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Spring preview: Not many holes, but tweaks are coming

By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief March 19, 2017 Even as Alabama threatens to populate entire rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft, there aren’t many holes headed into spring camp. But that doesn’t mean changes aren’t coming, especially in regards to Alabama’s offensive philosophy. Additionally, Alabama has work to do on its offensive line, and after […]

Step up your game! Up to 50% off BAMA gear!

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Step up your game!  Up to 50% off BAMA gear!

The rest of the sports world is in the middle of hoops madness, but we’re having Bama gear madness! Get hundreds of Alabama Crimson Tide gear for up to 50% off! Lots of new items as well. Stock up before 9am on 3/20!

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Alabama 70, Ole Miss 55: Aggressive basketball is back in town

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Alabama 70, Ole Miss 55: Aggressive basketball is back in town

Alabama honored its three seniors before their last regular season game at Coleman Coliseum, but it was the freshman duo of Dazon Ingram and Braxton Key that combined for 41 points as the Crimson Tide downed Ole Miss 70-55 Wednesday to clinch the No. 5 seed in next week’s SEC tournament.

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Short Yardage: Alabama to run with Daboll; Ole Miss in a mess

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Short Yardage: Alabama to run with Daboll; Ole Miss in a mess

If there was ever a doubt that Nick Saban had seen just about all he could stand of Lane Kiffin’s growing infatuation with finesse offensive schemes, hiring Brian Daboll from the New England Patriots as the Crimson Tide’s new offensive coordinator ought to erase those doubts.

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Alabama 90, LSU 72: Crimson Tide goes from struggling to scorching

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Alabama 90, LSU 72: Crimson Tide goes from struggling to scorching

After nearly a season-long struggle to put ball in basket, Alabama piled up points with unvarnished glee against overmatched LSU, shooting better than 53 percent in a 90-72 rout at Coleman Coliseum.

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Kentucky could provide matchup misery in Coleman Coliseum

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Kentucky could provide matchup misery in Coleman Coliseum

Alabama may only have one player right now with enough raw talent to blend in with UK’s star-studded lineup, but that’s one more than they’ve had recently. Even as a freshman, Key leads the team in scoring, rebounding and minutes played and is second in assists.

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Offensive coordinator discussion/odds…

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Offensive coordinator discussion/odds…

There have been a few names kicked around recently in articles on other sites and I wanted to give kind of a brief overview of those, what to expect if any of them were hired and what I think the odds would be if I was trying to handicap it.

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Alabama 90, South Carolina 86: Tide survives to claim 4-OT classic

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Alabama 90, South Carolina 86: Tide survives to claim 4-OT classic

In one of the gutsiest, strangest and longest games in program history, Alabama survived blowing a 16-point halftime lead, overcame having three players foul out and somehow outlasted No. 19 South Carolina for a 90-86 road victory in four overtimes.

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Sarkisian hired by Atlanta Falcons

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Sarkisian hired by Atlanta Falcons

Short-time Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons to replace Kyle Shanahan, who became the San Francisco 49ers head coach on Monday.

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On paper, this is the best Alabama class ever

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On paper, this is the best Alabama class ever

Sometimes, a headline says it all without the need for additional commentary: On paper, Alabama signed the highest-rated class since TideFans.com/NARCAS started tracking classes 20 years ago.

The 2012 and 2015 classes both recorded average scores of 9.86, setting a bar few people thought even Nick Saban could break. But the 2017 class did just that, finishing with an average score of 9.9 (9.904, to be precise) among 25 prospects signed (TideFans.com/NARCAS does not rate specialists, so LS Thomas Fletcher was not included in the class score).

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