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Two Games to Glory: Alabama wins the SEC Championship.

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Sean Landry) Source:: The Crimson White Sports       … [Read more...]

Tide defense adjusts, beats Eagles

FOOTBALL Back-and-forth battle goes to Bama By Brett Hudson Senior Sports Reporter bbhudson@crimson.ua.edu @Brett_Hudson   TUSCALOOSA| Georgia Southern is likely the only team in the FCS that can play withAlabama, and the Eagles showed just that, coming toTuscaloosaand hanging with the Crimson Tide for a good amount of time, but eventually falling by a final score of 45-21. It was the game that many members of the fanbase expected in the first quarter, … [Read more...]

Richardson, Tide rip Rebels

OXFORD|Alabama shut down the Ole Miss Rebels Saturday night, defeating the Rebels 52-7. However, the start of the game had many Tide fans in panic, as the Crimson Tide appeared destined for yet another slow start. When Ole Miss quarterback Randall Mackey connected with Nickolas Brassell for a 59-yard strike on the third play of the game, the thought for Alabama was “oh not again.” The play showed shades of previous games this season when the Tide had got off to poor starts. “They had … [Read more...]

Alabama Stomps Gators in the Swamp

GAINSEVILLE| What looked like a possible stumbling block in Alabama’s season turned out to be one more stepping stone for the Crimson Tide, as the Tide beat Florida 38-10 to bring its record to 5-0 (2-0). It started off rocky for the Tide when Florida quarterback John Brantley connected with receiver Andre Dubose for a 65-yard touchdown strike on the first play from scrimmage. “I think at the beginning of the game we were a little bit too hyped up,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “We … [Read more...]

Tide offensive line constantly changing

For skilled players coming out of high school, the ability to play more than one position makes you a hot commodity. If you can throw a good 15-yard pass on one play then catch a pass on the next, college head coaches will be busting down your door with scholarship offers and promises of glory. But on the offensive line, that special talent is almost an expectation over a luxury. This trend is becoming so commonplace that many fans don’t even notice or care when their team makes a change … [Read more...]

Arkansas game has big implications

Week four of college football has come to mean that Alabama is about to face Arkansas in its SEC opener. Over the past 10 years, there have been a few exceptions to this, but six out of the past seven years, it’s been Alabama against Arkansas in week four. Even when Arkansas wasn’t considered a contender for the SEC West division, this game has always had a direct impact on the rest of Alabama’s season. Lately, it has become even more crucial for the Crimson Tide to win, because both teams … [Read more...]

Tony’s Taste of the Town: Hooligan’s

There is no question that game days in Tuscaloosa are hectic. Between the tailgating and the hustle and bustle of getting to Bryant-Denny Stadium, many fans lose the chance to sit back and relax on Saturday. Hooligans, located at 1915 University Blvd., might very well be Tuscaloosa’s cure to the fast paced stress of game days. “Hooligans is awesome because it has this really great combination of really good and affordable food,” said Alex Hollinghead, a senior majoring in math and … [Read more...]

The evolution of the pistol offense

By Brett Hudson Some of football’s biggest innovators include Emory Bellard, Red Hickey, Walter Camp and Amos Alonzo Stagg, for inventing the wishbone, shotgun, Power T and I-Form offenses, respectively. The glory may go to these coaches, but most recent of these innovators, Bellard, coached in the 1970s and 1980s, and Camp goes all the way back to the late 1800s. The glory of football’s most recent innovator should belong to Nevada head coach Chris Ault, the inventor of the Pistol … [Read more...]

Ground and Pound: Analyzing the Tide running backs

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Over the past few years at Alabama, everyone has grown accustomed to a running game that always dominates and wears down opponents. So far, the 2011 season promises the same. With the departure of Heisman winner Mark Ingram, a new set of running backs have stepped up to fill the spot. Junior Trent Richardson served as backup during his first two seasons. This season, Richardson has the starting position, with sophomores Eddie Lacy and Jalston Fowler backing him up. In 2010, … [Read more...]

Reliving the Tradition with Bob Baumhower

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Bob Baumhower played defensive tackle for Alabama from 1973-76 under head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. Despite his lack of recruitment coming out of high school, Baumhower would go on to become a two-time second team All-American during his junior and senior seasons, helping Alabama go a combined 31-4 in his three years playing time. Baumhower was drafted 40th overall in the 1977 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, where he played until retirement in 1986. Baumhower now owns a chain of restaurants in … [Read more...]