Alabama Rumors & News

  • Star 'Bama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick '100 percent' for Iron Bowl

    Sportsnaut "The Alabama Crimson Tide aren’t at full strength heading into Saturday’s pivotal Iron Bowl against Auburn, but star defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick says he’s ready to roll. “Coach said I’m day-to-day, but I’m 100 percent now,” Fitzpatrick said, per’s Matt Zenitz. ‘Bama has suffered..." November 21

  • Lane Kiffin talks Twitter trolling and Nick Saban video he wants to tweet

    Alabama "If it were any other coach, the Florida Atlantic Owls might not be a story this year. But it isn't another coach. It's Lane Kiffin. The former Alabama offensive coordinator has FAU at 7-3, and the Owls can clinch the right to host the C-USA title game if it beats Florida International on..." November 17

  • Alabama is Still Undefeated, But This is Nick Saban's Worst Team Since 2010

    The Big Lead "Alabama barely escaped Mississippi State in Starkvegas, needing a touchdown in the final minute to defeat the Bulldogs. If Dan Mullen hadn’t foolishly decided to unload the kitchen sink on a blitz on 3rd and 15, maybe the game goes to overtime. But no. Alas the Tide are 10-0 and a victory over..." November 12

  • Players on Alabama's 2009 title team were paid for their autographs

    USA Today "A sports memorabilia businessman told Sports Illustrated that former Alabama players Marquis Johnson and Terrence Cody accepted impermissible benefits in December of 2009 before the Crimson Tide won the BCS national championship over Texas. The businessman, Cliff Panezich, alleges that he paid..." November 07

  • LSU-Alabama game pulls lowest rating in over a decade

    Awful Announcing "When you think of great college football rivalries in the new millennium, Alabama-LSU has to be at or near the top of the list for the most important game in the sport. The Tide and the Tigers have consistently been at the top of the national title picture with the SEC’s run of dominance through..." November 07

  • Players from Alabama's 2009 national championship paid for autographs, per report

    Sporting News - NCAAF "According to a report from Sports Illustrated, several members of Alabama's 2009 national championship team — Nick Saban's first at Alabama — received payment for autographs before the Tide's championship matchup against Texas in the Rose Bowl. SI's longform piece centers around memorabilia..." November 06

  • Shaun Dion Hamilton, Mack Wilson likely out for season for No. 2 Alabama

    ESPN "Alabama starting inside linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton likely will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, coach Nick Saban said following the Crimson Tide's 24-10 win over LSU on Saturday night. Hamilton tore his ACL last season during the SEC Championship Game. The senior from..." November 05

  • Alabama reserve QB Mac Jones arrested for DUI

    Alabama "Alabama third-string quarterback Mac Jones was arrested Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office. The freshman was also charged with improper ID by a minor. The 19-year old Jones was arrested at about 2:14 a.m. Jones was..." November 03

  • Alabama safety Deionte Thompson indicted on aggravated assault charge

    Alabama "Alabama safety Deionte Thompson and three others have been indicted on charges stemming from a spring break fight in Crystal Beach, Texas, has confirmed. Thompson was indicted on a felony aggravated assault charge, though the redshirt sophomore safety's camp maintains that he wasn't..." October 31

  • Alabama flips 4-star OL Emil Ekiyor from Michigan

    Land of 10 "Michigan has lost its top-rated 2018 commit to Alabama. Offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor Jr. of Indianapolis Cathedral High School announced Sunday via Twitter that he has changed his mind about signing with the Wolverines and instead is committing to the Crimson Tide. Ekiyor, a 4-star prospect..." October 29

  • Is Nick Saban underpaid at more than $11 million this season?

    USA Today "Robert Witt was president of the University of Alabama in 2007 when the school signed Nick Saban to an eye-popping, eight-year, $32 million deal. Witt says that when he committed to that contract he had more in mind than improving the football program. Ten years later, Alabama has significantly..." October 25

  • Dabo continues ‘never say never’ when it comes to replacing Nick Saban at Alabama

    College Football Talk "If nothing else, Dabo Swinney is extremely consistent with this bit of lingering and ongoing speculation. Swinney is a native of Birmingham, Ala., and played wide receiver for Alabama in the early nineties. Given that connection, the school of thought is that, when Nick Saban decides to..." September 29

  • Nick Saban goes on a rant after question about Alabama quarterback

    USA Today "Alabama coach Nick Saban does not like quarterback questions one bit. He made that clear when speaking to reporters on Wednesday about the Crimson Tide's game against Colorado State on Saturday. When asked by a reporter about playing time for true freshman Tua Tagovailoa -- who excelled in..." September 14

  • Son of Alabama coach Mike Locksley dies of gunshot wounds

    247 Sports "Alabama assistant coach Mike Locksley’s son Meiko died Sunday night after he was shot in Columbia, Maryland, according to an report. Per the report, Meiko Anthony Locksley, 25, was found by police with gunshot wounds at about 10:30 p.m. on the 5500 block of Harpers Farm Road and..." September 04

  • Report: Alabama loses pair of linebackers to season-ending injuries

    College Football Talk "Alabama has reason to celebrate a season-opening victory over No. 3 Florida State on Saturday night, but the focus on the rest of the season has already shifted. It will do so knowing a pair of defensive players are likely lost for the rest of the season. According to a report from on..." September 04

  • Two injured Alabama linebackers expected to miss 2017 season

    247 Sports "Alabama outside linebackers Christian Miller and Terrell Lewis are expected to miss the rest of the 2017 season, BamaOnLine has learned.'s Matt Zenitz was first to report. The two pass rushers sustained a biceps and elbow injury, respectively, in Alabama's win over Florida State on..." September 03

  • Lane Kiffin claims Alabama would have beat Clemson with him still calling plays

    CBS Sports "Lane Kiffin won 14 straight games as Alabama offensive coordinator with true freshman Jalen Hurts as his quarterback last season. He didn't get a chance to win a 15th. After Alabama's Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl national semifinal win over Washington, Kiffin was let go by coach Nick Saban and moved..." September 01

  • Alabama DT Raekwon Davis reportedly shot in leg by stray bullet

    College Football Talk "Alabama defensive tackle Raekwon Davis was shot in the leg by a stray bullet while outside a Tuscaloosa bar early Sunday morning, according to a report from the Tuscaloosa News. According to a report from the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit, Davis was standing outside Bar 17 — where..." August 27

  • Nick Saban Agrees with Criticism He's Overrated, Says He Gets Too Much Credit

    Bleacher Report "Alabama head coach Nick Saban agreed with a CBS Sports poll of anonymous coaches that listed him as the second most overrated head coach in college football, behind only Michigan's Jim Harbaugh. "I probably agree with that," he said during an interview on The Dan Patrick Show. "The success that..." August 21

  • Nick Saban: 'Why do we even play? Why do we have practice?'

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban isn't a fan of preseason predictions, especially concerning his players, as evidenced by his rant Wednesday when asked about linebacker Christian Miller. With the Tide's opener against Florida State looming on Sept. 2, Saban was asked how Miller was faring in practice...." August 17

  • Nick Saban responds to former Alabama QBs: 'You can't make everybody happy'

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Nick Saban has responded to former quarterbacks' allegations of miscommunication about their roles in the Tide's 2016 game against USC. The Alabama coach, in an interview with ESPN, said he tried to relay accurately to former QBs Blake Barnett and Cooper Bateman how the team would handle the..." August 11

  • Nick Saban tactics caught duo by surprise, ex-Bama QBs say

    ESPN "They're no longer at Alabama, but former Crimson Tide quarterbacks Blake Barnett and Cooper Bateman are in familiar positions as they compete to earn the starting jobs at Arizona State and Utah, respectively. This time, however, both players hope the competitions end and, perhaps more importantly,..." August 08

  • Alabama's Nick Saban: Da'Shawn Hand won't be suspended, was right not to drive

    CBS Sports "Nick Saban stood behind Alabama defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand on Thursday, telling to the media that he won't be suspended after a DUI charge over the weekend. Hand was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after being found asleep at the wheel in a parking lot with his keys..." August 03

  • Alabama football player Da'Shawn Hand arrested for DUI

    Alabama "Just days before opening preseason practice, one of Alabama's top returning players was arrested. Defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand was charged with DUI on Saturday morning in Tuscaloosa. His bond was set at $1,000. Further details were not immediately available. Hand, the nation's No. 1..." July 29

  • Alabama's Nick Saban thinks high school football recruits could start skipping senior seasons

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey skipped their bowl games last season to prepare for the 2017 NFL Draft, creating one of the hottest topics of the offseason. Nick Saban is concerned that the trend will soon trickle down to the high school level. The Alabama football coach fears that..." July 25

  • Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State offer scholarships to 286-pound eighth-grader Jaheim Oatis

    ESPN "Some college football programs will make offers to middle school prospects to gain attention on a national level. It appears to be much more than that in the case of 6-foot-4, 286-pound Jaheim Oatis. According to a tweet posted Friday by Oatis, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Alabama have made..." July 24

  • Nick Saban: High school players could start skipping senior seasons

    Sportsnaut "There’s been a recent trend in college football in which star players have skipped bowl games to prepare for the NFL draft. Now that the NCAA is almost certain to move national signing day to December, rather than after the season has concluded, Nick Saban thinks high school players could start..." July 23

  • Alabama loses former No. 1 RB recruit Emmons to transfer

    SEC Country "B.J. Emmons, who would have been a sophomore running back at Alabama this season, has transferred from the program, SEC Country has learned. Emmons, a former 4-star prospect from Freedom High School (Morganton, N.C.), rushed for 173 yards and a touchdown during the Crimson Tide’s first seven..." July 20

  • Notre Dame AD 'would love to play' Alabama

    Sporting News - NCAAF "A rematch of the 2013 BCS National Championship between Notre Dame and Alabama could be on the horizon. During a Q&A session with the Indianapolis Star, Irish athletic director Jack Swarbrick discussed the possibility of a matchup after the addition of several SEC teams to the school's future..." July 16

  • Nick Saban: Football unfairly criticized regarding concussions and injuries

    CBS Sports "It wasn't too long ago -- three years to be exact -- when Alabama coach Nick Saban was criticizing the proposed "10-second rule" at SEC Media Days as a potential health hazard to players who needed to get off the field. Wednesday morning during his 2017 appearance at the annual preseason event,..." July 12

  • Nick Saban leaves Auburn off list of SEC teams he respects

    247 Sports "Alabama coach Nick Saban has a "lot of respect" for many of the teams in the SEC. Saban was asked a similar version of the question most coaches have fielded about the gap between Alabama and the rest of conference when taking the stage at SEC Media Days. The Alabama coach mentioned what..." July 12

  • Alabama lands commitment from 4-star DE Stephon Wynn

    Alabama "Alabama started off July with a bang, landing a huge commitment in four-star defensive end Stephon Wynn. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound Wynn is from Anderson, S.C., but is playing his senior season at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Wynn chose the Crimson Tide over Georgia and South Carolina...." July 02

  • Alabama WR T.J. Simmons transferring to West Virginia

    Gridiron Now "Alabama wide receiver T.J. Simmons will transfer to West Virginia, he announced Sunday on Twitter. “Words are not enough to explain how thankful I am for having the opportunity to play for the University of Alabama,” Simmons wrote. “However, I am blessed to announce that I will be transferring..." June 27

  • St. Paul's four-star DB Jalyn Armour-Davis commits to Alabama

    Alabama "St. Paul's four-star cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis announced his commitment to Alabama on Friday. The rising senior narrowed his list to the Crimson Tide, Auburn and Florida State recently before settling on Alabama. "He committed to the premier program in the country," St. Paul's head coach..." June 24

  • Nick Saban has no timetable for retirement

    Tide Sports "The questions were bound to come. As soon as Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops retired Wednesday afternoon, the questions were coming for Nick Saban. Saban, who is nearly 9 years older than Stoops, said he’ll coach as long as his health holds. Saban spoke with reporters at his annual Nick’s Kids..." June 09

  • In addition to nearly $7 million paycheck from Alabama, Nick Saban made six figures from outside sources last year

    College Football Talk "Being the king of college football comes with plenty of perks for Alabama head coach Nick Saban and one of those is an unquestionably rich paycheck. Just last year, Saban was paid a whopping $6.9 million by the Crimson Tide and a recent contract extension will bump that up even further in 2017..." June 03

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