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Rex Ryan hugs Bill Belichick after the Patriots defeated the Jets 49-19 on November 22, 2012. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Irked Rex Backs Belichick In ‘Overblown’ Playbook Flap

Add yet another chapter to the long-running saga that is the Jets-Patriots rivalry. But, here’s a new twist: Rex Ryan actually defended Bill Belichick. Wait. Say what?

06/20/2014

Peyton Manning (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Did Manning, Saban Meeting Violate League Rules?

Peyton Manning’s never-ending quest to hone his game and Nick Saban’s desire to decipher fast-paced offenses led to a recent meeting that the Crimson Tide coach called mutually beneficial.

04/20/2014

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Gallo Goes There: Head Coaches Are Hugely Overrated In The NFL

Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.

01/03/2014

Mack Brown (Credit: Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORT/Getty Images)

Mack Brown Is Stepping Down After 16 Seasons At Texas

Texas head coach Mack Brown is retiring after 16 seasons, with his final game to be the Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl against Oregon.

12/15/2013

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 23: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide leads his team on the field to face the Chattanooga Mocs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Iron Bowl Stakes Rarely This High For ‘Bama, Auburn

It is fitting that the Iron Bowl finally gets to play this kind of role in the SEC, and it is a shock it has not happened like this before. Since the addition of a conference championship game in the SEC in 1992, Alabama and Auburn have never been quite this good in the same season.

11/26/2013

T.J. Yeldon (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama Crimson Tide Ranked No. 1, Yeldon Lets His Game Do The Talking

Chatty or not, it probably won’t be possible for T.J. Yeldon to maintain that low profile as he takes over the lead role in ‘Bama’s backfield after shining on national stages as a freshman.

08/17/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Coach Will Have More Wins This Season? Urban Meyer Vs. Nick Saban

Both Alabama and Ohio State are regarded as monstrously strong this year. Which coach will walk away with the most wins?

08/16/2013

Dee Milliner of the Alabama Crimson Tide stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on stage after Milliner was picked No. 9 overall by the New York Jets. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jets’ New Flight Plan — Gang Green Dodges Draft

The Jets wear a splintered crown. They lost Revis because the owner wanted him gone. They have Rex Ryan because the owner wants him. And perhaps they spent the first two picks on defense — surprise! — because Ryan wanted them.

04/26/2013

Alabama’s Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, left, celebrates with Adrian Hubbard after an interception in the third quarter against Notre Dame during the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on Jan. 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Alabama Creates Modern Day College Football Dynasty With Rout Of Notre Dame

AJ McCarron threw four touchdown passes and Eddie Lacy ran for 140 yards and scored twice for the second-ranked Crimson Tide, which scored on its first three drives and cruised from there.

01/07/2013

Quarterback AJ McCarron #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Curci: Breaking Down The BCS National Championship Game

In the end it will be up to Golson and AJ McCarron to lead their respective team to victory. At the end of the day, Alabama will just be too much, and the luck will finally run out for the Irish.

01/07/2013

Nick Saban (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) and Mariano Rivera (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Nick Saban Turns To Mariano Rivera To Stress Idea Of ‘Focus’ To His Players

The Crimson Tide is taking on the Fighting Irish in the BCS National Championship Game, and Saban has been thinking out of the box to prepare his players for the big game. On Sunday, he took a page out of legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera’s book.

01/07/2013

The Coaches' Trophy sits with the helmets for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Keidel: Can The Underdog Irish Take Down The Mighty Crimson Tide?

If Notre Dame were playing anyone but Alabama and Nick Saban, I would guarantee that the Dome comes home with the hardware. But only one team has an absurd surplus of future Sunday stars. Alabama wins a classic, 27-23.

01/07/2013

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly (credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Notre Dame, Alabama Set To Battle It Out In BCS National Championship Game

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, it’s hard to turn away from Notre Dame and Alabama.

01/07/2013

Manti T'eo  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images), T.J. Yeldon (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Silverman: Notre Dame Vs. Alabama Will Breathe Life Into College Football

College football has the national championship it has long dreamed of.

12/02/2012

Wake Forest v Notre Dame

Silverman: Wake Up The Echoes!

The Notre Dame Irish are moving to No.1 — and aren’t a fluke.

11/18/2012

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