1. What Could Possibly Go Wrong for Alabama Football in 2010?

    In 2009 Alabama won it all. They beat down hated Florida, they made Tim Tebow cry,  they won the National Title, they vanquished a no-win streak against Texas, they finished undefeated and 14-0 ...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 3,327 reads 8 comments

  2. Alabama Linemen Battle It out For Starting Positions

    Offensive line is my favorite position in football. I played the position in pee wee football and questioned my mother as to why I should keep taking the pounding while the quarterback gets to be the hero...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,619 reads 8 comments

  3. Spencer Region: A Case Study on Commitment

    The surprise public commitment of Cullman offensive lineman Spencer Region to the Auburn Tigers had some Alabama fans crying foul, but this is just another example of the volatile nature of recruiting high school football players...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 775 reads 24 comments

  4. Alabama Falls to Auburn in Recruiting, but Don't Hit the Panic Button

    The 2010 Signing Day is done, and unlike in years' past, this one ended with a bit of a thud instead of excitement.  Alabama lost one of its top recruits to Cal and failed to flip anyone late...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,847 reads 31 comments

  5. Alabama Players Chasing the NFL Dream

    Several Crimson Tide players near the beginning or the end of a lifelong dream. There are millions of boys who dream of playing football in the NFL, but statistically it's a rare thing to do...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,045 reads 4 comments

  6. Alabama Has Perfect Storm of Running Backs

    The college football world will find itself in the perfect storm in 2010, a Crimson Storm created by over emphasis on the spread attack.  Alabama returns an embarrassment of riches at the tailback position this year...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 2,564 reads 15 comments

  7. Final Chapter Begins for Alabama Crimson Tide Seniors

    2010 will be the last trip around the SEC block for 12 Alabama seniors. Some may not even make it that far.  Alabama always begins spring with more players than it can carry in the fall...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,198 reads 2 comments

  8. Kareem Jackson's Probable Departure Leaves Alabama Shorthanded in Secondary

    Alabama junior cornerback Kareem Jackson will likely forgo his senior year for entry into the NFL draft. Jackson's departure leaves Alabama with no returning experienced corners for 2010...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,173 reads 9 comments

  9. Disrespecting Alabama

    Go ahead America.  Give us your best shot.  You're falling right into our hands. Mark Ingram won the 2009 Heisman Trophy.  He did so rushing for 6.2 yards per carry against a tough SEC schedule...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,927 reads 15 comments

  10. Looking Ahead to the Alabama Linebackers

    It's funny how in an era of spread offense,  and sunny vacation recruiting hot spots like Florida and USC, an Old School program like Alabama beats them all—and they did it the Old Fashioned way...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,496 reads 3 comments

  11. Order Has Been Restored to Crimson Tide Universe

    I can already hear it now: Alabama was lucky. Alabama would have been killed if Colt McCoy hadn't gotten hurt.   Such is often the cry of losers but in this case there could be some truth to it...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,032 reads 19 comments

  12. Alabama Is Recruiting for Future Championships

    With all the hoopla surrounding the national championship game, its easy to forget that recruiting is hot and heavy all over the nation...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 2,294 reads 9 comments

  13. No Time To Mess Around For Alabama

    While coaches around the country use the 15 bowl preparation practices for position change experiments and to take a little time to peek at next years lineups, Alabama and Texas must keep their noses to the grindstone...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,254 reads 11 comments

  14. Alabama Fans are California Dreaming

    California, here we come! Those were the words spoken by Alabama sports broadcaster Eli Gold at the conclusion of the biggest win for Alabama football in a decade. The Tide was California Dreaming! Tide faithful aren't dreaming of Hollywood starlets...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 665 reads 7 comments

  15. Alabama Fans Pushing the Boundaries in Birmingham Court Case

    It's difficult to explain to those outside of the South of the deep running passion for college football down here.  To do that, a little history lesson is required. About 150 years ago they had this little spat called "The Civil War...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 1,449 reads 28 comments

  16. Mark Ingram's Heisman Overshadowing Rolando McLain's Amazing Year

    In a year in which Alabama returned to championship form and Mark Ingram became Alabama's first Heisman winner, the staggering accomplishments of Rolando McClain may have been overshadowed. McClain was originally recruited by Mike Shula...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 1,784 reads 17 comments

  17. Ingram's Heisman Hard to Believe For Alabama Fans

    I first became aware of the Heisman trophy because of Bo Jackson. My high school had faced Bo Jackson three times and after the third loss my coach smiled as he crossed the field to shake hands...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 1,031 reads 11 comments

  18. Educating the Alabama Crimson Tide About the Texas Longhorns

    If ever there was a movie-script season for Alabama, so far, this has been it. Winning the SEC championship, and taking down the mighty Gators and Tim Tebow was easily the second biggest victory of my adult life...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 2,089 reads 16 comments

  19. Crimson Tsunami Rolls Over Florida

    Nobody saw that coming.  Bama fans like to say “Roll Tide,”  but this was more like a tsunami. Total domination—that's all you can say about the second half of the SEC Championship game...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 988 reads 6 comments

  20. No Looking Back for the Alabama Crimson Tide

    It's staggering to think of what Alabama has accomplished in the last two years.  Even during Bear Bryant's career, a year in which you beat LSU, Auburn, and Tennessee is a great year...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 493 reads 3 comments

  21. Could the Carlos Dunlap Arrest Be the Stone that Kills Goliath?

    David vs Goliath. It's a common analogy. One I think is accurate for the SEC championship game in Atlanta this Saturday. There have been many programs that reached what is often called “Dynasty Status...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 2,468 reads 19 comments

  22. Quarterback Greg McElroy Grows Up in the Iron Bowl

    Before the game, the Auburn fans were pretty vocal for an underdog. They had pestered Alabama fans all week, “We are going to shut Ingram down.” “Y'all haven't seen an offense like this...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 1,006 reads 7 comments

  23. Alabama vs. Auburn: The Iron Bowl's Golden Era

    The annual slug fest between bitter rivals Alabama and Auburn has a long and storied past.  There has been drama throughout the series, but nothing quite like the early 1980s...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 2,666 reads 2 comments

  24. Alabama's Scout Team From Hell

    Facing UT Chattanooga this week it should afford the fans a chance to look at some younger players.   What you won't be seeing are many members of the number one rated 2009 recruiting class...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 232 reads 7 comments

  25. Nick Saban Has Tough Decisions To Make About Mark Ingram

    Without a doubt the most disturbing statement I ever heard an Alabama coach make was during the ill fated 2006 season when a certain coach (who shall go nameless) stated to the press “How do ...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 3,165 reads 22 comments