Alabama Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Terry Bradshaw calls Nick Saban's Alabama salary 'shameful'

    USA Today "Alabama coach Nick Saban is the highest paid college football coach — set to haul in more than $11 million next season — as well as one of the highest-paid public employees in the country, according to USA TODAY Sports’ salary research database. That doesn’t sit too well with Super Bowl..." May 25

  • Former Alabama coach Stallings suffers slight stroke

    Alabama "Former Alabama coach Gene Stallings suffered a slight stroke Thursday and was hospitalized in Montgomery. "I know I wasn't feeling good around 12 o'clock," he said from his home in Paris, Texas. Nevertheless, Stallings, 82, attended the Jimmy Rane Foundation charity golf tournament dinner in..." May 22

  • Nick Saban to be paid $11.125 million this season after Alabama contract extension

    USA Today "Alabama football coach Nick Saban will be paid $11.125 million this season under a three-year contract extension that includes a $4 million signing bonus approved Tuesday by the university board of trustees’ compensation committee.... Altogether, the eight-year deal running through 2025 is..." May 02

  • Another Saban assistant at Bama will make nearly $1M

    CBS Sports "Alabama approved a contract extension for Nick Saban on Tuesday, adding three years and a pay bump to his deal to be the Crimson Tide head football coach. The school's Board of Trustees approved the extension, pay raise and new contracts for Alabama's assistant football coaches. Saban's deal..." May 02

  • Hey, Nick Saban, the NCAA is coming to limit the size of your football staff

    CBS Sports "They're coming for you, Nick Saban. They're coming for you hard. When NCAA Football Oversight Committee chairman Bob Bowlsby basically went out of his way Friday to say the association will take a "deep dive" into the size of football staffs, the NCAA's lasers were aimed directly at Tuscaloosa,..." April 20

  • Lane Kiffin on Nick Saban: 'I'm not really big on humiliating assistant coaches'

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Lane Kiffin has been the head coach at Florida Atlantic for four months, but that hasn't stopped him from talking about Alabama coach — and former employer — Nick Saban. Kiffin, during a Wednesday interview with SiriusXM College Sports Nation, was asked whether he would talk to his assistants..." April 19

  • Alabama's Deionte Thompson wanted in assault case

    Campus Sports "Alabama football player Deionte Thompson is one of four men wanted stemming from an aggravated assault investigation, according to reports. The investigation is into a Spring Break brawl that left the victim unconscious and with facial fractures. The warrant out for Thompson is for felony..." April 14

  • Alabama QB Jalen Hurts gets advice from Tom Brady over FaceTime

    College Football Talk "Alabama may have fallen just shy of a second straight national championship last January, so why not emulate some of the plays used by a Super Bowl champion? The hiring of a former New England Patriots assistant coach as offensive coordinator was bound to make that a possibility. Brian Daboll..." April 06