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  1. OLBs coach Lance Thompson leaves Alabama for Auburn

    Alex Scarborough

    For the second time in a span of 24 hours, Alabama learned that an assistant is on the move. Outside linebackers coach Lance Thompson is heading to Auburn, where he will hold the same position. Along with the departure of inside linebackers coach ...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  2. The case for and against Alabama in 2015

    Alex Scarborough

    Talent isn't the question. For Alabama, it never is. But the number of concerns coach Nick Saban and his staff face this offseason are aplenty. On both sides of the ball, there are major reconstructions to take place. And philosophically, it feels...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  3. Jonathan Taylor already had 'second chance' before Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    This isn't about second chances. Jonathan Taylor already got his mulligan in March when he was arrested on suspicion of theft while at Georgia. He then wasted Mark Richt's forgiveness four months later when he was arrested for allegedly assaulting...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  4. Lane Kiffin has energized Alabama offense

    Alex Scarborough

    Lane Kiffin had ideas for Alabama's offense before he was ever a member of the team's coaching staff. Last December, before coach Nick Saban pulled the trigger and hired the former head coach of USC as his offensive coordinator, he brought Kiffin ...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  5. Cyrus Jones recovers, bolsters Alabama D

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- From seventh grade to now, Biff Poggi has gotten to know Cyrus Jones well. So you'll have to pardon the long-time coach at Gilman High School in Baltimore if he wants to brag on his former player in ways you're not accustomed to. ...

    Blog | December 27, 2014
  6. Alabama season review

    Alex Scarborough

    There were moments where it appeared as if the dynasty was dying. But Alabama wouldn't go down that easily. Thanks to an offensive coordinator no one wanted and a quarterback no one saw coming, the Crimson Tide steadied the ship in the second half of...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  7. Alabama ready for business against Ohio State

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The golf clap was comical. Nick Saban, flanked by his football team, watched the selection show Sunday and already knew the result. So when Alabama was identified as the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff, he slowly set...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  8. In Tuscaloosa, the sense of a foregone conclusion

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- A pair of employees sat at the edge of a bar here at the intersection of University Boulevard and 20th Avenue on Saturday, just around the corner from an empty Bryant-Denny Stadium. It was more than four hours until the SEC champi...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  9. SEC morning links

    Alex Scarborough

    1. In case you missed the discussion on Wednesday's SEC Show, it's worth bringing up again: Missouri, even if it upsets Alabama and wins the SEC Championship, is a long shot to make the College Football Playoff. As Tod Palmer writes, the Tigers are t...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  10. Alabama O-line aware of Missouri's challenging pass rush

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Austin Shepherd hadn't had the time to study Missouri. After all, he spoke less than an hour after he and Alabama beat Auburn last Saturday night. But Shepherd, a senior offensive tackle for the No. 1-ranked Crimson Ti...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  11. Nick Saban has worked wonders getting Alabama to No. 1

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Take away the titles, the rings, the tradition. Take away the fact that it's Alabama. Take away that it has four- and five-star recruits everywhere you turn. Strip away the trappings of expectations and look for a second ...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  12. Amari Cooper has had enough Heisman moments to earn the trip to N...

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- In the search for the next Heisman Trophy winner, we often look for a Heisman moment, a game we can replay over and over in our minds to justify that this is, in fact, the best and most deserving player in college football. It'...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  13. Blake Sims isn't always consistent but does enough

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The hook was coming. Blake Sims retreated to the bench and hung his head in frustration. Looking down, searching for answers, he didn't even notice his backup getting loose a few yards away, taking snaps under center and playin...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  14. Instant Analysis: No. 1 Alabama 55, No. 15 Auburn 44

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It was the Iron Bowl, so of course it wasn't going to be easy. It didn't matter that Alabama was ranked No. 1 and on a roll with six straight wins. It didn't matter that Auburn had slipped to No. 15 and dropped its past two SE...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  15. Blake Sims leads himself and Alabama from behind

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- There were plenty of times when Blake Sims could have packed it in, said enough was enough and resigned himself to not playing quarterback for the University of Alabama. Way back in the spring, he could have thrown in the towel...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  16. Nick Saban and Gus Malzahn are two sides of same coin

    Alex Scarborough

    It would be easy to portray Gus Malzahn and Nick Saban as two completely different coaches. Different philosophies. Different dispositions. Different sides of one of the most intense rivalries in all of sports. But while you could cast them as opp...

    Blog | November 25, 2014