The O-line: Are Football's Big Uglies Ready?

The "Big Uglies." They battle in the trenches to protect the quarterback or create holes for a running back. They're the heart of the offense and a critical component in moving the chains. Without an experienced offensive line, a great quarterback can look ordinary and a fast running back can get stuffed. Some BCS teams look set at O-line and some don't. Here's a sampling of what to expect.
May 22, 2012

Vlachos Doesn't Expect Big Score

This is not the same as 2009 when Alabama defeated Texas in the Rose Bowl at Pasadena for the BCS National Championship. Monday night Bama will be in more familiar territory against a very familiar opponent.
January 7, 2012

Vlachos Looks To Clear Path For Tide

A key contributor to the Tide's ground success has been veteran offensive lineman William Vlachos, anchoring the surge from the center position. Alabama led the SEC in rushing yards per game with a 219.83 average. The senior, a starter for 39 straight games, was named a Second-Team Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American.
January 5, 2012

Vlachos Finalist For Rimington

Alabama senior center William Vlachos was named one of six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, the organization announced Monday. The winner of the Rimington Trophy will be announced during the ESPNU/Home Depot College Football Awards show, broadcast live from Orlando, Fla., on ESPN on Thursday, Dec. 8.
December 5, 2011

Vlachos Celebrates Win Over Auburn Tigers

Alabama center William Vlachos capped his senior season with a convincing 42-14 victory over the Auburn Tigers. The third year starter along with fellow offensive linemen paved the way for Trent Richardson's career best 203 yards rushing total.
November 28, 2011

Two Tiders Given SEC Recognition

It was no surprise that Alabama had a couple of Player of the Week honorees from the Southeastern Conference following the Crimson Tide's 42-14 rout of Auburn in Auburn last weekend. It also wasn't a complete surprise that Bama's offensive player of the week had to share the honor on a rivalry weekend.
November 28, 2011

Tide Bites: William Vlachos

William Vlachos is a leader on this football team, and he knows his team has to rebound quickly for the tough game against Mississippi State.
November 8, 2011

Tide Talk: William Vlachos

William Vlachos is all business, even in his interviews. Listen the the trench leader talk about the upcoming matchup.
October 29, 2011