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October 25, 2014

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Alabama football: Tide ready to renew big rivalry with Vols

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama has Auburn and Tennessee has Florida, but at the end of the day, the Crimson Tide and Volunteers still have each other.

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Friday 10/24/2014
Game breakdown: No. 4 Alabama (6-1, 3-1 SEC) Tennessee (3-4, 0-3)
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Pregame analysis of Alabama's game at Tennessee:

Thursday 10/23/2014
Mark Edwards' predictions: Tide, Tigers will keep winning; JSU will sail
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 8:13 pm

If the season ended today, the Southeastern Conference could justify lobbying for three teams in the four-team College Football Playoff.

Alabama notebook: Saban talks favorite movies, bring an extra coach on the field
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 8:53 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama coach Nick Saban was in a relaxed mood during his Thursday night radio show from Bob’s Victory Grille.

Tide pass rush, secondary shows improvement heading into UT trip
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 4:33 pm

TUSCALOOSA — When it comes to Alabama’s pass rush and secondary, as one has improved, so has the other.

Wednesday 10/22/2014
Alabama notebook: Kiffin will remain on sideline, rather than go to press box for UT game
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 8:51 pm

TUSCALOOSA — For those wondering whether Alabama coach Nick Saban send offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin to the press box for the Tide’s game at Tennessee on Saturday, Saban made it clear Kiffin, the former Tennessee head coach, will remain on the sideline.

Alabama football: Ragland doing plenty for Tide other than athletic interceptions
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:27 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland has seen the replay of his athletic interception against Texas A&M so many times that he started deleting it when someone sent it to his cell phone.

Joe Medley: Venting Vols fans won’t impact game or Kiffin
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Tennessee fans might boo Lane Kiffin on Saturday. Booing Kiffin might make them feel better.

Tuesday 10/21/2014
Alabama football: Criticism makes Blake Sims 'want to work even harder'
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 7:58 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Just because Alabama quarterback Blake Sims doesn’t always respond to the criticism, doesn’t mean he it doesn’t get back to him.

Alabama practice report: Key offensive lineman still limited as Tide continues Tennessee prep
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 4:25 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama continued its prep for Tennessee on Tuesday. The Crimson Tide worked outside in full pads.

Monday 10/20/2014
Alabama notebook: Five years ago, Sims nearly chose Kiffin and UT
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 11:18 pm

TUSCALOOSA — It’s been nearly five years since Alabama quarterback Blake Sims chose the place he wanted to play college football. Before deciding to wear crimson, there was a moment when he almost picked one of the Tide’s biggest rivals.

Alabama football: Tide braces for walking into Neyland with Kiffin in crimson
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 6:53 pm

TUSCALOOSA — The road trip many have had circled since Lane Kiffin was hired as the offensive coordinator at Alabama is finally here.

Alabama practice report: One offensive lineman returns while another is limited
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:00 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama took the practice field on Monday to begin its preparation for Tennessee. The Crimson Tide worked in shells (shorts, shoulder pads and helmets).

Analysis: Alabama loosens up and wins big
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 11:25 am

Every defensive stop by Alabama against Texas A&M, every big hit and every offensive first down or touchdown earned its own celebration on Saturday. That's something the Tide had missed prior to a Landon Collins' takeaway the week before at Arkansas.

Sunday 10/19/2014
College football: Tide moves to No. 4, AU at No. 5 in AP poll, No. 6 in coaches rankings.
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 10:55 am

Alabama moved up to No. 4 in both major college football polls, while the coaches moved Auburn up two spots in their rankings to No. 6. In The Associated Press poll, the Tigers shifted one spot to No. 5.

Joe Medley: Fans did Saban, his team a favor
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Alabama fans may have PO’d Nick Saban with their disappointment over a mere one-point victory at Arkansas nine days ago, but he should thank them this week. 

Saturday 10/18/2014
Aggie-ny: Back at home, Bama hammers away at Texas A&M
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 8:05 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Home is definitely where Alabama’s offense is.

Duane Rankin: Tide show what it can do when it plays to win
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 9:08 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama finally showed Saturday how to play with high expectations.

Alabama notebook: Injured Tide players, Yeldon moves up career list, top defensive performance
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 8:27 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama fans can breathe a sigh of relief as Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced that offensive lineman Austin Shepherd and defensive lineman Jonathan Allen did not suffer major injuries during the Tide’s 59-0 win over Texas A&M.

Game analysis: No. 7 Alabama 59, No. 21 Texas A&M 0
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Postgame analysis of Alabama's home win over Texas A&M:

Joe Medley: Saban won’t need to rant this week
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 10:06 am

TUSCALOOSA — Uncross those arms, Alabama fans. Lift heads out of hands. Walk back from the ledge.

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