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  • Lane Kiffin knocks Tide demise talk

    ESPN "The battle of top-15 teams Alabama and Ole Miss is still a week and a half away, and already Rebels coach Lane Kiffin has some things to say about his former employer. Kiffin, who served as offensive coordinator at Alabama under Nick Saban from 2014 to '16, said on Wednesday that..." September 23

  • 3 takeaways from No. 1 Alabama's narrow win over No. 11 Florida

    The Score "Nick Saban improved his winning streak over SEC East opponents to 32 straight games with No. 1 Alabama's narrow victory over No. 11 Florida on Saturday. A missed extra point in the first half and failed two-point conversion in the second proved to be the..." September 19

  • Gators Legend Tim Tebow Gives His Take on Florida QB Situation Ahead of Alabama Game

    247 Sports "All eyes are on the Florida Gators this weekend as Dan Mullen tries to become the first former assistant to take out Nick Saban. Top-ranked Alabama goes into Gainesville as the SEC's marked team riding the nation's longest winning streak against the Gators' two-quarterback..." September 18

  • See If You Can Make Out What Nick Saban Is Yelling Here

    The Big Lead "The juggernaut that is Alabama came out hot in Gainesville, collecting 21 of the game's first 24 points against the Florida Gators. Such is Saturday for college football fans who, at this point are left to conclude the Crimson Tide are playing in their own level just below the professional..." September 18

  • Florida fan flips the bird during game against Alabama

    Larry Brown Sports "One Florida Gators fan was not too happy with the team during the second quarter of Saturday’s game against Alabama. The Gators had the ball down 21-3 in the second and hadn’t done much offensively. Quarterback Emory Jones was struggling and seemed to be getting..." September 18

  • 6 Biggest Surprises of the 2021 College Football Season so Far

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 college football season is well underway, and so it goes every year in the sport, there are the usual fair share of expected storylines. The SEC, ACC, Big Ten, and Big 12 look primed to have teams in the College Football Playoff once again. But there have also been some..." September 16

  • 5 reasons why Alabama should easily take down the Florida Gators

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "Rat poison is something Nick Saban calls news stories, reports or anything positive about his team that may lead to his players being complacent, which will then result in the team not giving it their all. Coach Saban, I doubt you clicked on this due to the headline, but this is your..." September 16

  • Nick Saban discusses preparing for two quarterbacks in Emory Jones, Anthony Richardson

    247 Sports "Alabama will head on the road this week as the top-ranked Crimson Tide will take on the No. 11 Florida Gators. Florida has an interesting dilemma at quarterback, as Emory Jones started the season at the position but backup Anthony Richardson has impressed plenty when given..." September 15

  • Alabama’s Jordan Battle confirms Nick Saban loves ‘deez nuts’ jokes

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Jacobs shocked sports fans two years ago when he revealed that Nick Saban has an affinity for a certain joke, and now we have further evidence that the star running back was telling the truth. Alabama defensive back Jordan Battle was asked by a reporter on Tuesday if he has any..." September 14

  • Nick Saban criticizes Alabama's apathy following opening week win

    The Score "Alabama coach Nick Saban was not pleased while discussing his team coming off the heels of the 44-13 win over Miami last weekend. The reigning national champions delivered an underwhelming practice following their dominant Week 1 victory, leaving the coach fuming ahead of the contest..." September 09

  • Bryce Young Named Davey O'Brien National Quarterback of the Week

    SI "Alabama sophomore quarterback Bryce Young has been named the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback of the Week, the Davey O'Brien Foundation announced on Wednesday. The honor is Young's fourth of the week after his remarkable performance against Miami in his debut as a..." September 08

  • Alabama QB Bryce Young Signs With Colin Cowherd's Podcast Network

    The Big Lead "Alabama looked like the same old dominant monster in Week 1 of college football this past weekend, which was expected. They smacked around Miami in large part thanks to new quarterback Bryce Young, who threw a record-setting four touchdowns in his Crimson Tide debut. It was a good..." September 08

  • Alabama QB Bryce Young passes Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler in latest Heisman Trophy odds

    Clutch Points "Week 1 of the college football season came and went and there were some upsets, of course. But, there were some big names that absolutely balled out, including Alabama quarterback Bryce Young who led the Crimson Tide to a victory over Miami. On Sunday, the..." September 05

  • Football Fans Were Seriously Concerned With Todd McShay’s Health During Alabama-Miami Game

    Total Pro Sports "Todd McShay had everybody concerned for his safety on Saturday with his appearance during the matchup between Alabama and Miami. McShay was in the midst of giving his commentary from down on the field and he did not look or sound like himsel fat all. " September 04

  • Alabama, Auburn among schools to offer COVID-19 vaccines, vouchers at football games this season

    USA Today "Alabama health officials have recruited colleges to host COVID-19 vaccination campaigns ahead of football games this fall, with fans eligible for $75 voucher incentives on game days. Thirteen colleges in the state will participate in the program, including the University of Alabama..." September 02

  • Nick Saban tabs Bryce Young as Alabama's starter

    The Score "Alabama officially named Bryce Young its starting quarterback for the 2021 season Monday, according to Alex Scarborough of ESPN. "Bryce Young has done a nice job," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said, according to Roger Hoover of Crimson Tide Sports..." August 31

  • Alabama LB Quandarrius Robinson arrested, charged with DUI after car crash

    The Athletic "Alabama linebacker Quandarrius Robinson was involved in a car accident in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and was arrested and charged with driving under the influence on Sunday morning, according to police records. " August 29

  • Alabama Offense Ready to Prove They Have the Players to Step Up and Replace Talent Lost to NFL

    SI "Seven starters from Alabama's 2020 offense were taken in the NFL draft, but according to senior running back Brian Robinson Jr., this just gives this year's offense something to prove.  "This offense just wants to prove that we have more players that can step up and..." August 23

  • Five-star WR Brandon Inniss commits to Sooners

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma has added yet another game-changer to its offense in the future, with five-star wide receiver Brandon Inniss committing to the Sooners live on CBS Sports HQ. Per 247Sports Composite, Inniss is considered the No. 1 wideout and No. 9 overall player in the Class of 2023..." August 22

  • Kirby Smart responds to Lane Kiffin's Nick Saban Father's Day trolling

    247 Sports "Kirby Smart brought this on himself, by his own admission. After Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin trolled him on Father's Day earlier this summer with a Nick Saban-inspired photo, the Georgia coach says he did not take the playful remark personally since it was pre-screened..." August 22

  • What we learned from Alabama's second scrimmage of fall camp

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "Nick Saban let off a little steam as Alabama kicked things up a gear Saturday. The Crimson Tide held its second of two fall scrimmages as it participated in more of a game-like atmosphere inside of Bryant-Denny Stadium. While the workout was closed to the public, BamaInsider was able to gather..." August 22

  • Alabama's Nick Saban says equality in locker room is his 'biggest concern' as players ink deals

    247 Sports "A new era of NCAA athletics has arrived after athletes received the green light earlier in the summer to profit off their Name, Image and Likeness, and Nick Saban isn't oblivious to the challenges that could be on the horizon as teams navigate uncharted waters. In a recent,..." August 21

  • Nick Saban sends strong warning to star tight end over practice effort

    Larry Brown Sports "With all the talent on Alabama’s roster, effort and hard work is pretty much imperative if you want to keep your spot on the depth chart. Tight end Jahleel Billingsley is finding that out the hard way. Billingsley is expected to be a big part of the Alabama offense this season...." August 21

  • Is this the real reason Nick Saban turned down Texas job?

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban supposedly entertained the idea of leaving Alabama to coach at Texas years ago, but he ultimately turned down a massive offer from the Longhorns. We may now have a better understanding of why. SEC Network host Paul Finebaum said during an appearance on the..." August 19

  • Alabama’s “Kool-Aid” McKinstry signs NIL deal with Kool-Aid

    Clutch Points "Of all the name, image and likeness deals that have taken place so far in college athletics, there isn’t a more perfect match than Kool-Aid and Alabama Crimson Tide player Ga’Quincy “Kool-Aid” McKinstry. The two sides inked a deal on Wednesday. McKinstry..." August 18

  • Alabama, Oklahoma lead first college football rankings of 2021 season

    CBS Sports "The defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide enter the 2021 season in the same positioning in which they finished the 2020 season -- No. 1 in the AP Top 25. With the college football season beginning in less than two weeks, Alabama is clearly projected as the top..." August 16

  • Top College Football Freshmen in Best Position for Key Roles in 2021

    Bleacher Report "No matter the hype, incredible high school players aren't locked into a starting lineup as college freshmen. When these prospects sign a letter of intent, fans and analysts alike are quick to project immediate-impact potential. However, fall camp provides a more realistic outlook..." August 16

  • Nick Saban shares under what circumstances he would join Twitter

    Alabama "Twitter has reached its 15th anniversary, but all 15 of those years have been spent without Nick Saban on its platform. Saban is one of sports’ most high-profile holdouts from the social media giant, and the Alabama coach has no plans to change that. “I’ve..." August 13

  • Under-the-Radar CFB Teams That Can Alter Championship Races

    Bleacher Report "When the regular season is over, the powerhouse programs are usually in position to challenge for a national title. One of college football's best appeals, however, is the potential for an upset of Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma or other big-name teams along the way. And..." August 09

  • The Biggest Challenges Facing Each New College Football Coach This Season

    ESPN "From navigating a tricky conference to a complete program overhaul, every new coach has challenges in college football. The hurdles new hires have to face in their maiden season can be seemingly endless in the ever-evolving sport but each job provides its own unique set of..." August 05

  • Nick Saban’s huge new Alabama contract will set a record

    Larry Brown Sports "Alabama announced the terms of Nick Saban’s new contract at the school, and the numbers are unsurprisingly eye-watering. While Saban’s base salary remains the same, the Alabama coach’s talent fee got a big hike in his new extension, which runs through the 2028..." August 02

  • Jimbo Fisher not backing down from Alabama trash talk

    Yardbarker "If Jimbo Fisher is worried about poking the bear that is Alabama, he’s not showing it.  The Texas A&M coach spent part of his offseason talking trash about Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide. The Aggies have high aspirations, and they’re scheduled to..." July 21

  • Nick Saban already is using NIL deals as a recruiting tool

    Pro Football Talk "Clemson coach Dabo Swinney once said he’d quit if players were permitted to make money. (He hasn’t, yet.) Alabama coach Nick Saban has opted instead to pivot — especially since he sees a clear advantage from doing so. On one hand, Saban is accepting the new reality..." July 21

  • Nick Saban Shares Shocking Amount Bryce Young Is Making From NIL

    The Spun "Bryce Young hasn’t received much playing time yet at Alabama, but the five-star quarterback is already reaping the benefits of the latest NIL rules. While speaking at the Texas HS Coaches Association convention on Tuesday, Alabama head coach Nick..." July 20

  • Alabama adds 5-star OT Tyler Booker

    The Score "Five-star offensive tackle Tyler Booker announced his commitment to Alabama on Friday. Booker is the highest-ranked offensive lineman and seven-best recruit in 2022, according to ESPN. " July 16

  • Alabama lands 5-star pass rusher Jeremiah Alexander

    CBS Sports "This might come as a complete shock, but Alabama got another potential superstar on Thursday evening. Jeremiah Alexander, a five-star edge rusher from Thompson High School in Alabaster, Alabama, announced his commitment to the Crimson Tide over national title rival Clemson...." July 09

  • How first-year starters have fared at QB during Nick Saban's time at Alabama

    USA Today "There’s no shortage of anticipation to see what quarterback Bryce Young can do for the Crimson Tide. After seeing limited time in cleanup duty as a freshman in 2020, Young has the opportunity to prove himself in a much greater role over the course of his sophomore..." June 25

  • Christopher Sign, Ex-Alabama OL & News Anchor Who Broke Clinton Tarmac Story, Reportedly Commits Suicide

    Daily Mail "The Alabama TV reporter who died of an apparent suicide at the weekend revealed a year ago that he and his family had received death threats after he broke news of the secret 2016 tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta..." June 15

  • Is college football more top-heavy than ever? The data on Bama and Clemson that says yes

    The Athletic "The College Football Playoff era got off to a misleading start. On Oct. 26, 2014, the selection committee released its first rankings, headlined by Mississippi State at No. 1 and Ole Miss at No. 4. Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Georgia? Only the Crimson Tide were ranked..." June 14

  • Birmingham news anchor and former Alabama football player Christopher Sign dies at 45

    USA Today "Christopher Sign, an anchor for ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, Alabama and a former Alabama football player, has died, the station announced Saturday. He was 45. "Our deepest sympathy is shared with Christopher's loving family and close friends," ABC..." June 14

  • 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