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  1. Alabama special teams a sore spot

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban liked his kicker's mindset. Adam Griffith, he said, was "even keel -- not real emotional." For a kicker, that's particularly high praise. "When he gets out of that a little bit, he gets right back to trying to ...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  2. Nick Saban keeps all options open at QB

    Alex Scarborough

    In a way, this seems to be about taking the pressure off of Jacob Coker. To give into the public narrative and anoint him Alabama's next starting quarterback this early would go against Nick Saban's instincts. He'd be putting the weight of the world ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  3. Recruits see Nick Saban as most intimidating but not hurting Alab...

    Alex Scarborough

    In a survey, recruits picked Nick Saban as the most intimidating coach. But those committed to him and playing for him know he's tough and can't be fazed by his perception.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  4. SEC position rankings: WR/TE

    Alex Scarborough

    We continue our breakdown of each position group in the SEC on Wednesday by looking at a group that might be low on name recognition but quite high -- and deep -- on talent. Mike Evans, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jordan Matthews are all off to the NFL....

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  5. Top all-purpose weapons in the SEC

    Alex Scarborough

    Running? Receiving? Fielding kicks? Those are all fine qualities to have. But what about the guys that do it all? More and more offenses are moving away from the typical pro-style schemes and formations of generations past. A tight end isn't just ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  6. Opening spring camp: Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    Schedule: The Crimson Tide will open spring practice on Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. All practices are closed and only the A-Day scrimmage at 2 p.m. ET on April 19 will be open to the public. What's new: The coaching staff has gone under some seri...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  7. Spring predictions: Kiffin provides a jolt

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: This is Part I of a weeklong series predicting what changes are ahead for Alabama this spring. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It was a long and winding quote that really ended nowhere and didn't reveal much at all. Alabama coach Nick Saban was...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  8. Tide players to watch: Chris Black

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- With the start of spring practice only a few weeks away, we're spending this week discussing five players to keep an eye on when Alabama opens camp on March 15. Because they're unpredictable, we'll avoid first-year players like...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  9. Tide's most impactful classes: No. 3

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban has had no trouble recruiting at Alabama. The number of four- and five-star prospects he and his staff have signed since 2007 is nothing short of staggering. Many of them are already enjoying careers in the NFL. But ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  10. Room to improve: WR

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: This is Part II in a weeklong series looking at Alabama's top five position groups with room to improve. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- They never caught much flack, which is understandable. Considering the numbers AJ McCarron put up at quarte...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  11. Alabama's best players of 2013: 1-10

    Alex Scarborough

    We at the SEC Blog have spent the last two weeks ranking the top 25 players in the conference, beginning with Missouri cornerback E.J. Gaines and wrapping up with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. There were a few Alabama players among the...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Don't call Auburn lucky

    Alex Scarborough

    Don't call Auburn a lucky football team. The Tigers are 10-1 and fourth in the BCS standings thanks to a tipped Hail Mary touchdown pass against Georgia, but Alabama coach Nick Saban isn't about to say his SEC West rivals are anything other than good...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  14. What we learned: Week 13

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Here's a look at three lessons learned in Alabama's 49-0 win over Chattanooga on Saturday afternoon. Starting off slowly: There's something about the first quarter that Alabama's offense doesn't like. Even against inferior comp...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  15. Week 4 helmet stickers

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No. 1 Alabama had a rocky go of it but wound up getting the job done on Saturday night, beating Colorado State 31-6 in the Crimson Tide's home opener. During the course of the action, a few players stood out as worthy of a cove...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  16. Saban tries to keep the focus on football

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- He'd like to talk about football. Period. Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn't care about hype or allegations or outside distractions. He simply doesn't want to hear it. If it were up to him, life would operate in a bubble that measur...

    Blog | September 11, 2013