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  1. Alabama's defense is fueled by bowl loss

    Edward Aschoff

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It didn't take long for the sickening feeling to seep out of Landon Collins' stomach and circulate through his body. On the way back to Tuscaloosa after Alabama's humbling 45-31 loss to Oklahoma in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Derrick Henry could be one to watch in 2014

    Edward Aschoff

    AJ McCarron let Derrick Henry know that he would be the safety valve. Less than seven minutes remained in the fourth quarter of this year's Allstate Sugar Bowl, with No. 3 Alabama trailing No. 11 Oklahoma 38-24, and McCarron was prepared to put a cri...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  3. Alabama's loss leaves plenty of questions

    Edward Aschoff

    NEW ORLEANS -- The focus was there. So was the determination and the motivation. But as the final seconds of the Allstate Sugar Bowl dripped off the clock inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Alabama once again had to watch someone else celebrate ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  4. Ten reasons why Alabama will win tonight

    Edward Aschoff

    NEW ORLEANS -- As the clock ticks down to Thursday night's Allstate Sugar Bowl matchup between No. 3 Alabama (11-1, 7-1 SEC) and No. 11 Oklahoma (10-2, 7-2 Big 12), it's time to take a look at why Alabama will capture its third straight BCS bowl win....

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  5. Tide all business in New Orleans

    Edward Aschoff

    NEW ORLEANS -- For the first time since 2010, it's not all about Alabama. The team that won back-to-back BCS national titles is closing out the BCS era in one of the big games, but it isn't the one most expected. You just have to wonder if the sug...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  6. Oklahoma focused on stopping Mosley

    Edward Aschoff

    NEW ORLEANS -- When asked about his very first impression of Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard was as concise as he could be, sporting an ear-to-ear grin. "That dude's good; very, very good," Ikard, an All-American, said. ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  7. Alabama ready for more of the zone-read

    Edward Aschoff

    NEW ORLEANS -- When No. 3 Alabama (11-1, 7-1 SEC) looks at its matchup with 11th-ranked Oklahoma (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) in Thursday's Allstate Sugar Bowl, the Crimson Tide can't help but see similarities to their last opponent. You know, the opponent ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  8. Alabama looking to avoid deja vu in NOLA

    Edward Aschoff

    The sights, sounds and stakes are eerily similar for Alabama. It's a BCS bowl game, Bourbon Street, beignets and a chance to get another big win on the big stage. For 99 percent of the programs out there, it's a tremendous way to end the seas...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  9. SEC bowl projections: Week 2

    Edward Aschoff

    Two weeks in, and it's time to check out where we think SEC teams are heading during the postseason. VIZIO BCS National Championship Game, Jan. 6: Alabama Allstate Sugar Bowl, Jan. 2: LSU Capital One Bowl, Jan. 1: Georgia AT&T Cotton Bowl, ...

    Blog | September 08, 2013
  10. Weinreb: The Goal-Line Stand

    Edward Aschoff

    Alabama's 14-7 win against Penn State in the 1979 Sugar Bowl didn't come without quite the fight down in New Orleans. After going 10-1 during the regular season, the No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide took on No. 1 Penn State down on Bourbon Street. Everyt...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  11. Gators hope the offense takes flight in 2013

    Edward Aschoff

    Jeff Driskel can sense the mounting pressure in Gainesville. All eyes are on Florida's football team after an unexpected 11-2 season that included a trip to the Allstate Sugar Bowl -- the first BCS bowl for the Gators since 2009 -- and Florida's r...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  12. The curious case of Florida's offense

    Edward Aschoff

    NEW ORLEANS -- It's funny how the perception of a team can change so quickly. Most of the time leading up to Florida's bout with Louisville in the Allstate Sugar Bowl involved conversations about how good the Gators could be in 2013. The overwhelm...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  13. Strong glad he stayed at Louisville

    Edward Aschoff

    NEW ORLEANS -- The moment Charlie Strong decided he wasn't taking his talents to Knoxville, Tenn., many people around the college football world were stunned by his decision to spurn the SEC and remain at Louisville. He'd be making more money and ...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  14. Charlie Strong and Louisville Cardinals are glad he stayed -- c...

    Edward Aschoff

    Charlie Strong decided to stay at Louisville to continue building the program. The Cardinals took a huge step Wednesday by upsetting Florida in the Sugar Bowl.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2013
  15. Sugar Bowl X factors

    Edward Aschoff

    We're officially in BCS mode here on the SEC blog, and with No. 3 Florida taking on No. 21 Louisville in tonight's Allstate Sugar Bowl, we've asked for a little assistance when it comes to checking out tonight's X factors. Big East/ACC blogger And...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  16. Allstate Sugar Bowl Next Level Stats

    Edward Aschoff

    Here are some fun facts and figures about tonight's matchup between No. 3 Florida and No. 21 Louisville in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information: Florida ranks in the top five in FBS in scoring defense and total defens...

    Blog | January 02, 2013