Alabama has been successful under Nick Saban without big-play receivers. Now that they have a host of them, the sky's the limit for the Crimson Tide offense.
Alabama players are looking forward to squaring off in the first of three scrimmages on Saturday, while the coaches are looking for resiliancy, consistency and work ethic.
The tight end has been one position that has never done much in Alabama's offense. Enter O.J. Howard, part unreal playmaker, part freshman.
Their Crimson Tide careers over, Nick Saban's players find their coach has prepped them for the NFL's off-field demands.
Alabama's veterans knew about them in the spring and preseason. After some amazing performance, culminating in the SEC championship, the football world know about the Tide's super freshmen
Alabama was expected to beat Auburn, but this wasn't always the case for the Crimson Tide's upperclassmen. That's what made this win memorable.
With another efficient performance in a dominating win, Alabama QB AJ McCarron quietly inched his way deeper into the Heisman Trophy conversation.
Trophies and flash isn't what Alabama is about. Steadiness is. But the steadiness of quarterback AJ McCarron is starting to get the junior quarterback some Heisman hype.
If you're good enough, it doesn't matter how old you are at Alabama. The Crimson Tide are receiving big plays from freshmen Amari Cooper and T.J. Yeldon.
Alabama offensive lineman D.J. Fluker was quiet when he came to Tuscaloosa, but he is now a vocal leader.
There has been plenty of news since Alabama won the BCS national title. The Tide report for camp on Thursday to defend their championship.