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It’s Bama’s turn to feel pressure in Georgia rematch

By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Feb. 23, 2017 Where to watch: Georgia (15-12, 6-8 SEC) at Alabama (16-10, 9-5) – Today 6 p.m. Central, Coleman Coliseum, ESPN2 Who to watch: Dazon Ingram. While several players had breakout games in last month’s 80-60 Crimson Tide upset in Athens, the freshman from Theodore struggled, missing much of […]

Tide trying to ride Olaniyan’s rebounds to sweep of LSU

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Feb. 18, 2017 Where to watch: LSU (9-16, 1-12 SEC) at Alabama (15-10, 8-5) – Today 2:30 p.m., Coleman Coliseum, SEC Network Who to watch: Bola Olaniyan. The graduate transfer averages six rebounds a game, which is the same number he got last month in an 81-66 win at LSU. […]

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Mizzou may be more than paper Tigers for rematch

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Feb. 15, 2017 Where to watch: Alabama (14-10, 7-5 SEC) at Missouri (7-17, 2-10) – Today 7:30 p.m. Central, Mizzou Arena, SEC Network Who to watch: Riley Norris. It feels safe to pencil in the junior swingman from Albertville for somewhere between 8-15 points each game, since that’s been his […]

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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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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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Alabama will have hands full solving stingy Gamecocks defense

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Feb. 7, 2017 Where to watch: Alabama (13-9, 6-4 SEC) at No. 19 South Carolina (19-4, 9-1) – Today 5:30 p.m. Central, Colonial Life Arena, SEC Network Who to watch: Braxton Key. He turns the ball over too much, he’s been committing too many fouls and he’s still prone to […]

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Auburn looms as more of a must-win than usual for Bama basketball

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Feb. 4, 2017 Where to watch: Auburn (14-8, 3-6 SEC) at Alabama (13-8, 6-3) – Today 7:30 p.m. Central, Coleman Coliseum, SEC Network Who to watch: Donta Hall. The sophomore center from Luverne was barely around for the first game of the series, playing only nine minutes while picking up […]

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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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Rating the SEC recruiting classes

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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.

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