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  1. Tide late enrollees to watch: Offense

    Alex Scarborough

    Not everyone takes a head start. In January, Alabama welcomed eight early enrollees to campus for the spring semester. But those eight freshmen represent less than one-third of the Crimson Tide's 2014 signing class. Nineteen signees chose to at...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  2. Five emerging Bama players on defense

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Some stocks rise during spring practice and some inevitably fall, and that wave of momentum heading into the offseason can be a valuable determinant when it comes to seeing more playing time during the season. With that in mind...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  3. Injuries mean more reps for Brown at CB

    Alex Scarborough

    The injury to Eddie Jackson is still reverberating through Alabama's roster. The promising young cornerback, who was in position to start as a sophomore, tore his ACL during last weekend's scrimmage, forcing him to miss the remainder of spring camp. ...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  4. Spring predictions: Frosh challenges at LT

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: This is Part III in a weeklong series predicting what changes are ahead for Alabama this spring. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It's not going to be easy, but Cam Robinson is going to do it. The five-star prospect from Louisiana is still wet b...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  5. Spring predictions: Sophomores emerge

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: This is Part II in a weeklong series predicting what changes are ahead for Alabama this spring. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Early enrollees get all the love. Because they graduate high school a semester ahead of schedule and arrive on campu...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Sources: Alabama DB coach to step down

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The shakeup on Nick Saban's staff at Alabama will continue as Greg Brown is expected to step down as defensive backs coach to clear the way for Kevin Steele to transition from his role as director of player personnel to an on-fiel...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  11. Tide to-do list: Find an anchor at CB

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: This is Part II in a weeklong series looking at the five most pressing concerns Alabama faces this offseason. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- There are a lot of things that make Alabama's defense work. Contrary to Nick Saban's public assertions...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Alabama gets a hard lesson in Big Easy

    Alex Scarborough

    Maybe the loss at Auburn was a warning shot. Or was it the narrow victory at Texas A&M? Possibly the lackluster performances against Colorado State and Mississippi State? Whenever the signs came that Alabama wasn't all it was cracked up to be,...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  14. Day 1 superlatives: Under Armour Game

    Tom Luginbill and Craig Haubert

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- One thing is for sure for all the 2014 Under Armour All-Americans: This isn't high school anymore. Day 1 is about gauging the competition. Some guys dive right in and some test the waters with their big toe, but by the end o...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  15. Planning for success: Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It's about that time. No, it's not the "Game of the Century" as Alabama-LSU matches have been called in years past, but Saturday's game in Tuscaloosa might just be the biggest of the season for the top-ranked Crimson Tide. LSU ...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  16. Five things: Alabama-Tennessee

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Here are five things to watch as top-ranked Alabama (7-0, 4-0) hosts upstart Tennessee (4-3, 1-2) on Saturday afternoon in Tuscaloosa: Start of life without Sunseri: Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama's junior starting safety, has a brace...

    Blog | October 26, 2013