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Change the playoff? Alabama's Saban has plan

If Alabama coach Nick Saban had his way, teams would just face schools from Power 5 conferences during the regular season, a move he thinks would lead to expanding the College Football Playoff.

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Countdown to college football: 36 days! Jalen Hurts was responsible for an Alabama-record 36 touchdowns last season. He returns as a true sophomore for the Crimson Tide in 2017.

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Biggest August storyline for each Top 25 team

Is there a QB controversy at Alabama? Can FSU fix its offensive line? Will Clemson survive its brutal opening schedule? August is approaching, and even the Top 25 teams face some lingering questions.

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Saban set for ESPN visit

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is on ESPN's campus Wednesday. No matter how you slice it, Saban and the Tide have been the class of college football since he was hired by the school in 2007.

Nine years of Alabama dominance, in one chart (1:33)
6-foot-4 eighth-grader capturing the attention of Alabama (0:40)
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4dGerry Hamilton

Bama, Ole Miss eye massive 8th-grade recruit

Jaheim Oatis, an eighth-grader who is 6-foot-4 and weighs 286 pounds, says he has received offers already from Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

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Scout's Take: OT Tommy Brown to Alabama

Alabama's Class of 2018 is beginning to pick up steam with Tommy Brown, a massive offensive line prospect who can still be developed.

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Vegas is rolling with the Tide

The latest Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook odds to win this season's College Football Playoff national championship favor Alabama once again, giving the Crimson Tide a 5 to 2 chance to take their fifth national title since 2009.

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Alabama landed its sixth ESPN 300 commit for the 2018 class on Friday. California offensive lineman Tommy Brown, ranked No. 111 overall, tweeted his commitment to the Tide and gives Alabama seven total commitments for the class.

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With Hugh Freeze out at Ole Miss, Nick Saban is 31-2 vs active SEC head coaches in conference games while at Alabama (losses to Gus Malzahn & Kevin Sumlin).

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8dAlex Scarborough

Quarterback controversy at Alabama? No way

While Alabama QB Jalen Hurts will face competition from freshman Tua Tagovailoa, don't call it a controversy -- at least around coach Nick Saban.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Ed Orgeron's recruiting philosophy for LSU is rather simple. Pluck away a few out-of-state blue-chippers. And keep the best players in Louisiana from leaving. "We keep the good players, we can win a championship. That's the formula." Easier said than done. The competition for Louisiana players has heightened, especially via a bitter rival. In each of the last seven years, Alabama has landed at least one top five Louisiana recruit, including eventual All-Americans Landon Collins and Cam Robinson. "It's tough when you let your best player out of state and he goes and plays for Alabama and they come beat you. So we have to reverse that. In order to do that, we either have to get the best players first or beat Alabama. I don't know which is going to come first. I hope they both come first."

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Ridley named to Biletnikoff Award watch list

Calvin Ridley was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list on Tuesday, given to the nation's top wide receiver. Ridley caught 72 passes for 769 yards and seven touchdowns last season.

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Two Alabama players named to Butkus Award list

LBs Rashaan Evans and Shaun Dion Hamilton were named to the Butkus Award watch list Monday. The award is given to the nation's top linebacker. Evans had 52 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 2016 while Hamilton had 64 tackles and 9 tackles for a loss.

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Fitzpatrick, Harrison named to Thorpe Award watch list

Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick and Ronnie Harrison have been named to the 2017 Jim Thorpe Award watch list. Fitzpatrick was a semifinalist for the award last season. The two juniors are among seven SEC players named to the award's watch list this year.

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FSU, Bama opener headlines 2017 SEC vs. ACC games

This season's SEC-ACC matchups start off with a bang, with what could be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown when Alabama takes on Florida State in Atlanta.

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