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  • Nick Saban recruits Arch Manning, by watching him play basketball?

    Sportsnaut "Arch Manning. If you’re a college football coach in need of a quarterback in the next few years, you may be on the recruiting trail, right? So it’s no surprise to see Alabama‘s Nick Saban doing just that, out there scouting and recruiting high school quarterback..." January 22

  • Alabama Offensive Lineman Tommy Brown Announces Transfer to Colorado

    247 Sports "An Alabama offensive lineman has found a new home in the Pac-12. Redshirt junior Tommy Brown is transferring to Colorado, he announced on Thursday morning. Brown was one of five Crimson Tide players to enter the NCAA transfer portal on Tuesday, one day after the..." January 20

  • Alabama expected to hire Miami assistant Travaris Robinson as cornerbacks coach

    The Athletic "Alabama is expected to hire Miami defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson as a defensive assistant, sources told The Athletic. He was expected to inform Miami and its new coach Mario Cristobal on Wednesday night. The position was vacated by former cornerbacks coach Jay Valai, who left..." January 20

  • Top 20 College Football Players Who Spurned the Pros to Return For Another Season

    CBS Sports "The NFL's early entrant deadline for the 2022 NFL Draft came and went on Monday, and there were several stars who passed up massive paychecks at the next level to return to college football next season and compete for the national championship. Quarterbacks Spencer..." January 19

  • These 10 College Football Teams Were Hit Hardest By Underclassmen Entering NFL Draft Early

    CBS Sports "The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2022 NFL Draft passed on Monday, but not before more than 120 star players opted to move on to the next phase of their career. The final list of early entrants will be released in the coming days -- and some key contributors..." January 19

  • Archie Manning Had Interesting Comment About Playing At Alabama

    Larry Brown Sports "Archie Manning had a very interesting comment on Tuesday while presenting an award. Archie presented the “Manning Award” to Alabama quarterback Bryce Young. The award goes to the best college quarterback in the country, as determined by the Sugar Bowl Committee. " January 19

  • How Does The College Football Playoff Expansion Stalemate Get Resolved?

    ESPN "On the eve of the College Football Playoff's national title game, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick and Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby were sitting next to each other during yet another lengthy meeting about playoff expansion, aligned in their support for the 12-team..." January 18

  • These College Football Players Will Replace Top Stars Who Departed Early For The 2022 NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "College football underclassmen who are draft-eligible were faced with a Monday deadline to file declaration papers for the 2022 NFL Draft. While there is a period for reconsideration before final approval from the league, we have a pretty good idea of who's leaving and who's coming back..." January 18

  • Nick Saban Signs Letter to Joe Manchin Backing Voting Rights

    Bleacher Report "Several current and former sports figures, including Alabama head coach Nick Saban, have signed a letter in support of the “Freedom to Vote Act” legislation currently being debated by the United States Senate.  In a press release issued Monday, Saban,..." January 18

  • Alabama LB Christian Harris declaring early for 2022 NFL Draft

    247 Sports "Another defensive starter for Alabama is turning pro.  Crimson Tide junior inside linebacker Christian Harris announced on Sunday via social media that he will forego his remaining collegiate eligibility and enter the 2022 NFL Draft.  "First, I..." January 17

  • Jahleel Billingsley transfers to Texas

    CBS Sports "Former Alabama tight end Jahleel Billingsley was one of the top-ranked prospects in the transfer portal heading into the weekend, and on Sunday, he announced his intentions to transfer to Texas.  Billingsley's transfer reunites him with coaches who were a part of..." January 17

  • Former Alabama QB Paul Tyson transferring to Arizona State

    Alabama "Alabama quarterback Paul Tyson announced Sunday he is transferring to Arizona State. Tyson posted photos Sunday afternoon to Twitter and Instagram in a Sun Devils uniform, including one with offensive coordinator Zak Hill, with the caption, “Let’s get to work......." January 17

  • Sara Evans' Estranged Husband Jay Barker, former Alabama Quarterback, Arrested for Domestic Violence

    TMZ "The husband of country music singer Sara Evans was arrested for alleged domestic violence Saturday after cops say he tried slamming his car into the car in which Evans was being driven. Jay Barker, a former Univ. of Alabama quarterback, was taken into custody and charged..." January 16

  • Alabama's Jaylen Armour-Davis Declares for NFL Draft

    ESPN "Alabama cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis plans to enter the 2022 NFL draft, he announced Saturday on social media. "Growing up in Mobile, I always dreamed of playing for Alabama, with my friends and family in the stands screaming Roll Tide!" Armour-Davis..." January 15

  • Greg McElroy Challenges Kayvon Thibodeaux To IQ Test After He Trash Talked Alabama’s Quality Of Education

    Total Pro Sports "Greg McElroy wants a battle of wits. McElroy, a college football analyst at ESPN and former quarterback at Alabama and for the Jets, challenged top 2022 NFL Draft prospect Kayvon Thibodeaux to a Wonderlic duel. This challenge stems from Thibodeaux ripping the academics at..." January 15

  • Alabama's John Metchie Declares for NFL Draft

    Tuscaloosa News "Alabama football wide receiver John Metchie will declare for the 2022 NFL Draft, ESPN's Chris Low reported Friday. Defensive back Jordan Battle is expected to return as a senior, Low reported also on Friday. Metchie played sparingly as a freshman before..." January 14

  • Alabama's Slade Bolden Declares For NFL Draft

    Al.Com "Alabama fourth-year wide receiver Slade Bolden announced Friday that he is entering the upcoming NFL draft. Bolden made the announcement in a Twitter post early Friday afternoon, writing, “I played my heart out every game and did everything I could to help this team..." January 14

  • Kayvon Thibodeaux Trashed After Criticizing Alabama’s Educational System

    Awesemo "Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux may very well be the #1 overall pick in this upcoming NFL Draft. But for now, he has found himself in some hot water. When having a candid discussion with FS1’s Joel Klatt, Thibodeaux slammed the education at Alabama when speaking on why he chose..." January 14

  • Alabama's Jameson Williams headed to 2022 NFL Draft

    The Score "Jameson Williams is headed to the NFL. The Alabama star wide receiver, who's considered one of the top prospects at his position, is entering the 2022 draft, he announced Thursday on Instagram, according to Clint Lamb of On3 Sports. " January 13

  • Alabama linebacker Shane Lee enters NCAA transfer portal

    247 Sports "A second Alabama linebacker entered the transfer portal on Thursday. Shane Lee showed up in the portal hours after Jaylen Moody, BamaOnLine has learned. Lee is the Crimson Tide's seventh scholarship player to do so since the CFP national title..." January 13

  • Alabama's Evan Neal Declares for 2022 NFL Draft; Potential Top-5 Pick

    Bleacher Report "Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal confirmed to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport he's declaring for the 2022 NFL draft. Neal is the No. 4 overall player on the big board for Bleacher Report's NFL Scouting Department. He was projected to go first overall..." January 13

  • Alabama DL Phidarian Mathis declares for 2022 NFL Draft

    Saturday Down South "Phidarian Mathis announced Wednesday night that he would be leaving Alabama and heading to the NFL Draft. While Will Anderson had a monster season and gets most of the love along Alabama’s defensive line, Mathis had a heck of a year, too. Mathis was named one of Alabama’s..." January 13

  • Oklahoma hires Alabama cornerbacks coach Jay Valai, finalizes on-field staff

    The Athletic "Oklahoma coach Brent Venables completed his inaugural on-field staff with the hiring of co-defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach Jay Valai, the school announced Tuesday evening. Valai spent the 2021 season coaching Alabama cornerbacks; he was the final OU coaching staff announcement because..." January 12

  • After CFP Championship Title, Kirby Smart Moves Ascends List of Highest-Paid College Coaches in 2022

    Sportsnaut "The highest-paid college football coaches have annual salaries that’ll make anyone’s head spin, but that’s why they’re put in charge of numerous young men and tasked with shepherding powerhouse programs to perpetual prominence. While some coaches on this list..." January 11

  • Jahleel Billingsley, Drew Sanders Among Handful of Alabama Players Entering Transfer Portal

    Yardbarker "Jahleel Billingsley and Drew Sanders did not wait long before deciding to move on in their college football careers. Billingsley and Sanders are among five former Alabama players who entered the transfer portal on Tuesday, the day after their Crimson Tide lost in the national..." January 11

  • Georgia Players Celebrate National Title While Wearing Alabama Hats

    Fox News "Georgia defeated Alabama in the national championship on Monday night but whoever was hanging out the gear to Bulldogs players made an embarrassing mistake. Some Bulldogs players were seen during the championship celebration at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis wearing..." January 11

  • No. 3 Georgia defeats No. 1 Alabama to win first college football championship in 41 years

    ESPN "Georgia's agonizing 41-year wait is over. With 54 seconds left in Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T, Georgia cornerback Kelee Ringo intercepted Alabama quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Bryce..." January 11

  • Alabama WR Jameson Williams suffers knee injury in CFP championship loss

    The Athletic "Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams did not return to Monday night's College Football Playoff national championship game after suffering a non-contact left knee injury as he completed a 40-yard reception from quarterback Bryce Young. The Bulldogs went on to beat the Crimson Tide 33-18 to..." January 11

  • Nick Saban: Federal legislation needed on NIL rules to prevent competitive 'imbalance'

    Yahoo! Sports "Alabama coach Nick Saban is supportive of college athletes' ability to make money off their name and image rights. But he's also a proponent of federal rules to govern how athletes can make that money. Saban said Sunday morning that he believed college football will have a..." January 09

  • Georgia's Jordan Davis makes surprising admission about first matchup with Alabama

    Larry Brown Sports "The Georgia Bulldogs were embarrassed by the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship, and one Georgia player made a fairly surprising admission about that game. Georgia nose guard Jordan Davis admitted on Saturday that the Bulldogs did not have the proper conditioning coming into..." January 08

  • Bryce Young Reveals What Mac Jones Told Him Before Title Game

    Touchdown Alabama "Over the past four years, Alabama has gone through a well-documented metamorphosis on the offensive side of the ball particularly at the quarterback position. The program has now helped produce three NFL starting quarterbacks in Mac Jones, Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts with current starter..." January 08

  • Four-Star OL Earnest Green Chooses Georgia over Alabama

    The Athletic "One of the top uncommitted offensive linemen in the Class of 2022 is off the board. Earnest Greene, a four-star prospect from St. John Bosco High in Bellflower, Calif., committed to Georgia on Saturday at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio. " January 08

  • Trevor Etienne spurns Clemson to commit to SEC school

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Etienne will not be following the path of his brother Travis by committing to Clemson. Instead, the younger Etienne has opted to try his hand in the SEC. Etienne, a consensus four-star running back recruit, announced prior to Saturday’s All-American Bowl that he..." January 08

  • Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn't 'see the logic' in expanding College Football Playoff

    USA Today "After Nick Saban spearheaded the latest College Football Playoff semifinal blowout, the Alabama football coach was asked about the state of the playoff, which features four teams but has been considered for expansion.  Saban said he doesn't see the logic..." January 05

  • Nick Saban has warning about College Football Playoff expansion

    Larry Brown Sports "The future of the College Football Playoff remains a hot topic, particularly in the context of other bowl games. Most notably, there has been continued consternation in some circles as prominent NFL-bound players opt out of non-playoff bowl games. Alabama coach Nick Saban was asked..." January 03

  • Why isn't America embracing Cincinnati's underdog story against No. 1 Alabama in College Football Playoff?

    Sporting News "America loves the underdog, right? Ever since the colonies upset the heavily favored British at Lexington and Concord, the little guy has held a special place in the old U S of A. Steve Jobs starting Apple in his parents’ garage? A Cinderella story. Jay-Z goes from the..." December 31

  • Alabama Crimson Tide: 4 bold predictions for College Football Playoff vs. Cincinnati Bearcats

    Clutch Points "With an Alabama Crimson Tide College Football Playoff game scheduled against the Cincinnati Bearcats, a lot of eyes will be on Nick Saban’s squad as they look to advance to the National Championship game. Ahead of the Alabama-Cincinnati game, we’ll be making our Alabama College..." December 31

  • Crimson Tide LB Will Anderson makes bonkers ‘underdog’ claim for Cotton Bowl vs. Cincinnati

    Clutch Points "The Alabama Crimson Tide are the no. 1 team heading into the Cotton Bowl matchup against the Cincinnati Bearcats in the College Football Playoff semifinals, but linebacker Will Anderson is not buying the favorite tag on his team. In fact, he believes it’s the other way around,..." December 28

  • Alabama's Will Anderson has strange comment about being underdogs

    Larry Brown Sports "The Alabama Crimson Tide are clear favorites against Cincinnati in the College Football Playoff, but don’t tell that to one of the team’s star players. Linebacker Will Anderson said Monday that he feels the Crimson Tide are underdogs in Friday’s CFP semi-final,..." December 27

  • Nick Saban warns Alabama about worst kind of ‘rat poison’

    Larry Brown Sports "Alabama coach Nick Saban is on high alert for “rat poison” in the leadup to his team’s game against Cincinnati. Saban sat for an interview with ESPN’s Gene Wojciechowski, and the Alabama coach was asked about the kind of rat poison he dreads the most...." December 26

  • Kendrick Law, 4-star athlete, commits to Alabama over LSU

    Yahoo! Sports "Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide continue winning off the field in the recruiting circuit. One of Alabama’s favorite places to recruit is near-by Louisiana. It may be the home of the LSU Tigers, but Saban and is staff might as well be calling it their second home. Eli..." December 17

  • Mario Cristobal makes another signing splash, flips elite TE Jaleel Skinner from Alabama

    Miami Herald "Mario Cristobal promised the first day of the early signing period was only the start for the Miami Hurricanes. He was right. Miami delivered a true signing stunner Friday, getting elite tight end Jaleel Skinner to flip his commitment from the Alabama Crimson Tide to the..." December 17

  • What Nick Saban said about Deion Sanders landing Travis Hunter, nation's No. 1 recruit

    USA Today "Deion Sanders and Jackson State stunned the college football world Wednesday when it landed Travis Hunter, the nation's No. 1 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite.  Hunter was committed to Florida State, the alma mater of Sanders.  " December 16

  • Former LSU Tigers All-American cornerback Eli Ricks to transfer to Alabama Crimson Tide

    Eleven Warriors "The rich get richer. Alabama lands LSU transfer cornerback Eli Ricks, who the Buckeyes showed interest in when he first entered the portal before reportedly back off thereafter. Ricks was ranked as the second-best player in the transfer portal by 247Sports. " December 16

  • Five-star edge rusher Marvin Jones Jr. commits to Georgia over Alabama

    CBS Sports "Georgia's vaunted defense got another big-time addition on Wednesday when five-star edge rusher Marvin Jones Jr. announced his commitment to the Bulldogs as the early signing period began. Jones chose Georgia over Alabama, Florida State, Oklahoma and Texas A&M. Jones..." December 16

  • Four-star CB Earl Little Jr. commits to Alabama over Florida State and Miami

    Roll Bama Roll "Alabama went back to the well at American Heritage of Fort Lauderdale, home of Patrick Surtain II and coached by his father Patrick Surtain, to pull another son of a a former NFL DB in cornerback Earl Little Jr. Little is rated four stars as the #12 CB and #73 overall prospect per the 247..." December 16

  • Alabama Lands Elite Louisiana Wide Receiver Shazz Preston

    SI "Shazz Preston, a wide receiver from St. James High School in Saint James, La. has signed his National Letter of Intent to play football for head coach Nick Saban and Alabama.  Preston was uncommitted coming into Early Signing Day and chose Alabama over in-state school LSU, who..." December 15

  • Khurtiss Perry commits to Alabama

    Alabama "The wait is over. Khurtiss Perry is going to Alabama. The 4-star prospect per 247Sports Composite rankings chose the Crimson Tide over Auburn, Ohio State, UCF and Clemson. He announced his decision in Pike Road’s gymnasium. Perry was one of the state’s top..." December 15

  • 4-star recruit Quency Wiggins signs with LSU football over Alabama and Florida

    Lafayette Daily Advertiser "Four-star defensive end Quency Wiggins committed to LSU football over Alabama and Florida at the opening of the early signing period on Wednesday morning. LSU announced Wiggins' signing shortly after the announcement.  At 6-foot-6 and 274 pounds,..." December 15

  • Alabama QB Bryce Young wins the 2021 Heisman Trophy

    247 Sports "Alabama’s Bryce Young won the 87th Heisman Trophy, it was announced on Saturday night during a live ceremony in New York. Young, a sophomore, became the fourth Crimson Tide player and first Alabama quarterback to be named college football’s most outstanding player. Through..." December 11