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A-Day wrap-up: More aggression, more movement, more questions

  By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief April 21, 2018 At most A-Day games, especially those overseen by Nick Saban, it isn’t so much what you see as what you don’t see. There aren’t a lot of complicated blitzes. There aren’t a bunch of funky offensive sets. There isn’t much more to be seen other than […]

Spring preview: For once, identity will be determined by who wins certain jobs

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Spring preview: For once, identity will be determined by who wins certain jobs

Alabama has multiple dichotomies in play. There is the quarterback battle between Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts, a contrast of styles between a quarterback ideally suited for a pro spread passing game and one suited for a spread-option style attack. There is new offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, whose background promises more success the more misdirection and spread elements are inplay, but then there’s new QB coach Dan Enos, who made his bones largely on the back of more traditional sets with play-action and a quarterback under center.

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Rating the SEC recruiting classes

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Rating the SEC recruiting classes

The Bulldogs probably signed the best recruiting class, top to bottom, in modern college football history, eclipsing the class Alabama brought together a year earlier.

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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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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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CFP committee did what it was chartered to do: Get 4 best teams

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CFP committee did what it was chartered to do: Get 4 best teams

When the BCS ranking system was scuttled in favor of the College Football Playoff committee following the 2013 season, the presumption is that the change was made specifically to keep another 2011 from happening.

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CFP 2018 – #4 Alabama vs #1 Clemson – Game Gear Available!

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CFP 2018 – #4 Alabama vs #1 Clemson – Game Gear Available!

Six different t-shirts available right now in TideFansStore.com!  Get them before they’re gone.  We anticipate additional items being added soon.

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Bama ready to show what it can do at full strength on the court

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Bama ready to show what it can do at full strength on the court

If John Petty’s ankle injury keeps him out of the lineup, expect Jones to get the start to try to shut down one of Tech’s high-scoring guards, either Jacobi Boykins or possibly Jalen Harris.

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Auburn wrap-up: When a trend becomes a pattern, self-examination must follow

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By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief Nov. 26, 2017 For the third time in eight years, Auburn walks away from the Alabama-Auburn game not just a winner, but a winner either by miracle, a winner over an allegedly better team, or both. Three times now Auburn finds itself the beneficiary of a potential national title shot […]

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