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Ryan Kelly: The ‘heart and soul’ of the Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama center Ryan Kelly points out coverage during an Alabama home game.

Editor’s note: The following story first appeared on the Sports Capital Journalism Website on Jan. 10, 2016. In light of the Indianapolis Colts selecting Ryan Kelly with their 2016 first-round pick, the story has been reposted.  

By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner

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Reflections on Arizona: The fondest memories aren’t about the game

Zach Wagner (right) and Frank Gogola at the media hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.

It wasn’t until I was on the plane ride back to Indianapolis that I realized that the fondest memories I carried from the previous five days in Arizona had very little to do with the game that took place between Alabama […]

Reflections on Arizona: Waking up at 6 a.m. … never felt so good

Frank Gogola (right) and Zach Wagner preparing before the start of Media Day on Jan. 9.

Saying goodbye to the College Football Playoff National Championship was tougher than just leaving sunny and 65-degree Arizona for Indianapolis’ frigid 8-degree weather and having to scrape an inch and a half of snow and ice off my […]

Alabama’s Nick Saban downplays legacy, looks to future

Alabama head coach Nick Saban poses with the College Football Playoff National Championship trophy on Jan. 12, the day after winning his fifth overall title and fourth in seven seasons at Alabama. (Photo by Malcolm Moran)

By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner22

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – In the crimson afterglow of a […]

Clemson out to show it can be a perennial national championship contender

Clemson sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson on the field after the Tigers’ 45-40 loss to Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Frank Gogola)

By Frank Gogola | @FrankGogola

Sports Capital Journalism Program

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson dodged cameras and confetti as he […]