1. 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 9 months ago 8,962 reads 32 comments

  2. 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 ...

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  3. 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...

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  4. Alabama Football: Yeldon, Drake Create Havoc for Defenses with Their Versatility

    It took a couple of games, but T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake have become yet another of Alabama’s signature one-two punches at running back under head coach Nick Saban ...

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  5. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Complete Game Preview

    After coming away with a 38-17 win over LSU, No. 1 Alabama doesn't exactly get a cake walk this week when it travels to Starkville to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs...

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  6. How Alabama's Deep, Talented Receivers Are Creating Mismatches for Defenses

    Before Alabama established the run and took over the game in the second half of the Crimson Tide’s 38-17 win over LSU on Saturday, it relied on its passing game to hang with LSU...

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  7. LSU vs. Alabama: When in Doubt, Tide Can Always Rely on Its Running Game

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—Alabama started the game off a little bit out of character. It got stuffed on a 3rd-and-1 and needed to run a fake punt to keep a drive alive. The defense had to be bailed out by a timely turnover and costly error by LSU...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 9 months ago 3,564 reads 28 comments

  8. AJ McCarron Could Be Right Back in Heisman Race with Big Showing Against LSU

    There’s one name that isn’t being mentioned for the Heisman Trophy this season. Johnny Manziel , Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston are considered to be in a three-way race down the stretch run of the college football season...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 9 months ago 4,579 reads 27 comments

  9. LSU Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Complete Game Preview

    It's not quite "The Game of the Century," but recently it's been a big affair when the Tide and Tigers square off on the football field. This year, everything is on the line for unbeaten Alabama...

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  10. 3 Reasons LSU Will and Won't End Alabama's Dream Season

    Alabama has had a bye week to rest, recuperate and work on fundamentals. Now, it can finally look ahead to a matchup with a team that has become one of its biggest rivals: LSU. The Nov...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 9 months ago 8,950 reads 39 comments

  11. Despite Expectations and Distractions, Saban Doing His Best Coaching Job Ever

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It hasn't exactly been a cake walk for Nick Saban this season. But the best coach in college football—and maybe all of sports—is quite possibly putting together the best coaching job of his career...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 9 months ago 7,549 reads 16 comments

  12. Alabama so Good It's Boring, but Game vs. LSU Won't Be

    Alabama's last few games have gone a little something like this: In the first half, Alabama is methodical on offense, marching down the field at will. It uses short passes and bruising runs to control the tempo and flow of the game...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 9 months ago 15,152 reads 107 comments

  13. Alabama vs. Tennessee: AJ McCarron Finally Gets Amari Cooper Involved

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — When the play got called back because of a penalty, Alabama just ran it again to the other side. AJ McCarron looked right, fired a screen pass into the chest of Amari Cooper and let his receiver do the rest...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 9 months ago 5,486 reads 12 comments

  14. Alabama Football: Amari Cooper Still Looking for Breakout Game

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — There were a lot of uncertainties for Alabama heading into the season, but a few things looked to be set in stone. C.J. Mosley and AJ McCarron would be the unquestioned leaders on both sides of the football...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 9 months ago 4,224 reads 8 comments

  15. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Tennessee Volunteers Complete Game Preview

    While it's not technically on the third Saturday in October anymore, the annual Alabama-Tennessee rivalry always brings out intense passion from fans and players alike...

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  16. Alabama Has the Depth to Overcome Vinnie Sunseri Injury

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama gave the definitive word on Vinnie Sunseri today, and it wasn't good. The Crimson Tide's star safety will have knee surgery and miss the remainder of the season...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 9 months ago 9,355 reads 33 comments

  17. Alabama Football: Crimson Tide's Road to the 2013 BCS

    In the least surprising result of the night, Alabama is ranked No. 1 in the BCS standings, which were unveiled on ESPN Sunday...

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  18. Alabama Wins, but Possible Loss of Emotional Leader Vinnie Sunseri a Big Blow

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The loudest cheer during the Alabama defense's starting lineup video doesn't come for C.J. Mosley—the senior linebacker, captain and player whom coach Nick Saban calls the "quarterback" of his defense...

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  19. Alabama vs. Arkansas: Battle of Traditional Offenses Helps Tide Prepare for LSU

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama hasn't seen anything like it this season. After playing the "new wave" of SEC offenses—up-tempo, spread, no-huddle, air raid, read-option—in ...

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

    After dismantling Kentucky, Alabama returns home to face its next SEC sacrificial lamb, Arkansas. The Razorbacks haven't exactly lit up the conference under first-year coach Bret ...

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  21. Alabama Football: What You Should and Shouldn't Be Concerned About After Week 7

    Alabama is at the halfway point of its 2013 campaign and, like any team in any year, there have been bright spots and not-so-bright spots...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 10 months ago 6,025 reads 21 comments

  22. Alabama vs. Kentucky: Tide's Ground and Pound Hitting Stride at Right Time

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — When one came out, the other came in. The offense didn't miss a beat, looking like the last three national championship offenses...

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  23. Alabama Football: Which Teams Have the Best Chance to Dethrone the Tide?

    There’s one team that everyone’s after in college football this year and that’s Alabama. The Crimson Tide have won three of the last four BCS National Championships and are on their way to a third in a row...

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  24. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Kentucky Wildcats Complete Game Preview

    Alabama enters the meat of its SEC schedule this week, traveling to Lexington for the first time since 2009...

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  25. Alabama Football: Grading the Tide's Top Backups That Played vs. Georgia State

    A benefit of scheduling “cupcake” non-conference teams — besides getting a near-guaranteed win — is the opportunity to play younger players...

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