1. Cyrus Jones Is Alabama's Biggest Surprise so Far in 2014

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Cyrus Jones wouldn ’t say one way or the other whether or not he grabbed I’ tavius Mathers ’ facemask on his strip-fumble returned for a touchdown...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 7,140 reads 10 comments

  2. Alabama Football: How Fixable Are Tide's Major Weaknesses?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The potential weaknesses many pointed out for this Alabama team have persisted five games into the 2014 season...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 12,732 reads 62 comments

  3. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Complete Game Preview

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s attempt to get back on top of the college football world will begin in Fayetteville, Arkansas...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 4,724 reads 177 comments

  4. Alabama Football: How Will Kenyan Drake's Injury Impact Lane Kiffin's Offense?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama will be without a key component of its offense for the rest of the season...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 9,510 reads 23 comments

  5. Why Alabama Fans Shouldn't Panic About Loss to Ole Miss

    This was coming. It was a matter of when, not if. Alabama was never going to survive its SEC West slate unscathed with the strength of the division combined with several glaring question marks that still remain five games into the season...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 18,030 reads 206 comments

  6. How Worried Should Alabama Fans Really Be About Ole Miss?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Everyone is vulnerable. That looks like the theme for the 2014 college football season so far. The top teams in the country have, more or less, been standing on a rickety foundation...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 6,468 reads 38 comments

  7. Alabama Football: Will Blake Sims' Shoulder Injury Be an Issue vs. Ole Miss?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Blake Sims jogged through drills with the rest of the quarterbacks. He watched Jake Coker , Alec Morris, Cooper Bateman and ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 5,334 reads 29 comments

  8. Ole Miss Matchup Moment of Truth for Alabama's Defense

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It’s not that the Alabama defense is bad. Far from it. The Crimson Tide haven’t exactly been dominant so far, but they haven’t really had many opportunities to prove themselves, either...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 5,162 reads 33 comments

  9. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ole Miss Rebels Complete Game Preview

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It’s time to see what this Alabama football team is made of. The Crimson Tide will hit the road for Oxford, Mississippi, this weekend to take on the Ole Miss Rebels in an early-season clash between SEC unbeatens...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 17,991 reads 155 comments

  10. Alabama Football: Tide Will Be Fueled Again by Latest Media Shot from Ole Miss

    In case this week’s epic Alabama vs. Ole Miss showdown needed any more fuel, Rebels safety Cody Prewitt just gave it some more...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 37,632 reads 224 comments

  11. When Fully Healthy, Alabama's Defense Can Finally Show What It's Made of

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s defense hasn’t been terrible by any means. Statistically, it sits at No. 5 in the country in yards per game...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 8,627 reads 37 comments

  12. Alabama Football: Reasons Behind Nick Saban's Latest Press Conference Rant

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — In what has otherwise been a slow bye week for the Alabama football team, on Tuesday Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban decided to add a little bit of excitement ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 16,512 reads 17 comments

  13. Alabama Football: What Needs to Happen for Amari Cooper to Win the Heisman?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Amari Cooper is off to a torrid start in college football, and that’s putting it lightly...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 12,913 reads 63 comments

  14. Alabama Football: What You Should and Shouldn't Be Concerned About After 4 Games

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama's football team enters its bye week very much on a high note, fresh off a 42-21 win over Florida that wasn ’t as close as the scoreboard would indicate...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 15,983 reads 28 comments

  15. Lane Kiffin, Blake Sims and Amari Cooper Changing Alabama's Offensive Identity

    They are Alabama’s two biggest storylines of the 2014 season: Lane Kiffin , the maligned offensive coordinator hired to bring some life to a stagnant Crimson Tide attack, ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 20,175 reads 51 comments

  16. Alabama Football: Tony Brown Emerging at Right Time for Tide Secondary

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — As Alabama’s secondary gets more and more depleted early in the season, the Crimson Tide could be getting some much-needed good news this week ahead of their SEC opener against Florida...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 6,812 reads 16 comments

  17. Amari Cooper Is College Football's Most Unassuming Superstar

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Amari Cooper is better than you, and he knows it. “Could you have envisioned the start that you’ ve had through the first three weeks?” he was asked on Monday at a routine press conference...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 11,056 reads 16 comments

  18. Alabama Football: After 3 Weeks, No Question Blake Sims Should Be the Starter

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — There was never going to be a bold announcement or proclamation. Nick Saban was never going to hang up a banner or put out a press release announcing who the winner of Alabama’s quarterback competition is...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 6,272 reads 40 comments

  19. Alabama Football: Nick Saban's 4 Biggest Concerns Entering SEC Play

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The No. 2/3 Alabama football team has had three weeks to gear up for SEC play. It beat a power-five opponent that's looking like a better and better win ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 5 months ago 8,488 reads 13 comments

  20. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Florida Gators Complete Game Preview

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The preseason is over, and it’s time for the real football to begin. Or something like that...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 6 months ago 17,807 reads 113 comments

  21. Nick Perry Ejection Not What Alabama's Shaky Secondary Needed Ahead of Florida

    Up three scores in the second half against Southern Miss, No. 2 Alabama had some back luck that could come back to hurt it in a big way...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 6 months ago 7,495 reads 61 comments

  22. Alabama vs. Southern Miss: 9 Years Later, Tyrone Prothro's Catch Still Lives on

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — If you’ve ever lived in this town or spent any amount of time here, chances are, you’ve seen this picture around town...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 6 months ago 6,212 reads 13 comments

  23. Alabama Football: Rashaan Evans Headed for Early Stardom?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Rashaan Evans tore off the edge as if shot out of a cannon, his sights set on Florida Atlantic quarterback Greg Hankerson . Right tackle Eric Minemyer just watched as Evans sprinted past him...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 6 months ago 12,528 reads 8 comments

  24. Alabama Football: 3 Improvements Fans Need to See from Jake Coker and Blake Sims

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — If you liked seeing both Blake Sims and Jake Coker get meaningful quarterback snaps on Saturday, you’ll get a chance to see it again against Southern Miss...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 6 months ago 6,536 reads 33 comments

  25. Alabama Hasn't Even Scratched the Surface of Lane Kiffin's Playbook, Yet

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Through two games, Alabama fans have started to get an idea about new offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin ’s offense and how it may be different or similar to what the Crimson Tide have run in the past...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 6 months ago 19,806 reads 67 comments