Tide Improves It's Depth Perception

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The rains quit about 10:30 a.m. There were even a few hints of sunshine at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday, and it sure didn't appear that would be the case just hours before kick-off of Alabama's dominating 53-7 win over North Texas.

Thing is, the rain stopped, but the Red Sea never parted. Alabama's defense only allowed 187 yards to the Mean Green offense. The Crimson Tide would have posted a goose-egg if not for a busted assignment by its backups on defense. There is depth in this Crimson Ocean. "We got to play a lot of players," said Alabama coach Nick Saban. "That experience will be very valuable down the road." Among...