NICK SABAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nick Saban landed Jonathan Allen by turning down his mother’s cooking

Nick Saban managed to land future first-round draft pick Jonathan Allen out of high school by doing something some mothers might find very disrespectful. Allen wrote a letter to the Alabama fan base for The Players’ Tribune. In the piece, he outlined the surprising reason he committed to Alabama as a five-star recruit in 2013: Saban turned down his mother’s cooking. During...
Via SEC Country
1 hour ago

Nick Saban boasts star-studded list of coaches for 2017 Clinic of Champions

If there are any hard feelings about the way that Steve Sarkisian left Alabama, Nick Saban and Dan Quinn certainly aren’t showing it. In fact, the Atlanta Falcons head coach is set to be one of the headliners at Saban’s annual Clinic of Champions just weeks after hiring Sarkisian away from Saban to be his new offensive coordinator. But Saban’s celebrity guest list doesn...
Via SEC Country
4 hours ago

Alabama football: Nick Saban, philanthropist

Welcome to The Rammer Jammer, SEC Country’s daily Alabama athletics recap. Today, we look at Nick Saban’s charitable giving, gymnastics’ national rankings and NFL combine news.  Monday morning brought a rare glimpse of a side of the notoriously gruff Nick Saban not usually publicized. Saban accepted an award for his outstanding contribution to youth suicide awareness in...
Via SEC Country
5 hours ago

Podcast: Should we blame Nick Saban for the recent slide in the SEC?

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Alabama Crimson Tide Podcast with Ryan Fowler. Today, we talked with SEC Country’s Marq Burnett about the upcoming spring practice and more.Topics discussed: How much of the SEC’s recent slide can we blame on Nick Saban ? SEC Country’s Marq Burnett talks about the biggest competition battles leading into Spring practice Burnett also breaks...
Via SEC Country
16 hours ago

Four reasons why the SEC is no longer king of college football

To get to his office during his three-year tenure at Alabama, Lane Kiffin had to walk by a framed picture of Terrence Cody’s game-saving field goal block to beat Kiffin’s 2009 Tennessee team. It became a daily reminder of not just a heartbreaking moment but also a time when the SEC was clearly the nation’s most dominant conference.Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow were still at Florida...
Via FOX Sports
21 hours ago

ASU transfer Blake Barnett still upset about Saban’s ‘nervous’ comment

Former Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett, now with Arizona State, is still seemingly bitter towards Nick Saban regarding comments he made last season.As we know, Jalen Hurts was a tremendous weapon for the Crimson Tide last year, but he didn’t start the campaign as the starting quarterback for the program. That position was held by Barnett heading into Week 1. But his performance...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian addresses ‘disease of alcoholism’ head on during introductory press conference

The Atlanta Falcons shocked the football world when they hired Steve Sarkisian to fill the void at offensive coordinator and replace Kyle Shanahan.This was shocking for two major reasons. First off, Sarkisian had, less than two months prior to the move, signed on to replace Lane Kiffin as Nick Saban’s offensive coordinator at Alabama. Secondly, it hadn’t even been two years since...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban comments on Steve Sarkisian landing with Falcons

After spending less than two months with the Alabama Crimson Tide, Steve Sarkisian is leaving Nick Saban’s program to join the Atlanta Falcons.Not long after the news broke that the Falcons were hiring Sarkisian, Saban issued a statement in response.“We appreciate all Coach Sarkisian did for our program during his time here,” Saban said in a statement, per AL.com. “He is...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steve Sarkisian, Nick Saban relationship ‘deteriorated’ this past month

In one of the most shocking moves we’ve seen in quite some time around the NFL, the Atlanta Falcons signed Steve Sarkisian to be their next offensive coordinator. One of the reasons this was such unbelievable news was that Sarkisian was named Alabama’s offensive coordinator just one month ago to replace Lane Kiffin.More news is coming out on this that helps us understand how...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama, Nick Saban screw over a recruit who had already committed to the Tide

National Signing Day is celebrated nationwide as a time when high school athletes get to make their college picks, and while it is a joyous day for many players, some coaches still show how they hold all the power in the process and can screw over athletes. That’s what happened when Alabama, which had offered four-star defensive end Jarez Parks a spot in its class, decided the...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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