STARKVILLE, Miss. -- If you're a team with championship aspirations, these are the games you have to win. On the road. Without your best stuff. Everything going against you. The sound of cowbells jarring your very sense of time and place.
about 34 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's offensive line represents the ultimate failure to manage expectations, to live in the world as it is as opposed to the world as it might become. This season's line wasn't the same as its predecessor, but it was expected to have the same type of production.
about 46 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Dad read about it first before calling his son Monday morning to break the good news. Anthony Steen had been named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week, and the Alabama veteran right guard was one of the last people to find out.
about 64 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Grant Hill's ascent to one of Alabama's best offensive linemen shouldn't be surprising. He's risen quickly before. The true freshman has been taken for granted, and he's shown again and again why he's better than expected.
about 74 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Sabanisms are a dime a dozen. Now in his fifth decade coaching football, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has plenty of phrases he'll call on like "positive energy" and "mental discipline.
about 80 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
It's only Week 5 and yet No. 1 Alabama (3-0) has already cleared its biggest hurdle of the season. Going to College Station, Texas, on Sept. 14 and beating Texas A&M on the road opened up the rest of the schedule for the defending national champs, clearing a path that gives the Tide as good a chance as any to run the table without a loss.
about 88 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When Deion Belue, Jarrick Williams and Nick Perry walked onto the field Saturday dressed in sweatpants, you knew the game would be different. Those were three of the most experienced members of Alabama's secondary on the sideline, unable to play against Colorado State because of lingering injuries.
about 89 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
It might have been a down weekend for the SEC, but there is still plenty to talk about from Saturday's action. Here are five things we learned around the conference in Week 4: LSU is a legitimate title contender: We won’t know for sure until next week when the Tigers travel to Athens to play Georgia, but LSU looked mighty impressive in its 35-21 win against Auburn on Saturday.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Here's what we learned from No. 1 Alabama's 31-6 win over Colorado State on Saturday night in Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama is a beatable championship contender: There was next to nothing pretty about the game for Alabama.
about 90 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide