Found March 25, 2013 on Double Coverage Football:
The 2012 version of the Alabama defense was arguably one of the best ever, if not THE best. Nick Saban has made it a habit to put one of the stingiest, nastiest squads in the country on the field each fall in Tuscaloosa. And while the trophy cases keep filling up, the Tide just keep reloading. After losing quite a bit of talent following the 2011 national championship run, Alabama turned around with a defense that ranked 1st nationally in the following categories: scoring (10.9 ppg), run defense (76.36 ypg), total defense (250 ypg), opponent first downs (13.7 per game) and opponent 10+ yard rushing plays from scrimmage (118). They also ranked 7th in pass defense (174 ypg) and 3rd in opponent red zone conversions (65.5%). Is that good enough for best ever? Watch the video below and let us know what you think.   (Photo: Mike Stone, Reuters)

Alabama hires Bill Battle as athletic director

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Bill Battle was cutting trees downed in a recent storm on his suburban Atlanta farm when alma mater Alabama called a couple of weeks ago. Now, the former Crimson Tide football player has ditched a comfortable semi-retirement of charity work and consulting to run a flourishing athletic department that had a 133 million budget in 2011-12 and has a football program...

Alabama OL Ryan Kelly is "really professional," probable starting center for 2013 season.

Ryan Kelly (right) with Alabama OL  Austin Sheppard at 2013 BCS title game. Alabama sophomore offensive lineman Ryan Kelly is the heir apparent to former Crimson Tide center Barrett Jones. He's being described by hie teammate, Bama left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio as being "really professional" and "really organized." Which must mean that Kelly really made...

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Tide Baseball Gets Sweep At Georgia

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