headed to the Big Ten after this season.

Lane Kiffin, USC. He's been hamstrung through a postseason ban and limited scholarships from the Reggie Bush-related sanctions, but excuses have a limited shelf life in the land of Troy, particularly after last season's flameout.

Mack Brown, Texas. The Longhorns are 11-15 in the Big 12 since playing for a national title in 2009 and have been ripped by rival Oklahoma three straight years. That won't fly in Austin for very long.

Bobby Hauck, UNLV. A highly-successful coach at Montana, he's struggled in the move up to the FBS, winning three games in each of his three seasons.

Gary Pinkel, Missouri. A move to the SEC could be Pinkel's undoing if the Tigers don't start winning in their new league soon.

BEST NAMES

Run through college football rosters across the country and you'll find some interesting names. Here's some of the coolest we could find:

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama defensive back.

Taco Charlton, Michigan defensive end.

Spiffy Evans, Boston College receiver.

Cassanova McKinzy, Auburn linebacker.

Thor Jozwiak, South Florida offensive lineman.

Silverberry Mouhon, Cincinnati defensive lineman.

Munchie Legaux, Cincinnati quarterback.

Pharoah McKever, North Carolina State receiver.

 

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