Posted August 15, 2012 on AP on Fox
The definition of a successful season for Alabama these days is no mystery. Tight end Michael Williams says anything less than a national championship and undefeated season ''is a failure.'' The Crimson Tide has to a realistic shot at a third national title in four years and second straight, but the veterans know that a sense of entitlement and lack of focus can cost even a loaded team. They found that out in a disappointing 2010 season. Coach Nick Saban says the offseason work has been much better following last year's championship campaign than following the 2009 title run. The Tide still must replace four first-round NFL draft picks and seven defensive starters. They'll get challenged right away with a game against Michigan in Arlington, Texas.

Alabama Fan Gets Giant Crimson Tide Tattoo, Didn't Even Go to the School

College sports are ******* dumb. Fans of college sports are even worse. Fans of college sports who didn't even GO TO THE SCHOOL? Well they have to be among the worst people in the history of the world. Zach Smartt is one such fan who definitely does not live up to his name. A lifelong fan of the University of Alabama, Smartt spent 10.5 hours and 1,700 money dollars to get a giant...

Alabama Crimson Tide Reports Violations

Alabama football coaches have to watch out for Facebook. It can lead to potential NCAA violations, after all. The university compliance department published on its website Tuesday a list of 27 secondary violations it self-reported to the NCAA between July 4, 2011, to now, and one of the violations involved Facebook friend requests from two recruits to an unnamed Crimson Tide...

Saban gives Barrett Jones ultimate compliment

When he looks back on all the players he's ever coached, Nick Saban said that Alabama center Barrett Jones is one of the finest players he's ever had the opportunity to be around.

Think you've seen it all? How about a $1,700 Alabama back tattoo?

They say “everything’s bigger in Texas” but when it comes to a love of the local college football team, the biggest, and most passionate group of college football fans reside in Alabama. Alabama fan, Auburn fan, whatever. If you grow up in the Yellowhammer State, chances are you not only care about your football team, but frankly, that you probably care about your football...

Diehard Alabama Crimson fan sets the standard for fan support

Are you one of the many people out there who have gotten a tattoo that you have regretted down the line? What about a die-hard college sports fan, are you one of those?This picture was released on Twitter and is one fan’s way of showing his love and undying commitment to his college team, the Alabama Crimson Tide.Now, we have all heard about the love affair SEC football fans have...

Belue making his mark with Alabama

BOONEVILLE, Miss. – Former Northeast Mississippi Community College standout cornerback Deion Belue has made an impression at the University of Alabama both in the spring and early in the fall and looks tocontinue to fight for a starting spot for the 2012 season with the Tide.

Alabama working through "hump week"

Alabama head coach Nick Saban said that this week is the "most difficult week" of fall camp. He called it a "hump week" because it's between scrimmages and there's still over two weeks until the season opener in Dallas.

Saban on McCarron: "He's a perfectionist"

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron is hard on himself and hates to make mistakes. He's a perfectionist, according to Nick Saban. But those are things that have helped him evolve as a player and a leader.

Some Tide Football Tickets Available

There are those who think The University of Alabama Athletics Department wasted a great deal of money in the most recent modernizations of Bryant-Denny Stadium. Why, pray tell, were ticket booths included? There is never a ticket for sale to an Alabama football game. Well, almost never, that is. Here's some good ticket news for Crimson Tide fans.

Alabama guard leaves basketball team

The Alabama men's basketball team announced Wednesday that guard Ben Eblen has decided to forgo his senior season and graduate in December. This leaves the Tide with 10 scholarship players.

FSNextTV: WR Deon Johnson

Deon Johnson has been solid to the Alabama Crimson Tide since committing, but he recently revealed that he will take official visits to other schools. Will it affect his pledge?

Falkins focused on one school

A few schools tried to get Raheem Falkins to waver in his commitment for a little while after he committed to Alabama, but Falkins is focused only on the Crimson Tide.
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