Alabama coach Nick Saban knows there would be nothing gained from leaving the arrests and other misbehavior of the offseason in the past, so he met the issue head-on during the first day of spring practice.
The four arrested Crimson Tide players deserve to be punished, but should that punishment include exile from a support network that could help them?
Alabama plans to lean on its deep rotation of pass rushers when it faces Arkansas' potent passing attack Saturday -- regardless of who plays quarterback for the Razorbacks.
Alabama offensive lineman D.J. Fluker was quiet when he came to Tuscaloosa, but he is now a vocal leader.