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?
With Alabama's 2013 class about to become official, it's time to hand out some superlatives for the 2012 recruiting class.
The Crimson Tide appears to have more talent in its 2012 group of receiver recuits than it has had since 2008.
Recruits often commit early to avoid other teams from bothering them, but often, the opposite happens.
Alabama nose tackle Jesse Williams embodied the Tide's perseverance in winning the SEC Championship game against Georgia, as he fought through an injury to impact the victory.
If you're good enough, it doesn't matter how old you are at Alabama. The Crimson Tide are receiving big plays from freshmen Amari Cooper and T.J. Yeldon.
Alabama's top-tier recruiting classes of late are giving the Crimson Tide some much-needed depth in its title-defense season.
Doug Nussmeier's first game as Alabama's offensive coordinator was a smashing success, as his offensive wrinkles produced big plays against Michigan.
Alabama offensive lineman D.J. Fluker was quiet when he came to Tuscaloosa, but he is now a vocal leader.