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Jimbo Fisher, No. 6 Texas A&M seeking SEC superiority

Aug. 16, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher spent the offseason making headlines for a spat with Alabama's Nick Saban. Now that the season is approaching, the trash talk between the coaches has ended and Fisher and No. 6 Texas A&M will try to take the next...

No. 1 Alabama not interested in a 'participation trophy'

Aug. 16, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

It's championship or bust for Nick Saban and Alabama, with no pretensions otherwise. Saban called the Crimson Tide's 2021 oh-so-close season “kind of a rebuilding year” on a radio show shortly before the start of preseason camp. Players stroll by a “participation trophy” from...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Pouring caution on that optimism

Aug. 16, 2022 03:03 AM EDT

Low expectations rarely disappoint. That's not to say your favorite team will fail to live up to the promise that comes with landing a spot in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 college football poll presented by Regions Bank that was released Monday. But numbers...

Harsin emboldened by players' support, says Auburn has unity

Jul. 21, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Auburn coach Bryan Harsin took on what he called “the gorilla in the room” when he stood behind the podium at the Southeastern Conference Media Days on Thursday. Following an offseason of uncertainty that threatened his job status, Harsin insists there is more...

Georgia's Smart gets 10-year extension, raise to $10.25M

Jul. 21, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's Kirby Smart has agreed to a contract extension through the 2031 season, a 10-year agreement worth more than $110 million that makes him the latest coach to land the type of megadeal that is becoming increasingly common in college football. The deal...

Texas A&M's Smith arrested on DWI, weapons, pot charges

Jul. 20, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M receiver Ainias Smith was arrested early Wednesday on charges of driving while intoxicated, unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, according to Brazos County jail records. Smith, 21, was arrested...

Saban: Alabama players topped $3 million in NIL money

Jul. 19, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Saban has been vocal about his issues with the status quo in name, image and likeness deals and their use in recruiting. But it's not like Alabama's coach and his players haven't benefited, too. Saban said Crimson Tide players have made more than $3 million in...

It just means more: SEC weighs expanding conference schedule

Jun. 01, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference's slogan, “It just means more,” could soon refer to the number of football games the league schedules. SEC coaches and athletic directors have been meeting this week at a resort on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Atop the agenda is...

'We're moving on': Fisher says public spat with Saban done

Jun. 01, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The spat between Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher and Alabama's Nick Saban appears to be over -- at least publicly. A jovial Fisher said repeatedly Wednesday that he was “moving on” from the war of words with his former boss that added some soap-opera drama...

Saban on feud with Fisher: 'I have no problem with Jimbo'

May. 31, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban tried to put an end to his feud with Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher on Tuesday as Southeastern Conference leaders gathered for spring meetings at a resort on the Florida Gulf Coast. “I didn’t really say that anybody did anything...