NICK SABAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nick Saban-to-Texas rumors gave Bill Battle plenty of restless nights as Alabama AD

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Like everyone else around college football, outgoing Alabama athletic director Bill Battle read some of the stories about Nick Saban’s rumored interest in becoming the head coach at Texas back in 2013. Battle described that period of his four-year tenure as “probably the one that kept me up the most at night.” Battle shared the story Thursday during a meeting...
Via SEC Country
1 hour ago

Podcast: What makes Nick Saban the best recruiter in college football history?

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Alabama Crimson Tide Podcast with Ryan Fowler. Today we talked with recruiting experts Chris Kirschner and Barton Simmons about which players could fill the final spots  for the Crimson Tide.   What does Nick Saban do different from other college coaches when it comes to recruiting players? Which players could fill the final few spots for the...
Via SEC Country
17 hours ago

Jim Harbaugh is now go-karting with recruits

Is there anything Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh won’t do to impress a recruit? He’s wrestled them, brought in Ric Flair, climbed a tree, held a sleepover and so much more. The list of strange things done by Harbaugh grew a little bit bigger recently. Aubrey Solomon, a five-star defensive tackle from Georgia, was the recipient of the Michigan coach’s most recent antic...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Clemson-Alabama sequel was destined to happen

In collegiate athletics, the words revenge and rematch get thrown around a bit too loosely. Unlike the professional ranks, college sports typically feature a lot of roster turnover and scheduling quirks. You're dealing with young adults who haven't had the same life experiences as older people. So when everyone was excited to see Alabama-Clemson matchup in the College Football Playoff...
Via Yardbarker
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jalen Hurts: Alabama changing offensive coordinators is ‘weird’

Lane Kiffin effectively getting fired by Alabama a week before the National Championship Game made headlines early in the week for all the drama surrounding the situation, but what should not be overlooked is the impact that could have on the game. Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts refocused things by noting that the move was “kind of weird.” He also says he didn’t have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama's advantages and weaknesses going into the CFP Championship

Alabama spent the 2016 season looking like one of the biggest juggernauts to roll through not just college football, but all of sports for the year. Blow out wins all season along, even against against ranked teams like USC, Tennessee and Florida during the regular season followed by a relatively easy victory over the Washington Huskies in the CFP semifinal game. Sure LSU gave them...
Via Yardbarker
13 days ago  |  Discuss

CFP Championship: Who has the coaching edge and why it's more than just a rematch

In retrospect, maybe we should have seen Clemson's rout of Ohio State in the College Football Playoff semifinal coming.Head coach Dabo Swinney's team is deeper, more experienced and ready to play for the National Championship against an Alabama team that just barely got the best of them in 2016 in the same title bout. Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide might be favored going into the...
Via Yardbarker
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban on Lane Kiffin being in press box: 'Not interested'

Alabama announced this week that former offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will not be with the team for the College Football National Championship Game, but Kiffin insists that does not mean his relationship with the program has ended. You wouldn’t know that by listening to Nick Saban. On Tuesday morning, Kiffin told ESPN’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning” that he has still...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban snaps at question about offense sans Lane Kiffin

Nick Saban and Bill Belichick have a lot in common, including how they tend to bristle at media questions about how they are preparing for games. On Tuesday, Saban was asked about how the offense might change now that Lane Kiffin has officially been replaced by Steve Sarkisian as the offensive coordinator. His response was hilarious. Nick Saban: “I don’t know why you keep...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin admits he was not fully focused on Alabama

Lane Kiffin elaborated on the surprising news that he is leaving his job as Alabama offensive coordinator prior to the National Championship Game during an interview with ESPN’s Paul Finebaum on Monday. Kiffin echoed what Nick Saban said was the reason for the split, which is that it was tough for Kiffin to balance his new duties as the head coach at Florida Atlantic with his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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