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2016 CAMELLIA BOWL: Opposing coaches have old ties

Appalachian State head coach Scott Satterfield and Toledo head coach Jason Candle were on hand Thursday for the annual Camellia Bowl press conferrence. (Photo contributed)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(December 8, 2016)

There won’t be any secrets when Toledo (9-3) and Appalachian State (9-3) battle each other in the third-annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl on Dec. 17.

Appalachian State head coach Scott Satterfield was the passing game coordinator with Toledo in 2009. One of his top offensive assistants, the slot receivers and tight ends coach, was current Toledo head coach Jason Candle.


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Tide dominates All-SEC, All-American teams

Alabama's Jalen Hurts was named SEC Offensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

Combined Reports
(December 7, 2016)

The awards continue to roll in for the Alabama Crimson Tide and its players.

The Southeastern Conference champion claimed five of the SEC’s seven individual football awards as voted on by the league’s head coaches, announced Wednesday.


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ALA-MISS ALL-STAR: STJ's Jones goes from fan to player

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(December 7, 2016)

Sterling Jones said he went to the Alabama-Mississippi All Star Game in recent years to watch some of the state’s best linebackers.

In 2014, when St. James teammate Jalen Harris was selected, he went to cheer for a friend.


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ALA-MISS ALL-STAR GAME: Ruggs ready to test wares against top talent

R.E. Lee's Henry Ruggs, III will play in this weekend's Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game at Cramton Bowl. (Photo by Drew Gayle)


By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(December 5, 2016)

Rivals is in the process of updating its recruiting rankings, so Henry Ruggs may move up when the Rivals250 postseason rankings come out, if you’re interested. Ruggs, for one, isn’t.

“It’s not about ratings or anything to me,” he said. “I don’t focus on accolades, I just play to play.”

It’s almost unthinkable to consider him a four-star recruit in today’s world. He’s never attended a football summer camp and has only played receiver for two years. Well, three if you want to count his one year at McKee Junior High, where he played cornerback and some receiver. “But we didn’t throw the ball that much,” he points out.


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Tide's Allen wins Nagurski award

Alabama's Jonathan Allen was named the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner on Monday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

Contributed
(December 5, 2016)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Alabama senior defensive lineman Jonathan Allen is the recipient of the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy, presented annually to the national collegiate defensive player of the year.


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Tide gets Washington in CFP semis

Minkah Fitzpatrick and the Alabama Crimson Tide will face Washington in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Dec. 31 in the Georgia Dome. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(December 4, 2016)

Washington coach Chris Petersen called it the “biggest challenge we’ve ever had as coaches, as players, to play this great Alabama team” and oddsmakers agreed, installing the top-ranked Crimson Tide as an early two-touchdown favorite in the College Football Playoff semifinal on Dec. 31 at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.


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Williams gets dream matchup in '16 Camellia Bowl

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(December 4, 2016)

When the New Orleans Bowl elected to take Louisiana-Lafayette with its first pick of the Sun Belt Conference teams available, it must have sounded like music to the ears of Raycom Media Camellia Bowl executive director Johnny Williams.

Still on the table were local favorite Troy University and Sun Belt co-champions Appalachian State and Arkansas State with only a Dollar General Bowl selection standing between Williams and his choice.


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