1. 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 2 months ago 6,583 reads 16 comments

  2. 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 2 months ago 10,513 reads 16 comments

  3. 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 2 months ago 6,219 reads 40 comments

  4. 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 2 months ago 8,435 reads 13 comments

  5. 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 2 months ago 17,718 reads 113 comments

  6. 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 2 months ago 7,488 reads 61 comments

  7. 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 2 months ago 5,936 reads 13 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 12,214 reads 8 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 6,447 reads 33 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 19,712 reads 67 comments

  11. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles Complete Game Preview

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — In the middle of a two-week stretch of less-than-stellar competition, Alabama coach Nick Saban is preaching “focus stamina” to his No. 3 Crimson Tide...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 3 months ago 11,398 reads 40 comments

  12. No Matter Who Plays QB, Alabama Must Get Amari Cooper the Ball Early and Often

    Alabama fans probably have plenty of opinions after Saturday’s 41-0 win over Florida Atlantic—a game that was cut short due to lightning...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 3 months ago 4,783 reads 10 comments

  13. Alabama Football: What to Watch for from Blake Sims and Jake Coker in Week 2

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — If you’ ve been waiting for Jake Coker to play a meaningful snap of football, Saturday is your day...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 3 months ago 7,489 reads 27 comments

  14. Can Eddie Jackson's Return Be Shot in Arm Alabama's Secondary Needs?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It looks like Alabama will be getting a remedy for the secondary blues that crept up in the Crimson Tide’s opener against West Virginia...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 3 months ago 4,555 reads 7 comments

  15. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Florida Atlantic Owls Complete Game Preview

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — After an opening game against a power-five opponent, the Alabama football team opens a stretch of two games against lower, group-of-five teams...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 3 months ago 6,677 reads 30 comments

  16. Weeks 2 and 3 Will Decide Alabama QB Battle Once and for All

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Despite Blake Sims ’ solid showing in his full-time Alabama quarterback debut, the Crimson Tide’s quarterback race is far from over...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 3 months ago 10,186 reads 53 comments

  17. Alabama vs. West Virginia: Forget the QBs, Tide's Real Problem Is Still at CB

    ATLANTA — This game was always going to be about quarterbacks. When AJ McCarron announced he would come back to Alabama for the 2013 season, this 2014 West Virginia game was marked on the calendar as a starting-over point under center...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 3 months ago 6,867 reads 24 comments

  18. Alabama Football: What to Make of Blake Sims Starting Reports and Other Notes

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban all but laid out his plans for his quarterbacks Thursday night during his first weekly Hey Coach radio show of the season...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 3 months ago 15,670 reads 44 comments

  19. Alabama Has LB Depth to Overcome Trey DePriest's Absence vs. West Virginia

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama defense was dealt a significant blow Wednesday when Alabama coach Nick Saban announced that preseason All-SEC linebacker Trey DePriest ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 3 months ago 6,911 reads 38 comments

  20. Is Alabama Ready to Defend Dana Holgorsen's Hurry-Up Offense?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen doesn ’t have to look very far for a blueprint to beat Alabama. He doesn ’t even have to leave his own conference...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 3 months ago 12,013 reads 49 comments

  21. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Complete Game Preview

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Game week is finally here. No more empty Saturdays pondering the days until college football season is here...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 3 months ago 15,699 reads 12 comments

  22. Alabama Football: 5 Key Takeaways from Tide's Final 2014 Depth Chart

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It’s become a local holiday of sorts around these parts: Depth Chart Day. Alabama coach Nick Saban released the first—and only—official depth chart of the season...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 3 months ago 12,477 reads 17 comments

  23. Alabama Football: Depth Chart Analysis, Complete 2014 Preview and Predictions

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The theme for the Alabama football team is pretty straightforward this year: get back to the top...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 3 months ago 9,632 reads 19 comments

  24. Alabama Football: Final Camp Stock Report

    TUSCALOOSA, Al. — It may be hard to believe, but fall camp is over for the Alabama football team, and the Crimson Tide can squarely turn their focus to West Virginia and the season opener in Atlanta...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 3 months ago 6,799 reads 9 comments

  25. 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 ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 3 months ago 12,511 reads 29 comments