How important is offensive line play? Go back and find the last time a team with an average offensive line won the SEC championship. The translation: If you're going to win a title in this league, you better be good and deep up front offensively.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Like a lot of position battles going on during spring practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala., -- hello, quarterbacks -- the starting five up front for the Crimson Tide likely won't be decided anytime soon.
about 260 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
Editor's note: This is Part III in a weeklong series looking at Alabama's top five position groups with room to improve. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It wasn't all bad. It's sometimes important to remember that.
about 301 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Because he's a signed prospect, Nick Saban will have to address the addition of Jacob Coker during spring practice. He'll have to, at some point, answer questions about the quarterback transferring from Florida State, the strong-armed former backup to a Heisman Trophy winner whom Alabama fans hope will develop into something of an award-winning quarterback himself in Tuscaloosa.
about 323 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- T.J. Yeldon doesn't have to raise his voice. There's a perpetually serious look about him during games, a rage that smolders from behind his face mask. His is a silent sense of purpose, a will that rarely bubbles into words.
about 402 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 407 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Here are five things to watch when No. 1-ranked Alabama (6-0, 3-0 SEC) hosts Arkansas (3-4, 0-3 SEC) on Saturday night. Stopping the run: It hasn't mattered the score or the situation or even the defensive alignment, Arkansas is going to run the football.
about 424 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
Here's what we learned from No. 1 Alabama's thrilling win over No. 6 Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon in College Station, Texas. Alabama is still the class of the SEC: It wasn't all pretty, and we'll get into some of that below, but the overall picture for Alabama has to be a rosy one.
about 458 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
ATLANTA -- Ryan Kelly and a few of his fellow offensive linemen huddled near the makeshift stage at the 50-yard line, outside a yellow rope that separated players from the media on the field of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
about 471 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
ATLANTA -- Alabama's championship defense begins today in the Georgia Dome against perennial ACC power Virginia Tech. Frank Beamer's Hokies have been hit hard by injuries and attrition leading up to the start of the season, prompting their heavy underdog status.
about 472 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide