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Quick-hitting thoughts on each bowl as it all gets underway today.
Pruitt takes FSU position-TideSports
Alabama assistant coach Jeremy Pruitt has agreed to become the defensive coordinator at Florida State.
Cook, rated the No. 9 prospect in Alabama and the No. 15 cornerback in the nation by 247Sports, originally committed to Nebraska this summer. However, he had been hoping for an offer from Auburn or Alabama in recent weeks. The 6-foot, 183-pound senior texted Spanish Fort coach Mark Freeman after the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic at Cramton Bowl with the news that he had been offered by Alabama and accepted. “I’m very proud of him,” Freeman said. “I am a big fan of Johnny Cook. He’s worked hard since we’ve been here. Alabama is getting a great player and a great person. I’m going to support him whatever he does in life.” Cook intercepted seven passes for the Toros (14-1) this season, returning two for touchdowns. He finished the season with 81 tackles and 23 passes broken up.
Alabama offer, commitment caps huge senior season for Spanish Fort's Johnny Cook-al.com
Alabama-Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish dominate in 1987 (Part VI)-al,comNotre Dame rolls up 465 yards of offense while holding Alabama to only 185 in 37-6 rout.
Scarbinsky gets one right-ibleedcrisonred.comSigns of the impending Mayan Apocalypse are few and far between, but the Birmingham News’ columnist Kevin Scarbinsky getting it right could be an omen of uncomfortable significance.In a column appearing in the Sunday print editions of all three of Alabama’s major daily newspapers, Scarbinsky discusses the Southeastern Conference’s decision not to issue any suspensions for rough play during the SEC Championship Game on December 1. In it, he reaches an amazingly logical and correct conclusion:
Michigan radio analyst likes Notre Dame but loves Alabama in BCS Championship Game-al.comThe development of quarterback Everett Golson gives the Fighting Irish a fighting chance, Jim Brandstatter says.
Who has the advantage? Four Michigan beat writers evaluate what they saw from Alabama, Notre Dame-al.comInsight and analysis from Wolverine beat writers who saw Notre Dame and Alabama during the first month of the season.