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Ryan Kelly: The ‘heart and soul’ of the Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama center Ryan Kelly points out coverage during an Alabama home game.

Editor’s note: The following story first appeared on the Sports Capital Journalism Website on Jan. 10, 2016. In light of the Indianapolis Colts selecting Ryan Kelly with their 2016 first-round pick, the story has been reposted.  

By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner

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Alabama’s Nick Saban downplays legacy, looks to future

Alabama head coach Nick Saban poses with the College Football Playoff National Championship trophy on Jan. 12, the day after winning his fifth overall title and fourth in seven seasons at Alabama. (Photo by Malcolm Moran)

By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner22

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – In the crimson afterglow of a […]

Onside kick keys Alabama’s national championship victory

 By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner22

Sports Capital Journalism Program

GLENDALE, Ariz. – With 10 minutes, 34 seconds left in the College Football Playoff National Championship, Nick Saban knew his Alabama Crimson Tide needed a spark. Clemson’s Deshaun Watson was unstoppable, Alabama’s defense was approaching exhaustion, and a season was headed for its unforgettable, decisive moments.

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Swagger, humility: Derrick Henry instills confidence

By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner22 

Sports Capital Journalism Program

PHOENIX — When Derrick Henry’s Alabama teammates attempt to describe what makes him so special, their responses often mention that his actions speak louder than his words. The confidence displayed during Henry’s Heisman Trophy season comes from the strong inner belief he […]

Alabama rides ‘The Process’ to College Football Playoff National Championship

By Jessica Wimsatt | @Jessica_Wimsatt

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ARLINGTON, Texas — After Alabama’s overwhelming victory in the 80th annual Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, a tractor-trailer with a defining message sat parked in a corridor in AT&T Stadium just outside the Alabama locker room. The back doors were open, ready for loading for the trip […]