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Mel Kiper’s First Mock Draft Has 6 Alabama Players In First Round

Alabama Football shows up big in Mel Kiper’s first mock draft with six players going in the first round. ESPN draft expert and hair model Mel Kiper has released his first mock draft of the year and Alabama Football shows up big. Here are the Alabama players on Kiper’s board: 3. Chicago Bears: Jonathan Allen, DL, […] Mel Kiper’s First Mock Draft Has 6 Alabama Players In First...
Via Bama Hammer
1 day ago

New Alabama AD Greg Byrne ‘excited’ to work with Nick Saban

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — New Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne is excited for the opportunity to work with head football coach Nick Saban. Byrne said he and his wife Regina spent time with Saban and his wife Terry during the hiring process and had a great conversation. “I can’t tell you how much I admire the leadership that’s he’s provided for Alabama football, Alabama athletics...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Lane Kiffin offers scholarship to Alabama commit Hunter Brannon

Former Alabama offensive coordinator and now Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin has offered the first-known scholarship to one of the Crimson Tide’s 2017 commitments. Hunter Brannon, a 3-star center from Cullman (Ala.) High School, posted on his Twitter account that FAU is the latest to offer him a scholarship. What’s interesting about Brannon’s commitment to Alabama is that...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Alabama Football Expecting Big Recruiting Weekend

Alabama Football Expecting Big Recruiting Weekend. With only two weekends left before 2017 Signing Day, Alabama will be bringing in up to a dozen recruits. The last two weeks of each recruiting cycle always include surprises.  Based upon the twelve early enrollees, Alabama has 13-16 slots to be filled by Feb. 1 Signing Day. Beyond […] Alabama Football Expecting Big Recruiting...
Via Bama Hammer
1 day ago

ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr.: Jalen Hurts ‘not a prolific passer,’ ArDarius Stewart, O.J. Howard ‘underutilized’

Thursday, Mel Kiper Jr. put out his first mock draft and it was loaded with SEC talent. But one noticeable absence was skill players from Alabama. Tight end O.J. Howard snuck in at No. 32 to the New England Patriots, but that was it while Ardarius Stewart, the Crimson Tide’s leading receiver, was left out. Howard received a late-first or early-second round grade from Kiper while...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Nick Saban-to-Texas rumors gave Bill Battle plenty of restless nights as Alabama AD

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Like everyone else around college football, outgoing Alabama athletic director Bill Battle read some of the stories about Nick Saban’s rumored interest in becoming the head coach at Texas back in 2013. Battle described that period of his four-year tenure as “probably the one that kept me up the most at night.” Battle shared the story Thursday during a meeting...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

New team enters the race for one of Alabama’s top targets and a new DB to track

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Roll Tide-ings, a rundown of everything happening in Alabama Crimson Tide recruiting, with Chris Kirschner. Today, we discuss the latest with Devonta Smith and a new defensive back prospect who we may need to watch closer.  Devonta Smith’s surprise official has new team in the mix Nowadays, it’s hard to take a “surprise” recruiting trip...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Jumbo Package: OSU, ‘Bama battle for top class, Sr. Bowl picks, and more

Alabama or Ohio State? Saban and Meyer have had this February battle many times The last coach not named Saban to bring in a No. 1 class was Meyer, who locked up the top 2010 class ahead of his final season at Florida. That class also happens to be the highest-rated class in history. This year's recruiting cycle could produce a class that tops it. If everything plays out perfectly...
Via Roll 'Bama Roll
2 days ago

Three Takeaways From Alabama Basketball Win Against Missouri

Alabama Basketball defeated Missouri  68-56 on Wednesday night. The Tide moves to 4 -1 in SEC play. Before Wednesday night’s win, Alabama basketball coach Avery Johnson was asked since the Tide was “on-a-roll” would the team be overconfident  Avery offered a respectful but incredulous response. He said his team had done nothing that should make […] Three Takeaways From...
Via Bama Hammer
2 days ago

Alabama beats Missouri 68-56 behind Norris, Johnson

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) There wasn't a lot for the home crowd to cheer for during Alabama's 68-56 victory over the Missouri Tigers on Wednesday night, but Riley Norris did his best to keep the crowd in it with 11 first-half points. ''It doesn't surprise me to see him have a great first half like that,'' teammate Braxton Key said. ''We were just joking around I think we traded roles...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avery Johnson talks free throws, ugly games after Missouri win

Avery Johnson, joind by Alabama forwards Braxton Key and Riley Norris, talk with the media after the Missouri win Wednesday. He handled questions about winning ugly and free throw issues, among others.

Podcast: What makes Nick Saban the best recruiter in college football history?

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Alabama Crimson Tide Podcast with Ryan Fowler. Today we talked with recruiting experts Chris Kirschner and Barton Simmons about which players could fill the final spots  for the Crimson Tide.   What does Nick Saban do different from other college coaches when it comes to recruiting players? Which players could fill the final few spots for the...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Tigers lose 66-54 to Alabama, remain winless in SEC

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Riley Norris and Avery Johnson Jr. each scored 13 points and Alabama beat Missouri 66-54 on Wednesday night.Leading 26-19 at halftime, Alabama (11-6, 4-1 Southeast Conference) got key 3-pointers from Dazon Ingram, Braxton Key and others to remain in front of the Tigers (5-12, 0-5) in the second half.Ingram scored 12 points with two 3s, Key had 11 with two 3s and...
Via AP on Fox
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Alabama beat Missouri 68-56 behind Norris, Johnson

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Riley Norris and Avery Johnson Jr. each scored 13 points and Alabama beat Missouri 66-54 on Wednesday night. Leading 26-19 at halftime, Alabama (11-6, 4-1 Southeast Conference) got key 3-pointers from Dazon Ingram, Braxton Key and others to remain in front of the Tigers (5-12, 0-5) in the second half. Ingram scored 12 points with two 3s, Key had 11 with...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama basketball: Tide whips Missouri for fourth SEC win

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It wasn’t pretty, but Alabama basketball picked up another win on Wednesday night. The Crimson Tide downed Missouri 68-56 in front of a sparse crowd in Coleman Coliseum for its second straight victory. The win moved Alabama to 11-6 overall, including 4-1 in SEC play. Player of the game Riley Norris’ shooting was one of the few things that went right for...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Only Stanford has more players competing in AFC, NFC championships than Alabama

When Alabama fans watch the AFC and NFC championship games Sunday, they might see quite a few familiar faces. In a cool chart compiled by Business Insider, it’s revealed that Alabama has the second-most players competing in the NFL’s conference championship games this upcoming weekend. The Crimson Tide boast seven, while Stanford comes in first with 11. LSU and Auburn are...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Senior Bowl 2017 rosters: Alabama, LSU lead SEC with four players each

The 2017 Senior Bowl rosters have been released, and they’re littered with SEC talent. In fact, the SEC leads the charge with 22 players selected for the games, more than any other conference. Of those 22 players, four each hail from Alabama and LSU — and the Crimson Tide’s number would have been higher if it hadn’t been for Jonathan Allen and Reuben Foster’s decline of...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Video: Nick Saban visits four-star QB Mac Jones in helicopter

Alabama football coach Nick Saban knows how to arrive in style. In anticipation of National Signing Day, Saban decided to pay a visit to four-star quarterback commit Mac Jones at Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida. But since this is Nick Saban we’re talking about, he decided to fly in on a helicopter. Jones took to Twitter to share video of Saban landing. Coach Saban and...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago

WATCH: Nick Saban visits Alabama QB commit in helicopter

Alabama head coach Nick Saban visited one of his top commits in style Wednesday. Saban and offensive line coach Brent Key went to Jacksonville, Fla., to visit 4-star quarterback commit Mac Jones at his school. But they didn’t arrive in a car. They took a helicopter. Jones tweeted out a video of the Saban-copter landing on the athletic fields at The Bolles School. Coach Saban...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

Alabama Basketball Coach Avery Johnson Scoffs At Overconfidence Question.

Alabama basketball coach Avery Johnson is full of optimism but also a realist. Check out his response to his team being overconfident in the Missouri game. You’ve got to love everything about Avery’s answer.  It was thoughtful, honest and very specific about how he views his team’s accomplishments this season. And he did it with […] Alabama Basketball Coach Avery Johnson...
Via Bama Hammer
3 days ago

The Best Nick Saban Rants Of 2016

A collection of Nick Saban’s best ass-chewings of 2016. Nick Saban isn’t an angry guy, necessarily, but he definitely gets fired up when it comes to football. Coach Saban feels no need to hold back his emotions and we are all better off for it. Here are some of his Nick Saban’s best ass-chewings of 2016…. […] The Best Nick Saban Rants Of 2016 - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer...
Via Bama Hammer
3 days ago

Former Alabama OC Lane Kiffin tweets message to Auburn

Gone, but not soon forgotten. That’s probably the best way to classify former Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin at this point. Though he left the Crimson Tide in dramatic fashion a week prior to the national title game against Clemson, the new FAU head coach still has the SEC on his mind. On Wednesday morning, Kiffin ran into Alabama’s mortal enemy at the airport...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

Alabama basketball: Avery Johnson would like you to know he’s not satisfied

Welcome to The Rammer Jammer, SEC Country’s daily Alabama athletics recap. Today, we look at Avery Johnson’s goals, Bill Battle’s legacy and Amari Cooper’s book club. Alabama’s basketball team has won four of its last five games, gone 3-1 in the SEC and beat LSU and a Mississippi State team that played Kentucky tough on the road. Given the recent history of Alabama...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

Jim Harbaugh is now go-karting with recruits

Is there anything Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh won’t do to impress a recruit? He’s wrestled them, brought in Ric Flair, climbed a tree, held a sleepover and so much more. The list of strange things done by Harbaugh grew a little bit bigger recently. Aubrey Solomon, a five-star defensive tackle from Georgia, was the recipient of the Michigan coach’s most recent antic...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Which SEC team presents the biggest challenge for Alabama in 2017?

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Alabama Crimson Tide Podcast with Ryan Fowler. Today we talked with Dennis Dodd and Andrew Astleford about which SEC team can challenge the Crimson Tide in 2017. What happened to the strength of the SEC? CFB Analyst, Dennis Dodd, from CBS Sports recaps Alabama’s season and how the Crimson Tide can make it back into the CFB playoffs in the upcoming...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago
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