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  • Tua Tagovailoa On Hip Injury, 2020 NFL Draft

    Pro Football Rumors "Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa recently suffered one of the most significant injuries in recent college football history. Previously a near-lock to go toward the top of the first-round, if not first overall, there is suddenly a ton of uncertainty surrounding the star passer since..." December 08

  • Tua Tagovailoa Shouldn't Toy With Idea of Staying at Alabama

    12 Up "The curious case of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa continues. Once a sure-fire top prospect in the upcoming NFL Draft, he's now left thinking of what to do next after suffering a devastating dislocated hip. Tagovailoa held a press conference on Thursday afternoon during..." December 06

  • Tua Tagovailoa admits he might not be the same after injury

    Alabama "Crutching into the interview room to the clicking shutters of photographers, Tua Tagovailoa had a smile on his face. He joked about wearing PJ pants to a room full of reporters and cameras before sitting down and doing a Nick Saban news conference impression Thursday afternoon in..." December 06

  • Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa says no timetable for NFL Draft decision

    Sportsnaut "Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa entered the 2019 college football season as pretty much a lock to be the No. 1 overall pick in next April’s NFL Draft. Heck, teams have been planning for the possibility of selecting him for more than a calendar..." December 05

  • CFP Rankings: Top 4 unchanged, Alabama falls to No. 12

    The Score "With the final rankings less than a week away, another powerhouse school is out of the playoff hunt. The College Football Playoff selection committee unveiled its fifth rankings of the season Tuesday without any change to the top four, but with SEC..." December 03

  • Auburn slammed with big fine for storming field after big win over Alabama

    Sporting News "Auburn will pay the price for partying on the field. Tigers fans stormed the gridiron after their thrilling 48-45 Iron Bowl win over rival Alabama on Saturday, subsequently lightening the wallet of the university. The SEC announced on Monday that Auburn would be levied a $250,000 fine..." December 03

  • Tua Tagovailoa hasn't come to a decision on entering NFL draft

    247 Sports "Tua Tagovailoa hasn’t made a decision on whether he will enter the 2020 NFL Draft or return to Alabama to continue rehabbing his injured hip and possibly play football as a senior. The quarterback told ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit there are risks and rewards in..." December 03

  • Auburn Trolls Alabama With Funny Announcement Ahead Of Final Exams

    Sportsnaut "There was no shortage of hubbub surrounding one extra second the Auburn Tigers were gifted by the refs ahead of halftime Saturday in their epic upset over Alabama. That one extra second gave Auburn kicker Anders Carlson the chance he needed to drill a 52-yard field goal as time..." December 03

  • 'Unfair' end-of-game penalty among Nick Saban's gripes with Iron Bowl officiating

    ESPN " Alabama coach Nick Saban was critical of the officiating during Saturday's 48-45 loss on the road at Auburn, pointing to a penalty in the game's final seconds as well as a decision before halftime to put 1 second back on the clock that allowed the Tigers to..." December 01

  • NFL Draft prospects to watch: Rivalry week brings Ohio State-Michigan and the Iron Bowl

    CBS Sports "Rivalry week has finally arrived. The final week of the regular season brings some of the year's most anticipated matchups of the year in addition to conference championship implications. College football fans are anxiously waiting to learn how formidable the Crimson Tide will be without..." November 30

  • This Guy's Nick Saban Impersonation is Unbelievable

    The Big Lead "One of Nick Saban's favorite things to do is get hot and bothered with the media during his press conferences and after all these years, they tend to blend together. And sound a lot like this: That's an elite audio impersonation right there. " November 30

  • Nick Saban shares why he does not like players faking injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Some teams employ a tactic of having defensive players fake injuries just to get a stoppage in play to slow down an opposing offense. The practice is particularly common in college football, where defenses use the tactic to slow down fast-paced offenses. But it’s not something Nick..." November 28

  • College football recruiting: The quarterbacks to know ahead of the 2019 early signing period

    CBS Sports "As we survey the teams circling the College Football Playoff, it's clear the importance of landing the blue-chip quarterback in today's modern, offense-friendly football. Ohio State has Justin Fields, LSU has Joe Burrow, Clemson has Trevor..." November 27

  • The craziest college football playoff scenarios after the latest rankings are released

    247 Sports "The College Football Playoff picture underwent a bit of a shakeup Saturday as Oregon and Penn State’s losses catapulted Utah, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Baylor up the rankings. The new top six are now: No. 1 Ohio State, No. 2 LSU, No. 3 Clemson, No. 4 Georgia, No. 5 Alabama and No. 6..." November 26

  • Nick Saban: Auburn Is 'Probably' the Best Team Alabama Has Played so Far

    Bleacher Report "Alabama head coach Nick Saban showed a lot of respect to his upcoming opponent ahead of Saturday's battle with Auburn. "This is the best team we've played, probably, so far this year," the coach said Monday, per Charlie Potter of..." November 25

  • Tua Tagovailoa Gets Good News About Draft Stock Following Surgery

    12 Up "Alabama Crimson Tide fans and Draft Twitter alike can take a sigh of relief, as the latest news surrounding the Tua Tagovailoa situation is positive.  After his scary hip injury against Mississippi State, Tagovailoa's surgeon assured us all that this is not as serious as..." November 24

  • Oregon Ducks beat out Alabama, Georgia for 5-star ILB Noah Sewell

    247 Sports "The Ducks have added a massive commitment late Friday night. Orem (Utah) inside linebacker Noah Sewell made his commitment to Oregon after winning the Utah 5A state title game with his Orem team. Sewell made his pledge to the Ducks over top contenders like Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee,..." November 23

  • Mac Jones’ Girlfriend, Sophie Scott, Cheers Alabama QB on Via Instagram

    Heavy "Mac Jones’ girlfriend, Sophie Scott, is a fellow Alabama student. Scott frequently posts supportive messages on social media for Jones, who is now at the helm of Alabama football following Tua Tagovailoa’s season-ending injury. Jones, the new starting quarterback..." November 23

  • Tua Tagovailoa will be in attendance at Alabama’s game Saturday

    College Football Talk "Even as he won’t be able to take the field with the rest of his teammates, Tua Tagovailoa (pictured, left) will still be there for the seniors who will be playing their last home game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. After suffering a hip injury in Alabama’s..." November 23

  • Report: Tua Tagovailoa still planning to enter NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "Tua Tagovailoa was once considered the favorite to be taken with the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but his stock has taken a dip in the wake of a serious hip injury that required surgery and ended his season. Some have wondered if that could inspire the quarterback to return to..." November 22

  • Auburn Retires Current War Eagle Mascot One Week Before Iron Bowl

    12 Up "The No. 16 Auburn Tigers are retiring the latest iteration of their iconic mascot and bringing in some new life just over a week before the Iron Bowl with the No. 5 Alabama Crimson Tide. Auburn is replacing Nova, also known as War Eagle VII, with Aurea, now known as War..." November 22

  • College Football Playoff: The committee's biggest debates about Alabama, Oregon and others

    ESPN "The College Football Playoff selection committee's top seven teams remained the same in its third ranking of the season, but there's always something to debate. (Minnesota fans would like to know why Penn State is ranked ahead of the Golden Gophers in spite..." November 22

  • Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa Turning Pro?

    Pro Football Rumors "Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is telling people he is very likely to turn pro, according to Tony Pauline of the NFL Draft Network. While just a couple weeks ago this news would have been considered obvious, the past week raised significant questions about his..." November 22

  • Tua Tagovailoa’s injury means little brother won’t be able to redshirt at Alabama this season

    College Football Talk "Tua Tagovailoa‘s Injury Heard ‘Round the College Football World last Saturday, as it turns out, won’t just impact Alabama’s push for a sixth consecutive playoff berth. Prior to Tagovailoa’s season-ending hip injury, Alabama had planned on..." November 22

  • Alabama fan charged with murder of LSU fan during LSU-Alabama game

    College Football Talk "Sadly, this has become a ghoulish tradition of late when it comes to the LSU-Alabama game. Last year, an Alabama fan was fatally injured after a verbal altercation with two LSU fans during the annual SEC West clash turned physical.  This year, an LSU fan, 29-year-old James..." November 21

  • Emmanuel Acho: Tua Tagovailoa Should Return For Senior Season

    The Big Lead "A former linebacker feels that NFL teams should take Tua Tagovailoa off their big boards, but not because he'll be gone quickly in next spring's draft. Speaking on ESPN's Get Up! on Thursday, Acho argued that the best thing that injured Alabama quarterback can do..." November 21

  • Nick Saban opens up about Tua Tagovailoa’s season-ending injury

    USA Today "Hindsight has given Nick Saban quite the mental burden to bear. In his Monday press conference, the University of Alabama’s football coach waxed poetic on his injured quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who sustained a season-ending hip injury in the final minutes of the..." November 21

  • Meet Alabama QB Mac Jones’ Girlfriend Sophie Scott

    Sports Gossip "Mac Jones is now the man in Alabama, as they're trusting him to run out onto the field and take them to the Championship. Off the field, he's a winner in the relationship category. " November 20

  • Nick Saban wants Mac Jones to be 'lead dog' with Tua Tagovailoa out

    ESPN "As Alabama coach Nick Saban continues to monitor the progress of injured quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, he's turning his attention to the next man up at the position: redshirt sophomore Mac Jones. Saban said during the SEC teleconference on Wednesday that he has emphasized..." November 20

  • Which teams are most likely to make the College Football Playoff?

    Larry Brown Sports "Though we’re only two weeks from the various conference championship games across the college football landscape, there remains a considerable amount of uncertainty in how the College Football Playoff field will come together. There are only a couple teams who can really feel confident..." November 19

  • Emotional Nick Saban: Tua Tagovailoa One Of The Only Players I’ve Loved

    Sportsnaut "Tua Tagovailoa underwent successful hip surgery on Monday after suffering a season-ending injury Saturday that has Alabama head coach Nick Saban and his team hurting in a big way. Saban admitted Monday that the entire team is feeling this loss keenly while offering effusive..." November 19

  • Alabama CB Scooby Carter entering transfer portal

    ESPN "Alabama freshman cornerback Scooby Carter has entered his name into the transfer portal. " November 19

  • Tua Tagovailoa ‘prognosis is excellent’ after ‘successful’ surgery

    Alabama "Alabama released a statement Monday updating the status of Tua Tagovailoa. “Tua underwent successful surgery on his right hip Monday morning in Houston," team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lyle Cain said in the statement. "The procedure went as planned, and he is resting..." November 18

  • Plan for Tua Tagovailoa's treatment comes into focus

    CBS Sports "Tua Tagovailoa's health was a major storyline ahead of No. 5 Alabama's game on Saturday at Mississippi State, but his injured ankle was the least of his or the team's concerns as halftime approached. Tagovailoa suffered a dislocated right hip in the second..." November 18

  • Tua Tagovailoa Should Return to Alabama for Senior Season Instead of Entering 2020 NFL Draft

    12 Up "We might have seen the last of Alabama superstar Tua Tagovailoa as a member of the Crimson Tide. The record-breaking quarterback won't play another down of football in 2019, as he suffered a dislocated right hip in Alabama's 38-7 win over Mississippi State. As out of..." November 17

  • Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa expected to make 'full recovery' from season-ending hip dislocation

    Sporting News "Tua Tagovailoa's season — and perhaps his career — is over at Alabama. But, according to a release from the university, the junior quarterback is "expected to make a full recovery" from the injury he suffered against Mississippi State on Saturday. Tagovailoa..." November 17

  • Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss season with dislocated hip

    USA Today "Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss the rest of the season after suffering a dislocated hip when he was injured Saturday against Mississippi State, the school announced Saturday.  “Tua Tagovailoa sustained a right hip dislocation that was..." November 17

  • Nick Saban says he suspended unnamed Alabama player for Miss. St. game for not going to class

    NBC Sports "Let the sleuthing and/or Internet message-board speculating commence in earnest. Thursday night on his weekly radio show, Nick Saban revealed that he had suspended one of his Alabama football players for this Saturday’s game against Mississippi State in..." November 16

  • Playing Tua Tagovailoa Against Lowly Mississippi State Would Be an Irresponsible Move by Nick Saban

    12 Up "It's entirely understandable Nick Saban opted to deploy a hobbled Tua Tagovailoa for last weekend's SEC showdown against LSU. After all, it was the biggest game of the year and Alabama's head coach was meticulous with examining his star signal caller all week during..." November 16

  • NFL draft prospects to watch: Alabama's Jerry Jeudy needs a bounceback game

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "We’re hitting the home stretch of the college football season — single tear forming — but there are many good games this week, with 22 of the top-25 teams in action, including four games involving two ranked teams facing each other. We didn’t feature a..." November 14

  • Trent Dilfer: Tua Tagovailoa Is Best Quarterback I've Ever Studied

    The Big Lead "Trent Dilfer won a Super Bowl. People forget that. Nowadays he's a bit of a quarterback guru and is particularly enjoyable when guesting on the Ryen Russillo podcast. That's a personal opinion from me to you, the blog reader.  "I think Tua's the single..." November 13

  • Ed Orgeron explains how video was leaked

    The Sports Daily "LSU head coach Ed Orgeron drew some criticism for the way he celebrated his team’s win over Alabama after the game on Saturday, but he surely didn’t mean for his words to go public. A video of Coach O in the locker room was somehow leaked, and in it, it features him going..." November 12

  • CFP Rankings: LSU moves up to No. 1, Alabama drops out of top 4

    The Score "The second edition of this season's College Football Playoff Top 25 was unveiled Tuesday with significant changes from last week's list. LSU moved up from No. 2 with a huge win over Alabama. The Crimson Tide dropped to fifth,..." November 12

  • Tua Tagovailoa hits practice fields in preparation for Saturday's game against Mississippi State

    Saturday Down South "Tua Tagovailoa played in No. 3 Alabama’s home loss to No. 2 LSU last Saturday. Will he be a full go for its game against Mississippi State, its final one before an open week? Well, there’s some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Tagovailoa was..." November 12

  • LSU players had a message for Alabama's recruiting section after big win

    The Spun "The LSU Tigers were on cloud nine as the clock struck zero in yesterday’s huge win over the Alabama Crimson Tide. In fact, they were so confident after the win that they decided to let some Alabama VIPs in on the celebration. After the game, several LSU players decided to walk..." November 12

  • Man Arrested For Attempted Murder After Shooting Friend During LSU-Alabama Argument

    Daily Snark "Sometimes people take sports way too seriously. This was the case for a couple of fans who tuned into last Saturday’s LSU-Alabama game. According to a report from ABC 33/40, one man was shot and another was arrested for attempt murder over an argument the two had over the big..." November 12

  • How Alabama can still make the College Football Playoff after losing at home to LSU

    CBS Sports "We have spent most of the season assuming that, at some point, we would see Alabama meet Clemson in the College Football Playoff for the fifth season in a row.  Now that Bama lost to LSU and is unlikely to win the SEC, there is a good chance the streaks of meetings with Clemson and overall..." November 10

  • Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa starts against LSU after ankle surgery

    USA Today "Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa started for the No. 1 Crimson Tide against No. 2 LSU in the first regular-season matchup of the top two teams in the country since 2011. And he  Tagovailoa, who underwent his second TightRope surgical procedure in the last 11..." November 09

  • President Donald Trump applause at a sporting event ... Finally, a consensus!!!

    TMZ "President Trump finally came to a sporting event where the fans didn't totally hate him -- or at least partially hate him -- and it only took a trip out to MAGA country to do it. DT flew out to Tuscaloosa, Alabama Saturday to catch the Crimson Tide play the LSU Tigers at..." November 09

  • Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa likely to play against LSU

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban expects quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to play in Saturday's key SEC West matchup with LSU, barring any issues during pregame warm-ups, he told ESPN's College GameDay. "If he feels good in pregame and we don't have a setback, I..." November 09