1. 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 10,963 reads 35 comments

  2. 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 11,920 reads 70 comments

  3. 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 25,705 reads 46 comments

  4. 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 ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 16,148 reads 22 comments

  5. 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...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 9,392 reads 14 comments

  6. 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...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 7,635 reads 19 comments

  7. 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...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 16,349 reads 71 comments

  8. 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...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 25,147 reads 84 comments

  9. 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...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 24,569 reads 42 comments

  10. 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...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 9,097 reads 12 comments

  11. 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 ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 2,355 reads 7 comments

  12. 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...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 10,026 reads 35 comments

  13. Biggest Storylines Heading into Alabama Fall Camp

    We’re less than five weeks away from Alabama’s season-opener against West Virginia on August 30, which means the offseason will come to a close very soon. The Crimson Tide will open fall camp this weekend...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 10,723 reads 19 comments

  14. Inside Look at How Lane Kiffin's Offense Will Look at Alabama in 2014

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — You don’t have to be a genius to figure out what the biggest story of Alabama’s offseason was. It wasn’t coach Nick Saban ’s contract extension and raise...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 19,891 reads 62 comments

  15. Alabama Football: Realistic Expectations for Derrick Henry in 2014

    Have you heard the one about Derrick Henry? Superman wears Derrick Henry pajamas to bed. The Boogeyman checks under his bed for Derrick Henry before he goes to sleep at night...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 16,404 reads 30 comments

  16. Alabama Football: Why Nick Saban Isn't Selfish to Push for Hurry-Up Offense Rule

    Everything Alabama coach Nick Saban does or says is put under a microscope. That isn’t exactly groundbreaking information...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 10,541 reads 73 comments

  17. Alabama Football: Who Will Replace C.J. Mosley in Starting Lineup in 2014

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Arguably the biggest loss for Alabama this year, at least on defense, is the departure of senior linebacker C.J. Mosley. Mosley was a rock for Alabama in 2013 and really for all four years he was in Tuscaloosa...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 10,610 reads 35 comments

  18. Alabama Football: 2014 Defensive Line Could Be Best in Nick Saban's Tenure

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— Nick Saban doesn’t like to talk about sacks. He’s more into “affecting the quarterback”—chasing him around and making him uncomfortable can sometimes be just as valuable as a sack...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 14,386 reads 23 comments

  19. Alabama Football: What to Expect from Lane Kiffin's Offense This Season

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—Alabama’s hiring of Lane Kiffin was met with its fair share of head-scratching and pointing-and-laughing, and for mostly good reason...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 14,861 reads 45 comments

  20. Alabama Football: 2014 Predictions for Each Early Enrollee

    Eight of Alabama’s 26-member signing class of 2014 are already on campus, getting a head start on courses and gearing up for spring practice. Some will be able to play right away due to personal ability and scarcity at their position...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 8,974 reads 14 comments

  21. Alabama Football: Cam Robinson Could Take Tide Offensive Line Back to Elite

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — One of Alabama’s biggest needs heading into national signing day was on the offensive line, and the Tide filled that need in a big way...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 7,687 reads 42 comments

  22. Alabama Football: Nick Saban Still King of Recruiting with 2014's No. 1 Class

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— After Alabama’s 11-2 season—hardly a down year, but a disappointment by the Tide’s astronomical standards—some started wondering if Nick Saban might have lost a step...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 9,731 reads 42 comments

  23. Alabama Football Recruiting: Rashaan Evans Key to Stopping Gus Malzahn's Offense

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— Nick Saban doesn ’t deal in hyperbole much, if at all. The well-spoken coach chooses his words carefully, especially when it comes to not talking someone up too much, lest they get a big head and get complacent...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 8,300 reads 64 comments

  24. Alabama Football Recruiting: Meet the Crimson Tide's 2014 Class

    Nick Saban has once again brought in the nation’s No. 1 signing class, according to all four major recruiting sites. The 2014 class consists of 26 members plus a transfer and meets a lot of needs the Crimson Tide had at critical positions...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 43,607 reads 42 comments

  25. Alabama Football: Meet Blake Sims, AJ McCarron's Potential Heir

    With the official start of the Alabama quarterback battle, spring practice approaching, we’ll individually break down the candidates currently on the roster to give fans an idea of what to expect and what to watch for...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 11,885 reads 62 comments