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Jeopardy! jabs Notre Dame over BCS title game loss to Alabama

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Prior to the 2013 BCS Championship Game that saw Manti Te’o and Notre Dame face off against A.J. McCarron, Eddie Lacy, and Alabama, many felt the game wouldn’t be much of a contest.

And they were right.

The Crimson Tide rolled over the Fighting Irish, putting up over 500 yards of offense on the way to a decisive 42-14 victory to capture their second consecutive national championship and third in four years. Even Kate Upton got in on the act of piling on Notre Dame.

We can also add the popular game show Jeopardy! to the list. Notre Dame made its way into one of the answers, which also managed to deliver a jab towards the Fighting Irish.

It’s nothing that hasn’t been said countless times since that game ended, but there’s something about seeing it written out on television that makes you say, “That’s cold.”

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Lane Kiffin: Alabama’s running back trio is better than any NFL backfield

Lane KiffinLane Kiffin is extremely excited about the talent he will get to coach this season as offensive coordinator at Alabama. After hearing the comments he made about the Crimson Tide’s backfield earlier this week, some would say the former USC coach is too excited.

On Thursday, Kiffin said Alabama’s offense will be led by its tailbacks. And he thinks they’re all pretty damn good.

“As you guys know extremely well, I think the offense is led by the tailbacks,” Kiffin told those in attendance at the DEX Imaging 20th annual L’Arche Football Preview. “There probably aren’t three more talented tailbacks in the NFL on a roster than we’re fortunate to be able to work with at Alabama.”

Wait, what? Does Kiffin realize that there are countless backup running backs in the NFL who were absolute studs on their college teams? TJ Yeldon will likely carry on the tradition of Alabama running backs being taken in the early rounds of the NFL Draft, but we have to wait and see how second and third stringers Derrick Henry and Kenyon Drake will turn out.

As NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread noted, Nick Saban typically does not allow his assistant coaches to speak to the media. This is probably why.

Rashaan Evans signs with Alabama, stuns Auburn fans

Rashaan Evans, one of the most followed recruits in the Auburn/Alabama national signing day rivalry, committed to Alabama on Wednesday. The five-star outside linebacker and top-ranked player at his position is from Auburn and attends Auburn High School, which made the Tigers the favorite to land him. Instead, Nick Saban stole another one.

Evans will almost certainly emerge as public enemy No. 1 for Auburn fans after signing day. As Eye on College Football pointed out, Auburn seemed confident Evans was going to pick his hometown school up until he made his decision. The image you see below appeared on Auburn’s athletics website before Evans announced his decision.

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Auburn also uploaded Evans’ highlight video to their Youtube account.

Did Saban’s dance moves seal the deal for Evans? A video of the Tide coach doing the “Electric Slide” went viral last month, and it appeared to be uploaded by Evans’ brother. That man has some unorthodox recruiting tactics.

Alabama players have poster reminding them of losses above their lockers

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Alabama cost itself a shot at the BCS National Championship by losing to Auburn on one of the most incredible endings to a game that you will ever witness. The Crimson Tide still managed to claim a spot in the Sugar Bowl, but they embarrassed themselves by losing 45-31 to Oklahoma. On the positive side, Nick Saban now has something to use as motivation for his players.

A poster is currently hanging above every player’s locker in the Alabama locker room that reads as follows:

“If you continue to do the same thing you have always done, you will get the same result. Guaranteed. 0-2″

Alabama actually finished the season 11-2, but the final two games of the season were losses. Last year, the Tide won the National Championship. Despite achieving their ultimate goal, Saban still chose to hang little Texas A&M logos around the weight room to remind the team that they were not perfect. Back-to-back losses to end the season makes it that much easier.

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Oklahoma Red Cross takes shot at Alabama after Sugar Bowl

Red-CrossIt seems like almost everyone outside of the state of Alabama enjoyed the beating Oklahoma put on the Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday night. The two-time defending national champions were dominated 45-31, and even the Red Cross decided to get in on the fun.

As AL.com’s Mark Heim pointed out, the Red Cross of Oklahoma sent out a hilarious tweet after the game. The tweet was later deleted, but not after it received more than 400 retweets.

The Sooners entered the game as a 17-point underdog, so you can understand why the victory was so gratifying for the people of Oklahoma. Heck, even collegiate athletes who have nothing to do with Oklahoma got a good chuckle out of AJ McCarron’s turnovers. The Red Cross of Oklahoma followed up with a few tweets supporting the state of Alabama.

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The complete Alabama hater’s schadenfreude Sugar Bowl recap

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The Sugar Bowl was a great game for anyone who’s an Alabama hater. The Crimson Tide lost 45-31 to the Oklahoma Sooners on Thursday despite being huge favorites.

Oklahoma led for most of the game and proved that they were the better team. For those who are sick of Bama’s success, this game was full of awesome moments of schadenfreude.

Below we have compiled some of those moments.

Here is Nick Saban blowing a gasket in the fourth quarter when his defense couldn’t stop Oklahoma:

Here’s Saban doing the walk of shame to midfield after the loss:

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Auburn returns missed field goal for touchdown to beat Alabama (Video)

No. 4 Auburn defeated No. 1 Alabama on Saturday in a game that featured one of the most incredible endings in college football history. With the game tied 28-28 and 0:01 remaining, Alabama attempted a 57-yard field goal that would have won the game in regulation. The kick came up short and was returned for a touchdown.

Auburn defensive back Chris Davis caught the field goal attempt several yards deep in the end zone and took off up the left sideline. The most amazing part about the play was that it seemed like Nick Saban didn’t even tell his players to be prepared for the possibility of a return. Davis got one or two good blocks and had nothing but green in front of him after that.

As you might expect, Alabama fans were left in disbelief as their chances of a third-straight national championship all but evaporated on such an improbable play.

Auburn will face the winner of the South Carolina-Missouri game in the SEC Championship and now has a chance to earn a spot in the BCS National Championship Game. Saban will undoubtedly second guess his decision to attempt such a long field goal rather than playing it safe and heading to overtime.

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Also make sure you listen to the amazing Auburn radio call of the ending.

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