Thursday, December 13, 2018

CECIL HURT: A look inside the Heisman voting

Tua Tagovailoa did not win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night. The outcome didn’t match my ballot, which was 1) Tagovailoa 2) Kyler Murray and 3) Dwayne Haskins. This was my first time ever to vote for three quarterbacks, but...

CECIL HURT: Other Alabama players deserve praise during award week

College football’s awards weekend is in full swing and the Alabama trophy case, otherwise known as the largest independent hardware store in the USA, is continuing to grow. Thursday night’s haul from Atlanta — awards for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa,...

CECIL HURT: What award is there for Nick Saban?

This just in… Kentucky’s Mark Stoops has been named the Associated Press Southeastern Conference Football Coach of the Year. This is not a call for a recount, or for a hasty journey to Florida to see if there are a...

CECIL HURT: Circumstances changed for Jalen Hurts, but his heart never did

Heart. Forget about the heart Alabama ripped out of Georgia’s chest when it batted away Jake Fromm’s last pass, leaving it to lie alongside its still-beating twin on the opposite side of the end zone where the Crimson Tide removed...

CECIL HURT: A look back at Alabama in Atlanta

On Saturday, the Alabama football team will make its 10th trip to Atlanta to play in an SEC Championship Game. That’s a remarkable stretch of success, especially considering that Alabama also appeared in the two games played in Birmingham...

CECIL HURT: Buckeyes, Sooners will be cheering for Alabama

All together now, Oklahoma Sooner fans. You can do it if you try hard. Say “Roooolll Tide!!!” Maybe Ohio State fans would prefer a sing-a-long. If Lynyrd Skynyrd is too much of a reach for the Buckeye faithful in Sweet Home...

Cecil Hurt’s SEC Power Rankings: Week 13

Rank Team Last Week 1  1 America (outside of Alabama and Hawaii) cries for relief from its Crimson overlords. 2  2 The Bulldogs are peaking at the right time, but is the peak high enough to match Alabama? 3   4 Couldn’t win the biggest games, but beat everyone else to...

CECIL HURT: Alabama will have to tune out playoff, Heisman chatter

Almost as soon as it started, with few nervous moments but numerous awe-inspiring scenes, the regular season for Alabama football is over. The Crimson Tide is returning, less than a year later, to the scene where it last experienced...

CECIL HURT: Thanksgiving blessings and some thoughts on the Iron Bowl

Before a few random thoughts about Alabama and Auburn, Happy Thanksgiving to all… Looking back at the season, the most intriguing game in the SEC West might have been Auburn’s September loss to LSU. That doesn’t necessarily mean the most...

Cecil Hurt’s SEC Power Rankings: Week 12

Rank Team Last Week 1  1 Is last year’s outcome any motivation at all for Alabama? Or is this just another rung on the ladder that the Crimson Tide must climb to achieve its single goal? 2  2 The Bulldogs have gotten better every week since losing...
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