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NICK SABAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Alabama poaches top Kentucky assistant coach

The rich continue to get richer. An SEC coaching shuffle has seen Nick Saban lose two of his top assistant defensive coaches (Kirby Smart, Mel Tucker) to Georgia. As a means to fill Tucker's spot, Saban successfully targeted Kentucky assistant coach Derrick Ansley. Ansley -- recently named as Co-Defensive Coordinator under Mark Stoops in Lexington -- has been hired as Alabama's...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 2017 prospect in country has top six; favors Alabama

After finishing with the nation's No. 1 recruiting class in 2016, Alabama and Nick Saban have fully turned their attentions to the class of 2017. While it initially appears to be a deep and talented group, one prospect has been sitting atop the proverbial mountain every since he was a high school freshman. Via a report from ESPN, 2017 athlete Dylan Moses has his focus on six schools...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky co-DC Derrick Ansley headed to Alabama

Kentucky defensive backs coach and recently promoted co-defensive coordinator Derrick Ansley is leaving Lexington for a job with the Alabama Crimson Tide, according to The Tuscaloosa News. The report, written by Aaron Suttles, states that Ansley is expected to work with the secondary while first-year defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will work with the inside linebackers. Ansley...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Has Reportedly Hired Kentucky’s Derrick Ansley As Defensive Assistant

Kentucky co-defensive coordinator Derrick Ansley is reportedly headed to Alabama.  According to multiple reports, the Crimson Tide have hired Ansley to be their new defensive assistant coach.  Ansley, an Alabama native, was a graduate assistant under Nick Saban from 2010-11. It is being reported that he will coach the secondary.  For those not familiar with Derrick Ansley: Excellent...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Loses Commitment From Four Star 2017 Offensive Lineman

Just days ago, the Alabama Crimson Tide were celebrating their top ranked recruiting class for the 2016 cycle (which head coach Nick Saban probably celebrated for about ten minutes before getting back to work for spring practice). With a year to go until the Crimson Tide sign their 2017 cycle, there is one less player they can plan on signing in that group at this point. Four star...
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Nick Saban Did “The Wobble” During A Visit With 4-Star CB Jared Mayden

Nick Saban can do the “Electric Slide.” He can do the “Dab.” And, Monday night, the Alabama coach proved he can do “The Wobble.”  During an in-home visit with four-star cornerback Jared Mayden, the Crimson Tide’s five-time national champion head coach hit the dance floor.  Mayden captured it on video.  Great in home visit with Coach Saban #RollTide pic.twitter.com...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer Says Nick Saban Isn’t Best Coach Ever

Fresh off his fourth national championship in the last seven years, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has been in a lot of “Greatest Ever” discussions, usually drawing comparisons to legendary Tide head coach Bear Bryant. Saban’s career is still not over, but that hasn’t stopped people from wondering. Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, himself a very successful coach who’s...
Via Gamedayr
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban 'dabbed' with LB recruit during visit

Nick Saban must really, really want a commitment from 2016 five-star linebacker Lyndell “Mack” Wilson.  The Alabama coach hosted the big-time recruit in Tuscaloosa, Ala. this weekend. Wilson appeared to enjoy his time, tweeting out a video of himself riding shotgun in Saban’s Mercedes.  The highlight of the visit, though, wasn’t revealed until Sunday afternoon. Wilson...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Nick Saban With Uncommitted 5-Star Linebackers Lyndell Wilson, Ben Davis

Nick Saban appears to be on the verge of reeling in a couple more star linebackers to Tuscaloosa, Ala.  The Alabama coach is currently playing host to Lyndell Wilson and Ben Davis, two five-star linebackers in the 2016 class who have yet to commit to a school.  They both seem to be enjoying their time with the Crimson Tide’s five-time national champion.  #RollTide  w/ my bro...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban: Thinking about retirement 'scares me'

Alabama head coach Nick Saban just won his fifth national championship at the college level Monday night, and nobody would fault him if he decided to call it quits at the age of 64. However, the legendary leader isn’t ready to make that call any time soon — if ever. “I’ve been part of a team since I was 9 years old,” Saban said Tuesday morning, via Michael Casagrande...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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