Home » Archives by category » Football

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!

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

Continue reading …

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

Comments Off on Short Yardage: Alabama to run with Daboll; Ole Miss in a mess
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.

Continue reading …

Offensive coordinator discussion/odds…

Comments Off on Offensive coordinator discussion/odds…
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.

Continue reading …

Sarkisian hired by Atlanta Falcons

Comments Off on Sarkisian hired by Atlanta Falcons
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.

Continue reading …

On paper, this is the best Alabama class ever

Comments Off on On paper, this is the best Alabama class ever
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).

Continue reading …

Rating the SEC recruiting classes

Comments Off on Rating the SEC recruiting classes
Rating the SEC recruiting classes

Alabama Analysis: For maybe the first time ever, the conference leader didn’t get “excellent” ratings in both Total Talent Level and Needs Filled. Alabama struck out in cornerback recruiting, a sin serious enough to draw a mention from Nick Saban himself in post-Signing Day press conferences.

Continue reading …

Post-mortem: Bama ended up mostly meeting expectations

Comments Off on Post-mortem: Bama ended up mostly meeting expectations
Post-mortem: Bama ended up mostly meeting expectations

Alabama mostly met expectations this year, in regards to what kind of team it put on the field. In respect to what it accomplished, Alabama probably exceeded expectations. TideFans.com projected Alabama to capture the No. 3 seed in the College Football Playoff (behind No. 1 Ohio State, No. 2 Oklahoma and ahead of No. 4 Clemson), but with a regular-season loss to LSU in the mix. When LSU overreacted to an early losses to Wisconsin and Auburn, though, and fired Les Miles, the chances of LSU beating Alabama mostly evaporated.

Continue reading …

TideFansStore.com: Last day for up to 60% off!

Comments Off on TideFansStore.com: Last day for up to 60% off!
TideFansStore.com: Last day for up to 60% off!

See sale details for more information.
TideFansStore.com: Alabama Apparel, Officially Licensed Alabama Crimson Tide Gear, University of Alabama Store

Continue reading …

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 …
Page 1 of 57123Next ›Last »