Alabama Rumors & News

  • Alabama lands 4-star tight end Major Tennison

    Alabama "Major Tennison, a tight end from Bullard, Texas, has committed to Alabama following his official visit to the school. Tennison is a three-star recruit on the 247Sports composite. He's the No. 11-ranked tight end in the country and the No. 44 prospect in Texas. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound..." October 24

  • Top-ranked Alabama topples No. 6 Texas A&M

    The Sports Xchange "TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Top-ranked Alabama thumped No. 6 Texas A&M 33-14 in front of a packed Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday and in the process extended its winning streak to 20 games. The Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 SEC) got three total touchdowns from quarterback Jalen Hurts while dispatching the..." October 22

  • 100,000 people asked to not use bathrooms at Alabama game

    USA Today "This seems bad. During the Alabama-Texas A&M game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, reporters shared that an announcement was made to inform everyone there some sort of water pressure issue developed … and that everyone should try not to use any of the restrooms or water facilities." October 22

  • Alabama used Blake Sims as scout team QB to prepare for Texas A&M

    247 Sports "In order to prepare for Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight, Alabama used one of its own former signal-callers. Blake Sims, who is similar in size, mimicked Knight during the Crimson Tide practices this week. It's a unique scenario, considering Sims is not employed by Alabama. Sims, who led..." October 22

  • Top-ranked Alabama pummels Tennessee

    The Sports Xchange "KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Top-ranked Alabama literally ran over No. 9 Tennessee on Saturday and remained unbeaten with a 49-10 victory in Neyland Stadium. Behind 438 rushing yards, the Crimson Tide dominated the Volunteers in the Southeastern Conference rivalry game. "We were just making a..." October 15

  • Major programs after Alabama transfer QB Blake Barnett

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Blake Barnett may not lead the Alabama program, but he’ll be at a Power 5 school soon enough. According to a report by, at least eight major programs are after the former five-star recruit who recently announced his transfer out of Tuscaloosa. Barnett, who has already enrolled..." October 11

  • No. 1 Alabama tops No. 16 Arkansas 49-30

    The Sports Xchange "FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Alabama's defense scored for the sixth and seventh times this season and forced a season-high five turnovers Saturday night. But it was a balanced, quick-strike, big-play offense that paved the way for the Crimson Tide. Top-ranked Alabama recorded five scoring..." October 09

  • No. 1 Alabama pulls away from Kentucky

    The Sports Xchange "TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- After an uninspiring first half, sophomore wide receiver Calvin Ridley woke top-ranked Alabama's offense from its slumber. Ridley caught 11 passes for 174 yards and two second-half touchdowns as the No. 1 Crimson Tide took care of business with a 34-6 victory over..." October 01

  • Saban 'disappointed' in transfer of five-star Alabama QB who began year as starter

    CBS Sports "In a statement, Nick Saban confirmed late Thursday that five-star quarterback Blake Barnett has left the Alabama football team. "We received word this afternoon that Blake Barnett has officially withdrawn from school and is no longer with our program. The quarterback position is a very unique..." September 30

  • Alabama star linebacker Tim Williams arrested on gun charges

    CBS Sports "Alabama linebacker Tim Williams was arrested by university police and charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, according to Alabama's Rivals site, Williams was reportedly booked into a jail at 2:09 a.m. and released on bond. A senior, WIlliams is one of Alabama's best..." September 29

  • Alabama's season-opening starting quarterback is transferring

    Fox Sports "With Jalen Hurts entrenched as the Alabama quarterback, and three upperclassmen behind him, it only seemed to be a matter of 'when,' not 'if' someone would transfer out of the program. That 'when' came on Wednesday, when reported that Blake Barnett would be leaving the..." September 29

  • LSU football reportedly will ‘gauge the interest’ of Nick Saban, Urban Meyer and others

    Sportsnaut "After firing Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, LSU football is reportedly setting its sights on the top coaches in the nation, including Nick Saban and Urban Meyer. Currently, the LSU football program is under the interim guidance of former USC interim Ed Orgeron, who coached the..." September 27

  • No. 1 Alabama crushes Kent State

    The Sports Xchange "TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Top-ranked Alabama pounded Kent State 48-0 on Saturday in its final tune-up before SEC play. The Crimson Tide moved to 4-0 while Kent State dropped to 1-3 overall. "The goal going into this game was to play a complete game," Alabama coach Nick Saban said. "We..." September 24

  • Did Lane Kiffin almost end up as head coach at Arkansas?

    Fox Sports - College Football "One of the most interesting stories to come out of the college football weekend came courtesy of Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals. By now you know that the Cardinals crushed Florida State, but what's been more interesting is the reaction to Petrino specifically. A guy who was once..." September 20

  • Top-ranked Alabama overhauls Ole Miss

    The Sports Xchange "OXFORD, Miss. -- Top-ranked Alabama needed all 60 minutes to escape Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with a 48-43 win over No. 19 Mississippi on Saturday. The Crimson Tide (3-0, 1-0 SEC) got 146 rushing yards from quarterback Jalen Hurts, a punt return touchdown and two defensive touchdowns in the..." September 17

  • The five college football programs with the most NFL players

    Fox Sports - College Football "Which colleges produce the most future NFL players? With preseason cuts officially over, we decided to take a look. Obviously these numbers are subject to change -- based on injuries, free agent signings and general roster transactions -- but as of right now, here are the five schools which..." September 14

  • Alabama's Nick Saban: Argument with OC Lane Kiffin was a 'chewing'

    ESPN "There's nothing passive-aggressive about the relationship between Alabama coach Nick Saban and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin. When Saban isn't happy, Kiffin knows it. And sometimes, like during Bama's 38-10 win against Western Kentucky on Saturday, the whole world gets to see his..." September 11

  • No. 1 Alabama gets past Western Kentucky

    The Sports Xchange "TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It wasn't pretty, but top-ranked Alabama recorded a 38-10 win over Western Kentucky in its home opener in front of a sell-out crowd of 101,821. Alabama coach Nick Saban was not happy following the win. "We have lots of work to do as we're going to play a lot better..." September 10

  • Lane Kiffin becomes highest paid offensive coordinator

    Alabama "As Lane Kiffin moves into the final year of his contract, the University of Alabama is extending his term. The UA Board of Trustees Compensation Committee approved a short extension and a raise Friday morning. He'll be paid $1.4 million for the eight months between July 1, 2016 through Feb. 28,..." September 09

  • Alabama freshman DL cleared by the NCAA

    Alabama "After missing the first game of the year, an Alabama freshmen is now eligible. Nick Saban said defensive lineman Raekwon Davis was cleared by the NCAA on Wednesday. The 6-foot-7 defensive tackle was one of the better recruits in the country at his position. "He's been able to practice the..." September 08

  • Nick Saban confirms Steve Sarkisian will join Alabama

    Sportsnaut "After rumors broke over the weekend that Steve Sarkisian would be joining Alabama’s staff, Nick Saban announced the move on Monday." September 05

  • Alabama considering ex-USC coach Steve Sarkisian for assistant role

    CBS Sports "Hours after Alabama destroyed Southern California 52-6 on Saturday, the Crimson Tide are reportedly meeting with the Trojans' former coach. According to the Tuscaloosa News, Steve Sarkisian is on his way to Tuscaloosa to "discuss a role" on the Tide's football staff. The exact nature of the..." September 04

  • Nick Saban compares JuJu Smith-Schuster to Dez Bryant "If Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey needed any more motivation for the challenge he'll face in covering USC's JuJu Smith-Schuster on Saturday, his coach just gave it to him. Nick Saban compared Smith-Schuster to Dallas Cowboys star Dez Bryant, noting that his size and physical play could make..." August 31

  • Alabama tops the preseason 1-128 NCAA Re-rank

    USA Today "With just days until the start of the 2016 college football season, here is USA TODAY Sports’ preseason ranking of the entire Football Bowl Subdivision from No. 1 (Alabama) through No. 128 (not Alabama). Technically, the season has already begun: California defeated Hawaii, 51-31, during last..." August 30

  • Alphonse Taylor found not guilty

    Alabama "Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor has been found not guilty of a DUI. Taylor was charged with a DUI and leaving the scene of an accident at a Tuscaloosa apartment complex on July 17. Court records released indicated that Taylor tested negative for alcohol, but performed poorly on field..." August 30

  • Alabama claims top spot in preseason FWAA-NFF Super 16 poll

    College Football Talk "Make it a trifecta for the defending champions. Just like the AP and Coaches’ polls, Alabama will enter the season as the No. 1 ranked team in the Super 16 poll, a joint venture between the Football Writers Association of America and the National Football Foundation. (Full disclosure: both..." August 25

  • Report: Alabama's Kendall Sheffield to transfer

    The Score "Alabama cornerback Kendall Sheffield, a former five-star recruit, is transferring out of the program, a family member told Gerry Hamilton of ESPN. The family member said Sheffield has been granted a conditional release that allows him to find a new home at any school outside the..." August 17

  • Why Alabama and LSU will both make the College Football Playoff in 2016

    Fox Sports "Five years ago, Alabama and LSU hijacked the 2011 college football season, staging not one but two No. 1 vs. 2 games, the latter marking the beginning of the end for the ill-fated BCS. Most of the public outside the Southeast revolted at not just the rematch but seemingly dinosaur..." August 15

  • Maurice Smith granted conditional waiver to transfer within SEC

    The Score "There is now nothing stopping Maurice Smith from heading to Georgia. The former Alabama defensive back has been granted a conditional release to transfer within the SEC. The Crimson Tide were initially blocking Smith's graduate transfer because he was planning to join Georgia, but finally..." August 12

  • Alabama reportedly grants release to Maurice Smith, pending SEC ruling

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Alabama has granted a full release to defensive back Maurice Smith, freeing him to transfer to another program as a graduate player. The Tuscaloosa News reported that Alabama had granted the release to Smith, who graduated last Saturday. Smith has made it clear he would like to transfer to..." August 11

  • Alabama will repeat, and nine other 2016 season predictions

    ESPN "After a summer full of hyperbole, promises, slogans, candidates and debate, we can finally see light at the end of the tunnel. No, I'm not talking about the U.S. presidential election, which won't end until Nov. 8. Thankfully, the start of the 2016 college football season is right around the..." August 09

  • Ex-Alabama receiver Daylon Charlot heading to Kansas

    KU Sports "Earlier this week, wide receiver Daylon Charlot announced he was leaving the powerhouse football program at Alabama. On Thursday evening, he surprised Kansas fans by tweeting out his decision to join David Beaty and the Jayhawks. “I would love to thank (Beaty) for the opportunity,” the..." August 05

  • Maurice Smith felt ‘ostracized’ by Alabama, had belongings thrown in trash

    Dawg Nation "When Maurice Smith informed Alabama of his intention to transfer, his locker was cleaned out, personal belongings thrown in the trash, he was banned from using the athletic facility, and he generally felt “ostracized.” That’s according to a letter Smith wrote to Alabama’s appeal committee on..." August 04

  • Maurice Smith ostracized, found ‘personal belongings in the trash’ after decision to transfer from ‘Bama

    College Football Talk "An ugly situation involving the defending national champions keeps getting uglier. Overnight, the mother of would-be Alabama graduate transfer Maurice Smith claimed that UA was blocking a move to Georgia. Smith has appealed the decision to block his transfer to UGA and reunion with former Tide..." August 03

  • Maurice Smith's mom says Nick Saban blocking transfer to Georgia

    ESPN "The mother of Alabama reserve defensive back Maurice Smith told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that her son is being blocked from transferring to Georgia by coach Nick Saban. Smith, a senior from Sugar Land, Texas, is still listed on Alabama's roster online. With two career starts under his..." August 03

  • Alabama lands 2017 studs Kendall Randolph, Kyriq McDonald

    247 Sports "Check two players off the 2017 target list for the Alabama Crimson Tide. In-state standouts Kendall Randolph and Kyriq McDonald both verbally committed to Alabama on Sunday through a special video production from's Justin King. Randolph's a four-star offensive tackle out of Madison..." August 01

  • Alphonse Taylor recorded 0.00 BAC level at DUI stop

    SI "Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor tested negative for alcohol, but performed poorly on field sobriety tests, according to court documents observed by The Montgomery Advertiser. According to his lawyer, a head injury may have contributed to his state that caused him to fail the tests. He..." July 30

  • Alabama commit Jerry Jeudy a 'once-in-a-lifetime talent,' coach says

    Alabama "When Alabama was closing the deal on Calvin Ridley and Shawn Burgess-Becker in the 2015 class, Crimson Tide coaches were laying the ground work on another receiver they felt could be special. That was Jerry Jeudy, who was getting ready to play his sophomore season at Monarch High School in..." July 29

  • Former Crimson Tide LB Christian Bell transferring to Wisconsin

    SEC Country "Former Alabama linebacker Christian Bell is transferring to Wisconsin, according to his twitter account. The former 3-star recruit committed as a member of the 2015 class but grayshirted last season. He enrolled in Tuscaloosa in January." July 29

  • Alabama DB Tony Brown's NCAA suspension expected to be reduced

    Alabama "Alabama defensive back Tony Brown's NCAA suspension is expected to be reduced from six games to four, sources told The junior's suspension stems from something that happened leading up to the Tide's Cotton Bowl matchup against Michigan State in late December. A former five-star..." July 28

  • Saban: I suspended Taylor over DUI charge because he endangered others

    The Score "It's been a tumultuous few weeks for Nick Saban and the Alabama program, capped off by the legendary coach's decision Monday to suspend guard Alphonse Taylor indefinitely due to a recent DUI arrest and charge. The disciplinary move came days after Saban decided Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones..." July 19

  • Alabama OL Alphonse Taylor suspended after DUI arrest

    Yahoo! Sports "A day after his arrest for DUI, Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor has been suspended indefinitely from the program. “We are very disappointed any time a player makes a choice that leads to this kind of behavior,” head coach Nick Saban said in a statement. “We are still in the process of..." July 18

  • Alabama’s Alphonse Taylor arrested on DUI charge

    SI "Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor was arrested Sunday and charged with DUI, according to the Tuscaloosa Country Sheriff's Office. Taylor’s bond has been set at $1,000." July 18

  • It's a Fine Line Between Alabama and Baylor

    The Big Lead "Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones were arrested on drug and weapons charges in May. The district attorney, with odd reasoning, declined to pursue charges in June. Coach Nick Saban, in July, confirmed that Robinson and Jones would not be suspended, as long as they don’t play..." July 14

  • Police officer rebukes alleged Nick Saban claim of LSU bias

    USA Today "If, as ESPN host Paul Finebaum said Wednesday, Nick Saban insinuated that the Monroe (La.) police officers who arrested two Alabama players last month may have looking through purple and gold lenses, it would make no sense to the department’s public information officer. “I can tell you for a..." July 14

  • Georgia safety Xavier McKinney decommits from Alabama

    Alabama "Alabama lost a commitment Thursday morning from Georgia four-star safety Xavier McKinney. McKinney bonded with Alabama commits last week at The Opening and said his commitment was 100 percent, but also said he would make visits to Florida and Clemson. The 6-foot-1, 194-pound McKinney had..." July 14

  • Cam Robinson: 'People are so quick to react without knowing ANY FACTS'

    Alabama "For two months, Alabama star left tackle Cam Robinson hadn't said anything publicly about the situation that led to his arrest in mid-May. That changed Wednesday. People are so quick to react without knowing ANY FACTS. — Cam. (@crobinson_68) July 13, 2016 Earlier Wednesday, Tide coach..." July 13

  • Alabama's Cam Robinson, Laurence Jones have chance to play in season opener after arrests

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban told reporters at SEC media days that All-SEC left tackle Cam Robinson and reserve defensive back Laurence Jones faced internal discipline after their arrests on drug and weapons charges and will have a chance to play in the season opener against USC. The two..." July 13

  • Arkansas' Bret Bielema throws shade at Auburn, Alabama and Mississippi State over offseason arrests

    Alabama "With Steve Spurrier enjoying retirement, SEC Media Days was unusually dry when it came to rhetoric at the podium. That was, of course, until Arkansas' Bret Bielema took the stage shortly before 11 a.m. Bielema isn't afraid to speak his mind or ruffle some feathers when he talks. Wednesday was..." July 13

  • Nick Saban, Paul Finebaum have heated exchange over Cam Robinson discipline

    Alabama "Things got heated on the SEC Network stage Wednesday morning in Hoover. Nick Saban and Paul Finebaum sparred over the decision to not suspend Cam Robinson or Hootie Jones following their May 17 arrest. The exchange continued into the commercial break in a ballroom full of reporters covering SEC..." July 13

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