Senior Bowl: Preston Dial Interview

Talented Alabama tight end Preston Dial discusses the first day of Senior Bowl practice, and the NFL Draft. Look inside for the exclusive interview from
January 24, 2011

Quietly, Dial Big Part Of Offense

When Alabama fans think about the players from the 2010 team who won't be back for 2011, the focus is on a handful of seniors and three or four possible junior defections; not so much on a guy who has been a two-year starter and a versatile player on offense and special teams.
December 31, 2010

The End Is Near For Tide's Dial

Alabama tight end and H-Back Preston Dial can remember back all the way to 2006 or 2007 "when the light at the end of the tunnel seemed so far away. Now it seems like it's shining right in my face."
November 10, 2010

Tide Players Plan To Watch Games

Want to know how Alabama football players will spend their Saturday with no Crimson Tide football game? Big surprise: football players are also football fans, and most Bama players will be watching football on television.
October 30, 2010

Dial Looks Forward To Florida's Best

The things that make some people happy. At Auburn, they did their toilet paper celebration (as only Auburn can do it) when famed Alabama Coach Paul Bryant died. Tennessee is happy to make a third down conversion. And the Crimson Tide has a football player who is happy that this week's opponent is showing improvement.
September 29, 2010

Dial's First TD Catch ‘Was Cool'

This week, Alabama will be making its first football trip to Duke. The game will be televised by ABC and the game announcer will be a woman, Beth Mowins, and having a female do play-by-play on Crimson Tide football is another first. As many accomplishments as there have been in Bama football, there is still room for "firsts."
September 17, 2010

Who Is That Tide Mystery Starter?

There are Alabama football fans who can name the starting line-up of Crimson Tide teams going back years, or even decades. Even the best fans, though, will miss a few. It's sort of a trick question anyway, particularly in modern football where a team might start with four wide receivers, or maybe just one. Two tight ends, or maybe none. And so on.
August 18, 2010

Dial In Battle At Tight End

Preston Dial looks like a football player. And following one practice last week, he looked like a football player who had come out on the short end of the scrimmage. Looks can be deceiving, though. The bloody nose was just a bad scrape, the result of Dial failing to buckle up his chin strap correctly.
April 12, 2010