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  • Colorado DL Antonio Alfano, former five-star Alabama prospect, no longer with Buffaloes program

    CBS Sports "The whirlwind offseason for Colorado defensive lineman Antonio Alfano has taken another turn, and this one has taken him out of Boulder. The school confirmed to the Boulder Daily Camera that the 6-foot-5, 280-pound defensive end is no longer enrolled at the school...." May 30

  • Top247 LB Ian Jackson commits to Alabama

    247 Sports "Nick Saban and the Alabama coaching staff added commitment No. 6 on Thursday in Prattville (Ala.) linebacker Ian Jackson. The four-star prospect from just outside Montgomery chose the Crimson Tide over Auburn, Georgia, LSU, and a number of other offers. Alabama joined..." May 28

  • Alabama COVID-19 Outlook Not Good For Crimson Tide Football This Fall

    Sportsnaut "All 50 states have at least to an extent started to open their economies during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With this will come a natural increase in cases. An increase in testing also plays a role here. However, some states are struggling to find a happy medium between opening the..." May 23

  • Nick Saban produces cute PSA with Alabama mascot

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban teamed up with Alabama’s mascot to produce a cute public service announcement video that the Crimson Tide’s football Twitter account shared on Thursday. The clip is brief but encourages people to wear masks and practice social distancing to avoid the spread of..." May 21

  • COVID-19 outbreak hits Alabama football stadium construction workers

    Alabama "An outbreak of the coronavirus at Bryant-Denny Stadium has endangered the safety of the construction crew and subcontractors working on the University of Alabama’s renovation project, has learned. More than 10 people have tested positive for COVID-19, according..." May 20

  • Verne Lundquist Relives Calling Epic Kick-Six That Saw Auburn Upset Alabama

    12 Up "The "Kick Six", which involved Auburn cornerback Chris Davis running a missed field goal back for a touchdown with no time left to win the Iron Bowl and end Alabama's national title hopes, remains one of the seminal moments of the last decade in college football. On..." May 19

  • Gus Malzahn talks rivalry with Nick Saban

    Larry Brown Sports "Gus Malzahn maintains a professional relationship with Nick Saban, but as you would expect, the two aren’t exactly best friends. Saban has been the head coach at Alabama since 2007, while Malzahn has been at rival Auburn since 2013. Malzahn’s Tigers have gone 3-4 against..." May 16

  • Taulia Tagovailoa transferring to Maryland

    The Score "Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa announced Friday he's transferring to Maryland after entering the transfer portal last week. Taulia, the younger brother of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, joined Alabama in 2019 as a freshman. " May 15

  • Alabama reportedly in talks to replace USC opener with TCU

    College Football Talk "Alabama clashing with USC is expected to be one of the nonconference highlights of the 2020 campaign.  The coronavirus pandemic, though, may change that. Alabama is scheduled to square off with USC on Sept. 5 at AT&T Stadium Arlington.  It would serve as the season..." May 12

  • Paul Finebaum critical of Taulia Tagovailoa for going to Alabama

    Saturday Down South "The move many Alabama fans had been expecting this offseason finally happened as sophomore quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal late last week. The quarterback’s decision came after missing out on spring football in Tuscaloosa, where he..." May 11

  • 'Auburn's gonna win the football game': A look back at the kick-6

    The Score "The buildup The Iron Bowl certainly doesn't need any added hype, but the 2013 edition received an extra jolt after Alabama hammered Auburn 49-0 the previous season. Blowout wins were a common theme for Nick Saban's crew that campaign, as they rolled to..." May 09

  • Alabama football recruiting: Four-star WR Jacorey Brooks commits to Crimson Tide

    CBS Sports "Alabama is still building its 2021 recruiting class, and the program received some big news on Friday. Jacorey Brooks, a four-star wide receiver and the No. 37 overall player in the country in the 2021 class, committed to the Crimson Tide over Florida and several other..." May 08

  • Tua Tagovailoa's Brother Entering Transfer Portal Means Writing Was on the Wall at Alabama

    12 Up "Tua Tagovailoa had a legendary career at Alabama that resulted in him being drafted fifth overall by the Miami Dolphins in this year's NFL Draft. The main question for the Crimson Tide now centers around who will end up following in his footsteps. Tua's brother..." May 08

  • Nick Saban Surprising 103-Year-Old WW2 Veteran With FaceTime Call is the Greatest

    12 Up "We've come to learn that Nick Saban is not the most technologically savvy head coach in college football, but he sure does know how to inspire someone. We know all about the issues he had setting up his email, but he's apparently familiar with FaceTime and decided to give..." May 07

  • Nick Saban Should Be Embarrassed That He's Getting Dominated by Protégé Jeremy Pruitt in 2021 Recruiting

    12 Up "History is no doubt being made in Knoxville right now. Plain and simple, the job Jeremy Pruitt and his staff are doing with the 2021 class has been unreal. Following the commitment of offensive lineman Colby Smith on Monday, Tennessee has continued its rise in the rankings,..." May 05

  • Consensus growing around potentially shortened college football season

    Yardbarker "College football is still sorting out how to progress as the coronavirus pandemic continues, and a new plan may be taking shape. Longtime sports broadcasting personality Dan Patrick said on Monday’s episode of “The Dan Patrick Show” that consensus is growing around a..." May 04

  • Nick Saban welcomes second grandchild after daughter Kristen gives birth

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban became a grandfather for the first time back in 2013, and now he has welcomed a second grandchild into the world. Saban’s daughter Kristen gave birth to a new baby boy James on Monday morning. She shared a photo on Twitter of herself with her husband and..." April 28

  • Tennessee lures DE Dylan Brooks, top football recruit from state of Alabama

    ESPN "Tennessee added a big piece to its 2021 recruiting class Sunday when defensive end Dylan Brooks announced his commitment to the Volunteers. Brooks is the No. 18-ranked recruit overall out of Handley High School in Roanoke, Alabama. He is the No. 1 prospect in the state..." April 26

  • Nick Saban says he has never sent a text or email

    Yardbarker "Nick Saban lands the best recruits and has built a college football empire at Alabama, and apparently he’s done it all without modern technology. Saban told “The Dan Patrick Show” on Wednesday that he’s never sent an email or a text message — and when he..." April 22

  • 3 Biggest Recruiting Busts in Recent Alabama Football History

    12 Up "Nick Saban has helped build Alabama from a team that was mired in the doldrums of mediocrity to the premier college football program of the last decade on the back of some of the best recruiting classes in the history of the sport. While plenty of 5-stars have achieved stardom in Tuscaloosa..." April 21

  • Top100 WR Agiye Hall commits to Alabama

    247 Sports "Another day, another commitment for Alabama, this time from Top100 wide receiver Agiye Hall as the Valrico (Fla.) Bloomingdale product committed to the Crimson Tide on his Instagram Saturday evening over offers from Arizona State, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, and others. Hall is..." April 19

  • Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts Wonderlic Scores Are a Bad Look for Nick Saban

    12 Up "The Athletic's Bob McGinn released a list of the Wonderlic scores for this year's quarterback draft class on Friday. The list shockingly saw Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Jalen Hurts and Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa hovering at the bottom of the bunch...." April 17

  • Nick Saban shares thoughts on impact of coronavirus on college football

    Larry Brown Sports "President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he wants to get sports back as soon as possible in the United States and will be sitting down with some of the biggest names in the industry to make that happen. While Nick Saban is not expected to be a part of the task force, the Alabama coach has..." April 15

  • Nick Saban Says Tua Tagovailoa Is 'Durable' amid Injury Concerns Ahead of Draft

    Bleacher Report "Alabama head coach Nick Saban came to the defense of Tua Tagovailoa in the wake of concerns about his durability leading up to the 2020 NFL draft.   Appearing on ESPN's First Take, Saban explained that some of Tagovailoa's injuries are the result of..." April 14

  • Rich Rodriguez regrets not taking Alabama job in 2006

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s a long time ago now, but Rich Rodriguez was once one of the hottest coaching properties in college football. He was so sought after, in fact, that he was the preferred choice of the Alabama Crimson Tide back in 2006. Rodriguez turned down that opportunity, remained at West..." April 13

  • Nick Saban expects Joe Burrow to have a 'fantastic' NFL career

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban believes former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow can carry his college success into the next level. In an episode of "Detail" that debuted on ESPN+ on Monday, Saban praised the projected top overall pick in next week's NFL..." April 13

  • Jim Harbaugh extends scholarship offer to second-grade cancer survivor

    College Football Talk "Courtesy of the current Michigan football head coach, how about a little pick-me-up story amidst all of the coronavirus pandemic news? Thomas Fidone is a four-star 2021 prospect out of Iowa. On the composite, he’s rated as the No. 2 tight end in the..." April 10

  • It's 2020, and Nick Saban just started using e-mail

    For The Win "In 2020, we’re not quite the Jetsons just yet but we’re getting pretty dang close to it. We live in an age where most of the global population is carrying around a piece of the internet in their hands via their smart phones. They’ve become an essential part of..." April 08

  • Alabama Accused of Cheating for Sending Apple Watches to Players to Monitor Them

    12 Up "There are no sports taking place these days -- unless you're a fan of the Belarusian Premier League -- but Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide are facing mounting criticism for one of their recent actions regardless. During a conference call on Thursday, head..." April 03

  • Nick Saban sticking to routine amid Alabama shutdown

    ESPN "Nick Saban said he's the only football coach in the office on the University of Alabama campus as all sports remain shut down due to the coronavirus. "The whole world turned upside down so it's a little bit different for everybody," he said during a teleconference..." April 02

  • NCAA grants additional season of eligibility for spring-sport athletes impacted by coronavirus

    CBS Sports "The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to permit an additional season of competition and eligibility to all spring-sport athletes who were unable to complete the 2019-20 athletic year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision does not apply to athletes in winter sports like basketball..." March 30

  • Nick Saban: Coronavirus shutdown ‘drives me crazy’

    Larry Brown Sports "Many people are making huge adjustments in their life due to the new government rules and suggestions during the coronavirus pandemic. Some can adjust easier than others. For Nick Saban, that adjustment has been difficult. A hard worker who rarely stops recruiting and coaching, Saban..." March 27

  • Nick Saban speaks to fans amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Bleacher Report "Alabama head football coach Nick Saban offered some social distancing advice Tuesday for Crimson Tide fans to follow during the coronavirus pandemic.  "Please wash your hands often," he said in a video released on the football team's Twitter account...." March 25

  • Birmingham passed a shelter-in-place order an hour after Nick Saban's coronavirus PSA

    For The Win "Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama, unanimously passed a shelter-in-place order at Tuesday’s city council meeting, which was the responsible move to make amid the coronavirus pandemic. And while Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin actually recommended the ordinance..." March 24

  • Alabama an early favorite in every 2020 game

    College Football Talk "The 2019 season was a failure by Alabama’s standards. The Crimson Tide did not reach the College Football Playoff for the first time since the system’s 2014 inception, and they were relegated to a non-New Year’s Six bowl game for the first time since the 2010 season...." March 24

  • Losing Spring Practice Seriously Hurts Alabama at QB

    12 Up "The coronavirus pandemic has brought a halt to most of the professional sports world, with the lone exception being the NFL. Given that we're in March, this is usually the time where college football teams get started on their preparations for the upcoming season. However,..." March 17

  • Ex-Wisconsin, Alabama LB Christian Bell transfers to Illinois

    National Post "Well-traveled linebacker Christian Bell will finish his collegiate career at Illinois in 2020. Originally a member of Alabama’s 2016 recruiting class, Bell transferred to Wisconsin and played three seasons with the Badgers before making another move. “Thank you..." March 10

  • Bryce Young on Alabama quarterback competition and turning down Southern California

    USA Today "The hardest part of Bryce Young's transition to the Southeastern Conference has been the weather, as the winter clouds and overcast skies of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, have replaced the near-constant sunshine of his hometown of Pasadena, California. "It was just weird going..." March 10

  • Former Alabama top recruit Antonio Alfano suspended by Colorado

    Alabama "Antonio Alfano was suspended by Alabama and entered the transfer portal before he ever played a game for the Crimson Tide. Now the former five-star recruit, who transferred to Colorado last November, has been suspended from his new team. On Monday, new..." March 09

  • UNC Flips 4-Star Alabama QB Commit and Brother of Former Tar Heels Basketball Star Luke Maye

    12 Up "Mack Brown and the UNC football program continue to make the argument that Chapel Hill is a football town. We kid, of course. After a surprisingly successful first season under Brown and freshman quarterback Sam Howell, North Carolina is making up some serious ground in..." March 07

  • 3 Ways Alabama Can Get Back at Georgia for Stealing Scott Cochran

    12 Up "Tuscaloosa devotees were dealt some shocking news this week when it was confirmed that veteran Alabama strength coach Scott Cochran would be abandoning his 12-year post to join forces with Kirby Smart and Georgia. That news became much more stunning after it was revealed..." March 06

  • Mike Stoops Refuses to Leave Alabama to Join Brother Mark at Kentucky

    12 Up "Mark Stoops has constructed something exciting at the University of Kentucky, injecting life into a football program so long overshadowed wall-to-wall by its basketball counterpart. But even as he guides the Wildcats into 2020, he still doesn't quite have the clout to recruit his..." March 02

  • Latrell McCutchin de-commits from Alabama

    247 Sports "Four-star cornerback Latrell McCutchin has de-committed from Alabama. The Austin (Texas) LBJ product announced his decision following a visit to Oklahoma. McCutchin was the Tide's first pledge in the cycle, hopping on board back in June. At the time he chose UA over..." March 02

  • Alabama to hire Indiana strength coach as replacement for Scott Cochran, per reports

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest stories from the assistant coaching carousel in the SEC came late in the calendar when Georgia announced the addition of former Alabama strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran as the Bulldogs' new special teams coordinator. It is unknown whether..." March 01

  • Alabama CB Scooby Carter enters NCAA transfer portal once again

    247 Sports "Alabama cornerback Scooby Carter is back in the transfer portal. After initially withdrawing his name from it Jan. 16, Carter has re-entered the NCAA transfer portal, BamaOnLine has learned. Matt Zenitz of was first to report the move.  Prior to the..." February 27

  • Alabama adds former Michigan State standout Max Bullough to program's coaching staff

    Saturday Down South "Nick Saban has added to his army of support staff coaches as former Michigan State standout defender Max Bullough has joined the Alabama coaching staff. Bullough worked on Cincinnati’s coaching staff last year.  During his time at Michigan State, Bullough played for Mark..." February 27

  • 5 College Football Freshmen Who Can Become Instant Stars

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 recruiting class is in the books, and it’s clear there are a handful of freshmen who have both the talent and skillset to make an immediate impact. We’re highlighting five freshmen in particular who are set up for instant success. These young men will burst onto..." February 25

  • Nick Saban issues statement as Georgia confirms hiring of Alabama’s strength coach as special teams coordinator

    College Football Talk "Kirby Smart‘s poaching of one of Nick Saban‘s longtime Alabama Crimson Tide lieutenants is officially official. Earlier Monday, reports surfaced that had Scott Cochran leaving as Alabama’s strength & conditioning coach for an on-field job at..." February 25

  • Georgia hires longtime Alabama strength coach Scott Cochran as special teams coordinator

    CBS Sports "One of the most famous strength and conditioning coaches in the country is on the move, and he's now moving onto the field. Georgia announced Monday that Scott Cochran, who has been in charge of Alabama's strength and conditioning program since coach Nick Saban took over the..." February 24

  • Alabama wanted Joe Burrow to play third-string

    USA Today "Joe Burrow did the unthinkable for the LSU Tigers at quarterback — in more than just one way. Between guiding his team to an undefeated season capped off with a national championship win, shattering NCAA and program records, taking home the Heisman Trophy and becoming the..." February 24