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  • 4-Star QB Drake Maye Commits to Alabama over Clemson, Georgia, More

    Bleacher Report "Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide may have found their quarterback of the future.   Drake Maye, a highly regarded recruit in the 2021 class, announced his decision to join the Crimson Tide on his Twitter page Wednesday: July 18

  • Auburn 'expects' a notice of allegations and possible penalties from the NCAA related to bribery case

    CBS Sports "Former Auburn assistant basketball coach Chuck Person received a lenient sentence on Wednesday for his involvement in the college basketball bribery scandal, but his former employer may not get off as easy. In a victim impact statement issued by Auburn as part of..." July 18

  • Tua: Learned many lessons from loss to Clemson

    ESPN "Six months after a blowout loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoais appreciating the lessons offered by the Crimson Tide's rare defeat. "I think it's good to both get the..." July 17

  • Jalen Hurts has not won starting job yet, Lincoln Riley says

    Sportsnaut "Lincoln Riley added to what figures to already be a pretty big chip on Jalen Hurts’ shoulder on Monday saying the quarterback has yet to earn the starting job. Hurts, who transferred to Oklahoma from Alabama, will almost certainly be the starter for the Sooners this..." July 15

  • Alabama self-reported two NCAA recruiting violations by football team

    College Football Talk "The Alabama Crimson Tide have been dominating the recruiting scene under the leadership of head coach Nick Saban. While there have never been any significant recruiting violations discovered that could bring down the entire program, there are a few mishaps here and there that have..." July 08

  • Demouy Kennedy Chose Alabama over Auburn After Nick Saban Showed Off Title Rings

    Bleacher Report "Former Auburn Tigers commit Demouy Kennedy said he flipped to the Alabama Crimson Tide after head coach Nick Saban showed him a table filled with championship rings. On Friday, Mark Heim of provided comments Kennedy made earlier this week about his..." June 14

  • Alabama zeroing in on Clemson for the No. 1 class in 2020

    247 Sports "There’s been a lot of buzz this spring that Dabo Swinney and his staff were on track to sign 247Sports No. 1 recruiting class in 2020. Nick Saban and Alabama say not so fast. There was talk Clemson could contend with the Florida 2010 class as..." June 12

  • No. 1 RB Zachary Evans a 'package deal' with new Tide commit

    247 Sports "Three-star offensive tackle Damieon George committed to Alabama on Wednesday afternoon following a visit to Tuscaloosa, which could signal a future boon for the Crimson Tide's No. 2-ranked 2020 class. George’s high school teammate is five-star running back Zachary Evans, and the pair..." June 09

  • Crimson Tide superfan Walt Gary dies at 36

    ESPN "Alabama superfan Walt Gary died Thursday night at the age of 36. Gary, a Tuscaloosa native with Down syndrome, became a fixture of the football program under former coach Gene Stallings, who was a father to a son with Down syndrome and welcomed Gary to practices. Under coach..." June 07

  • Clemson catches up with Alabama and is now a co-favorite to win it all

    CBS Sports "There's been a lot of talk since Clemson beat Alabama for to win its second national title in three years about whether or not the Tigers have surpassed the Crimson Tide as a program. There's no telling how many hours of sports radio this discussion has consumed, but from my personal..." June 03

  • Alabama, Auburn will not sell alcohol at games despite new SEC rule

    Larry Brown Sports "Auburn and Alabama will not be taking advantage of the SEC’s new rules that will allow for alcohol sales at sporting events. The SEC has decided to lift its ban on selling alcohol to those in general seating for sports events. They are allowing each school to decide for..." June 01

  • Nick Saban challenges Tua Tagovailoa to overcome late-season injuries

    The Score "Nick Saban delivered a message to his starting quarterback Tuesday through the media. The Alabama coach took to the podium and let it be known he expects Tua Tagovailoa to be better conditioned in 2019. "I think he has to challenge himself to get back into great shape..." May 28

  • Tua Tagovailoa leapfrogs Trevor Lawrence in 2019 Heisman odds

    College Football Talk "We’re less than 100 days till the next college football season kicks off, so how about we take a gander at some still way-too-early stiff-armed trophy odds? Fresh off a national championship run as a true freshman, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was installed as a..." May 28

  • Alabama, USF schedule 2-for-1 series starting in 2023

    College Football Talk "USF is on a scheduling roll with 2-for-1 series’ against major Power Five opponents. The latest to join the list of future Bulls opponents? None other than the SEC’s dominant force in Alabama. The two schools confirmed the details on Thursday afternoon,..." May 23

  • Nick Saban wary of permitting undrafted college players to return to school

    Alabama "The number of underclassmen who enter the NFL draft only to go unselected is troubling to many around college football, Nick Saban included. This year, 149 underclassmen entered the draft, but 44 went unselected. With no mechanism in place to allow them to return to school (such as..." May 12

  • 4-star linebacker Drew Sanders flips to Alabama

    The Oklahoman "Drew Sanders flipped his commitment from Oklahoma to Alabama on Monday night.  Sanders, listed as an "athlete," is the 97th-ranked prospect in the 2020 class, according to Rivals. Sanders was recruited to play on the offensive side of the ball at OU, but he's..." April 30

  • Alabama, SEC have most draft picks again

    Pro Football Talk "Stop if you’ve heard this before: Alabama led all colleges with 10 selections in the 2019 draft, and the SEC again led all conferences with 64 picks. Ohio State had nine selections in the three-day draft, followed by Washington and Oklahoma with eight each and Texas A&M and..." April 28

  • Nick Saban sets record for most career first-rounders

    Pro Football Talk "Alabama had another three first-rounders Thursday night, which was one less than the Crimson Tide had in 2017 and one less than they had in 2018. But it set another record for Nick Saban. The Alabama head coach now has 34 first-round picks in his career, according to ESPN. Butch Davis..." April 26

  • Alabama coach Nick Saban to return to work ‘in the very near future’ after hip surgery

    Sporting News "Alabama football coach Nick Saban underwent success hip replacement surgery Monday and doctors expect him to be back at work "in the very near future." "Coach Saban underwent successful robotic assisted right hip replacement surgery this afternoon with our hip..." April 23

  • Steve Sarkisian 'Fired Up' to Return to Alabama ... 'Great Opportunity'

    TMZ "Steve Sarkisian says he's super excited to return to Tuscaloosa ... telling TMZ Sports he can't wait to get back to work as the offensive coordinator at Alabama.  Sark had a stint under Nick Saban as an offensive analyst back in 2016 -- where he helped the Tide get all..." April 21

  • Alabama coach Nick Saban to undergo hip replacement surgery ahead of 2019 season

    Alabama "Nick Saban revealed a hip injury less than a week ago and now he knows the plan moving forward. The 67-year old coach on Friday told USA Today he would be having a right hip replacement surgery. An Alabama spokesman told the procedure is expected to take place early next..." April 19

  • Alabama QB Layne Hatcher in transfer portal, expected to go to Arkansas State

    Touchdown Alabama "Another quarterback from the University of Alabama is in the transfer portal.  After losing Jalen Hurts to Oklahoma, Luke Matheson of the — part of Rivals network – reported on Monday that Layne Hatcher is expected to transfer to Arkansas..." April 16

  • Nick Saban getting hip evaluation in order to coach long-term

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban offered another hint on Saturday that he is nowhere close to slowing down. After Alabama’s A-Day spring game, the coach noted that he was going to get his sore hip evaluated at the end of spring ahead of the new season. Why? Because in Saban’s words, he wants to..." April 14

  • Tua Tagovailoa likes the three-year rule but says he would go to NFL now if he could

    Clutch Points "The NFL has a rule where you cannot enter the NFL Draft until you have been removed from high school for three years, which is quite a bit different than the NBA, where one-and-dones currently run rampant. University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who just completed his sophomore..." April 13

  • Ronnie Harrison fires back at Nick Saban's NFL Draft take

    247 Sports "Nick Saban's comments on the NFL Draft this weekend aren't sitting well with one of Alabama's former players. Former Crimson Tide standout Ronnie Harrison, a third-round pick last season by the Jacksonville Jaguars, believes Saban's opinion on players' draft stock..." April 08

  • Nick Saban rails against the growing ‘culture' of underclassmen leaving early for the NFL

    Montgomery Advertiser "Nick Saban is once again railing against the rising number of collegiate underclassmen leaving school early for the NFL, and that includes several of his own now-former players. Over the last three offseasons, Alabama has had 15 total underclassmen leave for the NFL, including 12..." April 08

  • Lincoln Riley Says Oklahoma QB Battle Is ‘Very Real’

    The Spun "Jalen Hurts didn’t transfer to Oklahoma to ride the bench. The former Alabama star expects to be the Sooners starter come Week 1, after leaving behind the program at which he had so much success. He won’t just be handed the job though. Right now, he is technically in a..." April 05

  • Alabama’s starting punter for last half of 2018 to transfer

    College Football Talk "For the fourth time this offseason, Alabama has seen a player place his name into the mystical portal, signaling a potential move away from Tuscaloosa. The latest to do as much is Mike Bernier, with Matt Zenitz of being the first to report that the..." April 04

  • Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian locks in three-year, $4.8 million contract

    CBS Sports "Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is back after two years leading the Atlanta Falcons offense, and he'll be in town for a while based on his new deal. According to 247Sports, the Alabama Board of Trustees approved the contracts for its new football staff, which..." March 22

  • Alabama gives 3-year deals to OC Sarkisian, DC Golding

    College Football Talk "After being let go by the Atlanta Falcons this offseason, many expected veteran offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian to remain in the NFL after finding a solid amount of success at the next level. There were even a few rumors that he would be linking up with Kliff..." March 20

  • Emmitt Smith’s Son Has Received A Massive Scholarship Offer

    The Spun "Emmitt Smith’s son, EJ Smith, is looking to follow in his father’s footsteps. The high school running back is considered a top running back recruit in the 2020 class. EJ Smith, a four-star all-purpose back, is starting to rack up the scholarship offers. He received a big..." March 07

  • Ex-Alabama QB commit Beck headed to Georgia

    The Score "Four-star quarterback Carson Beck, formerly an Alabama commit, announced his new pledge Sunday to Georgia. The Jacksonville, Fla. native is ranked 83rd overall on the ESPN 300 for the class of 2020, and fourth among pocket passers. " March 03

  • Tua Tagovailoa favorite to win Heisman next season

    ESPN "Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won't be sneaking up on anyone this year. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has opened odds on the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner with Tagovailoa as the favorite at +250, followed by Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence at 3-1. Jalen Hurts..." February 27

  • Josh Jacobs to be limited by injury at NFL Combine, per report

    247 Sports "Another Alabama draft prospect is dealing with an injury ahead of the 2019 NFL Combine. Former Crimson Tide running back Josh Jacobs is dealing with a groin injury and will do limited work in Indianapolis, according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. “Nothing..." February 25

  • Safety prospect Deionte Thompson has surgery, unlikely for combine

    Saturday Down South "Departed Alabama S Deionte Thompson is considered one of the top safety prospects in the upcoming NFL Draft, but it looks like he won’t get to show off for teams at the upcoming Combine. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that Thompson had surgery Friday morning to..." February 23

  • Reports: Former Houston coach Major Applewhite returning to Alabama as analyst

    Yahoo! Sports "Major Applewhite is the latest former college football head coach to join Alabama’s staff as an analyst. According to reports from and ESPN, the former Houston coach is rejoining Alabama for the 2019 season. Applewhite was fired at the end of the 2018..." February 20

  • Alabama coach Nick Saban announces seven new additions to Crimson Tide coaching staff

    CBS Sports "Alabama coach Nick Saban announced his coaching staff for the 2019 season on Friday, and it's filled with plenty of new faces. The staff features 11 total coaches (Saban and 10 assistants), and seven of the 10 assistants will be new to the staff in the 2019 season. "We..." February 16

  • Alabama locks up No. 1 spot in recruiting rankings with stellar class

    CBS Sports "Stop us if you've heard this before: Alabama has brought in the top-rated recruiting class in the nation. With National Signing Day still in progress on Wednesday, coach Nick Saban and Co. have locked up the No. 1 roster in the Class of 2019, according to 247Sports. Not only do..." February 06

  • 4-star DT Ishmael Sopsher signs with Alabama

    USA Today High School Sports "It can be hard for an up and coming football recruit from the state of Louisiana to reject the charms of the home state LSU Tigers. Just ask elite four-star Amite (La.) High School recruit Ishmael Sopsher. He did it, but it clearly wasn’t easy. Sopsher, one of the nation’s..." February 06

  • Hurricanes flip four-star cornerback Christian Williams from Alabama

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Hurricanes entered National Signing Day hoping to snag a couple of players who had already pledged to play elsewhere. Mission accomplished, at least on one front. Four-star cornerback prospect Christian Williams, who had been committed to powerhouse Alabama,..." February 06

  • Four-star DE Khris Bogle flips from Alabama to Florida

    CBS Sports "National Signing Day is off and running, and we already have a major flip before 9 a.m. ET. Khris Bogle, a four-star defensive end from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has flipped to Florida from Alabama. Bogle had only been committed to the Crimson Tide for about..." February 06

  • Alabama 5-star recruit Eyabi Anoma in transfer portal, report says

    Sporting News "Alabama linebacker Eyabi Anoma is reportedly in the NCAA's transfer portal, according to The rising sophomore was the No. 4 overall recruit in the nation in the recruiting class of 2018. The 5-star recruit chose the Crimson Tide over numerous other offers,..." February 05

  • Stoops expected to join Alabama as off-field analyst

    USA Today "Former Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops is finalizing a deal to join Alabama’s staff in an off-field position, a person with knowledge of the move told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because the move is not official. Stoops becomes the latest in a..." January 30

  • Oklahoma grad transfer Hurts excited to 'go out with a bang'

    The Score "Oklahoma made quarterback Jalen Hurts' transfer to the program official on Tuesday, and the former Alabama signal-caller is raring to go. Hurts announced his decision to join the Sooners for his final season of eligibility last week. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to..." January 23

  • Alabama's Quinnen Williams: My First NFL Paycheck??

    TMZ "Quinnen Williams is about to make his grandma VERY happy ... 'cause the Alabama superstar says with his first NFL paycheck -- a gift for grams is on the way!!! "I think I'm going to buy my grandma a car," the DT tells TMZ Sports. Quinnen's projected to..." January 20