In Crimson Storm Surge, veteran sports reporter Christopher Walsh not only recounts Alabama football's colorful history, but also focuses on its own season on the brink under the guidance of new coach Mike Shula, who overcame the Price scandal and other distractions to lead the team to bowl eligibility in its first year off probation. The book concludes with some thoughts on the Tide's promising future-and a view toward its first national championship since 1992.
Christopher Walsh has been an award-winning sports writer for 14 years and currently covers Alabama football for the Tuscaloosa News. Previous beats include the Green Bay Packers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Tampa Bary Buccaneers. He's covered two Super Bowls, numerous bowl games, playoffs in all major sports, and NASCAR. His articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Newark Star-Ledger. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.