Alabama Rumors & News

  • East Carolina grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew will reportedly visit Alabama this weekend

    Alabama "Alabama may be close to landing the graduate transfer quarterback it's been pursuing. Gardner Minshew is set to visit Alabama this weekend, AL.com has learned. As has been the case for multiple weeks, the Crimson Tide continues to look like the favorite to land the Brandon, Mississippi..." February 22

  • Miami defensive line coach leaving program to join Alabama coaching staff

    CBS Sports "The college football coaching carousel always takes one final spin post-National Signing Day. Unfortunately for Miami, that carousel has taken one of the Hurricanes' top assistants with it. Bruce Feldman reports that assistant head coach/defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski is leaving the..." February 20

  • Report: Alabama has interest in ECU grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew

    College Football Talk "Alabama wasn’t able to land a quarterback in its most recent recruiting class, so it appears the Crimson Tide are taking a swing at the graduate transfer tree. Citing unnamed sources, al.com is reporting that Alabama is in hot pursuit of Gardner Minshew. That pursuit falls in line with Nick..." February 12

  • Five-star CB Patrick Surtain Jr. picks Tide over LSU

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Alabama got its first big commitment on National Signing Day with the commitment of Patrick Surtain Jr. Surtain, the top uncommitted recruit entering National Signing Day, is the No. 6 overall player in the country and the No. 1 cornerback, according to 247Sports' Composite rankings. He is the..." February 07

  • Tosh Lupoi expected to be promoted to Alabama DC

    Yardbarker "Tosh Lupoi is expected to be promoted to Alabama defensive coordinator, according to a report. AL.com’s Matt Zenitz reported on Tuesday that Lupoi will be promoted to defensive coordinator and be the defense’s play-caller. He would be replacing Jeremy Pruitt, who took the Tennessee head..." February 07

  • Alabama loses recruiting battle to Princeton as four-star QB sticks with Tigers

    CBS Sports "One of the most intriguing decisions of the 2018 recruiting cycle came to a conclusion on Friday when four-star quarterback Brevin White out of Paraclete High School in Lancaster, California, called up Nick Saban. White has been committed to Princeton since July 2017, picking the Ivy League..." February 02

  • Alabama battling with Princeton over four-star QB

    CBS Sports "The 2018 recruiting cycle was going to be bizarre no matter what thanks to the implementation of the Early Signing Period, which took place last December. But a recruiting battle between defending national champion and recruiting juggernaut Alabama and Princeton? Not many people saw this..." February 01

  • Alabama football player arrested for pot possession

    Alabama "An Alabama football player was arrested Wednesday in Tuscaloosa. Rising sophomore tight end Major Tennison was booked in Tuscaloosa County Jail on second-degree marijuana possession charges. He was held on a $300 bond as of 10 a.m. CT. " January 31

  • Alabama lands grad transfer kicker from Temple

    College Football Talk "With the kicker that could’ve cost him his record-tying sixth national championship gone, Nick Saban is on the hunt for a new one. Monday, the Alabama head coach may have found said new one from a Group of Five program. On his personal Instagram account, Austin Jones announced that he has..." January 30

  • Source: Dan Enos leaving Wolverines to coach Crimson Tide QBs

    ESPN "Michigan has seen its fair share of turnover within the coaching staff the past few seasons, and another assistant coach is on his way out, as Dan Enos is expected to join Alabama as its quarterbacks coach, a source confirmed to ESPN on Thursday. Enos was only officially announced to Michigan's..." January 26

  • Alabama football turned $45.9M profit in 2017

    Alabama "University of Alabama athletics continues to be profitable and football remains the driving force, according to budget documents the school files annually with the NCAA. The school made $15.6 million more than it spent in 2017, according to the document obtained by AL.com through open records..." January 24

  • Alabama's Jalen Hurts lost his QB job, and now his dreadlocks

    Michigan Live "Even if Jalen Hurts is on the field for Alabama next season, it won't look the same. That's because the Crimson Tide QB has cut his signature dreadlocks, fulfilling an apparent promise he made if Alabama on the national championship. The man who is 27-2 as a starter might be able to hide in..." January 22

  • Report: Alabama set to promote Mike Locksley to OC/QBs coach

    Saturday Down South "It appears early reports suggesting Nick Saban was preparing to promote Mike Locksley were accurate, Alabama has reportedly decided to promote from within and give the assistant coach more responsibility in 2018. Locksley served as Alabama’s co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach last..." January 19

  • Alabama expected to name Mike Locksley OC, Hugh Freeze still in play, reports say

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Alabama is expected to make current assistant Mike Locksley its offensive coordinator, according to multiple reports, but that doesn't mean former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze won't be on the Crimson Tide staff. Locksley, whose title in 2017 was co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach,..." January 18

  • SEC will not stand in the way of Alabama, Nick Saban hiring Hugh Freeze

    CBS Sports "If Nick Saban wants to hire Hugh Freeze, the SEC won't stand in his way. A report from TideSports.com says that the Alabama coach wants to hire the former Ole Miss coach to be the Tide's new offensive coordinator, but that other members inside the Alabama program as well as the SEC could fight..." January 17

  • Former Alabama LB Mekhi Brown says he wasn't dismissed

    247 Sports "Former Alabama linebacker Mekhi Brown wants everyone to know the truth following his transfer to Tennessee State earlier this week. Brown, the player at the center of a viral moment during the national championship game after getting into a physical altercation with an assistant coach, said he..." January 17

  • REPORT: Jim McElwain Has Had Conversations About Alabama Return

    12 Up "After leaving the Alabama program in 2011, a return to the Crimson Tide could be quite real for Jim McElwain, following the end of his tenure at Florida. McElwain was the offensive coordinator during the time for Nick Saban's Crimson Tide (prior to leaving for the head job at Colorado State,..." January 17

  • Report: Hugh Freeze interviews with Nick Saban for Alabama OC job

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban may lose his top assistants every season, but he goes right back to restocking with some of the best available coaches. And this year may not be an exception. According to The Tuscaloosa News, former Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze was in Alabama on Monday and was in the Crimson..." January 15

  • Coach-shoving Alabama LB Mekhi Brown reportedly transfers to Tennessee State

    College Football Talk "You probably didn’t know who Mekhi Brown was before last Monday night. The sophomore linebacker entered the College Football Playoff Championship Game with six tackles, most of them on special teams. But then he became momentarily famous — or infamous — for a third quarter stretch in which he..." January 15

  • Alabama RB Josh Jacobs says he played on broken ankle for over three months

    Larry Brown Sports "Alabama’s national championship victory probably feels particularly sweet for sophomore running back Josh Jacobs. Jacobs revealed to Twitter on Thursday that he was about to undergo surgery for a broken ankle he had been playing on since the fifth week of the season. Jacobs rushed for 284..." January 13

  • Alabama assistant coach's playbook stolen from team hotel before national championship

    USA Today "Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar had a bag containing his playbook stolen two days prior to the Crimson Tide's 26-23 overtime victory over Georgia in the College Football Playoff national title game, Atlanta police confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Friday. Dunbar had left his backpack..." January 12

  • Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick Enters Draft

    Pro Football Rumors "No surprise here, but Alabama standout Minkah Fitzpatrick is going pro. Fitzpatrick announced on Thursday that he will forgo his final season in order to enter the 2018 draft. Between winning the Bednarik Award and a National Championship, Fitzpatrick couldn’t have had a better platform..." January 11

  • Tua Tagovailoa defends Jalen Hurts against criticism

    Larry Brown Sports "Jalen Hurts was Alabama’s starting quarterback all season, but Tua Tagovailoa is getting much of the credit for leading the Tide to a national championship. While the freshman deserves plenty of praise, Hurts was part of the reason Alabama was in position to capture a title. Tagovailoa wants to..." January 11

  • Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough leaving for NFL

    Alabama "Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough is leaving for the NFL, a source confirmed to AL.com. The Northport product ran for 596 yards and eight touchdowns this season as part of a deep and talented running back group. He also caught 17 passes for 109 yards." January 10

  • Alabama WR Calvin Ridley entering NFL Draft

    Sporting News "Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley announced Wednesday on Twitter he is entering the NFL Draft "In announcing my entrance into the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft, I know that those who come after me will take this program to even greater heights," he wrote. "The future of this program is indeed in..." January 10

  • FAU head coach Lane Kiffin says Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa would’ve transferred if he didn’t play Monday

    New York Daily News "Tua Tagovailoa’s historic performance Monday night led to an incredible comeback for the true freshman in the national championship game, but his future at Alabama prior to the game was very much in doubt. Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin, who was the offensive coordinator for the..." January 10

  • Alabama-Georgia National Championship thriller draws 16.7 overnight rating, up from last two years

    Awful Announcing "Heading into Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship, expectations for ESPN’s ratings were low. Analysts figured that a matchup of two SEC schools that stand less than 300 miles from each other would have limited appeal outside the southeast, driving down the game’s..." January 09

  • Bama's Bo Scarbrough: I Didn't Say, 'F Trump'

    TMZ "Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough is adamant he did NOT fire an F-bomb directed toward President Trump before the college football national championship. Instead, Scarbrough claims he said, "F**k Georgia." And if you listen to the video ... sounds like he's telling the truth." January 09

  • Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough yells anti-Trump sentiment

    USA Today "Players for Alabama and Georgia were kept in the locker room as President Trump walked onto the field ahead of the national anthem at Monday’s national championship game — the usual procedure for most college football games. That didn’t stop Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough from voicing his..." January 09

  • Jalen Hurts was a model teammate despite benching

    Larry Brown Sports "Jalen Hurts acted like a model teammate despite being benched at halftime of the national championship game on Monday night. After being unable to do much against Georgia’s defense in the first half and going 3-for-8 passing, Hurts was replaced by true freshman Tua Tagovailoa to start the..." January 09

  • Roof leaking at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

    Larry Brown Sports "With less than two hours to go before scheduled kickoff of the National Championship game, Mercedes-Benz Stadium may have a bit of an issue. Multiple reporters said Monday evening that there was some sort of leak coming through the roof of the stadium onto the field." January 08

  • Ticket prices soar ahead of 2018 CFP National Championship

    ESPN "Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T between Alabama and Georgia has turned into one of the hottest tickets in college football history. The average ticket sold on the most frequented resale sites is up over $2,300 ($2,319 on StubHub, $2,413 on Vivid..." January 08

  • Protesters plan to greet Donald Trump at college football national championship

    CBS Sports "Donald Trump plans to attend the College Football Playoff National Championship in Atlanta on Monday night and two groups have already put out a call to action to protest his arrival. The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP and the group Refuse Fascism ATL have already announced plans to protest near..." January 08

  • Bettors siding with 3.5/4-point favorite Alabama in Las Vegas

    ESPN "The College Football Playoff National Championship between Alabama and Georgia is setting up to be a big decision for some Las Vegas sportsbooks, with the house rooting for the underdog Bulldogs. Alabama heads into Monday as a 3.5- or 4-point favorite over Georgia in an all-SEC championship..." January 07

  • Alabama's Cotton to miss title game with knee injury

    247 Sports "Outside linebacker Anfernee Jennings already announced he will miss Monday’s national championship game after undergoing surgery on his injured knee. And now Nick Saban ruled out a second Alabama starter for the game against Georgia. At the Crimson Tide’s media day inside Philips Arena, the..." January 06

  • Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick has bruised kidney but will play in title game

    Yardbarker "Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick will reportedly be gutting out a bruised kidney when the Crimson Tide take on Georgia in the national title game Monday. One of Alabama’s key defenders and a team leader, Fitzpatrick is a heck of a player. He is somewhat of a jack-of-all-trades and can..." January 06

  • Lane Kiffin talks about ‘miserable’ atmosphere at Alabama

    Larry Brown Sports "Lane Kiffin has made it abundantly clear that coaching at Alabama was not something he enjoyed, and he gets more and more candid about his time in Tuscaloosa by the day. In an appearance on “The Dan Le Batard Show” this week, Kiffin said his departure from Alabama has reminded him that football..." January 04

  • President Trump plans to attend College Football Playoff title game

    USA Today "President Donald Trump is planning to attend the College Football Playoff national championship game Monday. The news was confirmed to USA TODAY by two people within the administration who were not authorized to speak publicly because Trump's schedule isn't yet official. The all-Southeastern..." January 03

  • Alabama's Nick Saban critical of College Football Playoff scheduling

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban lamented what he feels is a quick turnaround from the College Football Playoff semifinal games to the championship game, saying that it's difficult to come off a bowl game with only seven days to prepare. "Someone has to think about the players," Saban said, "and not..." January 02

  • 5-Star RB Trey Sanders Announces Decommitment from Alabama

    Bleacher Report "Running back Trey Sanders has dealt a big blow to Alabama's 2019 recruiting class after announcing he was decommitting from the program. Sanders explained his decision to re-open his recruiting on Twitter. Sanders verbally committed to the Crimson Tide during his sophomore season in 2016..." January 01

  • Alabama players set early curfew for Sugar Bowl

    Larry Brown Sports "Alabama players will face a slightly early curfew ahead of their Sugar Bowl battle with Clemson — by their own request. The Crimson Tide’s player leadership group requested primarily 11 p.m. curfews while in New Orleans, surprising coach Nick Saban, who had expected something a little closer to..." December 31

  • Alabama QB Jalen Hurts: Former Clemson QB Deshaun Watson told him to 'be fearless'

    ESPN "One of the first people Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts sought out following the Crimson Tide's loss to Clemson in the national championship game last year was his counterpart that night. Several days after the game, Hurts called former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. "I called to..." December 30

  • Nick Saban received over 400 votes in Alabama Senate race

    USA Today "It turns out that Nick Saban can’t get enough votes to tip an election in Alabama – at least not while he’s still coaching. However, in the state’s hotly contested U.S. Senate election this month, Saban outpolled a wide range of sports, entertainment and political figures who were among myriad..." December 30

  • Nick Saban says Alabama lost its identity in loss to Auburn

    ESPN "Alabama arrived for the College Football Playoff semifinal on Wednesday downplaying any sort of revenge angle to its third CFP matchup against Clemson. Instead, what coach Nick Saban and his players all see is an opportunity. "I think that one of the statements I made last year after we..." December 27

  • Alabama LB Dylan Moses won't play vs. Clemson in College Football Playoff

    ESPN "Alabama freshman linebacker Dylan Moses won't play against Clemson in the College Football Playoff because of a foot injury, coach Nick Saban said Wednesday after the team arrived in New Orleans. Moses was hurt in practice during bowl preparations. Noting the significant number of injuries..." December 27

  • Bobby Brown commits to Alabama

    247 Sports "Nick Saban flipped two of Jimbo Fisher’s top commitments in the 2017 cycle while the new Texas A&M coach still called Florida State home. Saban took to Fisher’s commit list once again on Friday as four-star defensive tackle Bobby Brown flipped to Alabama just a couple days after decommitting..." December 23

  • Report: Alabama linebacker suffers potential season-ending foot injury in practice

    SEC Country "The injury bug continues to bite Alabama’s linebacking corps with the team’s College Football Playoff semifinal less than two weeks away. Freshman LB Dylan Moses could be out for the rest of the season after suffering a foot injury in practice Monday, according to Matt Zenitz of AL.com. The..." December 19

  • CB Josh Jobe (No. 117) switches pledge from Miami to Alabama

    ESPN "With the early signing period just five days away, the late twists and turns on the recruiting trail have begun. Josh Jobe, the No. 117-ranked prospect in the class of 2018, flipped from Miami to Alabama on Saturday while on an official visit in Tuscaloosa, impacting a pair of top-10 recruiting..." December 17

  • Nick Saban rants about issues with early signing day

    Sportsnaut "Nick Saban has made his feelings known about the early signing day in the past, but on Friday he couldn’t help further express his displeasure. The early signing day means players can sign with schools on Dec. 20, which is right smack dab in the middle of bowl game preparation. In a classic..." December 16

  • Nick Saban is a clueless, gutless, selfish coward for his silence on Roy Moore

    New York Daily News "The words in this title to describe Alabama head coach Nick Saban are not hyperbole. They are written precisely as intended when America’s highest paid public employee of great mass influence can’t render public opinion on Roy Moore. Nick Saban is not just any coach or employee. At over $11..." December 14