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2018 Previews: Rating the Units

By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief As the number of expert (and not-so-expert) opinions available on the internet has exploded over the past 20 years, what has been lacking in many of those prognostications is objective data of any sort. While ranking the strength of all position units at this point in the preseason demands some […]

Previews 2018: Preseason Top 25/SEC Standings

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Projected 2018 SEC standings SEC East SEC West Team Overall SEC Team Overall SEC 1. Georgia 12-0 8-0 1. Alabama 12-0 8-0 2. South Carolina 8-4 5-3 2. Mississippi State 10-2 6-2 3. Florida 7-5 4-4 3. Auburn 9-3 5-3 4. Missouri 7-5 3-5 4. Ole Miss 8-4 4-4 5. Kentucky 7-5 3-5 5. Texas […]

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Previews 2018: Alabama Crimson Tide

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Returning Offensive Starters: 7 (QB, RB, TE, LT, LG, RG, RT) Returning Defensive Starters: 4 (E, DT/E, MLB, JLB) Returning Specialists: 0 Projected Overall Record: 12-0 Projected SEC Record: 8-0 Projected SEC West Record: 6-0 Ratings (Ex, Vg, Av, Fr, Pr) Quarterbacks: Ex Defensive Line: Vg Running Backs: Ex Linebackers: Vg Wide Receivers: Vg Defensive […]

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Tide’s recruiting strategy looks geared for sustained dominance

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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.

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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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