1. Alabama Football: What to Make of Blake Sims Starting Reports and Other Notes

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban all but laid out his plans for his quarterbacks Thursday night during his first weekly Hey Coach radio show of the season...

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  2. Alabama Has LB Depth to Overcome Trey DePriest's Absence vs. West Virginia

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama defense was dealt a significant blow Wednesday when Alabama coach Nick Saban announced that preseason All-SEC linebacker Trey DePriest ...

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  3. Is Alabama Ready to Defend Dana Holgorsen's Hurry-Up Offense?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen doesn ’t have to look very far for a blueprint to beat Alabama. He doesn ’t even have to leave his own conference...

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  4. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Complete Game Preview

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Game week is finally here. No more empty Saturdays pondering the days until college football season is here...

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  5. Alabama Football: 5 Key Takeaways from Tide's Final 2014 Depth Chart

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It’s become a local holiday of sorts around these parts: Depth Chart Day. Alabama coach Nick Saban released the first—and only—official depth chart of the season...

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  6. Alabama Football: Depth Chart Analysis, Complete 2014 Preview and Predictions

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The theme for the Alabama football team is pretty straightforward this year: get back to the top...

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  7. Alabama Football: Final Camp Stock Report

    TUSCALOOSA, Al. — It may be hard to believe, but fall camp is over for the Alabama football team, and the Crimson Tide can squarely turn their focus to West Virginia and the season opener in Atlanta...

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  8. Alabama Football: Blake Sims Isn't Going to the Bench Without a Fight

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s quarterback competition was going to be as much of a competition as an Alabama-Chattanooga game , right? Highly touted Florida ...

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  9. Alabama Football: Don't Sleep on Kenyan Drake in 2014

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Much has been made about Alabama’s vaunted backfield this offseason. There’s T.J...

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  10. Alabama Football: Final Game-by-Game Schedule Predictions

    In less than two short weeks, the Alabama football team will finally hit the field in a competitive game against somebody other than itself for the first time since a crushing 45-31 loss to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl to end the 2013 season...

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  11. Alabama Football: Takeaways and Complete Stats from Tide's Second Fall Scrimmage

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—The weather was much nicer for Alabama’s second and final scrimmage of fall camp inside Bryant-Denny Stadium...

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  12. Alabama Football: Week 2 Fall Camp Stock Report

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Week 2 of Alabama's fall camp represents the halfway point of preseason training for the Crimson Tide. Two-a-days ended on Wednesday, and classes start next week, so this is the last week of uninterrupted practice the team has...

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  13. Alabama Football: How New Practice Format Will Impact QB Competition

    Alabama coach Nick Saban has been relatively mum on his quarterback competition so far in fall camp. It's largely been generalizations about both players and how he'll play the best guy for the job...

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  14. Alabama Football: How OJ Howard Will Be Matchup Nightmare for SEC in 2014

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — O.J. Howard is giving up Snickers. The Alabama tight end said it’s part of a personal focus for him on eating right, to gain weight and to help it stay there...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 11,052 reads 35 comments

  15. Debunking the Myth That Nick Saban Defenses Can't Stop the No-Huddle

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban has taken flak recently for a perceived weakness against teams that run some form of a hurry-up or no-huddle offense...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 11,977 reads 70 comments

  16. Alabama Football: Takeaways and Complete Stats from Tide's 1st Fall Scrimmage

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It was a rain-soaked day on Saturday for the Alabama football team in its first of two fall-camp scrimmages...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 25,739 reads 46 comments

  17. Alabama Football: Week 1 Fall Camp Recap

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Nick Saban ’s point was so strong, he wanted to make it twice. He made his bold statement once last Friday at the start of fall camp, and then again ...

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  18. Alabama Football: 5 Things to Watch for in Tide's First Fall Scrimmage

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama will get its first taste of live football action on Saturday when the team takes to Bryant-Denny Stadium for the first of two preseason scrimmages...

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  19. Eddie Jackson's Early Return the Answer to Alabama's Biggest Question on Defense

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — When Alabama cornerback Eddie Jackson went down with a knee injury during spring practice, it looked like disaster for the Alabama secondary...

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  20. Is T.J. Yeldon the Most Undercover Preseason Heisman Trophy Contender Ever?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon has always been shy when it comes to doing media appearances...

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  21. Nick Saban's Influence Already Apparent in Lane Kiffin

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — After an unceremonious firing at USC, Lane Kiffin found himself with nothing to do in December, something the football coach wasn't necessarily used to...

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  22. Alabama Football: Early Suspensions Hit Crimson Tide Hard Up Front

    Update No. 2, August 7: Alabama coach Nick Saban announced tonight that Jarran Reed and Brandon Ivory did what they were supposed to do and have returned to the team...

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  23. Alabama Football: 5 Questions Everybody Wants to Ask Lane Kiffin

    This weekend, we’ll see something on par with a sighting of Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. It’s the only time of the year that Alabama coach Nick Saban makes assistant coaches available to the media...

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  24. Why Alabama Needs SEC to Be Dominant in 2014

    Alabama running back Kenyan Drake took one last opportunity to start some Twitter fodder among fans before fall camp starts this weekend, tweeting out an interesting theory and attempting ...

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  25. 5 Alabama Players Sure to Surprise at Fall Camp

    It’s been a few months since we've gotten an up-close look at the Alabama football team. For the first time since A-Day, we’ll get to see the Crimson Tide prepare for the 2014 season when fall camp opens over the weekend...

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