TUSCALOOSA — Alabama players once again got to light up those celebratory cigars after another win over border rival Tennessee.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — If what I read on my social media accounts and in my email inbox are accurate indicators, Mitch Barnhart's most controversial decision as Kentucky's athletic director has not been a coaching hire or even a ticket-price increase.
FRISCO, Texas — NFL interceptions leader Trevon Diggs cried when Nick Saban wanted him to move to cornerback from receiver at Alabama four years ago.
The Alabama-Tennessee series has been one-sided since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa, but don't ask him if it still qualifies as a rivalry.
Tennessee hasn't defeated Alabama in football since 2006, when Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young was 5. But the historic nature of the rivalry, and the importance of winning this game, is still passed down to Alabama's players.
The lack of focus, the sense of entitlement. Everything Nick Saban spoke about in August and September came to pass in early October for Alabama.
A week after seeing its long win streak fade away in College Station, the Alabama Crimson Tide hoped to start a new one in Starkville. There was no such drama this week as Alabama took control and kept it in a 49-9 win.