In numerous ways, it is a a spring of change for Alabama's football team. Nick Saban had to overall his staff more drastically than he ever has in the past. His "former" starting QB of two years has performed his way out of his job and now seems destined to transfer. Only one coach, Brent Key on the offensive line, has kept the same job title from a year ago. It is interesting that all of these things are happening, yet the Tide is still not only reigning champions, but could be even stronger in many ways next year. Scott Griffin and Rodney Orr wrap up Bama's spring, talk about why Jalen is likely already gone and give you the latest on recruiting.
Was Tua Tagovailoa's injury setback a miscalculation on everyone's part? How has a reshuffled offensive line performed? Scott Griffin and Rodney Orr discuss this plus the latest in Bama's recruiting which has a hotter start than a year ago at this time.
Only one assistant coach remains on the defensive side of the ball and that one (Tosh Lupoi) is now the signal caller. You throw in Da'Ron Payne, Rashaan Evans, Minkah Fitzpatrick and others taking NFL dollars and the transition from last year to this year will be vast. But it's Nick Saban and it's Tide talent. Scott Griffin and Rodney Orr of Tiderinsider.com breakdown what to look for in spring on defense.
You would think a team that doesn't know who their starter at QB is and who lost a playmaking WR and center would be taking a step back. That is absolutely not the case with ridiculously talented options to answer all of those questions and beyond. Scott Griffin and Rodney Orr of TiderInsider.com take a look at the offense heading into Alabama's spring football practice beginning next week.
Only one guy remains on Alabama's football staff coaching the same position he did in the national title year of 2017 (OL Coach Brent Key). It is the biggest transitional season as far as coaches in Nick Saban's coaching career. Perhaps the most widely spread transition in college football history from a reigning champion. Scott Griffin and Rodney Orr of Tiderinsider talk about the staff and Junior Day upcoming in Tuscaloosa.
There has been a sense of concern since summer of 2017 with the lack of commitments that Nick Saban normally has entering a season. Now with a staff overhaul as well as a #6 finish in recruiting, many fans are wondering about cracks in the dynasty wall. Scott Griffin and Rodney Orr take a closer look at the 2018 class plus thoughts on the breaking news of yet another staffer leaving Tuscaloosa.
It may not be the top ranked class again which has been Nick Saban's mantra the last several years but it still could provide critical needs and has some players that have the potential to do some marvelous things on the football field. This is the final update before signing day from Scott Griffin and Rodney Orr.
The gifted lefty from Hawaii came in as celebrated as any QB in Alabama history yet waited his turn. Despite having played just one half of football in weeks, Nick Saban went to the Bama bullpen for Tua Tagovailoa. He delivered a performance that will be imprinted on Tide's fans minds forever. Now the debate begins....Tua or Jalen Hurts. Scott Griffin of Tide and Tiger and Rodney Orr of Tider Insider.
It has been the most successful run in college football history. The Crimson Tide gunning for their 5th national title in 9 years which would obliterate the previous best 5 title run that took Bear Bryant 16 years to accomplish. The formula will be the same, play great defense, try and avoid mistakes and hope for success in the run game. Is that good enough against a virtual identical team toughened by the same conference? Scott Griffin and Rodney Orr of Tiderinsider.com have more along with thoughts from Nick Saban and QB Jalen Hurts.
The memory lasted a year for Alabama. A harrowing, haunting last play dagger to the heart from Clemson last year to cost the Tide a national championship. One would think that at a place like Alabama it wouldn't be such a burden to try and forget, not with the amazing success of 5 national titles in 9 years. But at the Capstone, it isn't about remembering winning. It's about not having to remember losses. Scott Griffin and Rodney Orr have more on the game, a pre look at Georgia and recruiting.