Posted August 23, 2012 on
QUICK HITS: Alabama coach Nick Saban addressed the importance of starting to prepare for Michigan, how the injured players are coming along, the progression of JUCO transfer cornerback Deion Belue and the battle for the third starting defensive line spot.

Nick Saban remembers Michigan

Alabama coach Nick Saban was the head coach at Michigan State for five years back in the late 90s. With the Tide starting preparation for Michigan Friday, Saban was asked to recall his best and worst memories playing the Wolverines.

Alabama's tattooed Aussie could be force inside

Jesse Williams could be No. 2 Alabama's new Terrence Cody. Like Cody, Williams is a massive, colorful and popular noseguard from the junior college ranks charged with plugging the middle of the Crimson Tide's defensive line and monopolizing multiple blockers. The heavily tattooed Australian is filling the role that turned Cody into a college football celebrity at a position...

2012 Alabama Crimson Tide Helmet Schedule

Bama's Saban forges bond with equally driven QB

The relationship between Alabama coach Nick Saban and his quarterback, AJ McCarron, was once best known for a spanking and a sideline tirade, both captured on camera. Now, McCarron says it's more like a ''second Dad and son type thing.'' The BCS championship game MVP is a driven perfectionist who loathes even small mistakes in practice. Dad No. 2 can relate....

BBVA Compass creates team branded check cards with University of Alabama

Now you can Roll Tide...wherever you want to be. As a part of an ongoing agreement with the University of Alabama Athletics Department, BBVA Compass has created a series of team-branded Visa check cards. The cards will be created under the bank's "Bama Banking Program". The designs of the cards will celebrate various Crimson Tide championships over the last year...

5-star Demarcus Walker announces for Alabama

Alabama last pulled in a pledge on July 23 when Walker Jones pulled the trigger, and it took a month and a day – but the Tide landed a big one when five-star defensive lineman Demarcus Walker announced his verbal commitment to the Crimson Tide.

Alabama fan invades Gainesville to say Roll Tide on his iPad

What’s the best way to troll a school after you’ve just won the BCS National Championship? Obviously it’s to drive down to Gainesville, grab your iPad and shaker, put on your Crimson colors, and take a picture with Florida’s “Bull Gator”. Alabama has basically dominated Florida after the 2008 SEC Championship and destroyed Florida last year in The Swamp after an initial...

Alabama’s Carson Tinker gave Nick Saban a hug after earning scholarship

Alabama Crimson Tide long snapper Carson Tinker gave head coach Nick Saban a hug after the former walk-on was told he’s getting a full athletic scholarship. “I gave him a hug,” Tinker said. “I think that made him feel a little awkward.” Tinker was literally thrown into the national spotlight by an F-5 tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa last year. He and his girlfriend...

2013 Football Recruiting: DeMarcus Walker To Alabama Crimson Tide Over Florida Gators

2013 defensive lineman DeMarcus Walker has made his decision and it’s not good news for the Florida Gators. On Friday night, Walker committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide over the instate orange and blue. The decision isn’t surprising as many had pegged Walker as a member of Bama’s class. Walker was on many a Florida fan’s wishlist, but fit may have played a role in his decision...

Nick Saban sticks it to Steve Spurrier with response

Steve Spurrier, master disturber that he is, tweaked Nick Saban and a few other SEC coaches during an interview with ESPN’s Chris Low in April. The South Carolina coach said of Saban, “if he wants to be the greatest coach or one of the greatest coaches in college football, to me, he has to go somewhere besides Alabama and win, because they’ve always won there at Alabama....

Analysis: Demarcus Walker

Alabama picked up their 19th commitment Friday Demarcus Walker announced that he wanted to be part of the Crimson Tide. Walker is a five-star defensive lineman and you can find out what 'Bama is getting here.
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