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  1. Top offensive players Tide face in 2014

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- There are questions aplenty regarding Alabama's defense. Who will replace C.J. Mosley's veteran presence? Can the pass rush improve? And what about the inexperience in the secondary? With that said, here's a look at the top fiv...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  2. SEC lunchtime links

    Alex Scarborough

    Some of the news is good, some of the news is bad. As we rush toward the start of the college football season ... Alabama ended fall camp on Saturday. So where do the Tide stand on defense and special teams? A GQ profile on Alabama's Nick Saban...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Tide's top-ranked 2012 class is rising

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- For some members of Alabama's 2012 signing class, success came swiftly. T.J. Yeldon burst onto the scene in the season opener against Michigan, becoming the first player in school history to rush for 100 yards in his debut. Ama...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  5. Pass rush, pass defense go hand in hand

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- One thing leads to another, at least on defense. Alabama's secondary wasn't its best for some parts of last season, giving up big plays against LSU, Texas A&M and Georgia, to name a few. There were times where starting cornerba...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  6. Alabama's pass rush looking up this spring

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- There's a healthy dose of expectations and optimism surrounding the new-look Alabama defensive line this spring. Like its counterpart on offense, so much has changed in the trenches from a season ago: nose guard Jesse Williams is ...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  7. Alabama Crimson Tide looking to reload on defense in 2013

    Alex Scarborough

    Alabama's defense was No. 1 last season even with a few flaws, a testament to Nick Saban and Kirby Smart's system. This spring, they'll try to improve it.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  8. Offseason storylines: Generating a rush

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: The season is over and the Alabama Crimson Tide are national champions yet again. But what happens next? TideNation examines the most pressing storylines of the offseason as the Tide gear up for another title defense. TUSCALOOSA, Al...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  9. Uptempo passers find success vs. Bama

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Every piece of analysis builds the fortress that is the Alabama defense. Brick by brick, it grows. You can't run through it. The rush defense trails only Stanford for the best in the country. Nose guard Jesse Williams is not a ...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  10. Tide RBs shine in win over Mizzou

    Greg Ostendorf

    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- In its last game against Ole Miss, the University of Alabama rushed for just 125 yards on 34 carries. The Crimson Tide didn't have a single player rush for over 100 yards for the first time all season. With a week off leading up t...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  11. Tide's Xzavier Dickson boosts pass rush

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- One of the main question marks for this University of Alabama football team entering the season was who was going to rush the passer now that Courtney Upshaw and others departed for the NFL. In the spring game, it looked like o...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  12. RB Scarbrough rushes for 214 in opener

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When Bo Scarbrough left the game in the first quarter on Friday night, it wasn't a welcome sight. A lot of people collectively held their breath, as the junior running back had seen both his freshman and sophomore seasons cut shor...

    Blog | September 03, 2012
  13. Ranking the top 10 defensive lines

    RecruitingNation staff

    ESPN Insider Travis Haney writes: They'll be breaking in new talent at defensive tackle, but the LSU pass rush could be remarkably good in 2012. And yet, they're still No. 2 behind Florida State, which has both experience and a major talent infusion ...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  14. Former Alabama Crimson Tide player Gene Jelks still tormented

    Alex Scarborough

    Gene Jelks struggled with drugs and alcohol in the years following his time at Alabama.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  15. Dont'a Hightower is Defensive MVP for Alabama Crimson Tide

    Alex Scarborough

    TideNation's Alex Scarborough hands out his defensive awards for the national title team

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2012