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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. What we learned: Week 5

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No. 1 Alabama remained undefeated by shutting out No. 21 Ole Miss at home on Saturday, 25-0, but what did we really learn about the Crimson Tide in the contest? The defense is capable: The secondary is still thin. Beyond Deion ...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  6. Five things: Alabama-Ole Miss

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Get through this next game and regroup. That's the idea for Alabama after a shaky start to the season against Virginia Tech, Texas A&M and Colorado State. Should the undefeated Crimson Tide clear the final September hurdle and...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  7. Alabama shows growing pains against CSU

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When Deion Belue, Jarrick Williams and Nick Perry walked onto the field Saturday dressed in sweatpants, you knew the game would be different. Those were three of the most experienced members of Alabama's secondary on the sideline,...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  8. What we learned: Week 4

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Here's what we learned from No. 1 Alabama's 31-6 win over Colorado State on Saturday night in Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama is a beatable championship contender: There was next to nothing pretty about the game for Alabama. With...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  9. What we learned: Week 3

    Alex Scarborough

    Here's what we learned from No. 1 Alabama's thrilling win over No. 6 Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon in College Station, Texas. Alabama is still the class of the SEC: It wasn't all pretty, and we'll get into some of that below, but the overall...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  10. Planning for success: Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- To get you ready for the game, here are some things to look for when No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Texas A&M dispense with the hype and finally go head to head in College Station, Texas, on Saturday: The Crimson Tide will win if ... ...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  11. Alabama 10: Week 1 power rankings

    Alex Scarborough

    ATLANTA -- The Alabama 10 power rankings are back, with a look at who stood out in the Crimson Tide's season-opening 35-10 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday night in Atlanta. 1. Christion Jones: Alabama wasn't great against Virginia Tech, but...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  12. Cooper eager to build on freshman success

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Amari Cooper is nonchalant about most things. Still just a fresh-faced sophomore, it's hard to tell whether the enormity of his young career, the one that took off like a rocket last season and ended with consensus All-American ho...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  13. Alabama Intel: Tide a work in progress

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Two-a-days are over and camp is nearly at a close for the University of Alabama. Well, technically speaking. Nick Saban isn't ready to stop teaching. "Now, even though the players are moving out of the dorm, camp doesn't rea...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  14. Top 5 returning QBs based on QBR

    The 2013 college football season has the potential to produce one of the best quarterback classes ever. Based on ESPN's Total QBR Metric, Sharon Katz breaks down the top five returning quarterbacks entering this season, including Texas A&M's John...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  15. Pass rush, pass defense go hand in hand

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- One thing leads to another, at least on defense. Alabama's secondary wasn't its best for some parts of last season, giving up big plays against LSU, Texas A&M and Georgia, to name a few. There were times where starting cornerba...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  16. How to win Alabama-LSU rivalry over time

    TideNation and GeauxTigerNation

    The Alabama-LSU rivalry admittedly is a young one. While the schools have played one another a lot in their history -- 77 times, to be exact -- the real antagonism didn't come until 2007, when former LSU coach Nick Saban left the Miami Dolphins for t...

    Blog | July 19, 2013