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September 1, 2015
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Alabama last season finished 72nd nationally in red-zone defenses. Opponents scored on 84.1% of their chances (37 of 44) but managed only 17 touchdowns . . .
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Barring a blowout loss, the potential benefits in this game for the Badgers are enormous . . .
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison)

We want to go out there and show pride and represent where we come from and how to bring Wisconsin football to Alabama. We want to show them how we play football . . .
Badger Nation

We've talked a lot about establishing identity and now is the time to create the identity of a dangerous team . . .
Bama Magazine

The Crimson Tide will practice three more times this week before traveling to Texas on Friday . . .
University of Alabama

I think when he executes it the way he's capable of, he's very effective, and that's what we're trying to help him develop that consistency . . .
Birmingham News

"Those three guys have gotten the bulk of the reps and each day we'll have a (practice period . . .
Dothan Eagle

Drake was listed as the top kick returner on Alabama's depth chart that was released Monday . . .
Huntsville Times

It was at least moderately surprising to see O.J. Howard listed as co-first team with Ty Flournoy-Smith . . .
Mobile Press-Register

VIDEO: Nick Saban Press Conference (8-31-15) . . .
Tuscaloosa News

"I've been really pleased with all three of the quarterbacks that have taken some reps in practice . . .
Birmingham News

One of the top contenders for a starting job at one of Alabama's two outside receiver spots prior to suffering the injury, Sims was listed as a backup on Alabama's depth chart that was released Monday . . .
Huntsville Times

Jake Coker, Cooper Bateman, Alec Morris and David Cornwell all worked on throws from 30 yards or longer during practice . . .
Birmingham News

One reason there were no great surprises is that Nick Saban has discussed all positions throughout the preseason, including discussion of the important quarterback spot at every opportunity . . .
Bama Magazine

Coach Nick Saban has not yet decided on a quarterback to open the season, with senior Jake Coker, redshirt freshman David Cornwell and true freshman Blake Barnett among the competitors . . .
Sports Illustrated

Several of Alabama's skill commits had big games last Friday night . . .
Huntsville Times

In theory, Morris could bring those same characteristics to an Alabama team that'll likely be defined by a stout front seven and powerful running back tandem of Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake . . .
Birmingham News

After months of speculation/discussion, Alabama released its depth chart as Wisconsin game week kicks off . . .
Mobile Press-Register

He has plenty of talent to work with thanks to a healthy Cyrus Jones..., veteran pieces who have plenty of football under their belts, talented youngsters Marlon Humphrey and Tony Brown and true freshmen Minkah Fitzpatrick and Kendall Sheffield . . .
Bleacher Report

Senior linebacker Reggie Ragland was second on the team with 95 tackles last season, including 10 for loss, after replacing NFL first-round pick C.J. Mosley in the starting lineup . . .
Madison (Wisc,) Capital Times

Robinson's been making an impact since his freshman year not many DTs can do that but he's used his size and versatility to cause havoc for Alabama's opponents the past two years . . .
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Look for 'Bama to make a major statement with a blowout win to begin the season . . .
Bleacher Report

"We have a point to prove," Jones said, "and that's why we're going out there ― and those guys out there are working hard right now to come out and try to prove their point when it's time to get back there on the field . . .
Mobile Press-Register

But it does make one thing clear as we head into this season: As deep as the SEC West is, Alabama and Auburn stand out among the rest . . .
Huntsville Times

The Unknown QB has been the biggest on-field story of the preseason in college football, in the SEC and at Alabama . . .
Birmingham News

But with more questions surrounding the quarterback position and no Amari Cooper there to bring in anything thrown in his direction, there remain concerns how Alabama's offense might shape out . . .
Montgomery Advertiser

Despite two years without the biggest ring, we're still the hunted, with the Tide and Tigers ranked in the top 10 of every preseason poll, but now we're also the hunters. Just call us trophy hunters . . .
Mobile Press-Register

Scott was a finalist for the Ray Guy Award after leading the nation's punters with a 48-yard average. Perhaps more impressively, his punts went for a net average of nearly 45 yards and only 12 were returned for a total of 83 yards . . .

That combination is why Henry the clear centerpiece of a mostly inexperienced offense could be poised for a breakout season nationally after seeing limited time as a freshman and then splitting time with Yeldon last season . . .
Birmingham News

After working as a group in the first period of media viewing, Blake Barnett broke off from the group to take snaps with the offensive line . . .
Huntsville Times



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