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  • Alabama's Ga'Quincy McKinstry to Go by 'Kool-Aid' When He Debuts for Crimson Tide

    Bleacher Report "Alabama freshman Ga'Quincy McKinstry has decided to go by his nickname when he suits up for the Crimson Tide in 2021.  His first name is officially listed as "Kool-Aid" on Alabama's official athletic website: Per Mikey DiLullo of..." June 12

  • Hurricanes’ next step: Win the games they’re supposed to win and hang tough with the Alabamas and Clemsons

    The Athletic "It’s late May, midafternoon in the middle of the week, only a few days before Manny Diaz and his coaching staff at Miami are set to become absurdly busy hosting recruits on campus for the first time in 15 months like every other team in college football. One might imagine Diaz..." June 08

  • Alabama schedules home-and-home games with Oklahoma State, reschedules series with Notre Dame

    CBS Sports "Alabama has scheduled a future home-and-home series with Oklahoma State, adding to what is already an impressive and growing list of nonconference games over the next 10 years. A Tuesday announcement revealed the Crimson Tide will play the Cowboys during the 2028 and 2029..." June 08

  • Alabama announces Nick Saban's contract has been extended

    Saturday Down South "Bad news for the rest of the coaches in the SEC, Nick Saban is now signed through the 2028 college football season. Alabama announced it has agreed to give Saban a contract extension for the legendary coach following the program’s latest national championship victory. " June 07

  • Alabama football continues to add RB recruits, secures commitment from ESPN 300's Le'veon Moss

    247 Sports "Alabama added a big piece to its 2022 class on Sunday, as four-star running back Le'veon Moss of Baton Rouge (La.) Istrouma Senior committed to the Crimson Tide over LSU and a number of others following an official visit to Tuscaloosa over the weekend. “I’ve..." June 07

  • Alabama RB Keilan Robinson enters the transfer portal

    247 Sports "According to AL.com reporter Matt Zenitz, Alabama Crimson Tide running back Keilan Robinson has entered the transfer portal. After appearing in eight games during his freshman season in 2019 and totaling 39 carries for 254 yards and two touchdowns, Robinson did not see any playing..." June 02

  • Why Nick Saban left the NFL: An 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 01

  • After Alabama’s best season yet, Nick Saban reloads

    The Athletic "Imagine taking the stage after the Beatles walked off following a spirited rendition of “Eleanor Rigby.” Sure, you’re glad to share the same real estate, but maybe shelve any attempt at comparisons. That’s the metaphor the 2021 Alabama football team can relate..." May 25

  • How Nick Saban’s ‘dumbest call’ was also one of his smartest and most important

    The Athletic "Even Terry Saban couldn’t believe Nick Saban went for that fourth down. “That’s the dumbest call I’ve seen you make since you’ve been a head coach,” Nick Saban recalled his wife telling him after the 2001 SEC Championship game. Saban told the story..." May 12

  • Clemson WR Justyn Ross denies wild transfer to Alabama rumors

    The Spun "Amid rumors that Clemson star wide receiver Justyn Ross is entering the transfer portal, the two most relevant parties – Ross and Clemson themselves – have responded. Taking to Twitter on Monday, the Clemson Football Twitter account answered the..." May 11

  • Ex-Tennessee LB Henry To'oto'o transferring to Alabama

    The Score "Former Tennessee outside linebacker Henry To'oto'o announced Saturday that he's transferring to Alabama. To'oto'o entered the transfer portal in January and was one of several players to leave the Volunteers following head coach Jeremy..." May 08

  • Alabama Crimson Tide's Nick Saban participates in new PSA encouraging COVID-19 vaccinations

    ESPN "Alabama football coach Nick Saban is getting behind a state effort to encourage more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Saban has participated in a public service announcement that will air next week and will also feature SEC..." May 07

  • 1 Hidden Gem on Each Top 10 College Football Team in 2021

    Bleacher Report "While star players are the headliners of winning teams, the core of a roster provides the foundation for a successful year. In most cases, a quarterback, running back or wide receiver draws the most attention. Once in a while, an edge-rusher or other defensive star might be in the..." May 06

  • Jimbo Fisher takes playful shot at Nick Saban: 'We're going to beat his ass'

    ESPN "Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher took a playful shot at Alabama coach Nick Saban during an appearance at the Houston Touchdown Club on Wednesday. According to audio obtained by the Houston Chronicle, Fisher was asked what it would take to beat Alabama other than..." May 06

  • Former Ohio State Buckeyes WR Jameson Williams transferring to Alabama football program

    ESPN "Former Ohio State receiver Jameson Williams announced on Monday that he plans to transfer to Alabama. Williams, a junior, would be immediately eligible to play after the NCAA voted last month to allow players to transfer one time without having to sit out a..." May 03

  • Alabama football poised to pass 2001 Miami as all-time king of NFL draft

    USA Today "The 2001 Miami Hurricanes are considered to be the greatest collection of players in college football history, at least as measured by the NFL draft. That roster included 38 players who went on to be drafted between 2002 and 2006. The website fivethirtyeight.com measured..." April 28

  • Texas lands former Alabama LB and top recruit Ben Davis

    ESPN "Alabama inside linebacker Ben Davis, one of the nation's top recruits in the class of 2016, announced on Monday that he is transferring to Texas. At 6-4, 250 pounds, Davis was ranked No. 1 at his position out of high school, but made just seven tackles while..." April 27

  • Words of wisdom from Nick Saban on how to maximize draft stock

    Pro Football Talk "Nick Saban has a new twist on Conjunction Junction, with a focus on two of the choices: And or but. Though his two years as an NFL head coach didn’t go very well, the not-going-to-be-the-Alabama-coach Alabama coach has created a flood of great NFL players during the past 14..." April 27

  • Alabama players, coaches receive their 2020 championship rings

    247 Sports "Alabama’s players and coaches received their championship rings on Monday. The Crimson Tide, winners of the SEC Championship Game, the Rose Bowl semifinal and the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, handed out three rings for its 2020-21 season, which saw the..." April 19

  • Alabama football looks just fine with Bryce Young at QB. Is just fine enough?

    USA Today "Bryce Young rolled left out of the pocket, used a juke move to avoid a pass rusher, then threw a dart across the field to running back Roydell Williams for a 47-yard completion. A nice start to Young's spring game, and a nice start to his tenure as Alabama's..." April 18

  • Alabama spring game has biggest crowd since pandemic began

    Pro Football Talk "The University of Alabama has set another record. On Saturday, the Crimson Tide hosted more than 47,000 for the football program’s spring game. Via Chris Cwik of Yahoo Sports, that’s the biggest crowd for an American sporting event since the..." April 18

  • Nick Saban Is Wearing An Incredible Suit At Alabama’s Spring Game

    MSN.com "Per usual, Nick Saban‘s suit game is stronger than most. The Alabama head coach donned a pink coat at the Crimson Tide’s spring game on Saturday, and it’s as glorious as it sounds. Saban has plenty of work to do this off-season. As with most years,..." April 17

  • Bryce Young Looking Like Alabama's Next Big Thing

    The Big Lead "For the second straight season, the Alabama Crimson Tide enter spring practices with a hole at quarterback. Tua Tagovailoa left for the NFL after the 2019 season and Mac Jones stepped in without missing a beat, leading the team to yet another championship. Jones is now NFL-bound and projected..." April 17

  • Nick Saban Trolled His Own Player For Throwing A Horrific Pass During Spring Scrimmage

    Total Pro Sports "Nick Saban is a man who is always on 10 when it comes to being serious about football, but he sometimes can let loose and show a different side to himself to his young players. During today’s Crimson Tide spring scrimmage, he showed that when junior wide receiver Slade Bolden..." April 17

  • Nick Saban: Bryce Young in driver's seat to become Alabama's next QB

    The Score "Alabama sophomore Bryce Young is the leading candidate to take over Mac Jones' starting quarterback role, head coach Nick Saban revealed Thursday. "Bryce is the quarterback for right now, so he's going to operate with the first team," Saban told..." April 16

  • How Nick Saban and Tuscaloosa drew closer after Alabama's 2011 tornado?

    ESPN "AT SUNRISE, 6:57 a.m. to be exact, on Jan. 12, 2021, Ellen Potts' phone chimed. Still groggy, the executive director of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, chapter of Habitat for Humanity checked the notification to see a familiar name: Terry Saban. Potts was surprised to hear from the..." April 16

  • Junior OL Jaheim Oatis, who got offer from Alabama as eighth grader, commits to Crimson Tide

    ESPN "Alabama on Wednesday got a commitment from ESPN 300 offensive lineman Jaheim Oatis, a prospect the coaching staff has recruited for nearly four years, despite the fact that he's only a junior in high school. Oatis first received an offer from Crimson Tide coaches as an..." April 15

  • Alabama facing unfamiliar rebuild ahead of 2021 season in attempting to replace key pieces on offense

    CBS Sports "Alabama has earned the benefit of the doubt. After all, coach Nick Saban's ability to replace departed stars with stars-in-the-making who bust out with record-setting seasons is well-documented. As such, it will be no surprise when the reigning national champions are ranked in the top..." April 15

  • College football position battles to watch

    CBS Sports "Spring games have begun as teams spend the next month winding down spring practices and preparing to enter the offseason conditioning portion of the college football calendar. Every fan is dialed into whatever information they can get from scrimmages or open practices, hoping to get an idea of..." April 12

  • Nick Saban shares what his challenge is for Bryce Young

    Alabama "The second of three spring scrimmages went off Saturday afternoon in an empty Bryant-Denny Stadium and the offense drew mostly positive reviews from Nick Saban. Injuries continued to be the story along the line as returning starter Evan Neal left the action with an unspecified..." April 10

  • NCAA may repeal ineffective ‘Nick Saban rule

    Larry Brown Sports "The NCAA could be preparing to dump a key recruiting rule that hasn’t really done what the organization hoped it would do. According to Bryan Fischer of Athlon Sports, the NCAA is evaluating the future of the so-called “Nick Saban rule,” which prohibits coaches from..." April 09

  • Nick Saban pays respect to late Alabama superfan Luke Ratliff

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban on Wednesday paid his respects to late Alabama superfan Luke Ratliff. Closing out his press conference after the Crimson Tide’s practice, Saban shared his condolences to Ratliff’s family. Ratliff died on Friday at the age of 23, reportedly due to..." April 07

  • Lane Kiffin has funny response to Nick Saban’s ‘Taliban’ joke

    Larry Brown Sports "Lane Kiffin had a funny and appropriate response to Nick Saban’s “Taliban” joke. Saban was a guest speaker for a coaching clinic on Tuesday. During his speech, Saban, a noted defensive-minded head coach, grumbled about how difficult some of the offensive minds have..." April 03

  • Nick Saban hilariously trashes offensive coaches during coaching summit

    Larry Brown Sports "Coaching defense has become tougher in college football in recent years as offenses get more talented and schemes get more complicated. That fact really bugs Nick Saban. Saban was a guest on the Nike Coach of the Year Clinic on Thursday, where he appeared as part of a virtual summit...." April 01

  • Dylan Moses Played Most of 2020 Season With Knee Injury

    SI "Heading into Alabama football's Pro Day to display his talents to NFL scouts across the country, linebacker Dylan Moses is well aware of his strengths and weaknesses that he brings to the table. On Monday, Moses spoke with the media regarding what he will bring with him to..." March 30

  • Mac Jones once had legendary trash talk for Nick Saban in practice

    Yardbarker "Mac Jones showed tremendous patience at Alabama when he waited for his opportunity behind both Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa, but sitting on the bench for two years certainly didn’t shake his confidence. Jones was so confident in his abilities, in fact, that he even talked trash to Nick..." March 28

  • Alabama assistant resigns two months after hiring

    CBS Sports "Recently-hired special teams and tight ends coach Jay Graham resigned from his position at Alabama, the school confirmed on Wednesday. Graham, who was hired at the beginning of February, said in a statement that he is stepping aside for mental health reasons. He will "seek..." March 24

  • Five-star RB Emmanuel Henderson commits to Alabama

    247 Sports "Five-star running back Emmanuel Henderson is Alabama-bound. The Hartford (Ala.) Geneva County product committed to the Crimson Tide over Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, and others on Saturday. Henderson is Nick Saban and company’s second five-star commitment in the last..." March 13

  • Alabama coach Nick Saban believes College Football Playoff takes away from other bowl games

    CBS Sports "It's the offseason, which means it's time for the annual discussion on whether or not to expand the College Football Playoff. Nobody's voice carries more weight in the college football world than Nick Saban -- head coach of the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide...." March 12

  • Nick Saban shares how quickly he moves on from Alabama championships

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban is notorious for not dwelling on his triumphs, but even those who know that might be surprised by how quickly he moves on after big wins. The Alabama head coach told “All Things Covered” with Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden that he feels the need..." March 10

  • Ricky Williams offers surprising comment on Nick Saban as NFL coach

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban is arguably the greatest college football coach ever. If someone wants to criticize him — and you know there are people who love to — you really have to go back to his time in the NFL to find some ammo.  Saban coached the Miami Dolphins in 2005 and 2006...." March 07

  • Who will be the Mac Jones of the 2021 college football season?

    ESPN "I express a lot of opinions on the internet, which inevitably means that I'm wrong on the internet quite a bit. (Anyone who read my 20th-century quarterback rankings piece recently and isn't an Oklahoma fan probably agrees with this.) However, sometimes I'm..." March 04

  • Alabama planning for full-capacity crowds at 2021 home games

    The Score "Alabama plans to have full-capacity crowds at Bryant-Denny Stadium for home games during the 2021 season, Crimson Tide athletic director Greg Byrne announced Monday. "We are moving forward with plans to have a full stadium in the fall and will monitor medical..." March 01

  • Ty Simpson commits to Alabama Crimson Tide over Clemson Tigers

    ESPN "Quarterback Ty Simpson, the No. 27 ranked recruit overall in the 2022 class, committed to Alabama on Friday. The No. 2 dual-threat signal-caller chose the Crimson Tide over Clemson, Tennessee and UT Martin, and is now the highest-ranked commit in Alabama's 2022 class. Simpson is a..." February 26

  • Ex-Alabama DL Lorenzo Washington Dead At The Age Of 34

    Black Sports Online "Another person passes away way too soon. Lorenzo Washington played on the Bama national championship team in 2009. Former Alabama defensive lineman Lorenzo Washington passed away Sunday. While details of Washington’s death have yet to be released,..." February 15

  • Nick Saban raises key question about College Football Playoff expansion

    Larry Brown Sports "While there is no imminent effort to expand the College Football Playoff, many of the sport’s leading figures are still asked regularly if a proposal should be on the table. Alabama coach Nick Saban was asked that question on “The Rich Eisen Show” this week, and..." February 14

  • Urban Meyer says Alabama is on a different level from everyone else

    Larry Brown Sports "Urban Meyer believes that Alabama is on a completely different level from everyone else in college football currently, and he knows there is a lot of work to be done for teams to catch up. Meyer, who recently accepted the Jacksonville Jaguars’ head coach job, joined Big Ten..." February 09

  • Alabama expected to lose fifth assistant from 2020 staff with DBs coach Karl Scott off to the NFL

    CBS Sports "Alabama is about to replace a fifth coach this offseason. Defensive backs coach Karl Scott is expected to leave Tuscaloosa for the same role with the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL, according to AL.com and 247Sports. Scott spent three years on Nick Saban's staff with..." February 06

  • Terrion Arnold Commits to Alabama

    SI "Entering the final national signing day window of the 2021 recruiting cycle, there weren't too many presents left to unwrap. For schools like Georgia and Alabama, the Feb. 3 national signing day was about one prospect: SI99 safety Terrion Arnold. Arnold announced he..." February 04

  • Alabama inks highest-rated college football recruiting class of all-time

    CBS Sports "Alabama on Wednesday formalized the signing of the No. 1 class in a college football recruiting cycle for the ninth time in the last 11 years. The Crimson Tide entered the traditional 2021 National Signing Day with an incredible 325.46 points in the 247Sports Composite, well ahead..." February 03