Jay Barker anxiously stepped out in front of 83,091 fans on Dec. 5, 1992. Legion Field had a capacity crowd for the first ever SEC Championship game and the largest crowd to ever attend a SEC title matchup.
In the first year that the SEC Championship was moved to Georgia Dome, fans of the SEC got one of the best conference title games.
At the start of the 2015 season the Alabama offense was a mystery. The team was left to rebuild on that side of the ball, almost from scratch, after losing the starting quarterback, running back and star wide receiver, Amari Cooper. Cooper left for the draft after his junior season, and he took all of the Alabama receiving records with him.
Starting as early as Friday night, University of Alabama students will start forming a line outside of Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Alabama center Bradley Bozeman was pleased with the team's most recent win over Tennessee, but even he didn’t realize how much success his offensive line truly had in the Crimson Tide’s 49-10 beating of the Volunteers until he left Neyland Stadium.
Don’t let Jonathan Allen fool you. The University of Alabama defensive lineman isn’t a fan of cigars.
Most Alabama fans do not remember what may be Nick Saban’s best comeback victory. That is because he was a coach at LSU and the opponent was Kentucky.
A competition has brewed among the Crimson Tide defense. Alabama has scored a nation-leading five defensive touchdowns in its first five games.
Coaches tell their players it's just one game to get them into the right frame of mind, but when it's a matchup against a longtime rival, the pressure gets amplified and the stakes are raised. Bragging rights are in jeopardy, and the right to stand tall is at risk.
“It’s off the upright, and it’s no good! South Alabama will escape for a victory!” That was the call from the SEC Network when the Jaguars “upset” Mississippi Sate on Saturday, but was it actually an upset? Well in the simplest terms, yes. Mississippi State was a 28-point favorite heading into the game, but recent history has told us that maybe those point spreads need to change.
Alabama’s defense is looking to repeat its performance from last week, when it held the No. 20 USC Trojans to just six points. This week will be a new animal, though, as the Crimson Tide will have to defend a Western Kentucky team that runs a fast-paced offense and finished second in all of college football last season at 44.3 points per game.
AT&T Stadium was built in 2009 for the Dallas Cowboys and was supposed to grow into a major home field advantage. The stadium has been anything but, though. The Cowboys have a record of just 27-28 at home. The NFL team has won more road games than home games since the opening its AT&T Stadium. Many visitors, however, have made it into more of an advantage than the Cowboys have. The Crimson Tide has a better record in the stadium than its owners.
When it comes down to NFL running backs, defensive lineman Jonathan Allen would pick Derrick Henry over Reggie Bush and Kenyan Drake over Lendale White. But that’s because the Alabama senior is loyal to his former Crimson Tide teammates. He still has an immense amount of respect for Bush and White, who used to play for the team Allen will face during Saturday’s season opener — the USC Trojans.
On Sept. 19, 2015, a hum filled the student section inside of Bryant-Denny Stadium as the crowd watched Alabama quarterback Cooper Bateman walk out onto the field to take the first offensive snaps against the Ole Miss instead of Jake Coker. It didn’t take long until the crowd’s uneasy murmurs turned to cries of dismay.