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  1. Recapping the first round for the SEC

    Chris Low

    The SEC had nine players selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft on Thursday night, which led all conferences. The Big 12 was second with five first-rounders. It was the sixth year in a row and eighth in the past 10 years that the SEC ha...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  2. Big draft looming for the SEC

    Chris Low

    It could be a record haul tonight in the NFL draft for the SEC. As many as 12 players from the SEC are being projected to go in the first round, which will be carried live tonight on ESPN starting at 8 p.m. ET. Rounds 2 and 3 will be on Friday, al...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  3. Big draft looming for Alabama

    Chris Low

    In Todd McShay's latest mock NFL draft , he has five Alabama players going in the first round. He's not the only draft analyst, either, predicting that many Crimson Tide players to be selected in the first round on April 26. It would be an hist...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  4. Five first-rounders for Alabama?

    Chris Low

    ESPN NFL draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both have five Alabama players going in the first round in their latest mock drafts, which would set an SEC record. Alabama had four players taken in the first round of last year's draft. LSU a...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  5. SEC combine update

    Chris Low

    Other than Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe's performance, several SEC players put up some of the most impressive numbers Monday at the NFL combine. Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower, Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and South...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  6. How 2011 All-SEC team ranked as recruits

    Chris Low

    One of the things I like to do every year leading up to national signing day is go back and look at where the players who made All-SEC that season ranked as high school recruits. Occasionally, it's stunning how few of the All-SEC players were hot-...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  7. The SEC's most improved players: Part II

    Chris Low

    Now that Edward has unveiled his five most improved players from the SEC this season, I'll take my shot. In some cases, guys went from being a very good player to a great player. In other cases, guys went from being a reserve to a key starter. The...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  8. Tide's Richardson, Kirkpatrick leaving

    Chris Low

    There were no surprises Thursday for Alabama's football team. The feeling around the program all along was that running back Trent Richardson, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and linebacker Dont'a Hightower would all enter their names into the NFL draf...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  9. Tide's 'D' delivers legendary performance

    Chris Low

    NEW ORLEANS -- When Alabama senior linebacker Courtney Upshaw addressed his teammates earlier this week, he kept coming back to one word. Legendary. "What I told them was, 'Let's be legendary,' " Upshaw recounted. "And that's all they heard fro...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  10. Five plays that got Alabama here

    Chris Low

    NEW ORLEANS - In every season, there are a handful of plays that stand out. Here's a look at the five plays that got Alabama to Monday night's Allstate BCS National Championship Game: 1. Maze's punt return: One of the most electrifying plays of...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  11. Size, speed separate SEC from others

    Chris Low

    NEW ORLEANS -- The rest of the college football world will be watching on Monday night. But in the Big Easy, it's strictly an SEC world. The SEC will make it six straight national championships when Alabama and LSU clash in the Mercedes-Benz Su...

    Blog | January 08, 2012
  12. Tide fine-tuning broader defensive plan

    Chris Low

    NEW ORLEANS - Alabama is still finalizing its defensive plan for Monday night's Allstate BCS National Championship Game. Junior linebacker Dont'a Hightower, who makes all of the calls on the field, said Friday he can't ever remember this many chec...

    Blog | January 07, 2012
  13. Hightower: Upshaw Tide's defensive MVP

    Chris Low

    NEW ORLEANS -- Depending on the week, and depending on whom you ask, the MVP for this Alabama defense could be any number of guys. Linebacker Dont'a Hightower, linebacker Courtney Upshaw, safety Mark Barron and cornerback DeQuan Menzie would all g...

    Blog | January 07, 2012
  14. Fate 'smiles' on Tide's Hightower, Barron

    Chris Low

    NEW ORLEANS -- At the time, fate dealt what seemed like a cruel blow to linebacker Dont'a Hightower four games into Alabama's 2009 national championship season. He tore both the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee, n...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  15. Season recap: Alabama

    Chris Low

    ALABAMA Record: 11-1, 7-1 SEC There's nothing like second chances. Just ask Nick Saban and Alabama. The BCS system worked in the Crimson Tide's favor this season, and for the first time ever, we have two teams from the same conference playin...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  16. Tide's Hightower a finalist for Lott Trophy

    Chris Low

    Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower is one of four finalists for the Lott Impact Trophy. Named in honor of Ronnie Lott, the Lott Impact Trophy honors the national defensive player of the year who's had the biggest impact on his team, both on and o...

    Blog | November 29, 2011