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Cecil Hurt


Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

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  • tuscaloosanews
  • TideSports.com
  • The Tennessean
  • independentmail
  • The Courier-Journal

Past articles by Cecil:

One and 100: Greg Byrne, University of Alabama athletic director

"One of my regrets is that I went on 'Finebaum' and didn’t stress how sick it really made me. I wasn’t flippant about it but I didn’t talk about how bad I really felt." → Read More

Alabama football is No. 2 in CFP rankings, and a lot of people aren't happy about it

Alabama football is No. 2 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, and Cecil Hurt knows that's not a cause for joy for a lot of people. → Read More

A coffee break for weary Tide and its driven coach, soon-to-be 70 Nick Saban

The cultists convinced that Saban’s Halloween birthday must have some sinister significance drove themselves around the far curve and into Lake Tuscaloosa long ago. → Read More

SEC Power Rankings: Steady at the top, but there's a Week 9 game that could settle last place

A limited schedule this week could make some sense of the jumble in the middle of the standings and settle last place. → Read More

Are busted pass coverages part of Alabama football's DNA? Nick Saban has some thoughts on that

When Alabama football plays Alabama defense, it looks like a contender. But busted coverages against Tennessee raise questions about this team's defensive DNA. → Read More

Tennessee gives Alabama football a scary night but it's a haze of Tide cigar smoke in the end

The first three quarters against Tennessee were scary for Alabama football, but by the end Bryant-Denny Stadium was in a haze of cigar smoke. → Read More

Will Alabama-Tennessee rivalry continue after SEC expansion? Crimson Tide AD Greg Byrne weighs in

Is the Alabama football rivalry with Tennessee going away with SEC expansion? Alabama AD Greg Byrne addresses the issue and facilities upgrades in Q&A. → Read More

Forget golf balls and mustard bottles: Alabama football vs. Tennessee deserves our attention

Alabama football rivalry vs. Tennessee shouldn't be lost in the aftermath of the trash-throwing crowd at Neyland Stadium when the Vols played Ole Miss. → Read More

Alabama football's offense has shiny pieces, but can Nick Saban put them together?

Alabama football may have found a starting point in gaining an offensive identity, Nick Saban says, but has the Tide figured out what it wants to be? → Read More

SEC Power Rankings after Week 7: The craziest chaos yet

Fired coaches, flying golf balls and more in Week 7 in the SEC. Here are the updated SEC Power Rankings. → Read More

Nick Saban put foot down when he called for Alabama to run I-formation in red zone

When Alabama football's Nick Saban went I-formation in the red zone, he didn't just want to score. Cecil Hurt says he wanted to make a statement. → Read More

Alabama football can't afford to overlook Mississippi State or underestimate Mike Leach

Mississippi State could take control of SEC West with an upset of No. 5 Alabama football, and Mike Leach isn't going to let up with his Air Raid offense. → Read More

Georgia completes its rise to the top of the SEC Power Rankings

The Bulldogs continued their dominant ways against Auburn while Alabama stumbled at Texas A&M so there is a new Boss Bulldog at the top. → Read More

Can Alabama football still make the College Football Playoff? Only if it improves quickly

Alabama football has lost before and still won national titles. Cecil Hurt ponders whether this team has that same stuff after the Texas A&M loss. → Read More

Texas A&M uppercuts No. 1 Alabama because it had one final second

The Texas A&M Aggies stunned Alabama football on Saturday in a way that is all too familiar when things go awry for the Crimson Tide. → Read More

Deontay Wilder is more famous than Nick Saban in some parts of world, especially if he beats Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder is more famous than Nick Saban in much of the world, but a win over Tyson Fury would put him at the top of boxing world. → Read More

Don't ask Nick Saban about playing Georgia if you aren't prepared for a nuclear response

Alabama football is playing Texas A&M, but speculation is underway about a showdown with Georgia. Or maybe two. But don't bring it up to Nick Saban. → Read More

Don't write off Texas A&M before the Aggies play Alabama football in upset bid

Backs against the wall, Texas A&M Aggies look to stay alive in wild SEC West with a shocker against No. 1 Alabama football. → Read More

McClellan may need more than one replacement as Alabama football moves forward

Alabama running back Jase McClellan may need more than one replacement as Alabama football moves forward without the injured running back. → Read More

SEC Power Rankings, Week 5: Leaders make a strong statement

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Georgia keep pulling further away from the SEC pack → Read More