Throughout fall camp, Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban has stressed the need for Alabama to find a complement to Julio Jones at wide receiver. Alabama uses two, three and even four wide receivers, but Jones—the upcoming sophomore and pre-season All-America—draws the attention from opposing defenses.
August 26, 2009
Joe Namath at safety? Believe it or not, in the early 1960s quarterbacks like Joe Namath and Steve Sloan spent some time at safety. That's because the NCAA was tinkering with football rules. There were periods of one platoon football, meaning that the players on offense were also required to play defense.
July 6, 2008
Alabama Coach Mike Shula said that Earl Alexander, the outstanding athlete from Central High School in Phenix City, would start his Crimson Tide career as a quarterback. But Alexander knows there could be a change in those plans, and the young man is prepared for that.
June 27, 2006
Phenix City isn't far from Auburn, but Alabama has had great success in luring excellent football players from Phenix City. Despite a late push by the Tigers, Scout.com four-star quarterback Earl Alexander of Central High School in Phenix City stuck with his commitment to the Crimson Tide and signed with Bama Wednesday.
February 1, 2006