1. Alabama Football: 5 Guys Who Need a Great Spring Performance

    Spring practices are just around the corner, and Alabama's spring game is slated for April 14. The Crimson Tide defense is the biggest concern for Tide fans as the Michigan game approaches...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 4,847 reads 8 comments

  2. Alabama Football: 20 Best Defensive Players in Crimson Tide History

    From 1926 to 2011, defense has been a hallmark of the Crimson Tide . The familiar phrase, "defense wins championships" rings true at the Capstone year after year...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 4,359 reads 9 comments

  3. Alabama Football: Will the Tide's Preseason Top 5 Ranking Help or Hurt?

    During the BCS era, no team has ever successfully defended its national title. Florida (2006, 2008) and Alabama (2009, 2011) have come the closest, but two wins in three years is still not repeating...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 4,178 reads 13 comments

  4. Alabama Football: Can the Deep Ball Separate Phillip Sims from A.J. McCarron?

    A.J. McCarron has my vote for being the starting quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide throughout the 2012 season, however, there is no denying his struggle with passes thrown 35 yards deep or longer...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 6,256 reads 32 comments

  5. Alabama Football: The 10 Greatest Crimson Tide Players in NFL History

    The great state of Alabama has no NFL team to help fans kill the time between college football seasons. This has not stopped the Crimson Tide from producing seven NFL Hall of Famers...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 12,951 reads 33 comments

  6. Alabama Recruiting 2012: Impact Freshman Watch List

    After bringing home another top-ranked recruiting class, Saban is facing some tough decisions for the 2012 season, as usual. On the surface, it seems simple: Who will play and who will redshirt? It isn't at all that simple...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 154 reads 70 comments

  7. Alabama Football Recruiting: Can the 2012 Class Dethrone the Class of '76?

    Alabama has had a few classes that stand above the rest, and 1976 is the consensus "best class in history." In college football class rankings, the class of '76 consistently makes the top 10 ...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 5,904 reads 7 comments

  8. Alabama Football: The 10 Most Memorable Crimson Tide Games Under Nick Saban

    Nick Saban arrived at the Capstone under similar circumstances to Gene Stallings. The Crimson Tide was stuck in a quagmire of mediocrity at best, and Alabama had not won a national title in over a decade...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 5,957 reads 29 comments

  9. Alabama Football Recruiting: Grading Every Commitment

    National signing day is in the rear-view mirror, and it was a productive day for the Crimson Tide. The Tide landed an immense class of potential that, in theory, will carry Alabama to BCS bowls for quite a few years...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 6,345 reads 35 comments

  10. Alabama Recruiting 2013: A Brief Glimpse at the Crimson Tide's 7 Commits

    With the 2012 National Signing Day behind us and the spring game still months away, it's a good time to take a look at what the Tide expect to get in the next recruiting class...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 3,752 reads 20 comments

  11. Alabama Recruiting 2012: Is This the Beginning of an SEC Air Raid?

    In a post-game interview following the national championship, Alabama football coach Nick Saban said the following : "I just want everybody to know I'm not conservative. I want to throw the ball all the time...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 4,377 reads 16 comments

  12. Alabama Recruiting 2012: 7 Things the Tide Hope for on National Signing Day

    National Signing Day is coming up on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. It is the first day that recruits are allowed to sign letters of intent. Recruits are, of course, not required to sign with anyone on Wednesday...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 10,084 reads 26 comments

  13. Alabama Football: Three Crimson Tide Writers' Commitment to Excellence

    Jimmy McMurrey , Sanjay Kirpalani and I have collaborated on two articles that will give our readers an idea of what to expect in the offseason...

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  14. Alabama Football: The Crimson Tide Fan 'Unwritten' Rules

    In light of recent events that reflect poorly on Crimson Tide Nation, I have resurrected this idea for an article. Originally, I felt that it would be ill-received since Alabama football fans know what it is to be a 'Bama fan...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 13,129 reads 116 comments

  15. Alabama Football Recruiting: Top Targets, Positional Needs and Predictions

    After watching all the substitutions in the BCS National Championship, I began to feel much better about the 2012 season. We saw glimpses of what is to come, such as Vinnie Sunseri in at free safety...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 11,879 reads 36 comments

  16. Joe Paterno: Like Bear Bryant, Penn State Great Lived and Died with Football

    Joe Paterno has passed on , and the similarities between him and Bear Bryant are eerie. Both Paterno and Bryant died less than 60 days after leaving college football...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 8,194 reads 27 comments

  17. Alabama Football 2012 Schedule: Some Advice for the Team and the Fans

    Alabama has a schedule ahead of them in 2012 that sets them apart from most other teams in college football. The good news is that no one will be screaming about a "weak" schedule at the end of the year...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 10,953 reads 68 comments

  18. Alabama Football Recruiting: The 10 Greatest Recruiting Classes of All Time

    With 14 national championships to its credit, the University of Alabama has some stellar recruiting classes to go along with them. The distant past gets a little hazy as far as recruiting classes, because the "ESPN Top 150" didn't exist...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 6,580 reads 17 comments

  19. Alabama Football to the Rest of College Football: "You're Welcome"

    Since Alabama fielded its first football team back in 1891, the Crimson Tide has been the harbinger of two new eras of football...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 10,978 reads 18 comments

  20. BCS National Championship: Decoding the Tide's Messages

    I watched a game on January 9, 2012 that sent constant spikes of adrenaline throughout my system for a solid 60 minutes. No, it wasn't a replay of the Baylor Bowl or the Fiesta Bowl—it was the BCS title game...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 13,416 reads 31 comments

  21. BCS National Championship: Why Nick Saban Is the Greatest Coach in History

    Nick Saban ushered in the next great era of Alabama Crimson Tide football, and a second national championship in only his fifth year at the Capstone is doing nothing to hurt his chances for being called the greatest in Tide history...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 2,527 reads 14 comments

  22. Alabama vs. LSU: 5 Ways A.J. McCarron Rose to the Occasion

    A.J. McCarron was one of the bigger question marks coming into this game. At the end of the game, he was the MVP. Most of us had the faith that he could learn from his November match and capitalize on the lessons to bring out the win...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 3,133 reads 8 comments

  23. LSU vs. Alabama: Grading the Tide's Win in the BCS Championship Game

    This is it, Tide fans! Alabama has brought championship No. 14 to the Capstone, and Tuscaloosa will probably go to sleep sometime around midnight on January 10th...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 10,778 reads 40 comments

  24. Alabama Football: An Open Letter to the Alabama Crimson Tide

    To the Alabama Crimson Tide: First of all, I want to thank you for another great year. It is difficult to manage as big a schedule as you do every single week, and it would be easy to let your college football focus lapse...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 4,269 reads 15 comments

  25. BCS National Championship Game: 10 Reasons to Love Alabama

    It's the eve of the BCS title game for the 2011 national champion and I'm more excited for this year's game than I have been in a while...

    Jonathan McDanal Written by Jonathan McDanal about almost 3 years ago 8,501 reads 13 comments