Posted September 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
Alabama coach Nick Saban says there's plenty of room for improvement even if the issues aren't reflected on the scoreboard. He'll have a hard time convincing opponents. The top-ranked Crimson Tide has outscored its opponents 128-14 and scored 94 points since the defense last gave up a point, with 14 seconds left in the third quarter in the opener against Michigan. The Tide has forced 12 turnovers and committed just one. Not good enough for Saban, whose team hosts 50-point underdog Florida Atlantic on Saturday. Saban says, ''If you demand more of yourselves, you get more.'' Alabama will likely be double-digit favorites for every game until the BCS championship rematch at No. 2 LSU on Nov. 3. Receiver Christion Jones says the Tide plays to ''Alabama's standard'' whoever they're facing

Saban: Being average is contagious

Notebook: Despite three consecutive impressive wins, head coach Nick Saban said Monday there are several areas where Alabama needs to improve. He said people respond better when things go bad, but he wants his players to respond "even when things don't go bad."

Saban expects more out of younger players

Quite a few first- and second-year players were able to get playing time in Alabama's 52-0 route of Arkansas last Saturday. But Nick Saban wasn't pleased with the way some of his youngsters prepared--or didn't prepare--for the game.

Video: Did CBS’ Verne Lundquist drop an F-bomb during the Alabama game?

Seventy-two-year-old CBS sportscaster Verne Lundquist may have dropped an F-bomb during the network’s broadcast of the Alabama vs. Arkansas game. Lundquist was live on the air chatting with broadcast partner Gary Danielson early in the fourth quarter during Alabama’s 52-0 romp over the Arkansas Razorbacks. It was such a dominating win for the Crimson Tide that Danielson and...

SEC rules: 'Bama, LSU 1-2 in Top 25

Alabama and LSU are back atop The Associated Press college football poll, holding down Nos. 1 and 2 the way they did most of last season. The Crimson Tide is No. 1 for the third consecutive week, and it was almost unanimous. Alabama received 58 of 60 first-place votes. LSU got the other two. The Southeastern Conference rivals were ranked first and second for eight weeks during...

2013 NFL Draft Preview: Chance Warmack, OG Alabama Crimson Tide

HGT: 6'3      WGT: 320  YR: Sr              Pos: OG Pros: Massive build, thick thighs and butt Generates great power at the POA, physical prospect Delivers a good six inch punch, able to lockout Exceptional initial blow Able to stick second foot in ground upon initial contact Good short area quickness Doesn’t possess great lateral movement...

Fowler will make 'full recovery' post-surgery

After having what's believed to be PCL surgery last week, Alabama running back/fullback/H-back Jalston Fowler is doing "fine" and will make a "full recovery," per head coach Nick Saban

USC’s Matt Barkley fails to topple Stanford yet again.

STANFORD, Calif. –USC did not have their national title hopes dashed in their 21-14 loss to Stanford Saturday night but they definitely had them put on hold. They now wait for a host of other primarily SEC teams to either take their first knockdown or completely implode. Please Click Here To Read This Story

FAU-Alabama Preview

Alabama coach Nick Saban finds plenty of imperfections even given the top-ranked Crimson Tide's ridiculous scoring margin so far. Too many penalties, not enough consistency in the passing attack, a couple of reserves not being adequately prepared to play when the game's out of hand. And they've all gotten out of hand. Nit-picking - or Nick-picking for the perfectionist...

Video: Arkansas fan is back with another horrible and terrifying song

Losing 52-0 at home to Alabama? No problem for this Arkansas Razorbacks fan. She left this little diddy for the team a week ago after the embarrassing loss at home to Lousiana-Monroe. But she is back with a new rendition, hoping to increase the faith of the John L Smith followers. Not sure what is [...]

Belue Has Been Key From First Day

Discussion of “first” around Alabama football these days is ordinarily about the Crimson Tide’s national ranking, or perhaps the hope for where Bama will end up at the end of the season. But for many players, mostly freshmen and redshirt freshmen, there are all sorts of firsts going on.

Tenpenny on ‘wait and see’ status

Alabama commit Altee Tenpenny has been to Arkansas on numerous occasions, but he took a special interest in seeing the Hogs host the Crimson Tide on Saturday. While the game was as one-sided as can be, this four-star talent is still dealing with “a hard decision to make.”

Falkins future home is Tuscaloosa

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Raheem Falkins is committed to Alabama and he plans to move to Tuscaloosa in January. He is set on playing for the Crimson Tide.

Alabama dominant in every way, even breaks

Fayetteville, Ark. -- Every team gets a few lucky breaks along the way. Great teams always capitalize on them. It's too early to know just how great Alabama is, but so far they've looked dominant in every facet of the game. And they've taken advantage of every break that's come their way. The Tide's 52-0 drubbing of Arkansas in Razorback Stadium was a perfect...

Turnovers key in Bama victories

Alabama had five takeaways against Arkansas Saturday and converted all into touchdowns on the ensuing offensive drive. Just three weeks into the season, the Crimson Tide has forced 12 turnovers and has scored 70 points off them.

Square peg.... square hole??

  We've all heard the idiomatic expression, "You can't fit a square peg in a round hole".  This nugget of wisdom can apply to a variety of situations both sports and non-sports related, but since this is a UT blog, I'll try to fashion it cloaked in Orange & White.  There have been many coaching/team marriages that just never seemed right and henceforth...
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