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  1. Tide late enrollees to watch: Defense

    Alex Scarborough

    Not everyone takes a head start. In January, Alabama welcomed eight early enrollees to campus for the spring semester. But those eight freshmen represent less than one-third of the Crimson Tide's 2014 signing class. Nineteen signees chose to at...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  2. Top offensive players Tide face in 2014

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- There are questions aplenty regarding Alabama's defense. Who will replace C.J. Mosley's veteran presence? Can the pass rush improve? And what about the inexperience in the secondary? With that said, here's a look at the top fiv...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  3. Five emerging Bama players on defense

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Some stocks rise during spring practice and some inevitably fall, and that wave of momentum heading into the offseason can be a valuable determinant when it comes to seeing more playing time during the season. With that in mind...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Comparison's sake: UA signees (defense)

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The paperwork is in for all of Alabama's 2014 recruiting class. And now that it's official, it's time to start the process of analyzing who each prospect reminds us of. Potential is a dangerous thing, so keep in mind that these...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  6. 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
  7. What we learned: Week 7

    Alex Scarborough

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Here's a look at three lessons learned in No. 1 Alabama's 48-7 win over Kentucky on Saturday night. Secondary solutions: After the Texas A&M debacle where the defense gave up the most yards in school history, there was little...

    Blog | October 13, 2013
  8. Youngsters adding depth to Bama defense

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The month of October has been about working on the little things for the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Against a slew of unranked opponents, beginning with Georgia State this past weekend and continuing against one-win Kentucky...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  9. What we learned: Week 5

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No. 1 Alabama remained undefeated by shutting out No. 21 Ole Miss at home on Saturday, 25-0, but what did we really learn about the Crimson Tide in the contest? The defense is capable: The secondary is still thin. Beyond Deion ...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  10. Jones dazzles as Tide roll over the Hokies

    Alex Scarborough

    ATLANTA -- Alabama wide receiver Christion Jones is the kind of player that drives his coaches nuts. He's got all the tools to ruin a defense and dominate in the return game, yet there are times where he tries to do too much. One play he'll show the ...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  11. 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
  12. SEC lunchtime links

    Alex Scarborough

    Some of the news is good, some of the news is bad. As we rush toward the start of the college football season ... Alabama ended fall camp on Saturday. So where do the Tide stand on defense and special teams? A GQ profile on Alabama's Nick Saban...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  13. Pass rush, pass defense go hand in hand

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- One thing leads to another, at least on defense. Alabama's secondary wasn't its best for some parts of last season, giving up big plays against LSU, Texas A&M and Georgia, to name a few. There were times where starting cornerba...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  14. Scouts' take: Best fit for Da'Shawn Hand

    Craig Haubert

    Da'Shawn Hand recently narrowed his focus of top schools, and two programs still very much in the mix are Alabama and Michigan. The five-star is a talented and promising defender who would be a great addition to either defense, but let's take a qu...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  15. Alabama Crimson Tide spring wrap

    Alex Scarborough

    ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE 2012 record: 13-1 2012 conference record: 7-1 (first, Western Division) Returning starters: Offense: 5; defense: 6; kicker/punter: 2 Top returners QB AJ McCarron, LT Cyrus Kouandjio, RG Anthony Steen, WR Amari Cooper, RB T...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  16. Bama targets defense early in 2014 class

    Greg Ostendorf

    Last year, the University of Alabama's No. 1 recruiting class was highlighted by playmakers on offense. The Crimson Tide signed four ESPN 150 running backs, the nation's No. 2 wide receiver and a player many believed was the most dynamic tight end in...

    Blog | May 03, 2013