2009 Iron Bowl “The Championship Drive”
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama coach Nick Saban isn't involved in promoting Mark Ingram for the Heisman Trophy, but he's still heavily praising his star tailback. Saban says he doesn't know who the best player is because he hasn't seen all the Heisman candidates like he has Ingram. [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – No. 3 Alabama coach Nick Saban is adamant that he doesn't want his team's approach to change with No. 9 LSU visiting. Saban borrowed Monday from Joe Girardi, saying the Yankees manager said the best way to close out the World Series was to play good baseball. Saban said he wants the Crimson Tide to focus on playing good football and think about what they have to gain, not what they could lose. [Read More]
The rivalry that is historically known as the Third Saturday in October, Alabama vs. Tennessee. Held at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama during the 2009 Season.
Even several minutes after the thrilling end of the Alabama Tennessee game when Terrence Cody blocked the last second field goal, the atmosphere in Bryant-Denny Stadium was electric.
Prior to the kickoff of a football game you get all the pageantry and tradition that is associated with football. Here The Million Dollar Band is seen marching onto the Field at Bryant-Denny Stadium prior to the kickoff of the Alabama Tennessee game in 2009.
This is what it sounds like when nearly 100,000 people in one place are ready to see some football.
Terrence saved what turn out to be a National Championship with this field goal block literally as time ran out. This after already blocking another field goal before the close of the first half. ROLL TIDE!
Prior to every home game in Tuscaloosa, Alabama the Crimson Tide's marching band, also known as The Million Dollar Band, play the fight songs and others on whats known as the Quad on the steps of the University of Alabama library facing towards Denny Chimes. The annual football rivalry between Alabama and Tennessee is known as the Third Saturday in October.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – The University of Alabama has spent more than $175,000 defending allegations that athletes in 16 sports obtained textbooks they weren't entitled to under their scholarships. The Decatur Daily reported on the legal costs Thursday after making a public records request. The paper said university records it obtained show that attorneys fees for defending the allegations totaled more than $149,000 and other legal costs brought the total to nearly $175,500. [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama coach Nick Saban says his kickers won't use tape to spot field goals and extra points – but says the Crimson Tide is hardly the only offender. South Carolina Steve Spurrier pointed out Leigh Tiffin's use of the white tape to spot his kicks in last week's game, and reported it to the Southeastern Conference. He said Tiffin quickly put the tape in his pocket after kicking. [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – No. 1 Alabama’s quarterback, Greg McElroy, doesn’t have much time to fret over his recent misfires. McElroy said you have to put rough games behind you since you play another one just about every fall Saturday. He was intercepted twice early against South Carolina and has only passed for 239 yards in the past two games after being one of the Southeastern Conference’s most efficient passers through the first five. [Read More]
Ever seen a running back carry an entire offense on his back? That is exactly what the eventual Heisman Trophy winner did in this game. Mark Ingram. ROLL TIDE!
Trent Richardson demonstrated his ability early on in his career when playing against Arkansas as a freshman in 2009. In one play he broke 6 tackles and out ran a defensive back on his way to a gashing 52 yard touchdown run.