Alabama Rumors & News

  • Ex-Alabama lineman Dallas Warmack to Oregon as graduate transfer

    ESPN "Former Alabama offensive lineman Dallas Warmack is heading to Oregon as a graduate transfer, he announced on Twitter. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. Warmack, a former U.S. Army All-American, appeared in 16 games in his career at Alabama. He did not see the..." May 20

  • Former Alabama quarterback enrolled at Florida school, report says

    Miami Herald "After multiple reports last week former Alabama and Arizona State quarterback Blake Barnett planned to transfer to the University of South Florida, ESPN reported Friday Barnett has enrolled. May 18

  • Report: Alabama will be paid $6 million to play USC in 2020

    College Football Talk "There is one big reason why Alabama has taken on so many neutral site games over the years. Money. In 2020, when Alabama opens the season against USC in the Advocare Classic in Arlington, Texas, the Crimson Tide will once again be richly paid. According to a report..." May 18

  • Tua Tagovailoa says he wanted to transfer to USC

    Larry Brown Sports "The talk about Tua Tagovailoa considering transferring away from Alabama apparently was quite legitimate. Tagovailoa spoke at his former middle school in Hawaii on Thursday. According to Hawaii News Now, the Alabama quarterback told the students that he was discouraged by not playing..." May 18

  • Scott Frost: Alabama claims '1 or 2' national titles that aren't legit

    ESPN "Nebraska coach Scott Frost continued the back-and-forth debate between Alabama and his former employer, UCF, this week when he told an Omaha news station that not all of the Crimson Tide's 17 claimed national championships are legit. "Alabama probably has one..." May 17

  • Alabama coach Nick Saban dismisses UCF's 'self-proclaimed' title

    ESPN "UCF gave itself a parade and its players national championship rings to recognize its undefeated season, but Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn't have much use for the Knights' claims. "I guess anybody has the prerogative to claim anything. But self-proclaimed..." May 16

  • Alabama, Texas announce home-and-home series for 2022-23

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Alabama and Texas football have announced a home-and-home series for the 2022 and '23 seasons, the schools announced on Wednesday.   It will be the teams' 10th and 11th meetings overall, and just their first since the 2010 BCS national championship game...." May 16

  • Alabama reportedly blocking player from transferring to SEC schools as graduate student

    CBS Sports "Third-year offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy is interested in transferring away from Alabama, but at the moment, the Tide are reportedly blocking him from joining any Southeastern Conference school as a graduate transfer. Kennedy, a former four-star prospect already with an undergraduate..." May 14

  • Dabo Swinney downplays talk of succeeding Nick Saban at Alabama

    Larry Brown Sports "Someday Nick Saban will no longer be the coach at Alabama, and many have already talked about Clemson’s Dabo Swinney succeeding him in Tuscaloosa. Swinney knows the talk is out there, but he’s not particularly eager to entertain it. In fact, the one-time Crimson Tide assistant did not sound..." May 12

  • Alabama blocking grad transfer OL from talking to Vols

    247 Sports "Tennessee needs immediate help on its offensive line, and a graduate transfer might be the best route for the Vols go to. One potential option is being blocked by Tennessee's SEC rival. According to a Friday report from, transferring Crimson Tide offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy is..." May 11

  • Alabama paying up again for another pair of future nonconference games

    CBS Sports "Western Kentucky has become quite familiar with Tuscaloosa since Nick Saban took over as Alabama's coach in 2007, and the Hilltoppers are coming back for more. Alabama and Western Kentucky will play on Sept. 16, 2023 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. It will be the fourth meeting between the two school..." May 10

  • Reports: Blake Barnett transferring to USF

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Alabama QB Blake Barnett, who started the 2016 opener for the Crimson Tide before quickly being replaced by Jalen Hurts, reportedly will transfer to USF. WDAE personality J.P. Peterson first reported Barnett's decision Tuesday afternoon. Barnett's father, Lance, didn't immediately..." May 09

  • Alabama's coordinators each eclipse $1 million in salary for third straight year

    CBS Sports "Alabama released its new list of salaries for its coaching staff on Monday, and the Crimson Tide's two coordinators have joined the $1 million club. Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley will make $1.2 million in 2018 while defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi will bring in $1.1 million. Or, put..." May 08

  • Report: Alabama shells out nearly $2 million for future home game vs. Utah State

    CBS Sports "It's no secret that Alabama is flush with cash. When you're a top-five athletic program in revenue with an ever-growing trophy case full of national championships, you're not exactly hurting for money. Still, what Alabama will reportedly pay Utah State to come to Tuscaloosa in 2022 is..." May 02

  • Report: Chance Warmack's Brother Dallas to Transfer from Alabama; Oregon Linked

    Bleacher Report "Redshirt junior offensive guard Dallas Warmack will reportedly transfer from Alabama ahead of the 2018 college football season, according to Matt Zenitz of While it isn't yet known where Warmack will land, Zenitz reported that the Oregon Ducks are a candidate for the soon-to-be graduate..." May 02

  • Alabama sets record with 12 selections

    CBS Sports "College football's national champions from the 2017-18 season also were champions on NFL Draft weekend. Alabama exited Saturday with a whopping 12 players drafted -- including four in the first round -- breaking both the school and SEC record for most players taken by in a single draft. This..." April 28

  • Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, brother of Tua, announces his commitment to Alabama

    CBS Sports "Alabama quarterback and College Football Playoff National Championship hero Tua Tagovailoa sat out Alabama's spring game because of a handy injury he sustained during the Crimson Tide's first practice of the spring. But the Tagovailoa family still made a major impact during A-Day. Taulia..." April 21

  • Alabama heading for a 10th straight draft with a first-round pick

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday night, Alabama has four players who are likely to go in the first round of the NFL draft: safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, wide receiver Calvin Ridley, linebacker Rashaan Evans and defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne. When Roger Goodell calls one of those names, it will mark 10 straight years with..." April 21

  • Nick Saban: We'll handle QB situation 'in very private manner'

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban addressed the possibility that quarterback Jalen Hurts might transfer if he didn't begin the season as the starter, saying that he has a good relationship with Hurts and his family and that no one is ready to judge where the position battle stands. In a Bleacher Report..." April 20

  • Father suggests Alabama QB Jalen Hurts could transfer if he doesn't win starting job

    CBS Sports "The battle between Alabama quarterbacks Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa's to earn the top spot on the depth chart has been paused ever since Tagovailoa injured his hand during the Crimson Tide's first practice of the spring. When it picks back up, there will be a lot at stake. Bleacher Report..." April 19

  • Notre Dame, Alabama confirm home-and-home series for 2028-29

    Sporting News "Alabama and Notre Dame football have confirmed a March 24 Tuscaloosa News report of a home-and-home series between the two programs. The series will take place during the 2028-29 seasons. Notre Dame announced the confirmation via Twitter on Thursday. Alabama also confirmed the news in a..." April 19

  • Alabama's Nick Saban says he respects SEC doing 'what's best for league' with Hugh Freeze

    USA Today "Alabama coach Nick Saban said Tuesday he respects the SEC and what conference officials think is "best for the league relative to circumstances that people created for themselves" when he was asked about the Crimson Tide's interest in hiring former Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze. "I have a..." April 18

  • Nick Saban: Tua Tagovailoa's injury status hasn't changed

    Alabama "Tua Tagovailoa might have been back at Alabama football practice on Tuesday, but his medical status has not changed. Speaking to reporters Tuesday night following an appearance at the Team Focus fundraising event at the Mobile Convention Center, Alabama coach Nick Saban reiterated what he..." April 18

  • What really happened between Hugh Freeze, Alabama and the SEC

    Alabama "If Nick Saban had gotten what he wanted, Hugh Freeze would be in Tuscaloosa this week helping Alabama prepare for its annual A-Day spring game. It's what the former Ole Miss coach wanted, too. The Southeastern Conference, though, wasn't in favor of that happening. Alabama was one of at..." April 16

  • Nick Saban announces setback for Tua Tagovailoa that complicates Alabama QB battle

    CBS Sports "Prior to the start of Alabama spring practice, junior Jalen Hurts and sophomore Tua Tagovailoa were expected to battle it out for 15 practices in the most anticipated position battle in college football this season. That battle has yet to begin, however, after Tagovailoa broke a bone in his hand..." April 14

  • Alabama’s 2017 title team visiting President Trump, White House today

    College Football Talk "For the fifth time this decade, the Alabama football team will be taking a trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, although there’ll be a decidedly different host this time around. As had previously been announced, the Crimson Tide is set to be honored at the White House at 3 p.m. ET Tuesday..." April 10

  • Bear Bryant's great-grandson, Paul Tyson, commits to Alabama

    ESPN "Alabama football coach Nick Saban landed a commitment from ESPN Junior 300 quarterback Paul Tyson on Thursday. As the No. 212 prospect in the 2019 class, Tyson is, on the surface, a good pickup for Saban and his staff. However, Tyson is not your average Alabama prospect: He is the..." April 06

  • Alabama lands Bear Bryant’s great-grandson, a four-star QB recruit

    Sportsnaut "The Bryant’s are keeping Alabama football in the family. Nearly four decades after Paul “Bear Bryant” retired from coaching Crimson Tide football, his great-grandson is joining the program in Tuscaloosa to play quarterback. Paul Tyson announced on Twitter Thursday that he has committed to..." April 05

  • Nick Saban Isn’t Backing Down From Copyright Infringement Claims By LeBron’s Uninterrupted

    Uproxx "Here’s a sentence you did not expect to read a week ago: Nick Saban is not backing down in the face of a potential lawsuit from LeBron James’ off-court project, Uninterrupted. For backstory, the reigning College Football Playoff champions have a new series called “Shop Talk” that involves players..." April 04

  • Alabama wide receiver to miss time due to knee injury

    Alabama " One of Alabama's young wide receivers is going to miss some time due to an injury. Sophomore Jerry Jeudy recently suffered a meniscus injury and underwent surgery to repair the injury, sources told " April 03

  • Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa throws on the field one week after injuring finger

    CBS Sports "Alabama fans, you can relax. Star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is back. During the open portion of the Crimson Tide's practice on Tuesday, the rising sophomore signal-caller was seen at practice and participating in throwing drills (via: Chris Renkel of CBS 42). Tagovailoa suffered a finger..." March 28

  • Report: Alabama, USC to open 2020 season in Dallas

    College Football Talk "There was a flurry of Alabama scheduling news on Saturday. First, it was reported that Alabama is in discussions with Notre Dame for a home-and-home series at an undisclosed date in the future. That report sparked a second item that the Tide is also reportedly discussing a home-and-home with Texas..." March 26

  • Alabama and Notre Dame reportedly discussing football series

    Sportsnaut "The two most iconic college football programs in history don’t really have much of a history with one another. Outside of the 2013 BCS National Championship Game, Alabama and Notre Dame have not played since 1987 and have met just six times. That could very well change here soon. According..." March 24

  • Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) returns to practice

    Alabama "The sun was out and Alabama held its second spring practice outdoors Thursday afternoon. We'll get right to the important stuff today. -- Two days after going down with a hand injury, Tua Tagovailoa was back on the practice field. -- The quarterback was not doing the normal drills with his..." March 23

  • Report: Alabama expects Tua Tagovailoa to return from injury before spring practice is over

    SEC Country "News of Tua Tagovailoa’s thumb injury put the entire state of Alabama on alert on Tuesday evening. Nick Saban revealed that the national title game hero and contender to be the 2018 starting quarterback for the Crimson Tide injured the thumb on his throwing hand during the first day of spring..." March 21

  • Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa will miss a few days of practice with thumb injury

    ESPN "Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa injured his thumb during the first practice of the spring, coach Nick Saban said. Saban said that Tagovailoa is being taken to Birmingham to be further evaluated by doctors and will likely be out for a few days before returning to practice. "Probably going..." March 20

  • Alabama reportedly completes 2019 schedule with game against FCS Western Carolina

    College Football Talk "Alabama’s still six months or so away from beginning the defense of its 2017 national championship, but there is some scheduling news for the following season to note. According to, Alabama has signed a contract to play a game Nov. 23, 2019, against Western Carolina at..." March 20

  • Nick Saban shoots down notion he’ll retire soon

    Sportsnaut "Nick Saban is 66 years old this year, and some people seem to think it won’t be much longer until the legendary college football coach calls it quits. After all, he’s got nothing left to prove, having won six national titles, and five since joining Alabama 11 seasons ago. But before thinking..." March 20

  • Calvin Ridley: Disparity in catches created an awkward setting in Alabama WR room

    CBS Sports "Alabama won the national championship last season on a 41-yard walk-off touchdown from backup freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to backup freshman wide receiver DeVonta Smith to top Georgia 26-23 in overtime in a game in which it never led for even one second. If that seemed weird, well, it..." March 04

  • Saban: Alabama could lean on 2-QB system in 2018

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban isn't in a rush to figure out who his starting quarterback will be in 2018. He said both Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa welcome the competition as the defending national champion Crimson Tide prepare to start spring practice in two weeks. "The most important thing is..." March 02

  • ECU grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew commits to Alabama

    Alabama "Alabama will soon have another quarterback. East Carolina graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew has committed to the Crimson Tide and will enroll in May, sources told Minshew had been in contact with Alabama since shortly after leaving East Carolina in late January and..." March 01

  • Alabama in talks with former Tennessee coach Butch Jones about off-field role

    Alabama "A big-name former SEC coach may join Alabama's staff in an off-field role. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban has been in contact with former Tennessee coach Butch Jones regarding an offensive analyst position, sources told Jones has visited Tuscaloosa and met with Saban in person, per..." February 27

  • 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, 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, 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.’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