Alabama's week three will be far more formidable than week two as Colorado State visits Tuscaloosa. This is one of nine bowl teams on Bama's schedule for 2017 (tied for third most in the country). Scott Griffin of Tide and Tiger and Rodney Orr of Tider Insider dissect the Tide from last week's win and what to look for heading into Saturday night at Bryant Denny stadium.
Take a serious and not so serious look at the SEC schedule in week three and other huge match-ups incuding Clemson visiting Louisville. Scott Griffin has covered SEC football for many years and he gets the perspective of comedian Tim Statum for the most entertaining info on this week's games you will find.
After such a dramatic stage in the first game against Florida State, Alabama finds themselves in a "typical" second game contest with Fresno State. However, a closer look shows that this contest is far more important than at first glance. The game against the Noles was costly from a bodycount standpoint and it exposed more concern for the Tide's passing game. Scott Griffin of Tide and Tiger and Rodney Orr of Tider Insider take a look.
It is the greatest match-up of the modern area for a first game in college history....at least as far as rankings go. #1 Alabama and #3 Florida State at a brand new venue in the Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta. Two talented, experienced Qb's, nasty defenses and coaches are in the top four in the business right now patrolling the sidelines in the college game. Scott Griffin and Rodney Orr discuss the end of Bama's fall camp and previews this game.
Akron's Terry Bowden is more intertwined with Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban than you could imagine. He was a player when NIck Saban was an assistant coach under his father at West Viriginia. He coached Jimbo Fisher and mentored him as a coach for 14 years including over 5 at Auburn. Who better to talk about both guys and some Samford, Auburn history that you may not know than the always candid Terry Bowden. Tide and Tiger podcast with Scott Griffin and al.com's Kevin Scarbinsky.
Is he more Bowden or Saban? Arguably two of the greatest coaches in the last 30 years have helped shape Jimbo Fisher. He is a perfect blend of the two which has resulted in 11 wins a season and a national title already at Florida State. But the biggest and most difficult task has been to replacing a legend. Jimbo Fisher has done that and is now being compared to his other coaching "father". My conversation with Alabama's first opponent's head man in the latest game of the century.
Inside intel from Alabama's second scrimmage with Rodney Orr of TiderInsider.com as we talk about Bama's defense perhaps being the fastest ever under Nick Saban plus other nuggets from the Tide's second scrimmage of fall training camp.
Is this the most important decision of Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn's career? What is seemingl an easy choice could determine the fate of Malzahn on the plains. Also, is this ths most pressure any Tiger QB has had in history? Scott Griffin and Kevin Scarbinsky of al.com discuss.
What REALLY happened in Alabama's first scrimmage of fall training camp? The conversation with Tider Insider's Rodney Orr in podcast.....I mean, Rodcast, form. Get on the inside of Bama football!
It's easy to take the shots when you sit on a perch. But it's also easy to be seen and "shot" at as it were....even by ex players. In a 24 hour span, three ex Crimson Tide players had criticisms of Bama head coach Nick Saban. They ranged from portraying playing time incorrectly to get getting outcoached. Scott Griffin and Kevin Scarbinksy of al.com discuss on edition #3 of Tide and Tiger.