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...]

Tide blows out No. 9 Michigan State in Capital One Bowl

Saturday was not the ending Crimson Tide fans expected back in August. But it was a win, and a dominant one at that. Alabama’s 49-7 victory over No. 9 Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl was its most impressive of the season and likely the most impressive bowl performance by any team this year. “It was annihilation,” offensive lineman David Ross said. “Pure and utter annihilation.” The 61,519 in attendance at the Citrus Bowl stadium saw Alabama post the largest win margin in Capital … [Read more...]

Tide puts together most complete game

For the first time this season against a Southeastern Conference opponent, it looked like the Alabama Crimson Tide finally put together a full 60-minute game. After a disappointing loss last weekend to LSU that knocked the No. 12 Tide out of contention for the national championship game, the team was able to bounce back and defeat the No. 19 Mississippi State Bulldogs in front of a home crowd. “I think the players showed that they have some pride in terms of trying to develop an identity … [Read more...]

Tide bounces back with big win over MSU

The game after its heartbreaking loss to LSU, the Crimson Tide displayed one of its most spirited performances of the season beating Mississippi State 30-10. The Tide wore more than just its pride on its sleeves as the team came out in new Nike Pro Combat jerseys. The jerseys, which were part of a promotional event by Nike, featured an American Flag on the sleeve as a tribute to veterans, along with hounds tooth print in the numbers and on the helmets. “I think the players showed that they … [Read more...]

Tide loses second game of 2010

BATON ROUGE, La. | In its last road game of the 2010 season, the No. 6 Alabama Crimson Tide fell to the No. 10 LSU Tigers in Death Valley 24-21. “We certainly had our opportunities,” said head coach Nick Saban. “We knew that we would have to play a complete game, and we would have to play our best game of the year that we are capable of, playing in a situation like this against a good football team. I don’t think we did that, especially in the second half.” The Tide went into halftime … [Read more...]

Jones grabs record against Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. | As the Tennessee crowd filed out of Neyland Stadium in the fourth quarter, Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones made another catch, his 12th of the night, good for 47 yards down the field. The Alabama fans took the stadium from the home team fans, cheering out Jones’ name. “They weren’t booing me,” Jones said. “They just call me, ‘Juuuu.’” For the junior out of Foley, it was a record night. Though Jones didn’t have any touchdowns against Tennessee, he made 12 catches for … [Read more...]