Tide crush Auburn, claim Iron Bowl

AUBURN| The Crimson Tide took the motto, “never again” into the 2011 season after losing 28-27 in last year’s Iron Bowl. Saturday the Tide made true to its words, beating the Auburn Tigers 42-14. “We knew what was at stake,” quarterback AJ McCarron said. “We had to come out and play our game and that is what we did. We came out with a victory. The Tide got on the board first in an unusual manner, when quarterback AJ McCarron connected on a 41-yard pass to wide receiver Kenny Bell off of a … [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 cruises to 27-11 win over Penn State

STATE COLLEGE| What started out as rough waters became easy sailing for the Alabama Crimson Tide, as the team defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 27-11, moving Alabama to 2-0 on the season. Penn State drove 54 yards on its opening drive, controlling the clock for 7:34 minutes before kicking a field goal to go up 3-0 on the Tide. Alabama then went three-and-out in a drive that lasted no longer than a minute. “This was a tough atmosphere especially in the beginning of the game,” head … [Read more...]

McCarron and Sims to battle for starting QB job

Sophomore quarterback AJ McCarron and redshirt freshmen Phillip Sims are the top two quarterbacks for the Crimson Tide heading in to the 2011 spring practices.  McCarron has the edge on Sims with an extra year of experience. McCarron was the back up to Greg McElroy in 2010, doing clean up work in the fourth quarter of games periodically.  The 6-foot-4, 210-pound quarterback showed flashes of a promising future, going 30-for-48 with 389 yards and 3 touchdowns.  McCarron also has a stellar … [Read more...]

Tide wins big in first-time matchup

The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated Georgia State 63-7 in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Alabama’s first Thursday night game since 2001, improving its record to 9-2. This was the first time these two teams had ever met. With the short week of practice preceding this game, head coach Nick Saban said he was very pleased with how the team was able to perform. “It was a different kind of preparation, but the intensity and toughness in the effort in the way we played the game was the way we wanted to … [Read more...]