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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. Can Alabama be a top-5 team?

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Only Alabama could end one season with back-to-back losses and begin the next as a favorite to play for the national championship. But such is the empire that coach Nick Saban has built in Tuscaloosa: through recruiting, through c...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  3. Florida State success a credit to Nick Saban

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban will be in the awkward position of having to watch a football game rather than coach one on Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif. His Alabama Crimson Tide won't play for the VIZIO BCS National Championship, and instead will be for...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  4. Fremeau: Projecting the season in stages

    ESPN.com staff

    The race for a national championship is not a linear one. Teams have been ranked at the top of the BCS standings from its initial release to the end of the regular season, but that level of stability has been rare. In addition to unexpected results, ...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  5. Alabama season preview

    Alex Scarborough

    Today, we're looking at Alabama, which enters the 2013 season looking to make history with a third straight national championship. Coach: Nick Saban (154-55-1 overall, 63-13* at Alabama) 2012 record: 13-1 (7-1) Key losses: C Barrett Jones, L...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  6. Nation's 10 most valuable position groups

    ESPN.com staff

    The most valuable position group in 2012 quite literally pushed Alabama to its third national championship in four years. The Tide's offensive line helped one of the country's more efficient offenses average 5.59 yards per rush (sixth in the Football...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  7. AJ McCarron: Most consistent QB in FBS

    ESPN.com staff

    For the past two national championship seasons, AJ McCarron has been the leading force of the Alabama offense. With McCarron's steady leadership, the Tide are poised to make a run at a third consecutive national title. McCarron boasts a 25-2 care...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  8. Talking X's And O's With Nick Saban

    TideNation

    Alabama coach Nick Saban breaks down three plays from Alabama's national championship win over Notre Dame and discusses the Tide's offense heading into the 2013 season....

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  9. Landon Collins turned the tide in rivalry

    Greg Ostendorf

    The rivalry between Alabama and LSU was taken to another level when former LSU coach Nick Saban took over for the Crimson Tide in 2007. The national championship he won with the Tigers was still fresh in fans' minds, and now he was headed to coach an...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  10. UA's Nussmeier has work to do in Year 2

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Year 1 couldn't have gone any better for Doug Nussmeier. He left a seven-win Washington program to take the same position as Alabama's offensive coordinator, and only won both the SEC title and a BCS National Championship in his f...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  11. Tide hope to strike gold in California

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- On last year's national championship team, reserve offensive lineman Issac Luatua was the only player from California on Alabama's roster. That number will double this fall with the addition of long snapper Cole Mazza (Bakersfield...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  12. 2013 college football outlook

    Kirk Herbstreit discusses the chances Alabama wins a third straight national championship, which team poses the biggest threat to the Crimson Tide and the Heisman Trophy frontrunners....

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  13. Alabama Crimson Tide face several challenges in 2013

    Alex Scarborough

    Alabama walked the tightrope to the national championship and found solid footing on the sandy beaches of Miami. The Crimson Tide players can't expect that to happen again.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  14. Watch List DL Willis has three on top

    Greg Ostendorf

    BUFORD, Ga. -- In 2011, Landon Collins earned an invitation to The Opening. He followed that up by taking home the SPARQ ratings national championship during his time in Oregon. Now it's his little brother's turn. ESPN Watch List defensive tackle ...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  15. Watch: Low discusses McCarron injury

    Recruiting Nation

    Chris Low discusses AJ McCarron playing the final six games of this year's national championship season with injured ribs....

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  16. Alabama Crimson Tide might have good luck with President Obama

    Alex Scarborough

    Alabama will make its trip to the White House Monday. It's getting routine and the Tide might be back again before President Obama's second term ends.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2013