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Avery Johnson leaves ESPN for Alabama head coaching gig

In one of the more curious moves in college basketball’s annual coaching shuffle, Alabama has hired ESPN NBA analyst Avery Johnson for its head coaching position. The news was initially reported by the network’s Jeff Goodman. Johnson had appeared regularly on the network’s programming, including NBA Coast 2 Coast, NBA Tonight and SportsCenter. What makes this one a head-scratcher...
Via Awful Announcing
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnathan Taylor, Alabama, and the Danger of the “Hot Take”

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect Former Georgia and then Alabama football player Johnathan Taylor, all 6’4″ of him, recently appeared in court regarding charges of domestic violence and criminal mischief. That, in and of itself is where a horrific story should end. But it doesn’t. Taylor was arrested just over a week ago when his girlfriend alleged that he assaulted her...
Via The Student Section
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama’s Defensive Players Are Competing For WWE-Style Ball-Out Title Belt During Scrimmages

Twitter/@ByCasagrande When you play for a program the size and stature of Alabama’s, your motivational tactics go beyond simple praise and prodding. Sometimes, you have to put a large, golden WWE-style championship belt in front of your players to get them to reach their full potential.  This spring, Alabama defenders are competing for the Ball-Out belt. It’s gaudy, with a...
Via College Spun
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama Goes Bold, Schedules Arkansas As Homecoming Game

In college football scheduling, teams usually choose a game against a far inferior opponent for Homecoming. It provides an opportunity for congregating fans and alumni to watch a breezy, blowout victory and enjoy a return to campus.  Most of Alabama’s opponents are inferior to the Crimson Tide, but that doesn’t mean today’s Homecoming announcement didn’t raise some eyebrows...
Via College Spun
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama star Ricky Tarrant to transfer

Alabama Crimson Tide star guard Ricky Tarrant will transfer from the program, after just one season. The Tide recently hired head coach Avery Johnson, but Tarrant has elected to transfer despite the move. Tarrant played in 19 games during his redshirt junior season averaging 13.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game before a season ending ruptured plantar fascia. Johnson...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

David Robinson prank calls Avery Johnson during interview

Avery Johnson is the new head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide and he was making the rounds in the media. One of those stops led to an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show. While on The Dan Patrick Show, Johnson had his interview interrupted by a former teammate, the legendary David Robinson. Robinson prank called Johnson as “Dave in Texas.” It didn’t take long for Avery Johnson...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Tennessee Fan Has An “EF BAMA” License Plate

Given Tennessee’s longstanding rivalry with Alabama, most Volunteers fans don’t have too much love for the Crimson Tide or its supporters. The UT fan who owns the Toyota Tacoma below probably has a little less than the rest, however.  Yep, someone out there actually has an “EF BAMA” license plate. Usually, you’d have to guess which team someone who owns such a plate would...
Via College Spun
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

This Alabama Sheriff’s License Plate Cover Rolls For The Tide

Only in Alabama does a sheriff rock a Crimson Tide license plate cover. Talk about rolling for the Tide.
Via Gamedayr
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

As many as 8 players could miss Alabama Spring Game

When the Alabama Crimson Tide take the field for their annual Spring Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium this weekend, the team could be without as many as eight players. According to head coach Nick Saban, there are currently eight players expected to miss the game. “We’ve got probably more guys out for this game than we’ve had in the past, which again, creates an opportunity for...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama Crimson Tide 2015 Schedule and Analysis

The last two seasons haven't ended the way Nick Saban would like. Two poor showings in the Superdome in New Orleans have left a bad taste in the...
Via Athlon Sports
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama forward Shannon Hale to return

The Alabama Crimson Tide basketball team has a new head coach in Avery Johnson, who took the job following the firing of Anthony Grant. After the hire, two players — Ricky Tarrant and Devin Mitchell — left the team via transfer. On Thursday night, however, Avery got a bit of good news. Forward Shannon Hale, who is set to enter his junior year, announced he will be returning...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

5-Star Former Alabama Commit Demetris Robertson Has Reopened His Recruitment

Five-star athlete Demetris Robertson committed to Alabama back on July 15, 2014, but the Savannah native is taking a step back and reopening his recruitment ahead of his senior season. Robertson, who is the No. 6 player in the country according to Rivals, announced his decommitment on Twitter on Friday night.  After careful consideration w/ my family, I’ve decided to officially...
Via College Spun
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Saban doesn’t like you asking players about each other

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban threatened to shut down media availability, after becoming frustrated with the way reporters were handling the questioning of his players. Specifically, Saban didn’t appreciate the way that reporters were asking players questions about other players in order to get quotes. “Well, if you guys continue to get quotes from players about...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Alabama OL Cam Robinson Caught A Screen Pass In The Tide’s Spring Game

Spring games are often a time for teams to have some fun on the field and show off for fans. Even Alabama’s Nick Saban, known for his serious approach, allowed for some chicanery in the Crimson Tide’s A-Day contest. Saban let his offense dial up a misdirection screen pass from quarterback Alec Morris to 6-foot-6, 326-pound left tackle Cam Robinson. As you might expect, Robinson...
Via College Spun
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Kamara eager to provide boost to Tennessee's running game

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara is ready to make the most of his return to the Southeastern Conference. While so many of Tennessee's top returning players have been sidelined or limited by injuries during spring practice, Kamara has received plenty of attention as a junior-college transfer making a positive first impression. Kamara started his career at...
Via AP on Fox
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Nick Saban Drives Fast And Furiously In New Birmingham Mercedes Benz Commercial

Last year, Nick Saban became part-owner of a Hoover Mercedes-Benz dealership. It didn’t take long for the Alabama head coach to make his star turn in a commercial for the luxury company. In a new Mercedes commercial airing in the Birmingham market, Saban whips around the inside of a tunnel in a brand new Mercedes, drives upside down, and comes so close to bringing up “the process...
Via College Spun
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Nick Saban Comments On Rumors Of Braxton Miller Potentially Transferring To Alabama

Braxton Miller is set to graduate from Ohio State in just a few weeks, which means that technically, in mid-May, he’ll be able to transfer to another school for his fifth year of eligibility without having to sit out a year. Tuesday, ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum added a bit of fuel to the fire, suggesting that there is a “chance” that Miller will transfer down to Alabama....
Via College Spun
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Saban Comments on the Braxton Miller Rumors

There has been a lot of speculation since the Buckeyes hoisted the first ever College Football Playoff championship trophy that quarterback Braxton Miller would consider transferring to another school to get away from the logjam at quarterback in Columbus. On Tuesday afternoon, those rumors ramped up a bit. Paul Finebaum of ESPN stated he talked to a source that believes there is...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

4-Star OL Chris Owens Commits To Alabama

Alabama added a four-star recruit to its 2016 class minutes ago when Arlington (Tex.) Lamar offensive guard Chris Owens announced his commitment on Twitter.  I am proud to announce that I have committed to the University of Alabama #RollTide pic.twitter.com/U0GsXVohxF — SwiftCat (@ChrisOwens00) April 22, 2015 The 6-foot-3, 312-pound Owens chose the Crimson Tide from nearly...
Via College Spun
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Saban calls satellite camps ‘ridiculous’

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban isn’t happy. And when Nick Saban isn’t happy, everyone would be wise to listen. Saban was speaking with the media before the Crimson Caravan stop in Huntsville when he addressed the growing trend of satellite camps. Because of a loophole in a NCAA rule, Big Ten schools are allowed to serve as instructors at camps all around the nation...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Ohio State QB Braxton Miller Has Visited Alabama “3 Times”

The Braxton Miller transfer rumors just won’t die.  On Tuesday, ESPN’s Paul Finebaum said there’s “a chance” the Ohio State senior quarterback will end up at Alabama. Nick Saban somewhat addressed the report, basically shooting it down while saying he’d be open to taking a graduate transfer at the QB position.  In the wake of that report, Ray Glier, an Atlanta-based...
Via College Spun
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama Football: 4-Star OG Chris Owens Commits to Tide

Did you really think Alabama was going to stay out of the top recruiting classes for the 2016 Class? The Tide took a huge step and are beginning to gain momentum towards what is going to be a busy summer in the recruiting world. Chris Owens out of Arlington, Texas (Lamar HS) Joined the 2016 Alabama class when he committed via Twitter Wednesday morning: I am proud to announce that...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Braxton Miller To Alabama “Isn’t Happening”

The latest Braxton Miller-to-Alabama news comes from Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee.  According to the site’s Lead SEC CFB writer, the Ohio State quarterback will not be transferring to the Crimson Tide’s program.  It was reported on Tuesday by ESPN’s Paul Finebaum that Miller to Alabama was a possibility. On Wednesday, an Atlanta-based journalist reported the dual-threat...
Via College Spun
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Braxtom Miller-to-Alabama reportedly ‘isn’t happening’

The shenanigans surrounding Braxton Miller and a possible transfer to Alabama took a new turn on Thursday. After a couple days where stories detailing multiple visits to Alabama’s campus ran amuck, via Bleacher Report that a transfer to a new school “isn’t happening.” But don’t expect the rumor mill to stop turning just yet. We have a feeling we haven’t heard the last...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Braxton Miller’s Alabama visits were for shoulder rehab

There have been plenty of rumors linking Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller to the Alabama Crimson Tide. However, it is time to pump the brakes on those rumors. The rumors started in large part because of Miller’s frequent visits to Alabama, but it turns out that those visits were simply to rehab from his shoulder surgery and to meet with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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