Keith Dunnavant has a new book out this year about the 1966 Alabama football team. "The Missing Ring" describes the injustice of that Crimson Tide team, the nation's only undefeated and untied team and a two-time defending national champion, being denied the title by poll voters. This fall, there was another Alabama "missing ring" story, a true story with a happy ending.
October 24, 2006
Remember Will Oakley? He's had more injuries to his hamstring than pass receptions, but that could all be about to change. For the first time in the sophomore's young career, it was a clutch conversion on third and 11 which had Oakley in the spotlight instead of an injury.
September 3, 2006
Alabama Coach Mike Shula knew that the Crimson Tide medical staff could get Will Oakley well after he pulled a hamstring during spring practice. After all, they had gotten Oakley well after he had pulled a hamstring in his first fall camp at Bama in 2004 and after he pulled a hamstring again in the fall of 2005. But that wasn't good enough for Shula.
August 15, 2006
It's one of the basic rules of recruiting publicity. An athlete looking for maximum PR should always commit late, rather than early. To illustrate: Alabama actually had not one, but two receivers in last week for an official visit that were both First Team (3A) All-State from Florida. <br><br>Who were they?
January 22, 2004