1. Top 10 Things Alabama Fans Should Look for vs. San Jose State

    San Jose won't answer all the questions about the 2010 version of the Crimson Tide, but here are 10 things fans can look for: No...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about over 4 years ago 1,535 reads 24 comments

  2. Alabama Football: The Building of the Crimson Tide's Defensive Line

    When Nick Saban arrived at Alabama, one position that did not resemble a Nick Saban team was the defensive line. Saban likes to trot out wave after wave of big, fast defensive linemen and wear down your offensive line...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 3,679 reads 18 comments

  3. Is Nick Saban the 'Rain Man' of College Football?

    Who was Rain Man? Most of you are familiar with the Oscar winning movie starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman. The principal character, played by Dustin Hoffman, was inspired by the late Kim Peek of Salt Lake City...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 2,061 reads 10 comments

  4. Alabama Football: Crimson Tide Open the Book of Ely

    Crimson Tide fans got a surprise commitment Wednesday from Tampa, Florida QB Phillip Ely. Ely didn’t list Alabama as an option on any of the services. Apparently, there was a camp meeting between Nick Saban and Phillip Ely and something clicked...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 2,620 reads 23 comments

  5. Alabama Football: Who's Winning the Battles in Tide's Secondary?

    It is early in fall practice, but the Crimson Tide secondary is beginning to take shape. No position entering the fall is as unsettled as defensive back. Nick Saban has his work cut out to mold these young men into a cohesive unit in time...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,622 reads 11 comments

  6. Alabama Crimson Tide's Fire Drill in the Secondary

    The loss of safety Rod Woodson this week, along with the loss of veteran safety Robby Green, puts the already thin, inexperienced secondary in crisis mode...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,648 reads 11 comments

  7. For Alabama Crimson Tide, Size Does Matter

    In my senior year in high school I was a 175 pound outside linebacker. Thanks to attrition the year before, they moved me to guard. There were times I was a little over matched...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,588 reads 4 comments

  8. Trey DePriest Ends Good Week For The Crimson Tide

    After several slow weeks around the Crimson Tide Nation, things are starting to heat up with just a week left before fall camp. The headline story this week is the verbal commitment of one of the nations top linebackers, Trey Depriest...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,702 reads 4 comments

  9. Alabama's Marcel Darius Case, Who's Behind It All?

    This weeks flurry of NCAA investigations involving agent contact with a number of suspected future first round NFL draft picks is becoming all too common. It's not so much the facts of the case, but the timing and the players involved...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 2,862 reads 15 comments

  10. Ken Stabler, Alabama Crimson Tide Legend, Ignored by NFL Hall of Fame

    Recently the NFL corrected an omission by inducting Crimson Tide legend Derrick Thomas into the Pro Football Hall of fame. Another tide legend, however, continues to be ignored—Kenny Stabler...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 2,328 reads 10 comments

  11. Greg McElroy Could Be Class of SEC QBs in 2010

    The effectiveness and numbers of the passing game in college football is one of the most debated and misunderstood parts of the game...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 3,836 reads 98 comments

  12. NCAA Conference Realignment: One Fan's Letters To Each Conference

    Before writing for bleacher report I was known to fire off a letter or two to the editor of the local newspaper. Perhaps it was because of my fine debate skills or perhaps because I had a gift for pissing people off, most of them got printed...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 650 reads 20 comments

  13. Alabama's Mystery Depth Chart: The Defense

    In part one of my mystery depth chart covering the defense I had lots of on field evidence to use. In this installment I'm required to guesstimate and even reach for clues...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,192 reads 7 comments

  14. The Great Mystery: Alabama's Depth Chart

    Everybody loves a mystery. What is Area 51? Where is Jimmy Hoffa’s body buried? Why do dogs have black lips? But the biggest mystery on Tide Fans minds are the location and contents of the mythical though officially non-existent depth chart...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 4,493 reads 11 comments

  15. Early Impact Players Make a Difference for Alabama Crimson Tide

    Football season is still many months away for the fans, but for many players the beginning of June is the start of the season. Around the SEC most true freshman report on June 1st for summer conditioning...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 2,164 reads 6 comments

  16. Crimson Tide: Remembering The 2000 Season

    Alabama fans were in full throat in Pasadena, Ca., after the defeat of the Texas Longhorns for their 13th National Championship. It was a moment no Tide fan would forget...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 2,108 reads 11 comments

  17. Alabama Crimson Tide's Recent Success Underscored as More Players Reach the NFL

    In 2010 the Alabama Crimson Tide scored two first-rounders in the NFL draft and several other players were drafted...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 1,131 reads 9 comments

  18. 2010 NFL Draft: Alabama Crimson Tide Thunders Back In

    The 2010 NFL draft is significant for the University of Alabama as it represented the return of Alabama to the draft's first round...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 970 reads 8 comments

  19. Alabama Football: The Process Continues at A-Day

    Clearly, Alabama's defense has come a long way this spring. Stats can be misleading but it was obvious from the first scrimmage that the defense was owned by the offense. The second scrimmage stats indicated things were starting to even out...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 799 reads 4 comments

  20. Alabama Football: What To Watch at Crimson Tide's A-Day Game

    Alabama still has many star players remaining from their '09 National Championship team. While those guys will be fun to watch the real game is looking for new stars on the rise...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 2,593 reads 11 comments

  21. Alabama Crimson Tide Football: Rough Weather Ahead in the Secondary

    Batten down the hatches, there's a storm coming this fall, and the Crimson Tide are sailing right into the middle of it...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 3,772 reads 22 comments

  22. Alabama's Future Unsung Heros

    I remember reports from fall camp about Roy Upchurch. The year was 2005 and highly recruited freshman tailback Roy Upchurch was making some hay in goal line work in fall camp...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 2,108 reads 5 comments

  23. NCAA: Alabama's Football Spring Experiments

    Spring training has finally arrived at Alabama and Nick Saban continued his annoying habit of beginning spring the day before Spring break to wet our apatite for information and then send the players off for a week to rest...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 1,937 reads 6 comments

  24. Where Are They Now, The Alabama Signing Class Of 2006

    Four years ago, Mike Shula was inking what would be his final class as the Alabama head coach. Four years and a coaching staff removed, where are they now? On that day all attention nationally was focused on super recruit Tim Tebow...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 1,542 reads 4 comments

  25. Redshirt Players Ready To Make Their Mark at Alabama

    Future success often hinges on the amount of improvement redshirted players make in their year off the field.    With spring approaching and 2009 redshirts now foaming at the mouth for playing time, lets take a look at the newly available 2010 players...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about over 5 years ago 3,059 reads 9 comments