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  1. Sources: Alabama DB coach to step down

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The shakeup on Nick Saban's staff at Alabama will continue as Greg Brown is expected to step down as defensive backs coach to clear the way for Kevin Steele to transition from his role as director of player personnel to an on-fiel...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  2. DBs from SEC blanket combine

    Alex Scarborough

    Several of RecruitingNation's SEC sites took a look this week at the players headed to the NFL combine, which begins today in Indianapolis, and other predraft camps. Click here to read the entire predraft series. Today: Defensive backs and special te...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  3. Alabama Crimson Tide defense braces for Notre Dame Fighting Irish...

    Alex Scarborough

    Despite ranking No. 5 in passing yards allowed, Alabama's defense proved susceptible to the pass late in the season, and Notre Dame is sure to take notice.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2012
  4. Five for '14: Defensive backs

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama and coach Nick Saban have become very selective when recruiting defensive backs, in particular cornerbacks. And why shouldn't he be picky? After all, he's the one who works with them, hands on, every day ...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  5. Scouts Inc: Top true sophomores in 2013

    ESPN.com staff

    Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl of Scouts Inc. rank the 10 best true sophomores in college football for 2013. The list produced some interesting results, with running backs, wide receivers and defensive ends dominating the ranks. Meanwhile, not one quar...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  6. Louisiana DT jumps on Alabama offer

    Kipp Adams

    Defensive tackle O.J. Smith (Bossier City, La./Airline) wasted little time in accepting an offer from Alabama, knowing a chance to play for the back-to-back national champions does not come very often. "I committed to Alabama head coach Nick Saban...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  7. Watch: Spring practice recap (3/18)

    Alex Scarborough & Greg Ostendorf

    Greg Ostendorf and Alex Scarborough discuss developments from Alabama's first spring practice Saturday, including three offensive players who took reps at defensive back....

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  8. Tide offer CB, the next Honey Badger?

    Greg Ostendorf

    Despite the off-field issues, former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu was one of the most dynamic players in all of college football. As a sophomore, he won the Bednarik award, earned first-team All-American honors and was a finalist for the Heisman...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  9. Sophomore DB commits to Alabama

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- On Saturday, the University of Alabama hosted a junior day, but the Crimson Tide's lone commitment came from a sophomore defensive back. Alabama was the first school to offer 2015 star Deionte Thompson (Orange, Texas/West Orang...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  10. 2014 Watch List DB picks up SEC offer

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Over the weekend, ESPN Watch List defensive back Nicholas Ruffin (Atlanta/St. Pius X) visited Alabama for the Tide's junior day. He went home with out a scholarship offer. However, it didn't take long for the UA coaches to change ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  11. DT Vanderdoes adds fifth official visit

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When five-star defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes (Auburn, Calif./Placer) decommitted from USC last month, it didn't take long for Alabama to reach out. The Crimson Tide offered Vanderdoes a scholarship back in February. On Mond...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  12. Bama leads for No. 5 DE after visit

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama was the first school to start showing interest in ESPN 150 defensive end Tim Williams (Baton Rouge, La./University Lab) back when he was a freshman. Now, three years later, the Crimson Tide hosted William...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  13. Watch: UA combine (WR vs. DB)

    RecruitingNation staff

    Wide receiver vs. defensive back one-on-one matchups from the Jan. 4 Under Armour Combine held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The combine featured many of the nation's top 2014 and 2015 prospects....

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  14. Saban won't condone Fanning's vicious hit

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- LaMichael Fanning's body slam on a Missouri running back had the look of a pro wrestling maneuver, grabbing him by the chest and flipping him over his head. The move from Alabama's redshirt defensive lineman drew awes from the ...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  15. Missouri DB: 'They're No. 1 for a reason'

    Alex Scarborough

    E.J. Gaines is sick of the questions about playing in the SEC. Missouri's standout defensive back has heard enough. It's been 103 days since the Tigers officially became full-fledged members of the conference and the transition hasn't occurred withou...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  16. Ole Miss 'very impressive' under Freeze

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama defensive end Damion Square smiled when he remembered last year's game against Ole Miss. "It was a good day," he said with a laugh, thinking back on the 52-7 win in Oxford, Miss. The Crimson Tide dominated from start...

    Blog | September 24, 2012