Processing the Tigers: Alabama comes up just short in rematch

For the remaining 2016 University of Alabama football season, TideSports intern Terrin Waack will provide select stellar stats, obscure facts and notable quotes from the most recent game to show how the Crimson Tide uses “The Process” against its...

Deshaun Watson delivers against Alabama defense

TAMPA – Deshaun Watson did everything he did against Alabama last year, plus one more thing. The Clemson quarterback shredded the Crimson Tide secondary. He skirted around tacklers for bits of yardage on the ground. And this time, he won the game. "We...

CECIL HURT: It’s agonizing to fall short, but Tide can bounce back

There is nothing harder. Going undefeated for a season in college football is difficult, more difficult than people seem to realize. No team did it this year. No team did it last year. Alabama came within one second of doing it,...

Run game stalls out in second half

TAMPA – For the first drive of the College Football Playoff National Championship, the University of Alabama went three-and-out. Bo Scarbrough started at running back and was given the ball on the second play. The Crimson Tide lost a yard, and Damien...

Offense nearly completes comeback in Sarkisian’s debut

TAMPA – First things first. Jalen Hurts, the true freshman quarterback who nearly pulled a comeback for the ages, said it didn’t matter. You’ll read some and hear more about people questioning Nick Saban’s decision to fire Lane Kiffin as the offensive coordinator and replace...

Big plays that decided the big game

TAMPA – Big games are sometimes won by big plays. But what really makes the difference is key plays. Here's a look at key plays that impacted the University of Alabama's 35-31 loss to Clemson on Monday night in the...

Alabama denied 17th national title with last-second loss to Clemson

TAMPA – Oh, those walk-on wide receivers. Clemson had one catching and one coaching on Monday night, and turned it into a national championship – with one second to spare. The Tigers wore down the Alabama defense and scored four second-half...

Dabo called it: ‘See you in Tampa’

TAMPA — Dabo Swinney told University of Alabama coach Nick Saban back in March: See you in Tampa. He was right. The two head coaches are about to face off in a College Football Playoff National Championship rematch when Alabama...

CECIL HURT: Alabama dominance threatening to many

If you want a sense of the real dynamic at work for the College Football Playoff National Championship, you needed to step away from the staged press conferences for coaches and listen to some of the questions directed at...

Onside surprise? Not to Griffith

TAMPA – Everyone else was surprised. Not Adam Griffith. The University of Alabama's kicker expected head coach Nick Saban to call for an onside kick at some point a year ago when the Crimson Tide was playing Clemson in the...
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