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Mark Sept. 14 on your calendar ... well, even more than you typically mark your calendar for an Alabama football weekend. According to Sports Illustrated's "Way-too-early" college football rankings, the top two teams in the country will play that day. SI has Alabama No. 1 in its rankings, and Texas A&M at No. 2. The Crimson Tide and Aggies will kick off in College Station, Texas, on Sept. 14.
While Hurtt and Hill could be facing harsh NCAA sanctions, a UM source said Tuesday that former Hurricanes' offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland may avoid tough penalties because of his cooperation with the NCAA in the Shapiro case. Shapiro, a former UM booster and a convicted Ponzi schemer serving 20 years in a federal prison, implicated Hurtt, Hill, Stoutland and other UM coaches in recruiting violations. Stoutland is now the offensive line coach at Alabama.