1. Alabama Football: Why Nick Saban Will Not Go Down as the Greatest Coach Ever

    Nick Saban is arguably the best coach of the BCS era. (He has time to make that inarguable over the next two years, of course.) Saban is one of the greatest coaches in Tide history, as well...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 4,495 reads 80 comments

  2. Alabama Football: What You Need to Know About Crimson Tide LB Nico Johnson

    Nico Johnson will be the next leader of the Crimson Tide linebackers. He's the lone upperclassman in the predominantly-freshman corps (h/t Rivals.com). Johnson stands at 6'3" and weighs in at 245 pounds (h/t RollTide...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 4,634 reads 24 comments

  3. Alabama Football: 5 Reasons the Crimson Tide Is the Most Despised Program

    Success breeds contempt, and 'Bama has had a lot of success. Historically and currently, the Tide is a powerhouse to be respected on the field...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 16,966 reads 131 comments

  4. Alabama Football: 5 Playmakers That Will Give the Crimson Tide Defense Trouble

    Alabama is going to go through some growing pains on defense. There are some specific opposing players that are looking to make their names against the defending national champions...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 6,196 reads 41 comments

  5. Alabama Football: 5 Tiders in Most Need of Development During the Offseason

    There are holes to fill on the Alabama squad in 2012. There will be new starters and new backups all over the field. This is the collateral damage associated with winning national championships...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 4,777 reads 21 comments

  6. Alabama Football: 4 Advantages the Tide Has over LSU

    The 2012 season is almost upon us, and the Tide has a grueling schedule. There are some tough games on the schedule, but 'Bama is only the underdog in one game this coming season...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 10,234 reads 69 comments

  7. Alabama Football: 3 Major Reasons the Crimson Tide Will Love the Playoffs

    There are three major advantages to the looming four-team playoff system that is on the college football horizon. Alabama will be playing with the hopes of reeling in its 15th national championship in school history in 2012...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 4,878 reads 14 comments

  8. College Football 4-Team Playoff: What You Need to Know from A-Z

    The college football world will say goodbye to the BCS in two years. In its place will be a playoff system that will eliminate a lot of the issues surrounding the BCS. The BCS took the bowl system and found a good way to crown a champion...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 6,288 reads 18 comments

  9. Alabama Football: Why Nick Saban Will Never Be Beaten in SEC Recruiting

    Nick Saban has established himself as a man among boys in the world of college football. He started his closing arguments at LSU back in 2003, and he has been arguing his case since 2007 at the Capstone...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 112 reads 19 comments

  10. 20 Reasons Why College Football Fans Hate Notre Dame

    Notre Dame is a fixture in the world of college football. The Fighting Irish have been around for a long time and have been featured a total of 736 times in the AP Poll since its inception in 1936 (via collegepollarchive...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 7,852 reads 440 comments

  11. Alabama Football: What You Need to Know About Crimson Tide FS Robert Lester

    Robert Lester will be a senior in the coming season. On top of the intangibles that will be expected of him, such as leadership on a relatively young defense, Lester will be expected to be one of the premiere safeties in college football...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 3,812 reads 13 comments

  12. Alabama Football: Is the Playoff a Danger to Teams Like the 2011 Crimson Tide?

    The playoff system has essentially been agreed upon , and that is a step forward for college football. Or is it? The details regarding the criteria for selection into the four-team playoff have yet to be disclosed...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 2,986 reads 61 comments

  13. Alabama Football: Picking Every 2012 Game on the Board Against the Spread

    The Golden Nugget has already laid odds on 111 college football games that will be played in 2012. Alabama has nine games that have been picked over already. Vegas is in the business of making money, so most of their odds should be taken seriously...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 386 reads 28 comments

  14. Alabama Football: What You Need to Know About New Faces on Defense

    There will be a lot of faces starting on defense who weren't starters in 2011. However, that's not the biggest issue facing the Tide in 2012. The biggest issue facing the Tide is quality and depth on defense...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 4,277 reads 20 comments

  15. Alabama Football: Power Ranking the Crimson Tide's Hardest Challenges in 2012

    Alabama seeks its 15th national championship in 2012, and the Crimson Tide is going to be met with fierce opposition in every single game...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 4,682 reads 55 comments

  16. Alabama Football: Why Saban Will Push Les Miles out of the SEC

    Nick Saban established his superiority to Les Miles on Jan 9, 2012 in New Orleans. Though the head-to-head record between the two stands at 3-3, Saban's utter demolition of ...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 6,386 reads 29 comments

  17. Alabama Football: Biggest Red Flags for the Crimson Tide

    Alabama is preparing to launch its assault on an unprecedented back-to-back BCS national championship for the second time in three years. Where the 2010 team fell short, the 2012 team does not need to fall...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 8,755 reads 24 comments

  18. Alabama Football: How Newest Commits Will Impact the Crimson Tide

    With five more commits over the last two months, the Crimson Tide are rolling toward another top-five recruiting class in 2013. In April, Alabama added two more 3-star recruits. In May, the Tide added two 4-stars and another 3-star (according to Scout..

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 2,140 reads 5 comments

  19. Alabama Football: Best Players of the Saban Era

    Saban and his cohorts have brought immense talent to the Capstone since 2007. However, talent is merely undeveloped skill. Which of the Saban-recruited talents actually turned that gift into something tangible on the field? Well, a lot of them did...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 4,002 reads 19 comments

  20. 5 Ways SEC Football Will Change with the Addition of Missouri and Texas A&M

    Conference expansion, whether for the better or worse, brings change to almost every aspect of the sport. You will not find the SEC in the thick of the conference realignment talks...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 3,897 reads 3 comments

  21. Alabama Football: Why Blake Sims Will Win the Crimson Tide's Backup QB Race

    Blake Sims has struggled to find his niche in the Alabama offensive scheme. On the surface, it may seem that he is a misfit...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 1,962 reads 10 comments

  22. Alabama Football: Nick Saban's 5 Best Recruiting Moves

    Nick Saban is one of the greatest recruiters ever. Some would argue that point, but I'll settle that with the following class rankings from ESPN.com : 2008: Alabama ranks No...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 11,071 reads 35 comments

  23. Alabama Football: From Locker to Bateman, Crimson Tide Set Until 2015

    I know what some are thinking: What in the world does Locker have to do with anything? Well, with Doug Nussmeier at the helm of the Tide's offense beginning in 2012, Jake Locker is pertinent...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 1,274 reads 5 comments

  24. Alabama Football: Derrick Thomas Snubbed Again, Really?

    Derrick Thomas was not voted into the College Football Hall of Fame today. Thomas was legendary at the Capstone and holds the following records (via the Alabama Record Book ): 1) Most blocked kicks in a game with two...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 250 reads 35 comments

  25. Alabama Football: How the Tide Plans to Address Needs on the Front Lines

    The Tide will enter 2012 with almost every ingredient necessary to produce their 15th national championship. That being said, there is no reason to believe that it will be a cakewalk...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about 3 years ago 2,439 reads 6 comments