1. Emergence of Power Run Game Is Alabama's Key to Victory over Texas A&M

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Austin Shepherd didn ’t mince words when asked about the Alabama offensive line’s performance in Saturday’s 14-13 win over Arkansas...

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  2. Alabama Football: Early Takeaways from Tide's 2015 Schedule

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s 2015 SEC schedule was released Thursday, along with the rest of the league’s 2015 slate, on the SEC Network...

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  3. Reaction to Arkansas Win Shows Nick Saban Has Hardest Job in College Football

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — If you felt a slight breeze after defensive back Landon Collins' interception late against Arkansas, chances are it was the collective sigh of relief coming from the state of Alabama...

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  4. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Texas A&M Aggies Complete Game Preview

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Some would call it a win. Many Alabama fans are treating it like a loss. The Crimson Tide’s 14-13 win over Arkansas last week isn ’t exactly ...

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  5. Alabama Football: Tide Must Fix Disastrous Special Teams to Be Playoff-Worthy

    The irony of Alabama’s 14-13 win over Arkansas is two-fold. First, the difference in the game ended up being a special teams play...

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  6. Alabama Football: How Should AJ McCarron Handle Questions About the Tide?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—AJ McCarron hasn’t exactly endeared himself to many Alabama fans since leaving Tuscaloosa with three BCS National Championship rings (two of which he won as a starter)...

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  7. 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...

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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...

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  10. 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...

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  11. 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...

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  12. 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...

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  13. 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 3 months ago 5,321 reads 29 comments

  14. 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...

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  15. 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 3 months ago 17,975 reads 155 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 37,619 reads 224 comments

  17. 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...

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  18. 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 ...

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  19. 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...

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  20. 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...

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  21. 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, ...

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  22. 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...

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  23. 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...

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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 ...

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