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Alabama lacks depth in its secondary, which is no secret as coach Nick Saban has hammered that home all offseason. But that means younger and more inexperienced players will see playing time, which is OK as long as they understand the scheme. We'll see if that's so on Saturday.

Quick Hits: Saban familiar with Michigan's OC

Alabama head coach NIck Saban knows what he's up against in Michigan's offensive since their offensive coordinator Al Borges coached at Auburn several years ago.

30 Teams in 30 Days: #2 The University of Alabama Crimson Tide

Head Coach: Nick Saban (55-11 , entering 6th season) The Story: The receptor of one of the biggest breaks in recent college football memory, Alabama worked their way into a rematch against the only team they lost to in the regular season. Unworthy? No! They were very worthy. In fact, they took advantage of the [...]

Saban says he should quit if he focuses on past

Alabama coach Nick Saban has won two national titles since 2009 and three in less than a decade. Saban says he should quit if he starts focusing on what he's done. He has been locked in this week preparing the defending champion and second-ranked Crimson Tide for their game against No. 8 Michigan on Saturday night in Cowboys Stadium. Saban says he plans coach ''forever...

Media hero-worship shifts to Nick Saban and Alabama

Now that the media has fed on the Penn State scandal for the past year after building up Joe Paterno as a saint on the sidelines for the past 40 years, some are naturally moving on to other subjects to deify. With Alabama coming off of two National Championships in the past three years, it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that Nick Saban is the next coach to get glowing coverage...

Tide Depth Chart Has Few Surprises

Although it comes twice as often as Christmas, it seems to be the Alabama football depth chart from Nick Saban is anticipated even more than the arrival of St. Nick. Each year, once in late August and once before the bowl game, Bama issues a depth chart. It’s only good until the next game is played, but still it is interesting.

#3 Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama The Alabama Crimson Tide are the defending national champions and there are two words to describe them this season … Nick Saban. Saban has established himself as THE coach in college football and he does so by reloading yearly. The Tide return junior quarterback A.J. McCarron, who didn’t have a spectacular season last year, but when you play quarterback on a Nick Saban...

Michigan, Alabama aiming to make big statements

The Michigan Wolverines have reclaimed their confidence, something Alabama did shortly after Nick Saban landed in Tuscaloosa and started winning national titles. The eighth-ranked Wolverines have already earned some preseason acclaim going into Saturday night's opening showdown with the similarly pedigreed and second-ranked Crimson Tide at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas...

Big Tentacles: Nick Saban on Denard Robinson, Purdue, and more.

Arrests in Ball assault. Police in Wisconsin arrest three individuals suspected of being involved with an attack on Wisconsin running back Montee Ball. (ESPN) Saban on Robinson.  Alabama head football coach Nick Saban compares Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson to former Auburn QB Cam Newton. (The Detroit Free Press) No Hope in Indiana? Purdue head football coach...

Tide Still The Best In SEC

The Alabama Crimson Tide have lost a lot off their 2012 National Championship-winning roster but Nick Saban’s crews never rebuilds, they simply reload. The same is the case for their current team that is set to kickoff the campaign against the Michigan Wolverines. The Crimson Tide graduated eight players to the NFL, including five that were taken among the first 35 selections of...

Hoke hopes to direct upset of Saban's Tide

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Near the steps of Schembechler Hall, Alabama coach Nick Saban is holding the BCS' national championship trophy with an ear-to-ear grin seldom seen on or off the field. The home of Michigan football is adorned with pieces of paper with pictures, such as the one with Saban, and Crimson Tide logos along with messages such as "Beat Bama" and "...

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: AJ McCarron, Nick Saban, Les Miles,'s college football season!

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.) It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! The 2012 SEC college football schedule kicks off tonight as South Carolina takes on Vanderbilt in Nashville. (The Charleston Post and Courier) Riding the Storm Out. LSU head football coach Les Miles...

QUICK HITS: It's Michigan week

After avoiding questions regarding Michigan the best he could all offseason, Nick Saban addressed Alabama's first opponent during a press conference Monday.

Hotdog Choices: Week One, Part Two

Earlier this week, the LOHD staff selected the winners of the SEC East.  Here are the winners for the SEC West games. Alabama v. Michigan (Arlington, TX) Billy: They still don't have SEC speed in the B1G, much less the horses to run with Bama.  Tide Rolls. LJ: Might be the best match up of week 1 of the College football season.  Shoelace and the Michigan offense will test...

SEC Mascot Tat-Off: Mike The Tiger Vs. Big Al

That Alabama fan tattoo from a couple of weeks ago that BC introduced to the Internet is still sending shock waves through the SEC. Take LSU fan ‏@skillet2396. This guy spent a considerable amount of  time last week tweeting pretty much every major ESPN Twitter account, begging them to take notice of his Mike The Tiger. So, let’s have a tat-off. Better SEC mascot tattoo: Mike...

SEC aims to exceed expectations again

Its finally here. After a long, hot, dry summer with lots of talk, a few noteworthy suspensions, and the official welcome of a couple of new members, the draught is almost over. Kickoff is just days away. Fans cant wait: especially SEC fans. The conference has five of the top-10 teams in nation before the first points of the year have been scored. And while that makes for an awfully...
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