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  1. Four-star LB Holcombe flips to Alabama

    Greg Ostendorf

    For Keith Holcombe (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Hillcrest), it had always been a dream to play for the University of Alabama. He grew up just minutes from campus. His father played for legendary head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant back in his day. He has been a Crims...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  2. Question of the week: Bryant or Saban?

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: Each week the TideNation staff will address an issue surrounding the Alabama football program. It's draft week on the website, so we themed today's question along those lines: If you were forced to choose, would you take Paul "Bear" Br...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  3. It's draft week at TideNation

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When combing through the best players in Alabama history, it's become a matter of separating eras: the early Wallace Wade and Frank Thomas era that put the Crimson Tide on the map, the Paul "Bear" Bryant era that produced a whoppi...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  4. A-Day flubs, flaws dismay Saban

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- There is something unsettling about seeing Alabama coach Nick Saban wear a suit onto the football field. He's no Paul "Bear" Bryant. He doesn't roam the sidelines in a coat and tie. He wears a hat only when it rains. He's a coach ...

    Blog | April 20, 2013
  5. Report: Longtime Bryant aide Varner dies

    Recruiting Nation staff

    Billy Varner, the man who among other things was coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's driver, passed away Monday following lengthy health issues, al.com reported. Varner was profiled earlier this year by ESPN Outside The Lines reporter Wright Thompson. Be...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  6. Countdown to kickoff: 38

    Alex Scarborough

    From now until kickoff in Arlington, Texas, we'll be counting down the days before Alabama and Michigan get the season started. Today, we move to No. 38 and what it means to UA football. See all the previous editions here. Paul 'Bear' Bryant had a...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  7. Countdown to kickoff: 60

    Alex Scarborough

    From now until kickoff in Arlington, Texas, we'll be counting down from 100 until Alabama and Michigan get the season started. Today, we move to No. 61 and what it means to UA football. See all the previous editions here. The 1960s were kind to th...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  8. Patterson receiving much-deserved honor

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The faces of Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Gene Stallings and the forever stoic Paul 'Bear' Bryant look off in the distance, their countenance marked forever in larger-than-life bronze statues. The newest addition, Nick Saban, joine...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  9. Former Alabama Crimson Tide coach Ray Perkins back on the field

    Alex Scarborough

    Former Alabama head coach Ray Perkins has been out of coaching since 2001, but he's now head coach at a junior college in Mississippi.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2012