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  • Best Ways to Bet on Alabama: Is Another Undefeated Regular Season on Tap?

    Sportsbook Review "After losing the national championship to the Georgia Bulldogs, Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide squad will look to rebound in 2022. Here are the best ways to bet on Alabama for the 2022 season. For most schools, Alabama's 2021 campaign would be a banner year. Quarterback..." August 16

  • Ohio State football lands 4-star safety Jayden Bonus over Miami, Michigan State, Penn State, Alabama

    Clutch Points "Ohio State football is one of the best programs in the country but not yet a perennial contender for the national championship. Ryan Day’s squad greatly increased its chances of doing so by landing one of the best recruits on the defensive side of the ball in the class of..." August 14

  • Ohio State's C.J. Stroud Voted QB1 in 2023 NFL Draft over Bryce Young in ESPN Poll

    Bleacher Report "With the 2022 NFL draft well behind us, the discussion about who will be the top quarterback selected in the 2023 draft has begun, and right now, it appears Ohio State's C.J. Stroud has a slight edge over Alabama's Bryce Young. In a poll of 12 NFL evaluators by..." August 13

  • Alabama's Nick Saban on Future: 'I Don't Really Think About Retiring'

    Bleacher Report "Alabama head football coach Nick Saban reiterated Friday that he has no imminent plans to retire. During an appearance onThe Dan Patrick Show, Saban was asked about retirement and didn't give any kind of firm answer regarding when he intends on stepping away from..." August 12

  • Nick Saban envisions CFP drawing solely from 2-3 megaconferences

    The Score "Alabama head coach Nick Saban believes that a move toward megaconferences could have a significant impact on the College Football Playoff in the future. "I think we're probably headed in a direction, like it or not, of megaconferences," he told the "Dan..." August 12

  • Texas WR Agiye Hall arrested on criminal mischief charge

    SI "Texas football player Agiye Hall was arrested by university police on Thursday night, Travis County Sheriff's Office said. Police charged Hall with criminal mischief equal to or greater than $100 but less than $750, which is a Class B misdemeanor. TSCO listed Hall's..." August 12

  • Nick Saban brought to tears after Kick Six among details on Alabama coach handling tough losses in new book

    CBS Sports "On Nov. 30, 2013, Alabama coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide were on the wrong end of one of the most famous college football plays of all time. The Iron Bowl was tied at 28 with 1 second left -- a second that Saban had lobbied for and received after review confirmed that..." August 09

  • Nick Saban already complaining about rat poison

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban should have no problem humbling his team following their loss to rival Georgia in the national championship game, but the legendary coach is already unhappy with the expectations the media has set ahead of Alabama’s upcoming season. Saban has spoken countless times in..." August 09

  • Alabama Has 'Participation Trophy' in Cafeteria to Motivate Players After Title Loss

    Bleacher Report "Alabama football isn't used to losing many national titles, so the program has to come up with unique motivational tactics when it does happen. Offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor Jr. told reporters on Friday the Crimson Tide have put up a "participation trophy" from..." August 05

  • Alabama football: Three key positions where the Tide still need to improve after their 'rebuilding year

    CBS Sports "Imagine a world in which the national runner-up and SEC champion with the Heisman Trophy winner achieved those accolades in a rebuilding year. Well, that's exactly what Alabama did in 2021, according to coach Nick Saban. "Last year, we had kind of a rebuilding..." August 04

  • Nick Saban: 2021 was 'rebuilding year' despite playing for national title

    The Score "Alabama head coach Nick Saban described the team's 2021 season as "a rebuilding year" despite his program reaching the College Football Playoff National Championship game. "Last year, we had kind of a rebuilding year," Saban said on the "McElroy and..." August 03

  • 3 teams ready to challenge Alabama for 2022 SEC crown

    Clutch Points "It may not have ended with a national championship, but 2021 did end the way a lot of years have ended since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa, with the Alabama Crimson Tide hoisting the SEC Championship trophy in Atlanta. Looking into 2022 as we begin fall camp around the country, not..." August 02

  • Four-star TE Ty Lockwood decommits from Ohio State, picks Alabama

    Sportsnaut "Four-star tight end Ty Lockwood, Ohio State’s first commit of the 2023 class, announced Tuesday that he is decommitting from the Buckeyes and is heading to Alabama. Lockwood, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound junior at Independence High School in Thompson’s Station, Tenn., is the..." August 02

  • 4-star Hunter Osborne joins Alabama football class of 2023

    Alabama "Alabama looked in-state for its 17th commitment. Surrounded by friends and family, Hunter Osborne, a four-star defender from Hewitt-Trussville, announced his decision in the Huskies’ gymnasium on Monday night. Osborne has played on the edge and inside in his first three seasons,..." August 02

  • 4-star recruit Andy Jean's unique reason for choosing Florida football over Alabama, Georgia

    Clutch Points "Billy Napier and Florida football are on a roll. After reeling in four-star defensive back Jordan Castell, the Gators landed four-star wide receiver Andy Jean, as reported by G. Allan Taylor of The Athletic. Jean chose the Gators over the likes of Alabama and Georgia’s top-tier..." July 30

  • Five-Star RB Richard Young Commits to Alabama

    Yardbarker "Alabama's running back room is poised to remain one of the nation’s best for the foreseeable future. The Crimson Tide added to its future backfield Friday as it received a commitment from five-star running back Richard Young, who chose Alabama over Georgia, Oregon, Notre Dame and..." July 29

  • Five-star DB Caleb Downs commits to Crimson Tide over Georgia, Notre Dame

    CBS Sports "The rich keep getting richer in the world of college football recruiting, as Alabama has landed yet another five-star prospect. Caleb Downs, a five-star safety, chose the Crimson Tide live on CBS Sports HQ on Wednesday over a group of finalists that included Georgia, Notre Dame, North..." July 27

  • Jimbo Fisher backs down from his stance on Nick Saban

    Larry Brown Sports "Not long ago, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher suggested that his relationship with former boss Nick Saban was over and done with. That appears to have changed, at least as of Thursday. Fisher spoke at SEC media day about his relationship with the Alabama coach, and suggested that the..." July 21

  • Nick Saban addresses retirement rumors

    Yardbarker "There appear to be a lot of things you can say to Nick Saban to put him in a salty mood. One of those things is bringing up when the 70-year-old coach may retire. The subject was brought up at Tuesday's installment of SEC Media Days and, to no one's surprise, Saban..." July 20

  • Potential first overall pick Will Anderson says he’d never sit out to stay healthy for the draft

    Pro Football Talk "Alabama pass rusher Will Anderson probably would have been the first overall pick in this year’s NFL draft if not for the NFL rule requiring players to be three years out of high school before they can turn pro. Anderson has shown so much to NFL scouts already that there’s not much..." July 19

  • Nick Saban: Alabama players made over $3 million in NIL deals last year

    The Athletic "Alabama football players made more than $3 million in name, image and likeness deals over the past year, coach Nick Saban said Tuesday. Speaking on Day 2 of SEC media days in Atlanta, Saban reiterated that he had no problem with players making money through NIL marketing..." July 19

  • Penn State flips Elliot Washington, 4-star DB and former Alabama commit

    The Athletic "Four-star safety Elliot Washington provided a surprise Friday with a commitment to Penn State after previously announcing a verbal pledge to Alabama in January. In flipping from the Crimson Tide to the Nittany Lions, the standout from Venice High School in Florida gives Penn State..." July 08

  • Texas RB Keilan Robinson's Alabama Title Rings from 2020 Season Pawned

    Bleacher Report "Texas running back Keilan Robinson has apparently gotten rid of valuable memorabilia from his 2020 national championship at Alabama. Robinson's championship ring from that season found its way to the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, which has been made famous by the TV..." July 07

  • No. 1 JUCO prospect Malik Benson commits to Alabama

    247 Sports "Alabama stays hot on the recruiting trail, this time landing a commitment from the No. 1 junior college prospect for the class of 2023 in Malik Benson. The Hutchinson Community College (Kan.) standout picked the Crimson Tide over Georgia, LSU, Oregon, and Tennessee. “I..." July 05

  • 5-Star OT Prospect Francis Mauigoa Commits to Miami over Alabama, USC, Florida

    Bleacher Report "Francis Mauigoa, one of the top offensive linemen in the 2023 recruiting class, announced Monday he's committed to Miami. Keegan Pope of On3 reported the 5-star prospect's choice. Mauigoa has made a few stops in his high school career. He played in his native..." July 04

  • Alabama lands massive commitment from 2023 five-star DB Tony Mitchell

    USA Today "Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide landed their biggest commitment of the 2023 class thus far with five-star safety Tony Mitchell today. Mitchell is the No. 2 cornerback in this class, and the No. 15 player overall. Mitchell is an in-state product out of Alabaster..." June 27

  • Charges Dismissed Against Alabama's Eli Ricks

    Total Pro Sports "Alabama cornerback Eli Ricks can now breathe a sigh of relief after he had marijuana charges dismissed against him from a May 1 arrest in Jones County, Mississippi, BamaOnLine’s Charlie Potter confirmed. He was also booked for speeding and not having insurance. His attorney..." June 24

  • Ohio State beats Alabama, USC, Miami for 5-star WR Brandon Inniss

    The Athletic "Another recruiting cycle, another case of Ohio State cleaning up at receiver. Brandon Inniss, from American Heritage in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., committed to the Buckeyes on Tuesday, becoming the second five-star receiver to join OSU’s 2023 class this week. Inniss is the No. 2..." June 21

  • Elite OT Wilkin Formby staying home, commits to Alabama

    247 Sports "All-American offensive lineman Wilkin Formby is staying home and will play for Alabama. The Top100 tackle from Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Northridge committed to Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide on Monday evening, becoming pledge No. 5 for UA. The hometown standout chose Alabama over..." June 21

  • Alabama vs. Texas A&M, Ohio State vs. Michigan top best revenge games of 2022

    CBS Sports "Every college football season is going to be packed with passion, intrigue and plenty of reasons to tune-in every single Saturday. But while rivalries are renewed every season, one thing that does change from year-to-year is revenge.  We spend 12 months talking and thinking about..." June 16

  • Texas A&M urged SEC to punish Nick Saban after controversial NIL comments directed toward Aggies program

    CBS Sports "The war of words between Alabama coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher is in the rearview mirror, but the fallout continues. According to records obtained by On3, Texas A&M athletic director Ross Bjork and school president M. Katherine Banks sent a..." June 13

  • Bryce Young, Caleb Williams, More Agree to NIL Trading Card Contracts with Topps

    Bleacher Report "Topps has secured NIL deals for trading card rights with about 200 student-athletes, including some of the biggest stars in college football, per Jeremy Crabtree of On3. Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett and USC quarterback Caleb Williams..." June 09

  • Why Nick Saban left the NFL: A historic coaching ‘what if?’

    Sportsnaut "Alabama head coach Nick Saban abruptly left the NFL before arriving in Tuscaloosa, and the story behind his departure from the Miami Dolphins is absolutely fascinating. Saban didn’t fare poorly in the pros to the point where he was fired. He left on his own volition..." June 07

  • Jimbo Fisher declares public feud with Nick Saban is 'over with,' says 'we're moving on'

    ESPN "Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said he and Alabama coach Nick Saban spoke before this week's SEC spring meetings and set aside their differences after a public spat two weeks ago. "It's over with," Fisher said Wednesday. "We're done talking..." June 01

  • Alabama's Nick Saban: 'I Have No Problem' With Texas A&M HC Jimbo Fisher

    Bleacher Report "Alabama head football coach Nick Saban doesn't have a personal grudge against Jimbo Fisher. Speaking to reporters at the SEC spring meetings on Tuesday in Destin, Florida, Saban said "I have no problem" with the Texas A&M head coach "at..." May 31

  • Kirby Smart Says Jimbo Fisher Not Talking to Nick Saban Isn't 'Super Unusual'

    Bleacher Report "Georgia head coach Kirby Smart didn't find anything amiss upon learning how few interactions Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher have with each other. Speaking with reporters Tuesday, Smart generally downplayed the war of words between Saban and Fisher, explaining how it's "not..." May 31

  • Dabo Swinney asked about Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher conflict

    Larry Brown Sports "Dabo Swinney didn’t have much to say regarding the Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher controversy that has dominated the college football headlines recently. Fisher labeled Saban a “narcissist” after Saban accused Texas A&M of buying many of their new top recruits...." May 26

  • Why Nick Saban's $1M NIL accusation 'stung' Deion Sanders and was an insult to HBCUs

    USA Today "When Alabama football coach Nick Saban accused Texas A&M of buying the No. 1-ranked recruiting class in the nation and Jackson State of paying a player "a million dollars," he was really using Deion Sanders and Jimbo Fisher as..." May 24

  • Alabama lands massive commitment from top-10 2023 QB Eli Holstein

    USA Today "Alabama football has always been linked to big-time recruits at all positions. However recently, Crimson Tide quarterbacks have recently picked up steam. Today, Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide picked up a massive commitment from Eli Holstein, a four-star, top-10 quarterback from..." May 24

  • Justin Thomas fires shot at Jimbo Fisher after his NIL dust-up with Nick Saban

    CBS Sports "Former Alabama golfer and die-hard Crimson Tide football fan Justin Thomas came from seven strokes back to win the PGA Championship via a three-hole playoff on Sunday. He wasted no time chiming in on what has become one of the top college football stories of the..." May 24

  • Steve Spurrier chooses sides in Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher conflict

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher have controlled the college football headlines over the past week after Saban accused Texas A&M of buying many of their new top recruits. Fisher called Saban a narcissist in his response and said that he wants nothing to do with the..." May 22

  • Nick Saban Says It Wasn't His 'Intention' to Criticize Jimbo Fisher or Deion Sanders

    Bleacher Report "Alabama head football coach Nick Saban attempted to de-escalate his budding rivalry with Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher on Saturday. According to's Mike Rodak, Saban appeared on ESPN's PGA Championship simulcast with Joe Buck and addressed his recent..." May 21

  • Deion Sanders Says Nick Saban Used Him & Jimbo Fisher As ‘Pawns,’ Wants To ‘Talk Publicly’ With Bama Coach

    Total Pro Sports "Deion Sanders has a warning for Nick Saban and anyone else after the Alabama football coach accused Sanders of paying a player a million dollars to attend Jackson State. In an interview with Andscape, Sanders says that coaches wouldn’t want him sharing what he knows about which..." May 21

  • Ex-FSU Player Travis Johnson Exposes Nick Saban’s Dirty Deeds, Calls Made To ‘Dig Into’ His Past

    Total Pro Sports "On Wednesday night, Nick Saban pretty much accused Jackson State of paying $1 million to land five-star cornerback Travis Hunter. “Jackson State paid a guy a million dollars last year that was a really good Division I player to come to school,” Saban said. “It was in..." May 21

  • Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher Feud Is the Exact Offseason Drama CFB Needs

    Bleacher Report "On a perfectly ordinary Thursday in May, a time when college football normally slumbers, a heavyweight fight broke out between two of the sport's most highly regarded coaches at two of the sport's most hyped programs.  In another life, one that existed before..." May 20

  • ‘No love lost’ between Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher: Inside the prickly relationship that boiled over

    The Athletic "It often felt to some observers that there were two groups at SEC coaches meetings — the Nick Saban guys and the others. “Everybody’s kissing Saban’s ass like a big fraternity,” said one former SEC coach. “In the breaks (between meetings), all the..." May 20

  • What CFB coaches think of Nick Saban vs Jimbo Fisher: ‘Those 2 just called each other’s wives fat’

    The Athletic "Football fans’ jaws hit the floor on Thursday when Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher fired back at his old boss, Nick Saban, for saying, among other things, that A&M had “bought” its entire 2022 recruiting class. Just as shocked were current and..." May 19

  • Texas A&M AD Says Nick Saban's Comments Violate SEC Sportsmanship Rules

    Bleacher Report "Head football coach Jimbo Fisher isn't the only high-profile member of Texas A&M's athletic department who took issue with comments from Alabama head coach Nick Saban. Saban turned heads Wednesday when he told reporters: "A&M bought every player on..." May 19

  • Nick Saban apologizes for Texas A&M, Jackson State remarks

    The Score "Alabama head coach Nick Saban apologized Thursday for comments he made about Texas A&M and Jackson State's use of name, image, and likeness deals within their recruiting efforts. "I should have never singled anyone out," Saban said, according..." May 19

  • If Nick Saban wants someone to blame, he can start with himself

    The Athletic "Nick Saban is upset because Texas A&M is buying players (allegedly) and Jackson State paid $1 million for a recruit (allegedly) and this entire NIL enterprise — which was well intentioned, and what could possibly go wrong? — in his view completely has mutated and infected his..." May 19