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Oklahoma assistant tweets jab at Saban

Oklahoma beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, and Oklahoma running backs coach Cale Gundy is offering up a reminder of an off-the-field win for the Sooners, too.   Gundy posted a photo of a note in The Oklahoman newspaper that a possible rule change requiring teams to wait 10 seconds before snapping the ball had been tabled. Alabama coach Nick Saban was pictured. "Looks like someone...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan may look to add Alabama OL transfer Chad Lindsay

Looking to bolster their offensive line, Michigan may look to accept the transfer of OL Chad Lindsay out of Alabama. This is according to CBS’ Jeremy Fowler via Twitter: I'm told #MIchigan is currently exploring the possibility of signing former #Alabama OG Chad Lindsay, who is transferring from the Tide. — Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerCBS) March 23, 2014 Unlike the usual NCAA...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Crimson Tide filling gaps on offensive line

New year, similar story for Alabama's offensive line. The Crimson Tide heads into the 2014 season with two open spots along the line. Anthony Steen's graduation and Cyrus Kouandjio's early departure for the NFL have left vacancies at right guard and left tackle. So once again, the Tide's offensive line has to fill holes and chemistry to gain before the season begins...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban & Wife Roll Through Boca Grande On Bikes

You think Alabama head football coach Nick Saban is still replaying that loss to Auburn in his head? Not a chance. Saban is…
Via Busted Coverage
25 days ago  |  Discuss

ODU turned down request from ESPN to play Alabama

Alabama and ESPN officials reached out to Old Dominion athletic director Wood Selig recently, asking if ODU would be interested in playing the Crimson Tide football team in 2015 in the 102,000-seat Bryant-Denny Stadium. If so, we’ll write you a check for a cool $1.3 million. But Selig said no, saying ODU’s schedule is full. In 2015, ODU is slated to play at Eastern Michigan...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Katherine Webb Announces Engagement to AJ McCarron On Twitter (Photos)

Sorry Brent Musburger, but Katherine Webb is an engaged woman now. Former University of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron popped the question to his longtime girlfriend Friday night and it didn’t take long for Webb to share the news on Twitter. WE'RE ENGAGEDDD!!! @10AJMcCarron http://t.co/f1abwtv9Fo— Katherine Webb (@_KatherineWebb) March 29, 2014 Webb also tweeted a picture...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Katherine Webb: Auburn Graduate, Miss Alabama and Future Wife (Photos)

Katherine Webb is officially off the market and AJ McCarron is a very lucky man. The former University of Alabama quarterback proposed to Webb on Friday and got the response he was looking for. While his draft stock still remains somewhat murky, McCarron certainly improved the status of his relationship, at least. In honor of the newly engaged couple,  here’s a timeline of sorts...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

AJ McCarron Gave Katherine Webb A Ridiculous “Alabama” Cake For Their Engagement

Friday night, Katherine Webb announced on Twitter that she and her boyfriend, former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, had gotten engaged. Saturday morning, we’re learning that the extremely large diamond ring wasn’t the only surprise of the evening. Apparently McCarron had a cake made with both a Crimson Tide helmet and a banner that reads “Miss Alabama USA” in honor of her...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. McCarron and Katherine Webb got engaged on Friday night (Photos)

Former Alabama quarterback and NFL prospect A.J. McCarron  got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Katherine Webb on Friday night. The ring and the cake are very impressive. WE'RE ENGAGEDDD!!! @10AJMcCarron pic.twitter.com/f1abwtv9Fo — Katherine Webb (@_KatherineWebb) March 29, 2014 He designed it himself ❤️@10AJMcCarron pic.twitter.com/YFJcZ868VC — Katherine Webb ...
Via Pro Football Zone
22 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Alabama Crimson Tide Schedule and Key Players Preview

The 2014 Alabama Crimson Tide will look to bounce back after back to back loses to end the 2013 season. The Tide lost in dramatic fashion to Auburn in the Iron Bowl by having a field goal try returned on them for a game winning touchdown with one second left. They then followed that up with a 45-31 loss to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. The Tide will have to regroup after falling short...
Via Football Nation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Saban rips reporter for using word 'appears'

The Alabama football team is back practicing after its Spring Break, and during his first press conference since the return, Nick Saban was less than pleased after a reporter asked about his defensive line depth (5:13 of video). Via 247 Sports: Reporter: “Nick, you have what appears to be quality depth along the defensive line. Just wondering how you would access that group thus...
Via Diehardsport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama's Saban, Stanford's Shaw respond to union movement

The possibility of a union for college football players has drawn some visceral reactions from those in and around the sport. Alabama coach Nick Saban, however, says that college athletes should have a seat at the table to make their voice heard. "I've always been an advocate of players' rights," Saban said Monday night via the Associated Press. "I've...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban Appears To Have Something Pretty Close To Fun With April Fool’s Day ☆

Fresh off a stimulating discussion of what the word “appears” means with an Alabama reporter, Nick Saban decided to lighten the mood today with a flicker of non-scripted social interaction.  For Saban, it was a way to call everyone in the room an idiot without actually calling them an idiot.  For everyone else, it was 25 seconds of not being afraid while in the Alabama football...
Via The Belly of the Beast
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Runs Again Does It For Tide

The No. 15-ranked Alabama baseball team got a three-run third inning and held on to down the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, 3-2, in a Tuesday night matchup at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The Crimson Tide improves to 20-8 with the win, and the result drops the Warhawks to 11-18.
Via alabama.scout.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Washington Assistant Tosh Lupoi Appears To Be Headed To Alabama

Alabama is turning into a safe haven for maligned former Pac-12 coaches. This past January, the Crimson Tide brought on former USC head coach Lane Kiffin to become offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Wednesday, it appears that former Washington defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi is headed to Tuscaloosa as well. Lupoi, who was reportedly involved in a recruiting scandal with...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Grant Talks Alabama Basketball

As this year’s disappointing Alabama basketball season came to a close, Crimson Tide Athletics Director Bill Battle made an unusual announcement -- that Bama Coach Anthony Grant would be back for the 2014-15 season. If a vote of confidence puts a coach on the hot seat, this seemed to plop Grant down on a keg of dynamite.
Via alabama.scout.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama RB arrested

Alabama running back Altee Tenpenny has been arrested for pot possesssion, it has been reported. AL.com reported that Tenpenny was stopped by police in Little Rock, AR on March 21 because of an unoperational license plate light, and then police looked in the bar, smelled marijuana, and searched car, finding "a clear plastic bag filled with 2.1 grams of marijuana", which...
Via SEC Football Blog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Halfway Through, UA Baseball Shines

Exactly halfway through the 56-game regular season schedule, Alabama baseball has to be considered a success. Of course, it’s a qualified success since half the season remains, beginning with a trip to College Station this weekend. The Crimson Tide is 20-8 and is tied for he Southeastern Conference lead with a 6-3 league record.
Via alabama.scout.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Petitbon pops for Alabama

As Alabama prepares for its first big scrimmage of the spring football season, it got good news on the recruiting front for next year's class, as Scout.com four-star Richie Petitbon verbally committed to the Crimson Tide.
Via alabama.scout.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

4-star OL Richie Petitbon commits to Alabama Crimson Tide

Over the last few seasons, the Alabama Crimson Tide have consistently fielded one of the nation’s elite offensive line (and everywhere else, too). On Friday, 4-star offensive lineman Richie Petitbon committed to the Tide. Charles Power of 24/7 Sports has the scoop. Petitbon shared the following statement via Facebook. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama cornerback Eddie Jackson, linebacker Reuben Foster injured at spring scrimmage

Alabama cornerback Eddie Jackson will undergo an MRI on Sunday after injuring his knee at Saturday's scrimmage. Alabama coach Nick Saban said Jackson landed on his knee awkwardly after he jumped to catch a pass. It was a non-contact injury, he said. Sophomore linebacker Reuben Foster suffered a stinger during the scrimmage, Saban said, stressing that the injury was relatively...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson not afraid of next step

Alabama hosted some top talent over the weekend for its initial spring football scrimmage, including one of the top defenders in the state Keaton Anderson. The SEC legacy is very familiar with the Crimson Tide, but his latest trip only helped the in-state school’s chances at landing the three-star.
Via alabama.scout.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bell gets 'great' vibe at 'Bama

Alabama had some elite defenders on campus for its initial spring football scrimmage on Saturday, including Christian Bell. The in-state edge prospect has a skill-set the Crimson Tide staff has proven to have plenty of success with, and it was sure to relay that message to the Hoover standout over the weekend.
Via alabama.scout.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama CB Eddie Jackson suffers torn ACL

Cornerback was arguably the weakest point on the entire Alabama roster during the 2013 season -- a major reason why true freshman Eddie Jackson was able to emerge by season's end as one of the Tide's more dependable options at the position, even starting the Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma. So ESPN's report Sunday that Jackson suffered a torn ACL in a Saturday scrimmage may...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama cornerback Eddie Jackson tore his ACL

According to ESPN.com,  Alabama cornerback Eddie Jackson suffered a torn ACL and will likely miss the entire 2014 season.  Alabama cornerback Eddie Jackson has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of spring practice, sources told ESPN. Jackson started four games and appeared in seven contests as a true freshman last season, racking up 19 tackles, an interception and two fumble...
Via NCAA Football Zone
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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