New Day Dawning

Just in time for the 2003 football season, Kirk McNair's comprehensive 'BAMA Football Yearbook will hit the newsstands soon. <br><br>Order your copy today!

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2003 Alabama Football Yearbook

2003 Overview: New Day Dawning

Alabama has absorbed more than its share of body blows in recent years, but there may finally be reason for optimism. NCAA sanctions end with the next signing class. And with the arrival of new Head Coach Mike Shula a new day is dawning at The Capstone.
by Kirk McNair

The Offense: Stability Desperately Needed

There is plenty of talent on offense, beginning with a potentially dominating offensive line. But three coaching staffs in less than a year has the Tide players longing for stability. Shula and coordinator Dave Rader intend to provide just that.
by J.E. Lisby

The Defense: Determined To Continue Last Year's Success

If Bama's young interior linemen can mature quickly, then this year's Tide defense could very well be even better than before. Veteran coach (and Alabama native) Joe Kines returns to coordinate the unit with a deep appreciation of Bama's past. He's determined to continue the legacy.
by J.E. Lisby

The Special Teams: Aiming To Improve

New Special Teams Coordinator Dave Ungerer arrives with a proven track record for developing effective special teams play. He'll have to hit the ground running in the fall, quickly scouting and selecting key players for his units.
by J.E. Lisby

Mike Shula: Long-Term Future Looks Bright

After months of turmoil, Alabama brought home a former star to guide his alma mater through the troubled period.
by Kirk McNair

The Assistants: Veteran Group To Lead The Tide

Shula took his time in assembling what promises to be an outstanding unit of assistant coaches.
by J.E. Lisby and Drew Champlin

Coach Paul W. "Bear" Bryant: Simply The Best Ever

Coach Bryant didn't begin the tradition of success at Alabama, but during his tenure as head coach the former Tide player built a legacy that will never be matched.
by Steve Townsend

Bryant-Denny Stadium: Home Of The Crimson Tide

Alabama's football home has been very good to Crimson Tide teams. Bryant-Denny Stadium is one of the nation's most beautiful and functional, and pending plans are to make it even better.
by Steve Townsend

The Players: Tide Football Athletes

Here are brief sketches of returning players who will wear the Crimson and White each Saturday in the Fall.
by Drew Champlin

The Newcomers: Small But Talented Group Will Get Their Chance Early

Alabama's 2003 signing class was smaller than normal, but plenty of talent will arrive this August. Many will be counted on to contribute quickly.
by Drew Champlin

The Opponents: Schedule Rated Nation's Toughest

A look at the teams on Alabama's 2003 schedule.
by Jess Nicholas

Recruiting: Plenty Of Excellent Prospects In Alabama This Year

As is the case every year, Alabama's high school football coaches will produce some of the nation's finest college prospects. Here's an in-depth look at likely prospects in the state, plus around the region and the nation.
by Freddie Kirby


Quick Facts

By The Numbers

2003 Alabama Football Roster

Statistically Speaking

The 2003 Alabama Football Yearbook will once again be available to Crimson Tide fans this summer. This special edition from the writers and photographers of 'Bama Magazine provides the very finest in-depth analysis of the 2003 Alabama football team and new coaching staff, opponents, facts, statistics, schedules, and the best and most accurate Tide football recruiting information available anywhere!

The 2003 'Bama Football Yearbook will be mailed in late-July/early-August. The $12 charge includes applicable taxes, postage and handling.

VISA or MasterCard orders: call 1-800-713-2261, FAX 1-205-345-1260 or e-mail

Or send check or money order to: 'BAMA FOOTBALL YEARBOOK, P.O. Box 866104, Tuscaloosa, AL 35486. Be sure to give name and mailing address.


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