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Alabama’s Fitzpatrick Presents Options in Secondary

By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – Versatility has grown in importance in the National Football League, especially in the defensive secondary. Defensive backs are asked to roll down into the box and defend the run, play deep as a centerfielder and play man coverage on the outside and in the […]

An Unlikely Star Leads an Unforgettable Comeback

By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ATLANTA — DeVonta Smith hauled in a 41-yard strike from Tua Tagovailoa, just before his body crossed the goal line, to complete one of the most remarkable comebacks in the history of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Smith threw a hand in the air as he sprinted, […]

No. 1 in the country, but not satisfied

By Michael Whitlow | @couldbelikemike

Sports Capital Journalism Program

TAMPA, Fla. — In last season’s College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T the Alabama defense was torched for 478 total yards and four touchdown passes by Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Alabama still won the game because that’s what Alabama does.

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