As the 2014 NFL draft drew to a close last Saturday, I could still hear Joe Pendry's prophetic words in the press box on Nov. 5, 2011. Pendry, who had just retired the previous year as Alabama's offensive line coach, said there was a very simple reason that nobody could score a touchdown that night in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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, you got to have good players.
about 431 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
The ESPN Ultimate 300 looks back at the best recruits since 2006, and it's hardly surprising that the SEC made its presence felt in the rankings. Here's a look at the top five SEC recruits in the Ultimate ESPN 300: DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina Ultimate ESPN300: No.
about 460 days ago | Gerry Hamilton | NCF On The Trail
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Amari Cooper is nonchalant about most things. Still just a fresh-faced sophomore, it's hard to tell whether the enormity of his young career, the one that took off like a rocket last season and ended with consensus All-American honors, has sunk in.
about 613 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It was a mixture of old and new on the University of Alabama campus on Saturday. Coeds went one direction toward their future sorority houses on Bid Day while the school's silver-haired alumnus went another, walking toward Bryant-Denny Stadium for the Crimson Tide's second scrimmage of the preseason.
about 623 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide