CECIL HURT: Backup QB an interesting storyline for Alabama

  If the adage about the most popular player on the Alabama football team in any given year being the backup quarterback is true, then: Mac Jones, prepare to meet the world. Now, slam on the brakes immediately before the analysis...

CECIL HURT: Sometimes with Saban, the answers are found in the answering

  Nick Saban’s press conferences are often seen as a series of 45-second to two-minute long segments, usually consisting of reports on the progress of the team or, occasionally, reactions that are sometimes humorous, sometimes contentious and sometimes both simultaneously. That’s...

CECIL HURT: Alabama at the top of the list, and it’s hard to argue...

College football preseason is also list season, if there is such a thing as list season since Americans love lists of all kinds — best left-handed quarterback, best song, best hot dog stand, anything that can be listed, ranked...

CECIL HURT: Injuries have a ripple effect

Sometimes Alabama football seems to be awash in injuries, with Nick Saban listing casualties (of varying degree, to be fair) like he is calling roll in an infirmary. Whether research would show that UA actually has more injuries than...

CECIL HURT: Injuries have a ripple effect

Sometimes Alabama football seems to be awash in injuries, with Nick Saban listing casualties (of varying degree, to be fair) like he is calling roll in an infirmary. Whether research would show that UA actually has more injuries than...

CECIL HURT: Wednesday’s scoreboard is Saban 1, Small Talk 0

 Some August days at Alabama football practice seem like what they are — preparatory work in the pre-season. That’s been the case for the week or so, but Wednesday had a different feel with the heat, the full pads...

CECIL HURT: Fair or not, Sark in no-win situation

While it may appear new (or old-but-new-again) University of Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is in a no-win situation, that’s not entirely accurate. Sarkisian can win, if a few things happen — Alabama dominates every game, scores an unprecedented number...

Alabama fall camp position preview: Running back

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sixth installment in a series looking ahead to the start of Alabama football fall practice. Today, we look at the running backs. Returning Alabama lost the top two running backs (based on all-purpose yardage) from the...

Talented group of receivers returning for Alabama

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fifth installment in a series looking ahead to the start of Alabama football fall practice. Today, we look at the wide receivers. Returning All of it. That means the 2018 Bilentnikoff Award winner as the best receiver...

CECIL HURT: Alabama’s season turned, not for the better, after LSU

There have been two opportunities in recent days to listen to Nick Saban closely, as he had wall-to-wall coverage, both at SEC Media Days in Hoover and again last Thursday at ESPN’s “Car Wash,” a day of appearances on...
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