The No. 2 Alabama football team opened the 2011 season with a 48-7 win over the Kent State Golden Flashes before a sold-out crowd of 101,821 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The Crimson Tide piled up 482 yards of total offense while the defense limited Kent State to just 90 total yards, including minus nine yards rushing.
Click on today's feature for the post-game analysis of today's victory with Phil Savage of the Crimson Tide Sports Network radio broadcast team. Also, we have First off the field interviews with C.J. Mosley and Barrett Jones in today's TideBits. We also caught up with, current Kansas City Chief star, Javier Arenas. His sideline interview is available under TideBits, as well.
In today's Quick Hits, Phil Savage joins us to give his "Keys to Victory"
Phil does a lot of scouting and research in preparation for his role in
the radio broadcast of the game. Phil is also a scout for the Philadelphia
Eagles. Check out what he says are the Keys to an Alabama victory.
After tomorrow's game, we'll have the Post-Game Analysis with Phil Savage.
At midnight tonight, TideTV subscribers can see the new 2011 Football
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The Alabama football team practiced in shells for the final time on Thursday before opening the 2011 season against Kent State on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide worked for 90 minutes inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility as they put the finishing touches on the season's first game plan. Saturday's kickoff is slated for 11:21 a.m. at Bryant-Denny Stadium and will be televised on the SEC Network.
Get a sneak peek at the 2011 Starting Lineups video in today's feature. Also tomorrow night, TideTV subscribers can see the 2011 Football entrance video at midnight. This year's entrance video is special. If you're not a member of TideTV, join so you can see this year's brand new entrance video before everyone else.
The Alabama football team returned outdoors to the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields for a two hour practice in shells, Wednesday afternoon, as the Crimson Tide continues preparation for its season opener against Kent State.
The Tide is ready to hit the field for the first game of the season. Hear how excited Trent Richardson is to get the season underway in his one-on-one interview under today's TideBits.
ESPN's Ivan Maisel is in town for a couple of days. Ivan was gracious enough to give us a one-on-one interview. Hear Ivan talk about who he picks to lead the SEC, his childhood growing up in Alabama, and if the Iron Bowl is college football's best rivalry.
The Alabama Crimson Tide football team returned to the practice field today as they continued their preparation for the season opener against Kent State. For some Kent State players, Saturday will not be their first visit here. Not too long ago, several Kent State football players and administration made the trip to Tuscaloosa. During their visit, they helped rebuild a home in Holt among other ways of giving back. Check out today's feature video to see their visit and meeting with Coach Saban.
The Alabama football team continued preparations for Saturday's season opener against Kent State with a two hour session in full pads on Monday afternoon on the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.
Junior transfer Duron Carter suited up in shorts and helmet for his first practice with the Crimson Tide on Monday. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native spent last season at Coffeyville Community College following his freshman year at Ohio State.
Check out action of Duron's first practice with the team in today's Wide Receiver Drills. Also, hear from Coach Saban and several players on transitioning from fall camp to game week.
The Alabama football team practiced for two hours in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Practice Facility, Saturday afternoon. The Crimson Tide is just one week away from the first game of the season against the Golden Flashes of Kent State.
The practice marked the 24th for Alabama this preseason as the Crimson Tide will get a much deserved day off on Sunday.
On Monday, we will have Coach Saban's noon press conference. Rolltide.com is the only place you can watch it live. To watch it, subscribe to TideTV by clicking clicking here.
The Alabama football team practiced for two hours in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Practice Facility, Thursday afternoon. The Crimson Tide is just two practices away from entering game week.
"Tomorrow we will start preparation for our first game and start out like we do on a Monday and progress through the week and try and get a little more down time and shorter practices," Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban said. "When we get closer to the game, we try to get the kind of recovery that we feel like we need."
Alabama only has seven more practices before it hosts Kent State on Saturday, Sept. 3. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:21 a.m., at Bryant-Denny Stadium, with the contest set to air on the SEC Network.
The Alabama football team went to work for two hours in full pads at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility on Wednesday afternoon.
With Wednesday being the first day of classes on the University of Alabama campus, the team will now settle into its daily routine that will be carried out throughout the season. In addition, the Crimson Tide added 25 players to its roster, expanding from the 105 allotted during training camp.
Alabama returns to the field on Thursday, as it will hold eight more practices prior to its first game.
Coach Saban has speakers throughout the year come in and visit with the football team. Building character and becoming a better person off the field is a part of "The Process." Find out what powerful speaker recently got the full attention of the football team by clicking the video above.
The Alabama football team returned to the practice field with a two-hour workout session Tuesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields. It is the first time the Crimson Tide has hit the field since Saturday's second scrimmage of the fall.
"We have been off for two days, and obviously this is the time you try to get your players back," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said Tuesday. "At the same time, there is a lot of fundamental improvement that we need to make. I think the things coming out of the scrimmage that we need to improve on are mental toughness as a team, especially the younger players to be able to persevere, sustain and finish plays."
The Alabama Crimson Tide football team held the second and final full scrimmage of fall camp Saturday afternoon in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The scrimmage lasted more than two hours and included 50 plays of regular game scrimmaging, situational down and distance, red area, goalline, coming out and two-minute.
Senior All-American safety Mark Barron had a big day statistically to lead the defense with six tackles, one interception, one sack, three pass break-ups and a blocked kick. Dont'a Hightower also had six stops (one TFL) while Courtney Upshaw (5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 PBU) and C.J. Mosley (5 tackles, 1 PBU) were next on the list of leading tacklers.
The offense got solid production from the ground game as Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy combined for 96 yards on 13 carries, an average of 7.4 yards per rush. Lacy had 57 yards on seven carries with one touchdown while Richardson added 39 yards on seven carries. They both also contributed to the passing game with several catches out of the backfield.
Check out today's Quick Hits feature to hear Coach Saban's comments on the quarterbacks.
The Alabama football team held its 18th practice of fall camp on Friday with a two-hour session at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility. The practice marked the Crimson Tide's final workout before its second scrimmage, which is set for Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
"We need to get the running game going (in this scrimmage)," senior center William Vlachos said. "I only went about 60 or 70 percent of the snaps last time after being sick, so I am looking forward to getting a full scrimmage under my belt and getting the running game going, continuing to improve the pass protection and letting everyone else do their job."
The Alabama football team took a much needed break from the southern heat as the Crimson Tide practiced for two hours in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Practice Facility Thursday afternoon.
"Yesterday was particularly hard on the players even though it was not the hottest day," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. "I think it is the cumulative effect, so we decided to go inside today to give them a little better opportunity to be able to recover and not be in the heat. I thought being inside today helped us to improve our mental intensity and our ability to focus and actually practice a little bit better, which, to me, is probably more the objective at this point than getting acclimated to heat that we may never have to play in."
The Alabama football team took to the practice field this morning for the start of its final two-a-day practice session of fall camp at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility.
The first workout was a two-hour full-pads workout that began at 9:30 a.m. This evening's practice in shells began at 7:30 p.m. Today's practices were No. 15 and 16 for the Crimson Tide of the 28 workouts leading up to Alabama's season-opener against Kent State on September 3 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
"I can't wait to see a different jersey. We've been hitting each other all week," Alabama offensive linemanD.J. Fluker said in our one-on-one interview with him after this morning's practice. To hear what else D.J. had to say, click on today's featured video.
The Crimson Tide return to the practice field tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Tomorrow we will have Coach Saban's press conference live after practice. Rolltide.com is the only place you can see it live. To watch it, subscribe to TideTV by clicking here.
The Alabama Crimson Tide football team held a single two-hour practice session on Tuesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields, marking the 14th training session of fall camp for the Tide.
Following practice, the University of Alabama's Million Dollar Band took part in teaching the fight song, "Yea Alabama," to the freshmen. To see how the freshmen did, click on the video above. See Coach Saban, Coach Cochran, and the rest of the team sing the fight song, as well.
Tomorrow the team will return to the practice field for their final two-a-day practice of Fall camp.
The Alabama football team returned to practice on Monday after a day off to participate in its third two-a-day of fall camp. The Crimson Tide opened the day with a two hour practice at 9:30 a.m., in full pads and then returned to practice in shells at 7:30 p.m.
Today we had One-On-One interviews with Barrett Jones, Dont'a Hightower, and Marquis Maze. Dont'a is today's featured video. You can check out the other two interviews under TideBits.
There were some nice catches in the Evening Session: Wide Receiver Drills video tonight. Also, click on the Evening Session: Defensive Back Drills to see Coach Saban working with the secondary.
Tomorrow we will have Coach Saban's press conference live at 5pm CT. Rolltide.com is the only place you can watch it live. To watch it, subscribe to TideTV by clicking here.
The Crimson Tide held the first scrimmage of fall camp Saturday afternoon in Bryant-Denny Stadium. On offense, senior wide receiver Marquis Maze led the way with five catches for 123 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore linebacker C.J. Mosley was the top tackler on Saturday with six total stops. Senior linebacker Courtney Upshaw and senior safety Mark Barron each had five tackles. Of Upshaw's five stops, two were tackles for loss and one was a sack.
The football team will take tomorrow off from practicing. The team is scheduled to return to practice with a two-a-day on Monday.
Check out today's Quick Hits video to find out which Alabama legendary players were at today's practice.
The Alabama football team held its second two-a-day practice of camp on Friday with a 9:30 a.m. workout in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility. The Crimson Tide returned to the outdoor practice field at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Tide will hold their first scrimmage of the season tomorrow inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Check out the Defensive Back Drills to see Coach Saban working with the defensive backs. Dont'a Hightower returned to practice and made a nice play in his first drill of the evening session. You can check that out in the Evening Session: Linebacker Drills video under today's TideBits.
The Crimson Tide football team held its eighth practice of the season on Thursday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility donning full pads for the third time in camp. The Tide will hold two sessions on Friday before its first scrimmage of the fall season, which is slated for Saturday.
Absent from today's practice was senior offensive lineman William Vlachos and junior linebacker Dont'a Hightower.
"Dont'a had a fracture in his hand," Saban explained. "They did a little surgical procedure today, and he will probably be ready to come back and practice tomorrow. Vlachos was sick today, and he will be back as well."
To watch your favorite Tide players in action during practice, check out the position drills under TideBits.
The Alabama football team took to the field twice on Wednesday for their first two-a-day of fall camp. The Crimson Tide got after it in the morning in full pads and returned to the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility at 7:30 p.m.
Today we talked with Dre Kirkpatrick and Will Lowery. Check out Dre's interview to see what Coach Saban has done for him since he's been here at the Capstone. What does Will Lowery do to unwind during two-a-days? What is his favorite video game? Watch Will's one-on-one interview to find out.
Also, check out the feature above for an all-access look into Fan Day.
The Alabama football team returned to practice Tuesday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility for a two-hour session in which the Crimson Tide strapped on full pads for the first time in fall camp.
It marks the fifth practice of fall camp as the Tide continues to work towards their season opener on Sept. 3 at Bryant-Denny Stadium against Kent State. Speaking of Kent State, check out today's Quick Hits to hear what Coach Saban has to say on his college years there playing for the Golden Flashes. To hear Coach Saban's entire press conference, click on the link under TideBits.
The intensity of fall camp will increase tomorrow with the Tide's first two-a-day practice session beginning at 9:30 a.m. Alabama will then hit the field again at 7:30 p.m. for the day's final workout. Check back tomorrow for complete coverage. We'll have video of practice and one-on-one interviews with your favorite Crimson Tide players.
The football team completed their fourth practice of fall training camp Monday afternoon with a two-hour session in shells at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility.
Today we talked to Brandon Gibson and Damion Square about their progress so far during this year's fall camp. Brandon and Damion's interview can be found under today's TideBits.
The team will be in full pads for the first time during this fall's camp when they hit the field at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
As is customary during fall camp, the team will have a speaker in the evening. Former Syracuse All-American quarterback Don McPherson will speak to the Crimson Tide Monday night and discuss life skills.
The football team held their annual Fan Day today at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Crimson Tide practiced in front of an estimated 7,500 fans before holding a 45-minute autograph session on the field following the open practice. Coach Saban addressed the media this morning along with coordinators Jim McElwain and Kirby Smart.
For action of today's practice, check out the position drills under TideBits. Also, check out the Quick Hits video above for a sneak peak of the starting lineups video shoot.
The University of Alabama football team practiced as a complete unit for the first time this afternoon. We have videos of seven different units practicing under today's TideBits.
The University of Alabama held its spring and summer commencements today in Coleman Coliseum. All together over 80 student-athletes received their degrees. The football team led the way with 20 past and present players earning their degrees, including the Preseason All-Southeastern Conference trio of Josh Chapman, Barrett Jones and William Vlachos, all of which are returning starters heading into this season. Click on the interview above to hear what Barrett Jones has to say about receiving his degree.
The University of Alabama football team held their first practice of the 2011 season this morning at the Thomas-Drew Practice Field. The team hit field shortly after 9 a.m. While the returning Tide players hit the field this morning, the incoming freshman will get their first action on the practice field tonight. We have position drills from this morning's practice under Tide Bits. Also, you can watch Coach Saban's press conference and one-on-one interviews with Tide players.