Nick Saban working with young Alabama team, not much depth

Football 04/13/19, 02:02

Alabama's Nick Saban isn't likely to get much sympathy from his coaching peers regarding his offseason challenges.But even the Crimson Tide faces some, especially on a defense that was uncharacteristically vulnerable late last season. Such challenges are inevitable when seven ...

New Browns coach Kitchens adds assistants, ‘Bama coordinator

Football 01/18/19, 19:21

New Browns coach Freddie Kitchens added seven assistants to his staff, including Tosh Lupoi, Alabama's defensive coordinator last season.Lupoi will coach Cleveland's defensive line. He spent five seasons working under Nick Saban with the Crimson Tide, who were recently beaten ...

Alabama, Saban face big offseason challenges after loss

Football 01/08/19, 17:02

Alabama coach Nick Saban is famously quick to start focusing on his postseason to-do list, whether the Crimson Tide just won a national championship or fell short.It's how he's wired, and there's plenty of work to do this offseason.Saban needs ...

Alabama already among greatest college dynasties

Sports 01/07/19, 04:41

With five national championships in the past nine seasons, Alabama already has accomplished something never done before in the AP poll era that began in 1936.Winning another crown Monday night against Clemson would lift the Crimson Tide even further above ...

No. 1 Alabama meets No. 2 Clemson for CFP championship

Football 01/06/19, 17:14

College Football Playoff national championshipNo. 2 Clemson (14-0) vs. No. 1 Alabama (14-0) at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, 8 p.m. EST (ESPN)Line: Alabama by 5½.Series: Alabama leads 14-3.WHAT'S AT STAKE?The winner of the fourth straight playoff meeting between ...

Alabama-Clemson IV: Can Saban’s dynasty reach new heights?

Football 01/06/19, 16:24

Alabama coach Nick Saban and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney went through the familiar routine Sunday.Joint news conference, during which Swinney does most of the talking. Saban compliments Swinney's Tigers. Swinney compliments Saban's unprecedented run with the Crimson Tide. Handshake. Pose ...

Column: Saban changes with the times _ better than anyone

Sports 01/05/19, 19:24

Flexibility and a willingness to change are traits generally associated with youth.There lies the true greatness of Nick Saban.At 67 — an age when retirement plans are formed, a comfortable routine firmly established — the Alabama coach has undergone a ...

Update: Hurts ready to do whatever he can to help Tide

Football 01/05/19, 12:57

The Latest on the College Football Playoff national championship media day (all times local):9:50 a.m.Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts is ready to do whatever he can to help the Crimson Tide defeat Clemson in the national championship game.He's not ready, however, ...

Clemson-Alabama IV has precedents in other sports

Football 01/04/19, 15:21

LeBron vs. Steph in the spring, Dabo vs. Nick in the winter.As much as Cleveland and Golden State became annual opponents in the NBA Finals before James left the Cavaliers last summer to join the Los Angeles Lakers after losing ...

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