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Nick Saban talks his future at Alabama, the Stanley Cup and more

Alabama head football coach talked with the media Thursday at his annual Nick's Kids Foundation golf tournament in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.
Via Alabama Crimson Tide Athletics
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban’s Biggest Recruiting Wins and Losses

Some of Alabama’s biggest stars were once committed to play somewhere else but flipped to join the Tide. AL.com’s Matt Scalici, John Talty, and Lauren Sisler discuss some of the most dramatic commitments from the past as well as players who Nick Saban missed out on.
Via Alabama Crimson Tide Athletics
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 impact college football freshmen in 2017

It’s not easy to make a big impact during your first year at school, but there are some college football freshmen ready to answer the call heading into 2017.Many freshmen get an early jump by enrolling early so they can take part of spring practices. That has most certainly given them a leg up as they prepare for their first season of college ball. Almost all the players we’re...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Four potential replacements if Lincoln Riley falters at Oklahoma

The news of Bob Stoops’s retirement as Oklahoma football coach took everyone by surprise — and also kickstarted the rumor mill into high gear. Was 33-year-old assistant Lincoln Riley really the man the school trusted to lead one of the nation’s most prestigious football programs into the future? For now, the answer is yes, with Riley being given the job without any qualifiers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

87 Days ‘Til Alabama Football: Kenyan Drake & Blake Sims serve notice to the SEC

Lane Kiffin’s mad genius was first unveiled in the 2014 SEC home opener. 2014 brought a lot of changes to Tuscaloosa, and more than its share of questions. After years of running a relatively staid one-back, run-first offense that had seemingly lost a step, the successful-but-loathed Doug Nussmeier was “encouraged to find other opportunities.” Alabama’s inability to consistently...
Via Roll 'Bama Roll
15 days ago

Alabama Football: 30 Tide Greats who exceeded their 3-Star high school rankings

Alabama Football loads up on 5 Star and 4 Star recruits every season. Outside the Signing Day limelight, less known and lower rated recruits sometimes become Tide greats. Alabama Football under Nick Saban has become a college football recruiting Goliath. The parade of elite players marching into Tuscaloosa appears to never end. Elite 5-Star players […] Alabama Football: 30 Tide...
Via Bama Hammer
15 days ago

88 Days ‘Til Alabama Football: The 1964 defense carries the Tide to a national title

1964 started the heart of the Bear Dynasty Coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant’s first national title came in 1961, his 5th year at the University. However, it was the 1964 team that began the heart of a 15-year dynasty that would cement Bryant’s legacy as one of the best ever as Alabama won five national titles in that span — and that doesn’t include maybe the best team of the...
Via Roll 'Bama Roll
16 days ago

UPDATE: Alabama Recruiting News: Will the Crimson Tide Sign a Quarterback in 2018?

#AlabamaProblems Could Become an Alabama Problem If you had the great honor of trotting across the Alabama campus to Gallalee Hall for PH 101, you probably learned about Sir Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. While comparing this law to recruiting might be a bit of hyperbole, there is some unexpected blowback from Nick Saban...
Via Roll 'Bama Roll
16 days ago

Vols join the “we don’t have to play Alabama football every year chorus”

First Auburn, now Tennessee claim “we don’t have to play Alabama football every season.” What began as a plaintive solo, has turned into a duet. First Auburn and now Tennessee are telling anyone who will listen, “we don’t have to play Alabama football every season.” So far there are not many listeners. SEC Commissioner Greg […] Vols join the “we don’t have to play...
Via Bama Hammer
17 days ago

WATCH: Eight-year-old Jaylen Huff dominates insane football workouts

Most eight-year-old kids have no clue what they really want to do when they grow up. That’s not the case for young Jaylen Huff, who’s been training to be a football star since he was three years old. Check out this video, courtesy of Bleacher Report, that shows this young phenom absolutely crushing foot drills and dominating tire-flip drills. Pee-wee players beware. Do not try...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Gift Guide: Apparel and accessories every fan needs

Alabama Crimson Tide fans are used to winning, but with just under 100 days left until the football season kicks off, here’s some retail therapy to help pass the time. Alabama fans, with the temperatures rising, and Fathers Day coming up on June 18, here are 10 items that are sure to appeal to dads, grads, […] Alabama Gift Guide: Apparel and accessories every fan needs - Bama...
Via Bama Hammer
17 days ago

Alabama Football: The five greatest threats to a 2017 championship season

When the oppressive deep south heat peaks in August, Alabama football will be ranked at or near the top of every preseason poll. The Five things that can go wrong and destroy a successful season. None of the five biggest threats to a successful Alabama football season include the words Florida State or Auburn. Or […] Alabama Football: The five greatest threats to a 2017 championship...
Via Bama Hammer
17 days ago

Alabama Football: Freshman Kyriq McDonald intends to beat the odds

Alabama football freshman and early enrollee Kyriq McDonald was not a high-profile recruit, but he believes he can become a high-profile player. Whatever can be measured and quantified will be scrutinized by Alabama football and every other team. Player measurables dominate high school recruit ratings and NFL draft selections. Coming out of James Clemens High School, McDonald ...
Via Bama Hammer
18 days ago

Alabama Basketball: Avery Johnson builds a demanding 2017-18 schedule

Avery Johnson is pushing Alabama basketball hard. First, a big recruiting bonanza, followed by a demanding schedule. It’s Buckle-Up Big-Time. Avery Johnson had outstanding success with the Alabama basketball 2017 recruiting class. Ranked as high as No. 5 in the nation and led by elite player Collin Sexton, Avery achieved a major infusion of basketball talent to […] Alabama...
Via Bama Hammer
18 days ago

Nick Saban jumps on Predators bandwagon

Nick Saban’s ties to the South remain strong, even when it comes to hockey.The Alabama football coach was seen wearing a Nashville Predators jersey in a few photos shared on social media Saturday: The photos were shared by Mercedes-Benz of Music City on their Facebook page, just before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.Perhaps Saban helped bring them some luck, because the Predators...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Football: Danny Sheridan dishes on Auburn, Tennessee and others

Most Alabama football fans enjoy the prognostications of Danny Sheridan. One of the game’s most respected oddsmakers, his predictions are also entertaining. Alabama football fans know Danny Sheridan well. First, because he has long been viewed as one of the top oddsmakers in football. The other reason is that Danny knows the bagman. Yes, that […] Alabama Football: Danny Sheridan...
Via Bama Hammer
20 days ago

Alabama football: Saban no fan of RPO rules but Tide will use RPO schemes.

Alabama football has been burned by certain RPO schemes. Saban says with the current rules defenses have no answers for them. So the Tide will use the same offensive advantage. More specifically, Alabama football past defensive struggles are with one facet of the RPO arsenal. The bane for Tide and other defenses is when the […] Alabama football: Saban no fan of RPO rules but Tide...
Via Bama Hammer
20 days ago

Alabama Names Brad Bohannon Baseball Head Coach

Crimson Tide gets a new man and a fresh start Alabama AD Greg Byrne wasted no time in replacing Greg Goff with the hiring of Brad Bohannon, who was a finalist and favorite of many Tide fans this time a year ago. Bohannon was the 2015 American Baseball Coaches Association and Baseball America National Assistant Coach of the Year. From Greg Byrne’s office: "I am excited to announce...
Via Roll 'Bama Roll
21 days ago

Alabama Football: Is Auburn really 14.5 points better in 2017?

Alabama football has obstacles to overcome before traveling to Jordan-Hare on November 25. There is a buzz about Auburn being the Tide’s toughest foe. Will the Tigers be 14.5 points better in 2017? The Vegas casino, South Point has put up odds for key Alabama football games. Of particular interest are the odds for the Iron Bowl. […] Alabama Football: Is Auburn really 14.5 points...
Via Bama Hammer
22 days ago

Best game every week on the 2017 college football schedule

Even before the preseason rankings emerge, it’s fun to take a peek ahead at the 2017 college football schedule to figure out which games hold the most interest.That’s what we’re doing today. The season is fluid and some of the teams we think will be hot will not hit the spot. But generally speaking we can get a good handle on which games will provide excitement to the masses...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban thinks FSU will be preseason No. 1 over Alabama

The 2017 college football season will start with a bang when Florida State and Alabama in the Chick-fil-A kickoff game. It will likely be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup. Which begs the question, who will be No. 1.According to Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban, the Seminoles will likely enter the game as the top seed.“We’ve always tried to play in one of the games early in the season,”...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

95 Days ‘Til Alabama Football: The most infamous 95 yards in Alabama history

Have you ever thought “there oughta’ be a rule against that?” There is. Football, like most sports, has its share of unfair moments, plays and penalties. Sometimes there are things that take place on the field that are grossly disproportionate to the penalty officials are permitted to assess. However, there is a little-known dragnet rule, a nuclear option, that officials...
Via Roll 'Bama Roll
23 days ago

Alabama Football: Many benefits from a successful sports program

Alabama athletics, particularly Alabama football generates big revenue. Alabama and many other schools also receive significant added benefits to their stature and appeal to future students and alumni. A couple of months ago al.com reported in the 2015-16 season Alabama athletics made $164 million in revenue, with $103.9 million derived by Alabama football. The full story […]...
Via Bama Hammer
24 days ago

Alabama Football: Flashy new video of Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Alabama football fans will love this recent video of current construction and simulations of a finished Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Last month we published a big thanks to Atlanta for building Alabama football a second home. It was the least we could do considering the Crimson Tide has a good chance to play in the new stadium three times next […] Alabama Football: Flashy new video...
Via Bama Hammer
25 days ago

Alabama Softball season over after game three loss to Florida 2-1

Alabama Softball ended its season, falling to Florida 2-1 in game three of the Gainesville Super Regional. Alabama showed signs of promise but was unable to get past the top-seeded Gators. It had already been a tall order for Alabama Softball to get past the Regional facing a hot Minnesota team. Getting to the Super Regional was impressive. […] Alabama Softball season over after...
Via Bama Hammer
25 days ago
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