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  1. Tide CB Geno Smith arrested for DUI

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Things had been going almost too smoothly for coach Nick Saban and the defending champion Crimson Tide this summer. But then the end of fall camp came on Saturday afternoon and the arrest of sophomore cornerback Geno Smith for dri...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  2. ESPN.com's preseason power rankings

    ESPN.com staff

    Not surprisingly, the back-to-back BCS champions are again preseason favorites and top ESPN's power rankings. But a number of elite programs are ready for their chance to dethrone the king. Top 15 breakdown No. 1 Alabama No. 2 Ohio State No. 3 ...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  3. Alabama Intel: Freshmen gaining notice

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- They haven't taken their first college class, but Alabama's freshmen have begun their education in Tuscaloosa. Fall camp, with all the difficulties and challenges it presents, is in full swing for the defending champion Crimson Ti...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  4. Tide opens practice with a target on its back

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The crystal footballs were there on the same floor, a quick right turn out of the media room and a short walk down the hallway. But for the University of Alabama and its defending champion Crimson Tide, the latest trophy felt a wo...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  5. Alabama's schedule creates urgency

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Les Miles is right. So is Steve Spurrier, Butch Jones and every other SEC coach who looks at his schedule and wonders why it's not as easy as the one the defending champions will play. Nick Saban knows Alabama caught a break. H...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  6. Alabama camp: Five storylines to watch

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The defending national champions are preparing to host their final camp of the summer next week, and some of the top 2014 and 2015 prospects nationally are expected to descend on the University of Alabama. The camp runs Sunday thr...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  7. Camp season defines Tide's 2014 class

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- After a slow start to the 2014 class, Alabama has hit its stride. Since May, the defending national champions have reeled in eight commitments, including four ranked in the new ESPN 300. The biggest reason for that success is t...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  8. Louisiana DT jumps on Alabama offer

    Kipp Adams

    Defensive tackle O.J. Smith (Bossier City, La./Airline) wasted little time in accepting an offer from Alabama, knowing a chance to play for the back-to-back national champions does not come very often. "I committed to Alabama head coach Nick Saban...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  9. Bayou QB receives most impressive offer

    Greg Ostendorf

    Recruiting has steadily picked up for four-star quarterback Brandon Harris (Bossier City, La./Parkway), and that trend continued Monday. Harris received an offer from Alabama, the defending national champion -- more specifically, from UA coach Nic...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  10. ESPN 150 LB Williams recaps spring visits

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- ESPN 150 linebacker Tre Williams (Mobile, Ala./St. Paul's) is one of the top players in the state, so it's no surprise that the defending national champions have made him a priority for the 2014 class. Williams visited the Univ...

    Blog | April 21, 2013
  11. Nick Perry, Alabama Crimson Tide secondary dispell concerns

    Alex Scarborough

    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.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2013
  12. Viewer's guide to Alabama Crimson Tide A-Day spring game

    Alex Scarborough

    Nick Saban hopes to get a clear view of his Crimson Tide and how they replace another crop of high NFL draft picks. Saturday's spring game is a good place to start.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2013
  13. Alabama Crimson Tide face several challenges in 2013

    Alex Scarborough

    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.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  14. Alabama Crimson Tide recruiting guide spring evaluation

    Greg Ostendorf

    With spring practice complete, Alabama's coaches shift into travel mode for the spring evaluation period. Here's a look at some prospects likely on their itinerary.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  15. Observations from Alabama Crimson Tide spring practice

    Alex Scarborough

    The defending national champions appear to have quite a lot to figure out as they play with dozens of puzzle pieces this spring, as Alex Scarbrough writes about the 10 most important observations of 2013 as it has unfolded thus far.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2013
  16. 4-star Eddie Jackson picks Bama

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Eddie Jackson has come a long way. The four-star athlete was an unknown until late in the recruiting cycle. On Wednesday, he gave a verbal commitment to the University of Alabama, the reigning national champions. "I like how th...

    Blog | January 30, 2013