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Tide’s recruiting strategy looks geared for sustained dominance

Tide’s recruiting strategy looks geared for sustained dominance

Among the questions that arose immediately following Alabama’s win over Georgia in the College Football Playoff was one of longevity – both in regards to Alabama’s already-extended position at the top of the sport, and also in regards to Nick Saban’s remaining career.

If early returns on the 2018-2019 recruiting trail are any indication, both paths have a lot of miles remaining on them.

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

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

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 a basic overview of the depth chart, on-the-hoof estimations of successful (or not-so-successful) strength-and-conditioning efforts, and maybe a few tendencies sneak through in years – like this one – where Alabama is replacing an offensive coordinator.

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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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Crimson Tide must be at its best to tame top-seeded Villanova

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 17, 2018 Where to watch: No. 9 Alabama (20-15) vs. No. 1 Villanova (31-4), Today 11:10 a.m. Central, PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh), CBS Who to watch: Collin Sexton. If this is his only season in crimson, the freshman point guard is certainly going out in style. His NCAA Tournament […]

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Will Donta Hall be ready to make March Madness debut?

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 15, 2018 Where to watch: No. 9 Alabama (19-15) vs. No. 8 Virginia Tech (21-11) – Today 8:20 p.m. Central, PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh), TNT Who to watch: Donta Hall. Alabama’s big man practiced yesterday but Avery Johnson gave him just a 60 percent chance of playing in his […]

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Wildcats the next challenge for banged-up Bama

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 10, 2018 Where to watch: No. 9 Alabama (19-14) vs. No. 4 Kentucky (22-10) – Today noon Central, Scottrade Center (St. Louis), ESPN Who to watch: Collin Sexton. The “Young Bull” is on pace to be SEC Tournament MVP, but how much gas is left in his tank after […]

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In shadow of the Arch, Bama must guard the arc versus Auburn

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 9, 2018 Where to watch: No. 9 Alabama (18-14) vs. No. 1 Auburn (25-6) – Today noon Central, Scottrade Center (St. Louis), ESPN Who to watch: Donta Hall. The undersized Tigers looked like the perfect victim for Hall in the Feb. 21 matchup at Auburn Arena, but instead they […]

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Alabama needs to play faster, angrier with season at stake in SEC Tournament

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 8, 2018 Where to watch: No. 9 Alabama (17-14) vs. No. 8 Texas A&M (20-11) – Today noon Central, Scottrade Center (St. Louis), SEC Network Who to watch: Collin Sexton. Where better than a hockey arena to rekindle a feud from last weekend? Sexton’s infamous trash talking baited Aggies […]

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Bama reaches end of regular season in need of fresh start

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 3, 2018 Where to watch: Alabama (17-13, 8-9 SEC) at Texas A&M (19-11, 8-9) – Today 1 p.m. Central, Reed Arena, ESPN2 Who to watch: Dazon Ingram. After a long stretch of offensive futility, the sophomore from Theodore is finally showing signs of the form that made him last […]

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Crimson Tide must get defense refocused in Florida rematch

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Feb. 27, 2018 Where to watch: Alabama (17-12, 8-8 SEC) vs. Florida (18-11, 9-7) – Today, 6 p.m. Central, Coleman Coliseum, ESPN Who to watch: Collin Sexton. If all goes according to his plan – and Bama’s – this will be Sexton’s last game in Tuscaloosa. For his home finale […]

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