Nick Saban

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    July 10, 2014

    The Seven Worst Betrayals in Miami Sports History

    Sure, you could say Miami was the beneficiary of some of the biggest sports betrayals in history (LeBron leaving Cleveland, Don Shula leaving Baltimore). Sure, you could also point to the fact that Miami has been lucky in the loyalty department (Dan Marino and Bob Griese never left, and some of us h ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    Miami Hurricanes Turned Their Weight Room Into a Nightclub

    Miami's hottest club is Weight Room. Located in an old athletics building in Coral Gables, champagne enthusiast promoter Almand de Brignac Brut Golden has pulled out all the stops. This place has everything. The shouting ghost of Michael Irving, Slutty Bibises, there are birds that fly both ways, an ... More >>

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    April 4, 2014

    Brendon Ayanbadejo Claims Dolphins May Have Traded Him For Taking Paternity Leave

    During the 2005 offseason the Dolphins traded Brendon Ayanbadejo to the Bears. he went on to have three consecutive Pro Bowl seasons and would eventually win a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens. The Dolphins meanwhile would endure a season of mediocrity under Nick Saban. Well, Ayanbadejo seems ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    Miami Heat Training Camp: Five Questions To Answer This Preseason

    The Miami Heat kicked off their 2013 training camp Tuesday in the Bahamas, because of course they did, officially kicking off their attempt at back-to-back-to-back NBA titles, or as many are terming it, "Three-Heat." The team largely returns most of the same key components that led them to the past ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Mario Cristobal Hired Away from Hurricanes by Alabama

    It's nonstop Miami Hurricanes athletics news today. Mario Cristobal is leaving the Canes football staff less than two months after he was hired.The former Florida International University head coach has been hired as Alabama's offensive-line coach.

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    January 8, 2013

    Nick Saban Says Coaching The Dolphins Was Hard Because All Those NFL Rules Are Just Too Fair

    Nick Saban won his third BCS championship with Alabama in four years last night by steamrolling through Notre Dame is a mind numbingly boring game, but, because the game was held in Miami, the local press corp gon the chance to grill him once again on his controversial stint as the Dolphins head coa ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    The Real Reason Nick Saban Took That Dolphins Job? Huizenga Gave His Wife a Big Check

    The reason your hairs are standing up on your neck? Former Dolphins coach Nick Saban is back in town. He returns tonight to the same stadium where he coached the Miami Dolphins through two unremarkable season to coach Alabama, the team he left for, in the BCS championship. It wasn't quite a LeB ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    BCS 2013 Party Guide: Strip Clubs, Rap, Country Music, Alabama, and Notre Dame

    Wanna party like a BCS champ? On Monday evening, the 2013 Bowl Championship Series comes to Miami when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Alabama Crimson Tide hit the gridiron at Sun Life Stadium to do battle for college football's 2013 national title. In the meantime, though, we all gotta get ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013
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    December 3, 2012

    The BCS Championship Game Is a Miami Fan's Worst Nightmare

    Come January 7, either the Alabama Crimson Tide or the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be hoisting the championships trophy in the middle of Sun Life Stadium. For local sports fans, either way it will be a stomach churning affair. Could there have been a more nightmarish mashup for fans of the two te ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    Luke Bryan Headlining Country Concert Before BSC National Championship Game in Miami

    Oh. My. God. The Orange Bowl Committee just announced via press release that Luke Bryan is going to headline the Bud Light Championship Game Day Fan Zone outside of Sun Life Stadium before the BCS National Championship Game! We did it, Miami. The 348-member non-profit organization heard our cry ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Steeler's Ryan Clark Says "No One" Wants to Play for the Miami Dolphins

    While most of America was belligerently chanting about the luck of the Irish this weekend, one Ireland was having what might have been the worst weekend of his professional life: Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland. He officially lost Peyton Manning, and then he missed out on Matt Flynn too.Now, S ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Jeff Fisher Leaning Toward St. Louis Job; Sorry, Dolphins

    ​Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said shortly after firing Tony Sparano that he'd be looking for a "young Don Shula." So it sort of surprised us when he went all-in on the pursuit of Jeff Fisher. The man is certainly no young Don Shula. Jeff Fisher is, well, an old Jeff Fisher. So we're not exactly he ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Nick Saban Stepped Over a Convulsing, Collapsed Dolphins Star While in Miami

    ​With the Miami Dolphins having another odd season and former head coach Nick Saban once again headed to a BCS championship game with Alabama, you'd be forgiven for wondering what could have been if Saban didn't sneak out of town with pants firmly on fire in 2007. Though, maybe we're better off, c ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    So What Now For the Miami Dolphins?

    Last week, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross gave his vote of confidence to head coach Tony Sparano. The consensus has been that Sparano would keep his job, despite the team's second consecutive losing season. Mainly because the players love and respect him. And even though Sunday's game against the New E ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    If Tony Sparano Gets Axed, Should the Dolphins Go After a Superstar Coach? History Says No

    ​It's not official yet, but another Florida football team may soon be on the hunt for a new head coach. Following the Fin's friggin' seventh home loss of the season, speculation is brimming that Tony Sparano may soon be sleeping with the fishes, professionally anyway. Which means rampant replaceme ... More >>

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    December 11, 2010

    Will Muschamp Named Head Coach of Florida Gators

    ​Well, University of Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley works a heck of a lot faster than his counterpart at Miami. Will Muschamp, the defensive coordinator of the Texas Longhorns, has been named the new head honcho in Gainseville. Previously he had been guaranteed to be Mack Brown's successor ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Bo Pelini Says He Won't Interview with Miami Hurricanes

    I wonder if the fact Pelini is a Cleveland fan made him warry about taking his talents to "South Beach"​Bo Pelini has put the rumors that he'll be interviewing for the Miami Hurricanes' open head coaching job to rest. The Cornhuskers head coach had issued a sort of not-quite-denial before, but the ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010
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    September 23, 2010

    Miami Hurricanes Take on Pitt Tonight In Our Last Chance to Defend The Honor of the ACC

    When it comes to football, the Atlantic Coast Conference has become a sad, depressing little thing this season. Given the sentiment in the sports universe lately it seems some would be happy to see the ACC downgraded to a flag football club. Granted, Virginia Tech's woes are most to blame for that s ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Your Miami Dolphins 2010 Football Season Preview

    TARGET ACQUIRED!​Are you ready for our completely meaningless and arbitrary predictions for the upcoming Dolphins season? Well this is it. The Riptide 2.0 Miami Dolphins 2010 Football Season Preview. Are you ready to get your ass blown off with some seriously capricious and utterly subjective prog ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Nick Saban: Dolphins & Crimson Tide Continue World's Best Pro Team vs. College Team Feud

    ​It's not exactly news that fans of different sports teams hate each other's guts, but usually those teams play in the same league. The continuing war of words between Miami DolFans and Alabama's Crimson Tide nation is a bit absurd considering one team is professional and the other is college and ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Hurricanes Interested in Playing Crimson Tide in 2012 Opener

    Battle of the mascots that have nothing to do with the team name?​Whatever the Miami Hurricanes road map is to get back to championship contention, it certainly doesn't go through super-easy out-of-conference games (unlike, say, those Gators). The Miami Herald reports that the Canes are in di ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Hurricanes 23rd on ESPN's Way-Too-Early Pre-Season Football Rankings

    ​Last season for Miami Hurricanes fans was a respectful rebound, and should provide encouragement that our days of being left off most pre-season polls are over.The season doesn't officially kick off for another seven months, but that hasn't stopped ESPN's Mark Schlabach from making his pre-se ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    News Roundup: Mayor Alvarez's Chief of Staff Resigns

    Dennis Morales, Mayor Alvarez's chief of staff, is out and heading back to his old job in the police department. [CBS4]Miami-based home builders Lennar posted their first quarterly profit since 2007/ [WSJ]Bail has been set at $210k for the "Kill all Jews" guy. [CBS4]A local gym holds aerobics classe ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Barf: Nick Saban Statue to be Erected

    via RammaJammaYellaHamma/Wiki Commons by CC2.0​Is that all Nick Saban wanted? A statue? Because, the former Dolphins coach is actually going to get one in Alabama after leading the Crimson Tide to a BCS Championship. We could have erected a statue of you Saban! You didn't have to sneak out of town ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    Top Ten of the Decade: Miami Sports Moments

    Riptide 2.0's regular sports commentator and FinsNation blogger Chris Joseph looks back at the top ten Miami sports moments of the decade. Low points like the Miami Dolphins crappy performance and the after-thought known as the Florida Panthers didn't make the cut. Sorry. ​10. Canes BaseballCoach ... More >>

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    October 24, 2009

    Miami Dolphins Preview: What Might Have Been

    ​For all the varied assortment of gargantuan shit stains Nick Saban left on the Dolphins' proverbial bed, no shit stain was as big a shit stain as the shit stain he left in the form of not signing Drew Brees when the Chargers made him available. Instead, Saban went with Daunte Culpepper. The rest ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009

    The Cheap Seats

    FedEx Orange Bowl boasts CompUSA Bowl-like matchup.

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    December 4, 2008

    News Roundup

    USB will be the sponsor of both Basel fairs for years to come, 3 more of which, at least, will happen in Miami. [ArtINFO] Doctors in Miami can now assist surgeries Iraq using a robot. It is made by a company called InTouch, which hopefully has nothing to do with the tabloid of the same name. [Herald ... More >>

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    March 21, 2008

    2008 Dolphins Mock Draft

    I’ve been writing about the Dolphins draft in one form or another since 2005. More often than not, I have been right, they have been wrong. A quick re-cap: 2005: I said the Fins should draft Braylon Edwards. They took Ronnie Brown instead. Now, Edwards is blowing shit up in Cleveland while Brown ... More >>

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    February 12, 2008

    Dolphins Axe Trent Green, Marty Booker and others

    The Dolphins have cut Trent Green, Marty Booker, LJ Shelton and Keith Traylor, among others today. They also cut Anthony Alabi, Anthony Bryant, Marion Dukes and Joe Toledo. Toledo -- the guy everyone thought was a Nick Saban draft day steal even though his knees were made of glass, gone. Shelton is ... More >>

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    January 16, 2008

    Tony Sparano Is The New Fins Head Coach

    BREAKING NEWS: In what is the least shocking news to ever break in franchise history, Tony Sparano has been named head coach of your Miami Dolphins. Update 2: The Dolphins website has made it official (evidently, they too have a shortage of Sparano pics). Update: Mortensen is reporting it too. A ... More >>

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    January 5, 2007

    Bring Back Shula

    The good old days He fled faster than Anastasio Somoza the night the Sandinistas stormed Managua in the summer of 1979. And I say good riddance to Nick Saban. I'm not going to rant endlessly about the treacherous sucker punch he landed on the franchise. In an interview with Dan Le Batard, Don ... More >>

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    December 26, 2006
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    September 21, 2006
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    September 8, 2005
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    August 18, 2005

    Letters from the Issue of August 18, 2005

    Dolphins squeaking, nurses freaking, readers shrieking

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    May 12, 2005


    A.J. Feeley from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Miami Dolphins