1. 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 3 months ago 15,886 reads 55 comments

  2. 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 4 months ago 16,099 reads 22 comments

  3. 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 4 months ago 9,799 reads 99 comments

  4. 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 4 months ago 37,665 reads 215 comments

  5. 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 4 months ago 15,528 reads 38 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 1,130 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 27,101 reads 321 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 30,203 reads 41 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 12,030 reads 103 comments

  10. ​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 4 months ago 20,821 reads 381 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 8,672 reads 22 comments

  12. Alabama's Permanent Captains Perfectly Define 2014 Season

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Before the A-Day spring game—some time in late April 2015—four Alabama players will return to campus to literally leave their mark on campus...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 6,400 reads 26 comments

  13. Descent into the Great Unknown: How Alabama Can Best Prepare for Cardale Jones

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s preparations for Ohio State in the film room will be a little different than they usually are for opponents, especially before a big game like this...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 11,297 reads 187 comments

  14. 4 Alabama Players Who Will Benefit from Extra Bowl Practices

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — An added benefit of making a postseason bowl in any capacity is the extra practice time...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 12,326 reads 32 comments

  15. Alabama Football Awards for 2014 Season

    The Alabama football season isn't quite over yet. Some would say it's just beginning. But as players finish final exams this week, and there's a little break before College Football ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 9,012 reads 18 comments

  16. How Lane Kiffin Became the Most Influential Assistant Coach in College Football

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — If Nick Saban was trying to hire someone who was the complete opposite of himself, he wildly succeeded...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 10,062 reads 50 comments

  17. Amari Cooper's Case for the Heisman Trophy

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — If you came across Amari Cooper on the street, you might not know that you were looking at a Heisman Trophy contender. He’s an unassuming 6’1”, 210 pounds...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 5,979 reads 39 comments

  18. Allstate Sugar Bowl 2015: Preview, Predictions for Alabama vs. Ohio State

    There was immense drama for one team and a casual golf clap for another. No. 1 Alabama was all but a sure thing to make the college football playoff. The drama was at No. 4...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 64,413 reads 485 comments

  19. How Alabama Matches Up with the 5 Other Potential Playoff Teams

    Alabama fans can finally book that travel to New Orleans. Barring some drastic shake-up in the College Football Playoff rankings on Sunday afternoon, the Crimson Tide will play as the No...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 8,136 reads 50 comments

  20. With Jim McElwain in Gainesville, Get Ready for Renewed Florida-Alabama Rivalry

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—Alabama should consider itself lucky. After putting up a 42-21 beatdown of Florida early in the 2014 season, it doesn’t have to see the Gators again ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 14,219 reads 62 comments

  21. Lane Kiffin's Contagious Sideline Swagger Rubbing off on Alabama Players

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Lane Kiffin ’s Alabama career could almost be summed up by three GIFs and Vines...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 28,549 reads 33 comments

  22. Blake Sims' Legs Are the X-Factor in the SEC Championship Game

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Statistically speaking, Missouri isn ’t that spectacular of a team. The Tigers rank between Nos...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 3,699 reads 5 comments

  23. Nick Saban's Surprising Connection to Gary Pinkel

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Nick Saban and Gary Pinkel are pretty familiar with each other. The pair faced each other two years ago in Missouri’s first year in the SEC and are both veterans of the profession...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 13,089 reads 9 comments

  24. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Missouri Tigers Complete SEC Championship Game Preview

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Georgia Dome might be starting to feel like home for Alabama. The Crimson Tide opened up the season in Atlanta and have played there once in each of the last two seasons...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 24,879 reads 159 comments

  25. Blake Sims Cements Place in Iron Bowl History Books with Clutch Second Half

    There was a moment in this 2014 Iron Bowl where fans thought it might finally happen. As Blake Sims trotted off the field after throwing his third interception of the night early in the third quarter, Jake Coker began to warm up on the sideline..

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 5,492 reads 15 comments