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  1. Tide's most impactful classes: No. 2

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When Nick Saban was introduced as the head football coach at Alabama on Jan. 4, 2007, he mentioned recruiting some 10 times. Building the program from the ground up, Saban told reporters at the news conference that, "First of all,...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  2. Saban was the right hire for Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When Mal Moore began his search for the next head football coach of the University of Alabama in late 2006, he looked at an ambitious list of candidates. The late athletic director of the Crimson Tide had fired a homegrown product...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  3. Nick Saban John Calipari linked by success, approach

    Alex Scarborough

    Nick Saban and John Calipari are opposites personality-wise. But when it comes to building and maintaining an elite program, the coaches have a lot of similiarities.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  4. Tide's haul started at Saban's hiring

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- For Nick Saban, his success started on the recruiting trail, not the football field. In his first season, the University of Alabama head football coach went 6-6 and guided the Crimson Tide to a berth in the Independence Bowl, t...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  5. John Smith makes a name for himself

    Erik McKinney

    As an assistant coach and head coach at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, Raul Lara has seen more than his share of talented football players. Willie McGinest, DeSean Jackson, Marcedes Lewis, Winston Justice, Jurrell Casey, Manuel Wright, Darnell Bing, Samie...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  6. Florida State success a credit to Nick Saban

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban will be in the awkward position of having to watch a football game rather than coach one on Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif. His Alabama Crimson Tide won't play for the VIZIO BCS National Championship, and instead will be for...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  7. Tide looks to build offensive consistency

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Sabanisms are a dime a dozen. Now in his fifth decade coaching football, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has plenty of phrases he'll call on like "positive energy" and "mental discipline." But the expression he's used most often thi...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  8. Saban tries to keep the focus on football

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- He'd like to talk about football. Period. Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn't care about hype or allegations or outside distractions. He simply doesn't want to hear it. If it were up to him, life would operate in a bubble that measur...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  9. Joe Girardi speaks to Crimson Tide

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Yankees manager Joe Girardi spoke to Alabama's football team about topics he's quite familiar with -- handling expectations and success -- to return the favor after coach Nick Saban's spring training visit. "They had a tough ga...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  10. Tide offense poised for breakout year

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Ask coaches around college football and they'll tell you how underrated Alabama's offense has been. One SEC defensive coordinator told me this summer that AJ McCarron still doesn't get enough credit for what he's accomplished as a...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  11. OL Gulledge second medical DQ for Tide

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The football roster continues to shrink at Alabama. Days after learning that former four-star defensive lineman Darius Paige had been medically disqualified and would no longer be a part of the team, coach Nick Saban announced Sun...

    Blog | August 04, 2013
  12. Question of the week: No-huddle danger?

    Alex Scarborough and Greg Ostendorf

    Editor's note: Each week the TideNation staff will address an issue surrounding the Alabama football program. This week's questions: Are no-huddle offenses good for football? Alex Scarborough's take Alabama coach Nick Saban pulled off a nifty b...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  13. Question of the Week: The Opening effect

    Greg Ostendorf and Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: Each week the TideNation staff will address an issue surrounding the Alabama football program. Today's question: How much does an event like The Opening effect Alabama recruiting? Alex Scarborough's take Coaches pay attention to ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  14. Bama extends offer to 2015 TE at camp

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It's easy to be awestruck when sitting down with Nick Saban, arguably the top coach in college football. But when the Alabama head coach offers you a scholarship, it should be a moment you remember, not one you forget. That was...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  15. Question of the week: 'Nicky Satan?'

    Alex Scarborough and Greg Ostendorf

    Editor's note: Each week the TideNation staff will address an issue surrounding the Alabama football program. Today's question: Does Nick Saban's reputation as a ruthless coach have any effect on recruits? Alex Scarborough's take Nick Saban di...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  16. Roberts values his commitment to Bama

    Greg Ostendorf

    OPELIKA, Ala. -- Taking visits to premier college football programs and being courted by the nation's top head coaches sounds lavish, but when the time to make a decision finally comes, it's never an easy choice. Determining the next three to four ye...

    Blog | May 07, 2013