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Looking back at the Class of 2011

By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief May 29, 2016 Over the last six years, TideFans.com has 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 considered appropriate when […]

A-Day Review: Not much has changed in 10 years

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By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief April 16, 2016 Saturday’s A-Day spring contest, the 10th of Nick Saban’s Bama career, was as much a time for reflection as it was an opportunity to look forward to the 2016 season. Alabama didn’t pack out Bryant-Denny Stadium, but it did appear to reverse a trend of declining attendance, […]

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Five players who need a strong A-Day showing

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By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief April 11, 2016 With Alabama’s second scrimmage in the books, positions that are up for grabs this spring are slowly coming into focus. Five players in particular need to post a solid A-Day performance Saturday in order to mark themselves as the starter heading into fall camp. As QB David […]

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Spring Football: QB battle may follow familiar path

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By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief April 2, 2016 With Alabama’s first spring scrimmage in the books, the best way to evaluate the quarterback battle at this point is to say that everything old is new again. When Alabama said its goodbyes to Jake Coker following its win over Clemson in the National Championship Game in […]

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Alabama looks to clamp down on high-flying Bluejays in NIT opener

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff March 15, 2016 Where to watch: No. 5 Alabama (18-14) at No. 4 Creighton (18-14) – 8 p.m. today, CenturyLink Center, ESPN Who to watch: Retin Obasohan. The do-everything senior guard has done less than we’ve come to expect in the first half of his last three games. He had […]

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Alabama has to avoid another Cats catastrophe

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff March 11, 2016 Where to watch: No. 10 Alabama (18-13) vs. No. 2 Kentucky (23-8) – 6 p.m. Central today, Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, Tenn.), SEC Network. Who to watch: Retin Obasohan. His early foul trouble in Thursday’s SEC tournament opener against Ole Miss became a perverse blessing, as the All-SEC […]

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Bama has to learn from past mistakes in rematch with Rebels

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff March 10, 2016 Where to watch: No. 10 Alabama (17-13) vs. No. 7 Ole Miss (20-11) – 6 p.m. Central today, Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, Tenn.), SEC Network. Who to watch: Justin Coleman. If Alabama is going to make a Cinderella run through the SEC tournament, it naturally will need a big […]

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Spring preview: Tide rebuilding its defense again, but talent is there

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By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief March 5, 2016 Prior to the point at which Jonathan Allen and Tim Williams announced their intent to return to Alabama for their senior seasons, the defensive line was Alabama’s most significant problem spot heading into spring practice. With Allen and Williams back, however, attention turns to the other open […]

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Crimson Tide rolls into Georgia with an eye on the future

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff March 5, 2016 Where to watch: Alabama (17-12, 8-9 SEC) at Georgia (16-12, 9-8) – 3 p.m. Central today, Stegeman Coliseum, ESPN2 Who to watch: Donta Hall. While coach Avery Johnson isn’t giving up on this season, it’s only natural to look ahead to next winter after a late swoon […]

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Can rivalry game renew Bama’s fighting spirit?

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Feb. 27, 2016 Where to watch: Auburn (11-16, 5-10 SEC) at Alabama (16-11, 7-8) – 4 p.m. Central today, Coleman Coliseum, SEC Network Who to watch: Riley Norris. It’s not clear whether he has hit a wall after seeing his minutes ramped up considerably in his sophomore season, but his […]

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