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  1. Saban is still waiting to see more leadership

    Edward Aschoff

    DESTIN, Fla. -- Nick Saban isn't looking to compare his 2012 football team to past ones, but he'd like to take one key ingredient from 2011 and sprinkle it around his team right now, especially on defense. What Saban hopes to see more of from his ...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  2. SEC post-spring power rankings

    Edward Aschoff

    We're putting spring behind us and looking toward the fall with our post-spring power rankings: 1. LSU: The Tigers had one of the best springs around. Things were quiet off the field, and the offense rallied behind quarterback Zach Mettenberger. Coa...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  3. Top performer: Tackles

    Edward Aschoff

    Our look at the SEC's most productive returning players in 2012 continues with a look at the top tacklers. Past producers: Quarterback Running back Wide receiver Tight end Sacks The SEC returns three of the top 10 tacklers from 2011...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  4. Poll: Who will have the best defense?

    Edward Aschoff

    We all know that defense wins championships and the SEC is very much a testament to that. Alabama possessed the nation's No. 1 defense last season and now possesses another national championship. Runner-up LSU ranked second nationally. Alabama ran...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  5. Final NFL mock drafts

    Edward Aschoff

    With this year's NFL draft only a few hours away, it's time to see when and where the experts have last year's top college football players going. ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper's final mock draft only covers the first round, while Todd McShay's mock ...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  6. Final NFL draft big boards

    Edward Aschoff

    It's the eve of this year's NFL draft, so it's time to take a couple of final looks at what could happen on such a special extended weekend. Today, we'll take a look at ESPN NFL draft gurus Mel Kiper's and Todd McShay's final big boards. Natural...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  7. 12 SEC players invited to NFL draft

    Edward Aschoff

    A record 26 players are expected to be in attendance at the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Twelve are from the SEC, including five from Alabama. Todd McShay's most recent mock draft had 11 SEC players going in the first...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  8. Fifteen SEC players in new mock draft

    Edward Aschoff

    This year's NFL draft is just around the corner and ESPN's draft gurus are hard at work, getting tons of information about past college stars and their NFL futures. Mel Kiper's two-round mock draft is out and it shouldn't come as a surprise that ...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  9. Alabama offense ahead of the defense

    Edward Aschoff

    Alabama returned to practice Monday to go through its sixth practice of the spring and coach Nick Saban said afterward that he could tell that one side appears to be moving faster than the other. But unlike most teams, Saban said it was the offens...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  10. Spring shoes to fill: Alabama

    Edward Aschoff

    We're starting a new series today called "Spring shoes to fill." We'll be taking a look at one key player who must be replaced on each of the 14 teams in the SEC and how these teams will go about it this spring. We're going to go in alphabetical o...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  11. Plenty of SEC players in NFL draft rankings

    Edward Aschoff

    From the looks of things, plenty of SEC players could hear their names called in the first round of April's NFL draft. ESPN draft gurus Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both have a slew of SEC players in their recent pre-draft player rankings. Kiper ...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  12. Reviewing the SEC top 25 countdown

    Edward Aschoff

    The postseason top 25 countdown is done and it's time for us to discuss our reasons for how we sorted our list and why we left some players off. Anytime you do this sort of thing you always second-guess yourself. There are always players you wish ...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  13. Nico Johnson ready for spring to begin

    Edward Aschoff

    If you're looking for the national championship treatment, Alabama's football facility isn't the place. Sure, you can see signs of all the national titles the Crimson Tide has won, including the 2011 championship, but there is no feeling of entitl...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  14. Mel Kiper's top 5 players by position

    Edward Aschoff

    After the NFL combine, Mel Kiper has been hard at work to deliver us a handful of news and notes. It seems as though he works just as hard as the participants do throughout the week. He has updated his list of the top five players at each position...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  15. The SEC's top 25 players: No. 9

    Edward Aschoff

    One of the league's most active linebackers from the nation's top defense makes our countdown today: No. 9: Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama, Jr. Preseason ranking: No. 5 in the 2011 preseason rankings. 2011 summary: He led Alabama and ranked 1...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  16. The SEC's top defenses shouldn't fall off

    Edward Aschoff

    Speed and athleticism are always immediately mentioned when talking about SEC defenses, but there's a mental side that's often overlooked. For Alabama linebacker Nico Johnson, it's the first thing he notices when he sees youngsters competing in pr...

    Blog | February 24, 2012