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Its tough to improve on perfection, but to hear Nick Saban talk, the Alabama Crimson Tide was far from perfect last year. Next years squad wont be perfect either, even if they win every game by 50. Thats Saban. Still, the future looks bright again in Tuscaloosa as the Tide get ready to suit up for the spring.
2012 Record: 13-1 BCS National Champions
Spring Practice: The A-Day Game is scheduled for April 20th and will be televised on ESPN2. Last years attendance was 78,526, but the 2011 A-Day game topped 90,000 with I-20 jammed all the way back to Bessemer. With three BCS Championship titles in the last four years, this years scrimmage could set a new record.
Last Year: They were almost flawless. A comeback win against LSU and down-to-the-wire thriller against Georgia in the SEC Championship game stand out as some of the best college football in years. The only blemish came at home at the hands of Johnny Football and the Aggies of Texas A&M. And even that one was uncertain until the final seconds of the game. The Tides domination of Notre Dame in the BCS Championship won over any remaining doubters. Now the word dynasty, which Nick Saban abhors, is used freely in and around Tuscaloosa.
The Biggest Hole to Fill: Should actually be called the biggest hole to open, because the men who will be missed the most were the ones who made the running game look so easy. Offensive linemen Barrett Jones, guard Chance Warmack, and tackle D.J. Fluker comprised one of the finest offensive lines in college football history, one that left defensive coordinators shaking their heads. But only guard Anthony Steen and tackle Cyrus Kouandjio will be returning. The best skill players in the world cant compete in the SEC without solid support up front. So, you can bet everyone will be watching the offensive line progression throughout the spring.
One to Watch: In a team that always seems to field its fair share of surprises, one of the biggest last season was freshman receiver Amari Cooper who had 59 catches for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns during the championship campaign. Cooper earned comparisons to Alabamas last great receiver, Julio Jones, and deservedly so. Like Jones, Cooper stretches the field and forces defensive backs into coverages they would rather not run. If he remains healthy he will certainly be the number-one go-to down-field weapon for Nick Sabans offense.
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Reuben Foster has officially signed his letter of intent with Alabama. Most of you have probably heard of the five-star linebacker recruit from Auburn (Ala.) High School. Foster is the dude who committed to Alabama last July before switching his commitment to Auburn and getting this tattoo to prove it. It turns out that getting the ink was a bit of a rash decision, as Foster later...
Alabama commit Reuben Foster is starting to turn into one those guys we refer to as a different type of cat. Foster who’s gained acclaim for getting a gigantic Auburn tatoo on his arm before deciding to attend Alabama garnered some more attention today on signing day. This morning Foster showed his enthusiasm for Alabama by dressing as Nick Saban while signing his letter of...
Several outgoing Alabama players who are currently preparing for the NFL Draft took some time to recount their experiences of meeting Nick Saban during the recruiting process.
Just when you think National Signing Day - or as Black Heart Gold Pants calls it, "Creepypalooza" - couldn't get any creepier, along comes new Alabama recruiting class of 2013 member Reuben Foster to make things even creepier. Foster (aka "The Guy with the Auburn Tattoo") signed his letter of intent dressed as Alabama head football coach Nick Saban. ...
Nick Saban has achieved a lot of success while head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. He’s won multiple BCS National Championships and achieved a lot of success in recruiting. Winning and this large increase in money definitely had something to do with it.
Alabama spent $930,997 on football recruiting in 2011-11. It was $258,846 when Saban arrived. bit.ly/12nsBSy
— Jon Solomon...
National Signing Day for college football is this Wednesday February 6, 2013. Recruits will finally be able to put the ink to the paper when they sign their letter of intent for the school they choose. During my January and February time off, I drubbed up a short list scouting report on some of the top national recruits and top classes. Since there are so many recruits nationally...
Alabama continues to put itself ahead of everyone in college football.
Last summer, the school announced plans to build a two-story, 34,000-square-foot weight room, worth $9.1 million dollars, which they finished in late January.
On Monday afternoon, Alabama linebacker Matt Tinney tweeted a picture of the new athletic facility, that will be utilized by all Crimson Tide sports teams...
According to a report from Orangebloods.com, 5-star defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson has indicated that he will not sign with the University of Texas, instead opting to play college football for Nick Saban in Tuscaloosa..
OB has confirmed that A’Shawn Robinson has informed the Texas coaches in an in-home visit that he will sign with Alabama on Wednesday.
— Geoff Ketchum...
Today is National Signing Day in college football and many top high school senior recruits have signed their Letters of Intent with the school of their choice. Many recruits like to add a little flare to their announcement to make it even more special, such as Reuben Foster, an Alabama five-star recruit who decided to dress up like ‘Bama coach Nick Saban while signing today.
Even though national signing day was still 2 days away, five-star linebacker Reuben Foster decided it was time to make his announcement. This obviously give Foster time to change his mind again, which college kids are allowed to do.
Foster, who committed to Alabama then changed his mind and committed to Auburn and proved his commitment with a tattoo, has decided to...
Five-star linebacker prospect Reuben Foster says he'll play for Alabama after a recruiting process that left him torn between the state's two rivals - and sporting an Auburn tattoo.
The Auburn (Ala.) High School star said Monday night on Fox SportsSouth that he plans to sign with the two-time defending national champion Crimson Tide over the Tigers - where he had committed...
For two of the nation's top-rated prospects, the recruiting process is over.
Five-star linebacker Reuben Foster and five-star running back Alex Collins made their announcements on FOX Sports South's The NEW College Football Show: Next Class 2013, with Foster committing to Alabama, while Collins is Arkansas-bound.
"You know I have to do it for my family," Foster...