Nick Saban, Jim McElwain moving on from last season — SEC Media Days

Nick Saban, Jim McElwain moving on from last season — SEC Media Days

Yep. Better than any team in the country.

"We give the ultimate level of access to the NFL", Saban said Wednesday when speaking at SEC Media Days.

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin took the podium as one of the league's coaches on the hot seat.

Jalen Hurts accounted for 36 touchdowns (23 passing, 13 rushing) as a freshman last year, with 2,780 passing yards and 954 rushing yards, on his way to winning SEC Offensive Player of the Year.

It's Nick Saban and Alabama's turn at Southeastern Conference media days.

Last season, despite ranking second nationally last season averaging 48.39 yards per punt at the end of the regular season, Scott was surprisingly omitted as a finalist for the national award, which even drew the ire of Alabama's head coach.

Joseph Goodman is a columnist for the Alabama Media Group.

Fitzpatrick and James will be on the same field in a huge opening-weekend matchup in Atlanta's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sept. 2. After two years with the Miami Dolphins, he returned to college football at Alabama in 2007. Luckily for Alabama, it returns players in some very important positions. Leadership on the team has been a factor. To keep everyone engaged, someone else needs to have a chance. Ridley said many of the elements that were seen last year will be on display in 2017, saying that Saban "brought in one of the best guys for us". On Alabama, Orgeron was asked about the gap between the schools and how much it mattered to his future to beat Alabama.

Daboll, the former New England Patriots tight ends coach under Saban's friend and former boss Bill Belichick, is the quarterbacks coach, so he'll be the play caller. The thrill of victory is miniscule compared to the agony of defeat. He once reached out to an Alabama student from Arkansas who was ill, and she had nothing to do with football. One of those big wins for the SEC was Kentucky's 41-38 upset of Louisville on Thanksgiving weekend. Tennessee entered last season's meeting with Alabama at 5-1. "I can't explain the feeling in the household against, you know among all of us guys". LSU and Auburn each captured one championship during the unprecedented run by the league. As expected, Coach O is very enthusiastic on the 2017 Bengal Tigers.

It's a long way from Tagovailoa playing in special situations and blowouts, to legitimately pushing Hurts to start games.

The Gators won national titles in 2006 and 2008 before Urban Meyer's unceremonious exit.

The 65-year-old Saban certainly showed no signs of slowing down, as he was ushered into private areas where he conducted interviews with broadcast partners CBS, ESPN, and SEC Network. I think that we have one of the youngest teams that we've ever had. But it's the rule. Their quarterback made two plays. "And I don't think he sleeps that much".

Are there enough cracks in the Alabama armor for a little hope to shine through for the rest of the SEC this season? And I don't think that decision is going to get made until sometime in fall camp.

"We have total faith and confidence in the quarterback that we have, but we want to develop every player on our team and Tua has a lot of potential", Saban said. "When we'd walk around the complex, he'd walk around". Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are all led by former Saban coordinators.

Scouts also love his versatility. "I think they won it the last three years", Malzahn said. "Because that's about being who you are".

Nick Saban can be anal-retentive to the point of obnoxiousness.

Saban had a telling phrase for what he wants his players to remember about that bitter loss in Tampa.

Name SearchWatch Service' Derek Mason, while quick to say he won't "fear" anybody, does sound almost in awe of what Saban has done in the SEC because there has been no compromise.