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Rating the SEC recruiting classes

Signing Day 2018: So-so finish undersells a solid class

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Signing Day 2018: So-so finish undersells a solid class

A year after signing what was at the time, the best class in Alabama history on paper – a heralding that backed itself up on the field once the fall came – Alabama couldn’t repeat its past glories, and ended up signing the lowest-ranked class since Nick Saban’s first class at Alabama in 2007.

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Georgia wrap-up: Saban’s courage to make a tough call nets him a sixth title

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Georgia wrap-up: Saban’s courage to make a tough call nets him a sixth title

If coaches are granted that kind of freedom after just one title, imagine the length of leash there is for Nick Saban, now winner of six titles. For the second time in his coaching career, he now finds himself in the rarefied air once inhabited by Paul “Bear” Bryant, the first time of course being when he took the job in Tuscaloosa in the first place.

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Georgia preview: Tide plays for a title against team it was built to defend

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Georgia preview: Tide plays for a title against team it was built to defend

Alabama will face off against a team that was more or less built to mirror Alabama. And Alabama’s attack plan is more or less designed to attack teams like this.

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Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Georgia

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Disclaimer: This is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded. Seniors are in black, juniors previously on the team are in green, junior college transfers in their junior year are in purple, junior college transfers in their sophomore year are in […]

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Clemson wrap-up: Tigers were less dynamic, and Bama made them pay for it

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Clemson wrap-up: Tigers were less dynamic, and Bama made them pay for it

Bama in the National Championship! Lost in the month of hand-wringing over whether Alabama QB Jalen Hurts was capable of leading the Crimson Tide past Clemson, was the fact that the Clemson Tigers of 2017 weren’t the Clemson Tigers of the past two years.

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Clemson preview: On paper, this should be a defensive showcase

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Clemson preview: On paper, this should be a defensive showcase

For the third straight year, Alabama and Clemson will meet in the College Football Playoff. For the third straight year, however, TideFans.com will not pick Alabama to win by a score of 23-17.

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Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Clemson

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Disclaimer: This is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded. Seniors are in black, juniors previously on the team are in green, junior college transfers in their junior year are in purple, junior college transfers in their sophomore year are in […]

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Early signing period foretells a shift in how schools do business

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By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief Dec. 22, 2017 With the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision adding an early signing period for prospects beginning this fall, the question was going to be how many of Alabama’s targets would go ahead and sign in the early period. The answer, seemingly, was all of them – whether they signed […]

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Pruitt’s departure for UT could have long-term consequences

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Pruitt’s departure for UT could have long-term consequences

One of these days, Alabama fans will have to confront the reality that Nick Saban can’t coach the Alabama Crimson Tide forever.

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