1. Alabama Football: The Most Important Non Conference Game of 2011

    During the regular season, no SEC team rushed for more than 150 yards against the Alabama Crimson Tide. In fact, Mississippi State, Arkansas and Florida were held under 20 yards rushing for the entire game...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about almost 3 years ago 1,451 reads 4 comments

  2. Alabama Football: Without Question, the BCS Got It Right

    After two solid weeks of postseason football, one thing stands out: There are two teams that play exceptional defense in college football. They will clash on January 9, and compete for the national title...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about almost 3 years ago 2,498 reads 16 comments

  3. Alabama Football: A Lack of Institutional Control?

    The mission of the Alabama football team on January 9, is more than it seems to the fair weather fan. For all the hype that ESPN and sports magazines across the college football landscape ...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about almost 3 years ago 11,407 reads 42 comments

  4. Alabama Football: In Pursuit of Excellence, One Obstacle Remains.

    With "the perfect season" no longer an option, the goal for the Alabama football team is simply to focus on finishing in the pursuit of excellence. To excel— to surpass others or to be superior...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about almost 3 years ago 3,081 reads 16 comments

  5. Doak Walker and Heisman Awards Each Find the Right Man for the Times

    The prestigious Doak Walker Award was created in 1989 to recognize the nation's premier running back for his accomplishments on the field, achievement in the classroom and citizenship in the community...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about almost 3 years ago 420 reads 4 comments

  6. Alabama Football Head Coach Nick Saban Has a Demon: It's Purple and Gold

    In nearly every interview that Alabama head coach Nick Saban is asked about winning a college football national championship, he immediately starts talking about his 2003 LSU team, ...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about almost 3 years ago 5,969 reads 14 comments

  7. Alabama Football: "Never Again" Sets Up "The ReMatch". Will Winner Take All?

    The decisive victory over the Auburn Tigers in Jordan-Hare is exactly what the voters needed in order to set up the rematch between Alabama and LSU. There are no naysayers left with an argument against a rematch...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about almost 3 years ago 120 reads 7 comments

  8. Iron Bowl 2011: What Follows Will Be More Interesting Than the Game Itself

    The loss Arkansas suffered at the hands of the LSU Tigers means nothing to the "big picture" scenario of the national championship game. Now only the Iron Bowl looms large, and Alabama will win...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about almost 3 years ago 1,281 reads 13 comments

  9. Alabama Football Prepares for the Iron Bowl: Redemption and Vengeance

    Redemption: satisfaction reparation for a wrong or an injury (atonement); atonement for guilt. That is part one of the purpose Alabama has focused on for this game...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 2,285 reads 12 comments

  10. Alabama Football: Just Beat Auburn and Tide Is Lock for Title Game

    The loss against LSU in Week 10 was difficult to overcome. But now that the Crimson Tide is back on a roll, the only thing they need to do is beat Auburn and they will be the first team to secure a birth in the national title game...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 1,744 reads 22 comments

  11. Alabama and the SEC Roll: You Want a Shot at the Title? Put Up or Shut Up

    Come Sunday morning, the top three teams in the SEC west division will be listed as the top three teams in the country. Time and time again, other conference fans deny that the SEC is the best conference in college football...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 671 reads 12 comments

  12. Alabama Football 2007 Signing Class: 2011 Fifth-Year Seniors

    Twenty-five commitments. None of them five-star football athletes. But 10 were four-star, 11 listed as three stars and three more athletes were signed by then first-year head coach, Nick Saban , having only been designated as two-star athletes...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 4,542 reads 6 comments

  13. Alabama Head Coach Has No Time for Speculation

    If you think the YouTube sensationalized version of the honey badger is the icon of an "I-don't-give-a-crap attitude," then think again. At least amongst college football head coaches, that icon is Alabama head coach, Nick Saban ...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 4,139 reads 11 comments

  14. Alabama Offense: This Is a Call to Arms

    Most Alabama fans seem to be happy with the victory this weekend over Mississippi State, and rightfully so. The Bulldogs are a formidable opponent despite their 1-5 record in the conference and 5-5 overall record in 2011...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 2,669 reads 17 comments

  15. Alabama Demoralized, but Must Regroup and Get on with the Business at Hand

    AJ McCarron has a long way to go before he can win the big games. On Saturday night, with opportunities abound, AJ fell short in his biggest test of the year, the biggest test of ...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 11,897 reads 62 comments

  16. Alabama and LSU: Honey Badger "Better Give a Crap." He Is Target Number One.

    Most readers on BR have surely heard of the honey badger and have seen the video that went viral a few months ago on YouTube...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 7,365 reads 18 comments

  17. Alabama Defeats Tennessee: A Defining Moment for AJ McCarron

    Alabama needed this win, badly. Alabama needed a leader to step in and take charge. Tennessee came into Bryant-Denny intending to thwart the goals of the 2011 Crimson Tide...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 532 reads 17 comments

  18. Alabama vs. Tennessee: The Rivalry Continues

    The series dates back to 1901. For the most part, since 1928, the tradition has been played out on the third Saturday in October. With today's scheduling issues, the game may occur on the third or fourth Saturday of the tenth month...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 2,163 reads 11 comments

  19. Alabama Football WR Marquis Maze: A-Maze-Ing Grace

    The Crimson Tide installed their game plan on Thursday, practicing in shells, within the confines of the Hank Crisp indoor facility...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 1,261 reads 6 comments

  20. Alabama Crimson Tide's AJ McCarron: By the Numbers

    The passer (quarterback) rating is a measure of a quarterbacks success on the field. It is an attempt, albeit an imperfect one, to separate contributions from other players and measure the quarterbacks effectiveness on the field...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 2,475 reads 43 comments

  21. Alabama Football: Are You Loving It or Hating It?

    Well, the first five weeks of the college football season have given the sports world a view of every team for at least four games...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 5,259 reads 39 comments

  22. Alabama Football Prepares to Dishonorably Discharge the Commodores

    Com-mo-dore: [kom-uh-dohr] Navy. a grade of flag officer next in rank below a rear admiral. Navy . The senior captain when two or more ships of war a cruising in company. Merchant Marine...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 831 reads 12 comments

  23. Alabama's Carson Tinker Nominated for the Orange Bowl/Discover Courage Award

    Alabama long-snapper, Carson Tinker, is the second nominee for the 2011 Discover Courage Award. Nominees are named by the Football Writers Association of America on a weekly basis throughout the football season...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 554 reads 1 comments

  24. Alabama Football Prepares to Dishonorably Discharge the Commodores

    Com-mo-dore: [kom-uh-dohr] Navy. a grad of flag officer next in rank below a rear admiral. Navy . The senior captain when two or more ships of war a cruising in company. Merchant Marine...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 1,234 reads 6 comments

  25. Alabama Football: As Schedule Lightens, Nick Saban's Mood Will Darken

    The early season gauntlet of opponents did not provide any surprises or speed bumps for the Alabama Crimson Tide, a team trying to stay focused on the road to another SEC West Division title...

    Jonathan Fravel Written by Jonathan Fravel about 3 years ago 7,501 reads 25 comments