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  1. Injuries mean more reps for Brown at CB

    Alex Scarborough

    The injury to Eddie Jackson is still reverberating through Alabama's roster. The promising young cornerback, who was in position to start as a sophomore, tore his ACL during last weekend's scrimmage, forcing him to miss the remainder of spring camp. ...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. Perry looks for return of old Tide secondary

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Perry isn't doing anything to temper expectations for the Alabama secondary. The senior safety missed all but the first two games last season, and what he saw from the sidelines clearly didn't suit him. Back from injury, he's...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Alabama can't have repeat of Miss. State

    Alex Scarborough

    STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The home crowd cheered, oblivious to the billboard-sized scoreboard pointing to their 20-7 defeat. Even some of their players looked content as they sang the school's fight song after the game. The No. 1 team in the country just ...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  7. Five things: Alabama at Mississippi State

    Alex Scarborough

    Here are five things to watch as No. 1 Alabama (9-0, 6-0) travels to Mississippi State (4-5, 1-4): 'Relief syndrome': Alabama coach Nick Saban is guarding against what he called "relief syndrome." After winning an emotional game over LSU this pas...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  8. Planning for success: Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Don't sleep on Mississippi State. That's the message Nick Saban would like to deliver to his top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide as it travels to face a dangerous Bulldogs team on the road in Starkville on Saturday night. "This ...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  9. Alabama's secondary shows flaws

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The final score, as it so often happens, was misleading. Alabama thumped LSU, 38-17, at home on Saturday to remain undefeated. The three-touchdown margin was, on the face of it, telling. The top-ranked Crimson Tide looked dominant...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  10. What we learned: Week 11

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Here's a look at three lessons learned during Alabama's 38-17 win over LSU on Saturday night. T.J. Yeldon is a force: Much of the focus went to Kenyan Drake in recent weeks. It was understandable. After all, Drake can fly. But ...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  11. Five things: LSU-Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Here are five things to watch as top-ranked Alabama (8-0, 5-0) hosts 13th-ranked LSU (7-2, 3-2) Running the football: There will be a lot of focus on the quarterbacks and wide receivers in this game, but don't forget that these...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  12. Planning for success: Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It's about that time. No, it's not the "Game of the Century" as Alabama-LSU matches have been called in years past, but Saturday's game in Tuscaloosa might just be the biggest of the season for the top-ranked Crimson Tide. LSU ...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  13. LSU eyes matchup against Bama secondary

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- So much about LSU-Alabama is built around the physical style of play, and rightfully so. UA coach Nick Saban called the game a "heavyweight fight" where you have to show up in every round. His veteran defensive end, Jeoffrey Pagan...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  14. Five things: Alabama-Tennessee

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Here are five things to watch as top-ranked Alabama (7-0, 4-0) hosts upstart Tennessee (4-3, 1-2) on Saturday afternoon in Tuscaloosa: Start of life without Sunseri: Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama's junior starting safety, has a brace...

    Blog | October 26, 2013
  15. Five things: Alabama-Ole Miss

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Get through this next game and regroup. That's the idea for Alabama after a shaky start to the season against Virginia Tech, Texas A&M and Colorado State. Should the undefeated Crimson Tide clear the final September hurdle and...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  16. Alabama shows growing pains against CSU

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When Deion Belue, Jarrick Williams and Nick Perry walked onto the field Saturday dressed in sweatpants, you knew the game would be different. Those were three of the most experienced members of Alabama's secondary on the sideline,...

    Blog | September 23, 2013