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Nick Saban

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  • Bianchi: What if Aaron Hernandez, Lawrence Phillips had been held accountable in college?

     Bianchi: What if Aaron Hernandez, Lawrence Phillips had been held accountable in college?
    Aaron Hernandez, the former University of Florida superstar tight end, was convicted of murder on Wednesday just two days after Lawrence Phillips, a former University of Nebraska superstar running back, was accused in a homicide. Hernandez was found...
  • Bianchi: Gators lucky to get Jim McElwain as football coach

    Bianchi: Gators lucky to get Jim McElwain as football coach
    The provocative pipe dreams of Bob Stoops, Chip Kelly, Jon Gruden, Jim Harbaugh and all of the other "sexy" names have now dissipated and left the Florida Gators with the reality of Jim McElwain. When it became clear that UF Athletic Director Jeremy...
  • 4-warned: Final week did little to sort out College Football Playoff

    Alabama and Oregon locked up the top two bids easily, and early. The hard part is now being finalized on lockdown in Grapevine, Texas, where a 12-person selection committee, ensconced in a boardroom at the Gaylord Resort Hotel, has volunteered to figure...
  • College Football Playoff Preview: A closer look at FSU, Oregon, Alabama and Ohio State

    The first College Football Playoff is set, but not without some controversy. Alabama, Oregon and Florida State easily punched their tickets to the Final Four after impressive wins during the weekend. Meanwhile, TCU, Ohio State and Baylor were left...
  • FSU gets no respect, is forced to play Oregon 2,000 miles away from home

    Members of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee have been disparaging and denigrating Florida State all season long by pretty much telling the American sporting public, "If there were any possible way we could keep the defending national...
  • Readers share some pretty 'INTENSE' feelings about college rivalries

    Readers share some pretty 'INTENSE' feelings about college rivalries
    Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at chris.dufresne@latimes.com and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes. Unbuckling the...
  • Illinois coach Tim Beckman makes case to keep his job

    Illinois coach Tim Beckman makes case to keep his job
    As Illinois players hoisted the Land of Lincoln trophy Saturday in the middle of Ryan Field after their 47-33 throttling of Northwestern, coach Tim Beckman issued a direct order amid the delirium. "Bring it to the fans!" he yelled. Those fans in...
  • What could have been? Urban Meyer on a Nick Saban staff

    NEW ORLEANS — When a reporter asked Urban Meyer on Tuesday about the time he called Nick Saban's wife, the Ohio State coach was taken aback. "That didn't sound right," Meyer said. OK, a little context. After all, it was 25 years ago. Saban had...
  • Bianchi: Jimbo, Urban, Saban should make more than NFL coaches

     Bianchi: Jimbo, Urban, Saban should make more than NFL coaches
    LOS ANGELES — Just last week, Florida State University reportedly negotiated a contract extension that will pay football coach Jimbo Fisher an average salary of about $5.5 million a year. That's an incredible amount of money. But not nearly...
  • Bianchi: Bowden, not Paterno, should be college football's winningest coach

     Bianchi: Bowden, not Paterno, should be college football's winningest coach
    Running off at the typewriter … The winningest coach in college football history is once again a man who turned a blind eye to little boys being raped. Shame, shame, shame on the NCAA for settling a lawsuit Friday filed by Pennsylvania...
  • Open market not the answer for major college sports

    Big-foot conferences and the NCAA bank hundreds of millions annually in television revenue. Coaches, commissioners and athletic directors reside in Rocky Mountain-high tax brackets. Jerseys and video games jump from the shelves. Meanwhile, the linchpins...