TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Reggie Ragland hears it when he goes home to Madison, Alabama. He hears it from Alabama coach Nick Saban. He hears it ... "everywhere." "My friends, they'll be talking stuff, like, 'Y'all don't look like the other teams used to look in '09 and '11,'" Ragland told ESPN.
about 121 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Alabama Crimson Tide
We continue our "Most important game" series, which looks at the most important game for each SEC team in 2014. These are the games that will have the biggest impact on the league race or hold a special meaning for one of the teams involved.
about 387 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
Some around the SEC suggested that the defensive line talent in the league might have been down last season. Only five SEC defensive linemen went in the top four rounds of the 2014 NFL draft, and only two of those were tackles.
The sophomore class of defensive lineman is loaded this coming season in the SEC. There are future pros on a number of different teams, which has been what has historically set the SEC apart -- strength up front defensively.
about 423 days ago | Chris Low | Alabama Crimson Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Here are five things to watch when Alabama takes to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday for A-Day, the finale of spring practice. 1. The quarterbacks: No, unfortunately the missing piece in the quarterback puzzle, transfer Jacob Coker, won't be on the field Saturday.
about 471 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It didn't take long for the sickening feeling to seep out of Landon Collins' stomach and circulate through his body. On the way back to Tuscaloosa after Alabama's humbling 45-31 loss to Oklahoma in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the junior safety replayed the nauseating moments from a game in which the Crimson Tide, which entered the contest with the SEC's top-ranked defense, surrendered 429 yards of offense, nearly 6 yards per play, 348 passing yards and four passing touchdowns.
about 472 days ago | Edward Aschoff | Alabama Crimson Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It started out innocently enough as Alabama coach Nick Saban ribbed the media on Monday about returning from spring break. He acted surprised when one reporter said she didn't take the time off, noting sarcastically how, "You really appreciate them when you work hard.
about 486 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide