Alabama Rumors & News

  • Alabama starting DB Williams played on a broken foot

    Alabama.com "After playing all game Saturday, Alabama defensive back Jarrick Williams had a sore foot. After x-rays, coach Nick Saban said the senior from Mobile had a broken bone. He'll miss the next four weeks to recover. Williams made three tackles in the 33-23 win over West Virginia. He was the..." September 01

  • Alabama receiver DeAndrew White leaves West Virginia game with injury

    Alabama.com "Alabama senior wide receiver DeAndrew White has battled knee and toe injuries during his career, but his game against West Virginia came to an end with a shoulder injury. On Alabama's first possession of the second half, quarterback Blake Sims lofted a pass that White caught for a 19-yard gain,..." September 01

  • Alabama starting linebacker suspended for opener after 'minor NCAA infraction'

    Alabama.com "The Alabama football team is reasonably healthy, but it will be without a starter for another reason. Senior middle linebacker Trey DePriest was suspended "for a minor NCAA infraction," coach Nick Saban said Wednesday. No further details were provided about the specific rule violated. He'll..." August 28

  • Alabama QB Blake Sims the favorite to start vs. WVU, Jacob Coker to play

    CBSSports.com "Alabama's early-week plan is to play two quarterbacks on Saturday against West Virginia , with fifth-year senior Blake Sims the current favorite to start, CBSSports.com has learned. Touted Florida State transfer Jacob Coker will play in the Georgia Dome, but he failed to create significant..." August 27

  • West Virginia QB Clint Trickett says his 1st kiss was with Nick Saban's daughter

    Alabama.com "West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett kissed and told Tuesday when he met with reporters in Morgantown. Asked about his relationship with Alabama coach Nick Saban, Trickett confessed that his first kiss was with Saban's daughter, Kristen. "His daughter was my first kiss, back in the day,"..." August 27

  • 2015 Alabama recruit Calvin Ridley ineligible for most of season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Monarch senior Calvin Ridley, the nation's No. 1 high school receiver for the Class of 2015, will be ineligible after the first three games this season because of age restrictions, Monarch athletic director James Klemke told the Sun Sentinel on Tuesday. FHSAA spokesman Corey Sobers confirmed..." August 20

  • 4-star recruit Benito Jones flips from Alabama to Ole Miss

    The Clarion-Ledger "Class of 2016 four-star Benito Jones on Sunday flipped his commitment from Alabama to Ole Miss. With Jones on board, the Rebels now have commitments from the state's top two 2016 prospects. "Ole Miss has just been on me hardest," Jones said. ".... (Ole Miss wants to) win a championship in..." August 19

  • Ledbetter Flips From Bama to Dawgs

    Georgia Scout ""Georgia has been gaining moment lately and plus the death of Tre Tre (former Creekside player De’Antre Turman who passed away a year ago today after a scrimmage) and plus Jason Stanley committing just seemed like the perfect time," Ledbetter said of his flip from Alabama to Georgia. "I..." August 17

  • Alabama TE 'improves' diet by ditching Snickers for ice cream

    Fox Sports "O.J. Howard is a 6-foot-6, 240-pound leviathan who plays tight end for Alabama. He’s only a sophomore, but he already looks like an NFL star and runs with a grace and explosiveness men his size shouldn’t possess. Heading into the new season, Howard wanted to become even more of a physical..." August 13

  • 2016 Mississippi defensive tackle Raekwon Davis commits to Alabama

    Alabama.com "Alabama has landed its fourth class of 2016 commitment - and second from the state of Mississippi - with Meridian defensive tackle Raekwon Davis jumping on board. "I heard that about two weeks ago," Meridian High head coach Larry Weems told AL.com. "His position coach said that he did..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Westover star DT Trent Thompson to choose college Tuesday

    Albany Herald "Westover defensive tackle Trent Thompson has been courted by nearly every major college football program in the country for the past two years. Now he’s ready to make a decision. Thompson, widely regarded as the nation’s No. 1 recruit, has narrowed down his destination to Georgia, Alabama,..." August 07

  • Alabama transfer Dee Hart officially joins CSU Rams' backfield

    Denver Post "Running back Dee Hart, the transfer running back from Alabama who three years ago was one of the top-rated high recruits in the country, practiced with Colorado State Monday and will be eligible to play for the Rams this season and in 2015. Hart's imminent arrival was no secret, but CSU coach..." August 05

  • Alabama's Lane Kiffin: I've made more mistakes than anybody

    NFL.com "For a guy who has a reputation for a big ego and a lot of loose talk, new Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin was much the opposite Sunday. It was no accident, as UA head coach Nick Saban met with Kiffin before a rare media briefing to make sure that nothing Kiffin said, as Kiffin described..." August 04

  • Trio of Alabama defenders suspended for violation of team rules

    Alabama.com "Alabama defensive linemen Brandon Ivory and Jarran Reed and linebacker Tim Williams are suspended for violation of team rules, coach Nick Saban said after Friday's practice. None of the players were present at Friday's morning practice, which primarily featured veterans. Saban said they can..." August 02

  • RB Dee Hart transferring from Alabama to Colorado State

    Orlando Sentinel "Former Orlando Dr. Phillips running back Dee Hart confirmed Wednesday afternoon that he is officially transferring to Colorado State to finish his college football career. Hart, who graduated from Alabama in June, had left the Crimson Tide football program and was looking for a new beginning..." July 31

  • 4-star Florida safety Ronnie Harrison commits to Alabama

    Alabama.com "Alabama added the 20th commitment of its 2015 class when Tallahassee, Fla., safety Ronnie Harrison gave his verbal commitment on Tuesday afternoon. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Harrison was offered by Alabama earlier this summer and made two trips to Tuscaloosa over the past two months. He chose the..." July 29

  • Nick Saban says national title expectations 'unrealistic' for first-year Alabama quarterbacks

    Alabama.com "The first official practice is still more than a week off, but the big-picture questions are rolling in. Most, in Alabama's case, circle back to the vacant quarterback job. It's been asked in just about every way without getting much of an answer from Nick Saban. The coach appeared on the..." July 23

  • NCAA approves waiver, allows Alabama scholarship for former prized recruit Elisha Shaw

    Alabama.com "Getting to Alabama was the goal for Elisha Shaw. Injuries ended his football career, but the former top recruit will end up in Tuscaloosa anyway. The NCAA on Monday approved a waiver to give him a non-football scholarship. Alabama confirmed the news Shaw posted on his Twitter account earlier in..." July 22

  • Bar owner: Alabama fan sucker-punched Titans QB

    USA Today "Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger was the victim of a sucker punch during an incident over the weekend at a popular Nashville nightspot, according to its owner. Steve Ford, owner of Losers Most Wanted Bar & Grill, said Mettenberger did nothing to provoke another bar patron,..." July 22

  • Alabama fan explains hysterical meaning of his vanity plate

    Fox Sports "To some, vanity license plates may seem narcissistic or self-indulgent. There's a message, and a bumper sticker just couldn't get the job done. But sometimes there's a reason to have one. That brings us to a Vine courtesy of "Bananas Foster" on Twitter, in which a proud Crimson Tide fan..." July 22

  • Wetumpka 4-star Brandon Kennedy picks Alabama

    Montgomery Advertiser "Wetumpka's four-star offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy added to an already strong 2015 recruiting class when he announced he would play his college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide on Friday. The 6-2, 295-puond No. 1 ranked center by Rivals chose the Tide over Auburn, Ole Miss and Clemson,..." July 18

  • Alabama QB to transfer to WKU

    Bowling Green Daily News "Quarterback Parker McLeod is transferring from Alabama to Western Kentucky and plans to join the team at the start of fall camp, the Daily News confirmed Thursday. McLeod is a 6-foot-3-inch, 195-pounder who graduated from Walton (Ga.) High in 2012 and enrolled early at Alabama in 2013. He did..." July 18

  • Alabama's Kenyan Drake, Jarran Reed suspended, but not off team after recent arrests

    Alabama.com "Alabama running back Kenyan Drake and defensive end Jarran Reed are "suspended but not kicked off the team" in light of their recent arrests, coach Nick Saban said Thursday at SEC Media Days. "They're suspended from activity," Saban said. "When they prove that I think or we think that they're..." July 17

  • Alabama fan says he sabotaged Kyle Field

    CBSSports.com "Just in case you'd forgotten that things are just kind of different in the SEC, this story should serve as a nice reminder. Earlier this week I wrote a post about a construction worker that was fired after he hung an Alabama flag while working on the renovations at Texas A&M's Kyle Field. Well,..." July 17

  • Book: Texas mulled $100M offer for Saban

    ESPN.com "Texas was prepared to offer Alabama coach Nick Saban a contract worth $100 million to coach the Longhorns, Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network writes in his new book. In Finebaum's book with Gene Wojciechowski, "My Conference Can Beat Your Conference," Finebaum writes: "Texas was dead serious..." July 17

  • Alabama, USC to meet in 2016 Cowboys Classic

    CBSSports.com "Alabama and USC will kick off the 2016 season against each other the Cowboys Classic. Unless the two teams meet in a bowl or the College Football Playoff, it will be the first time the Tide and Trojans have played since 1978. The Sept. 3, 2016 meeting continues the recent trend of noteworthy..." July 17

  • SEC defines QB 'strike zone' for defenders

    ESPN.com "In a move to further protect players from dangerous hits, the SEC has defined a "strike zone" from below the neck to above the knees in which an unabated defender may attempt to tackle an "offensive player in a passing posture." "This is a player safety issue," said Steve Shaw, the SEC's..." July 17

  • Alabama's 2016 recruiting class rockets up the rankings after picking up 3 commitments

    Alabama.com "In three days, Alabama has picked up three commitments for the class of 2016, and all three are highly regarded prospects. The trio have yet to suit up for a game in their junior seasons of high school, but two of the three say they're solid to Alabama even with the possibility of taking other..." July 16

  • Spurrier salutes Saban as 'greatest recruiter'

    ESPN.com "Steve Spurrier has taken a few jabs at Alabama and its head coach this offseason, but when he came to SEC media days Tuesday morning he was full of compliments, calling Nick Saban a recruiter for the ages. "They've done extremely well, there's no question about that," South Carolina's coach..." July 15

  • Jarran Reed charged with DUI

    ESPN College Football Nation Blog "For the second time this month an Alabama football player was arrested and taken into custody by Tuscaloosa police. This time it was defensive lineman Jarran Reed, who was arrested and charged with a DUI on Sunday, according to the Tuscaloosa County Jail's website. Reed, a former JC100 prospect..." July 13

  • Report: Alabama RB Kenyan Drake charged with entering crime scene

    Tuscaloosa News "University of Alabama running back Kenyan Drake was arrested early Saturday after ignoring police orders to stay away from a crime scene, according to Tuscaloosa Police. Drake was at the downtown Temerson Square area around 1 a.m. Saturday when a Tuscaloosa Police officer shot at a man they..." July 06

  • OL Brandon Hill tweets he’s leaving ‘Bama

    College Football Talk "On the day before the Fourth of July, one member of the Alabama Crimson Tide declared his independence from Nick Saban‘s squad. In a couple of tweets posted to his Twitter account, Brandon Hill revealed that he has been granted a release from his UA scholarship. There was no word on to where..." July 05

  • Ex-Alabama football star gets help to pay $10,000 in student loans

    CBSSports.com "Former Alabama football star Tyrone Prothro, who testified at the Ed O'Bannon trial that he owes $10,000 in student loans, has help from an environmental cleanup company in Birmingham, Ala., to relieve the debt he says he accumulated in college. Shannon Riley, CEO of One Stop Environmental,..." July 02

  • Spurrier: Nick Saban hasn't won as much as he should at Alabama

    Fox Sports "Steve Spurrier is one of college football's true gems. The South Carolina coach isn't afraid to give his honest opinion, even if that means having a little fun at a rival's expense or jokingly suggesting Alabama should be forced to sit out a year of recruiting if the SEC is concerned about..." June 24

  • 4-star offensive lineman Tyler Carr commit to Auburn over Alabama

    Alabama.com "At 10:30 a.m., Southside-Gadsden's Tyler Carr will announce his college choice. His finalists are Alabama and Auburn, and the 4-star offensive lineman appears to be torn the day before his decision." June 24

  • Ex-Alabama RB Alvin Kamara commits to Tennessee

    CBSSports.com "Tennessee got some good news on the recruiting front over the weekend, landing a commitment from Alvin Kamara, one of the top junior college prospects in the 2015 class. Kamara transferred from Alabama in January and joined the program at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College with plans of..." June 22

  • Former Alabama RB Alvin Kamara now headed to one of Tide's biggest rivals

    Alabama.com "After one season at Alabama, former top prospect Alvin Kamara is headed to one of the Crimson Tide's top rivals. The running back confirmed the chatter on Twitter by announcing he'll play at Tennessee. Kamara redshirted his freshman year in Tuscaloosa with a loaded depth chart at running..." June 21

  • 4-star quarterback Blake Barnett commits to Alabama

    Alabama.com ""When I went down there, I absolutely fell in love with the coaches, with the school itself. I think Alabama's the place for me. I think it's the place that's going to develop me as a person and as an athlete," Barnett told Bleacher Report. Barnett visited Alabama late last week with his..." June 19

  • Ex-Alabama star says he still owes nearly $10,000 in student loans

    CBSSports.com ""The Catch" came up on the monitor. Tyrone Prothro, sitting on the witness stand wearing a dress shirt with an Alabama Crimson Tide elephant, smiled and enjoyed seeing what he used to do. The play in 2005 is still one of the most remarkable catches in recent college football history. Prothro, a..." June 12

  • Alabama LB Rashaan Evans honed his speed, athleticism by running with horses

    Alabama.com "The first time Rashaan Evans shows off his speed, flies around the edge and sacks an opposing quarterback, the credit shouldn't just go to the scheme that put him in the proper place or the Alabama strength program that further enhanced his athleticism. Save some of that praise for..." June 08

  • Two of three injured Alabama players cleared for football activity

    College Football Talk "Nick Saban feels optimistic about a couple of Alabama football players rehabbing from injuries that cut the availability of each during the spring, but one player still has a long way to go before contributing to the Crimson Tide in 2014. The head coach shared injury updates on cornerback Eddie..." June 05

  • Alabama officially approves contract extension, raise for Nick Saban

    CBSSports.com "Nick Saban's new contract, which includes an extension and pay rise, was officially approved by Alabama's Board of Trustees on Tuesday. According to Michael Casagrande, of AL.com, the motion was passed unanimously to bump Saban's compensation to $6.5 million per year with a $400,000 completion..." June 03

  • Report: Miami discussing future game with Alabama or LSU

    College Football Talk "No we’re getting somewhere, schedule-wise. While the talks are said to be very preliminary, the Miami Herald‘s Barry Jackson writes that Miami “has been approached about opening the football season against Alabama in 2017 in Atlanta or LSU in 2018 in Arlington, Tex.” Jackson stresses that the..." June 03

  • 4-star Louisiana defensive tackle T.D. Moton commits to Alabama

    Alabama.com "Alabama has picked up its 18th verbal commitment of the 2015 class from Shreveport, La., defensive tackle T.D. Moton. Moton announced his commitment on his Twitter account. The 6-foot-3, 310-pound Moton was visiting Tuscaloosa for its first summer camp. Moton, who attends Woodlawn High..." June 03

  • Alabama desperate for 12th game in 2015, will 'take anybody'

    CBSSports.com "Bill Battle has tried everything. He's called dozens of teams. He's deployed help from ESPN and SEC. He's inquired about teams switching dates to come to Tuscaloosa. After all that, he still has one vacancy on Alabama's 2015 schedule. “Right now we'd take anybody,” Battle said. This..." May 30

  • Nick Saban would recruit openly gay player to Alabama

    College Football Talk "Would Alabama ever recruit a gay football player? If Nick Saban is the head coach, the answer is yes. The question has been a popular one this offseason, especially in light of the recent NFL Draft seeing Missouri defensive end Michael Sam make some history by becoming the first openly gay..." May 28

  • Alabama loses 5th QB to transfer under Saban

    Alabama.com "Redshirt freshman quarterback Parker McCleod has Alabama's blessing to scope out transfer possibilities, coach Nick Saban told reporters Tuesday at the SEC's spring meetings. BamaOnline first reported the news of McLeod's impending transfer. McLeod would be the fifth quarterback signed by..." May 27

  • Hentges, No. 2 TE, commits to Crimson Tide

    ESPN.com "Much has been written about Missouri's ability to recruit players from the Southeast since the Tigers' entry into the SEC, but on Sunday the Tigers discovered the recruiting trail can be a two-way street. Alabama landed a commitment from tight end Hale Hentges, the No. 56 player in the ESPN 300..." May 27

  • Five-star Auburn recruit: Nick Saban has 'little man syndrome'

    Fox Sports "Tre Williams will be playing football at Auburn this fall, which means his most important offseason duty is learning how to flame the Iron Bowl rivalry. Young Williams is proving to be quite gifted at that so far. Last week, Williams told AL.com "Auburn owns Mobile," a fertile piece of..." May 26

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