1. What Chance Does Blake Barnett Really Have to Be Alabama's Starting QB in 2015?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Blake Barnett’s arrival at the University of Alabama has been met with much fanfare, and deservedly so. He is one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2015 class...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 22,808 reads 88 comments

  2. Alabama Football Recruiting: Meet the Crimson Tide's 2015 Class

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Grading recruiting classes against each other can be a fickle thing. Alabama, for example, at the end of national signing day 2015 had the No. 1 class as rated by ESPN ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 14,828 reads 17 comments

  3. Alabama National Signing Day 2015: 5 Takeaways from Crimson Tide's Class

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama may have missed out on another national championship, but it found itself No. 1 in the college football world once again on Wednesday. Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide put together a consensus No...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 13,417 reads 16 comments

  4. Alabama Football: Odds Nick Saban Lands Top National Signing Day Targets

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The final push for national signing day is well underway and rapidly coming to a close...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 8,361 reads 28 comments

  5. Alabama Football Recruiting: Predicting All the Recruits Who Will Sign on NSD

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — With national signing day closing in, Alabama is putting the finishing touches on a loaded 2015 class. There won’t be too much drama for the Crimson Tide, who already have 23 commitments ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 11,748 reads 17 comments

  6. Alabama Football: Grading Crimson Tide's Offseason Staff Changes

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — B arring any last-minute changes, Alabama’s staff turnover for this offseason is complete...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 15,260 reads 42 comments

  7. Alabama Football: Grading Nick Saban's 2012 Recruiting Class

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It’s a familiar signing day refrain for Alabama coach Nick Saban , one we’ll probably hear again next Wednesday when Saban and the Crimson Tide haul in what should be another No...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 6,505 reads 8 comments

  8. Alabama's 2015 National Signing Day Wish List

    It’s a problem most schools would love to have. Because of the allure of playing for Alabama, Nick Saban and his staff’s recruiting prowess and the national nature ...

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  9. Is Mel Tucker the Man Who Can Fix Alabama's Secondary?

    The toughest fix for the Alabama football team this offseason won’t be under center or on the offensive line or at middle linebacker...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 14,347 reads 52 comments

  10. Alabama Football: NFL Draft Stock Report for Senior Bowl Participants

    The first major hurdle of the NFL draft process is over for four now-former Alabama players. Arie Kouandjio , Blake Sims, Austin Shepherd and Jalston Fowler all played in ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 12,610 reads 12 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 12,361 reads 68 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 16,390 reads 85 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 8,954 reads 18 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 2,669 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 6,551 reads 11 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 53,980 reads 172 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 24,564 reads 88 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 11,949 reads 68 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 18,961 reads 85 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 11,804 reads 121 comments

  21. 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...

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  22. 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 4 months ago 13,800 reads 54 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 28,341 reads 69 comments

  24. 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 5 months ago 21,217 reads 149 comments

  25. 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 5 months ago 15,894 reads 55 comments