1. Alabama Football: Reasons to Be Optimistic About Tide After Disappointing 2013

    It’s hard to look at an 11-2 season as anything except a success, but for Alabama, it almost seems like the end of the world...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 20,165 reads 108 comments

  2. Sugar Bowl 2014: Up-Tempo Offense Continues to Confound Nick Saban

    NEW ORLEANS—Remember the times when Nick Saban ’s Alabama defenses were impossible to do anything against? When they allowed 8.2 points per game in 2011. When they brought teams to their knees in 2012...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 15,345 reads 108 comments

  3. Alabama Football Recruiting: 22 Players to Watch in High School All-Star Games

    This week is a big one for the Alabama football team and not just because the Tide are preparing to finish the season with the Oklahoma Sooners in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday. The U...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 4,762 reads 0 comments

  4. Alabama Football: Derrick Henry Will Give Fans Glimpse into Future in Sugar Bowl

    NEW ORLEANS—At first glance, Derrick Henry doesn ’t look like a running back. His 6’3”, 238-pound frame makes him look more like a linebacker or a tight ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 32,652 reads 82 comments

  5. Alabama Football Recruiting: Updates on 2014 Commits and Targets

    One of Nick Saban 's many strengths as a college football coach is his ability to bring in and develop talent better than anyone else. Saban has signed the No...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 51,253 reads 108 comments

  6. Alabama Football: Will Tide Suffer Iron Bowl Hangover in Sugar Bowl vs. Oklahoma?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — While senior wide receiver Kevin Norwood said the team has moved past Alabama’s 34-28 loss to Auburn nearly three weeks ago, the players still talk about the game outside of practice and meetings...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 8,606 reads 73 comments

  7. Alabama Football: News and Notes from Nick Saban's 1st Post-Iron Bowl Presser

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama returned to practice on Tuesday ahead of the team’s January 2 matchup with Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 35,317 reads 82 comments

  8. Nick Saban Contract Saga Will Make Alabama Fans Appreciate What They Have

    Nick Saban ’s contract extension with Alabama should signal the end of the Saban-to-Texas rumors (at least until next week), but it could also mark the end of something else in Tuscaloosa...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 13,290 reads 81 comments

  9. Alabama Football: Replacing AJ McCarron Will Be Critical for 2014 Season

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—Alabama fans will soon have to face an unfortunate reality. After arguably the greatest three-year run for a quarterback in college football history, AJ ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 24,257 reads 95 comments

  10. Alabama Football: Could 2013 Iron Bowl Fuel Another Title Run Like 2010?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — AJ McCarron only watched the first half of this year’s SEC Championship Game...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 10,732 reads 65 comments

  11. Orange Bowl 2014: Breaking Down Ohio State and Clemson

    It’s not exactly where Ohio State wanted to be at the end of the year, but after falling to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game, the Buckeyes will have to settle for the Orange Bowl...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 26,168 reads 196 comments

  12. Alabama Football: What Does Tide Still Have to Play for in 2013 Bowl Game?

    The expectations around Alabama football have risen to astronomical levels. I guess that’s what happens when you win three BCS National Championships in four years...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 26,921 reads 120 comments

  13. Alabama Football: Is an Iron Bowl Rematch with Auburn Possible?

    Even more than three days later, the sting of Chris Davis’ field-goal return for a touchdown still lingers in the hearts and minds of many Alabama fans. And it probably isn ’t going away any time soon...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 36,142 reads 276 comments

  14. Alabama Football: How Does Loss to Auburn Affect Tide vs. Tigers Recruiting War

    Chris Davis’ miraculous missed field-goal return for a touchdown sent shock waves through the college football world. It changed the national championship picture, the SEC picture and the Heisman picture...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 14,463 reads 64 comments

  15. For the 1st Time (Ever?) You Can Question Nick Saban's Late-Game Coaching

    AUBURN, Ala. — It’s rare that a game lives up to its billing, especially when it’s hyped up like the 2013 “Mother of All Iron Bowls” was. But Saturday’s game was all that and more...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 15,887 reads 106 comments

  16. Alabama Doesn't Need to Change Anything to Win 2013 Iron Bowl

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It’s become almost cliché to say now. But at Alabama, they’ ve turned cliché into championships. The No...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 14,229 reads 177 comments

  17. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Auburn Tigers Complete Game Preview

    If you said four months ago that the biggest game of the college football season would be Alabama's late-November trip to Auburn, people probably would have laughed at you...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 12,047 reads 47 comments

  18. Behind Enemy Lines: I Am an Auburn Fan That Goes to Alabama

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—Kristen Bolden walks up to Rowand Johnson Hall on the campus of the University of Alabama. She seems innocent enough, just another student carrying herself to an 8 a...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 29,731 reads 120 comments

  19. Inside the Iron Bowl: Burning Rivalry Questions with Auburn & Alabama Superfans

    With the Iron Bowl coming up, Bleacher Report came up with a list of questions to ask a diehard Alabama and Auburn fan and compare their responses. Our Alabama fan is Hunter Johnson...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 5,709 reads 46 comments

  20. With Heisman Contenders Dropping Like Flies, AJ McCarron Could Win by Default

    The race for the Heisman Trophy can be a bumpy and unpredictable ride not unlike the college football season as a whole. Players, like teams, can fall in and out of contention, and each weekend usually brings something totally unexpected...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 15,747 reads 94 comments

  21. Despite What Alabama Players Say, 2013 Iron Bowl More Than Just Another Game

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The message after No. 1 Alabama’s 49-0 win over Chattanooga was pretty consistent. With its glorified scrimmage out of the way, it was finally time to talk about Auburn...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 15,602 reads 160 comments

  22. Is This the Best Senior Class in Alabama History?

    Though Alabama’s game against Chattanooga on Saturday might not mean much by itself, the last home game of the season always brings up emotions for the seniors playing for the last time in front of their home crowd...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 11,415 reads 48 comments

  23. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Chattanooga Mocs Complete Game Preview

    In a final tune-up before an epic Iron Bowl showdown with Auburn, Alabama will host the Chattanooga Mocs of the FCS on senior day in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Mocs come into the game with a record of 8-3, including 6-2 in the Southern Conference...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 8,960 reads 32 comments

  24. What Does Alabama Gain from Playing Chattanooga?

    The question comes up every year around this time. With Alabama in the hunt for a national championship and with the Iron Bowl looming in two weeks, people are always asking, "Why ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 11,769 reads 50 comments

  25. Alabama Wins, but Nick Saban Will Find Plenty of Things to Work on for Iron Bowl

    STARKVILLE , Miss.— Alabama coach Nick Saban summed up the No. 1 Crimson Tide’s 20-7 win over Mississippi State quite succinctly. “We won the game,” he said...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 8 months ago 5,374 reads 58 comments