Alabama football: Scrimmage No. 2 recap

They say competition brings the out the best in someone. That rang true among the Alabama wide receiving corps in Saturday’s scrimmage. With uncertainty about the starting lineup at that position, Marquis Maze, Darius Hanks and DeAndrew White all stepped up with big scrimmage numbers. Hanks led the way with six catches for 131 yards and three touchdowns, White had five catches for 85 yards and a touchdown and Maze had five catches for 73 yards and two touchdowns. “Hanks had a good day … [Read more...]

2011 top 10 recruiting classes

Some are not strong believers when it comes to buying into the ranking of college football recruiting classes. Scouts have different opinions on particular recruits, just like websites have different rankings for recruiting classes. ESPN, Rivals and Scout are considered “The Big Three,” and always do a fine job weighing the pros and cons for each recruit and an overall projection of what position they will play in college. Yes, every once in a while a player that has a very successful … [Read more...]

Tide looks ahead to Iron Bowl

Alabama’s 63-7 victory over Georgia State Thursday night may have been the exception to the Crimson Tide’s 24-hour rule. While most games allow Alabama to enjoy a win or grieve a loss for one day, some of the Tide players may have had their eyes set on the next opponent before the blowout of the Panthers even ended. “Our attention might have been on [Auburn] a little bit already, mischievously so,” said senior quarterback Greg McElroy. “I think we’re ready for them. We’re looking forward … [Read more...]

Tide welcomes back alumni with win

The Alabama Crimson Tide (6-1, 3-1) kept its home winning streak alive by tacking on win number 18 against the Ole Miss Rebels (3-3, 1-2) with a final of 23-10. After last week’s loss to South Carolina, the Tide came back to Tuscaloosa for its homecoming game, welcoming back Alabama alumni both in the stands and on the field with a win to bounce back from defeat. “The goal of this game was for us to get back to playing with the kind of effort, the kind of toughness and discipline and … [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...]