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Jess Nicholas, TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief

Arkansas wrap-up: Alabama finds balance amidst barrage of violence

There was no aspect of the game Alabama didn’t dominate, even special teams play, which was supposed to be a Razorback strength. Time and again, Alabama made more plays, using players that were clearly more talented, better coached and better prepared.

Arkansas preview: Razorbacks have had this one circled for a year

Both Arkansas and Alabama are in a similar spot in 2011. Both teams have new quarterbacks and have opened with three wins over opponents that appeared to be grossly overmatched. This will be the first test for Arkansas, and perhaps the first for Alabama as well, depending on one’s opinion of Penn State. Arkansas has been talking this game up as a program-changer.

SEC previews and predictions: Week 4

This week, Alabama and Arkansas headline the conference slate, but there are plenty of other key matchups to hold fans’ interest.

Depth Chart for Arkansas

The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded.

UNT wrap-up: Alabama’s final tune-up reveals more alignment needed

Games like the one Alabama played Saturday against North Texas often defy examination or even explanation. On its face, a 41-0 victory would appear to be as close to perfect as football can get.

UNT prevew: Mean Green in for a mean reception in Tuscaloosa

Alabama is readying for North Texas, but exactly how much of a contest this will actually be is debatable.

SEC previews and predictions: Week 3

The Predictions Dept. had its second consecutive one-loss week in Week 2, and the team responsible for the blemish – Auburn – finds itself in another potential tight one this week, when the Tigers travel to Clemson. Meanwhile, Florida and Tennessee, a pair of rebuilding programs, renew hostilities, while Mississippi State tries to make a statement against LSU.

Depth Chart for North Texas

The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded.

Penn State wrap-up: Old ghosts, new monsters appear in Pennsylvania

It was probably the last time Alabama will see Joe Paterno on an opposing sideline; it was fitting that Alabama gave Paterno a send-off worthy of the old-school, smashmouth style of football represented in the two teams’ distinctly not-modern-at-all uniforms.
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Penn State preview: Old-school football takes center stage in Happy Valley

This is Alabama-Penn State at its historical finest, Joe Paterno against Nick Saban, old-style school vs. old-style school. The Nittany Lions would very much like to make amends for last year’s disappointing performance in Tuscaloosa, a game in which Penn State never really felt competitive.

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