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  1. Class fills needs, signals changes for Tide

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban began his signing day news conference with something of a joke, telling the assembled media how much he'd missed them since January when his Alabama Crimson Tide lost to the Oklahoma Sooners in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. ...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  2. Alabama gets a hard lesson in Big Easy

    Alex Scarborough

    Maybe the loss at Auburn was a warning shot. Or was it the narrow victory at Texas A&M? Possibly the lackluster performances against Colorado State and Mississippi State? Whenever the signs came that Alabama wasn't all it was cracked up to be,...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  3. Plenty on Tide's bowl practice to-do list

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It's time to put Saban-to-Texas to bed and get back to the matter of playing football. No. 3-ranked Alabama's season isn't over yet. Practices and a bowl date with No. 11 Oklahoma in New Orleans remain. For Nick Saban, who a...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  4. Sugar Bowl glance: Alabama-Oklahoma

    Alex Scarborough

    There's one thing the Allstate Sugar Bowl has in spades: tradition. Alabama and Oklahoma are members of college football's aristocracy with a history of winning that goes back decades. From Paul Bryant to Bud Wilkinson, dusty images come to mind w...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  5. Stoops set to answer for SEC jabs

    Alex Scarborough

    Talk is cheap, but it's never left the hype machine feeling shortchanged. As if an Allstate Sugar Bowl featuring two of college football's most prestigious programs wasn't intriguing enough, we get to rehash a good old-fashioned war of words in th...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  6. What we learned: Week 14

    Alex Scarborough

    AUBURN, Ala. -- Here's a look at three lessons learned in Alabama's 34-28 loss to Auburn on Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The best case scenario might be the Sugar Bowl: The immediate concern for Alabama is its postseason destination. With the ...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  7. Tide dream of perfection dashed at Auburn

    Alex Scarborough

    AUBURN, Ala. -- Rolled up in a trash can outside the visitor's locker room was a sign that read "Roll Tide." Wrapped around it was another: "ATL Bound." No, No. 1 Alabama will not be going to Atlanta to compete for the SEC championship. An improba...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  8. Instant analysis: Auburn 34, Alabama 28

    Alex Scarborough

    AUBURN, Ala. -- Somehow the game lived up to the hype. Really, it was a classic. The biggest Iron Bowl in recent memory, pitting championship hopefuls No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Auburn, found a way to surpass the enormous buzz surrounding the matchup en...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  9. Five things: Alabama-Auburn

    Alex Scarborough

    Here are five things to watch as No. 1 Alabama takes on No. 4 Auburn in Jordan-Hare Stadium for one of the South's biggest rivalries: The Iron Bowl. Big-game jitters: Alabama has been through this drill before. Big games are nothing new to the vet...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  10. Planning for success: Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- If you're a fan of rivalry games, this year's edition of the Iron Bowl doesn't get any bigger as Alabama and Auburn, both in the top five of the BCS standings, will fight it out over the SEC West crown and a shot at making it to t...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  11. Week 13 helmet stickers

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No. 1 Alabama took care of business on senior day in Tuscaloosa, dispatching Chattanooga, 49-0, to head into next weekend's Iron Bowl against Auburn undefeated. During the course of the action, a few players stood out as worthy...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  12. Planning for success: Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Iron Bowl will have to wait on Alabama. First there's the matter of Chattanooga. Oh, those poor Mocs daring to stand in the way of the top-ranked Crimson Tide. Alabama is on a collision course to face Auburn on Nov. 30, ...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  13. Auburn's rise revives Iron Bowl rivalry

    Alex Scarborough

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The morning traffic in Birmingham on Saturday was unbearable. One side of the interstate was littered with cars, trucks and campers sporting some combination of crimson and white. Rows and rows of drivers were "On my way to see Ba...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  14. Ranking Alabama's 2013 schedule

    Alex Scarborough

    It's Rankings Week at TideNation. Every day we'll rank Alabama's opponents in some form or fashion. Today we turn to the Football Bowl Subdivision teams on the Tide's schedule. Tomorrow we'll rank the offensive players Alabama will face. Ranking t...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  15. Alabama Crimson Tide players NFL-ready off field thanks to Nick S...

    Alex Scarborough

    Their Crimson Tide careers over, Nick Saban's players find their coach has prepped them for the NFL's off-field demands.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  16. Johnson aims to prove he's full-time LB

    Alex Scarborough

    MOBILE, Ala. -- Winning 49 games and three national championships only got Nico Johnson so far. The former Alabama linebacker enters the thick of Senior Bowl practice this week with plenty of questions about his game. Is he fast enough to play in ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013