1. Alabama Football: Blake Sims Isn't Going to the Bench Without a Fight

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s quarterback competition was going to be as much of a competition as an Alabama-Chattanooga game , right? Highly touted Florida ...

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  2. Alabama Football: Don't Sleep on Kenyan Drake in 2014

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Much has been made about Alabama’s vaunted backfield this offseason. There’s T.J...

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  3. Alabama Football: Final Game-by-Game Schedule Predictions

    In less than two short weeks, the Alabama football team will finally hit the field in a competitive game against somebody other than itself for the first time since a crushing 45-31 loss to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl to end the 2013 season...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 18,611 reads 153 comments

  4. Alabama Football: Takeaways and Complete Stats from Tide's Second Fall Scrimmage

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—The weather was much nicer for Alabama’s second and final scrimmage of fall camp inside Bryant-Denny Stadium...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 13,591 reads 32 comments

  5. Alabama Football: Week 2 Fall Camp Stock Report

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Week 2 of Alabama's fall camp represents the halfway point of preseason training for the Crimson Tide. Two-a-days ended on Wednesday, and classes start next week, so this is the last week of uninterrupted practice the team has...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 8,374 reads 10 comments

  6. Alabama Football: How New Practice Format Will Impact QB Competition

    Alabama coach Nick Saban has been relatively mum on his quarterback competition so far in fall camp. It's largely been generalizations about both players and how he'll play the best guy for the job...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 9,682 reads 23 comments

  7. Alabama Football: How OJ Howard Will Be Matchup Nightmare for SEC in 2014

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — O.J. Howard is giving up Snickers. The Alabama tight end said it’s part of a personal focus for him on eating right, to gain weight and to help it stay there...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 11,010 reads 35 comments

  8. Debunking the Myth That Nick Saban Defenses Can't Stop the No-Huddle

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban has taken flak recently for a perceived weakness against teams that run some form of a hurry-up or no-huddle offense...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 11,945 reads 70 comments

  9. Alabama Football: Takeaways and Complete Stats from Tide's 1st Fall Scrimmage

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It was a rain-soaked day on Saturday for the Alabama football team in its first of two fall-camp scrimmages...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 25,721 reads 46 comments

  10. Alabama Football: Week 1 Fall Camp Recap

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Nick Saban ’s point was so strong, he wanted to make it twice. He made his bold statement once last Friday at the start of fall camp, and then again ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 16,158 reads 22 comments

  11. Alabama Football: 5 Things to Watch for in Tide's First Fall Scrimmage

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama will get its first taste of live football action on Saturday when the team takes to Bryant-Denny Stadium for the first of two preseason scrimmages...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 9,402 reads 14 comments

  12. Eddie Jackson's Early Return the Answer to Alabama's Biggest Question on Defense

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — When Alabama cornerback Eddie Jackson went down with a knee injury during spring practice, it looked like disaster for the Alabama secondary...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 7,649 reads 19 comments

  13. Is T.J. Yeldon the Most Undercover Preseason Heisman Trophy Contender Ever?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon has always been shy when it comes to doing media appearances...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 16,368 reads 71 comments

  14. Nick Saban's Influence Already Apparent in Lane Kiffin

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — After an unceremonious firing at USC, Lane Kiffin found himself with nothing to do in December, something the football coach wasn't necessarily used to...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 25,192 reads 84 comments

  15. Alabama Football: Early Suspensions Hit Crimson Tide Hard Up Front

    Update No. 2, August 7: Alabama coach Nick Saban announced tonight that Jarran Reed and Brandon Ivory did what they were supposed to do and have returned to the team...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 24,618 reads 42 comments

  16. Alabama Football: 5 Questions Everybody Wants to Ask Lane Kiffin

    This weekend, we’ll see something on par with a sighting of Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. It’s the only time of the year that Alabama coach Nick Saban makes assistant coaches available to the media...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 9,107 reads 12 comments

  17. Why Alabama Needs SEC to Be Dominant in 2014

    Alabama running back Kenyan Drake took one last opportunity to start some Twitter fodder among fans before fall camp starts this weekend, tweeting out an interesting theory and attempting ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 2,360 reads 7 comments

  18. 5 Alabama Players Sure to Surprise at Fall Camp

    It’s been a few months since we've gotten an up-close look at the Alabama football team. For the first time since A-Day, we’ll get to see the Crimson Tide prepare for the 2014 season when fall camp opens over the weekend...

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  19. Biggest Storylines Heading into Alabama Fall Camp

    We’re less than five weeks away from Alabama’s season-opener against West Virginia on August 30, which means the offseason will come to a close very soon. The Crimson Tide will open fall camp this weekend...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 10,730 reads 19 comments

  20. Inside Look at How Lane Kiffin's Offense Will Look at Alabama in 2014

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — You don’t have to be a genius to figure out what the biggest story of Alabama’s offseason was. It wasn’t coach Nick Saban ’s contract extension and raise...

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  21. Alabama Football: Realistic Expectations for Derrick Henry in 2014

    Have you heard the one about Derrick Henry? Superman wears Derrick Henry pajamas to bed. The Boogeyman checks under his bed for Derrick Henry before he goes to sleep at night...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 1 month ago 16,732 reads 30 comments

  22. Alabama Football: Why Nick Saban Isn't Selfish to Push for Hurry-Up Offense Rule

    Everything Alabama coach Nick Saban does or says is put under a microscope. That isn’t exactly groundbreaking information...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 10,559 reads 73 comments

  23. Alabama Football: Who Will Replace C.J. Mosley in Starting Lineup in 2014

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Arguably the biggest loss for Alabama this year, at least on defense, is the departure of senior linebacker C.J. Mosley. Mosley was a rock for Alabama in 2013 and really for all four years he was in Tuscaloosa...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 10,638 reads 35 comments

  24. Alabama Football: 2014 Defensive Line Could Be Best in Nick Saban's Tenure

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— Nick Saban doesn’t like to talk about sacks. He’s more into “affecting the quarterback”—chasing him around and making him uncomfortable can sometimes be just as valuable as a sack...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 14,429 reads 23 comments

  25. Alabama Football: What to Expect from Lane Kiffin's Offense This Season

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—Alabama’s hiring of Lane Kiffin was met with its fair share of head-scratching and pointing-and-laughing, and for mostly good reason...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 7 months ago 14,874 reads 45 comments