Alex Scarborough writes: Trophies and flash aren’t what Alabama is about. The Tide are about steadiness. And the steadiness of quarterback AJ McCarron in particular is netting the junior quarterback some Heisman hype.
Greg Ostendorf writes: Alabama-Mississippi State recruiting battles.
Scarborough: While their schedule has been a decidedly favorable boost thus far, the undefeated Mississippi State Bulldogs will not tiptoe into Tuscaloosa unnoticed. Nick Saban and the Tide realize that they’ll face a different team than the one they saw in 2011.
Scarborough: Alabama awards tracker.