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Recruiting 2016: Bama’s QB targets have common characteristic

By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief June 27, 2015 As part of our expanding coverage of recruiting for 2015-2016, TideFans.com will be moving into the world of video analysis as part of our recruiting reports. The NARCAS (North American Recruiting, Coaching & Athletics Survey) contributing staff has utilized game tape for years, but as a site, […]

Looking back at the Class of 2010

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  By Jess Nicholas, TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief May 25, 2014 Over the last five years, TideFans.com and NARCAS have taken a look back at old recruiting rankings, partially as a self-check, but also to see how players had progressed since arriving on campus. The mark of a “great” class, five years after the fact, is generally […]

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The next draft class could be one of Bama’s biggest

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  By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief May 9, 2015 Alabama will have to replace six drafted players heading into the 2015 regular season. For the 2016 season? Try 42. Alabama has 42 draft-eligible players in the two-deep heading into 2015. While all certainly won’t be drafted, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Alabama double […]

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A-Day Review: Alabama will win with defense in 2015

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  By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief April 18, 2015 If Alabama is going to be successful in the immediate future, it must go back to its not-so-immediate past. Alabama’s first-string defense almost pitched a shutout in Saturday’s A-Day game, holding the first-team offense scoreless until the final minute of the game, when Blake Barnett – […]

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Combined Postgame Depth Chart for A-Day

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Disclaimer: This depth chart is a combination of the Crimson and White teams to reflect the depth chart as if both had been combined into a single unit. It is not an official University of Alabama document. It is color-coded. Seniors are in black, juniors previously on the team are in green, junior college transfers […]

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Spring Football: One week to A-Day, some big questions remain

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  By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief April 12, 2015 Lost in the midst of a basketball coaching search and the Jonathan Taylor media saga has been this small, insignificant fact: Oh by the way, Bama fans, spring camp is winding down and there’s a full-blown quarterback battle in full swing. Alabama enters its last week […]

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An Avery Johnson hire could have upside for the Tide

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  By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief April 5, 2015 When Alabama fans awake Easter morning, the ones that go hunting for Easter eggs might find an egg packed with an unusual prize – an NBA Finals resume. Alabama interviewed former Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson over the weekend, an interview that […]

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Marshall out, Taylor back in? Crazy day in Bama athletics

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  By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief April 1, 2015 It’s not everyday the story of a player being kicked out of the program shares space with a story about a basketball coaching search, but welcome to April Fool’s Day 2015. Alabama received word late Wednesday that Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall had turned down Alabama’s coaching […]

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Arrests mar what should have been an exciting week

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  By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief March 29, 2015 The arrests of Alabama starting safety Geno Smith and presumptive starting nosetackle Jonathan Taylor over the weekend have cast a shadow on the school’s athletic program – just as Alabama was about to grab the spotlight for a much more positive reason. Alabama is in the […]

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Battle made the only choice that made sense

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By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief March 15, 2015 Sometime over the last week, Anthony Grant’s job went from being safe for the 2015-2016 season, to being over. Make no mistake about it: Until Alabama fans got behind a last-minute effort to convince Athletic Director Bill Battle to make a change, a change was probably not […]

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