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GAMEDAY: Ridley looking like the new Cooper

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.


GAMEDAY: A Rocky Top relationship

Within minutes of Alabama’s 49-30 victory over Arkansas on Saturday, the fans focus shifted. The football team could enjoy the victory for 24 hours, but the students and much of the fanbase outside of Tuscaloosa were ready to look ahead.


You don't know Dalvin

What strikes many fans about Dalvin Tomlinson, is his quickness off the football, but for the people that really know him, there’s a side of him that doesn’t show on the field.


History of the Rivalry: Ole Miss

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.


Group of Five teams should be taken seriously

“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.


Nick Saban discusses USC game, defense

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.


GAMEDAY: Alabama's history in AT&T Stadium

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.


GAMEDAY: A look back at the Crimson Tide and USC

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.


GAMEDAY: And then there were two

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.