1. Alabama Football: Grading Each Early Enrollee's Spring Performance

    Eight members of Alabama’s top-ranked 2014 recruiting class are currently taking part in their first spring practice after arriving in Tuscaloosa a little less than three months ago...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 11 months ago 6,104 reads 3 comments

  2. Could Smaller, Faster Defensive Ends Be Nick Saban's Answer to Spread Offense?

    MARIETTA, Ga.—In a setting usually designed to highlight the strength of skill players, a strange thing happened during last weekend’s Atlanta Nike NFTC camp...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 11 months ago 22,375 reads 170 comments

  3. Alabama Football: 6 Players Who Should See Their Roles Expanded in 2014

    One of the primary reasons Alabama has been able to maintain its status as a powerhouse is its ability to plug in new talents capable of replacing the decorated veterans who preceded them...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 12 months ago 3,870 reads 5 comments

  4. Alabama Football: Week 1 Spring Practice Stock Report

    With last Saturday representing the beginning of spring practice, preparations for the 2014 season are officially underway for Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 12 months ago 12,939 reads 10 comments

  5. Alabama Football: How Nick Saban Will Get 2014 Team to 'Buy In'

    The essence of Nick Saban ’s process is to get players to eschew the tendency to look at the end result and to always treat the next task as if it’s the most important one...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 12 months ago 7,023 reads 101 comments

  6. Alabama Football: Ranking the Hardest Games of the 2014 Schedule

    With the backdrop of spring practice officially underway this week, Nick Saban ’s mission over the next month of practices will be to prepare the 2014 edition of the Crimson Tide to navigate a challenging schedule ...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 12 months ago 14,818 reads 114 comments

  7. Alabama Football: Previewing the 2014 Spring Practice QB Battle

    While there are plenty of intriguing storylines surrounding Alabama entering spring practice, the race to eventually find the successor to quarterback AJ McCarron is chief among Nick Saban ’s priorities...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 12 months ago 9,115 reads 22 comments

  8. Alabama Football: Ranking Alabama's Top 10 Recruiting Targets for 2015

    After collecting yet another top-rated recruiting class last month, Nick Saban and his coaching staff are already off to a fast start for the 2015 cycle...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 12 months ago 4,237 reads 3 comments

  9. Alabama Football: 5 Players with Most to Prove at Pro Day

    In the aftermath of the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine, the players in Alabama’s 2014 draft class will now turn their attention to the Tide’s upcoming pro day on March 12...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 12 months ago 6,949 reads 14 comments

  10. Why Alabama's D Can't Stop the Spread and How Nick Saban Is Going to Fix It

    After consecutive season-ending losses to Auburn and Oklahoma, Alabama enters the 2014 season in a transition period similar to the early stages of Nick Saban ’s tenure in Tuscaloosa, Ala...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 12 months ago 10,363 reads 367 comments

  11. Alabama Football: Offensive Line Spring Practice Preview

    One of the staples of Alabama’s most recent dynasty has been strong play from its offensive line units. However, in 2013, Nick Saban ’s troops experienced some noticeable stretches where that group had its share of struggles...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 1 year ago 10,361 reads 49 comments

  12. Derrick Henry: Alabama's Most Intriguing Player to Watch This Spring

    After delivering a breakout performance in the Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma, rising sophomore running back Derrick Henry enters his second spring practice at Alabama with plenty of fanfare...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 1 year ago 39,737 reads 69 comments

  13. Alabama Football: 7 Players with the Most to Gain in Spring Practices

    With Alabama set to begin spring practice in less than a month, Nick Saban and his staff will officially begin their preparations for the upcoming 2014 season...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 1 year ago 14,258 reads 21 comments

  14. Alabama Football: Tracking 2014 NFL Combine Results for Former Tide Stars

    Alabama’s annual crop of NFL-ready talent will once again be one of the main storylines surrounding the 2014 NFL Combine ...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 1 year ago 25,174 reads 35 comments

  15. Predicting Former Tide Players' 2014 NFL Combine Performance

    No school has dominated the NFL draft like Alabama has in the last four years, and that trend is a safe bet to continue with 12 former Tide stars heading to the NFL Combine...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 1 year ago 5,495 reads 1 comments

  16. Alabama Football: What Tide Fans Should Expect from Marlon Humphrey in 2014

    With six recruits in Alabama’s top-rated 2014 recruiting class earning a coveted 5-star ranking, identifying one player as the headliner of this group is a challenge...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 1 year ago 8,827 reads 14 comments

  17. The NFL Impact on Alabama Football Recruiting

    One of the defining symbols of the dynasty that Nick Saban has built at Alabama is the time period between the end of the season and national signing day...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 1 year ago 13,124 reads 148 comments

  18. Imagining What Alabama's Starting Lineup Will Look Like in 3 Years

    One week after reeling in another top-rated recruiting class, it ’ s clear that the future of the Alabama football program is as bright as it’s ever been...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 1 year ago 11,280 reads 33 comments

  19. Alabama Football Recruiting: Looking Ahead to 2015 Class

    On the heels of landing another No. 1 recruiting class, Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide are already off to a fast start in the 2015 cycle...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 1 year ago 11,423 reads 15 comments

  20. Alabama National Signing Day 2014: Position-by-Position Analysis

    Alabama’s 2014 recruiting class is another example of Nick Saban’s prowess as a master recruiter...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 1 year ago 9,883 reads 12 comments

  21. Alabama National Signing Day: 5 Takeaways from Tide's Class

    With the dust settling on national signing day, Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide once again emerged as the day’s biggest winner by bringing in another stellar recruiting class...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 1 year ago 14,569 reads 34 comments

  22. All-American Eddie Vanderdoes Reveals What Recruiting Is Really Like for 5-Stars

    At this time last year, the roller-coaster recruitment of Eddie Vanderdoes was just beginning. After going through the process, the UCLA standout who 247Sports recently named ...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 1 year ago 94,274 reads 235 comments

  23. Alabama Football: 5 Tide Commits Who Will Start a Game in 2014

    With Alabama poised to wrap up another top-ranked recruiting class on Wednesday, the focus for Nick Saban and his coaching staff will soon switch to identifying which players in the 2014 class are ready to contribute this fall...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 1 year ago 23,228 reads 14 comments

  24. Alabama Football: Coach Nick Saban's Biggest National Signing Day Battles

    Nick Saban is known as one of the best closers on the recruiting trial, and he is zeroing in on a handful of the nation’s top recruits with national signing day one week away...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 1 year ago 15,548 reads 41 comments

  25. Alabama National Signing Day Preview: Targets, Predictions and Rumor Roundup

    With national signing day rapidly approaching, Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide are on pace to land another class lauded as the nation’s best...

    Sanjay Kirpalani Written by Sanjay Kirpalani about 1 year ago 11,263 reads 32 comments