1. Lane Kiffin's Return Is Biggest Commitment Nick Saban Will Get in 2015

    While Nick Saban and his staff are out on the road luring the latest batch of 5-star recruits for the 2015 class and beyond, Saban got a commitment Saturday from someone who was well out of high school...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 12,329 reads 68 comments

  2. Does Jake Coker Deserve to Be the Front-Runner for Alabama's Starting QB Spot?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — As Alabama transitions from the 2014 season to looking ahead to 2015, its impending quarterback competition will undoubtedly be on everyone’s mind...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 16,315 reads 85 comments

  3. Potential Replacements for All of Alabama's Coaching Vacancies

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — While Nick Saban and his assistant coaches are out on the road, trying to persuade the country’s top prospects to join his Crimson Tide, Saban will also be trying to do some persuading of a different set of people...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 8,904 reads 18 comments

  4. Alabama Football: Breaking Down Crimson Tide's 2015 Senior Bowl Participants

    As college football coaches hit the road for last recruiting, and the week before Super Bowl week progresses, the football world’s eyes are on Mobile, Alabama, this week for the 2015 Senior Bowl...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 2,645 reads 0 comments

  5. Alabama Football: 10 Most Important Returning Players

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s returning roster is just about set. Three juniors declared for the NFL draft, so, apart from the regular offseason attrition (some of which ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 6,494 reads 11 comments

  6. Why Alabama Can't Afford to Lose Lane Kiffin

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — We figured this was coming, it just might be coming a little sooner than we thought. The Lane Kiffin era in Tuscaloosa wasn ’t going to be a long one like defensive coordinator Kirby Smart’s has been...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 53,948 reads 172 comments

  7. Alabama Football: 2014 Freshmen Set for Breakout 2015 Seasons

    Each new year of recruiting brings new excitement for fans, especially for those following a team like Alabama, which consistently pulls in No. 1 classes featuring some of the top players in the country...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 24,427 reads 88 comments

  8. Reggie Ragland, Jarran Reed Returning Gives Alabama Shot to Defend SEC Title

    After about 24 hours of Twitter speculation and confusion , Alabama made it official: two key cogs in its defensive lineup will be returning for the 2015 season and forgoing the 2015 NFL Draft...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 11,886 reads 68 comments

  9. Alabama Football: Breaking Down the Potential Replacements for Blake Sims

    If you’re looking for an experienced hand or a sure thing, Alabama’s 2015 quarterback competition is not for you...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 18,943 reads 88 comments

  10. Alabama's Road Back to the College Football Playoff

    Alabama players on Monday night were a little angry . They were inspired . They worked out . It's starting to become an unusual feeling for the Crimson Tide players to be sitting at home when a championship is on the line...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 11,800 reads 121 comments

  11. Alabama Football: Which Early Enrollees Have the Best Chance to Play in 2015?

    Nick Saban doesn ’t require it, nor does he hold it against players who don’t wish to do it...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 4,634 reads 0 comments

  12. Loss of Top Junior Stars Won't Stop Nick Saban from Doing What He Does Best

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — There were four chairs, one for Nick Saban and three for juniors who were declaring their intentions to enter the 2015 NFL draft. It wasn ’t unexpected...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 13,790 reads 54 comments

  13. Alabama Football: Early 2015 Depth Chart Projections

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It's never too early to start looking ahead to 2015. Alabama fans always have a keen eye on the future despite Nick Saban 's pleadings about living in ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 22,483 reads 69 comments

  14. Alabama and Nick Saban Taking Huge Risk Signing Jonathan Taylor

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Eighteen days ago, as Alabama was in the middle of Sugar Bowl prep for Ohio State, Drew Champlin of AL.com asked Nick Saban a routine question during a routine press conference about D...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 20,499 reads 153 comments

  15. Alabama Football: The Biggest Offseason Storylines for the Crimson Tide

    The dust has just about settled from Alabama’s Sugar Bowl defeat at the hands of Ohio State, and the Crimson Tide and their fans can firmly set their eyes toward the start ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 15,864 reads 55 comments

  16. Alabama Football: Who Should and Shouldn't Declare Early for NFL Draft

    The downside of bringing in No. 1 recruiting classes year after year is the annual draft exodus that occurs for Alabama’s top junior players...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 16,064 reads 22 comments

  17. Despite Sugar Bowl Loss, 2014 Alabama Team Will Enjoy Positive Legacy

    Expectations can be a fickle thing at Alabama. Redshirt senior safety Nick Perry summed it up best during Alabama’s bowl prep two weeks ago...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 9,790 reads 99 comments

  18. How Lane Kiffin's Play-Calling Cost Alabama Shot at National Championship

    To be sure, he has been an integral part of Alabama’s success in the 2014 season and one of several key cogs that have come together to make the Crimson Tide’s run this season possible...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 37,636 reads 215 comments

  19. The Man Who Transformed Blake Sims from Career Backup to Alabama Folk Hero

    ESTERO , Fla. — It wasn 't until they thought they'd lost him that Alabama fans accepted Blake Sims as their quarterback. In the spring, all anyone could talk about was super-transfer Jake Coker ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 2 months ago 15,478 reads 39 comments

  20. Alabama Football: Players to Watch in High School All-American Games

    As the Alabama football team is in the thick of the inaugural College Football Playoff, a lot of the team’s future will be on display shortly after in the top two high school football All-Star games...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 2 months ago 1,124 reads 0 comments

  21. Reasons Why Alabama Will and Won't Beat Ohio State

    Nobody is really giving Ohio State much of a chance against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Bleacher Report has Alabama in a close one. All of ESPN’s SEC writers are picking Alabama...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 2 months ago 27,089 reads 321 comments

  22. Alabama Football: The Return of Bo Scarbrough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Arguably the biggest news to come from Alabama’s pre -Christmas Sugar Bowl practices had nothing to do with anything that will affect that actual game, or any other game the Crimson Tide may play this postseason...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 2 months ago 29,998 reads 41 comments

  23. Alabama Football: Is Ohio State a Clone of Mississippi State?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — If Alabama is looking for a blueprint on how to beat Ohio State in the first round of the College Football Playoff, it doesn ’t have to look very far...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 2 months ago 12,028 reads 103 comments

  24. ​Can Alabama O-Line Contain Terrifying Ohio State All​-American Joey Bosa?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — This type of game plan has helped Alabama in the past this season. "We're going to do what we do," Mississippi State cornerbacks coach ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 2 months ago 20,816 reads 381 comments

  25. Alabama Football: Jalston Fowler the Ultimate Unsung Hero During Tide Career

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — There was a time when Jalston Fowler thought none of this would be possible...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 2 months ago 8,655 reads 22 comments