1. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "X"

    No player in Alabama football history has ever had a last name beginning with the letter "X." So, what can be said about Crimson Tide football and the letter "X"? Since the Super ...

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  2. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "W"

    You never get a second chance to make a first impression. In sports, fans and the media are sometimes quick to base their opinions on the first impressions of a player...

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  3. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "V"

    Some players live up to their expectations. Others may have high expectations, but fans and the media may believe they could have done more...

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  4. That Looked Familiar: The Similarities of the Giants-49ers NFC Title Games

    If you're a New York Giants or San Francisco 49ers fan, you may have noticed some striking similarities from Sunday's NFC Championship Game and the conference title matchup between the two teams in 1991...

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  5. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: 'U'

    From their 1-0 record in 1897 to the perfect 14-0 national championship year in 2009, undefeated seasons are not unusual for the University of Alabama football team...

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  6. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "T"

    Football in the Southeastern Conference is known for speed and high-powered offenses. Thus, it is necessary to have a good secondary to combat the talented wide receivers...

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  7. Learning the ABC's of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "S"

    Running back Siran Stacy came after Bobby Humphrey and before Shaun Alexander. While Stacy's accomplishments may not be as well remembered as the record-setting performances of Humphrey ...

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  8. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "R"

    Following in the footsteps of your older brother is always difficult. Whether it's sports or academics, there are often comparisons and expectations. Quarterback Jeff Rutledge heard all of the expectations and created his own legacy at Alabama...

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  9. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "Q"

    Just like a catcher in baseball and a point guard in basketball, the quarterback is the head coach on the field. Alabama has produced several great quarterbacks who have led the Crimson Tide to greatness...

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  10. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "P"

    Replacing a legend is never easy. Just ask Phil Bengtson, who tallied a 20-21-1 record in three seasons in Green Bay after replacing the legendary Vince Lombardi...

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  11. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "O"

    The Orange Bowl has always been one of the premier bowl games in college football. Teams and fans have always enjoyed the warm South Florida weather in late December and early January...

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  12. Alabama Crimson Tide: Learn the Tide's ABC's Starting with "N"

    Alabama, it seems, has never struggled to find quality running backs. The 2000's—Mark Ingram, the 1990s—Shaun Alexander, the 1980's—Bobby Humphrey. The 1970's featured several talented running backs, and one of them was Tony Nathan...

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  13. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "M"

    Offensive linemen are usually the least appreciated players on a football field. Most fans do not recognize these players for doing their job. However, when a holding penalty is called or a block missed, that's what people remember...

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  14. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "L"

    There were plenty of highs during Bear Bryant's reign as head coach. However, there was also a "lowe" during the early-to-mid-1970s...

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  15. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "K"

    As a quarterback at the University of Alabama, one joins a long line of successful men to lead the Crimson Tide offense...

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  16. SEC Championship Game Memories

    On Saturday, the 20th SEC Championship Game will take place inside Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Since the inaugural game in 1992, nine teams that won the SEC Championship Game went on to win the national championship, including each winner from 2006 to 2010...

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  17. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "J"

    Alabama football has had significantly more winning seasons than losing campaigns. Some people forget that when Bear Bryant was named head coach in December of 1957, the Crimson Tide were coming off a 4-24-2 stretch from 1955 to 1957...

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  18. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "I"

    When some people hear the name Hootie, they think of the 1990s band Hootie and the Blowfish. Others may recall Hootie Johnson, the former chairman of Augusta National Golf Club...

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  19. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "H"

    The University of Alabama has had some great running backs in their history. Trent Richardson, Mark Ingram and Shaun Alexander are some that immediately come to mind...

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  20. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "G"

    The Gator Bowl is not considered one of the elite bowl games. Yes, the game is now played on New Year's Day in Jacksonville, but sometimes the participants can have anywhere between three and five losses...

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  21. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "F"

    Alabama has had five head coaches lead the Crimson Tide to national championships. Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Bear Bryant, Gene Stallings and Nick Saban have all brought a title to Tuscaloosa...

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  22. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: E

    This is a continuing series of Alabama Crimson Tide Football players, coaches, and traditions on a letter-by-letter basis...

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  23. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "D"

    This is a continuing series of University of Alabama football players, coaches, traditions, and more on a letter-by-letter basis. The 2002 to 2006 seasons were a roller coaster era for Alabama football...

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  24. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: "C"

    From 1958 to 1982 Bear Bryant was the only head coach at Alabama. Over the following 10 seasons, the Crimson Tide went through three coaches...

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  25. Learning the ABCs of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: B

    This is a continuing series of University of Alabama football players, traditions, and more, letter-by-letter. You may have thought that today's entry would focus on the most famous "B" in Alabama football history: Bear Bryant...

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