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Despite ugly loss, Georgia has another clear path to playoff

Nov. 18, 2019 6:16 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart held up his cellphone. His players all have one, too. They can keep up with the chatter like everyone else. “These kids live and die by these things, man,” Georgia’s coach said Monday, shrugging his shoulders. Yep, his players are fully aware. Despite the...

Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis ‘excellent’ after his surgery

Nov. 18, 2019 5:30 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa and Alabama coach Nick Saban got some news Monday about the quarterback’s devastating season-ending hip injury that has cast an uncertain cloud over his football future. Team surgeon Dr. Lyle Cain said Tagovailoa underwent successful surgery in Houston and the...

No. 1 LSU’s defensive concerns have Orgeron looking inward

Nov. 18, 2019 5:10 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron said he’s taking a hard look in the mirror after the No. 1 Tigers’ defense gave up a season-high 614 yards — not to mention, 37 points— in their most recent victory at Mississippi. “The first thing I do is look at myself...

Smart apologizes for using expletive after win over Auburn

Nov. 18, 2019 2:59 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart apologized Monday for using an expletive after his team’s victory over Auburn, which sent the No. 4 Bulldogs to the Southeastern Conference championship game for the third year in a row. Smart began his weekly news conference by saying he was disappointed...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Separation at top around country

Nov. 18, 2019 3:26 AM EST

Separation at the top and a few random scheduling quirks has allowed the AP college football poll voters to work a little easier this season than last. No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson held their spots in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank this week. The only movement in the top five was Georgia...

Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa set for hip surgery in Houston

Nov. 17, 2019 7:05 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is scheduled to have hip surgery in Houston. Team surgeon Dr. Lyle Cain said in a statement Sunday that Tagovailoa will have surgery on his dislocated right hip Monday. An Alabama spokesman declined to disclose where he was having the surgery...

Did Louisiana football success boost Edwards? Couldn’t hurt.

Nov. 17, 2019 6:52 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In picking apart Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ reelection victory in the red state of Louisiana, analysts talk of cross-party voters, the get-out-the-vote effort in New Orleans and the Donald Trump factor. But in a year when both the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints...

AP Top 25: Georgia edges past Alabama to No. 4; OU up to 8

Nov. 17, 2019 2:06 PM EST

Georgia edged past Alabama to No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll after the Bulldogs had a quality road victory and the Crimson Tide lost star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for the season. LSU remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, receiving 54 first-places votes. No. 2 Ohio State...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Don’t play blame game with Tua’s injury

Nov. 17, 2019 2:10 AM EST

The only foolproof way to avoid being injured playing football is to not play at all. Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa started Saturday at Mississippi State, a week after he looked gimpy on a surgically repaired ankle but played great against LSU. The junior quarterback seemed done for the day with the Crimson Tide up...

Photographer hit in Georgia-Auburn game out of hospital

Nov. 17, 2019 12:58 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A photographer who was treated at a hospital after she was hit on the sideline of the Georgia-Auburn game Saturday and carted off the field is out of the hospital. A Georgia statement said Chamberlain Smith was sent to East Alabama Medical Center in nearby Opelika. The school...