Home » Entries posted by Jess Nicholas
Entries posted by Jess Nicholas

Post-mortem: Bama ended up mostly meeting expectations

By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief Jan. 16, 2017 While the Tide’s loss to Clemson in the college football championship game – arguably the first time Alabama has cost itself a title via the season’s final game in the long, storied history of the program – still stings a week afterward, it’s time to write the […]

Clemson wrap-up: Tide loses a heartbreaker on 2 controversial TDs

Comments Off on Clemson wrap-up: Tide loses a heartbreaker on 2 controversial TDs
Clemson wrap-up: Tide loses a heartbreaker on 2 controversial TDs

Alabama’s bid to win a second straight national championship fell short thanks to a combination of injuries, a lack of depth on its defensive line that finally came to a head and the struggles of a true freshman quarterback who seemed to run out of gas a bit down the season’s stretch.

Continue reading …

Clemson preview: Tigers look for revenge, Tide looks for continuity

Comments Off on Clemson preview: Tigers look for revenge, Tide looks for continuity
Clemson preview: Tigers look for revenge, Tide looks for continuity

The same dynamic exists this year as last: Clemson will use a talented dual-threat quarterback to trigger an offense that has its roots in spread football and tinted by pro-set alterations, while Alabama will base from a multiple, pro-style attack that has been dabbling with the spread.

Continue reading …

Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Clemson

Comments Off on Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Clemson

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 […]

Continue reading …

In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin

Comments Off on In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin
In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin

The marriage between the management styles of Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin always seemed to be one of the shotgun variety, even if Saban himself had his hand on the trigger. Saban knew he needed to move on from traditional offensive methods – without getting so far away from them that his teams drifted into gimmick territory – and Kiffin was both attractive and available.

Continue reading …

Washington recap: Ugly win sends Bama to title game

Comments Off on Washington recap: Ugly win sends Bama to title game
Washington recap: Ugly win sends Bama to title game

Alabama will get the winner of Ohio State-Clemson next, which will provide someone a rematch opportunity. If Clemson is the opponent, Alabama will need to figure out how to get better production in the passing game. The Tigers are not nearly as easy to shut down offensively as was Washington, thanks to Deshaun Watson’s higher-quality skill set.

Continue reading …

Washington preview: Huskies’ offense could turn up the pressure on Bama

Comments Off on Washington preview: Huskies’ offense could turn up the pressure on Bama
Washington preview: Huskies’ offense could turn up the pressure on Bama

Despite taking off the better part of the month, Alabama comes into this game still beaten up from the SEC gauntlet, with two key defensive starters out and several other important team cogs gimped in varying degrees. It would surprise few people outside the circle of Alabama diehards if the Crimson Tide got a tougher game from the Huskies than it was expecting.

Continue reading …

Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Washington

Comments Off on Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Washington
Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Washington

Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Washington (Unofficial)

Continue reading …

With Kiffin leaving, what happens to Bama’s identity?

Comments Off on With Kiffin leaving, what happens to Bama’s identity?
With Kiffin leaving, what happens to Bama’s identity?

If you were shocked by Lane Kiffin leaving Alabama for the head coaching job at Florida Atlantic – which if initial reports are accurate, may have actually resulted in a pay cut – don’t be.

Continue reading …

SECCG wrap-up: Bama keeps destroying one-dimensional teams

Comments Off on SECCG wrap-up: Bama keeps destroying one-dimensional teams
SECCG wrap-up: Bama keeps destroying one-dimensional teams

Alabama’s resounding victory over Florida on Saturday in the SEC Championship Game did several things: It extended Alabama’s win streak to 25 games, its SEC championship strength to 3 years and ended any speculation of what the College Football Playoff committee might do in the event the Crimson Tide lost this game.

Continue reading …
Page 1 of 50123Next ›Last »