1. 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 10 months ago 7,548 reads 16 comments

  2. 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 10 months ago 15,173 reads 107 comments

  3. 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 10 months ago 5,519 reads 12 comments

  4. 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 10 months ago 4,258 reads 8 comments

  5. 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...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 10 months ago 9,880 reads 53 comments

  6. 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 10 months ago 9,381 reads 33 comments

  7. 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...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 10 months ago 13,667 reads 37 comments

  8. 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...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 10 months ago 27,128 reads 40 comments

  9. 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 ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 10 months ago 5,625 reads 63 comments

  10. 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 ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 10 months ago 10,250 reads 32 comments

  11. 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 6,044 reads 21 comments

  12. 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...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 10 months ago 8,280 reads 49 comments

  13. 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...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 10 months ago 11,041 reads 110 comments

  14. 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...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 11 months ago 6,410 reads 25 comments

  15. 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...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 11 months ago 5,880 reads 20 comments

  16. Alabama Football: Tide Finally Plays Complete Game in Blowout Win

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama fans have a word for what the Crimson Tide did to Georgia State Saturday: thunderfunk . The trademark blowout victory had been missing so far this season...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 11 months ago 4,245 reads 45 comments

  17. How Does the Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Suspension Affect the Crimson Tide's Season?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban announced today that junior safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix would be suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 11 months ago 27,885 reads 83 comments

  18. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Georgia State Panthers Complete Game Preview

    Has there ever been a meeting of two more opposite FBS football teams? Georgia State is in the midst of its first season of playing at the highest level of college football while Alabama is arguably the most successful FBS program of all time...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 11 months ago 6,795 reads 46 comments

  19. Eddie Jackson Proves to Be Missing Link in Alabama Secondary

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama defense may have found its missing piece. The defensive line and linebackers have been rock solid so far this year, but the secondary had been hit or miss and was especially porous against Texas A&M...

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  20. Ole Miss vs. Alabama: Looks Like the Tide Have Turned Around the Defense

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker C.J. Mosley heard you loud and clear, Bo Wallace. He and the Alabama defense took your message to heart this week and used it as fuel for a shutout of one of the SEC’s best offenses...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 11 months ago 3,282 reads 8 comments

  21. Alabama Football: Tide's Leaders Stepping Up at the Right Time

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—Never have two 25-point victories been the source of so much consternation and hand-wringing among a fanbase in college football...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 11 months ago 9,683 reads 34 comments

  22. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ole Miss Rebels Complete Game Preview

    After a less-than-stellar performance against Colorado State last week , the Alabama Crimson Tide will host the Ole Miss Rebels in their SEC home opener on Saturday...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 11 months ago 11,175 reads 97 comments

  23. Alabama Football: Is O.J. Howard the Tide's Next Offensive Weapon?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — During Saturday's game against Colorado State, Aaron Suttles of The Tuscaloosa News posed an interesting question: With my limited knowledge of ...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 11 months ago 7,578 reads 19 comments

  24. Chink in the Armor? Tide Look Flat Against Colorado State

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — AJ McCarron wasn't in a talking mood, and it was hard to blame him. On a day when four other Top 25 teams put up 70 or more points against cupcake opponents, No...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 11 months ago 5,907 reads 45 comments

  25. Alabama Football: How Does the Tide Avoid a Letdown After Win over Texas A&M?

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Nick Saban has been in this situation before. His team has won a big game away from home and is coming back to Bryant-Denny Stadium to face what some would perceive to be a lesser opponent...

    Marc Torrence Written by Marc Torrence about 11 months ago 4,460 reads 35 comments