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  1. SEC ranked by most to prove this spring

    Alex Scarborough

    AUBURN, Ala. -- There wasn't much fire in the voice of Gus Malzahn as he stood at the podium following Auburn's first scrimmage of the spring on Saturday. All told, it was a pretty boring scene. No injuries to report. No position changes to speak of....

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  2. Alabama's best players of 2013: 1-10

    Alex Scarborough

    We at the SEC Blog have spent the last two weeks ranking the top 25 players in the conference, beginning with Missouri cornerback E.J. Gaines and wrapping up with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. There were a few Alabama players among the...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  3. Bama can exhale against October slate

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- There was no dipping a toe in the water for preseason No. 1 Alabama. The Crimson Tide instead had to jump right in, battling sharks every week in the first month of the season. The early stretch was brutal at times. Sure, Alaba...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  4. Alabama at the quarter pole

    Alex Scarborough

    It's only Week 5 and yet No. 1 Alabama (3-0) has already cleared its biggest hurdle of the season. Going to College Station, Texas, on Sept. 14 and beating Texas A&M on the road opened up the rest of the schedule for the defending national champs...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  5. Bama secondary seeks answers vs. CSU

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban slipped into another soap-box moment this week when he took to the podium to describe how his secondary had played so poorly against Texas A&M. "The players have to do what the coaches do, and that's t...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  6. A different kind of win for Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    Nick Saban smiled. And that was the first clue that there was something different about this game. Alabama's enigmatic, hypercritical head coach nodded and smiled and even laughed on camera Saturday afternoon. If you were one of the few college fo...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. C.J. Mosley a quiet force for Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban took a moment to let the question soak in. Alabama's coach had reached his boiling point in his talk with the media. He was tired of all the talk about the young, unproven players on his team: who didn't play and why...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Bama tuning out hype of rematch with A&M

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Not many of Alabama's players watched No. 6 Texas A&M host Sam Houston State over the weekend. The truth is they didn't miss much. The 37-point blowout was little more than a tuneup for the Aggies. But Alabama's players couldn't h...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  12. Bama hoping to avoid repeat against A&M

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix couldn't believe it. Alabama's young safety watched the football bounce into the air and fall back into the quarterback's hands, and before he had time to process it all, a Heisman Trophy moment was born at his d...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  13. Running game key for Alabama offense

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- This week, as No. 1 Alabama prepares to face No. 6 Texas A&M, much will be written about the two quarterbacks. And rightfully so. AJ McCarron was the country's most efficient passer a season ago and Johnny Manziel was the most...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  14. It's the bye week, but there's plenty to watch

    Alex Scarborough

    Just because it's the bye week in Tuscaloosa, Ala., it doesn't mean all is lost. Nick Saban and Alabama have Saturday off, but an astute fan of the Crimson Tide will have plenty to pay attention to around the SEC. With that in mind, we set out to ...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  15. Tides disappointing start a blessing

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- There was something off about Nick Saban's demeanor following Saturday's season opener. He sounded too calm, too collected in the aftermath of the Alabama's 35-10 win over Virginia Tech. It wasn't that he was disinterested, but hi...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  16. Bye week comes at right time for Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Whether or not they'd like to admit it, the bye week comes at the perfect time for Alabama's players and coaching staff. After an underwhelming season opening win over Virginia Tech in which the offensive line was shaky, the runni...

    Blog | September 03, 2013