TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – The X-factor in the Jan. 9 rematch between evenly matched Alabama and LSU could be a crucial ex-factor: big-game experience. The BCS Championship Game is the biggest of the big. Been there, done that, say members of both teams. Been there more recently, says the second-ranked Crimson Tide. Done that, say many more current Alabama players. [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Nico Johnson was one of several Alabama players to speak with reporters Wednesday about the Crimson Tide, LSU and the BCS Championship Game. Practice resumes Wednesday afternoon for the Jan. 9 rematch with the Tigers in New Orleans.
“I tell people, 'I don't want to be a football player who is a Christian. I want to be a Christian who happens to play football,'” the 2011 Outland Trophy winner says. “Football is not who I am. It's what I do.” [Read More]
A couple of Crimson Tide players were informed that Auburn players said they hated Alabama during interviews this week. So how do Alabama players feel about Auburn? “I strongly dislike Auburn,” Hightower said. “I don't want to say I hate 'em, but I'm definitely hyped up to play against these guys. Every year it's always been a real good game. Those guys have been on a roll. … We're just gonna have to come in and play our game.” [Read More]
An Auburn player used the “h” word today to express his feelings toward the Crimson Tide. “I'm not even from Alabama, and being here for just one year, I hate Alabama,” Corey Lemonier said. So naturally Alabama players were asked tonight if they hate Auburn. “You know, hate's a strong word,” Tide's Dont'a Hightower says, “but I strongly dislike Auburn. I don't want to say I hate them, but I'm definitely hyped up to play against these guys.”
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Alabama players are among 27 finalists in five major awards announced Monday afternoon. The award winners will be announced at 8 p.m. CT on Dec. 8 on ESPN. Alabama running back Trent Richardson, a Heisman Trophy hopeful, was named a finalist for two awards – the Maxwell Award (college player of the year) and the Doak Walker Award (nation's most outstanding running back). [Read More]
Alabama junior forward Tony Mitchell, who averaged 19 points in three victories at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, has been named the Southeastern Conference's Player of the Week. Mitchell was named the tournament's MVP after leading the Crimson Tide to victories over Maryland, Wichita State and Purdue. [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – The overwhelming sound of success seems to rattle in the ears a bit longer. The volume of 92,969 fans in Tiger Stadium after LSU's 24-21 win last season over Alabama could pierce the eardrum. The silent nature of failure also is jarring in a disturbingly quiet sense. The arms of quarterbacks last season orchestrated crescendos for both teams. [Read More]