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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. C.J. Mosley's career rivals any

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- There's an argument to be made that AJ McCarron is the most underrated star in college football. It has been made numerous times and perhaps you've heard it before. It's short and goes something like this: two national championshi...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Five things: Alabama-Chattanooga

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Here are five things to watch as the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide host the Chattanooga Mocs on Saturday afternoon in Bryant-Denny Stadium: AJ's curtain call: Forget the lack of national recognition and forget his slim Heisman Tr...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Baylor commit visits the national champs

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Back home his friends call him Young Julio, so it only makes sense that ESPN 300 athlete Davion Hall (Texarkana, Ark./Liberty-Eylau) would consider the University of Alabama, home of the original Julio, Julio Jones. Hall, a Bay...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Alabama camp: Five storylines to watch

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The defending national champions are preparing to host their final camp of the summer next week, and some of the top 2014 and 2015 prospects nationally are expected to descend on the University of Alabama. The camp runs Sunday thr...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Camp season defines Tide's 2014 class

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- After a slow start to the 2014 class, Alabama has hit its stride. Since May, the defending national champions have reeled in eight commitments, including four ranked in the new ESPN 300. The biggest reason for that success is t...

    Blog | June 21, 2013