Nick Saban takes in the spring game from the field. - Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE
17 Total Updates since March 14, 2013
about 1 month ago Article 26 comments
The Alabama football team has finished two weeks of spring training, interrupted by spring break, and the first of three spring scrimmages is in the books. Can we learn anything about the position battles that are going on from spring training news?
about 1 month ago Article 3 comments
There's good news from spring training: the team has practiced in pads four straight times, and there are still no new players in black no-contact jerseys. Past that? There's not a lot to report, at least on the defensive side of things.
about 1 month ago Article 14 comments
Six practices down. Nine to go. First scrimmage is scheduled for Saturday.
2 months ago Article 29 comments
Anthony Steen is a rising Senior and one of two returning starters from Bama's vaunted '12 Offensive Line. Here we review three games from Steen's 2012 season to see if we can find a clue about what to expect in 2013.
2 months ago Article 76 comments
For most of the Crimson Tide, the bumps and bruises have healed and it's time to gear up for a new year. Many familiar faces have moved on and have been replaced by new faces. Position openings on the offensive line, tight end, and H-back should prove for an interesting spring.
2 months ago Article 23 comments
Much of the news made in Alabama's first two spring practices was made in the defensive backfield, where there is actually quite a bit to report. Several new guys are working back there, while a potential starter is sidelined by injury.
2 months ago Article 27 comments
2 months ago Article 20 comments
The Crimson Tide return to the practice field with the first of 15 practices.
2 months ago Article 75 comments
Bammer's attempt to appease the Football Gods in hopes 'Bama makes it out of Spring Practice unscathed...
2 months ago Article 23 comments
Alabama hasn't had a returning quarterback this celebrated since that guy with the checked hat and rolled-up program was the coach, and if January's BCS Championship Game is any sign of what to come, AJ McCarron is prepared to live up to the hype. But is Alabama one injury away from a mediocre offense?
2 months ago Article 32 comments
Alabama was so stocked at wide receiver in 2012 that it absorbed three major injuries to players in the two-deep, plus a twisted ankle to star Amari Cooper, and barely even showed the effects. Well guess what. Not only is every important wideout coming back, but major new talent is arriving both there and at tight end/H-back. Stand by, boys, this could be good.
2 months ago Article 97 comments
Eddie Lacy was a steamrolling Tasmanian Devil of a running back who left Georgia weeping and Manti T'eo grasping for air. He has a very good chance to be the only running back selected in the first round of this year's NFL draft. Alabama will be hurting at running back without this elite back. Right? Heh heh heh.
2 months ago Article 54 comments
Probably no other position grouping is as dependent on experience, including experience working together, as the offensive line--and Alabama's offensive line will be much less experienced in 2013 than it was in 2012. The Tide is loaded almost everywhere else, but whether the big handsomes in the trenches can actually spearhead another national championship run is a serious question.
3 months ago Article 47 comments
There are plenty of question marks in Alabama's secondary this year. Nick Saban's forte is said to be coaching defensive backs, and that is about to be put to the test: this year's results may have more to do with coaching, and less to do with talent and experience, than has been the case during at least the last four years.
3 months ago Article 19 comments
It's hard to take the balanced approach to writing about Alabama's 2013 linebackers. Face it, the Tide is flat-out loaded. If you are a Bama fan who appreciates good linebacker play--as if there were such a thing as a Bama fan who doesn't--stock up with popcorn before September.
3 months ago Article 20 comments
Two of three defensive line starters, including the line's only all-SEC player, are gone. Sounds bad, right? Guess again. There's talent coming back, including experienced talent at every position, and Nick Saban just sewed up his best defensive line recruiting class at Alabama by a long distance. The real question may be whether Saban sticks with the three-mammoths system or goes speedier to juice the pass rush and combat the spread.