The duality of Burkie: Why Burton Burns is one of nation’s best assistants

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You know the Burton Burns who’s coached eight running backs from the University of Alabama practice fields off Hackberry Lane and onto NFL squads. You’re familiar with the Burton Burns who honed the first Heisman Trophy winners in the program’s...

How his time as a high school coach put Jeremy Pruitt ahead of the...

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Chances are if you spot Jeremy Pruitt around the University of Alabama complex or on the practice fields you’ll find him in a gray pair of Nike sweatpants with a matching sweatshirt or a pullover. Truth is, Pruitt is a...

Mobile QB the key to beating Alabama?

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Coaches have scoured dozens of games searching for weaknesses of the University of Alabama defense. They can spend hundreds of hours in search of the smallest advantage. It's no small task. There are precious few faults to be found. But among...

Who is Alabama’s biggest rival?

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Who is the University of Alabama’s biggest football rival? Depends on who you ask. Someone asked Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban on his radio show a couple of weeks ago, and his answer raised a few eyebrows. Tennessee was the coach’s response. Actually,...

The lighter and the Cadillac

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Don't play with fire, the old saying goes. All it takes is a single spark. More than 30 years after the end of Paul W. "Bear" Bryant's coaching career, he's still remembered as much for stories and legends as wins...

The Family Business

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Being one of the 85 scholarship players on the University of Alabama football team's roster puts you in pretty select company. If you are recruited by the Crimson Tide, you are considered one of the best in the country...

GAMEDAY: What Might Have Been

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By Larry Guest | Special to TideSports.com This is an excerpt from a chapter of the book "Sports Icons ’R Funny " by Larry Guest offered exclusively to The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com. The book, which also has chapters with...

GAMEDAY: Eddie Jackson continues his rise

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Eddie Jackson came shockingly close to never playing major college football. Heck, he almost never played high school football either. The University of Alabama’s star senior safety wasn’t eligible to play his first three seasons of high school because of...

1971 matchup with USC launched a new era at Alabama

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Among all the hundreds of University of Alabama football games that have been played over more than a century, there are a relative few that have become touchstones, benchmarks that, with the passage of time, came to represent more...

Odds are high that QBs won’t stick around with school they signed with

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Aside from winning a big game, there are few things that make a college football fan happier than when the old alma mater signs a blue-chip quarterback. Whether it's the hot-shot, four-star national recruit or the hometown hero who...
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