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14-1, 1st in SEC - West
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1mChris Low

Let the countdown to 2017 opening weekend begin

Are we there yet? The confetti has barely been cleared from Clemson's championship celebration, but we're already excited about the opening weekend of 2017. Florida State vs. Alabama, anyone?

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3hAlex Scarborough

Alabama's biggest offseason need: pass rush

Alabama's defensive front is losing a lot of talent this offseason, but has several pass-rushers on the roster waiting to make their mark next fall.

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4hSteve Muench and Kevin Weidl

The next Lamar Jackson? 10 bowl breakout stars to watch

Every bowl season, a group of players explodes onto the national scene with a big college football postseason. Last year it was Lamar Jackson. Who are the 10 players to watch heading into 2017?

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18hGerry Hamilton

Todd Harris talks LSU visit, Alabama next

One of the ten ESPN 300 prospects on the official visitor list at LSU this weekend was safety Todd Harris.The No. 3-ranked prospect in the state of Louisiana lives just a short drive away from LSU’s campus, but the official visit weekend is always different than prior unofficial trips.

Countdown to 2017 begins

The Crimson Tide are No. 1 and the Seminoles No. 2 in Mark Schlabach's Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2017. Imagine if this matchup is just a precursor to a second Alabama-Florida State clash in the College Football Playoff. Top games to watch

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Barkley thanks Clemson for beating Alabama (0:25)

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama LT Cam Robinson, upon declaring for the draft, said it's bittersweet because "we didn't finish it the way we wanted to and that will always be tough."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey seems awfully relaxed after making the decision to turn pro. He said he hasn't looked at his draft grade but thinks first or second round.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama WR ArDarius Stewart said he received a second round grade but hopes to improve that with a good combine.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey is leaving for the NFL draft: "I thought a lot the past couple of days. It was tough after losing the championship, but I had to make the decision."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban stands alongside WR Ardarius Stewart, LT Cam Robinson and CB Marlon Humphrey as they declare for the NFL draft.

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3dAlex Scarborough

Alabama key offseason questions

For Alabama to return to the top, Jalen Hurts' maturation as a passer, Steve Sarkisian's adjustments and rebuilding the defense will be important.

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How the fruits of recruiting spell T-I-T-L-E

Luginbill, Haubert & Schick examine how recruiting led to Clemson's title, teams to watch before Signing Day & Paul Biancardi talks Hoophall Classic, featuring ESPN100s top 5.

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3dMark Schlabach

The 2016-17 All-Bowl team

From Deshaun Watson to Jonathan Allen to Dalvin Cook, it was a bowl season filled with spectacular performances. Here are the best of the best.

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Best of the SEC bowls (3:54)

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

The sportsbook at the South Point casino in Las Vegas has opened Alabama as a 3.5-point favorite over Florida State in a Week 1 matchup in Atlanta to open the 2017 season.

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How did Kiffin departure impact National Championship? (2:12)
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4dAndrea Adelson

Clemson's final drive: 9 plays, 68 yards, 1 'Orange Crush'

Clemson stunned Alabama on Monday with a 68-yard masterpiece drive against the Tide's vaunted defense. The most stunning part? That the Tigers say they had the Tide right where they wanted them.

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Best teams played game for the ages

The national title game between Alabama and Clemson happened to be the best game of the bowl season. Now isn't that a treat? Ranking the 42 bowl games

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Alabama leads in NFL talent

Alabama may have lost the national title game, but the Crimson Tide remain well-represented on Mel Kiper's Big Board with five prospects in the top 25, including four from the defense. Big Board (Insider)

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