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Week 11: Alabama plays Johnny Football; coaching change rumors sizzling

Auburn Undercover is reporting that Gene Chizik's hot seat is heating up at Auburn. (Source: Todd Van Emst) Auburn Undercover is reporting that Gene Chizik's hot seat is heating up at Auburn. (Source: Todd Van Emst)
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  • Bama OC Brian Daboll leaving Tuscaloosa for the Buffalo Bills

    Bama OC Brian Daboll leaving Tuscaloosa for the Buffalo Bills

    Sunday, January 14 2018 6:26 PM EST2018-01-14 23:26:55 GMT

    It's one and done for Brian Daboll as the Bama Offensive Coordinator who helped win a National Championship last week for the Crimson Tide is now heading to Buffalo to take the same position with the Bills.

    It's one and done for Brian Daboll as the Bama Offensive Coordinator who helped win a National Championship last week for the Crimson Tide is now heading to Buffalo to take the same position with the Bills.

  • Alabama coach's playbook stolen before title game

    Alabama coach's playbook stolen before title game

    Friday, January 12 2018 10:11 AM EST2018-01-12 15:11:14 GMT
    Friday, January 12 2018 10:11 AM EST2018-01-12 15:11:14 GMT

    Alabama players and coaches stayed at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta for a couple days, leading up to the game Monday night, including defensive line coach Karl Dunbar.

    Alabama players and coaches stayed at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta for a couple days, leading up to the game Monday night, including defensive line coach Karl Dunbar.

  • Playbook stolen from Alabama defensive coach before National Championship game

    Playbook stolen from Alabama defensive coach before National Championship game

    Thursday, January 11 2018 6:08 PM EST2018-01-11 23:08:49 GMT

    According to a police report made in Atlanta, University of Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar reported a backpack stolen from a meeting room at the team hotel on Saturday, January 6. That backpack included a game day notebook.

    According to a police report made in Atlanta, University of Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar reported a backpack stolen from a meeting room at the team hotel on Saturday, January 6. That backpack included a game day notebook.

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  • LSU football enjoys team outing at original T.J. Ribs restaurant

    LSU football enjoys team outing at original T.J. Ribs restaurant

    Tuesday, August 11 2015 9:37 PM EDT2015-08-12 01:37:12 GMT
    Tuesday, August 11 2015 10:06 PM EDT2015-08-12 02:06:19 GMT
    The LSU football team took a break from the sweaty grind of fall camp Tuesday night to enjoy some team bonding and great food.
    The LSU football team took a break from the sweaty grind of fall camp Tuesday night to enjoy some team bonding and great food.
  • LSU football wants return to 2011 defense

    LSU football wants return to 2011 defense

    Thursday, August 6 2015 3:15 PM EDT2015-08-06 19:15:51 GMT
    Thursday, August 6 2015 3:36 PM EDT2015-08-06 19:36:51 GMT
    LSU may have ranked No. 1 in the SEC defensively last season, but many fans and analysts agree that wasn’t an accurate reflection of how the team actually played. 
    LSU may have ranked No. 1 in the SEC defensively last season, but many fans and analysts agree that wasn’t an accurate reflection of how the team actually played. 
  • LSU football reports for fall camp, Miles says Bain was never reinstated

    LSU football reports for fall camp, Miles says Bain was never reinstated

    Wednesday, August 5 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-08-05 16:06:42 GMT
    Wednesday, August 5 2015 4:52 PM EDT2015-08-05 20:52:04 GMT
    On a steamy and sweltering morning in south Louisiana, the LSU football team officially reported for the start of fall camp. The Tigers checking into the West Campus Apartments Wednesday morning, with their first practice set for Thursday. 
    On a steamy and sweltering morning in south Louisiana, the LSU football team officially reported for the start of fall camp. The Tigers checking into the West Campus Apartments Wednesday morning, with their first practice set for Thursday. 
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  • Game winning shot rattles out, Ole Miss falls at Texas A&M

    Game winning shot rattles out, Ole Miss falls at Texas A&M

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:44 PM EST2018-01-17 04:44:02 GMT
    Source: SEC NetworkSource: SEC Network

    Tyler Davis scored 20 points, including Texas A&M's final basket, and the Aggies defeated Mississippi 71-69 on Tuesday night for A&M's first victory in Southeastern Conference play this season. The Rebels' Breein Tyree missed a 3-point attempt at the other end that rattled in and out as time expired.

    Tyler Davis scored 20 points, including Texas A&M's final basket, and the Aggies defeated Mississippi 71-69 on Tuesday night for A&M's first victory in Southeastern Conference play this season. The Rebels' Breein Tyree missed a 3-point attempt at the other end that rattled in and out as time expired.

  • Jimbo Fisher accepts head coach position at Texas A&M

    Jimbo Fisher accepts head coach position at Texas A&M

    Friday, December 1 2017 1:40 PM EST2017-12-01 18:40:51 GMT
    Friday, December 1 2017 1:40 PM EST2017-12-01 18:40:51 GMT

    He had been coaching the team for eight years with a 83-23 record. He succeeded Bobby Bowden in 2010.

    He had been coaching the team for eight years with a 83-23 record. He succeeded Bobby Bowden in 2010.

(RNN) - We are getting to the point in the season where we behold the final agonies of several league coaches. Rumors are swirling like wind-whipped, November snow about the impending professional demises of coaches at three league schools.

It would be really sad if they weren't all filthy rich. Or at least two of them are and one of them used to be.

Arkansas at South Carolina, Noon, CBS

Arkansas can even its record at 5-5 and keep alive the possibility of extending this season's agony for one more postseason game with a win over demoralized South Carolina.

There may be some kind of monetary bowl-clause incentive in the contract for future former interim head coach John L. Smith, who needs the dough. According to news reported far and wide he is in debt by somewhere between $25 million to $40 million.

Like grandpa always said, go big or go home, and buddy, declaring bankruptcy with a net worth eight figures less than zero is pretty darn spectacular.

South Carolina is 7-2 and had a week of rest and recuperation after its 38-35 win over Tennessee two weeks ago.

If you don't have an ant farm, this game might be a pleasant Saturday morning diversion.

Missouri at Tennessee, 12:21 p.m., SEC Network

Missouri is favored over Tennessee, which was one of the founding members of the Southeastern Conference back in 1932. The game is scheduled to be played in Knoxville, which is not too far from Sewanee, also a founding member of the SEC that de-emphasized football and withdrew from the SEC in 1940 to focus on academics. Tennessee has not officially announced if that is its intention, but the Volunteers did give up more than 700 yards to Troy University in a hideous victory that looked like a couple of 11-year-olds playing PlayStation after a Red Bull chugging contest.

I don't even know what to say about this game. Derek Dooley, like John L. Smith and Gene Chizik, is on the griddle.

Louisiana-Lafayette at Florida, 12:21 p.m., SEC Network

Louisiana Lafayette scored about 40 or 50 points a game, has a quarterback named Terrance Broadway who has thrown for 1,600 yards in eight games and is about as likely to throw it to one of the Gators as he is to complete a long touchdown pass.

Florida needs to get its offensive act back together after choking against Georgia then sleepwalking through a sluggish win over Mizzou last week. Maybe the boys in blue will get ‘er done, but you'd have to love you some Gators to watch more than a few minutes of this one.

Texas A&M at Alabama, 3:30 p.m., CBS

Well, we're finally getting to the point in the season where some teams have common opponents. Let's see.

LSU shut down Johnny Football and the potent Texas A&M offense and held on to take a hard-fought 24-19 victory.

LSU shut down AJ McCarron and the potent Alabama offense and lit the Alabama defense up like the Fourth of July, but couldn't hold on, gave up a last-minute drive and lost, 21-17.

So, what happens? Does Alabama's tenacious D come off the deck all vengeful and crush the dashing freshman, or … Yeah, that's probably it.

Vanderbilt at Mississippi, 7 p.m, ESPNU

Vanderbilt is favored over the Rebellious Black Bears in a game slated to be broadcast live and in color over ESPNU, which is where bad games go when they die.

Vanderbilt can nail down a second consecutive bowl season with a victory. The last time that happened was …. I don't know, and don't really want to look it up.

Georgia at Auburn, 7 p.m, ESPN2

The word on the internet is that Auburn President Jay Gogue has told Auburn Board of Trustees members that he's "preparing to possibly" replace coach Gene Chizik. The name that was reported by Auburn Undercover as a possible replacement is Shawn Watson.

We Googled, Bing-ed and went to the library to find out who that is, and he is the offensive coordinator at undefeated Louisville and used to be the offensive coordinator at Nebraska.

In similar, but unrelated news, we are "preparing to possibly" purchase a  new computer, and are looking at a second-generation ASUS, a used Lenovo or a refurbished Macbook Air because they are cheap and affordable, even if they're not what we'd really like. See, we have to be frugal, because we have a $7.5 million buyout clause in our contract with our old computer, which won a national championship two years ago but fell off a table and doesn't work anymore.

Maybe Chizik could save his job with wins over Georgia and Alabama. But barring a meteor hitting Earth, Georgia is going to win this game. So if you want to tune in and listen to ESPN commentators talk about Shawn Watson and other stuff, have a good day.

Mississippi State at LSU, 7 p.m., ESPN

LSU has got to be bitter. It had Alabama flat beat and let those Crimson Tiders unfold a miracle that'll be immortalized and available for purchase as an elegantly framed, signed and numbered print here directly.

If coach Les "Mad Hatter" Miles had kicked a couple of field goals instead of faking one and going for it with a running back playing quarterback on fourth-and-1, he'd have had his offense out there taking a knee instead of calling a last-minute blitz that left T.J. Yeldon wide open for a little dink from AJ McCarron that turned into one of the most exciting touchdowns we saw all day. (And we watched the Troy-Tennessee game, which had about a dozen and a bunch of field goals, too).

Mississippi State, meanwhile, seems to have woken up from its beautiful 7-0 dream to the stark reality that it is, after all, Mississippi State.

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  • UK Holds Annual Media Day

    UK Holds Annual Media Day

    Sunday, July 30 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-07-30 22:16:57 GMT
    LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE)   Hope springs eternal as the University of Kentucky football team gears up for another season.  The team held their annual media day on Sunday for all the coaches and players to weigh in on the upcoming season.  "We all do that let's go work on let's go play let's not talk about it and worry about all that and get better," said head coach, Mark Stoops.   The team is also starting camp on Sunday, and the players are excited to get to...
    LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE)   Hope springs eternal as the University of Kentucky football team gears up for another season.  The team held their annual media day on Sunday for all the coaches and players to weigh in on the upcoming season.  "We all do that let's go work on let's go play let's not talk about it and worry about all that and get better," said head coach, Mark Stoops.   The team is also starting camp on Sunday, and the players are excited to get to...
  • Ole Miss hands Florida their first SEC loss

    Ole Miss hands Florida their first SEC loss

    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-01-14 05:05:44 GMT
    Source: Ole Miss SportsSource: Ole Miss Sports

    Bruce Stevens scored 22 points, Deandre Burnett added 20, and the Rebels held off Florida for a 78-72 win on Saturday afternoon.

    Bruce Stevens scored 22 points, Deandre Burnett added 20, and the Rebels held off Florida for a 78-72 win on Saturday afternoon.

  • WELCOME BACK: Marcus Lattimore joins USC football staff

    WELCOME BACK: Marcus Lattimore joins USC football staff

    Friday, January 12 2018 3:56 PM EST2018-01-12 20:56:05 GMT
    Will Muschamp shares a laugh with Marcus Lattimore in Friday's news conference. Lattimore has been named USC's new director of player development. (Source: WIS)Will Muschamp shares a laugh with Marcus Lattimore in Friday's news conference. Lattimore has been named USC's new director of player development. (Source: WIS)

    South Carolina legend Marcus Lattimore will return to his alma mater's football program in an off-the-field role. 

    South Carolina legend Marcus Lattimore will return to his alma mater's football program in an off-the-field role. 

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