Concern about the Alabama secondary is practically a spring staple. With A-Day come and gone, though, the secondary prompted few, if any, questions. Six interceptions and 10 pass breakups saw to that.
Alabama walked the tightrope to the national championship and found solid footing on the sandy beaches of Miami. The Crimson Tide players can't expect that to happen again.
Alabama's defense was No. 1 last season even with a few flaws, a testament to Nick Saban and Kirby Smart's system. This spring, they'll try to improve it.
In this week's roundtable, TideNation looks at Alabama's new staff and how well they'll keep the Tide recruiting machine rolling.
With several starters NFL-bound, Alabama has plenty of players lined up to fill the holes.
Alabama won the national title and its offense was a major reason why. Alex Scarborough hands out his grades.
Alabama and head coach Nick Saban continue to pick from the best of the best recruits because they win national titles and send a large group of players to the NFL.
Alabama will be facing the best defense in the nation in Notre Dame, and it starts with dealing with the Fighting Irish's defensive front.
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.
Alabama might have bought into the hype, but then Texas A&M beat the Tide. Now, with two wins standing in the way of another BCS title apperance, Nick Saban has his team focused only on Auburn.
It took a couple of months, but the loss of several key defenders to the NFL has finally cost Alabama, as the Crimson Tide has suffered from a lack of big plays.
It's the Game of the Century, again, as No. 1 Alabama takes on No. 5 LSU for the third time in the last calendar year.
Alabama will bring its ball-hawking defense to Death Valley to face the LSU offense on Saturday, ready to pounce on any Tiger turnovers.
Once thought to be the weak point of the defense, Alabama's secondary is proving to be a bright spot for the program
Alabama is on top of the college football world heading into a trip to Columbia, Mo., this week. That doesn't mean anything though, as it was in the same position two years ago before losing in Columbia, S.C., to South Carolina.
With Alabama in its bye week, TideNation grades out the performance of the Crimson Tide defense during the first five weeks.