TUSCALOOSA — Xavier McKinney found a simple, albeit somewhat unnerving way to correct the open-field tackling issues that plagued him early in his Alabama career: imagine Nick Saban yelling at you.
TUSCALOOSA — Tua Tagovailoa hadn’t given it much thought before a reporter asked about it Tuesday, but he admitted a change at center could affect some aspects of Alabama’s quarterback-center exchange this weekend.
TUSCALOOSA — The last time Jaylen Waddle stood inside Kyle Field in College Station, the Houston native was being heavily recruited by Texas A&M.
TUSCALOOSA — Coming off an open week, Alabama’s offense is hardly at full strength with a couple of starters expected to be “day-to-day” this week with injuries.
TUSCALOOSA — Six weeks into the season and Alabama is back in familiar territory, including regaining the No. 1 ranking it held almost all of last season.
TUSCALOOSA — Sam Williams has always enjoyed hunting and fishing. So, too, does Freddie Roach, his lead recruiter at Ole Miss.
TUSCALOOSA — As Alabama’s Jared Mayden hauled in the fluttering pass from Ole Miss quarterback John Rhys Plumlee in the closing minutes of Saturday’s 59-31 win, it was almost as if a weight had been lifted of the senior safety’s shoulders.