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  1. Tide's most impactful classes: No. 2

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When Nick Saban was introduced as the head football coach at Alabama on Jan. 4, 2007, he mentioned recruiting some 10 times. Building the program from the ground up, Saban told reporters at the news conference that, "First of all,...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  2. Tide's most impactful classes: No. 3

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban has had no trouble recruiting at Alabama. The number of four- and five-star prospects he and his staff have signed since 2007 is nothing short of staggering. Many of them are already enjoying careers in the NFL. But ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  3. Sunseri move curious, concerning for Tide

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama safety Vinnie Sunseri isn't without good advice to rely upon. His father, Sal, has been an assistant coach in the NFL and in college for nearly three decades. His brother, Tino, was a quarterback at Pittsburgh before jo...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  4. Decisions of Alabama underclassmen loom

    Alex Scarborough

    Trey DePriest cut the list of possible departures by one when he announced that he would return for his senior season. But the list was, according to Alabama coach Nick Saban, already in the double digits as Alabama's notoriously tight-lipped head co...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  5. So. Alabama pipeline feeds college football

    Alex Scarborough

    MOBILE, Ala. -- Nearly in the middle of the Florida and Mississippi borders is Mobile, Ala., a port city whose founding can be traced back to French settlers in the early 1700s. Its roots, in other words, run deep. As does the richness of its soil, b...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Pro day a motivation for underclassmen

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- They lined the sidelines three- and four-deep to watch pro day at the University of Alabama. Not scouts, not coaches, not general managers. The players, Alabama's underclassmen, showed up between classes to glimpse an event they h...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  8. Pro day notebook: Jesse Williams runs well

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- All 325 pounds were packed snuggly into a muscle shirt and tights. It crouched down, waited for the whistle and took off in a sprint: 4.90 seconds to travel 40 yards. And just like that, nose guard Jesse Williams stole the show...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  9. Pro day looms for former Tide players

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Much like the Crimson Tide's showing at the NFL combine last month, Wednesday's pro day on the University of Alabama campus will have a distinctly limited feel as many of its participants are still battling injuries sustained duri...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  10. Staff turnover for Alabama Crimson Tide more boon than bane

    Alex Scarborough

    Alabama's AD knows that the constant turnover among Nick Saban's assistance is certainly nothing to sweat. Moreover, it's something of which the perennial national champs can be proud.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  11. DBs from SEC blanket combine

    Alex Scarborough

    Several of RecruitingNation's SEC sites took a look this week at the players headed to the NFL combine, which begins today in Indianapolis, and other predraft camps. Click here to read the entire predraft series. Today: Defensive backs and special te...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  12. Bama signees meet new needs on D

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- By any statistical measurement, Alabama's signing class this year was a success. The number of ESPN 300 members who faxed in their paperwork was staggering. Thirteen signees were ranked in the top 10 nationally at their positions....

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  13. Recruit roundtable: Getting to the NFL

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- After winning back-to-back national championships, the University of Alabama is on top of the college football world right now. The Crimson Tide currently have the No. 2 recruiting class and could have up to six players taken in t...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  14. Alabama Crimson Tide players NFL-ready off field thanks to Nick S...

    Alex Scarborough

    Their Crimson Tide careers over, Nick Saban's players find their coach has prepped them for the NFL's off-field demands.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  15. Forecasting the Tide: Offensive line

    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 offensive li...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  16. Williams wants more than blocking role

    Alex Scarborough

    MOBILE, Ala. -- For Michael Williams, the outlook on his NFL future is a mixed bag. On the one hand, the former Alabama tight end is likely to have a home at the next level because of his ability to block. On the other hand, he could find himself str...

    Blog | January 23, 2013