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  • Alabama's Nick Saban has 'no problem' with athletes being paid as employees: 'Make like the NFL'

    CBS Sports "In a quiet moment, Nick Saban asked if he had gone too far. "You think I'm crazy for saying all this stuff?" Alabama's coach wondered after his brief media availability Tuesday at the 2023 SEC spring meetings. Well, no, if you believe whatever is left..." May 30

  • Covering Alabama football is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

    The Athletic "Even as I type this, I don’t think it really has hit me yet. This has been a dream and a goal of mine for as long as I can remember, and it has arrived. The feeling is surreal, but what I feel more than anything is excitement: I’m excited to be here, for the opportunity that..." May 02

  • Former Notre Dame QB Tyler Buchner heading to Alabama

    ESPN "Heralded transfer quarterback Tyler Buchner, who left Notre Dame earlier this week, is headed to Alabama. He announced his decision on Twitter on Thursday afternoon. Buchner loomed as the best available quarterback in the NCAA transfer portal in this late spring..." April 27

  • Archie Manning’s shocking Nick Saban, Kirby Smart admission about Arch’s recruiting

    Clutch Points "Arch Manning chose to join the Texas football program as the No. 1 recruit in the country. It wasn’t an easy decision for the nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning, who was also being pursued by Alabama coach Nick Saban and Georgia coach Kirby Smart. Despite..." April 04

  • Hugh Freeze comments on facing Alabama, Nick Saban in Iron Bowl will excite fans

    Clutch Points "Auburn head coach Hugh Freeze said he was in a weird spot since he considers Alabama head coach Nick Saban a friend and the two communicate, Sports Illustrated writer Ross Dellenger wrote in a Tuesday article. “Yeah, I want to beat the crap out of him during the Iron..." March 28

  • Alabama HC Nick Saban’s fiery response to Bryce Young height controversy

    Clutch Points "Alabama Football head coach Nick Saban doesn’t care one bit about the concerns surrounding his former star quarterback and top NFL Draft prospect Bryce Young’s height and weight. Young, whose size has been mentioned as a red flag by scouts and pundits,..." March 23

  • Alabama's Tony Mitchell reportedly drove 141 MPH attempting to evade arrest

    Sportsnaut "Four-star high school recruit Tony Mitchell hasn’t even started his Alabama football career and it could possibly already be over. Last week, Thompson High School defensive back Tony Mitchell was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and/or..." March 21

  • Nick Saban sends message in Tony Mitchell suspension: 'No such thing as the wrong place at the wrong time'

    CBS Sports "Alabama has suspended freshman defensive back Tony Mitchell following his arrest last week in Florida that resulted in drug and weapon charges. Mitchell, who is facing a charge of marijuana possession with the intent to sell and/or deliver, was driving a car with another man, Christopher..." March 21

  • Alabama freshman football player Tony Mitchell arrested, charged with marijuana possession

    CBS Sports "Alabama freshman defensive back Tony Mitchell was arrested in Florida and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and/or deliver earlier this week with the Crimson Tide out on spring break. Mitchell was driving a car with another man, Christopher Lewis, as the..." March 18

  • Nick Saban on retirement: ‘I’m not there yet’ but explains what will ‘start to affect’ him

    Michigan Live "As Nick Saban approaches his 72nd birthday later this year, questions will inevitably continue about his retirement plans. Alabama fans might roll their eyes each time they are asked, but the latest came this week from perhaps Saban’s biggest ally among sports commentators in..." March 09

  • Nick Saban Talks NIL, Says Players Are Prioritizing Money over Future Outlook

    Bleacher Report "The name, image and likeness era of college football has created opportunities for players to make money, but there are also a number of challenges that come with creating a set of rules with various state laws and approaches by different teams and conferences. Alabama head coach Nick..." March 07

  • Alabama hires Charlie Strong as defensive analyst

    Sportsnaut "Alabama has hired three-time head coach Charlie Strong as a defensive analyst, Sports Illustrated reported Wednesday. The move reunites Strong with Kevin Steele; the pair worked together at Miami during the 2022 season. Steele bolted to become the defensive coordinator at Alabama;..." March 02

  • Florida hires Alabama’s Austin Armstrong as DC

    Sportsnaut "Florida moved quickly Wednesday to hire Austin Armstrong as its defensive coordinator following the departure of Patrick Toney to the Arizona Cardinals, On3 reported. The past month has been a whirlwind for Armstrong, who accepted the job at inside linebackers coach at Alabama last..." February 22

  • Ken Whisenhunt joins Alabama staff

    SI "Ken Whisenhut is back in the college football ranks, having joined the staff of Nick Saban at The University of Alabama. This according to an announcement on the school's athletic website. The former Titans' head coach will serve as a "special assistant to the head..." February 16

  • The Alabama Dynasty is at a Crossroads

    Bleacher Report "The dynasty isn't dead. Let's rid ourselves of the suspense right now. Mighty Alabama is still mighty Alabama. Sure, it's been a couple of years since the Crimson Tide have won a title. But Nick Saban, fresh off securing one of the greatest recruiting classes college..." February 09

  • What will Tommy Rees bring to Nick Saban, Alabama football from Notre Dame?

    The Athletic "Tommy Rees had been virtually everything at Notre Dame, a starter and backup, a solution and problem, credited for quarterback development and questioned for why he couldn’t land better material. There were game plans that hit so well they turned heads nationally, including in..." February 07

  • Miami tabs Lance Guidry to replace Kevin Steele as new defensive coordinator

    The Athletic "Lance Guidry, the former head coach at McNeese and defensive coordinator at Marshall each of the last two seasons, is expected to be hired as Miami’s new defensive coordinator, multiple sources close to the search confirmed to The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman. Here’s..." February 07

  • Alabama hires Kevin Steele, Tommy Rees: How new coordinators will impact Crimson Tide in 2023

    CBS Sports "Alabama coach Nick Saban typically doesn't fire coordinators. He will, however, open the door and forcefully push them through it. That's apparently what happened with former defensive coordinator Pete Golding and former offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, opening the door..." February 06

  • Alabama hires Kevin Steele as defensive coordinator

    CBS Sports "Alabama has hired Miami defensive coordinator Kevin Steele to the same position, according to ESPN. Steele replaces Pete Golding, who left after five seasons in Tuscaloosa to take the same position at Ole Miss.  Steele, 64, has a lengthy history around..." February 05

  • Eight Notre Dame offensive coordinator candidates to replace Tommy Rees

    The Athletic "Notre Dame needs a new offensive coordinator, as Tommy Rees is Alabama-bound after a three-day courtship highlighted by the Crimson Tide sending a plane to South Bend International to give him a tour of Tuscaloosa. Rees had a Zoom meeting with Alabama on..." February 04

  • Alabama reaches deal with Tommy Rees for offensive coordinator role

    Larry Brown Sports "The Alabama Crimson Tide have their new offensive coordinator. According to multiple reports, Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees has accepted the same job at Alabama. The two sides had agreed a deal already as well, though terms were not available immediately. " February 03

  • Alabama targeting Notre Dame's Tommy Rees as offensive coordinator to replace Bill O'Brien

    CBS Sports "Nick Saban is zeroing in on Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees as the top target to fill the same roll at Alabama, according to multiple reports. Rees is scheduled to meet Saban in Tuscaloosa on Thursday. Saban is seeking a new play-caller after Bill..." February 03

  • Nick Saban turned away 2 players over big NIL money requests

    The Score "While speaking at the 18th annual Alabama Football Coaches Association (ALFCA) convention in Montgomery on Thursday night, Alabama head coach Nick Saban revealed that he rejected two players after their name, image, and likeness requests turned out to be too expensive for his..." February 01

  • Alabama, Nick Saban interested in Washington's Ryan Grubb for OC opening

    Clutch Points "As Alabama looks for their next offensive coordinator, Nick Saban and company have decided to look to the West. Saban and the Crimson Tide are reportedly interested in one of the Pac-12’s best offensive coordinators. Things have reportedly, “heated..." January 30

  • Nick Saban kicks tires on Jeremy Pruitt as Alabama continues search for next defensive coordinator

    CBS Sports "Alabama coach Nick Saban has reached out to former Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt regarding the Crimson Tide's vacant defensive coordinator position, sources tell CBS Sports. It is believed no offer has been made at this time, and Alabama would not speak on Pruitt's candidacy when..." January 30

  • Henry To’o To’o makes surprising Senior Bowl decision

    Clutch Points "Henry To’o To’o, star linebacker for Alabama football, won’t be playing in the 2023 Senior Bowl. To’o To’o, who accepted the invitation to play in the bowl game back in December, has withdrawn from the event due to an undisclosed injury, according to..." January 30

  • Best Alabama-Bryce Young replacements in 2023

    Clutch Points "Alabama did not make the College Football Playoff this past season, and that’s almost certainly going to mean extra motivation for head coach Nick Saban’s team in 2023. The Crimson Tide has been the premier program in college football, and it seems quite likely that..." January 27

  • Alabama football: 3 best candidates to replace Bill O’Brien as offensive coordinator

    Clutch Points "Alabama football, already in search of its next defensive coordinator after Ole Miss pried away Pete Golding, will now also have to fill their offensive coordinator post with play-caller Bill O’Brien headed back to the NFL for the same role with the New England..." January 26

  • Alabama’s biggest recruiting needs before National Signing Day

    Clutch Points "Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide have one mission in 2023: prove they’re still on top. After Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs won their second-straight National Championship, many have claimed that Alabama football is no longer the top dog in college..." January 23

  • Crimson Tide eyeing Jeff Lebby as potential Bill O’Brien replacement

    Clutch Points "ESPN’s Pete Thamel mentioned Oklahoma football offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby as a potential name to replace Alabama OC Bill O’Brien should he find his way onto another coaching staff, Sooners Wire writer Ben Dackiw wrote in a Thursday article. “I would..." January 19

  • Alabama DC Pete Golding expected to join Lane Kiffin’s Ole Miss staff

    The Athletic "Ole Miss is expected to hire Alabama defensive coordinator Pete Golding for the same role on Lane Kiffin’s Rebels staff, sources with knowledge of the move told The Athletic. ESPN first reported the hire. Here’s what you need to know: The 38-year-old Golding..." January 13

  • Can Nick Saban and Alabama respond to Kirby Smart and Georgia’s dominance?

    The Athletic "By now, you probably have seen the clip: David Pollack, an ESPN analyst and a Georgia legend, stating that Georgia “has taken hold of college football,” sitting next to Alabama head coach Nick Saban, who sat stone-faced, perhaps wondering why he bothered to fly to Los..." January 12

  • Has Kirby Smart passed Nick Saban as college football's greatest coach?

    CBS Sports "Georgia coach Kirby Smart led Georgia to a 65-7 win over TCU on Monday night, and in the process, he became the first head coach to win back-to-back national titles since Nick Saban led Alabama to consecutive crowns in 2011-2012. Smart, who served on..." January 10

  • Eli Gold, longtime Alabama football announcer, reveals cancer diagnosis

    Clutch Points "Longtime Alabama football announcer Eli Gold revealed that he’s battling a “treatable” form of cancer, per Michal Casagrande of Gold released a statement on his situation, per Crimson Tide Sports Network on Twitter. “I want to thank..." January 06

  • Trey Sanders transfers to TCU

    CBS Sports "No. 3 TCU will square off with No. 1 Georgia on Monday night in the College Football Playoff National Championship for the honor of calling itself national champions, and it just got great news for the 2023 season. Former Alabama running back Trey..." January 05

  • Alabama S Brian Branch To Enter Draft

    SI "After playing one of the best games of his Alabama career in the Sugar Bowl, Crimson Tide defensive back Brian Branch will be heading to the NFL. Branch made the announcement that he will be foregoing his senior season via social media on Monday afternoon. " January 03

  • Alabama’s Bryce Young, Will Anderson Jr., Jahmyr Gibbs Declare For Draft

    Pro Football Rumors "In a move which comes as no surprise, three of Alabama’s top players from this season are set to turn pro. In a joint announcement made on Monday, quarterback Bryce Young, pass rusher Will Anderson Jr. and running back Jahmyr Gibbs confirmed that they..." January 02

  • Alabama football coach Nick Saban bashes transferring players and ‘energy vampires’

    Sportsnaut "Alabama football head coach Nick Saban is going to be short-handed for the team’s bowl game due to a slew of transfers this season, and he let the media know all about it and his dislike for the transfer portal on Friday. It is probably safe to say that the Alabama Crimson..." December 31

  • 5-Star CB Desmond Ricks Commits to Alabama Over Florida, LSU

    Bleacher Report "And the rich get richer. The Alabama Crimson Tide, who already have the No. 1 class in the country for 2023, added a top-ranked cornerback to their group Thursday. Hayes Fawcett of On3 Sports reported Desmond Ricks chose Alabama over LSU and Florida in a battle..." December 22

  • Alabama recruiting class is one of Nick Saban’s most impressive feats

    The Athletic "What Nick Saban accomplished Wednesday, the culmination of more than a year’s work, won’t be fully appreciated because it’s become the norm. After all, No. 1 recruiting classes have been signed time and again under his watch. But Alabama football fans need..." December 22

  • Alabama signs 5-star teammates James Smith, Qua Russaw

    The Athletic "Alabama added two more five-star prospects to its top-ranked 2023 class with the commitments of defensive lineman James Smith and edge rusher Qua Russaw, teammates at Montgomery (Ala.) Carver. Smith is ranked No. 18 overall and the No. 2 defensive lineman in the nation in the..." December 21

  • Alabama flips 5-star OT Kadyn Proctor from Iowa

    The Athletic "Kadyn Proctor, a five-star offensive tackle, flipped his commitment from Iowa to Alabama, according to Proctor, the highest-ranked recruit in the history of the state of Iowa, had been committed to the Hawkeyes since June. Here’s what you need to know: Proctor..." December 20

  • Why Bryce Young, Will Anderson are right to play in Sugar Bowl

    Clutch Points "The Alabama Crimson Tide entered the 2022 season full of expectations. The team had hopes of winning its second national title in three years, but things went far from perfect. Alabama finished 10-2 and out of the College Football Playoff at No. 5. Because of that, the Crimson Tide are set to..." December 20

  • Alabama's Will Anderson, Bryce Young opt in for Sugar Bowl, Nick Saban says

    ESPN "Alabama outside linebacker Will Anderson Jr. and quarterback Bryce Young, rated by ESPN's Todd McShay as the top two prospects in the 2023 NFL draft, both plan to play in the Crimson Tide's bowl game. Coach Nick Saban told ESPN he doesn't expect the Tide to..." December 16

  • College football recruiting: Georgia, Notre Dame pushing Alabama for No. 1 class on National Signing Day

    CBS Sports "Next week marks the sixth year of the early signing period as National Signing Day takes over the college football world on Wednesday, Dec. 21. With the NCAA transfer portal becoming more prevalent than ever, NIL dominating the landscape and another coaching carousel that resulted in over 20..." December 13

  • Alabama lands DE Keon Keeley, former Notre Dame commit

    ESPN "Keon Keeley, the top remaining uncommitted defensive end in the 2023 class, announced Monday that he's going to play at Alabama. Keeley, who decommitted from Notre Dame in August, is No. 20 overall in the 2023 ESPN 300 and the top defensive end..." December 12