1. 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 6,525 reads 33 comments

  2. 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 19,777 reads 67 comments

  3. 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 11,426 reads 40 comments

  4. 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 4,840 reads 10 comments

  5. 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 7,533 reads 27 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 4,618 reads 7 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 3,438 reads 30 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 10,227 reads 53 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 6,919 reads 24 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 15,730 reads 44 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 6,951 reads 38 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 12,048 reads 49 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 15,728 reads 12 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 12,593 reads 17 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 9,797 reads 19 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 6,742 reads 9 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 12,565 reads 29 comments

  18. 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...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 4 months ago 8,934 reads 8 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 19,309 reads 153 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 13,759 reads 32 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 8,456 reads 10 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 9,829 reads 23 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 11,304 reads 35 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 12,202 reads 70 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 25,870 reads 46 comments