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  1. Napier excited to get back to Bama

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When the University of Alabama and Nick Saban come calling, all issues with timing are thrown out the window. Less than two months after accepting the job of tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Florida State, Billy Napi...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  2. Forecasting the Tide: Tight end/H-back

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: Every Tuesday and Thursday between now and national signing day, TideNation will review each position and look at who figures to start, who could rise up the depth chart and who might be on the way. Today we'll look at the tight ends a...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  3. How they measure up: Receivers/tight ends

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: Every day from now until kickoff in Miami, TideNation will break down the matchups position-by-position. Today we'll look at the battle of the wide receivers and tight ends. Alabama: First it was Chris Black who went down with a sho...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  4. TE Henry committed to Hogs, visits Bama

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Despite having two tight ends already committed for 2013, Alabama continues to recruit the position, and over the weekend, the Crimson Tide hosted ESPN 150 tight end and Arkansas commitment Hunter Henry (Little Rock, Ark./Pulaski ...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  5. Alabama Crimson Tide earns high grades on offense going into bye ...

    Alex Scarborough

    The undefeated Crimson Tide are solid across the board on offense, with pass protection and productivity from its H-backs and tight ends two of its few areas with room for improvement.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  6. TE Michael Williams is ready for more

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- For four years, Michael Williams has built his reputation laying one brick at a time. He's caught passes here and there, and established himself as one of the best blocking tight ends in the country. The 6-foot-6, 269-pound red...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  7. Changing the game: Howard and McNeil

    gsostendorf

    The tight end position is constantly evolving in the game of football. From Tony Gonzalez to Antonio Gates to Vernon Davis, the big, athletic, pass-catching tight ends are becoming the new trend in the National Football League, and it was never mo...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  8. Bama leads for ESPN 150 TE Greg Taboada

    Greg Ostendorf

    The University of Alabama already has commitments from O.J. Howard and Josh McNeil, two of the top five tight ends in the country, but that hasn't stopped the Crimson Tide from going after one more in this class. On Monday, ESPN 150 tight end Greg...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  9. TE Henry down to six, talks finalists

    Greg Ostendorf

    In Alabama's 21-0 win over LSU in the BCS title game, the Crimson Tide took full advantage of their tight ends. Brad Smelley led the team with seven receptions, and Michael Williams and Chris Underwood recorded two catches apiece. That's one reaso...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  10. Spring preview: Tight ends

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- In 2011, the H-back position accounted for less than 10 percent of the Crimson Tide's offense. It's a surprising statistic considering AJ McCarron was in his first year under center. Typically, inexperienced quarterbacks use the p...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  11. SEC lunchtime links

    Greg Ostendorf

    Sunday was a sad day in the SEC. Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen died in a car accident at just 23 years old, and though I never had the privilege of covering him, it was easy to the impact he had on people based on the Twitter response....

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  12. O.J. Howard leads TE growth at UA

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Like countless rookies before him, Alabama tight end O.J. Howard's start to the season was shaky. He dropped the first pass ever thrown to him and never saw the ball come his way again in the season opener against Virginia Tech. T...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  13. Alabama looks to evolve at tight end

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Consistency has been the hallmark of the tight end position at Alabama since Nick Saban arrived in 2007. Michael Williams was as dependable as they come, starting 41 games in his four years on campus. He was big, hard-nosed an...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  14. Bama targets defense early in 2014 class

    Greg Ostendorf

    Last year, the University of Alabama's No. 1 recruiting class was highlighted by playmakers on offense. The Crimson Tide signed four ESPN 150 running backs, the nation's No. 2 wide receiver and a player many believed was the most dynamic tight end in...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  15. Blazevich talks Bama trip, Opening invite

    Greg Ostendorf

    BUFORD, Ga. -- With a decision possibly right around the corner, ESPN Watch List tight end Jeb Blazevich (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian) took another visit Friday to the University of Alabama, his third trip to Tuscaloosa, Ala., and first since...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  16. O.J. Howard could be Alabama Crimson Tide answer at tight end

    Alex Scarborough

    The tight end has been one position that has never done much in Alabama's offense. Enter O.J. Howard, part unreal playmaker, part freshman.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013