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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Alabama defensive back Patrick Surtain II (2) waits for a play during the team's NCAA college football game against Southern Miss in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Two of the Alabama defense's big names-- Surtain and linebacker Dylan Moses--are back, along with potential stars like Ray and linebacker Christian Harris. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Alabama coordinator expects better from Crimson Tide defense

Sep. 20, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

Pete Golding doesn’t make excuses for Alabama’s uncharacteristic defensive shortcomings last season, and he probably could. The second-ranked Crimson Tide struggled at times amid a wave of injuries, losing players like middle linebacker Dylan Moses and defensive end LaBryan Ray for all or most of...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) throws a pass during an NFL football training camp practice, Thursday Aug. 27, 2020 in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

QB position in spotlight for Dolphins-Patriots season opener

Sep. 10, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill Belichick and Brian Flores have built their NFL coaching reputations on the defensive side of the ball. But it’s what will happen offensively for both teams that will be in the spotlight as the Patriots and Dolphins open the 2020 season. New England’s offense is...

A repeat of 2019? Dolphins should be better in December

Sep. 8, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

MIAMI DOLPHINS (5-11) New faces: QB Tua Tagovailoa, CB Byron Jones, LB Kyle Van Noy, RB Jordan Howard, RB Matt Breida, C Ted Karras, LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, LB Elandon Roberts, DE Emmanuel Ogbah, DE Shaq Lawson, OL Ereck Flowers, S Clayton Fejedelem, T Austin Jackson, G Solomon Kindley, T Robert Hunt, CB Noah...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick twirls his whistle before an NFL football training camp scrimmage, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, Pool)

Might be too soon to count out Belichick, Pats in AFC East

Sep. 3, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's tempting to pick against the New England Patriots this year. It really is. The up-and-coming Buffalo Bills have emerged as a popular pick to dethrone Bill Belichick's bunch atop the AFC East. And, on paper, it certainly seems reasonable. Tom Brady is gone — and so is some of the...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Alabama offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood (70) blocks LSU safety JaCoby Stevens (3) during an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Leatherwood was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Roll redemption: No. 3 Alabama aims to restore dominance

Sep. 1, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

Alabama coach Nick Saban stressed the importance of humility to his players in a preseason talk, urging them to avoid the pitfalls of entitlement and self-satisfaction. Chances are, the lesson found a receptive audience going into this season. The preseason No. 3 Crimson Tide received that program’s...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. (24) intercepts the ball from Georgia wide receiver George Pickens (1) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game in Atlanta. Stingley Jr. was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

SEC remains loaded in season when little else is normal

Sep. 1, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

The Southeastern Conference is trying to carry its football season on amid the COVID-19 pandemic while Georgia, Alabama and LSU forge ahead without their star quarterbacks. In a precarious season when almost nothing feels normal, the SEC does feel like, well, the SEC — even without its most prominent...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) gestures during practice at the NFL football team's training facility, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Dolphins' season hinges on rookie QB Tagovailoa's progress

Aug. 27, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins lore says that when rookie Dan Marino showed up for his first NFL training camp, his passing arm wowed coach Don Shula and other observers from Day 1. The reaction to Tua Tagovailoa's first few practices was different. “Some good, some bad,” coach Brian Flores...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Maryland quarterback Josh Jackson (17) warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in College Park, Md. Maryland senior quarterback Josh Jackson has opted out of the upcoming football season, leaving the Terrapins with very little depth and experience at the pivotal position. Jackson is the most prominent of six Maryland players who have decided not to play in 2020 for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic, coach Michael Locksley said during a teleconference Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Will Newton, FIle)

Maryland QB Josh Jackson opts out, along with 5 others

Aug. 7, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

Maryland senior quarterback Josh Jackson has opted out of the upcoming football season, leaving the Terrapins with very little depth and experience at the pivotal position. Jackson is the most prominent of six Maryland players who have decided not to play in 2020 for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic,...