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 135 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- As it turned out, 2008 was just the beginning. Alabama's 2009 signing class was one step ahead for Nick Saban and the coaching staff as it finished No. 2 in the country, highlighted by the likes of Dre Kirkpatrick, Trent Richardson, AJ McCarron and Eddie Lacy.
about 535 days ago | Alex Scarborough | NCF On The Trail
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- For Nick Saban, his success started on the recruiting trail, not the football field. In his first season, the University of Alabama head football coach went 6-6 and guided the Crimson Tide to a berth in the Independence Bowl, the lowly Independence Bowl, where they hung on to defeat Colorado.
about 598 days ago | Greg Ostendorf | NCF On The Trail
DESTIN, Fla. -- Nick Saban isn't looking to compare his 2012 football team to past ones, but he'd like to take one key ingredient from 2011 and sprinkle it around his team right now, especially on defense.
about 773 days ago | Edward Aschoff | Alabama Crimson Tide
We're putting spring behind us and looking toward the fall with our post-spring power rankings: 1. LSU: The Tigers had one of the best springs around. Things were quiet off the field, and the offense rallied behind quarterback Zach Mettenberger.
Thursday night could prove to be a historic night for the University of Alabama. Coming off its second national championship in three years, the Crimson Tide could have up to five players selected in the first round of the NFL draft, the most ever taken in the first round from one SEC school.
about 807 days ago | Greg Ostendorf | Alabama Crimson Tide
Spring is a time for renewal. In college football, spring is also the time to look ahead to fall and the upcoming season. Saturday, Alabama holds its annual Golden Flake A-Day Game (ESPN3, 3 ET), which will give its fans a first look at the defending national champions.
about 820 days ago | Jon T. Stewart, ESPN Stats & Info | Alabama Crimson Tide
SEC bloggers Chris Low and Edward Aschoff will occasionally give their takes on a question facing the league or certain teams in the league. We'll both have strong opinions, but not necessarily the same opinions.
about 828 days ago | Chris Low and Edward Aschoff | Alabama Crimson Tide
Courtney Upshaw took part in Alabama's second pro day and participated in every drill but the bench press. The 6-foot-2, 275-pound hybrid linebacker ran an unofficial 4.77 40-yard dash and looked smooth in agility drills.
about 835 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide