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  1. Saban keeping Alabama on the right path

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Whether he's beginning the process of defending a national championship or rebounding from a disappointing season, Nick Saban remains the same. After five decades coaching college football, he's become a creature of habit. Eve...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  2. Can Alabama be a top-5 team?

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Only Alabama could end one season with back-to-back losses and begin the next as a favorite to play for the national championship. But such is the empire that coach Nick Saban has built in Tuscaloosa: through recruiting, through c...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  3. Florida State success a credit to Nick Saban

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban will be in the awkward position of having to watch a football game rather than coach one on Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif. His Alabama Crimson Tide won't play for the VIZIO BCS National Championship, and instead will be for...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Alabama survives a gut check

    Alex Scarborough

    STARKVILLE, Miss. -- If you're a team with championship aspirations, these are the games you have to win. On the road. Without your best stuff. Everything going against you. The sound of cowbells jarring your very sense of time and place. Yes, cow...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  7. What we learned: Week 4

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Here's what we learned from No. 1 Alabama's 31-6 win over Colorado State on Saturday night in Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama is a beatable championship contender: There was next to nothing pretty about the game for Alabama. With...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  8. Greetings from the Georgia Dome

    Alex Scarborough

    ATLANTA -- Alabama's championship defense begins today in the Georgia Dome against perennial ACC power Virginia Tech. Frank Beamer's Hokies have been hit hard by injuries and attrition leading up to the start of the season, prompting their heavy u...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  9. Video: BCS championship prediction

    Robert Smith predicts which teams will play in the BCS title game. Desmond Howard talks about whether Alabama is better than the previous two championship teams. Smith and Howard also make their predictions for Ohio State-Michigan....

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  10. Fremeau: Projecting the season in stages

    ESPN.com staff

    The race for a national championship is not a linear one. Teams have been ranked at the top of the BCS standings from its initial release to the end of the regular season, but that level of stability has been rare. In addition to unexpected results, ...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  11. Alabama season preview

    Alex Scarborough

    Today, we're looking at Alabama, which enters the 2013 season looking to make history with a third straight national championship. Coach: Nick Saban (154-55-1 overall, 63-13* at Alabama) 2012 record: 13-1 (7-1) Key losses: C Barrett Jones, L...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  12. Nation's 10 most valuable position groups

    ESPN.com staff

    The most valuable position group in 2012 quite literally pushed Alabama to its third national championship in four years. The Tide's offensive line helped one of the country's more efficient offenses average 5.59 yards per rush (sixth in the Football...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  13. AJ McCarron: Most consistent QB in FBS

    ESPN.com staff

    For the past two national championship seasons, AJ McCarron has been the leading force of the Alabama offense. With McCarron's steady leadership, the Tide are poised to make a run at a third consecutive national title. McCarron boasts a 25-2 care...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  14. Talking X's And O's With Nick Saban

    TideNation

    Alabama coach Nick Saban breaks down three plays from Alabama's national championship win over Notre Dame and discusses the Tide's offense heading into the 2013 season....

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  15. Landon Collins turned the tide in rivalry

    Greg Ostendorf

    The rivalry between Alabama and LSU was taken to another level when former LSU coach Nick Saban took over for the Crimson Tide in 2007. The national championship he won with the Tigers was still fresh in fans' minds, and now he was headed to coach an...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  16. UA's Nussmeier has work to do in Year 2

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Year 1 couldn't have gone any better for Doug Nussmeier. He left a seven-win Washington program to take the same position as Alabama's offensive coordinator, and only won both the SEC title and a BCS National Championship in his f...

    Blog | June 28, 2013