It would have been bad for Alabama to lose defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and his recruiting ties to neighboring Georgia. It could have been worse for him to end up at archrival Auburn.
Head coach Nick Saban refuses to allow his No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide to reflect on their accomplishments.
Alabama is gaining the attention of some of the top high school basketball prospects.
2013 basketball recruit Devonta Pollard respects Tide coach Anthony Grant
Alabama hauled in the nation's No. 1 class in 2012 and already is landing commits from top recruits for 2013.
Former Alabama head coach Ray Perkins has been out of coaching since 2001, but he's now head coach at a junior college in Mississippi.