Found March 08, 2012 on
We are just two months removed from the Alabama Crimson Tide shutting out LSU in the BCS National Championship Game to claim the program’s 14th National Championhip. The Tide’s win over LSU was one of the all-time dominating performances in the BCS era, but the time for celebrating the team’s second National Title win in the last three years is over as Nick Saban and company turn their attention to the start of spring practice in Tuscaloosa.
Football is back in the air, and spring practice is set to begin on Friday. Spring practice culminates into the Tide’s A-Day game on April 14th to give the fans their first look at the 2012 Crimson Tide, and offer a glimpse at some incoming freshman that enrolled early, and other players that made major strides from the end of the 2011 season to the end of spring ball.
Alabama signed a 26-man recruiting class in February and 8 of them enrolled early to participate in spring practice. The other 18 will join the team in the summer. A number of the...
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Alabama Outland Trophy winner Barrett Jones opened spring practice at a new position.
Jones lined up at center instead of left tackle when the defending national champion Crimson Tide opened on Friday with a single practice before spring break.
Three-year starting center William Vlachos (VLAY-HOS) is gone. Sophomore Cyrus Kouandjio (kwan-RO) is expected to take over at left tackle...
Camp Opens: March 9Spring Game: April 14
Fresh off its second BCS National Championship in three seasons, Alabama will use the spring to try to refocus the players on the ultimate goal – back-to-back titles. Alabama lost some key components off of last year's 12-1 team that went on to take down LSU in the BCS National Championship game.
But anyone who thinks Nick Saban...
Been there, done that. The 2009 Alabama football team won the national championship. In 2010, Bama fell off to a 10-3 record. Now Alabama is following up the 2011 national championship, and Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban wants his team to be sure to realize it is not the national championship team.
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When Alabama had its Pro Day Wednesday, three noticeable performers were 2011 Crimson Tide cornerbacks Dre Kirkpatrick, DeQuan Menzie, and Phelon Jones. And all have a chance to be taken in the NFL draft in April. If Bama is losing three cornerbacks, it’s reasonable to say that the position—which calls for two men--is in need of rebuilding.