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Past articles by Aaron:

Trevon Diggs keeping his eyes on his man this spring

Ask a successful person about how’ve they’ve reached where they are in their professional life, and most will tell you about the times they failed. It’s a hard word to label someone with or even with which to describe their performance. It’s harsh, almost mean spirited. But in reality, those who haven’t failed, haven’t tried. … → Read More

Tosh Lupoi's transition to defensive coordinator going smoothly

Tosh Lupoi will be Alabama’s fourth defensive coordinator in the Nick Saban era, jointing Kevin Steele, Kirby Smart and Jeremy Pruitt. Saban did some of his best work in holding onto Lupoi in previous years even as other Power 5 programs made overtures to Lupoi to become a defensive coordinator. Saban worked his recurring … → Read More

Alabama has 6 new assistants to open spring practice

Six new faces went through their first Alabama spring practice Tuesday afternoon and not a one of them was a student-athlete. Six of the 10 Crimson Tide assistant coaches are new this year, leading one to wonder if the new coaches had to practice had the Alabama way of where to be and when to … → Read More

5 storylines to watch in spring practice

The University of Alabama football team takes the practice fields today for the first of a combined 15 spring practices/scrimmages, culminating April 21 at the annual A-Day spring game. It’s a later start than normal for the Crimson Tide, but the university recognized spring break last week. There will be a ton of intrigue surrounding several positions … → Read More

Countdown to Spring: Linebackers

This is the seventh of a seven-part series looking ahead to the start of Alabama’s spring football practice. We conclude with a breakdown of the linebackers. QB | RB | WR/TE | OL | DL | LB | DB The team returns all of its talent at outside linebacker but the inside backers will be … → Read More

Alabama signs needs-specific class

The day began on a low note when Alabama commitment Bobby Brown opted to sign with Texas A&M. It ended with the addition of key offensive target Jaleyn Waddle. In between, Alabama did what it sought to do in the 2018 recruiting class, which was to address specific needs at defensive back and defensive line. … → Read More

Alabama still has needs to fill on signing day

Fifteen are in the barn, but the door is still open and more horses are expected to come in beginning Wednesday morning. The 2018 recruiting class has been a learning experience for the student-athletes, college coaches and media alike, but for those who feared there’d be no drama on the traditional National Signing Day, that’s … → Read More

Bradley Bozeman welcomes new challenge, offers up prediction for 2018 offensive line

MOBILE — Bradley Bozeman says not much has changed in his football-centric world, but in so many ways everything has changed for the Alabama center. He walked off the Mercedes Benz Stadium a two-time national champion and an engaged man. He also walked off no longer an active Crimson Tide football player. Now he’s just … → Read More

Phil Savage talks Alabama's Senior Bowl players

MOBILE — Alabama is well represented at this week’s Senior Bowl activities, and that includes after two star Alabama defenders dropped out for personal reasons prior to the event. Linebacker Rashaan Evans and cornerback Anthony Averett were last-minute dropouts. Averett decided to dedicate the time to recover from a sprained ankle he sustained after stepping … → Read More

Championship celebration sends clear message to recruits in attendance

Nick Saban is nearly always the smartest man in the room. While the tens of thousands in attendance came to Tuscaloosa on Saturday to celebrate the 2017 Alabama national championship football team, Saban did that while also crafting a recruiting pitch to the prospective student-athletes in town on official visits. Such is the mind of … → Read More

Alabama's new DB coach has big task ahead

Whoever comes in as Alabama’s new defensive backs coach has a steep task ahead of him. Of course, every defensive backs coach has always said Nick Saban is the real defensive backs coach, but the point remains. With the exodus of juniors Minkah Fitzpatrick and Ronnie Harrison, UA loses its entire starting dime secondary. That … → Read More

Behind the scenes: They'll be a new-look Alabama coaching staff in 2018

Celebrate Alabama’s 17th national championship with a commemorative newspaper, poster or plaque from The Tuscaloosa News! Click here for ordering information. In many ways, the 2017 season was a tumultuous one for Alabama, and it wasn’t just limited to on-the-field adversity and the unprecedented injuries the Crimson Tide had to withstand. It was in the locker … → Read More

Reuben Foster arrested

Former Alabama All-American and Butkus Award winner and current San Francisco 49er Reuben Foster was arrested in Tuscaloosa on Friday. Foster, a first-round selection of the 49ers, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. His bail has been set at $2,500. Foster was a standout two-year starter at middle linebacker at Alabama during his … → Read More

Next stop, NFL: Saban touts program's success

It’s the annual tradition that serves as a recruiting pitch as much as it is a celebration of Alabama football players choosing to chase their dreams. The message is simple: If you come to Alabama and are good enough, we’ll get you to the NFL. Of course, that’s not the overt message Nick Saban and … → Read More

5 key plays from Alabama's national championship win

ATLANTA — It was an all-time national championship game with an ending that will be replayed as long as the game of college football is contested. The game was shaped by a few key plays, as is the case week-in and week-out, but in a national championship game, those plays are magnified. With that said, … → Read More

Alabama's rejuvenated defense ready for a repeat performance

One hundred eighty-eight yards and 2.7 yards per play. That was the total offense Clemson managed against Alabama in Monday night’s Sugar Bowl semifinal. That kind of defensive performance surprised many fans and college football analysts, who expected more given the way the Tigers moved the ball on the Crimson Tide in the previous two … → Read More

Anfernee Jennings announces he will not play in national championship game

Outside linebacker Anfernee Jennings he’s out for Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game. He sustained a knee injury late in the fourth quarter against Clemson. → Read More

Crimson Tide gets defensive about offense

Armchair quarterbacks have all the answers. They have the benefit of not calling or executing plays in the spotlight. In recent weeks, fans and media have questioned if the Alabama passing game is good enough to win in the College Football Playoff and how the running backs are dividing carries. Those questions come from passion, … → Read More

Alabama addresses secondary needs, signs 15 in early signing period

For the first time in a long time, Nick Saban was a rookie. That’s not entirely accurate, but neither the Alabama coach nor any other coach in America had ever experienced an early signing period in college football. That’s because this is the first year of it, and Wednesday was the first day. So, in a way, … → Read More

Will early signing period bring any surprises for Tide?

On the eve of the first early signing date for college football, Alabama’s current 16 commitments rank seventh nationally in the 247Sports.com composite rankings. Of those commitments, one is already on campus, and the majority are expected to sign national letters of intent Wednesday. Savion Smith, a junior college transfer defensive back, is already at UA … → Read More