Breakfast at the Waysider: Daily Alabama Crimson Tide News

Saban, Miles share similar philosophies | ESPN

They are reverse mirrors in personality — while Miles’ outward effervescence masks his demanding side, Saban’s cold efficiency subsumes his warmer side — but they grew up in the same school of college football.


Tide and Tigers roll into New Orleans |

“The big thing that we’ve tried to focus on in terms of what we learned in that game is the technical aspects of things that that we could have done better, maybe from a schematic standpoint, maybe from an execution standpoint,” Saban said.


SEC rivals arrive in Big Easy | Memphis Commercial Appeal

For Alabama, it was a short flight, and a brass band greeted the Crimson Tide as they got off the plane, while somebody shouted “Roll Tide!” as coach Nick Saban talked to reporters.


Saban defends his kickers | Mobile Press-Register

Even if you were in the NFL, you would make 35 or 40 percent of those field goals, and I think that players have to keep that in perspective, especially our players so that they continue to develop confidence in what they have the ability to do.


Vlachos proves Saban wrong | Village Living

“To be honest, Saban didn’t want him,” Mountain Brook High School football coach Chris Yeager said. “He wanted to figure out a way to get rid of him. When Saban came to visit William at his house, I felt like he really tried to get him to decommit because of his size.”


Saban turned the Tide with 5-year plan | Tuscaloosa News

The coach has transformed a program emerging from the ravages of NCAA sanctions into a national powerhouse, ringing in a new era of success for an Alabama program that claims 13 national titles.

Observations from the bowl season | Island Packet

If the Crimson Tide wins Monday night, as I expect they will, shouldn’t LSU be entitled to a best-out-of-three rematch? Sounds fair to me. But, then again, whoever said that the BCS system was fair?


Saban treats bowl games differently | Montgomery Advertiser

“I think players have to show a tremendous amount of maturity and understanding,” Saban said. “In our case this year, we had three weeks where we worked out and lifted weights where we didn’t practice.”


Recruits don’t fall for old tricks | ESPN

Football prospects today are more knowledgeable than ever about recruiting. That’s not necessarily a good thing for colleges that rely on age-old tricks of selling recruits on the fantasies that once worked in this business.


How the SEC dominates college football | Tuscon Citizen

No league has won or shared six national titles in succession. The Big Ten strung five in the Great Depression era.

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