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  • Alabama football recruiting: Five-star DB Ga'Quincy McKinstry chooses Tide over LSU, Auburn

    CBS Sports "Ga'Quincy McKinstry, a five-star cornerback and the No. 24 overall player in the Class of 2021, announced his commitment to Alabama on Sunday afternoon live on CBS Sports HQ. The 5-foot-11, 172-pounder chose the Crimson Tide over remaining..." October 25

  • Jaylen Waddle taken to hospital in ambulance with ankle injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Alabama star Jaylen Waddle was taken to the hospital in an ambulance on Saturday after suffering an ankle injury in the Crimson Tide’s game against Tennessee. Waddle, who is both a threat as a receiver and kick returner, suffered an ankle injury on the opening kickoff. " October 24

  • Alabama star WR Jaylen Waddle out for season after breaking ankle on opening kickoff

    CBS Sports "Alabama star wide receiver and returner Jaylen Waddle was injured on the opening kickoff of Saturday's game between the No. 2 Crimson Tide and Tennessee in Neyland Stadium. After being ruled out for the game shortly after he went into the locker room, Waddle was..." October 24

  • Alabama Crimson Tide star Patrick Surtain stars in WWE style promo

    Clutch Points "Alabama Crimson Tide junior cornerback Patrick Surtain II recently appeared in a WWE styled teaser ahead of the team’s fifth matchup of the season against the Tennessee Volunteers, as posted by the program’s Twitter account: Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick..." October 24

  • Tennessee Fan Drops Horrific Diss Track Against Alabama Crimson Tide Ahead Of Game

    Total Pro Sports "No. 2 Alabama aims to remain unbeaten on Saturday when it takes on Tennessee in the rivalry known as the “Third Saturday in October,” despite the game actually happening on the 4th Saturday. The Vols have a little extra added motivation after a guy in their fan base..." October 24

  • Alabama Crimson Tide's Nick Saban concedes defense is no longer key to victory

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban has finally relented, albeit reluctantly. He said college football has officially become an offensive game. "It used to be that good defense beats good offense. Good defense doesn't beat good offense anymore," Saban told ESPN on Friday...." October 24

  • Nick Saban had great reaction to Tua Tagovailoa being named Dolphins’ starter

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban had a great reaction to learning that Tua Tagovailoa had been named the Miami Dolphins’ starting quarterback this week. Tagovailoa played at Alabama from 2017-2019. He helped the Crimson Tide win the national championship in his freshman season, was a Heisman Trophy..." October 22

  • Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt: Bama Has Best Offense I've Ever Seen in My Life

    Bleacher Report "Ahead of Saturday's game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide, Tennessee head football coach Jeremy Pruitt paid a massive compliment to the Tide. According to's Mike Rodak, Pruitt said Wednesday that Alabama's offensive..." October 21

  • Alabama football coach Nick Saban sees positives in false coronavirus test

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban said Wednesday that he considers himself fortunate for the false positive COVID-19 result he had last week. Saban initially tested positive for the virus Oct. 14 and went into isolation, but was able to test out of COVID protocol in time to..." October 21

  • Nick Saban explains why he loved wild celebration after win over Georgia

    SI "Break out your dancing shoes, Alabama fans. After Saturday's 41-24 victory over No. 3 Georgia for No. 2 Alabama football, Nick Saban and his Crimson Tide danced in the locker room to celebrate the big win. The video, originally shared on Alabama football's social..." October 19

  • Alabama adds field goal before halftime after referees make correct adjustment

    Larry Brown Sports "Alabama was able to add a field goal before halftime of their game against Georgia at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Saturday night after the referees make a correct adjustment.  The Bulldogs scored a touchdown and added an extra point to go up 24-17 with 23 seconds..." October 18

  • Coach Nick Saban Dances In Locker Room After Negative Covid Test and Alabama Win

    TMZ "University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban was back in the game Saturday when his team trounced the University of Georgia ... and the team celebrated the win in spectacular fashion with its formerly COVID-positive coach. Saban tested positive for coronavirus..." October 18

  • Alabama's Nick Saban cleared to coach team from sideline vs. Georgia after third negative COVID-19 test

    CBS Sports "Nick Saban has been cleared to coach No. 2 Alabama from the sideline during Saturday's primetime game against No. 3 Georgia. Saban tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday, marking the third straight formal negative test he's received since testing positive for the coronavirus on..." October 17

  • Stanford coach David Shaw claims ‘overreaction’ to Alabama, Florida COVID-19 reports

    Clutch Points "Two powerhouse SEC football programs in the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators have recently seen a spike in COVID-19 positive cases on their team members. Alabama head coach Nick Saban previously contracted the virus and will likely miss his team’s next matchup against No.3..." October 17

  • Nick Saban tests negative for COVID-19 on Thursday, could he return to coach Saturday?

    Yahoo! Sports "Alabama coach Nick Saban may be able to return by the time the Crimson Tide take on the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. Saban tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday, leaving the door open for him to return to action much sooner than initially expected. Saban, 68,..." October 16

  • Though Nick Saban is not coaching, Alabama vs. Georgia result will count toward his record

    CBS Sports "No. 2 Alabama will count the result of Saturday's game against No. 3 Georgia on Nick Saban's coaching record despite Saban missing the game after testing positive for COVID-19, a school spokesman told CBS Sports on Thursday. In most cases, the NCAA..." October 16

  • With COVID-19 smacking the SEC upside its head, we wonder how the rest of the season will play out

    CBS Sports "How do we get through this college football season? Not the games, necessarily. It was always legitimate to ask why major-college football felt it necessary to push through this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic, but now we must figure out what's left. It's a larger, more..." October 15

  • Here is how Nick Saban could reportedly still coach Alabama on Saturday

    Larry Brown Sports "Alabama coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. With his team set to play Georgia on Saturday, it certainly seems highly unlikely that he’d be able to coach that game. There is, however, reportedly a small chance he could still appear on the sidelines...." October 15

  • Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined

    247 Sports "Many were surprised when the Alabama Crimson Tide program revealed Wednesday that football coach Nick Saban and athletic director Greg Byrne had tested positive for COVID-19. That included Saban himself, who immediately left the Alabama facility after learning of his..." October 15

  • Nick Saban, Greg Byrne test positive for COVID-19

    Yahoo! Sports "Alabama coach Nick Saban and athletic director Greg Byrne tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced on Wednesday afternoon.  Both Saban and Byrne are now self-isolating at home. “Early this afternoon, we received notification that Coach Saban and Greg..." October 14

  • 'It doesn't make any sense': Lane Kiffin responds to Nick Saban's sign-stealing theory

    USA Today "Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin didn't steal Alabama's defensive signals on Saturday. And he would've had no use for them even if he got them. Alabama coach Nick Saban was flummoxed after his defense allowed 48 points and 647 yards in a 63-48 win over Ole..." October 13

  • Texas A&M surges and LSU falls out, while Clemson leads the latest Amway Coaches Poll

    USA Today "Saturday’s round of wild college football games with a few unexpected results caused considerable shakeup in the Amway Coaches Poll, though Clemson and Alabama continue to lead the way. Clemson strengthened its hold on the No. 1 ranking after dispatching then-No. 7 Miami (Fla.)..." October 12

  • Alabama's Nick Saban wonders if Ole Miss knew defense's signals

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban said his defense's struggles had him wondering if Ole Miss knew the Crimson Tide's signals during his team's 63-48 victory on Saturday night in Oxford, Mississippi. Saban projected calm on the sideline for much of the game,..." October 11

  • 5 mind-blowing stats from Alabama's shootout win vs. Ole Miss

    The Score "A shootout erupted Saturday between Alabama and Ole Miss, with Nick Saban's outfit holding on for a thrilling 63-48 victory thanks largely to standout running back Najee Harris' five touchdowns. The matchup with new Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin was yet..." October 11

  • Nick Saban responds to Lane Kiffin calling him ‘elderly’

    Larry Brown Sports "Lane Kiffin is known for his dry sense of humor and his propensity for trolling. Nick Saban is not. When the two clash, the results can be pretty interesting. Kiffin was at it again this week in the leadup to Saturday’s game between his Ole Miss team and Saban’s Alabama..." October 10

  • Anti-Tommy Tuberville ad goes viral during Alabama game "Tommy Tuberville is running for a senate seat in Alabama, and the battle for the spot has gotten nasty. Tuberville’s opponent, Doug Jones, ran an attack ad that aired during halftime of the Alabama-Texas A&M game on CBS. The attack ad called out Tuberville’s character..." October 04

  • Mac Jones had some words for Aggies’ Tyree Johnson after touchdown pass

    Larry Brown Sports "Mac Jones had some words for a Texas A&M defensive lineman after throwing a long touchdown pass on Saturday. The Alabama quarterback threw for 435 yards and four touchdowns in the Crimson Tide’s 52-24 home win over A&M. His longest touchdown came on a 2nd-and-22 play..." October 04

  • Pat McAfee Gets Excited About Alabama, Curses on 'College GameDay'

    The Big Lead "Pat McAfee and College GameDay are a perfect match. That does not mean everything always goes perfectly. ESPN was reminded of that on today's GameDay, when McAfee got a bit too worked up about Alabama's chances to cover the spread today and cursed live on..." October 03

  • Nick Saban trashes Alabama’s performance in season opener

    Larry Brown Sports "As usual, the Alabama Crimson Tide cruised to a straightforward win in their season opener. And as usual, Nick Saban isn’t all that happy about it. The Crimson Tide beat Missouri on the road 38-19 on Saturday. They were, however, outscored 16-10 in the second half by the Tigers...." September 30

  • If SEC coaches put messages on their masks, here's what they should be

    USA Today "Some football coaches in the NFL have struggled with wearing their masks on the sideline during games. (Their wallets have paid the price, though.)  Let's hope college football coaches in the Southeastern Conference, which begins play Saturday, set a better example..." September 26

  • Mac Jones named Alabama starting quarterback

    Yardbarker "As ESPN's Alex Scarborough reported, Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban officially named Mac Jones his starting quarterback for Saturday's season opener at Missouri. Jones, a redshirt junior, was the favorite to begin the campaign ahead of top-tier prospect..." September 21

  • Nick Saban reacts to Big Ten's decision to play in fall

    247 Sports "Nick Saban was someone who was very down on the idea of the Big Ten potentially playing its football season in the spring after the conference originally postponed its fall football season last month. With the league officially reversing course yesterday, the..." September 18

  • Mizzou down at least 12 players vs. Bama

    CBS Sports "Missouri's count of players who will miss the team's season-opener against Alabama on Sept. 26  due to COVID-19 protocols is up to 12, Tigers coach Elijah Drinkwitz said Wednesday. Though not all 12 have necessarily tested positive for the coronavirus, the..." September 16

  • Alabama shows off new socially-distanced seating for football games

    Yardbarker "Alabama’s athletic director showed off the new socially distanced seating plan for games at Bryant-Denny Stadium this season. The Crimson Tide are set to begin their football season on Sept. 26 along with the rest of the SEC. Their first home game is scheduled for a week later..." September 13

  • University of Alabama reports more than 800 new COVID-19 cases with college football season looming

    Sportsnaut "The Alabama Crimson Tide are slated to open the home part of their schedule in Tuscaloosa Oct. 3 against the Texas A&M Aggies. While that opener is not yet in question, the school continues to report some absolutely eye-opening COVID-19 numbers. “A TOTAL..." September 04

  • Alabama-Georgia, LSU-Alabama in primetime among six games selected

    CBS Sports "The 2020 SEC schedule is unlike anything in history with the entire league adopting a 10-game, conference-only schedule that will put the best teams from college football's top conference battle against each other every single week. On Tuesday, CBS announced its initial round of selections..." September 01

  • Nick Saban leads Black Lives Matter march in Tuscaloosa

    Alabama "Alabama coach Nick Saban led a march Monday afternoon of hundreds of the university’s athletes that was organized to protest racial injustice in the country. Saban was at the front of a large crowd of players who walked from the Mal Moore athletic facility to Foster..." August 31

  • Austin Peay football team walks across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

    USA Today "Members of the Austin Peay football team stopped in Selma, Alabama, on Friday to walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.   The Governors were on their way to Montgomery for Saturday night's FCS Kickoff against Central Arkansas. "What a great..." August 29

  • Nick Saban: Players, not money, are motivation for 2020 college football season

    Yardbarker "As conferences like SEC move ahead with their plan to play football this fall, critics have said that they are putting their desire to make a profit before the safety of the players. But Alabama coach Nick Saban has pushed back against that notion, saying the players are the reason he wants the..." August 25

  • University of Alabama COVID-19 outbreak not great news for college football season

    Sportsnaut "The SEC is one of the three Power Five conferences around the college football world still attempting to play a season this fall. In fact, the Alabama Crimson Tide are slated to take on the Missouri Tigers on Sept. 26. All of this could now be in question following a major..." August 21

  • Alabama limiting attendance at Bryant-Denny Stadium to 20% during 2020 college football season

    ABC 3340 "The University of Alabama announced Tuesday that seating in Bryant-Denny Stadium for the upcoming 2020 fall football season will be limited to around 20 percent of its normal capacity. Additionally, masks will be required for everyone in attendance and there will be no tailgating..." August 19

  • Alabama coach Nick Saban thinks opt-outs would turn spring football into JV

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban questioned the viability of a spring football season during his appearance on ESPN's Get Up on Tuesday, asking whether pro prospects would even consider participating. "I think one of the real consequences of this is, if you're a junior or a..." August 18

  • Alabama limits football stadium – which holds more than 100,000 fans – to 20% capacity; tailgating banned

    USA Today "The University of Alabama announced its ticket plan for the 2020 football season on Tuesday, including approximately 20% capacity, a facemask requirement at Bryant-Denny Stadium and a moratorium on tailgating activities on campus. Alabama announced the policies in an e-mail sent to..." August 18

  • Nick Saban comments on viral photos of big crowds in Tuscaloosa

    Up News Info "Nick Saban on Monday commented on the photos of big crowds in Tuscaloosa, Ala. that went viral over the weekend. The photos showed people lined up close to each other, with nobody wearing masks. Social distancing and mask-wearing advice from the CDC were blatantly ignored as..." August 17

  • Alabama Athletic Director Greg Byrne Rips Big, Maskless Gathering on Campus

    The Big Lead "Alabama's athletic director is not pleased with people on his school's campus right now. On Sunday he tweeted out a picture of a large gathering where it doesn't appear anyone is wearing a mask. He lamented that those people must not want to see college football played..." August 16

  • Nick Saban: "Players are a lot safer with us"

    SI "Alabama football coach Nick Saban spoke with ESPN on Monday following reports that both the PAC-12 and Big Ten are close to canceling their 2020 college football seasons. In an interview with Chris Low, Saban detailed his opinion that student-athletes are safer on college..." August 10

  • Alabama transfer Taulia Tagovailoa granted immediate eligibility at Maryland

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "Could Taulia Tagovailoa be Maryland’s starting QB in 2020? The Alabama transfer has been granted immediately eligibility with the Terrapins by the NCAA for the upcoming season according to multiple reports. If the season happens, of course. Tagovailoa transferred..." August 07

  • Alabama football may be on the hook for more than $3.5M for canceled non-conference games

    USA Today "The move to a 10-game, SEC-only schedule could have the University of Alabama obligated to pay out more than $3.5 million to schools that were originally contracted to play the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa in the 2020 season. Alabama had scheduled home games against Georgia..." August 04

  • Harvey Updyke, the Alabama superfan who poisoned trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner, dies at 71

    CBS Sports "Harvey Updyke, an Alabama fan who made national headlines for poisoning trees at Auburn University's Toomer's Corner back in 2010, has died. This news comes from Updyke's son, Bear, who told that Harvey died of natural causes in Louisiana, where..." July 31

  • Former Alabama CB Scooby Carter hopes to play a season at the JUCO level, return to Crimson Tide

    College Football Talk "One erstwhile Alabama football player’s journey through college football is set for another twist. Speaking to, Scooby Carter confirmed that he will spend the 2020 season at Mississippi Gulf Coast Comunity College.  Then, his plan is to return..." July 28