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  1. Saban keeping Alabama on the right path

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Whether he's beginning the process of defending a national championship or rebounding from a disappointing season, Nick Saban remains the same. After five decades coaching college football, he's become a creature of habit. Eve...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  2. Spring predictions: DePriest steps up game

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: This is Part IV in a weeklong series predicting what changes are ahead for Alabama this spring. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- If you've watched Alabama football these past few years, then you know what Trey DePriest looks like in uniform. The...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  3. Tide's most impactful signing classes: No. 1

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The recruiting classes have all been spectacular since Nick Saban took over at Alabama in 2007. Simply put, there hasn't been a better program in college football at gathering, signing and developing blue-chip recruits over the pa...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Room to improve: QB

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: This is Part V in a weeklong series looking at Alabama's top five position groups with room to improve. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It's the most obvious position with room for improvement at Alabama: Quarterback. With AJ McCarron gone and ...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  6. Room to improve: Defensive line

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: This is Part IV in a weeklong series looking at Alabama's top five position groups with room to improve. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- With a new position coach, maybe it's time for new expectations. Alabama's defensive line always has been s...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  7. Room to improve: Offensive line

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: This is Part III in a weeklong series looking at Alabama's top five position groups with room to improve. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It wasn't all bad. It's sometimes important to remember that. Despite a very sour finish against Oklahoma,...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  8. Room to improve: CB

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: This is Part I in a weeklong series looking at Alabama's top five position groups with room to improve. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The struggle was obvious. Without a premier cornerback to rely upon, Alabama's defense wasn't the same. With...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  9. Comparison's sake: UA signees (offense)

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The paperwork is on all of Alabama's 2014 recruiting class. And now that it's official, it's time to start the process of analyzing who each prospect reminds us of. Potential is a dangerous thing, so keep in mind that these com...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  10. Tide 2014 O-line class could be special

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban had plenty to be proud about with the signing class he assembled last Wednesday. It was talented, deep and met every need the Crimson Tide had heading into the 2014 season. It was, according to ESPN and ev...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  11. Class fills needs, signals changes for Tide

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban began his signing day news conference with something of a joke, telling the assembled media how much he'd missed them since January when his Alabama Crimson Tide lost to the Oklahoma Sooners in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. ...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  12. Saban relishes the journey to signing day

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban isn't a particularly joyous man in front of a microphone. Speaking with the media is more an obligation he suffers through for the greater good. He doesn't enjoy previewing games; he's too worried about the process of p...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  13. Key uncommitted prospects for Tide

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- You can't have too much of a good thing, right? Alabama already has a nation-best 18 ESPN 300 commitments in its 2014 recruiting class, including one-third of all the five-star prospects available. And with signing day less than 2...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  14. Marlon Humphrey does recruiting his way

    Greg Ostendorf

    This is part of a series on the nation's top uncommitted recruits leading up to signing day. Click here for the full series. The Iron Bowl. It's arguably the greatest rivalry in college football. If there was any doubt about its place before this ...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  15. Tide to-do list: Find a QB

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: This is Part I in a weeklong series looking at the five most pressing concerns Alabama faces this offseason. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Lane Kiffin's hiring as offensive coordinator at Alabama sent shockwaves through college football, and ...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  16. 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