Bleacher Report - Alabama Crimson Tide Football http://bleacherreport.com/ Bleacher Report Alabama Crimson Tide Football en-us 30 The Biggest Takeaways from Alabama's Recruits Performance at The Opening Brian Leigh Alabama was represented well at Nike's The Opening in Beaverton , Oregon, this past week, sending 10 of its 19 committed players —and many more of its targets—to the nation's most high-profile recruiting exhibition...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2126677-the-biggest-takeaways-from-alabamas-recruits-performance-at-the-opening">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:35:00 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2126677-the-biggest-takeaways-from-alabamas-recruits-performance-at-the-opening http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2126677-the-biggest-takeaways-from-alabamas-recruits-performance-at-the-opening http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2126677-the-biggest-takeaways-from-alabamas-recruits-performance-at-the-opening Alabama's Barnett and Ridley Connection Grows Strong at The Opening Team Stream Now The Alabama Crimson Tide should be excited to have these two studs in the future. Out at The Opening in Oregon, this dynamic duo connected on several occasions for some highlight-reel plays...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2126189-alabamas-barnett-and-ridley-connection-grows-strong-at-the-opening">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 03:29:03 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2126189-alabamas-barnett-and-ridley-connection-grows-strong-at-the-opening http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2126189-alabamas-barnett-and-ridley-connection-grows-strong-at-the-opening http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2126189-alabamas-barnett-and-ridley-connection-grows-strong-at-the-opening Alabama 2014 Quarterback Fall Practice Preview: Depth Chart and Analysis Brian Leigh For the first time since September 2011, Alabama is looking for a new starting quarterback. AJ McCarron was very good and very durable during his time in Tuscaloosa, leaving no one with starting experience on the depth chart in his wake...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2125801-alabama-2014-quarterback-fall-practice-preview-depth-chart-and-analysis">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:04:52 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2125801-alabama-2014-quarterback-fall-practice-preview-depth-chart-and-analysis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2125801-alabama-2014-quarterback-fall-practice-preview-depth-chart-and-analysis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2125801-alabama-2014-quarterback-fall-practice-preview-depth-chart-and-analysis Alabama's Richie Petitbon Impresses at The Opening, 'Anchor for Offensive Line' Team Stream Now The top athletes are in Oregon at The Opening to prove they are the most elite recruits in the country. The Alabama Crimson Tide have some big-time commits and targets in Beaverton ...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2124402-alabama-richie-petitbon-turns-heads-at-the-opening-anchor-for-offensive-line">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:25:22 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2124402-alabama-richie-petitbon-turns-heads-at-the-opening-anchor-for-offensive-line http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2124402-alabama-richie-petitbon-turns-heads-at-the-opening-anchor-for-offensive-line http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2124402-alabama-richie-petitbon-turns-heads-at-the-opening-anchor-for-offensive-line Alabama Commits Blake Barnett, Calvin Ridley Will Be SEC's Next Big QB-WR Combo Barrett Sallee The college football world is getting a glimpse of the future this week in Beaverton, Oregon, as America's top high school seniors participate in The Opening on the campus of Nike's corporate headquarters...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2125108-alabama-commits-blake-barnett-clavin-ridley-will-be-secs-next-big-qbwr-combo">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:56:29 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2125108-alabama-commits-blake-barnett-clavin-ridley-will-be-secs-next-big-qbwr-combo http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2125108-alabama-commits-blake-barnett-clavin-ridley-will-be-secs-next-big-qbwr-combo http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2125108-alabama-commits-blake-barnett-clavin-ridley-will-be-secs-next-big-qbwr-combo Why Blake Barnett's Commitment Signals Change in Alabama's Offensive Philosophy Tyler Donohue The Alabama offense isn't destined for a complete overhaul under the direction of first-year coordinator Lane Kiffin , but a change in complexion could be approaching on the horizon...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2122254-why-blake-barnetts-commitment-signals-change-in-alabamas-offensive-philosophy">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:47:44 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2122254-why-blake-barnetts-commitment-signals-change-in-alabamas-offensive-philosophy http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2122254-why-blake-barnetts-commitment-signals-change-in-alabamas-offensive-philosophy http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2122254-why-blake-barnetts-commitment-signals-change-in-alabamas-offensive-philosophy Alabama Commit Blake Barnett Performing at Elite 11 Camp, 'Future at Alabama' Team Stream Now Blake Barnett is at the Elite 11 camp in Oregon showing everyone what he will bring to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the future...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2121785-alabama-commit-blake-barnett-performing-at-elite-11-camp-future-at-alabama">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:00:22 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2121785-alabama-commit-blake-barnett-performing-at-elite-11-camp-future-at-alabama http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2121785-alabama-commit-blake-barnett-performing-at-elite-11-camp-future-at-alabama http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2121785-alabama-commit-blake-barnett-performing-at-elite-11-camp-future-at-alabama Alabama Football Recruiting: 10 Best Tide Recruits from BCS Era Edwin Weathersby Alabama has signed an army of big-time recruits in the BCS era, which began in January 1999. This list was tough to put together, as current head coach Nick Saban has collected an exceptional amount of talent...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2119137-alabama-football-recruiting-10-best-tide-recruits-from-bcs-era">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:00:55 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2119137-alabama-football-recruiting-10-best-tide-recruits-from-bcs-era http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2119137-alabama-football-recruiting-10-best-tide-recruits-from-bcs-era http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2119137-alabama-football-recruiting-10-best-tide-recruits-from-bcs-era Alabama Football: Why O.J. Howard Will Be Team's X-Factor in 2014 Sanjay Kirpalani On a team loaded with freakish talents at the skill positions, sophomore tight end O.J. Howard might be the key for Alabama’s chances to make it into the inaugural College Football Playoff this fall...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2118773-alabama-football-why-oj-howard-will-be-teams-x-factor-in-2014">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:55:19 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2118773-alabama-football-why-oj-howard-will-be-teams-x-factor-in-2014 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2118773-alabama-football-why-oj-howard-will-be-teams-x-factor-in-2014 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2118773-alabama-football-why-oj-howard-will-be-teams-x-factor-in-2014 Alabama Football: 6 Position Battles to Watch in Fall Camp Sanjay Kirpalani With Alabama’s fall camp set to open next month, Tide fans will have their sights set on a few position battles in the practices leading up to the team’s season opener...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2116382-alabama-football-6-position-battles-to-watch-in-fall-camp">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:50:07 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2116382-alabama-football-6-position-battles-to-watch-in-fall-camp http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2116382-alabama-football-6-position-battles-to-watch-in-fall-camp http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2116382-alabama-football-6-position-battles-to-watch-in-fall-camp Why Alabama DC Kirby Smart Is Wise to Wait for the Right Head Coaching Job Barrett Sallee It isn't often that an Alabama assistant coach speaks publicly, so when one does, we listen. Defensive coordinator Kirby Smart made an appearance with "The Front Row" on WCNN ...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2116051-why-alabama-dc-kirby-smart-is-wise-to-wait-for-the-right-head-coaching-job">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:58:35 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2116051-why-alabama-dc-kirby-smart-is-wise-to-wait-for-the-right-head-coaching-job http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2116051-why-alabama-dc-kirby-smart-is-wise-to-wait-for-the-right-head-coaching-job http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2116051-why-alabama-dc-kirby-smart-is-wise-to-wait-for-the-right-head-coaching-job Alabama's Title Hopes Resting on Secondary, Not Quarterback Barrett Sallee One position group on Alabama's roster is going to dictate whether or not the Crimson Tide will get back to the peak of the college football world, and it is one that is depending on fresh faces to up the level of the competition...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2115499-alabamas-title-hopes-resting-on-secondary-not-quarterback">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:59:33 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2115499-alabamas-title-hopes-resting-on-secondary-not-quarterback http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2115499-alabamas-title-hopes-resting-on-secondary-not-quarterback http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2115499-alabamas-title-hopes-resting-on-secondary-not-quarterback Former Texas QB Chris Simms 1-on-1 with Alabama Commit QB Blake Barnett Team Stream Now Blake Barnett is a 4-star quarterback committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide. The No. 3 dual-threat QB in the 2015 class, according to 247Sports' composite rankings, Barnett will be a great asset for Nick Saban in the future...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2114331-former-texas-qb-chris-simms-one-on-one-with-alabama-commit-qb-blake-barnett">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:11:01 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2114331-former-texas-qb-chris-simms-one-on-one-with-alabama-commit-qb-blake-barnett http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2114331-former-texas-qb-chris-simms-one-on-one-with-alabama-commit-qb-blake-barnett http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2114331-former-texas-qb-chris-simms-one-on-one-with-alabama-commit-qb-blake-barnett Power Ranking Alabama's Positional Units for 2014 Sanjay Kirpalani Since Nick Saban arrived at Alabama in 2007, the Crimson Tide have annually fielded one of the nation’s top rosters—and 2014 will be no different...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2113858-power-ranking-alabamas-positional-units-for-2014">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:14:32 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2113858-power-ranking-alabamas-positional-units-for-2014 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2113858-power-ranking-alabamas-positional-units-for-2014 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2113858-power-ranking-alabamas-positional-units-for-2014 Alabama Football: What History Tells Us About Tide's Ability to Bounce Back Christopher Walsh You hear the naysayers about the University of Alabama football program after it just missed winning its third straight national championship, and fourth in five seasons...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2110071-alabama-football-what-history-tells-us-about-tides-ability-to-bounce-back">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:13:42 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2110071-alabama-football-what-history-tells-us-about-tides-ability-to-bounce-back http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2110071-alabama-football-what-history-tells-us-about-tides-ability-to-bounce-back http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2110071-alabama-football-what-history-tells-us-about-tides-ability-to-bounce-back Alabama Football: Can Tide Defense Generate Turnovers in 2014? Christopher Walsh There are four players on the 2014 University of Alabama football team who recorded at least one interception last year. There are five overall if you include the previous season...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2109746-alabama-football-can-tide-defense-generate-turnovers-in-2014">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:37:22 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2109746-alabama-football-can-tide-defense-generate-turnovers-in-2014 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2109746-alabama-football-can-tide-defense-generate-turnovers-in-2014 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2109746-alabama-football-can-tide-defense-generate-turnovers-in-2014 The Case for and Against Alabama Making College Football Playoff Barrett Sallee For nearly three months last year, everything was right in Alabama head coach Nick Saban 's world. His team had successfully battled against complacency—the toughest opponent ...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2107717-the-case-for-and-against-alabama-making-college-football-playoff">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:32:17 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2107717-the-case-for-and-against-alabama-making-college-football-playoff http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2107717-the-case-for-and-against-alabama-making-college-football-playoff http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2107717-the-case-for-and-against-alabama-making-college-football-playoff Why the Nation Should Fear Alabama's Jacob Coker & Robert Foster Team Stream Now The Alabama Crimson Tide are looking to bounce back after a disappointing ending to the 2013 season. With their sights on bringing home another national championship, Alabama will need some new faces to break out in 2014...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2106838-why-the-nation-should-fear-alabamas-jacob-coker-robert-foster">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:19:33 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2106838-why-the-nation-should-fear-alabamas-jacob-coker-robert-foster http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2106838-why-the-nation-should-fear-alabamas-jacob-coker-robert-foster http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2106838-why-the-nation-should-fear-alabamas-jacob-coker-robert-foster Alabama Football: Strengths, Weaknesses and Secret Weapons Christopher Walsh If there’s one thing that University of Alabama coach Nick Saban is exceptionally good at, it’s turning a weakness into a strength...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2106894-alabama-football-strengths-weaknesses-and-secret-weapons">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:40:08 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2106894-alabama-football-strengths-weaknesses-and-secret-weapons http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2106894-alabama-football-strengths-weaknesses-and-secret-weapons http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2106894-alabama-football-strengths-weaknesses-and-secret-weapons How 4-Star QB Blake Barnett Will Impact Lane Kiffin's Career at Alabama Barrett Sallee The rich just keep getting richer. Alabama has been a recruiting machine over the last four years, winning the recruiting national championship in each of those years...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2103953-how-4-star-qb-blake-barnett-will-impact-lane-kiffins-career-at-alabama">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:43:12 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2103953-how-4-star-qb-blake-barnett-will-impact-lane-kiffins-career-at-alabama http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2103953-how-4-star-qb-blake-barnett-will-impact-lane-kiffins-career-at-alabama http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2103953-how-4-star-qb-blake-barnett-will-impact-lane-kiffins-career-at-alabama Alabama Football: Tide's Triumphs Mirrored Tuscaloosa's in Tornado Aftermath Christopher Walsh TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It’s amazing how fast it can all come back to you. Maybe the reminder comes while driving down the road and suddenly seeing a gap that has yet to be rebuilt...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2103627-alabama-football-tides-triumphs-mirrored-tuscaloosas-in-tornado-aftermath">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:47:42 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2103627-alabama-football-tides-triumphs-mirrored-tuscaloosas-in-tornado-aftermath http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2103627-alabama-football-tides-triumphs-mirrored-tuscaloosas-in-tornado-aftermath http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2103627-alabama-football-tides-triumphs-mirrored-tuscaloosas-in-tornado-aftermath Alabama Football: Everyone Overlooking T.J. Yeldon Is Making a Huge Mistake Christopher Walsh When Bleacher Report recently asked readers who will lead the University of Alabama in rushing this season, 60.9 percent voted for the backup, compared to just 33.9 for the incumbent...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2102003-alabama-football-everyone-overlooking-tj-yeldon-is-making-a-huge-mistake">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:38:56 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2102003-alabama-football-everyone-overlooking-tj-yeldon-is-making-a-huge-mistake http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2102003-alabama-football-everyone-overlooking-tj-yeldon-is-making-a-huge-mistake http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2102003-alabama-football-everyone-overlooking-tj-yeldon-is-making-a-huge-mistake How Nick Saban Will Get Even with Auburn, College Football Gods in 2014 Christopher Walsh The loss was nothing short of stunning, especially considering the opponent. The University of Alabama defense had limited Auburn to season lows in total offense and rushing yards, ...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2100658-how-nick-saban-will-get-even-with-auburn-college-football-gods-in-2014">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:33:41 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2100658-how-nick-saban-will-get-even-with-auburn-college-football-gods-in-2014 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2100658-how-nick-saban-will-get-even-with-auburn-college-football-gods-in-2014 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2100658-how-nick-saban-will-get-even-with-auburn-college-football-gods-in-2014 Re-Evaluating Crimson Tide's 2011 Recruiting Class Christopher Walsh When the University of Alabama football program celebrated national signing day in 2011, safety Vinnie Sunseri enjoyed seeing it from both sides for once, as he had already enrolled...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2098150-re-evaluating-crimson-tides-2011-recruiting-class">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:46:51 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2098150-re-evaluating-crimson-tides-2011-recruiting-class http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2098150-re-evaluating-crimson-tides-2011-recruiting-class http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2098150-re-evaluating-crimson-tides-2011-recruiting-class