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December 26, 2014


Alabama football: Tide’s Sims has come a long way in 8 months

TUSCALOOSA — Things were perceived as being so bad coming off of Alabama’s spring game that Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban recalled having a young fan come up to him with a question about the Tide’s quarterback situation.

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Thursday 12/25/2014
Brandon Miller: No, there aren’t too many bowl games
Updated: December 25, 2014 - 5:37 pm

There’s no telling where the initial statement came from, but the first person that said there are too many bowls games must have been a troll.

Dick Coffee's little red book carries on
Updated: December 25, 2014 - 6:03 am

Dick Coffee III is carrying on the tradition of his father by publishing “Dick Coffee's Football Guide.”

Wednesday 12/24/2014
Marq Burnett: Ten things Alabama fans should be thankful for
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 4:46 pm

It’s the holiday season, and the Alabama faithful has a lot to be thankful for.

Tuesday 12/23/2014
Joe Medley: Celebrate second chances … for all
Updated: December 23, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Second chances rock.

Mark Edwards: Ex-Tide star Simpson shows he is a champion
Updated: December 23, 2014 - 5:08 pm

Remember Juwan Simpson?

Monday 12/22/2014
Senior Bowl: Tide's Sims, Fowler land invitations
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 10:14 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama quarterback Blake Sims and fullback Jalston Fowler accepted invitations on Monday to play in the Senior Bowl, according to its official Twitter account (@seniorbowl).

Executive director Phil Savage also posted the information on his account.

Sims and Fowler are the only Alabama players who have received invitations at this point.

The duo has helped Alabama in the four-team playoff with an upcoming Sugar Bowl matchup with Ohio State on Jan. 1.

For the year, Sims broke Alabama’s single-seasoning passing yards mark with 3,250 yards. He also has completed 26 touchdown passes.

Fowler plays multiple roles for the Tide’s offense. He’s caught nine passes for 115 yards and two scores.

The 2015 Senior Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 24 in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. on the NFL Network.


Alabama football: Fowler glad he stuck it out with Tide
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 4:32 pm

TUSCALOOSA — There was a time when Alabama fullback Jalston Fowler considered walking away from football.

Sunday 12/21/2014
Alabama practice report: T.J. Yeldon increases workload as Tide continues Ohio State prep
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 2:49 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama held its final open practice before Christmas on Sunday. The Crimson Tide worked inside in full pads. If this were a regular game week, today would have been the equivalent of a Wednesday practice. The Tide will practice again on Monday before breaking for the holiday.

Alabama notebook: Tide being cautious with Yeldon
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 1:06 am

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama is being extra cautious with star running back T.J. Yeldon.

Alabama football: Tide’s Saban happy to grant second chances
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 12:24 pm

TUSCALOOSA — During his Saturday news conference, Alabama coach Nick Saban’s most passionate response to a question had nothing to do with the Crimson Tide’s upcoming Sugar Bowl opponent.

Saturday 12/20/2014
Basketball breakdown: Alabama (7-3) vs. Appalachian State (3-5)
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 11:47 pm

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Sunday

Alabama practice report: Updates as Tide holds fifth workout of bowl season
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 2:34 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama held its fifth practice of bowl season on Saturday. The Crimson Tide worked inside in full pads. If this were a regular game week, today would have been the equivalent of a Tuesday practice.

Friday 12/19/2014
Alabama basketball: Fresh faces in lineup help Tide down Stillman
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 9:47 pm

TUSCALOOSA — After a heart-breaking loss at Wichita State, Alabama needed an easy one.

Alabama football: Tide doesn't have much to go on with Buckeyes' QB
Posted: December 19, 2014

TUSCALOOSA — When it comes to preparing for Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, Alabama’s defensive players may have to rely more on studying tendencies in the Buckeyes’ system than his.

Alabama practice report: Offensive lineman returns as Tide begins Ohio State prep
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 3:04 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama held its fourth practice of the bowl season on Friday. The Crimson Tide worked inside in shells (shoulder pads, helmets and shorts). Today's practice resembled a typical Monday workout as the Ohio State scout team jerseys emerged.

Thursday 12/18/2014
Basketball breakdown: Alabama (6-3) vs. Stillman (4-3)
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 9:54 am

WHEN: 6 p.m. today

Alabama football: Tide set to begin preparing for Buckeyes
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 9:17 pm

TUSCALOOSA — With Alabama coach Nick Saban preferring to use camp-style practices to start bowl workouts, the Crimson Tide hasn’t completely begun implementing its game plan for Ohio State.

Alabama practice report: Updates as Tide continues bowl prep
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 2:32 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama held its third practice of bowl season on Thursday. The Crimson Tide worked inside in full pads.

Wednesday 12/17/2014
Alabama football: Sims, Cooper, Collins and Fowler chosen to be permanent captains
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 8:30 am

TUSCALOOSA — After each season, only a select few are chosen to be permanent captains at Alabama.

Alabama notes: Saban has fun with Kiffin
Posted: December 17, 2014

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama coach Nick Saban saw offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin’s speech at the Broyles Award ceremony.

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