Category: Football

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Blake Sims looks to take the lead in Alabama’s quarterback competition.

A-Day to answer preseason questions

There is an Alabama football game in town this weekend, which has undeniably brought with it the recent chilly temperatures and blustery feeling of football season. With the Crimson Tide set to take the field inside Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday afternoon for the annual spring game, several questions are left unanswered surrounding the team, what fans can expect this weekend […]

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Johnny Manziel could find himself as the No. 1 draft pick.

Draft could be the most exciting in NFL history

Usually, the experts have a decent idea of who is going to go where in the NFL Draft. On May 8, nobody knows what’s going to happen, and that could make this year’s draft the most entertaining in history. The Houston Texans pick first overall and even that pick is yet to be determined. There are about five players the […]

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Rising senior wide receiver Christion Jones returns as Alabama’s kickoff and punt returner on special teams.

Special teams looks to fill voids

With spring’s spotlight centered mainly on the quarterback competition, the only other unit on Alabama’s roster that has experienced as much turnover across the board is special teams, specifically at punter and kicker. Four-year starting punter Cody Mandell left after earning the job as a walk-on freshman, and kicker Cade Foster is gone after a somewhat tepid career. The presumed […]

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Tide sees secondary defense take shape during practice

Wet weather forced Alabama back inside the indoor practice facility for the next to last practice of the spring period. The secondary defense continues to take shape, with Landon Collins and Geno Smith playing left and right safety, respectively. Bradley Sylve and Cyrus Jones were the cornerbacks in that set, while Trey DePriest and Reggie Ragland took reps at linebacker. […]

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Crimson Tide looks to revamp defensive line

Crimson Tide looks to revamp defensive line

For any number of reasons, Alabama lost its way in 2013. Could it have stemmed from a lack of maturity? Or did complacency simply settle in during perhaps the most notorious two-game stretch of Nick Saban’s Alabama coaching career, one where the Crimson Tide suffered back-to-back losses against Auburn and Oklahoma to end the season? Or maybe it was at […]

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