The four-year war: Damion Square vs. D.J. Fluker at Alabama practice-al.com"They're really spirited and in the right mindset," Tide defensive coordinator Kirby Smart says. :I'm not talking about talking trash or fighting. They get after each other, and I think that's what makes us who we are."
One year after scary hip injury, Alabama's C.J. Mosley wants to finish this year's BCS title game (video)-al.com"I've seen every angle you can see. It was just a freak accident," Mosley said.
Damion Square raves about fellow Alabama defensive end Ed Stinson-al.com"He's a fast guy, jumps high, he's very strong, got great size," Square says. "He's one of those guys that's just a great football player."
"The opportunity we have now, we've got to take advantage of it because we have a chance to do something special," Johnson said.
With shot at 3rd title in 4 years, Alabama LB Nico Johnson says he's defied the odds (video)-al.com
"We can take advantage of their secondary," Riddick told reporters Thursday morning during Notre Dame's BCS session with reporters. Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner said he's glad Riddick is picking on the Tide's secondary. He said if Notre Dame thinks the secondary is a weak link, the Tide cornerbacks and safeties will get a chance to prove the Irish wrong. However, Riddick brings up an interesting point: Could Notre Dame take advantage of its running quarterback the way Texas A&M did Manziel?
Despite what Riddick says, Tide says it isnít vulnerable to running QB-Daily Bama blog
Alabama ranks first nationally in total defense, and it's a large reason the Crimson Tide will enter Monday night's BCS National Championship Game as a 10-point favorite. But who deserves the credit? Is this Alabama head coach Nick Saban's defense, whileKirby Smart is little more than a glorified position coach who has the coordinator title and draws a nice salary? Or has Saban simply laid down the guidelines for Smart, who has taken them and imagined something that's a little different and just as productive as what his boss might produce? The truth is somewhere in between.
Tide nose guard Jesse Williams a 'unique player,' defensive coordinator Kirby Smart says-al.comThe Australian has adapted well in his switch from defensive end to nose guard.
Accountability has helped Tide's Damion Square develop as a player and a man-al.comDefensive coordinator Kirby Smart calls the senior defensive end "a special player."
2 Alabama players sent home from BCS national championship for curfew violations-al.comFreshmen linebackers Dillon Lee and Ryan Anderson have been sent home from BCS national championship preparations for violation of team rules, a source has confirmed.
A blitz that didn't happen might have saved Alabama in the SEC Championship Game-al.comA tipped last pass might have been knocked down, providing Georgia time to run one more play, Tide defensive coordinator Kirby Smart says
'Great technique' separates Tide's Barrett Jones from others, Damion Square says-al.com"He can adjust," Square says. "He can be an aggressive guy, and he can be a guy that's kind of passive and let you beat yourself, and that's what's so great about Barrett Jones. He plays the game with great technique. You can't really find a flaw in his game."
BCS Championship Game will (probably) be won in the trenches-alcomTexas A&M game was decided more by busted plays, Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart says.