1. 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 6 months ago 16,409 reads 85 comments

  2. 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 6 months ago 8,962 reads 18 comments

  3. 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 6 months ago 2,678 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 6 months ago 6,635 reads 11 comments

  5. 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 6 months ago 54,011 reads 172 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 24,681 reads 88 comments

  7. 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 7 months ago 11,970 reads 67 comments

  8. 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 7 months ago 18,976 reads 79 comments

  9. 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 7 months ago 11,808 reads 121 comments

  10. 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 7 months ago 4,769 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 7 months ago 13,808 reads 53 comments

  12. 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 7 months ago 31,303 reads 69 comments

  13. 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 7 months ago 21,354 reads 149 comments

  14. 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 7 months ago 15,907 reads 55 comments

  15. 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 7 months ago 16,157 reads 22 comments

  16. 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 7 months ago 9,805 reads 99 comments

  17. 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 7 months ago 37,707 reads 215 comments

  18. 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 7 months ago 15,584 reads 37 comments

  19. 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 7 months ago 1,148 reads 0 comments

  20. 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 7 months ago 27,124 reads 321 comments

  21. 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 7 months ago 30,298 reads 41 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 12,045 reads 103 comments

  23. ​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 7 months ago 20,827 reads 381 comments

  24. 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 8 months ago 8,702 reads 22 comments

  25. 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 8 months ago 6,432 reads 24 comments