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  1. Room to improve: CB

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: This is Part I in a weeklong series looking at Alabama's top five position groups with room to improve. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The struggle was obvious. Without a premier cornerback to rely upon, Alabama's defense wasn't the same. With...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  2. Tide to-do list: Find an anchor at CB

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: This is Part II in a weeklong series looking at the five most pressing concerns Alabama faces this offseason. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- There are a lot of things that make Alabama's defense work. Contrary to Nick Saban's public assertions...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  3. Sizing up Alabama's impact freshmen

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- They all look the part: long, lean, athletic. It's easy to see why they arrived in on campus with four or five stars assigned to their names. On the practice field, Alabama's freshmen hardly look green. The country's No. 1-rank...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  4. Tide CB Geno Smith suspended for opener

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- He was talking about football at the time, but what Alabama coach Nick Saban said following Saturday's scrimmage was exactly the type of message he likes to deliver at this point of the year, a warning that every action has a cons...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  5. Pass rush, pass defense go hand in hand

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- One thing leads to another, at least on defense. Alabama's secondary wasn't its best for some parts of last season, giving up big plays against LSU, Texas A&M and Georgia, to name a few. There were times where starting cornerba...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  6. Question of the week: Cornerback help

    Greg Ostendorf and Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: Each week the TideNation staff will address an issue surrounding the Alabama football program. Today's question: Can a true freshman make an impact at cornerback this season? Alex Scarborough's take Alabama needs someone to ste...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  7. Spring evaluation: Secondary

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: TideNation will use this week to look at the four major positions on the football field and how their outlook has changed post-spring practice. Today we examine the secondary: Who's leading? Geno Smith came on like a bullet last ...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  8. Bama signees meet new needs on D

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- By any statistical measurement, Alabama's signing class this year was a success. The number of ESPN 300 members who faxed in their paperwork was staggering. Thirteen signees were ranked in the top 10 nationally at their positions....

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  9. Instant impact: Alabama's 2013 class

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama has utilized more and more true freshmen each year, and it should be no different with the 2013 class. The Crimson Tide already have 21 commitments, including 10 ranked in the ESPN 150. It also doesn't hu...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  10. Rewind: Top recruits take in Tuscaloosa

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Coming off its second straight national championship, the University of Alabama hosted a parade on Saturday to honor this year's team. With more than 30,000 people coming into town, it was a perfect weekend to host recruits, and t...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  11. Introducing the class: Anthony Averett

    Greg Ostendorf

    Editor's note: This is a series introducing Alabama's 2013 recruiting class that will run through signing day. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When ESPN 300 athlete Anthony Averett visited Tuscaloosa the first time for Alabama's spring game in April, he knew ...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  12. The O-zone: A look ahead to signing day

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- On Monday, the University of Alabama picked up commitment No. 21 for the class of 2013 when ESPN 150 defensive end Tim Williams committed to the Crimson Tide following his official visit to Tuscaloosa this past weekend. With th...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  13. Byrd's the word on Semper Fi Day 2

    Erik McKinney and Brandon P. Oliver

    SANTA ANA, Calif. -- After a sloppy effort on Day 1, the second day of practice for the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl left the West team feeling much better about itself. The West team had a number of candidates for player of the day as Washi...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  14. Forecasting the Tide: Cornerback

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: Every Tuesday and Thursday between now and national signing day, TideNation will review each position and look at who figures to start, who could rise up the depth chart and who might be on the way. Today we'll look at the cornerbacks....

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  15. Recruiting: Early impact commitments

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Saturday proved that no stage is too big for freshmen in college football. The freshman trio of Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Geno Smith all played pivotal roles in the win over Georgia, and showed how important last year's recrui...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  16. Anthony Averett takes in first Tide game

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The recruit who traveled the longest distance for Saturday's Iron Bowl was more than likely ESPN 300 athlete Anthony Averett. The Alabama commitment made the trip down from New Jersey, but it was well worth the trip to experience ...

    Blog | November 26, 2012