Spring practice: Saban on Dee Hart, Hightower and more

Thoughts and opinion on true freshman tailback Dee Hart: Dee Hart is a very bright guy, learns things quickly, is very instinctive on the field, and he seems to have a natural knack in space to catch the ball and has good ball judgment, so he is a guy we are going to try to develop as a punt returner. But it’s too early to tell. He has never been in a live situation, so this scrimmage coming up will be a time to be able to evaluate that. I think Marquis Maze has made some progress and has a … [Read more...]

Comeback too much to ask for this time

It finally caught up. A team can put together only so many come-from-behind victories. And then one game, it won’t be enough. For the Alabama Crimson Tide, this was that game. For the third straight SEC road game, Alabama fell behind early. The first time was last season against Auburn, when the Tigers jumped to an early 14-0 lead. But the offense put together one final drive of poise to win it 26-21. The second time was two weeks ago against No. 10 Arkansas in Fayetteville. After going … [Read more...]

Tide defense silencing doubters

Alabama’s victory over No. 7 Florida Saturday proved the Crimson Tide’s second-half comeback the week before against Arkansas was no fluke. If anything, it proved the fluke of that game was the first half. After allowing more than 300 total yards in the first half to the Razorbacks last week, Alabama’s defense continued its run of redemption against the Gators, forcing four turnovers and surrendering only two field goals in the Tide’s 31-6 victory. “We’re maturing every day,” junior … [Read more...]