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  1. Focus on turnovers pays off for Tide D

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- In 2011, Alabama's defense was nothing short of dominant. It finished No. 1 in all four major defensive categories: passing, rushing, scoring and total defense. The defense was a stone wall many tried to scale and others tried ...

    Blog | September 09, 2012
  2. Alabama O-line not pleased with execution

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Barrett Jones was not happy after his team beat Western Kentucky 35-0. The starting center for the University of Alabama didn't like what he saw on the field Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. While fans saw AJ McC...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  3. Injuries mount for Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama's 35-0 win over Western Kentucky will look good on paper -- that is, unless you scroll down to the injury and participation report. No. 1 Alabama didn't escape its home debut Saturday without a few pla...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  4. Halftime instant analysis: Bama 21, WKU 0

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama coach Nick Saban wanted players, fans and the media to respect Western Kentucky on Saturday afternoon. The team he called the best in the Sun Belt didn't do much to earn the high praise, though, falling behin...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  5. Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron shines against Weste...

    Alex Scarborough

    The Crimson Tide easily handled Western Kentucky and routed the Hilltoppers 35-0 behind AJ McCarron's stellar day.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2012
  6. Statistical breakdown: WKU-Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    WKU 2011 statistical leaders Passing: Kawaun Jakes threw for 1,854 yards, 10 touchdowns and 12 interceptions Rushing: Jakes was second on the team with 161 yards rushing. Running back Bobby Rainey, who ran for 1,695 yards, graduated last season. Ke...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  7. Saban talks maintaining focus vs. WKU

    Alex Scarborough

    University of Alabama coach Nick Saban took to the SEC teleconference on Wednesday morning to talk about how his team is feeling after beating Michigan, as well as what the mood is heading into a Week 2 matchup with Western Kentucky. Here is some of ...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  8. Alabama not satisfied with early success

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama made a statement with its 41-14 thrashing of Michigan on Saturday. Those that predicted a championship hangover for the Crimson Tide were shown otherwise as UA dominated all phases of the game, turning back Big Blue's h...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  9. Tide schedule preview: WKU

    Alex Scarborough

    The rundown Western Kentucky's 2011 record: 7-5 All-time against the SEC: 0-17 All-time against Alabama: 0-1 Top returners: LB Andrew Jackson, DL Quanterus Smith, QB Kawaun Jakes, TE Jack Doyle, OL Adam Smith Key losses: RB Bobby Rain...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  10. Q&A with WKU beat writer Bishop

    Alex Scarborough

    Each week at TideNation we will speak with a writer who covers one of Alabama's 2012 opponents. Today, we spoke with Western Kentucky beat writer Chad Bishop of the Bowling Green Daily News. To start things off, give us a brief tutorial on the Hil...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  11. Second look: Bama 35, WKU 0

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- After nearly 24 hours of digestion, analysis of No. 1 Alabama's 35-0 win over Western Kentucky in the home opener at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa: Alabama's offensive line was shaky. There were several negative plays on ...

    Blog | September 09, 2012
  12. Five storylines: Western Kentucky

    Alex Scarborough

    In advance of Saturday's matchup between No. 1 Alabama and Western Kentucky, we'll take a look at the top five storylines for the Hilltoppers. 1. Holding the line: Western Kentucky matches up OK against Alabama's defensive line in terms of size, b...

    Blog | September 06, 2012