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  1. Instant Analysis: No. 7 Alabama 14, Arkansas 13

    Edward Aschoff

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Well, Alabama coach Nick Saban talked about this one being a a return to old-time, physical football. It was at least a return to when football didn't yield a lot of points, as these two slogged their way through a game...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  2. SEC QB battles heading into fall camp

    Edward Aschoff

    Whether you believe him or not, Alabama coach Nick Saban is playing his quarterback battle close to the vest. You, me and everyone in between has former Florida State backup Jacob Coker taking the starting job in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, but Saban isn...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  3. Saban is on to something with scheduling

    Edward Aschoff

    Alabama coach Nick Saban had the most to gain with the SEC's decision to keep conference play at eight games. But the league's best and most successful coach during the SEC's run of seven straight BCS national championships wanted things a little tou...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  4. Coker would add intrigue to Bama battle

    Edward Aschoff

    Florida State backup quarterback Jacob Coker was granted his release from his scholarship and has already met with Alabama coach Nick Saban, sources told It's expected that Coker, a redshirt sophomore, will enroll at Alabama after gradua...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  5. Alabama offers Nick Saban a new deal

    Edward Aschoff

    Tis the season for raises and firings. For Alabama coach Nick Saban, it sounds like his employer would love to throw some more money and years at the sport's best coach. Sources told ESPN's Paul Finebaum that Saban has had a contract extension on ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  6. Alabama coasts in complete win over GSU

    Edward Aschoff

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama did just about everything everyone expected it to. Playing an overmatched Georgia State, the top-ranked Crimson Tide dominated every area in their 45-3 win Saturday. These games might be snoozers, but Alabama coach Nick...

    Blog | October 05, 2013
  7. SEC lunchtime links

    Edward Aschoff

    Scheduling, targeting, drug testing; oh my! Auburn co-offensive coordinator Dameyune Craig says Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron is "the best quarterback in college football right now." Kevin Scarbinsky of writes that Alabama coach Nick S...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  8. Lunchtime links

    Edward Aschoff

    TGIF! Now get that fancy Kentucky Derby attire ready! Athlon Sports lists the top 50 running backs during the BCS era. Jon Solomon of takes a look at what sort of content the new SEC Network will have. Alabama coach Nick Saban talks ne...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  9. Saban still likes nine-game SEC schedule

    Edward Aschoff

    With all 14 SEC coaches meeting in Atlanta for the announcement of the new SEC Network, the subject of having a nine-game conference schedule was once again broached. Not much has changed in the minds of SEC coaches, but Alabama coach Nick Saban m...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  10. Bama and Wisconsin will meet in Arlington

    Edward Aschoff

    Alabama's 2015 season opener against Wisconsin will be played inside Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the schools announced Wednesday. The "Cowboys Stadium Classic" is scheduled for September 5. This is yet again a sign that Alabama coach N...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  11. Lunchtime links

    Edward Aschoff

    During the last two seasons, when I'm at a bowl game featuring an SEC team, the league is 1-3. You're welcome everyone not in the SEC. Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn't know if the Tide's BCS experience really matters when it comes to Monday's BCS...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  12. Will Muschamp tweaks Nick Saban

    Edward Aschoff

    If it were up to Alabama coach Nick Saban, the loser of Saturday's SEC championship between his second-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 3 Georgia would be headed to a BCS bowl game. But with the way things will probably shake out, No. 4 Florida, which ...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  13. SEC spring meetings Day 1 notes

    Edward Aschoff

    DESTIN, Fla. - Alabama coach Nick Saban hasn't held back from talking about his disdain for placing only conference champions in a four-team playoff. He's very much for a four-team playoff, but he won't go for one that alienates teams by only picking...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  14. The last ride of Bear and Billy

    Edward Aschoff's Wright Thompson has a story on Billy Varner, who was former Alabama coach Bear Bryant's longtime driver: TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Something important is being lost. Each rising sun takes a little more from the couple who live in the small br...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  15. Saban supports plus-one, bowl system

    Edward Aschoff

    There's no question how Alabama coach Nick Saban feels about any sort of postseason changes. He'd like to see the best four teams compete for a shot at a national championship at the end of the season and he's against just using conference winners. ...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  16. McCarron can allow Saban to throw more

    Edward Aschoff

    ATLANTA -- Don't be fooled by Alabama coach Nick Saban's love for pounding opposing defenses with a powerful running game. The man would like to air it out a little more. But when you have bruising running backs like Glen Coffee, Mark Ingram and T...

    Blog | April 20, 2012