ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE NEWS

QB battle, off-the-field matters hot topics for Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama opened preseason camp in the wake of several summer arrests and departures and with a quarterback competition still going strong. Despite all that, the challenges remain pretty typical for the defending national champions and have little or nothing to do with talent. There was no shortage of that when the Crimson Tide opened camp Thursday in the stifling...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Alabama WR Daylon Charlot transfers to Kansas

Earlier this week, wide receiver Daylon Charlot announced his intentions to transfer from the Alabama Crimson Tide. Now, we know where he will be calling his new home. Charlot took to social media late Thursday night to announce he will be heading to the Big 12. After sitting out for one season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, the former four-star recruit will be suiting up for the...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Alabama releases highlights from fall practice

The Alabama Crimson Tide enter the 2016 college football season as the defending national champions. We got an up close and personal look at the program’s preparation for the upcoming season thanks to the first video highlights from the team’s fall practice which kicked off this week. How do champion’s prepare? Here is a look: A few highlights from practice day 1. #RollTidehttps...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kirby Smart Says He Would “Absolutely” Let Graduate Transfers Go To Another SEC Program

We never heard much from Kirby Smart when he served as Alabama’s defensive coordinator under Nick Saban. Now that he is running his own program at Georgia, however, Smart has broken ranks with Saban in a big way. During a press conference, Smart was asked about Maurice Smith, the Alabama defensive back who is attempting to transfer to Georgia. Saban is blocking Smith, who graduates...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Car Dealership Spoofs Nick Saban In Hilariously Bad Ad

A Cooper Chevrolet Buick dealership in Anniston, Ala. has a new strategy for selling cars: acting like coach Nick Saban. Literally. In their latest advertising ploy, the car dealership playfully mocks Saban’s infamous press conference ramblings. The actor mimics the coach’s mannerisms, sayings and attire. Is it believable? Absolutely not. Is it entertaining? Definitely. Watch...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s The Order Alabama’s Quarterbacks Took Snaps In At Practice Today

Alabama’s football program has yet to name a starter for the upcoming season, but we got a glimpse of what the competition looks like today. The Crimson Tide had practice today and the four quarterbacks competing for the starting spot all took reps. Here’s the order in which Alabama’s quarterbacks took those snaps, per Marq Burnett of SEC Country: Cooper Bateman, junior...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama coordinators Kiffin, Pruitt talk USC, team

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin isn't saying much about the prospect of opening against his former team, Southern California. New defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt isn't dropping any hints of what he really thinks about his personnel. The Crimson Tide's two play callers took the podium Sunday for their annual - and only - preseason availability...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Preseason Coaches’ Poll Top 25

The first Coaches’ Poll of the season came out earlier this week. There were some surprises, but it was mostly what we expected. Alabama is the preseason No. 1 team in the country. The Crimson Tide are followed by Clemson, Oklahoma and Florida State. The first “surprise” probably comes at No. 5, where Ohio State is ranked. The Buckeyes are extremely talented but lost a ton...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama repeats, Watson win Heisman in ESPN college football predictions

The 2016 college football season is just around the corner and it should be a fun year for all fans. Media outlets everywhere will be making predictions all throughout the season and it looks like ESPN is certainly included in that. Monday morning, ESPN’s Mark Schlabach released some of his bold predictions for the upcoming season. The first prediction probably won’t surprise...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Mark Schlabach Picks His College Football Playoff Foursome

ESPN college football analyst Mark Schlabach believes that the 2016 campaign is going to end just like the one in 2015 did – with Alabama crowned as the national champion. Monday, Schlabach released a column dedicated to his 10 major predictions for the upcoming season. You can read all of his takes over at ESPN – but in short, he believes that Alabama, Michigan, Clemson and...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama, SEC trying to stay in college football's penthouse

A postseason rampage put both Alabama and the Southeastern Conference back on top in college football last season. Now, the trick will be staying there with three new coaches in the East and quarterback uncertainty across much of the league, including at `Bama. The Crimson Tide is once again the team to beat in the league, and perhaps nationally, after claiming the SEC's eighth...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The story of when Bear Bryant asked for his job back at Alabama

In 1969, Paul "Bear" Bryant's Crimson Tide was coming off of a disappointing 6-5 season when an upstart NFL team came calling. The Miami Dolphins reportedly offered Bryant an astonishing five-year contract valued at $1.7 million, including stock options, housing and a car. In his autobiography, Bryant discussed meeting with team-owner Joe Robbie in a Birmingham hotel room and his...
Via Alabama Crimson Tide Athletics
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Toughest schedules in college football

Toughest schedules in college football for the 2016 season.
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Crimson Tide Report: Practice And A Torn ACL

Alabama Crimson Tide football continues practice this week, and former Crimson Tide standout linebacker Reggie Ragland has torn his ACL. ICYMI: Hail Mary From Media Result In Interception Last night, the Alabama Crimson Tide football team completed their first set of two-a-days for the 2016 season. AL.com’s Michael Casagrande provided a bulleted list of the […] Crimson Tide Report...
Via Bama Hammer
15 days ago

Hear what Nick Saban had to say following Alabama's practice Wednesday

Alabama head coach Nick Saban addresses the media following practice on Wednesday afternoon - regarding the progress he's seen in the players over the last week, and his thoughts on where the secondary stands with the departure of Maurice Smith.
Via Alabama Crimson Tide Athletics
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Crimson Tide Report: Maurice Smith Granted Full Release

After a much publicized battle, former Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Maurice Smith was granted a full release. ICYMI: Alabama Football: Harbaugh More Popular Than Saban?? Last night, former Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Maurice Smith was granted a full release from the program after a long, drawn-out, and very public battle. Smith has been […] Crimson Tide Report: Maurice...
Via Bama Hammer
14 days ago

Release Of Alabama’s Maurice Smith: A Dangerous Precedent

Is the release of Maurice Smith from the Alabama football team setting a dangerous precedent? ICYMI: Crimson Tide Report: Maurice Smith Released Samyra Smith, Maurice Smith’s mom, talked quite a bit over the last few days. She talked to AL.com. She talked to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In fact, she talked to pretty much anyone that would listen. […] Release Of Alabama’s...
Via Bama Hammer
14 days ago

See how former 5-star Kendall Sheffield is looking in practice

It's been the same each of the last two days when Alabama has been in its nickel or dime defense. Minkah Fitzpatrick has been at nickel back. Marlon Humphrey is at one cornerback spot. At the other? Kendall Sheffield. That's at least how it's been during the media viewing period. It's a good sign for Sheffield, the super-athletic former five-star recruit who is entering his redshirt...
Via Alabama Crimson Tide Athletics
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Crimson Tide Report: Mostly Quiet Around The Capstone

Things are mostly quiet with the Alabama Crimson Tide today, with very little news coming out of the Capstone. Thank goodness. ICYMI: Key Losses “Up The Middle” Unique For Alabama Football Thankfully, there’s not too much happening with the Crimson Tide today. Thursday night’s practice went well by all accounts, however Marlon Humphrey’s absence was […] Crimson Tide Report...
Via Bama Hammer
13 days ago

Alabama Grants Maurice Smith Full Release For Transfer

After weeks of drama over Maurice Smith’s transfer, it seems like Alabama has done the right thing. According to reports by the Tuscaloosa News, Smith has been granted a full release by the school and will be allowed to transfer and play for another team during grad school. Smith announced earlier this summer that he would be transferring out of the program and would like to play...
Via Gamedayr
13 days ago  |  Discuss

TSS Roundtable: Which team will win the SEC in 2016?

We’ve assigned non-conference scheduling grades for both the East and West divisions, provided a list of players to watch, and discussed which conference game would have the biggest impact this fall. Now, it’s time to answer the all-important question: which team is going to win the conference title? Q. Which team will win the SEC this year? Kevin CauseyOn Twitter @CFBZ Who will...
Via The Student Section
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Crimson Tide DB Maurice Smith’s Transfer Approved

The Southeastern Conference has granted a conditional waiver to former Crimson Tide player Maurice Smith, allowing the embattled defensive back to transfer to Georgia for the 2016 season. ICYMI: The Dreaded Fall Wedding—5 Tips So Your Football Loving Friends Don’t Hate You The former Crimson Tide defensive back has gotten his way after a long and drawn […] Former Crimson...
Via Bama Hammer
13 days ago

Besting the Bear? Saban in hot pursuit of Alabama icon

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Bobby Bowden never thought he'd see the day when someone would challenge Bear Bryant as Alabama's greatest coach. But it's happened. Nick Saban has bellied up to the Bear with one of the best runs in major college football history, and he's already passed the rest of his predecessors in the category that turns coaching greats into coaching legends. Saban's...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pastry Chef Bakes Ridiculous Alabama Jersey Cake

Most Alabama football fans are content to just buy a jersey for their favorite team and wear it to Crimson Tide home games. But what you’ll see below takes that notion a step further. A pastry chef named Sabrina Givens, who says she’s a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, baked an amazing Alabama jersey cake this week. Needless to say, it’s spot-on. It features the SEC...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Amite WR Devonta Smith to choose from LSU, Alabama, Miami live on NOLA.com Monday

The state's top prospect, Amite WR Devonta Smith, is set to choose between LSU, Alabama and Miami at the Amite High School Auditorium on Monday at 6:30 pm, CST. The Alabama Crimson Tide have long been considered the favorite for...
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
11 days ago
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